1. WindowsCentral.com's Avatar

    Microsoft has a warning to all those new Surface 3 owners who might want to download and install the Windows 10 Insider Preview on the 10.8-inch tablet: don't do it yet.

    Full story from the WindowsCentral blog...
    05-08-2015 11:30 AM
  2. dakuma's Avatar
    This is one time you want to take their advice. After the update my Surface 3 was barely useable, absolutely everything on the system lagged heavily. Time to run the recovery!

    Step 1: Plug your Surface 3 into a power outlet
    - the process will take some time and it will not work if your Surface battery dies during this process.

    Step 2: Backup your files
    - if you have any files you want to keep save them to disc/OneDrive etc... this process with delete everything.

    Step 3: Open your notification tray
    - you can do this by swiping from the right edge or clicking the notification icon (looks like a chat bubble)

    Step 4: Tap/Select 'All Settings'

    Step 5: Tap/Select 'Update & recovery'
    - this will be the icon on the bottom right

    Step 6: Select the 'Recovery' menu option
    - this should be the last option on the menu listing

    Step 7: Select 'Remove everything and Reinstall Windows'
    - this is the SECOND option on the right

    Step 8: Confirm
    - you will be prompted to confirm your selection

    Step 9: Be patient!
    - I would say this process took close to 2hrs! So relax. My Surface seemed to 'stick' on 5% for quite a while, I had almost given up hope, so be patient with this step.
    Last edited by dakuma; 05-08-2015 at 02:52 PM. Reason: typo
    05-08-2015 02:47 PM

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