I spent some time each night onsite trying to get the bloody thing to boot and searched the interwebs for results. I was thinking of doing a factory reset. And turn off your Surface. Step 4: When the Surface logo appears, release the volume-down button. It is an oversized phone minus the cell radio and phone functions. The last vestiges of the old ways are gone. For more details about creating a recovery drive, see.
For some reason that started working fine and he was able to use it. I just keep getting the same black desktop and occasional flashing icon. I'll track down the instructions I used to make the recovery drive and post them to show you but I definitely do not recall some of these steps being in there and that may make the difference. I spent all week this week on Windows 8. For the record: just trying to think along here. With this software, you can reset the administrator or other local user password. I follow their instructions to boot from the flash drive but it never does.
Both times Secure Boot Control was disabled. Press Power icon and release it. Strange… So I fired up my Surface 2 Pro hey, it was a travel day, I had everything and tried it there. First thing I did was install Windows 10, and everything went well for a while until I got a dreaded blue screen. Step 1: Connect the power supply to your Surface and plug it into an electrical outlet. I tried 2 other compressed recovery images I found elsewhere. Recently I had a crash of Windows 10 and while usually you can boot into recovery mode, Windows was uncooperative.
In the morning when he turned the Surface on he gets the Surface logo, then the spinning circle as if it's about to load but what he ends up with is a black screen. Just go on with the instructions on the screen to set your Surface. I have followed, to the letter, this article from Microsoft. When your Surface laptop is closed, how to set boot option? Step 2: Press and hold the volume-down button. It seems complex, but as a matter of fact, it is no so difficult for you.
Surface is now one of the must have gadget today. So it might just be your usb nothing else. I've been down this path way too many times to screw around with it more. Guess they were just trying to hit a price point or something. Any tips at this point would be greatly appreciated! But again, after about 40 minutes of jiggery-pokery really no other work for it I ended up in Restore mode and was able to reset Windows. I probably won't have a chance to try this till this weekend but I'll update as soon as I have news, good or bad.
And I have made sure it was shut down and completely off. If have difficult to boot, see. I extrated 2 different zip files to them all after formatting fat32, using diskpart to make the part active. The drive I have is for complete system restore. He had no issues booting so we set about diagnosing the issue. Originally the issue he was having was that it would not power on even when plugged in. I know what your saying, it could be done but if you can change the boot location to anything you want is it really a controlled environment? Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions? If not, what's the point of doing it in the first place? Awesome… I headed out to the Summit and Amanda from Northwest Cadence dropped my orders off at me hotel.
Does anyone know how to boot to an alternate device without going through windows and reboot? Iknow what it says but apparently its good for 8,8. It looks pretty much like , however it has some noticeable differences. Related Articles: This entry was posted in. Cookie information is stored in your browser and performs functions such as recognising you when you return to our website and helping our team to understand which sections of the website you find most interesting and useful. When I go back to just a normal windows boot, it says something about bitlocker and I have to type in a key.
From here, you will be presented with a list of available boot options that are currently detected. The process will take a few minutes. I have been looking around alot, and the info about volume up and power button does not seem to be working for me. Step 3: Press and hold on the volume-down button, while press and release the power button. We are needing to boot either from an external hdd or usb.
However, you will still need another computer to do it with. In which case there is nothing you can do about it. I tend to fly home late on Friday night and then out again on Sunday. I finally just gave up as it was wasting too much of my time. So it might just be your usb nothing else. This usually gives me Saturday and Sunday morning with the kids, but the Oslo flights are a little suckie. So this weekend I flew out at 06:00… One day home and back out to the customer.
On the other hand, you can also create a local admin account used to unlock the computer. On arrival I had a wonderful unboxing event and found that the first order had indeed been fulfilled. Press the Power button once but continue holding down the volume-up button. The last one just an old usb2 8g and it worked flawless. If you want to sell your Surface, cleaning the drive is more secure for you. If you can select the device to boot from when booting the actual Surface Book wouldn't that imply that you can use it to boot a virtual machine from as well? Surface Book Naw, not lame. Press and release the power button When the Surface logo appears, release the volume down button.