The Media Creation Tool is available for making both W8. I would suggest you to refer to the suggestion provided by Andre Da Costa on January 27, 2015 on how to perform a clean install of Windows 10 and check if it helps. We've tried entering the previous password and changed it to a new password which it won't accept either. The product key should be in a purchase confirmation email if you bought Windows 10. If you have more than one Surface, make sure to match the serial number, and select the device.
At the moment this desk is also covered in bits of paper from my guillotine and double-sided sticky tape because I'm doing some other stuff too. Today in this guide, we'll go through a set of steps to securely get your Surface Pro 3 ready for sale without giving away any personal information and to help get the most money so you can save up to buy a new Surface Pro 4. This deletes all of your files, personal settings, and installed apps. Not only features a sleek design, but it's thinner and lighter than its predecessor. Step 2: Press the Volume down button and the Power button on your Surface simultaneously. Nonetheless, it has been over a year, since Microsoft launched the tablet to the market, which means that it's time for a refresh.
If asked, select Restart Anyway. Can you try run the Windows Update troubleshooter? You must then upgrade again to 8. He has an account on the tablet and has a password. Hi Oskar Kuus, When did the issue start to occur? Surface Pro keeps asking you for BitLocker recovery key at startup? It just searches and searches but never finds anything. As soon as the Surface logo appears, release the Volume-Down button. Neither have found anything after 2+ hours of updating. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to let me know! To download the recovery media, go here and simply type in the serial number of your Surface it's printed on the Surface itself underneath the kickstand.
Now, it can be hard to let go, but it's the time to find a new owner! The first time you log into Surface Pro with Microsoft account, the BitLocker recovery key is automatically uploaded to iCould. Also, knowing that new hardware is coming gives you an opportunity to get the most money now. The first thing you need to do before putting your Surface up for sale is to identify how much you can sell it for. Remove everything and reinstall Windows 10 If you have upgraded to Windows 10, then resetting your Surface Pro 3 and getting it ready for sale should be much easier. I will definitely try the fixit after the reinstall for starters.
Let us know in the comments below. Maybe open up a ticket with Surface Support: They are not under warranty, so the support won't help. This method would take more time and work, but it will give a piece of mind to many users. You now likely have an idea on pricing. Also use the 64 bit only Option.
As with any notebook, you are also going to need a bunch of software programs to make everything else work. It's definitely the right password as we can sign-in online with it. Please read over the steps in the blue link to get and keep a perfect install. Otherwise, there's nothing we can do to help. I see that you would like to know if it's possible for you to format the Surface Pro 3, and if so, if you are able to install a Portuguese version.
On the License terms page, if you accept the license terms, select I accept the license terms, and then select Next. Now follow the below description to factory reset locked Surface. The windows update troubleshooter did find 3 issues that it said it fixed. I'm gonna try re-installing it using the media creation tool. Whether you use eBay, Craigslist, or another service make sure to have a well-written description of the device with all the details of its condition, don't leave anything out, and be as clear as possible. Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date 0 Feb 11, 2019 1 Jan 22, 2019 0 Dec 9, 2018 0 Dec 6, 2018 0 Nov 28, 2018 1 Nov 4, 2018 0 Oct 27, 2018 0 Sep 22, 2018 G 0 Jul 9, 2018 6 Jun 12, 2018 1 Apr 10, 2018 1 Mar 3, 2018 2 Feb 19, 2018 2 Feb 3, 2018 1 Jan 22, 2018 2 May 16, 2017 1 Jan 19, 2016 4 Jul 8, 2015 0 Oct 13, 2014 1 Jun 3, 2013. Thanks in advance for any help Hi, I believe you have a Surface 3, not a Pro 3.
Windows just loads and loads and loads. Tap on the Power button, which is located on the lower right corner of the screen. Microsoft finally unveiled its latest generation of the Surface Pro lines with significant updates. What you need to do to sell your Surface Pro 3 properly Backing things up! At this point, your Surface Pro 3 will commence the recovery process, and it will reboot to complete the reset. Or else click on search bar next to Start Menu. While living in Austin, Columbo has contributed to high profile projects for the State of Texas, Fortune 500 technology companies and various non-profit organizations.
On the Which type of installation do you want? Also, make sure the images are clear and they reflect the condition of the Surface Pro 3. You can reset Surface Pro to factory default using Surface Pro recovery image. I have tried resetting the tablet but I cannot as it keeps asking for recovery media which I do not have. Also, the is very powerful to tackle virtually any task, and you can easily connect to a 4K external monitor if you need more screen real estate. I am not entirely sure what could be the issue here.
Follow the prompts to reset the Surface Pro. You can simply power off the device and package it nicely for selling. If you have upgraded your Surface Pro to Windows 8. My ThinkPad is at the far end plugged into that old monitor. What did the Windows Update Troubleshooter say? There are manual updates for Windows 8 that might help resolve the issues its having with not finding the updates. It's worth pointing out that if you have already upgraded to Windows 10, you won't have any issues with the installation files. You can then use this as part of your recovery plan.