This is the quickest option, but if the issue stems from your personal files, it may not correct the problem. The Menu Option Once you select to perform a hard reset on you Pro 3 tablet, here below are steps you need to follow. As the computer restarts, release the Power button. I do have a win8. When I finally did get somebody to take a look I was told the cd key issue was a server problem and it would resolve itself in a couple of days.
If you are about to sell your phone and you want to wipe your personal data, or if your phone affected with virus you have to do a hard reset. Then the Surface Pro will be restored to factory settings and you can login the tablet without password. The third way to reset the password is by using password recovery tools. I have ensured all my windows updates are up to date and installed. This is the quickest option, but if the issue stems from your personal files, it may not correct the problem.
Press and hold the Volume-Down - button and press the Power button to start up your tablet. Yeah I had tried those as that was my understanding as well but no luck. Choose Disable, exist setup and save the settings. Manually ensure that all updates are installed. Firstly I tried the reset options but the process was interrupted when it was reset to about 65%. There are a few methods for resetting Windows 10 to the factory setting on your Surface. If you want to reset Windows 10, please refer to this link below for some assistance.
Step 4: Again, you get to pick your reset option. Press Restart Your surface should boot to a light blue screen with some options on it. Step 6: Select Keep my files or Remove everything. Step 2: Open Choose an option window. Having problems with your Microsoft Surface?.
Insert it to Surface 3. I then noticed using Disk Management that the 5. What is your experience like with a full shut down instead? It's interesting to see how the app list differs between shipped and fully reset. Also, the free Office 365 goes away so anyone doing this should make sure they redeem that first. It's lucky I still kept a copy of Win8. Step 3: With the Shift key pressed, tap Restart.
Often this does nothing and I have to try holding it down 60-90 seconds a few times before it comes back up. Then it entered a restart loop. It kept crashing during the reset so I made a usb bootable from Microsoft's official software whatever its called. However, if you can't remember the account password, then you still can and use the new password for login. It's lucky I still kept a copy of Win8. Press and hold down the Volume-down button, meanwhile press and release the Power button. So I was able to fix it! From within Windows 10 Step 1: Pull up the Start menu and select or search for Settings.
My Surface 3 was upgraded to Win 10 yesterday. This bug is in the selection process. Simply search for Create a recovery drive in the Search Bar, select it, and following the instructions. All other apps will be removed and must be reinstalled manually. How did you get out of the restart loop? Once you find the surface Logo is appearing on the screen, release the volume-up key. Reset Surface Pro 3 to factory default without login with password When you forgot Surface Pro 3 tablet password and are locked out, you can follow this article: to see if you can find the methods to open your Surface Pro 3 without losing data.
In case if you find any issues with above procedure comment here. Couldn't get definite answer by googling. Make your selection, then follow the on-screen instructions. When the Surface logo appears, release the Volume down button. I opted for the full reset with format can't remember the exact prompt. Now you can use the new password for Surface login.