New Surface Pro 3 Owner

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  1. jase

    jase New Member

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    Hi everyone.
    I just recently got myself a Surface Pro 3, i3 64gb.
    First off I upgraded the SP3 from 8.1 to Windows 10.
    I then eventually worked out how to get into the UEFI and how to boot from a USB which incidentally needed to be formatted with FAT32. Once I managed to get Win 10 installed that's when the fun began. I ran into so many difficulties with Windows Update which I think was down to the wifi connection. I read in a few places that there was an issue with the WiFi and also read on this forum that if you had a Bluetooth mouse attached it could interfere with the WiFi. I did have a Bluetooth mouse attached so I removed that and the WiFi seemed to improve a little.
    I then had to change some of the settings on my router. I took off the 5GHz wireless connection and just let it connect via 2.4GHz and this improved the connection also.
    Oh and what an effort it was to get the 15/09/15 firmware update to install. It kept failing all the time but eventually I got it installed.
    I then did another fresh install of Windows 10 as I felt had ironed out some of the issues but I had to install the firmware update again. Is this normal as I would have thought once its done that's it, much like a bios update?
    Could someone clarify this please?

    Any tips would be welcome and please tell me that other people had some of the same issues as myself just so I know I'm not alone.

    thanks
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome, @jase

    That's a long story. Did you buy your SP3 new?
     
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    Yeah I purchased it new yesterday
     
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    Welcome aboard @jase
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Glad you got it sorted.

    And, yes, many of us are bugged by firmware updates repeatedly wanting to update. Microsoft recognizes this problem.
     

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