Windows 10 clean install issue!?

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  1. khangozzy

    khangozzy New Member

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    Hi all,
    I got my S3 a month ago. It came with W8.1 pre installed. After MS released W10 I successfully upgraded to W10.
    Now I want to clean install W10 from USB media. Followed this guide
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...urface-3/73b1b864-da90-4b40-9138-2f7ca90ca43e

    but my Surface 3 couldn't able to boot from USB drive, had tried with 02 different USB drive (with both MediaCreationToolx64 and rufus).

    However, it did boot from USB (created with MCTx64) if I go to Settings - Update & Security - Recovery - Advanced Startup - Boot from a disk (ex: USB or DVD) or device (UEFI only), and this is the only way to clean install W10 on my Surface 3.

    Is my Surface 3 UEFI firmware have problem?
     
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    jnjroach Administrator Staff Member

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    That is the easiest way to do it, otherwise you have to enable legacy USB from the UEFI setup IIRC and press volume rocker down while booting to a FAT32 USB Drive.
     
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    The problem is why my S3 can not boot from W10 USB media, as I heard in the guide link and others forum people can boot the S3 normally to clean install W10.
    S3 uEFI settings doesnt have option to enbale legacy USB.
     
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    Have you applied all of the Firmware Updates? Also Advanced Boot boot from USB will accomplish the same....
     
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    After upgraded W10, I also installed S3 fw via Windows Update, but no way to directly boot from USB media. Didn't try the S3 recovery usb with W8.1.

    Wht do u means Advanced Boot from USB?
     
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    Under Settings....Update and Security....Recovery.....Advanced startup
     
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    Just talked with MS support, they suggested restore to factory settings use recovery image. Will see if it fix the usb boot issue.
     
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    Sorry for reviving this thread. I was having issues with booting from usb as well, and I got this to work:

    1. Press down Power and Volume + together for 15 second for a reset.
    2. Press Power to turn it on, and press Volume + to boot into UEFI
    3. Make sure that you disable Secure Boot Device, and boot order is Network -> USB -> SSD
    4. Press down Power and Volume + together for 15 second for a reset. (just like first step)
    5. Instead of pressing Power briefly to power it on. Hold it down until it recognizes and boot into usb.

    Maybe this will help.
     

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