Update. I've had the replacement Surface about a month now. First day in it was on duty for my MSc course and since then it's been hammered with connecting to a dock with two monitors and used for programming in Python with PyCharm . No issues whatsoever, it must have been a hardware glitch on...
Well that worked... lol
Actually without prompting I have to send my surface in and they're sending me a "high quality refurbished unit" in return... I should have said "don't know you who I am!! I'm a mod on Surface Forums.net and general surface evangelist!! "ha ha ha.
Actually i was in a...
Ok well I ended up recovering from a USB stick. I didnt' install anything else just in case and... 2 BSOD. Not sure that I can do anything more now so waiting for MS support to get back to me. Now back on my trusty SP3 for a while. Not sure if I've ever had a BSOD on this device...!
Sadly, today I have had two different blue screens after resetting the device. One Memory_Management blue screen while using the MS store and one Service Exception while browsing using Edge - incidentally I was also downloading the recovery image from the MS site to try that next.
Yeah. I think I might have to reset it. Though so far I've been using it for a few hours since it crashed this morning. I did get some weird pop up about a dll for dropbox being incompatible or something so I'll try installing drop box first and see if that's the issue.
They are all saying they're on "the best driver". I did have a BSOD while running the ubuntu app once, that's not to say it wasn't trying to do something on wifi at the same time but I wasn't especially running anything at that point.
Ok I've got quite a few Intel Audio Service errors too, Microsoft edge content process stopped, and then going back in time a bit more is where the windows store install process stopped. they all seem a bit random!
Ok so I can see that today's crash might have been caused by a failed WindowsSkype update. But there's a variety of things. Most worrying is this - however when I ran the trouble shooter it tested hardware and found no issues.