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Surface Pro 3 shuts down exactly every 30 minutes. Any ideas?

Plugged in, not plugged in, doesn't matter. It's not overheating, not even warm. Battery life is still good. We've checked all the sleep settings, etc. Just started about a month ago.
Any ideas?


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Might be a restart due to a (file) system failure.

Do a system file check (sfc)

1 - Open a DOS command window as administrator.
2 - Run this:
sfc /scannow


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This sounds vaguely reminiscent of what I heard in the past would happen if Windows was not licensed or activated. Check All Settings - Update & Security - Activation.

Did you reinstall the OS from a ISO? If so what version did you install?
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