Want to reset your computer to factory setting thus you can regain the access? I've never used this, as my systems are all so different in terms of hardware and end use. I thought restoring an image on a new surface would be dead simple because of the same hardware but it is a huge pain in the ass. My only screw up was that I put the image backup on a drive that was larger then the next computer, so the partitions were to big and I had to just reset it. Step 4: Tap on Next. First, the backups take quite a while and are normally done manually in contrast, using OneDrive or File History is automatic. I am replacing a Surface Pro 3 with a new Surface Pro 3 original was physically damaged-broken screen. To learn more about how to use the downloaded recovery image, make sure you read our step-by-step guide here.
In this situation, you can still download a specific recovery image for your Surface tablet from the Microsoft Surface support website. To restore this computer, windows needs to format the drive that the windows Recovery Environment is currently running on. Microsoft started shipping the new Surface Pro on June 15, 2017, with Windows 10 Pro Build 1703 Creators Update installed. Select the Surface device and type your Surface's serial number. The builtin image tool is not good enough.
You'll see the following screen. Thing is I came to realise that no download manager can initiate that particular download from the Microsoft website, so personally I had to stay up all night and try redownloading it when the internet was stable. I used to image all my computers using Symantec recovery 2013. Been a bit out of touch with this stuff over the last couple of weeks, so I'm not sure what the current best practice is. But there are many important data on it that you do not want to lose. Step 4: You can choose keep my files or remove my files. I'm just thinking aloud here.
Please help if you know a solution! The system image you have done on the old Surface Pro cannot be applied to another Surface Pro. Dawo: Microsoft's Windows 10 has some built-in tools that can do this. But after repairs you could then restore your image file and have back all of your data, programs, and settings. Microsoft might update the recovery image in the future. You do not even need to install the full program on your Surface 4, just download a copy of the bootable recovery media from your account on the Acronis web site. Important: This is a friendly reminder.
Just like in the past for previous Surface devices, Microsoft is now offering recovery images for the new Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 devices. I used a usb hub. Press F12 if you have type cover attached, otherwise press Volume Up button to confirm erasing. I have to have some sort of recovery dvd made as well? Install some software on my newly purchased Surface Pro 4 2. Your new surface pro has a different computer name.
Tested on over 50k tablets, laptops and desktops across the world already. Once you have completed the process, you can use the Recovery Drive with the recovery image to reset your Surface Pro 4 to the default factory settings or to refresh your device. That should then let you restore the image. Personally, I do mine just prior to applying patches. If I download the Symantec 2013R2 recovery disk I can boot but when I try to restore the image I get an error that the disk is write protected.
How Often Should I Make a System Image Backup? Both Windows 8 and Windows 10 offer a type of backup known as a System Image Backup and it is a legacy tool left over from Windows 7. The file is a 5+ Gigabyte zip file. At work we use to apply the same image to many machines. If you haven't set password for Administrator account, just leave it empty, tap on Continue. Here is how: Step 1: Go to the. Step 1: Turn on your Surface tablet. I expected it to fail again but it went all the way to the end and then gave error The parameter is incorrect 0x80070057.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the factory reset process. I was telling it to look at the Drive for installer which caused it to flip out and reboot the process…. Four or five button clicks, wait 20-minutes and you are working again. Resetting your Surface will delete all your personal files, reset your settings, and remove all your apps. It allows you to copy everything on the Surface Pro to the backup image and restore the content to the same hard drive or different hardware easily and safely. Might have to be added.
How to perform a hard reset after forgetting your Surface Pro password? The other mechanisms I covered in this series and are more focused on protecting your data with the idea that Windows and applications can be easily reinstalled later. But this function will work only if you have a recovery partition on your disk drive or a recovery drive. Step 7: Tap Reset button, factory reset process will begin. Hi, I wondered if you could help……. This does not apply to corporate users who often purchase large numbers of identical items and use can disk imaging reliably.