Third generation Surface Pro tablet, released June 20, 2014.

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microsoft surface 3 repair to start up

when I turn it on all I get is secure boot control

advanced device security

configure alternate system boot order

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Sounds like no operating system is installed on there. You will need to create installation media using the 'windows media creation tool'

You can download it from here:

You will need an 8GB flash drive and another computer to set up the flash drive for Windows 10 installer.

And hopefully the mSATA SSD installed inside the Surface has not gone faulty as that is a PITA to replace, really hard to separate the screen without damaging / cracking it.

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I thought the surfaces have a different media install tool?


I don't think they do. The surface does not even recognise a bootable device right now or can find an operating system.

The way the operating system is installed on there is no different to other machines with windows preinstalled on it.


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