how to reinstall win 10 on a surface 3

If you’re reading this, then chances are you’re considering reinstalling Windows 10 on your Surface 3. This can be a great way to start fresh with a clean slate, or to fix any problems you may be having with your current installation. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the entire process, step by step. We’ll cover what you’ll need to do before beginning the reinstallation process, as well as how to complete it and finalize your setup. We’ll also provide some troubleshooting tips in case you run into any problems along the way.(Image Suggestion: A computer technician reinstalls Windows 10 on a Surface 3 tablet. He has all the necessary tools and equipment to complete the job quickly and efficiently.)


Before you reinstall Windows 10 on your Surface 3, be sure to back up all of your personal files, photos, videos, and any other data you want to keep. This is especially important if you’re looking to improve performance or free up storage space on your device.

If you’re looking to improve performance or free up storage space on your Surface 3, one option is to reinstall Windows 10. In this video, we’ll show you how to do this step-by-step. We also provide some helpful tips along the way so that the reinstallation process goes as smoothly as possible.

Before reinstalling Windows 10, we strongly recommend that you BACKUP your Surface 3. This video will show you how to do this easily and quickly. Next, follow these instructions to reinstall Windows 10.

1) Back up any important personal files first. These include photos, videos, etc., in case something goes wrong during the installation process. You can back them up by copying them to an external hard drive or using a cloud storage solution like DropBox or Google Drive.

2) Disable any antivirus software before proceeding with the installation process. We don’t want anything interfering with our installation of Windows 10 on your device!

3) Make sure that your surface has at least 80% battery life remaining before beginning the install process. A charged battery will help keep things running smoothly during the installation process. If you have more questions about what to do before starting the install, please see our following FAQ question “How To Disable Automatic Updates On My Surface?” which answers common questions about automatic updates on a Surface device and helps keep your computer safe while installing new software/OSs onto it.

4) Type “reinstall windows 10” into Cortana (or search for it from Start Menu), press Enter, and then click Next to begin the installation process. Follow all of the on-screen prompts until the installation is complete (it may take quite some time). Once Windows 10 is installed, make sure to restart your computer once again so that all of its new features can start working correctly!

What You’ll Need

If you’re looking to install Windows 10 on your Surface 3, there are a few things you’ll need. First, you’ll need a USB flash drive with at least 8GB of storage. Next, you’ll need the latest version of the Windows 10 ISO file. Finally, you’ll need a valid product key for the edition of Windows 10 you want to install.

Once you have all of these items ready, it’s time to start the installation process. To do this, connect your Surface 3 to your computer using the supplied USB cable and launch the Windows 10 installation program from your computer’s Start menu. Once the installation process begins, it will delete all files on your Surface 3, so make sure to back everything up before starting!

Once the installation process has completed, you’ll be prompted to restart your Surface 3. Do so and Windows 10 will begin loading onto your device. Once it’s fully installed, you’ll be able to access all of the new features and functionality that have been added since Windows 8.1.

If you encounter any problems during or after installing Windows 10, don’t hesitate to visit Microsoft’s support website for help. There, you can browse through a variety of FAQs and videos which will guide you through common problems and fixes.

Backing Up Your Data

It’s important to back up your data in case something happens and you lose your files. There are a few different ways to backup your data, and each has its own benefits.

One way to backup your data is to use a USB drive or an external hard drive. Another option is to install the Windows 10 installation media (ISO) from the Microsoft website. Finally, you can also restore your computer from a backup file.

Backing up your data is important for two main reasons. First, it can help if something bad happens and you lose all of your files. Second, it can help if something goes wrong with your computer and you need to restore it from a backup file.

If you’re unable to reinstall Windows 10 on your Surface 3, there are several options available to you. You could try installing Windows 8 or 8.1 instead of Windows 10, or using another device such as a laptop or desktop computer instead of a Surface 3 tablet device.

Beginning the Reinstallation Process

If you’re having problems with your Surface 3, there are a few steps that you can take to try and resolve the issue. First, create a bootable Windows 10 USB drive. Next, insert the USB drive into your Surface 3 and turn it off. Now, press and hold the Volume Up button on your Surface 3 while you press and release the Power button. Once your Surface 3 boots up, release the Volume Up button.

At the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > UEFI Firmware Settings > Restart. After your Surface 3 restarts, select Enable Safe Mode with Networking from the list of startup settings. In Safe Mode with Networking, you will be able to troubleshoot issues without affecting your normal usage of your device.

Once you’re in Safe Mode with Networking, open the Command Prompt and type ipconfig. You should see a list of IP addresses that your Surface 3 is using. If you don’t see any IP addresses, then your Surface 3 isn’t connected to any network devices. Next, type netstat -an | find “udp”. Your results should look like this

Now, type start runas /user:username cmd and press enter. This will open the Command Prompt as an administrator user account. Type ipconfig again and this time, use the following command to determine which interface your Surface 3 is connecting to:

ifconfig en0 192.168.1.*

Now, type stop runas /user:username cmd and press enter to close the Command Prompt as the administrator user account. Next, launch the Control Panel app on your desktop and select System and Security > Update & security > Windows update > Check for updates. After Windows updates are installed, restart your computer so that the changes can take effect.

Completing the Reinstallation Process

Before you start, if you have already installed Windows 10, you can skip this step. If not, follow these steps to reinstall Windows 10 on your Surface 3.

1. Open the Start menu and search for “Settings.”

2. Click the “Settings” app tile that appears in results.

3. Under “Apps & features,” click “Windows Update.”

4. On the left side of the window, under “Update options,” click “Install updates automatically (recommended).”

5. Click the link that says “Install now.”

6. When prompted, enter your product key and click OK.

7. Once windows finishes installing updates, restart your device. You will now be able to install Windows 10 on your device!

Now that Windows 10 is installed, it’s time to complete the reinstallation process! Here are some tips to help make sure everything goes smoothly:

1) Back up any important files before beginning; if something goes wrong during installation or afterwards, you can restore your files from backup easily.

2) Make sure all devices connected to your computer are turned off before starting—you won’t be able to use them while installation is underway.

3) Don’t interrupt installation if it seems stalled; let it finish without interruption.

4) If there are problems after completing installation (for example errors appearing in Event Viewer), don’t hesitate to reach out for support.

We hope this guide has helped you get started with Windows 10 on your Surface 3!

Finalizing Your Setup

If you’re using a Surface 3 and are upgrading to Windows 10, this guide will help you finalize your setup. First, we’ll discuss how to reinstall Windows 10 on your Surface 3. Next, we’ll cover backing up your files before beginning the installation process. Finally, we’ll provide tips for choosing the right version of Windows 10 for your needs, as well as instructions on how to create bootable media. Ready to get started? Let’s go!

If you’re using a Surface 3, be sure to back up your files before upgrading to Windows 10. The upgrade process can be time-consuming and sometimes difficult. In the event that something goes wrong during the installation, having a backup will help you restore your computer to its previous state. To make backing up easier, we recommend using OneDrive or another cloud storage service. Additionally, if you plan on installing additional software after upgrading to Windows 10, we recommend creating bootable media in advance. This will make it easy to install new programs without having to re-install everything from scratch. Let’s get started!

Restoring Your Data

If you’ve recently had problems with your computer, or if it’s just been sitting idle for a while and you’re starting to feel like you need to do something about it, restoring your data might be at the top of your list. While there are a variety of options available, this guide will walk you through the basics of how to restore your data from a Windows 10 installation on a Surface 3. Additionally, this guide outlines some considerations that should be made before restoration in order to optimize the process.

When backing up your data, make sure that you have all of the information that you’ll need in order to restore your files. This includes:

– The name(s) of the drive(s) where your data is located

– The name(s) of any folders within those drives

– Your Windows 10 installation media (if applicable)

After gathering this information, it’s time to start restoring your data. There are three main methods for restoring files from a Windows 10 installation: clean install, upgrade install, and transfer install. Each has its own set of pros and cons; however, we’ll focus on clean install here because that’s what we’re dealing with in our example. To perform a clean install:

1) Make sure that all personal files have been backed up onto another storage device or offloaded onto an external hard drive prior to beginning the restoration process

2) Boot into Windows 10 recovery mode by pressing and holding down both shift keys when starting up your computer

3) Once in recovery mode (it will likely say “OSD boot menu” at bottom right), select “Install from USB”

4) Navigate to where you saved copies of the ISO images for Windows 7/8/8.1

5) Select one of these images and press enter

6) Follow instructions on screen

Once restored, make sure to follow Microsoft’s recommendations for updating drivers and software after restoration so as not to experience any further issues.


If you are having problems with your Windows 10 installation or you are experiencing other issues, it can be helpful to troubleshoot these issues. This blog provides instructions on how to reinstall Windows 10 on a Surface 3 tablet and on a Surface Pro. Additionally, this blog provides tips on how to troubleshoot common Windows 10 problems. By following these steps, you should be able to resolve most issues that you may encounter.

If you are experiencing an issue that is not covered in this blog, it can be helpful to search online for solutions. There are a number of resources available, including Microsoft support forums and social media posts from other users. With a little bit of research, you should be able to resolve most issues that you may encounter.

In Summary

There you have it! Those are all the steps required to reinstall Windows 10 on your Surface 3. We hope that this guide was helpful and that you were able to successfully complete the process. If you encountered any problems along the way, please feel free to reach out for help in the comment section below. If you’re experiencing problems with your Surface 3, don’t hesitate to try reinstalling Windows 10. This can be a great way to start fresh with a clean slate, or fix any existing issues. Be sure to back up all of your data before beginning the process, and follow our troubleshooting tips if you run into any problems along the way.

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