Surface supported operating systems

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Summary


This article contains information about which versions of Windows are supported on Surface devices.
 

Supported Surface systems

Device

Supported operating system

Surface Pro

Windows 8 and later versions

Surface Pro 2

Windows 8.1 and later versions

Surface 3

Windows 8.1 and later versions

Surface Pro 3

Windows 8.1 and later versions

Surface Pro 4

Windows 10 Version 1507 build 10240 (Windows 10) and later versions

Surface Book

Windows 10 Version 1507 build 10240 (Windows 10) and later versions

Surface Book with Performance Base

Windows 10 Version 1607 build 14393 (Anniversary Update) and later versions

Surface Studio

Windows 10 Version 1607 build 14393 (Anniversary Update) and later versions

Surface Pro Model 1796

Windows 10 Version 1703 build 15063 (Creators Update) and later versions

Surface Laptop

Windows 10 Version 1703 build 15063 (Creators Update) and later versions

Surface Pro with LTE Advanced model 1807

Windows 10 Version 1703 build 15063 (Creators Update) and later versions

Surface Book 2

Windows 10 Version 1703 build 15063 (Creators Update) and later versions

Surface Go Windows 10 Version 1803 build 17134 (Windows 10 April 2018 Update) and later versions


Note The product key in the firmware activates only the operating system that is included with the device. If a different operating system is installed, you must indicate the current product to activate it. For example, if the device is running on Windows 10 Home, you can restore or install only Windows 10 Home by using the available product key. Although you can install another system, such as Windows 8.1, you must supply a valid product key for that system to be able to activate it.

More Information


Surface Pro devices are optimized for 64-bit versions of the operating system. On these devices, 32-bit versions of Windows are unsupported. If a 32-bit version of the operating system is installed, it may not start correctly. This may occur if you try to start from external media, such as an attached USB or DVD drive. This may also occur if you try to start to an image that was applied to the local disk.

For additional information on LTSC support see Surface device compatibility with Windows 10 Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC)