Surface supported operating systems

Applies to: Surface Book 2Surface BookSurface Book with Performance Base

Summary


This article lists the versions of Windows that are supported on various Microsoft Surface devices.
 

Supported Surface systems

Surface Book

Surface Book 2

Windows 10, version 1703 build 15063 and later versions

Surface Book with Performance Base

Windows 10, version 1607 build 14393 and later versions

Surface Book

Windows 10, version 1507 build 10240 and later versions



Surface Go

Surface Go

Windows 10, version 1709 Build 16299 and later versions

Surface Go with LTE Advanced

Windows 10, version 1709 build 16299 and later versions



Surface Laptop

Surface Laptop 3 13”

Windows 10, version 1809 build 17763 and later versions

Surface Laptop 3 15" (AMD CPU)

Windows 10, version 1903 build 18362 and later versions

Surface Laptop 3 15" for Business (Intel CPU)

Windows 10, version 1809 build 17763 and later versions

Surface Laptop 2

Windows 10, version 1709 build 16299 and later versions

Surface Laptop (1st gen)

Windows 10, version 1703 build 15063 and later versions

 

Surface Pro

Surface Pro X

Windows 10, version 1903 build 18362 and later versions

Surface Pro 7

Windows 10, version 1809 build 17763 and later versions

Surface Pro 6

Windows 10, version 1709 build 16299 and later versions

Surface Pro with LTE Advanced model 1807

Windows 10, version 1703 build 15063 and later versions

Surface Pro (5th gen)

Windows 10, version 1703 build 15063 and later versions

Surface Pro 4

Windows 10, version 1507 build 10240 and later versions

Surface Pro 3

Windows 8.1 and later versions

Surface Pro 2

Windows 8.1 and later versions

Surface Pro

Windows 8 and later versions



Surface Studio

Surface Studio 2

Windows 10, version 1803 build 17134 and later versions

Surface Studio (1st gen)

Windows 10, version 1607 build 14393 and later versions



Surface 3

Surface 3

Windows 8.1 and later versions



Note The product key in the firmware activates only the operating system that is included together 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 about LTSC support see Surface device compatibility with Windows 10 Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC)