Supported operating systems for Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro, Surface 3, and Surface Book
This article contains information about which versions of Windows are supported on the Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro, Surface 3, and Surface Book devices. The following table shows which 64-bit (x64) versions are supported.
|Device||Windows 8 Professional X64||Windows 8.1 Professional X64||Windows 8.1 Professional with Update||Windows 8 Enterprise X64||Windows 8.1 Enterprise X64||Windows 8.1 Enterprise X64 with Update||Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Enterprise or Pro with Update||Windows 10 Enterprise X64||Windows 10 Professional X64||Windows 10 Home X64||Windows 10 Education X64|
|Surface Pro 4||Unsupported||Unsupported||Unsupported||Unsupported||Unsupported||Unsupported||Unsupported||Supported||Supported||Supported||Supported|
|Surface Pro 3||Unsupported||Unsupported||Supported||Unsupported||Unsupported||Supported||Supported||Supported||Supported (see note)||Supported (see note)||Supported (see note)|
|Surface Pro 2||Unsupported||Supported||Supported||Unsupported||Supported||Supported||Supported||Supported||Supported (see note)||Supported (see note)||Supported (see note)|
|Surface Pro||Unsupported||Supported||Supported||Unsupported||Supported||Supported||Supported||Supported.||Supported (see note)||Supported. See Note||Supported (see note)|
|Surface 3||Unsupported||Unsupported||Supported||Unsupported||Unsupported||Supported||Supported||Supported||Supported (see note)||Supported (see note)||Supported (see note)|
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.
Unsupported installation scenarios
32-bit operating system supportSurface 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 is true when you try to start from external media, such as an attached USB or DVD drive, and when you try to start to an image that was applied to the local disk.
Article ID: 2858199 - Last Review: 07/01/2016 00:29:00 - Revision: 10.2
Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro, Surface 3, Surface 2, Surface Book, Surface RT
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