Supported operating systems for Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro, Surface 3, and Surface Book

Summary
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.

DeviceWindows 8 Professional X64Windows 8.1 Professional X64Windows 8.1 Professional with UpdateWindows 8 Enterprise X64Windows 8.1 Enterprise X64Windows 8.1 Enterprise X64 with UpdateWindows Embedded 8.1 Industry Enterprise or Pro with UpdateWindows 10 Enterprise X64Windows 10 Professional X64Windows 10 Home X64Windows 10 Education X64
Surface Pro 4UnsupportedUnsupportedUnsupportedUnsupportedUnsupportedUnsupportedUnsupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported
Surface Pro 3UnsupportedUnsupportedSupportedUnsupportedUnsupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported (see note)Supported (see note)Supported (see note)
Surface Pro 2UnsupportedSupportedSupportedUnsupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported (see note)Supported (see note) Supported (see note)
Surface ProUnsupportedSupportedSupportedUnsupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported. Supported (see note)Supported. See NoteSupported (see note)
Surface 3UnsupportedUnsupportedSupportedUnsupportedUnsupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported (see note)Supported (see note)Supported (see note)
Surface BookUnsupportedUnsupportedUnsupportedUnsupportedUnsupportedUnsupportedUnsupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported


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.
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32-bit operating system support

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 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.
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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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