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Installing Windows 8.1 Ent x64 onto a Surface Pro 4 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Everyone,

    I was just wondering if anyone out there has installed Windows 8.1 Ent x64 onto a Surface Pro 4. Specifically, getting all the drivers working.

    I have installed Windows 8.1 on a SP4 and some of the drivers installed correctly using Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 drivers, but there are still quite a lot of drivers that will not install.

    Any advise or help is always appreciated.

    David

    Wednesday, July 6, 2016 5:18 AM

Answers

  • This is not the correct forum for this issue.  A forum like here is where you should post this: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/surface/forum

    Microsoft only support Windows 10 on the Surface Pro 4.  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2858199

    It is highly unlikely you will find W8.1 drivers for all of these devices.  Your only hope is that you can track down each devices manufacturer and they provide a driver.   (I believe someone in my company tried this.  The end result was there was no driver for the touch screen which kind of defeats the purpose of the Surface products).

    Wednesday, July 6, 2016 1:24 PM

All replies

  • According to the Surface Deployment Accelerator page, https://technet.microsoft.com/itpro/surface/microsoft-surface-deployment-accelerator, 8.1 is not supported on the Surface Pro 4.

    Note:  With SDA v1.9.0258, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Book are supported for Windows 10 deployment, and Surface Pro 3 is supported for Windows 8.1 deployment.

    This page:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2858199, confirms that.

    Wednesday, July 6, 2016 1:23 PM
  • This is not the correct forum for this issue.  A forum like here is where you should post this: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/surface/forum

    Microsoft only support Windows 10 on the Surface Pro 4.  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2858199

    It is highly unlikely you will find W8.1 drivers for all of these devices.  Your only hope is that you can track down each devices manufacturer and they provide a driver.   (I believe someone in my company tried this.  The end result was there was no driver for the touch screen which kind of defeats the purpose of the Surface products).

    Wednesday, July 6, 2016 1:24 PM