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Solved How do I install these drivers?


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#1
Hi, just did a new install of 8.1-pro on an old Surface Pro 2 using the media download tool.

I went to the msoft site
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/dow...042&cffa64c5-a636-96fc-e97a-0e907fcc4c04=True

...and downloaded the "SurfacePro2_Win8x_160501_2.zip"

I unzipped it to a folder, but there is nothing executable in there. It creates a bunch of folders but no .exe or .msu so how do I install them?

The "Install Instructions" on that page are typical msoft and totally useless. :mad:

Thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer V5
    CPU
    i5
    Memory
    6GB
    Hard Drives
    240GB Sandisk SSD
    Internet Speed
    4G/LTE
Posts
109
#3
Thanks, but we are seeing different things I guess. Here's what I get and I just noticed, it assumes the download has failed. Solved -- see it below the pic.

msoft download.jpg

But moot as I figured a way around it by brute force. I opened the Device Manager and then did "Update Driver" and pointed it at the base unzipped folder and made sure that "Use sub-folders" was checked and it found a lot of the stuff. Rebooted and all good.

Thanks anyway.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer V5
    CPU
    i5
    Memory
    6GB
    Hard Drives
    240GB Sandisk SSD
    Internet Speed
    4G/LTE

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