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Supported OS for Surface Pro, Pro 2, and Pro 3


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Summary

This article contains information about which versions of Windows are supported on the Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2. The following table shows which 64-bit (x64) versions are supported:

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Device

Windows 8 Professional x64

Windows 8.1 Professional x64

Windows 8.1 Update Professional

Windows 8 Enterprise x64

Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64

Windows 8.1 Update Enterprise x64

Windows 8.1 Embedded Industry Enterprise or Pro

Surface Pro

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Surface Pro 2

Unsupported

Supported

Supported

Unsupported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Surface Pro 3

Unsupported

Unsupported

Supported

Unsupported

Unsupported

Supported

Supported




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Unsupported installation scenarios

32-bit operating system support

Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 devices are optimized for 64-bit versions of the operating system. 32-bit versions of Windows are unsupported on these devices. If a 32-bit operating system is installed, the devices may not boot into Windows correctly. This is true both when you boot from external media such as an attached USB or DVD drive, and when you try to boot to an image that was applied to the local disk.

Windows 8 support for Surface Pro 2

Installation of Windows 8 on Surface Pro 2 devices is not supported. Because Windows 8.1 was included with the Surface Pro 2 device, all device drivers and firmware are written for the more recent version of the operating system. Because of servicing changes between Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, these drivers and firmware will not function correctly under the earlier OS version. Customers who use Surface Pro 2 should use Windows 8.1 as the base for custom images that they deploy.​

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Supported operating systems for Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2
 
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