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Microsoft Surface Pro

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Device Description

The Microsoft Surface Pro is a family of 2-in-1 laptop/tablet convertibles.

Surface Pro (original generation) is powered by a third-generation Intel Core processor (formerly "Ivy Bridge").

Surface Pro 2 & 3 are powered by a fourth-generation Intel Core processor (formerly "Haswell").

Surface Pro 4 is powered by either a fifth-generation Intel Core processor (formerly "Broadwell") or an Intel Core M processor.


Console OS Lollipop works well with Surface Pro, and supports Surface Covers.

For those building from source, please follow Build Instructions. For builders, note that on this device, the data path is typically /dev/sdb2.

Instructions Before Running Console OS

You must run Windows Update manually, until it reports no updates available. This is necessary because Windows Update handles firmware for Surface Pro devices. Running the latest UEFI firmware on your Surface Pro is critical to the device running Console OS properly.

Before booting Console OS, you need to disable Secure Boot. To disable UEFI Secure Boot, you need to power the Surface Pro off. Hold down the Volume Up key while pressing Power. You will be taken to the Surface Pro firmware settings where you can disable Secure Boot.

If you are going to run Console OS in Live mode from the USB flash drive, remove any microSD cards before attempting to boot. We are working on a solution that will allow you to use both at the same time - but it is not possible in Lollipop currently. The microSD card will likely prevent Console OS from booting properly on the USB flash drive, except in Live Read Only mode.


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