Surface Pro How to Boot from USB

If you’re looking to install a fresh copy of Windows 10 onto your Surface Pro 4, you’ll need to know how to boot it from a USB device. While the steps are a little different from older models, it’s a relatively simple process. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to boot your Surface Pro 4 from a USB device.

First, ensure that your USB device is formatted as FAT32. If it’s formatted as NTFS, your Surface Pro 4 won’t recognize it. Next, shut down your Surface if it isn’t already off. Plug your bootable USB media into the USB port on the right-hand side of the Surface.

While the Surface is off, hold down the Volume-Up button (the one with the “+” icon on the top). While still holding the volume-up button, press the power button once and let go of the power button, but do not let go of the volume-up button just yet.

The screen should show the “Surface” text. Keep holding the volume-up button until you see the Surface UEFI screen as shown. From the menu on the left, select Boot Configuration. To change the order, simply select USB Storage and drag it to the top so that it has the highest priority. Once complete, select Exit from the left.

The Surface will note that all changes have been saved, so click the Restart Now button. The Surface should now boot from the attached USB device. In our case, it successfully started up the Windows 10 installation process as expected.

And that’s all there is to it – you should now be able to boot from USB media with your Surface Pro 4. No need to watch a video, just follow these simple steps.


How do I boot from USB on Surface Pro?
Insert the USB drive into the USB port, and then select Start >, Settings >, System >, Recovery.Under Advanced startup, select Restart Now.On the Choose an option screen, select Use a device >, USB Storage.
How to boot from USB?
Turn on your computer and press Delete, F2, F10 or F11 (this varies by device) to enter the BIOS.Use the cursor keys to find the 'Boot' menu or something similar.Change the order so USB is at the top of the list as the number one boot priority.
How to boot Windows from USB through BIOS?
Start your computer to Enter your computer's BIOS. ... Find your BIOS's Boot Options menu.Select the appropriate Boot Media Device (CD/DVD-ROM drive OR USB) as the first boot device of your computer.Save the changes of the settings.Shut off your computer.More items...