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Microsoft Provides a Workaround for Insiders with Unbootable Surface Pro 3 Devices

Microsoft recently delivered an Insider build that borked Surface Pro 3 devices. The Insider build versions that cause the devices to not boot are 16288.1 and 16291. The company says the actual problem is due to…

One of the required boot files on Surface Pro 3 devices ending up in a corrupted state after an abnormal shutdown.

The company has now provided a workaround in the following thread: Build 16288.1 – Recover a “Won’t Boot” Surface Pro 3 Device

Essentially, the workaround requires a bootable USB stick to get the Surface Pro 3 completely booted, then a patch needs to be downloaded and applied.


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