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How to Get Into Surface Pro UEFI (BIOS) Firmware

On Surface (Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro 3, and Surface 3) the BIOS is replaced by the UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) in Windows 8 OS. And the method to get into Surface Pro tablet UEFI is very different from the traditional computer to get into BIOS. Here are two methods to access UEFI on Surface Pro:

Guide Steps
Method 1: Press Volume Up Button to Get Into UEFI (BIOS) When Surface Is Off
Method 2: Get into UEFI from Advanced Startup When Surface Is On

Method 1: Press Volume Up Button to Get Into UEFI (BIOS) When Surface Is Off

Step 1: Turn off (power off) your surface.

Step 2: Press and hold the volume up (+) button, press and release the power button on your surface at the same time.

press volume and power button

Step 3: Release the volume up (+) button, when the surface logo appears.

surface logo

Step 4: After a moment, the Surface UEFI firmware settings will come up soon.

surface uefi screen

Method 2: Get into UEFI from Advanced Startup When Surface Is On

Step 1: Swipe in from the right edge of the Surface screen, tap "Settings".

tap on settings

Step 2: Tap on "Change Settings".

change pc settings

Step 3: Tap "Update and recovery" on the PC settings. (Or select "General", tap on "Restart now" button, below the Advanced Startup.)

tap on update and recovery

Step 4: Select "Recovery", and tap on the "Restart now" button below the Advanced Startup.

tap on recovery on surface

Step 5: Tap on "Troubleshoot" on the Choose an option screen.

tap on troubleshoot

Step 6: Select "Advanced options", tap on "UEFI Firmware", and then tap on "Restart" button.

tap on advanced option tap on UEFI firmware settings

Step 7: And then your Surface will reboot to a black screen with UEFI firmware settings.

surface uefi screen

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