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MS Surface Pro 3 extended warranty ending

Tokar 152 104 July 10, 2016 at 08:48 AM
I got my SP3 in October 2014 with the two year extended warranty. i think I've had it replaced three so far for different issues.

the current one i have, which came in a brown box (i say that because the first replacement i got was from a new box, like i had just bought it) and had 0 battery drains (i mention this because my second replacement came the same way and had like 100 drains). this replacement i got in early 2015.

so I've had this unit for over a year and it works fine. I've since lost the recovery partition because i did the win10 upgrade.

my question is, should i just replace the unit before my warranty ends, or keep this one?

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Windows 10 upgrade should not have overwritten the recovery partition, but even if it did it's easy enough to reinstall windows from a USB flash drive.

You didn't really mention what your previous problems were so it's hard to say if they are because of defects in the units you had or wear and tear. Either way if yours is working well now I would probably take care of it and use it until you had a problem. I can't say I have heard of huge problems with the Surface Pro 3.
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Windows 10 upgrade should not have overwritten the recovery partition, but even if it did it's easy enough to reinstall windows from a USB flash drive.

You didn't really mention what your previous problems were so it's hard to say if they are because of defects in the units you had or wear and tear. Either way if yours is working well now I would probably take care of it and use it until you had a problem. I can't say I have heard of huge problems with the Surface Pro 3.
all were defects, i take good care of my things Smilie. one was a discharge issue, one was a sound issue and one was a touch issue. there aren't big issues, no. just little things here and there

well, after the upgrade, the recovery is gone. when i try to do recovery it says no partition exists.
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all were defects, i take good care of my things Smilie. one was a discharge issue, one was a sound issue and one was a touch issue. there aren't big issues, no. just little things here and there

well, after the upgrade, the recovery is gone. when i try to do recovery it says no partition exists.
Ok so you just make a USB image with the microsoft tool and easy to reinstall.
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Ok so you just make a USB image with the microsoft tool and easy to reinstall.
lol, thats not the issue at hand.

im wondering if i should replace the SP3 before my warranty ends just to replace it.
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Ok so you just make a USB image with the microsoft tool and easy to reinstall.
won't work with the microsoft tool (it can't make bootable images for UEFI-only computers)

ive had numerous issues with a SP3 not detecting the keyboard, and a few other glitches like the screen not showing, but they were all resolved by charging it up (fully, not just past 70%), or entering the UEFI (volume + power button) - not sure if a swap of a "working" one would be better than an "untested warranty replacement"
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won't work with the microsoft tool (it can't make bootable images for UEFI-only computers)

ive had numerous issues with a SP3 not detecting the keyboard, and a few other glitches like the screen not showing, but they were all resolved by charging it up (fully, not just past 70%), or entering the UEFI (volume + power button) - not sure if a swap of a "working" one would be better than an "untested warranty replacement"
Use Rufus as Paul Therot suggests, you still need the MS tool to get the ISO. https://www.thurrott.com/windows/...-right-way
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