You might already know that since the first generation of Microsoft Surface Pro (2013) and Surface 3, Microsoft has implemented a new firmware called Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) on those devices. As this new firmware interface allows your Surface to boot faster and provides better security improvements.
Starting with Surface Pro 4, Microsoft has created its Surface UEFI for use with newer devices. This new Surface UEFI is currently used on newer devices including Surface Book and Surface Studio.
In this article, you will find out how to get to the Surface Book UEFI settings. You will see also how to configure the UEFI settings to improve the device security, check your device information, and more.
- How to access Surface Book UEFI settings?
- How to Check Your Surface Book Device Information via UEFI settings?
- How to Configure Device Boot Order on the new Surface Book?
- How to Manage Device Components on Surface Book?
- What is Secure Boot Control?
- What is Trusted Platform Module (TPM)?
- Other Surface UEFI Settings
1How to access Surface Book UEFI settings?
You can enter the Surface Book UEFI setup screen only while your device is starting up. Here is how you do that:
- Shut down your Surface Book.
- Press and hold the Volume Up button on your Surface, then press and release the Power button.
- When you see the Surface logo screen appear, release the Volume Up button. The Surface UEFI screen will appear in a few seconds.
After you have made any changes to the UEFI settings, you can restart your Surface by:
- In the Surface UEFI menu, choose Exit, and click on Restart Now
2How to Check Your Surface Book Device Information via UEFI settings?
The first displayed page when you enter UEFI settings is the PC information page. On the page, you can find out more information about your device identities such as Model, System UUID (Universally Unique Identifier), Serial Number, and Asset Tag. Moreover, it also displays all important system other components version that you might need for troubleshooting.
See also: How to manage asset tag on Surface Book.
3How to Configure Device Boot Order on the new Surface Book?
To change the alternate system boot order on your Surface Book:
- Enter Surface UEFI settings as per the instructions above.
- In the Surface UEFI menu, go to the Boot Configuration page as below:
On the “Configure boot device order” page, you can:
- Rearrange the boot order by dragging and dropping any boot option available on the list.
- Enable or disable any boot option by using the checkbox
- Remove the available boot option permanently by using the trash button.
4How to Manage Device Components on Surface Book?
Surface Book allows you to disable some of your surface device components and features to meet your specific security requirements. You can enable or disable those components by:
- Access Surface UEFI settings as per the instructions above.
- In the Surface UEFI menu, go to Devices and you will see the following options:
- In my Surface Book with System UEFI version 231.1662.769, you can choose to enable or disable the following device’s components or ports:
- Docking USB Port
- Front Camera
- Rear Camera
- IR Camera
- On-board Audio
- Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
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Unable to deploy Surface Book because we are unable to boot via LAN to our PXE Network. What is the fix?
Boot into Surface EUFI then enable PXE Network for boot configuration
If you want to disable the TPM security chip, Disable BitLocker before you Disable TPM.
After TPM is disabled, you can re-Enable BitLocker drive encryption.