How to Reset Your Surface Using USB Recovery Drive

In this article, we will walk you step-by-step through how to create a USB recovery drive, loading recovery image, and resetting your Surface using the USB recovery drive.

How to Recover Your Surface Using USB Recovery Image

Microsoft Surface lineup made an easy for users to recover their devices in case something went wrong by included a recovery partition on every model. However, in case you can’t reset your Surface with existing recovery partition, you can use a USB recovery drive instead.

To create a recovery drive, you will need to download recovery image for your from the Microsoft Support website. To learn more how to download a right recovery image for your Surface device, please check this article How to download official recovery image for Microsoft Surface.

  1. How to Create USB Recovery Drive
  2. Copying Recovery Image Files to Your USB Recovery Drive
  3. Resetting a Surface Using a USB Recovery Drive