When Microsoft announced new Surface laptops running Windows 10, they gave an option for users to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 10 S. Part of the scheme will let students upgrade to Pro for free, but post-December 2017, the upgrade pack will cost. This is useful for those who want to unlock the full potential of Windows 10 to run the EXE files or not store programs on their machine.
That said, Microsoft also marked that running Windows 10 Pro will consume more battery compared to Windows 10 S. This is obviously keeping in Mind the Store apps are more efficient in terms of battery consumption. So if you upgraded to Windows 10 Pro because of the cheesy free offer, and would like to revert back? The option is there, but it’s going to be cumbersome.
According to MSPU, Microsoft recently released the official recovery image for the Surface Laptop which will roll back the Surface Laptop to Windows S. This will also remove all your files and apps from your computer to a state where it was just brought from the store. While Windows 10 does have a recovery option to take back to the last state, but it seems if you have already upgraded, it will not change the version for you.
If you want to roll back to Windows 10 running Windows 10 S, you will need to download the recovery image which is of 9GB.
You can download the image from here. To download the recovery image, you’ll need a USB drive. For Surface RT and Surface 2, your USB drive should be at least 8 GB in size. For all other Surface models, your USB drive should be at least 16 GB. Before downloading you need to select the product, and also add your serial number for verification.
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