Bought a Surface 3 recently? Don't install Windows 10 on it!

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Surface 3

Microsoft recently launched the Surface 3. The device is already available for purchase in the United States, and some other countries. If you’ve recently purchased the Surface 3 and planning to install Windows 10 on it, don’t. Microsoft has stated that this is because “there are no drivers for the Intel x5/x7 Atom processors”. Barb Bowman, a Microsoft Community Moderator posted:

“Please do NOT try to install Windows 10 on the new Surface 3. There are no drivers for the Intel x5/x7 Atom processors. There are no drivers in the Preview Build because Intel has not yet provided drivers. There is no block/check for these processors in current builds. Timing of availability for drivers is unknown as Intel is still working on the needed drivers for the new chipset and processors.”

To be honest, this isn’t anything unexpected – Windows 10 is still in beta and the operating system might not be supported on some devices yet. Microsoft and its partners such as Intel are actively working on adding support for Windows 10 to Windows devices, and Windows 10 should support Surface 3 in the near future. But until then, if you own a Surface 3, don’t try to install Windows 10 on it.

Source: Microsoft

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