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I'm wondering if I should try to put Windows 11 on my Surface Pro 3. Obviously the device shipped with Windows 8.1 and still struggles sometimes, so it's probably a lost cause.

I went from 8.1 to 10 with little hiccups, but it's only an Intel Core i5 processor and 4GB of RAM. Think it's worth a shot?
 
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I'm wondering if I should try to put Windows 11 on my Surface Pro 3. Obviously the device shipped with Windows 8.1 and still struggles sometimes, so it's probably a lost cause.

I went from 8.1 to 10 with little hiccups, but it's only an Intel Core i5 processor and 4GB of RAM. Think it's worth a shot?
It never hurts to try it
 

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After seeing this post, I thought I'd put Windows 11 on my old Surface 3, but I've just looked and I've no idea where it is, and tbh haven't seen it since I moved house last year :(
 

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It never hurts to try it
Well I took your advice, and it's running well!

The only complaint I have so far is I can't seem to install .NET 3.5 to install the Zune software.

I've tried registry edits, enabling it through Programs an Features, and forcing it with admin command prompt, and it just won't install. Keeps showing this error code:

1625602830916.png

Any idea what I'm missing?

Edit: Never mind, I got it working randomly... I uninstalled a couple of things and restarted and it worked!
 
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Just don't forget that MS has relaxed the requirements on the Dev build for now.
 

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So I have one little hiccup so far on my Pro 3.

After using this method to load it onto my Pro 3, the power button doesn't work. I press it and it does nothing. This also means I can't seem to use it to wake up my PC from it's sleep, and none of the keyboard buttons work to wake it up either on the Type Cover.

I ran the Firmware Tool from this page, but still no luck.

Any ideas?
 

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So I have one little hiccup so far on my Pro 3.

After using this method to load it onto my Pro 3, the power button doesn't work. I press it and it does nothing. This also means I can't seem to use it to wake up my PC from it's sleep, and none of the keyboard buttons work to wake it up either on the Type Cover.

I ran the Firmware Tool from this page, but still no luck.

Any ideas?
Did you check the power button settings? 1626224506996.png
 

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Did you check the power button settings? View attachment 2879
Here's what mine looks like:

1626225191238.png

This isn't as much an issue with the power settings as it is getting the power button functionality to work. For example I can't lock my screen by closing the Type Cover or tapping the power button. It's strange!
 

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Here's what mine looks like:

View attachment 2883

This isn't as much an issue with the power settings as it is getting the power button functionality to work. For example I can't lock my screen by closing the Type Cover or tapping the power button. It's strange!


go to Control Panel >>> Power Options , then...

1626225698112.png
 

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I'm still stuck with my same issues - Windows 11 on my Pro 3 doesn't seem to register my volume rocker or power key.

Does anyone have an idea of how I can fix?
 

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Looks like these folks are all having the same problem as me, with some people getting it to work while it doesn't work for others.

https://www.reddit.com/r/windowsinsiders/comments/oad1ht
I've tried this step in Device Manager but no dice:

1627938892520.png

Don't know if I'm willing to go through a PC reset or not. I don't have much on this machine, so maybe it's worth a go.
 

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    HP EX920 M.2 1TB (OS + apps + high performance files), WD Blue 3D NAND SSD 1TB (video editing + games), WD Blue 1 TB HDD: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM (rest of personal files), two WD My Book 3 TB drives (backup + games) and two 8TB Seagate Backup + Hub archive drives.
    PSU
    Antec HCG M Series HCG-620M 620W ATX12V
    Case
    AZZA Solano 1000 Black Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front MicroATX/ATX/Full ATX
    Cooling
    5 fans + Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan Heat Sink for CPU
    Keyboard
    WASD V3 Custom Mechanical Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M720 Triathlon Mouse
    Internet Speed
    1,000 Mbps download, 25 Mbps upload
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    MalwareBytes
    Other Info
    View full equipment here: http://davidvkimball.com/pc
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Tablet
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft Surface Pro 3
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Memory
    4GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    10.8” ClearType Full HD Plus Display
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1280
    Hard Drives
    128GB SSD
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    MalwareBytes
    Other Info
    Originally shipped with Windows 8.1 Pro in 2014, upgraded to 10, and now Windows 11.

badrobot

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The issued has probably something to do with the touch keyboard and physical keyboard conflict. But I just can't believe Microsoft did not even look at this first before releasing the insider OS. They are probably working on a totally different Surface hardware for Windows 11.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG Gaming Edge Wifi (X570)
    Memory
    32GB Adata XPG DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS GTX 1070 8GB ROG
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Ultrawide 34"
    Screen Resolution
    3440x1440
    Hard Drives
    Main Boot Drive : 512GB Adata XPG RGB Gen3x4 NVMe M.2 SSD
    PSU
    EVGA 600 Watts Gold
    Case
    Deepcool Genome II
    Cooling
    Deepcool Fryzen
    Internet Speed
    1Gbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    "Moderna"
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7-4790K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Xtreme6 Z97
    Memory
    16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro
    Graphics card(s)
    MSI R9 290
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Ultrawide 34"
    Screen Resolution
    3440x1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung M.2
    PSU
    Thermaltake 475 Watts 80 Bronze
    Case
    Thermaltake Commander I Snow Edition
    Cooling
    Deep Cool Archer Air Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Keyboard
    Armageddon MKA-5R RGB-Hornet
    Internet Speed
    1Gbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Moderna :)

TraderGary

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Atlanta, GA, USA
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Windows 11 Pro
I just found my old Surface Pro 3 i5.
I think it was running W10.
I'll see if it still works and give it a go.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 15 9510 OLED
    CPU
    11th Gen i9 -11900H
    Memory
    32 GB 3200 MHz DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 3050Ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" OLED Infinity Edge Touch
    Screen Resolution
    16:10 Aspect Ratio (3456 x 2160)
    Hard Drives
    1 Terabyte M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
    2 Thunderbolt™ 4 (USB Type-C™)
    1 USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB Type-C™)
    SD Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    700 Mbps, 24 Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge (Chromium)
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Security (Defender)
    Other Info
    Microsoft 365 subscription
    Microsoft OneDrive
    Microsoft File History

    Interactive Brokers Trader Workstation
    Lightroom/Photoshop subscription
    DaVinci Resolve Studio
    Microsoft Visual Studio

TraderGary

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Atlanta, GA, USA
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Windows 11 Pro
Just back from dinner...
Upgrading my Surface Pro 3 to Windows 10, 21H2
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 15 9510 OLED
    CPU
    11th Gen i9 -11900H
    Memory
    32 GB 3200 MHz DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 3050Ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" OLED Infinity Edge Touch
    Screen Resolution
    16:10 Aspect Ratio (3456 x 2160)
    Hard Drives
    1 Terabyte M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
    2 Thunderbolt™ 4 (USB Type-C™)
    1 USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB Type-C™)
    SD Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    700 Mbps, 24 Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge (Chromium)
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Security (Defender)
    Other Info
    Microsoft 365 subscription
    Microsoft OneDrive
    Microsoft File History

    Interactive Brokers Trader Workstation
    Lightroom/Photoshop subscription
    DaVinci Resolve Studio
    Microsoft Visual Studio

TraderGary

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276
Location
Atlanta, GA, USA
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Windows 11 Pro
Ran PC Health Check
My Surface Pro 3 does NOT meet Windows 11 system requirements.
I'm not going to force a Windows 11 installation.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 15 9510 OLED
    CPU
    11th Gen i9 -11900H
    Memory
    32 GB 3200 MHz DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 3050Ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" OLED Infinity Edge Touch
    Screen Resolution
    16:10 Aspect Ratio (3456 x 2160)
    Hard Drives
    1 Terabyte M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
    2 Thunderbolt™ 4 (USB Type-C™)
    1 USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB Type-C™)
    SD Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    700 Mbps, 24 Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge (Chromium)
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Security (Defender)
    Other Info
    Microsoft 365 subscription
    Microsoft OneDrive
    Microsoft File History

    Interactive Brokers Trader Workstation
    Lightroom/Photoshop subscription
    DaVinci Resolve Studio
    Microsoft Visual Studio

davidvkimball

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Tacoma, WA
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Windows 10 Pro
Since this thread got resurrected, I've had Windows 11 on my Pro 3 for over half a year now, and it's OK. Really struggles to run it, but if I remove all of the fancy graphics it helps. haha.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-4790K Haswell Quad-Core 4.0GHz LGA 1150
    Motherboard
    ASUS Z97-A LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
    Memory
    16 GB: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS GeForce GTX 1660 (6GB)
    Sound Card
    NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1ms (GTG), ASUS VE278H 27", and 23" Dell UltraSharp U2311H
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 for all
    Hard Drives
    HP EX920 M.2 1TB (OS + apps + high performance files), WD Blue 3D NAND SSD 1TB (video editing + games), WD Blue 1 TB HDD: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM (rest of personal files), two WD My Book 3 TB drives (backup + games) and two 8TB Seagate Backup + Hub archive drives.
    PSU
    Antec HCG M Series HCG-620M 620W ATX12V
    Case
    AZZA Solano 1000 Black Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front MicroATX/ATX/Full ATX
    Cooling
    5 fans + Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan Heat Sink for CPU
    Keyboard
    WASD V3 Custom Mechanical Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M720 Triathlon Mouse
    Internet Speed
    1,000 Mbps download, 25 Mbps upload
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    MalwareBytes
    Other Info
    View full equipment here: http://davidvkimball.com/pc
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Tablet
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft Surface Pro 3
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Memory
    4GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    10.8” ClearType Full HD Plus Display
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1280
    Hard Drives
    128GB SSD
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    MalwareBytes
    Other Info
    Originally shipped with Windows 8.1 Pro in 2014, upgraded to 10, and now Windows 11.
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