Microsoft finally made the traditional clamshell laptop that everyone wanted. However, even though, it’s perhaps one of the best Windows 10 laptops you can buy, the time will come when you’ll need to restore the device’s default settings, because of system failure, performance issues, or just because you want sell the laptop. Of course, you can always use the reset feature built into Windows 10 S, but if your Surface Laptop won’t start, things aren’t working the way they should, or you upgraded to Windows 10 Pro and you’re trying to go back to Windows 10 S, you’ll need to use the recovery image to reset and repair the device. If you ever need to reset your Surface Laptop, Microsoft has updated its support site to make available the recovery image for every member of the Surface family, including Surface Laptop, Surface Book, Surface Book with Performance Base, Surface Pro (2017), Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 2, Surface 3, and older devices. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to download the Surface Laptop recovery image from Microsoft.

How to download Surface Laptop recovery image

After you’ve completed the process, you can use the Recovery Drive with the recovery image to recover your Surface Laptop to the default factory settings, or to refresh your laptop without losing your files and programs. Microsoft has documented the instructions to recover your Surface using a USB recovery drive. Surface recovery image download Create Surface recovery drive instructions Alongside the recovery image, Microsoft is also making available the Surface Laptop drivers and firmware in case you need to install them manually. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.