Surface Pro 4 help please



  • Ok, I’m fairly new to fog. I used it to deploy windows 10 to about 100 workstations very successfully. They were all legacy BIOS. Now I’d like to deploy the same image to a few Surface Pro 4s and just install the surface drivers one booted. I have followed a few things here and have successfully registered and deployed the image to a surface. However, once the surface reboots to load windows for the first time it just wants to PXE boot again. I can not get the hard drive to boot. Any thoughts or help would be very much appreciated.


  • Moderator

    I’m fairly sure the Surface Pro can only UEFI boot, so you need to make an UEFI image


  • Developer

    @yeti195 Any news on this?

    I have followed a few things here and have successfully registered and deployed the image to a surface.

    You mean the same image you deployed to your workstations earlier? I am pretty sure this is not gonna work - although I am not an expert on windows stuff.

    However, once the surface reboots to load windows for the first time it just wants to PXE boot again.

    This is how FOG clients are usually setup in BIOS/UEFI. Boot from PXE and clients that have no task scheduled just exit from the FOG menu and boot from the first disk. There is a “exit style” setting for every client in the FOG web gui. Play with those settings to see if you can make it boot properly.

    As well you might want to search the forum as there has been talks about Surface 4 devices in the last month already!


  • Moderator

    If your USB to Ethernet adapter is disconnected, will the device boot?

    What version of FOG are you using?

    Have you tried different EFI exit types? If you go to the host’s general area (in fog trunk which I assume you’re using), you can try different EFI exit types. I’d recommend first trying refind efi, but ultimately you should try each one and use the one that works.

    Please post a picture of what you’re seeing, too.


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