Microsoft recommends not to install Windows 10 preview on the Surface 3

Here is why Microsoft doesn't want you to install Windows 10 preview on the Surface 3.

Surface 3 with Type Cover

If you own a new Surface 3 tablet, you may want to hold off trying to install any preview of Windows 10, as Microsoft reveals that Windows 10 doesn’t include a primary driver.

On the Microsoft Community, Brad Bowman a moderator for the site warns users not to install the preview of the operating system as Intel hasn’t released the drivers for the Atom processor included in Surface 3 for Windows 10. Below you can read the response from Brad Bowman to the community:

“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.”

Although, there might be many Surface 3 owners disappointed, the news shouldn’t come to a surprise as Windows 10 still under development. So, until we hear from Microsoft giving the green like to install, it’s highly recommended to stay away from Windows 10 until it hits RTM (Release to Manufacturing) status.

Update: New preview drivers has been released to make Windows 10 usable on Surface 3.

Source Microsoft via WindowsCentral

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