Surface 3 gets Intel preview drivers to make Windows 10 usable

Now, it’s OK to install Windows 10 on your brand new Surface 3.

Surface 3 tablet without Type Cover

Recently, Microsoft recommended not to install Windows 10 preview on a Surface 3. The main reason was because there wasn’t a set of drivers to make the operating system work properly with the new Intel Atom processor.

This absence of the drivers cause major system instability, Windows 10 will suddenly freeze and at time the screen will become unresponsive. The workaround was to simply restart the system every time it happened.

Today, there is available the first preview drivers that can be easily downloaded from the Windows Update services, for those running Windows 10 build 10074. If you’re holding off to install the latest public preview, you can now install the operating system, but you must go to Windows Update and download the drivers as soon as possible to make all work smoothly.

Keep in mind that this is the first draft of the drivers, as such other problems may also come up. If things don’t work out, you can always roll back to Windows 8.1.

Source Microsoft

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