Install Windows 8 Enterprise onto Surface Pro – Easy thanks to Rufus


Many thanks to ccolonbackslash for this informative post

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The new MS Surface Pro is a fantastic bit of kit – however it comes installed with Windows 8 Pro, a lot of enterprises will want to get Windows 8 Enterprise onto it so they can take advantage of DirectAccess etc.

First things first get the Microsoft surface pro wireless drivers down from MS update catalogue or similar:

Marvell AVASTAR 350N driver – http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/home.aspx. Put this on a usb stick.

Now get hold of a copy of the Windows 8 x64 enterprise ISO and a 4gb+ usb stick.

Download this fabulous utility: http://rufus.akeo.ie/ and run it with admin rights, set it to point to the 4gb usb disk you are happy to wipe with settings similar to the below and point it to the windows 8 x64 enterprise ISO location on your machine and it will build a bootable usb from the iso.

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While this boot disk is building…

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About Stephen Pothecary
IT Professional and Cloud Evangelist! IT Manager at Comms Group UK Ltd - Managed Services | Solutions | Procurement | Support Services | Cloud | Fujitsu!

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