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How to reset the Surface RT

Without any bootable media – such as the Windows 8 CD. You have to reset the Surface RT at the operating system level.

  1. Attach your keyboard cover
  2. Power on your Surface
  3. Press and hold the Left Shift key at the logon screen
  4. Press the Power icon
  5. Press Restart
  6. Your surface should boot to a light blue screen with some options on it.
  7. Click on Troubleshoot
  8. Click on Reset your PC
  9. Follow the prompts.
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