Install Windows 8.1 over factory Windows 10 on Surface Pro 3?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by muu, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. muu

    muu MDL Novice

    Aug 9, 2009
    Hey guys,

    I was wondering if anyone can advise what to do?

    Here is a MS Surface Pro 3 laptop with Windows 10 from the factory. I want to install Windows 8.1, what is the best way to do this?

    Will the factory Windows 10 license allow to install Windows 8.1 media from download thread?

    Is there BIOS mod for Surface Pro 3 that allows Windows 8.1 activation? I hope KMS solution is not necessary?

    Please any experience would be appreciated.
  2. dante96

    dante96 MDL Junior Member

    Nov 1, 2013
    I don't think that win10 license will work on win8.1... You can install win8.1 and activate it with KMS
  3. atgpud2003

    atgpud2003 MDL Senior Member

    Apr 30, 2015
    You can not downgrade from Licensed Windows 10 to 8.1... I would stay on Windows 10 because you will have more feature than windows 8.1.. What they did Metro together Windows 7 and 8.1 together and then do better on Win 10.. But once again you can disable Privacy tweaks tools will stop the problem.. Note: If anyone who has previously 8 or already update to 8.1 then free download Upgrade no cost..

    Good Luck..