In a recent article I told you all how I had to recover my Surface Pro, and downloaded a Recovery Image from Microsoft in order to do so (See Surface Woes). As I went through the process of finding that image download, I could not help thinking that so much of the process seemed… outdated. Don’t get me wrong, it worked… but it just felt like somewhere around the Surface Pro 2 era someone at Microsoft just gave up keeping up the information.
So how funny was it when I realized this morning that the Recovery Image, downloaded directly from Microsoft, was actually based on Windows 10 1703, released fifteen months ago? I know Microsoft wants people to use their latest and greatest, especially when it comes to Windows 10. Two builds have been release since (1709 and, most recently, 1803), so I wonder how difficult it would have been to update the Recovery Image to one of those. My Surface Pro had been upgraded to Windows 10 1803 a few weeks ago, before the crash.
And so, having already done so once, and having spent several hours restoring my on-the-brink-of-dead device back to functionality, I have to spend another couple of hours watching the spinning circles of boredom before I can go back to using the device happily.