The UEFI or Unified Extensible firmware interface on Microsoft Surface devices offers faster booting, new features, and enhanced security. It replaces the traditional BIOS of a computer and can be used to manage firmware settings on a Surface device. It should not really be necessary to change these settings under normal conditions. But if you want, you can switch between a number of settings such as the battery limiter, boot order, safe boot, and so on. In this guide, we'll see how to boot into UEFI settings on any Surface device running Windows 10.
Start in UEFI mode on a Surface device
There are two ways to boot into UEFI mode on a Microsoft Surface device. They are as follows:
- Using hardware key combinations.
- Use the Windows 10 Settings application.
1) Using hardware key combinations
Make sure your Surface device is completely turned off.
Wait 10 seconds or more. After that, press the Power button + Increase volume button (Volume +) together for a few seconds.
Release the power button as soon as the boot logo appears, but hold down the Volume + or Volume + button.
You can now release the Volume + or Volume + button as soon as you reach the UEFI Firmware Settings page.
2) Use the Windows 10 Settings application
Open the Windows 10 Settings application and navigate to the following path:
Update and Security> Recovery
Under the section of Advanced options, to select Restart now.
When it starts in the Advanced Options screen, select the options in the given order:
Troubleshoot> Advanced> UEFI Firmware Settings> Restart
The device will boot from the UEFI firmware settings page on your Microsoft Surface device.