Fixing Surface Pro MBR without Windows disc
I recently did an experiment on my Surface Pro 2 to see how it bodes with Linux. Given this title, you can make assumptions.
Fortunately, Windows 8 (and the recovery partition on the Surface Pro) contain a good chunk of recovery tools. With a little bit of poking around, I got my SP2 booting properly again.
Here's the steps:
- Go to the PC settings (Windows+I or swipe from the right), press Update and Recovery, then press Recovery. Do an Advanced Reboot.
- In the menu, you want to change your startup options. This will result in a reboot.
- After the system reboots, press F10, then load the recovery environment.
- You now have more options on the blue menu. Open up a command prompt and run this to clear it up:
Magic. Close the prompt and call it a day.