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  1. If you are trying to install Vista on a Surface Pro or UEFI-only machine, this tutorial is for you. However, this article proves that it isn't impossible to achieve this. This tutorial shows you how to install Windows Vista on a Surface Pro. This tutorial is meant for the Surface Pro 1, but could work on any other UEFI-only device, which it should, but not guaranteed. ISO file link: https://archive.org/details/windows-vista-surface-pro-1 INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Boot the USB. This ISO uses a Windows 10 PE, but has a Windows Vista install.wim. 2. Open command prompt by pressing "Shift+F10" 3. On the command prompt, type in the following commands: diskpart sel dis 0 clean conv gpt cre par efi size=100 form quick fs=fat32 assign letter w cre par pri form quick assign letter c exit D:\ (where your USB is) cd sources dism /apply-image /imagefile:install.wim /index:1 /applydir:C:\ - If DISM doesn't work, go to D:\support\tools\gimagex and deploy the image with gimagex.exe in the x64 folder bcdboot C:\Windows /s W: regedit 4. Once you open the Registry Editor, click "Load Hive". 5. Go to C:\Windows\system32\config and select "SYSTEM". 6. Name the hive something other than "SYSTEM", such as "SYS" 7. Go to HKLM\System\Setup and change "CmdLine" to "cmd.exe", and set all other values to 0. 8. Open up Notepad, and click "Open" or "Save As". Enable all files to be viewed. Go to W:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot and copy the BCD file and paste it onto the Windows Vista partition. 9. Go back to diskpart by typing "diskpart" in the command prompt. 10. Type in the following commands: sel dis 0 sel vol w form quick fs=fat32 exit 11. Go back to Notepad, and click "Open" or "Save As". Enable all files to be viewed. Go to the USB drive, then go to the FlashBootPro folder, then copy the "EFI" folder. 12.Go to W:\ and paste the EFI folder. 13. Go to the Windows Vista partition and cut "BCD". 14. Go to W:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot and paste "BCD" on the folder. 15. Reboot. You should be logged in to the Administrator account. Narrator is enabled on the device. If the screen is not displaying anything, go to screen resolution and set it to 1024x768. The screen should now work. Proof of Windows Vista working on Surface Pro 1: IMPORTANT NOTE: If you try to install Vista on a SP2 or higher or a post-Ivy Bridge machine, your machine will have a lot of bugs and issues as all Vista post-Ivy Bridge machines do.
  2. I was able to fix the problem. I tried a clean install of Server 2008 and it worked, all I needed to do was enable Narrator and change resolution. The screen then worked. I will be trying the same thing with regular Vista, which I expect to work. I plan to post a guide on how to install Vista on the Surface Pro 1, then move on to installing XP and maybe ReactOS if I can get XP working.
  3. Yes. However, my post only includes successful methods to clean install (the upgrade method MIGHT work, but the last time I tested it it didn’t).
  4. Do I need to have Windows 7? Or would Windows 11 be fine. I'm fine either way, as I have a 7 and 11 dualboot
  5. It might be possible to install Windows 7 on that device. It looks like you have a Surface Go 3, which is a 10th gen Intel, which is unsupported, but it is possible to run Windows 7 on that device, as I have on my MSI GF63 Thin. I have also successfully installed Windows 7 on the Surface Pro 1, which is a UEFI-only device, see here for more info: You can use the ISO linked in the post, which uses the Windows 10 PE, and follow the same directions, but you will have to modify the ISO by making a new Windows 7 install.wim by taking the original one, and slipstreaming drivers into it. You will need to slipstream a USB 3.0 driver, which you can get here: https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/usb-3-xhci-driver-stack-for-windows-7.81934/, and a graphics driver, but I am pretty sure such drivers do not exist for Windows 7, but you may not need them. You will also need to use FlashBootPro EFI files or UEFISeven for WIndows 7 to boot, but I would recommend the former, as it worked for me. FlashBootPro EFI files should be included in the ISO, so you should be able to boot Windows 7 with those files. However, it looks like you have an eMMC SSD, and I'm not sure if it is possible to install Windows 7 on an eMMC SSD, but @George King has claimed to have done so. See these posts for more info: The NTOSKRNL Emu_Extender can be used for the eMMC SSD and potentially the graphics drivers, and maybe Wi-Fi drivers, which will not work with Windows 7, so you may have to use a wireless adapter. You can also look at XP2ESD (https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/tool-xp2esd-create-modern-windows-xp-installer-v1-6-2.82935/). In the folders, there may be some helpful apps/drivers to help you install Windows 7. Another thing to mention is that I have tried to install Windows 8.1 on a Surface Pro 6, but I get the INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR BSOD. I don't know if it will be the case for your Surface Go 3, but it's worth mentioning. I tried Server 2012 R2 and it worked flawlessly, so maybe you could try using Server 2008 R2. You can also try deleting the IntelPMT.sys driver, here is how you can do so: If all else fails, and you only want Windows 7 for the interface, I made a modded version of Windows 8.1 that looks almost identical to Windows 7: https://archive.org/details/8.1to-7, or you can install Windows 8 8056 which is the closest build to Windows 7 that has built-in eMMC support, which can be found here: https://archive.org/details/Windows8Build8056fbl_dnt2_busx64. The only caveat is that you have to set the BIOS date to 7/27/2011, then somehow debomb it after. It has some elements of the Windows 7 interface, such as Aero, but also has some elements of the Windows 8 interface, such as the login screen and start screen.
  6. How do I do that? How do I integrate it into Vista? How do I make this work with graphics drivers? How do I do that?
  7. How do I do that? How do I integrate it into Vista? I am trying to use this to install Vista on a Surface Pro 1, and want to use Intel HD 4000 Graphics, so how do I make this work with graphics drivers?
  8. Where can I find the NTOSKRNL_Emu_Extender? How do I install it?
  9. Safe Mode doesn't work on the Surface.
  10. No. I installed Vista with Extended Kernel in a VM, installed drivers, captured with gimagex, then installed it on the Surface. It appears to hang on a black screen with no cursor, but it does boot into Vista.
  11. It happened before and after. I tried vanilla Vista (with Extended Kernel integrated), and Vista with Intel HD 4000 installed. Both boot into Windows (the Vista startup sound is played), but nothing like a mouse cursor, the Vista orb, or the logon screen shows up. I have also successfully been able to shutdown Vista, so it’s working, just nothing is showing on the display.


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