Restoring your computer to factory settings you restart the computer, Press backspace during the initial BIOS post, if backspace key does not open the BIOS setup utility, press the delete key instead. Press F8 to access advanced boot options. On the advanced boot options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight repair computer and click on enter, select a keyboard layout and click next, enter the username and password of the administrator and click ok, Select Command prompt, and then open the D:recovery directory, enter recovery.cmd
, and then press ENTER which might take several minutes to finish. Restart the Microsoft Surface unit, On the License terms screen, read the license agreement, select I accept the license terms check box, and then click next. On the Choose a user name and picture screen, enter a local administrator account name and password in the appropriate boxes, optionally select an icon picture for the account, and then click next. On the Review your time and date settings screen, review and edit the time and date settings as needed, and then click next. On the Thank you screen, click Start to start Windows Vista.