Booting image from USB - Surface Pro 4

I am unable to get my enterprise PE boot image to boot from a new Surface Pro 4.

Have followed the steps outlined on Technet for the UEFI settings i.e prioritise USB boot and disable the Secure Boot feature.

However the image just wont load (it accesses the USB but it then just defaults to the base windows 10 surface image). I have tested this image on another machine and it boots just fine.

Any thoughts or help please :)

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noxchoProduct ManagerCommented:
Does any other image boot on this Surface Pro?
Joy GrayCommented:
Surface Pro can boot in native UEFI mode only.
If your WinPE image supports UEFI boot, then use the freeware ISO2Disc to burn it to your USB drive with GPT partition table, and it should work:

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Jackie ManIT Manager Commented:
Is your USB drive formatted in FAT32?

You need to change the diskpart procedure to:

 format fs=fat32 quick label="Other files"

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ams_groupAuthor Commented:
It is formatted in Fat32

I also tried a win 10 ISO image and still no response when booting from USB

And being that it is not even booting from the Win 10 image, I dont suspect it is an issue with the WinPE image, but something else...

noxchoProduct ManagerCommented:
If it fails to boot from Win 10 USB made media then the problem is definitely in the Surface Pro.
Are you booting exactly as it is shown here:
ams_groupAuthor Commented:
Sure am noxcho...
Jackie ManIT Manager Commented:
try another usb thumb drive?
ams_groupAuthor Commented:
I tried another USB and same result.

Also tried another Surface Pro..same issue....???
Joy GrayCommented:
I think the problem lies in your WinPE image itself.
ams_groupAuthor Commented:
Got it to boot finally...

Using the ISO2Disc program as suggested by Joy I ran a test using a a free PCPassword downlaod iso and managed to get it to boot. From there removed the PCPAssword wim file copied our WinPE wim file onto the disk and it booted as it should.

The IS
ISO2Disc tool had an option to select GPT (suggested for UEFI booting) which didn't actually work, it wasn't until I changed it to MBR (for legacy bios and CSM)

Thanks all for your help/input!!
ams_groupAuthor Commented:
Thanks Joy!!!!!!
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