Surface Pro 4 - Getting Past Ctrl+Alt+Del Without Keyboard?

Since the Surface Pro 4 got rid of the Windows Button on the bezel we can no longer use the Windows Button + Power Button combination as with previous Surface models.

I chatted with Microsoft tech support and the best thing they could come up with was to press and hold the Clock for 3 seconds and then call up the on-screen keyboard and then press Ctrl+Alt+Del.  This takes a lot more time.

Is there a more efficient way to get past the Ctrl+Alt+Del screen on the Surface Pro 4?

Edit: (It turns out that pressing and holding the clock doesn't even work on Win10/Surface Pro 4 so that wasn't even an option).  A big thanks to "mtid" for sharing the real answer.

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RM - I was having the same issue as you with the on-screen keyboard.  That said, I believe I have found the right button press sequence to simulate the ctrl+alt+del sequence. 

Push the power button and then hit the volume up button while holding the power button

This will not work in any other sequence ( I have tried)  LOL

I hope that helps you out!

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Last updated July 14, 2021 Views 22,265 Applies to: