Setting Up Your Surface

Getting Started

You received Your username and temporary password with your Surface Pro 6. This password also applies to your Microsoft and OneDrive accounts. You can change this password by pressing the Ctrl, Alt, and Del keys at the same time and selecting Change a Password.

See step-by-step instructions for OneDrive login here.

OnCampus is Wheaton Academy’s online academic center. At, click Login in the top righthand menu, then click “Forgot Login or First Time Logging in?” Enter your email address and check the Password box so you can set your password. Check your Inbox for the Password Request URL email, and click the password reset URL.

You can check your email by signing in to the mail app, or by signing in to

For the best experience, use the Chrome browser. Sign in to with your account.

Taking Care of Your Surface

DO keep your Surface in its case at all times.
DON'T leave it in hot (or cold) vehicles.
DON'T leave your Surface in places where it could be stolen.
DON'T lean on the Surface Pro 6 when the hinge is fully extended! The hinge can break.
DON'T charge it where someone could trip on the cable.

If you break your Surface Pro 6 . . .
If it was not in the case, or it has ever been taken out of the case, you will pay the full price for the repair. If it was in the case, the first repair is $200, the next $300. After that, you pay the full price for the repair.

Maintain Your Surface Pro 6

  • Fully restart your Surface Pro 6 at least once a week.
  • Apply all updates as soon as possible! (Restarting applies downloaded updates.)
  • Battery care: once a month, let the battery drain below 50% before charging it. Avoid leaving your device plugged in 24/7 to keep your battery at the right temperature. Avoid complete battery drain.
  • Please DO label your pen and charger (we have a label maker you can use!), but do NOT put stickers or write or draw on the Surface Pro 6, the keyboard, or the case.
  • Watch a tutorial on updating and restarting your surface!

Be careful when you install software: you are a local administrator and can install software when you need to, but be careful! If a dialog box pops open asking “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?” THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU CLICK YES. If you were intentionally installing trustworthy software, click Yes. Otherwise, click No. That’s how malicious software can get installed. Watch a tutorial on installing programs and being careful! 

Back up your data! Save your files on Google Drive via Backup and Sync, or to Microsoft OneDrive. If your Surface Pro 6 malfunctions, you could lose all the files on your system unless they are on Google Drive or OneDrive. You are responsible to back up your files.

You May Want To…

Your OneNote folders are automatically backed up in the cloud and can also be accessed on any computer at

It’s a great program for writing on PDF files! You may need to sign in to the Microsoft Store with the same Microsoft account you use to sign in to your Surface. Watch a tutorial!

You have an Adobe Creative Cloud account already created for you. Open the Adobe Creative Cloud application, and enter your email address. Because you have never logged in before, click Reset Your Password, then check your email Inbox for a link to set a password. You can update your apps or install new ones from that Creative Cloud application. Watch a tutorial!

Read our One-to-One Device Policy Information