So I’ve had my US type cover for about a year now and used the Windows Key + Space to toggle keyboard layouts so I could get the £ and \ signs, slight pain but so be it.
When Microsoft launched the Surface Pro 4 and new Type Cover being upgraded, I was very keen to see it as it was backward compatible with my Surface Pro 3. I had the chance to test it out at Future Decoded in London. Once home, I decided to finally get a UK version albeit in in another colour (dark blue) as they do not do the purple one any more. I would have gone for Cyan but that was not in stock, why would I want to wait 🙂
Anyway, unboxed it (sorry no video) and snapped it one. Nothing, nada, no input. Rebooted and still nothing. I checked the Device Manager and it just lists a Surface Type Keyboard, so I headed into Settings > Devices > Connected Devices and clicked on the Surface Cover and removed it. I then detached the cover and snapped it back on and hey presto, installed itself again and working.
I am now typing this post on the new cover. It has taken about twice as long as I keep making typos as I get used to the new layout.