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Are there Bluetooth remote controls which will work on a Surface RT tablet?

I'm looking for a remote control for my Surface RT tablet. It should work with the Xbox Music app to skip tracks and adjust the volume. To avoid using up the single USB port it should be Bluetooth ...
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Does the Type cover 2 work with the Surface RT?

I know that the type cover 2 came out for the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2, but is it backwards compatible with the Surface RT? I intend to get the type cover 2 over the original because of the ...
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Simple HTTP Server for Windows RT

I'm looking for a dead simple HTTP server to deliver static files on a Surface tablet for a demo. I typically use a server like Mongoose for this purpose, but, alas, RT is crippled. Are there any ...
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Stream audio from Surface RT to Windows 8.1 PC

I would like to play music on my Surface RT, but have the audio streamed to and actually played on my Win8.1 PC (it has better speakers than the surface, naturally). With Surface Pro I could have done ...
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How to save files on C: drive? (Surface 2)

I just bought a Microsoft Surface 2 and I tried to save fies (pictures) from Internet Explorer to mz local file system. But instead of saving the files to C:\Users\MyName\Pictures (which is the ...
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How does one switch tracks in Windows 8.1's XBox Music app?

In the XBox Music app (both app and Windows completely updated) I tried playing a folder full of MP3s from a USB HDD. In the screenshot above the track Sometimes is currently playing (indicated by ...
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Surface display screen stops working after leaving cover on for a long time [closed]

I recently upgraded my Surface with Windows RT to Windows RT 8.1 Preview. When I close the Type Cover, the screen shuts down as it should. However, if I leave the cover on overnight, the display ...
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Can't refresh Windows RT on Surface

When I try to refresh my Surface RT tablet it comes up with the error message "The media you have inserted is not valid" Please Insert your windows installation or recovery media. I have done this as ...
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1answer
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micro-SD card slot not working on Microsoft Surface RT tablet

Whenever I try to put a micro-SD card into the slot on my Surface RT, the card does not show up at all. I don't even get an acknowledgement that some device was inserted (other than the usual sounds). ...
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1answer
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How To Switch User On Microsoft Surface When Prompted For Another User's Password

I have a loaner Microsoft Surface RT to evaluate. When I turn it on and it boots to the login screen there is the previous user's name and prompt for their password. I don't seem to be able to do ...
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3answers
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How do you exit fullscreen mode?

I've opened fullscreen mode in Internet Explorer on the Desktop. How do I exit out of it again?
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Is there an easy way to return to Windows 8 Music app home page?

When you first launch the Music app, you see a home screen with tiles featuring your music as well as music available in the cloud as part of the Xbox Music service. As far as I know, the only way to ...
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1answer
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How do I encrypt a folder in Windows RT?

I'm apparently unable to encrypt folders on my Surface RT. When I view the properties of a folder, and then go to the "Advanced Attributes", the option to "Encrypt contents to secure data" is ...
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Set screensaver/powerdown timeout on Microsoft Surface

When I watch a movie on my Surface RT without the power cable plugged in, after some minutes the screen turns dark (I'm assuming that's the screensaver or some other power saving feature) and the ...
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1answer
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How do I search for email on the server in Windows Mail?

The Windows 8 mail app only downloads up to 2 weeks of mail down to my Surface. My Windows Phone does the same, but if I search my email and there's nothing within the last 2 weeks, the phone prompts ...
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1answer
556 views

Sync folders between Windows 8 and Windows RT (Surface RT, MicroSD card)

I'm loving the Surface RT as a decent go-between device, great for meetings and conferences etc, especially with OneNote. I have a 64 GB microSD card for the Surface RT and would like to sync ...
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2answers
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Is there a workaround to enable classic Win32 Desktop apps to run on Windows RT (ARM)

According to this arstechnica article and this mozilla blog post the Win32 API is present on Windows RT, but Microsoft chooses to not make it available for third party applications. Office and ...
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3answers
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Equivalent of mouse hover on a touch screen

On the Samsung Galaxy Note, you can use the S Pen to achieve the equivalent of a mouse hover, even though its on a touch screen device. Does the Surface (or any of the new touch screen windows 8 ...
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1answer
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When a driver for one's USB printer is not available is there a way to try/use a driver for a similar printer that is available?

My Microsoft Surface RT has no driver for my Printer (HP OfficeJet 6500 E 709a). Is there a way to attempt to use an available driver for a similar HP printer? The question pertains more to whether ...
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1answer
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How to enable picture unlock feature on Microsoft Surface?

I saw something in the Microsoft Windows 8 presentation where instead of entering a password, a PC could also be unlocked via a picture by clicking on some user defined positions. Is this available on ...
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1answer
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How can I make another user an administrator on the Microsoft Surface?

I bought a Microsoft Surface and it's awesome. However, I setup the device using my @hotmail.com account. Later I added an @outlook.com account. But now I want the @outlook.com account to be the ...
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Uninstall Windows Store App from tablet

Yesterday I installed an alarm clock app from the Store onto my Windows Surface tablet. Now I would like to uninstall the app, but I cannot find how to do so. How do I uninstall an app that I ...
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5answers
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Connect Microsoft Surface to ad-hoc network

I am trying to connect my Microsoft Surface tablet to an ad-hoc network that I setup on my Windows-7 desktop machine. The Surface machine can see and connect to other hotspots, but it cannot see the ...
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1answer
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How to get back to Lock Screen from Password screen in Microsoft Surface?

Similar to this question: Can I bring the lock screen back after dismissing it? ('go back a screen' from password entry) How do I go back to the Lock Screen once I've gone to the password ...
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3answers
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Can I install Windows 8 App Store apps to an SD card?

On Android it's possible to move apps to a connected SD card. Can I do this with Windows 8 to prevent the built-in memory from filling up?
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1answer
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How do you get iPlayer to work on Windows RT

I thought Internet Explorer on Windows 8 RT had a version of Flash to allow playback of various streaming services, including BBC iPlayer and 4OD. They both don't seem to work. Can this be fixed?
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How to sync OneDrive files to Microsoft Surface RT device?

Today I got a brand new Microsoft Surface RT. With the touch keyboard this really feels like a small notebook, my only problem is: How do I sync my OneDrive files to the device? There is OneDrive ...
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What is the fastest way to see battery level in Windows 8 Surface tablet via touch?

What is the fastest way to use touch to see battery level on a Windows 8 Surface tablet? Currently it seems that I have to go to the lock screen to see battery level, but that is quite a bit of effort ...
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How to have Windows 8 Surface tablet warn low battery?

While I use Windows 8 Surface tablet, the device will shut down at 6% battery, but never warns of low battery. Can I enable a setting that will warn me of low battery while in an app? Edit Changing ...
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What is the difference between Windows 8 and Windows RT?

I was reading the specs about MS Surface and saw that there are two Models offered. One with Windows RT and one with Windows 8 Pro. I'm wondering what's the difference between those two OS?