Microsoft Surface is a series of Windows 8 tablet computers by Microsoft. For the table-sized interactive touch device, see the microsoft-pixelsense tag.

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Surface Pro: Outlook 2013 unable to connect to Exchange 2010

I've installed Office 2013 (via one of my 5 installation of office365 home premium) on my Surface Pro 128GB. I can't connect to Exchange 2010 to read emails via Outlook 2013. I keep receiving this ...
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Surface Pro magnetic connectors next to laptop

I have seen questions about magnets and damage to laptops, but they were about weaker magnets like headsets and mobile phones. I normally place my laptop in a backpack when I travel. I recently ...
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username or password incorrect

Windows 8 - Surface Pro - Active Directory Domain User I was once logged into our domain. At some point I started to get the "The Username or password is incorrect. Try again message." The same ...
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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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can I expand the haptic feedback capabilities of the Surface Pro?

I notice that, when I touch the Windows logo area on the Surface Pro, it vibrates some. However, this vibration is never utilized elsewhere in the experience. Is there any way I can expand this haptic ...
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Remap Surface Type keyboard “special keys” to standard function keys

The top row of the MS Surface Type keyboard mostly consists of special keys for increasing volume, searching, accessing settings, etc. But if you hold the "Fn" key, then that row becomes the standard ...
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Set display scaling when using Remote Desktop from Surface Pro

I use my Surface Pro to remote desktop to various other machines. When I do, the display is crazy small because Surface Pro uses 150% scaling for it's local Windows display, but this is not the ...
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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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Creating a Windows 8 recovery USB flash drive for desktop, laptop & MS Surface Pro Tablet?

I would like to create a Windows 8 recovery USB flash drive for a neighbour who has purchased a Windows 8 Pro desktop (just in case the worst comes to the worst) & also be able to delete the ...
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Surface Pro with a Cintiq pen [closed]

Is it possible to use a more sensitive pen like the http://www.amazon.com/Wacom-Cintiq-Art-Pen-digitizer/dp/B00083Y86G/ref=pd_bxgy_pc_img_y I know that wacom digitizers allow cross-pen usage, I just ...
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Dual/triple booting Surface Pro?

Before I purchase a Surface Pro, I would like to know how well it dual boots. I often develop for Mac, Windows, and Linux, so I highly value in a computer the community-supported ability to natively ...
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Is it possible to lockdown a Microsoft Surface RT in kiosk mode?

I am wondering if it is possible to lock-down a Microsoft Surface RT tablet by allowing one application to always be in the foreground and restricting users from doing anything else. Is it possible ...
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Surface Pro - Disable Wifi?

I recently purchased a Surface pro for one of our executive users (at their request.) I have successfully deployed our image to it, joined it to our domain, etc. When using the USB Ethernet adapter, ...
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How to make Windows 8 more like Windows 7? [duplicate]

How do I get rid of the start screen on a new Windows 8 laptop and make it have a start menu. I also do not want apps. What changes can I make to make it as close to Windows 7 as possible?
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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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Laptop battery software to disable charging AND battery usage

I'm going to buy a Microsoft Surface notebook that does not have the capability to easily remove the battery. I'm also going to be near a powerpoint for around 90% of my usage of this notebook. To ...
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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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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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Does the Microsoft Surface Pro support multiple external monitors over displayport?

Has anyone tested a Microsoft Surface Pro with daisy-chained monitors? How many monitors are supported and at what resolution?
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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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Does software for Windows 8 on Surface always have to be signed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install a Windows 8 Modern UI app without the Windows Store We want to program for Windows 8 for Surface and have problems signing the software before installing for ...
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Windows mail app not pulling down gmail contacts

I've linked my gmail account to my Surface. I can use the mail app fine, however one very annoying thing is that the mail app doesn't appear to list all of my gmail contacts despite me telling it to ...
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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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How to develop the application for Window Surface RT? [closed]

I want to know What are all the sdk's available to develop application for Window surface RT? Does Surface SDK will support all the tablets having Windows RT OS Installed?
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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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Is it possible to do any programming on the Microsoft Surface RT?

Is there any way to do some level of actual programming directly on the Surface RT? I expect that (just like with iOS) you need a "real" PC to develop actual apps for it, but perhaps there are some ...
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Microsoft Surface Rotation Bug?

I have a Microsoft Surface device that crashes under a specific scenario. I'm a developer, and have filed a report with Microsoft. However, they are having trouble reproducing the issue. I'm wondering ...
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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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How can I play a DVD using an external drive on a Surface RT?

I have a Surface RT, I have an external DVD drive with a USB plug, and I have a DVD (actually, quite a few) that I want to watch on it. I don't want to rip or convert the DVD into some other format ...
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What types of styluses would work on a Microsoft Surface?

I tried using a regular stylus on the Microsoft Surface, but that doesn't work; the screen is unresponsive. Is there a stylus available or does anyone already have good experiences with another type ...
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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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Microsoft Surface Alternative OS

Is it possible to install a new operating system like ubuntu on the Surface, instead of windows 8?
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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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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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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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How can I create a shared workgroup account for a Windows 8 Online account?

I have a number of machines ranging from a Windows Server 2003 based Home Server, a couple of Windows 7 machines and now a Windows 8 Surface. I'd like to be able to seamlessly access my media library ...
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Can I install an additional Language pack to Microsoft Surface

I currently live in China so my only options to buy a Surface tablet is to buy it here or in Hong Kong. Problem is that by default the entire UI is in Chinese. In the x86 version of Windows 8 you can ...
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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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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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Can we install Visual Studio 12 on the Surface RT?

As I'm planning on getting a Surface RT tablet, I was wondering if it is possible to install Visual Studio 12 on it for app development.
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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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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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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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Possible to “Root” Microsoft Surface?

With the release of a new tablet, I'm inclined to wonder how similar it is to other tablet devices, specifically those by Google and Apple. Is privilege escalation possible on a Surface? What I'm ...
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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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Does Windows 8 Surface support stolen device tracking?

I recently had my home robbed and all my computers stolen. Now I have a new Windows 8 Surface tablet, and I would like to track and recover it if it is stolen or lost. Is this possible?
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What does “hide keypress” mean on Windows 8 Surface login?

When I login to my Windows 8 surface tablet using the software keyboard, the keyboard has a "hide keypress" button that seems to do nothing. What does this button do?
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Can the traditional remote desktop client be accessed in Windows RT?

As mentioned in another question, I've been unable to connect through the Remote Desktop metro app to some computers, in particular those requiring VPN access or load balancers. I'm considering ...