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 2 / Windows 8.1 - Charging Issue

I purchased the Surface Pro 2 a few days ago (release day) and it has been running great, but over the last 3 days I have encountered a weird charging issue. I like to drain my battery down to near ...
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Surface Pro 2 DisplayPort 1.2 since recent update

I'm using the Surface Pro 2 and two Dell U2414H Displays connected via DaisyChain (Displayport to first monitor and then from the first monitor to the second monitor). This worked a long time, but I ...
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Private Photos on Surface Pro

So when you take a picture with surface pro it adds it to the livetile slideshow, which I think I can disable all together (but not per photo), and I think my photos are automatically shared by ...
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Remove wireless connections

After upgrade to Win8.1 I can no longer manage the wireless profiles nor connect to some of the more complex connections I once had. I have several serious problems: netsh wlan show profiles - does ...
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Using Surface as a CPU, is it possible to use a laptop's display + keyboard to operate it?

I was wondering if there is anyway that I could have the Surface Pro's screen extend onto my laptop's - in a dual monitor setup using something like MaxiVista (which does not work with Win8) but one ...
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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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Surface Pro won't boot from usb

I have had a surface pro for a while now and I have decided to try and boot from USB on it. It won't boot from it. I have tried an external hardrive with Windows Vista on, a Windows 98 Microsoft-dos ...
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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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Surface RT doesn't show PIN pad on lock screen if keyboard detached in sleep

I've been seeing behavior with my Surface where if the keyboard is detached before the screen comes on (e.g. it is "asleep") then it never seems to recognize that the keyboard is no longer attached. ...
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Save as dialog is not appearing in any “metro” app on Windows 8

I have a problem that Save dialog is not appearing in any metro app. Only save as dialog is not working, I think. For example if I find a download link and press it - everything is fine, but if I ...
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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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What can I do with a Bluetooth connection between Windows Phone and Surface Pro?

I have both an HTC Windows Phone 8x and a Surface Pro, each of course with Windows 8. Both of them I log in using my same Microsoft Live account. I can manage to get my phone connected to the surface ...
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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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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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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Wake-on-LAN

Is there any method to enable Wake-on-LAN (WoL) option in Windows 8.1 of Surface Pro 3, connected to the Ethernet via original Docking Station? I tried almost everything, what is a somewhat related ...
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Is it possible to replace the Surface RT NVIDIA 1.4 GHz Tegra 3 Processor with an Intel i5 or i7?

Tear down difficulty aside, is it possible to simply remove the NVIDIA 1.4 GHz Tegra 3 Processor in a Surface RT and replace it with an Intel i5 or i7? I admit I am not much of a hardware guy ...
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Is there any way to “Wake on LAN” a MS Surface Pro 2?

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 2 that is embedded in an exhibit where it is difficult to access the physical power button. The exhibit space is only open for 8 hours of the day and I would like to ...
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Impact of storing a surface with dead battrey

I recently bought a surface pro 3 and the battery was dead when I took it out of the box. I charged it and the battery seems fine. I seem to remember reading somewhere that leaving your battery dead ...
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Surface Pro 3: Make Start Button bring Desktop

Is there a way to make the Start Button on my surface pro 3 bring up the Desktop instead of the start screen?
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Using the Adobe Reader Touch app, how do you rotate a page in a pdf document?

I am using a Surface 2 with the Adobe Reader Touch app to view a PDF document. I can rotate the whole PDF document but not just one page at a time. Can you help please?
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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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Do other wacom styli work on Microsoft Surface Pro 2?

So, I've been eyeing Sufrace Pro 2 for quite some time... I know it has a wacom digitizer and a wacom pen. However, I already have a wacom drawing tablet, that is, CTH-470 to be precise. So, does ...
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vine.co causes Surface RT to crash

Whenever I try to watch Vine videos on https://vine.co, my Surface RT crashes and I have to do a hard shutdown. I can access vine.co just fine on a Windows 8.1 laptop with IE11 as well. Here is a ...
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Unable to install language pack on SurfaceRT as it assumes I have no internet connection

I installed the English language pack on this surface before, but after a reset and an upgrade to Windows 8.1 I am no longer able to do so. When I add a language, the place where the button should be ...
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Disable zoom-pinching, scrolling, ctrl+scroll lock on Windows 8, Surface Pro 2

I have a Surface Pro 2 that nearly 30% of the time, is sure that my touching the trackpad means I want to zoom. In a browser, it's as if there's a control key held down and every mouse movement makes ...
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How do I login to Surface Pro and use Office 2013 without internet connection?

I noticed that for successful login with my Microsoft account, I need to stay in a hotspot with the Surface Pro connected to the internet. Even more confusing is that I also need to use my Microsoft ...
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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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Can't start Zune software

I can't get the Zune software to start. At all. A fresh Windows 8 machine (Surface Pro 1, in case it matters) and I've just downloaded the Zune software from Zune.Net, so a brand new installer. ...
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VS2012 Express unable to start correctly in Surface Pro

I have recently bought surface pro. It is running on a 64-bit Windows 8 OS running on Intel i5-3317U with 4GB RAM. By all standards as far as I know it should be able run any program I can run on my ...
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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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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 ...