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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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2answers
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Can I download Windows 8.1 onto my surface rt?

I would like to do this because windows rt. 8.1 does not support visual studio, and I need this to code my site and applications. Is there a way to upgrade to Windows 8.1 on my surface?
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0answers
169 views

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 ...
7
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3answers
14k views

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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1answer
65 views

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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0answers
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Wipe HDD after X amount of BitLocker attempts?

I am looking for a solution to secure Windows 8 Pro (x86) tablets since Remote Wipe is only available for Windows RT (ARM) devices. I currently have Bitlocker + PIN setup on the device and was ...
0
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1answer
213 views

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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2answers
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“Side-By-Side” configuration is incorrect in Windows 8

I'm trying to install the Application Certification Kit for WinRT. So far, I got everything else for the SDK installed and have Visual Studio 2012 and friends, but I can't get this certification kit ...
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1answer
728 views

Is there a mature, reliable VoIP client in Windows RT? [closed]

I am considering purchasing a Windows RT device. I currently use Bria on my IOS devices, which works pretty well (except for battery life). Anyway, I noticed on CounterPath's website, that they do ...
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2answers
8k views

Having Windows 8 use a real GPS (NMEA) for Location Services

I have a USB-based GPS receiver plugged into a Windows 8 Pro machine. It appears in the Device Manager as a COM port. The GPS receiver came with a demo program (GPSInfo) lets me choose the COM port, ...
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1answer
227 views

Can someone please list and/or explain all the Windows Store app permissions?

Is there a list somewhere already? If not, can you list all the permissions available to Windows 8 apps, and what permissions they have by default? This is good info to know you are secure with your ...
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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 ...
3
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1answer
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How do I move my pictures from my Picture Library to my SkyDrive

I have a Surface RT. I have some nice photos in my Pictures Library. I would like to move those to my SkyDrive. How do I do that?
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1answer
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What is the difference between BitLocker and Windows RT's device encryption?

Windows 8 has BitLocker, a feature we know from Windows 7. I was looking at Windows RT and it has something like device encryption, which apparently is not BitLocker. no Bitlocker encryption ...
4
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3answers
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Is there a way to map the “Print Screen” key to another key without a third party tool in Windows RT?

I'm using a Surface RT, and there's no easy way to take a screenshot. The Print Screen key is excluded from the Surface's Touch Cover keyboard, so to take a screenshot, I have to plug in another ...
1
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2answers
371 views

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 ...
3
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3answers
1k views

How to access the Quick Link / Admin Menu in Windows 8 using touch?

In Windows 8.0 and Windows RT you can right-click in the bottom-left corner to access a menu of commonly used desktop links. You can access the same menu with the keyboard using Windows+X. Is there ...
4
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5answers
6k views

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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2answers
370 views

Which legacy Windows apps run on Windows RT?

What legacy (desktop mode apps that previously came with Windows) run and come with on Windows RT? I tried a Surface and I tried Paint and Regedit. They seem to work just as well as their Windows 8 ...
5
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3answers
14k views

Will Window RT have a JVM?

Java is supposed to be a way to write portable programs, and one person we work with wrote some of our buisness applications in Java. Doing some prelimiary compatibility checking and it seems that ...
2
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1answer
1k views

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 ...
2
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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?
2
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1answer
4k views

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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1answer
92 views

What is in the Windows 8 “shared core?”

It has been touted by Microsoft that Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Phone 8 will all have a "shared core" allowing for much faster development across the platforms. Do we have any specific ...
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1answer
1k views

How can I change the default search provider in IE10 Metro? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change IE 10 search engine in Windows RT Is there a way to change the default search provider for IE10 Metro?
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1answer
320 views

Will Windows RT be able to run apps designed for WP8?

I can't recall hearing anything about this, but as I was answering another question this crossed my mind. With both Windows RT and WP8 running on ARM and having a "shared core," will RT be able to ...
6
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2answers
627 views

Third Party Windows RT Installation Rights?

Is the Surface more like an Apple device, where you can't install any applications not found in the app store, or is it more like an Android , where you can install whatever third party apps you want? ...
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1answer
3k views

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 ...
5
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2answers
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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 ...
5
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2answers
1k views

What is the difference between Windows RT and Windows Phone 8?

From what I have read it seems there are more or less three versions(?) of Windows 8: Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Phone 8. While the difference between Windows 8 and Windows RT is clear, I ...
3
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2answers
6k views

How to change IE 10 search engine in Windows RT

With the Microsoft Surface right around the corner, I've been trying to live in Metro apps to see if I could live without the desktop in Windows 8. One thing I've noticed is that I can't change the ...
18
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4answers
3k views

Can a Windows PC do anything while it is sleeping?

I heard that OS X Mountain Lion on a Mac has a feature called Power Nap : With Power Nap, your Mac sleeps but your applications stay up to date. So you have the latest information — such as mail, ...
47
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5answers
7k views

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?