Windows RT is a version of Windows 8 designed for ARM-based devices

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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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Will I be able to import my Google Earth site files to a Surface 2 running Windows 8.1 RT

The guys at the Microsoft store have assured me that I will be able to transfer my Google Earth .kmz files successfully. But I have seen posts online that say you can't import to Windows RT only to ...
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Word doesn't want to open hyperlinks, and I can't find the policy setting

So I have a Surface RT (running Windows RT 8.1), and I have some Word documents with links in them. The thing is, they don't work. When I try to activate one, this happens instead: It's kind of ...
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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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Inject script on every page in IE11/Windows RT 8.1?

I want to automatically load myScript.js in every web page visited in IE11 on Windows RT 8.1. I've read that BHOs and toolbars are not possible on Windows RT. How else can I accomplish this? Thanks ...
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Can I run normal windows software on Windows RT 8.1?

In windows 8.1 pro I can run the normal PC software which usually runs on windows xp and windows 7 too.But can I run this softwares on Windows RT 8.1?It the os used on MS surface tab.Or I can only use ...
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How can I use a POP3 email account on a Windows RT device?

I struggled to find the answer to this after much googling and a month of searching. When googling all I could find was information telling me that Windows RT's native mail app does not support POP3 ...
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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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What happens if I deactivate Windows RT?

Windows RT is, like any other OEM Windows product, preinstalled and preactivated on a PC. Most PCs running standard Windows have a product key label on the back (for desktops) or on the bottom (for ...
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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 temporary full version Modern apps for Windows be reinstalled with full access?

Many paid Modern apps from the Windows Store have temporary offers (especially during the Christmas holidays) where their full versions are available for free. Sometimes the in-app purchases ...
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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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installing printer driver on Microsoft Surface 2

I'm trying to install a driver for my networked Epson NX420 printer on my Microsoft Surface 2 tablet. Of course I get the error: This APP can't run on your PC. Now after searching for information, ...
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Offline Files (CSC) on Windows RT

Windows RT does not have the Offline Files service. The Sync Center is also gone. Can it be enabled somehow? or can anyone recommend a replacement? My options are very limited on Windows 8.1 RT. The ...
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Can update recovery partition of Surface RT?

Luck is good for me and I can update Surface RT to Windows RT 8.1 before Microsoft delete the update from store. :) But now is one problem. If I have one day to reset then I will have Windows RT 8 ...
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Can Windows 8.1 RT join a domain

Can Windows 8.1 RT join an Active Directory 2012 domain? I've been looking around and I'm having a hard time determining if they are talking about 8.1 or 8.1 RT but its very unclear.
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How to run Speech Recognition in Windows 8 while the rest of the system is in another language?

Speech Recognition is built-in to Windows 8. Unfortunately, it refuses to run when the main operating system interface language is not one of the supported languages. My system is set to Norwegian. ...
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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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How To Lock Down Windows RT

I have a Windows tablet that is running Windows RT. I would like to "lock down" Windows from a normal user. I would like to remove the charm bar, or disable it. I have an App this is running on the ...
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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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Win32_Battery.EstimatedRunTime

According to Microsoft the field EstimatedRunTime of the Win32_Battery WMI class is an Estimate in minutes of the time to battery charge depletion under the present load conditions if the ...
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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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Printing over the network to a Sharp MX-C311 from Windows RT

So does anyone know of a workaround to print to a Sharp MX-C311 using Windows RT (over the network)? I've looked on the website and it has Windows 8 stuff but no RT. It has generic Windows 8 64 and ...
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Forcing Windows Update to Update Metro Apps through Command-Line

I got a couple of Surface RTs and I need a batch file to force Windows RT to update all Store apps; that is, instead of using the Store app's GUI to install updates one by one, I need some kind of ...
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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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Can I get an alternative browser (Firefox/Chrome) on Win8 RT?

Where can I find Firefox or Chrome for Win8 RT? I checked both google.com/chrome and firefox.com, but they seem to only have x86 version of the browser, but not ARM.
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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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Adding a Micro SD card to libraries on Windows RT

There was an article on this site describing how to add an SD card to the libraries so contents are visible in Music and other apps on Windows RT. I tried it and it worked really well on my Asus ...
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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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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 ...
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How can I create RAR archives using Windows RT?

How can I create RAR archives on a Microsoft Surface RT tablet that has Windows RT? I can only create ZIP archives currently.
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Surface Tablet can't find wireless router

I had my Surface tablet with Windows 8 RT working until I changed my router to another one to support optical fiber. All my other devices (cell phone, laptop with Windows 7, MacBook) work well with ...
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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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Finding Office RT program version

How can I see exact version number from inside Microsoft's Word RT, Powerpoint RT, Access RT, and Excel RT (not checking the actual .exe file)?
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How do you sort the list of favorites in Windows RT

On the Microsoft Surface RT, there are two instances of Internet Explorer. The version that is started from the Desktop has the usual star icon for Favorites that brings up the list of Favorites in ...
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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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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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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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Creating Custom Keyboard Layouts for Windows RT

How can I create my own keyboard layout for my Surface RT? For non-ARM devices, MSKLC does exactly that, but it cannot target Windows RT.
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...