Questions tagged [microsoft-surface]

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

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Disable virtualization on a Surface Book 3

Does anyone know how to disable virtualization on a Surface Book 3? Most articles show going into the BIOS to change this setting however, Surface Book 3 uses UEFI instead of BIOS. When going into the ...
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Windows 10 update failing on surface pro 7

I have been trying to install 1909 for the last few days and I cannot for whatever reason. I have tried using cmd to stop/start the server settings and delete the download folder and tried the update ...
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Laptop (Surface Go) keeps disconnecting USB-devices on a hub, power saving disabled

I have a USB-C Hub (Digitus Multiport DA-70874) connected to my MS Surface Go's only USB-C port. Usually I have an external SSD and a Ethernet adaptor connected to the Hub, sometimes I add a USB-stick ...
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surface desktop MS Magnet keyboard intermittent failure

my surface desktop has a magnetic keyboard which only works intermittently. I have tried disabling the keyboard and reloading the driver but to no avail. Any help would be appreciated. Windows 10 is ...
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What iCloud for windows is doing in the background - it takes 25% cpu capacity by average | and how to solve it

I am using a surface book, and take the document fold synchronized with iCloud. So I have installed the iCloud for windows since I transferred from MacBook to surface pro/surface book (I have both). ...
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Setting up a VPN on a Surface 2

For those not in the know, Surface 2 is one of the few Microsoft tablet & laptops that use the ARM architecture. The combination of a full Windows OS (8.1 RT & 10) & ARM being rare, few ...
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how to install New-LocalUser and read the help file from PowerShell

Looks to be a 64 bit OS but 32 bit powershell, if I'm reading this correctly: ********************** Windows PowerShell transcript start Start time: 20200329133946 Username: DESKTOP-9AKB65V\thufir ...
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Installing OpenSSH with PowerShell

How is ssh used? ********************** Windows PowerShell transcript start Start time: 20200325223558 Username: DESKTOP-9AKB65V\thufir RunAs User: DESKTOP-9AKB65V\thufir Configuration Name: Machine:...
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Surface pro 7 (USB-C) to UWQHD (DP, HDMI, DVI)?

Is it possible to use a UWQHD 3440x1440 monitor for my surface pro7? The surface only have USB-C and the monitor have HDMI (HDCP 1.4), DP and DVI. Do I need a specific adapter or do all adapters ...
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For Surface Book 2 how to use dedicated video with dock station

I am using Surface Book 2, with its original dock station, where I have wired 2 Lenovo T2454 monitors. I wanted to force SB2 to use only the dedicated GPU (not integrated one), but I cannot seem to be ...
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Unable to Putty into Microsoft Surface Hub

We have 3 different Surface Hubs, and the problem is consistent on them all, and we tried two different laptops. We are connecting to the serial port on the HUB, and using Putty, with the putty ...
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Battery shows 5% remaining after 8 hours of charging and sometimes says “Battery not detected.”

Some Observations The computer runs as expected when it is plugged in. After charging overnight (about 8 hours), the battery life is at 5%. Sometimes, the battery task bar icon says, "Battery not ...
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RHEL8 grubx64.efi displayed as Windows Boot Manager in efibootmgr

TLDR: efibootmgr shows redhat grubx64.efi file under windows boot manager. I run a multiboot system (RHEL8, Ubuntu 18.04, Win10) with individual linux boot partitions on the SSD, boot managers co-...
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Custom Operating system on surface rt

I accidentally corrupted my windows 8.1 installation on my surface RT, I can still reset it but I have wanted for a long time to install a different os like Windows 10 or Ubuntu, but how do I bypass ...
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Surface Pro displays Microsoft logo but does not continue to Windows

My Surface Pro battery doesn't keep charge. Once I've done two following changes in surface UEFI, then screen dimmed. Enabled boot configuration lock. Enabled battery limit mode. Now, when I turn it ...
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Surface Keyboard led not working for uppercase key

Led for Fn key working but not for uppercase key. I have tried F7 key to solve the problem but it doesn't work. Have any other idea?
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Some text on Windows 10 UI appears as boxes

I have been recently experiencing an issue where some text/buttons on the Windows 10 user interface appears as empty rectangular boxes. I have tried the following already: Switching between ...
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Unable to install Windows 10 on Surface Book 2?

I'm trying to install Windows 10 on a Surface Book 2, but Windows keeps giving the error "Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration. Installation cannot proceed." I have tried ...
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TPM Chip problems on Surfacebook 2

One of our workers has a Surfacebook 2, on Windows Version 1903, Build 18362 He's using the face recognition and the PIN feature of Windows Hello to sign in to his Computer. He's also using Outlook ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of 3:2 aspect ratio over other aspect ratios? [closed]

I have been recently looking at buying a new laptop and came across the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3. Its display seems to have a 3:2 aspect ratio. Now I have little to no knowledge about aspect ...
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AppX deployment for Microsoft.SurfaceHub fails

Every few seconds a new .evtx file and a new .txt file appear in c:\windows\temp. Each .evtx file has nearly identical content (except for timestamps), ditto the .txt files. The .evtx files are ...
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How to install the nano CLI editor on Windows 10?

Didn't DOS used to have an "edit" or something? I'm used to nano, like nano, and want to use nano. Does it install on Windows 10? https://showtop.info/install-nano-text-editor-windows-10-command-...
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Remapping the Right-Click key on my Surface pen in One Note 2016

How can I remap the Right-Click key of my Surface pen (I do NOT mean the button on top of the pen, I mean the one which is directly under your index finger when you write) to the Eraser in One Note ...
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Extend partition with space to left

I bought this computer from Microsoft store a few months ago. They helped me to create partitions which was great but now I feel my c: is not big enough and it is on the last of the partitions. I have ...
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Re-Installing Windows 10 fails on Surface Book 2

I have recently been given a used Surface Book 2 (15", maxed out). However, it seems like the previous owner had some Windows Insider Preview version installed on it (Slow Ring). And all of the ...
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Can I speed up the tablet detaching for my Surface Book?

I have the surface book with the i7, GTX 965m. When I press the button to detach, it takes 5-10 seconds to do. I end up removing and replacing the tablet half quite often in class, so these delays add ...
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Windows 10 Surface Laptop & Laptop 2 “cannot connect to this network”

I've seen this question asked and answered multiple times, and none of the solutions have worked for me so far. I've run into a pretty nasty Wi-Fi issue and I haven't been able to find a solution. ...
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How to develop native service for windows 10 tablet?

I am looking for any possible way to develop a long-running background service (like windows service on PC) that can both run on Windows 10 tablets and PCs. This windows service will have access to ...
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Surface Laptop 2: unable to click on anything on the right two inches of the screen

My Surface is six months old and works great. Within the past few weeks, the strangest thing has arisen. If I have a window, say notepad (but this is for any app), and the right edge of the notepad ...
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Surface Go encrypted with BitLocker: what is the password?

My friend's Windows Surface Go BSODed after the latest windows upgrade. Seems like it can't boot to Win, and after many tries we gave up trying to recover the system and we are going to format it and ...
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Features turned off in Windows 10 Pro, after reboot

The system in question is a Microsoft Surface Book 2, running Windows 10 Pro. I would like to turn on the following Windows features: Hyper-V Containers Windows Subsystem for Linux I'm able to turn ...
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Client side connection issues. Connecting to SQL server 2017 from 64 bit brand new Surface tablet

I have been trying for 2 days to connect a new tablet to our SQL server. We usually have no issues and I have at least 10 other devices set up exactly the same way on the same network with the same ...
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Does sunlight damage warnings for displays also apply for sunlight on the back of the display?

I read the question here: Should I keep my monitor away from direct sun light? It clearly states that direct sunlight is a bad idea. I'm buying a Surface Studio 2, and I intend on placing it in ...
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Could anyone identify this precise surface?

Yesterday I bought this surface. Can anyone firstly identify what surface it is? I thought it was a pro 4 but my partner is not so sure. Secondly, I wanted to ask what are my options for buying ...
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surface book 2 hangs on shutdown/boot ONLY with keyboard attached

Goshdamn guys, I've tried so many things to fix this, it's been killing me for the last several days. Basically, my SB2 hangs on boot, on shutdown, as well as sometimes while running windows, but ...
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reset surface pro 2 using a “WIM” image

I've surface pro 2 with couple of drivers problems. I was looking forward to reset it back to it's default state and maybe that will fix it. while looking around I've realized that I have a secret ...
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Citrix Receiver Full Screen on Microsoft Surface

I recently purchased a Microsoft Surface and use Citrix Receiver for remote login to my work network. The Citrix Receiver screen does not go full screen, it is approx. 90% of full screen, so that ...
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Surface pro 2 type cover stopped working and can't install it

I always had problems with the updates , lately I've been relaying on USB keyboard all the time as the type cover works ones every 10 times or something i made a bad decision of uninstall firmware ...
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Microsoft Surface Book 2 - “Clear” bar at top of screen in Windows Apps

Encountering a strange recurring issue involving a Microsoft Surface Book 2. When any Microsoft applications are full screen (ex: Windows Explorer, Settings, Office Suite, Edge), an occasional ...
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AAC Bluetooth codec on Surface Book 2

Does Windows 10 and the Surface Book 2 hardware support the AAC Bluetooth codec? I do notice a rather big difference in sound quality when changing between an iPhone (that do support AAC) and the ...
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GnuPlot how do I plot a wireframe surface with uneven grid data

I am trying to plot a set of grid data with specific axis values where the y-axis is uneven (eg ... 150 180 195). Believe it or not, it's the deformation in an concrete ceiling that I want to level ...
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Touchscreen swipe to switch between virtual desktops

I want to change between my desktops by using 2-3-4 finger gestures on my Microsoft Surface Go. At the moment I can open up the on-screen touchpad (yes, that's a thing apparently), and I can use 4 ...
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BLUTOOTH - Wake from Sleep & Navigate BOIS | Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard and Surface Precision Mouse

I have two problems. I've just built a new PC. The motherboard is the GIGABYTE Aorus Pro WiFi Z390, which has BT and WiFi on board. I have purchase Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard and Microsoft ...
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Surface Book and VT-x

I have the Surface Book with i7-6600U processor. It has to support VT-x, however, Intel processor identification utility says it does not. What I tried to do in order to remove this issue: All the ...
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Will chkdsk and sfc /scannow fix a corrupted winload.efi file?

Super User, I found an iso for my Surface finally... Can I run chkdsk and sfc /scannow to fix a corrupted winload.efi file? I can't reset my Surface because it has a lot of work on it and it is stuck ...
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How do I get into advanced options for the Surface 2 (Windows RT 8.1)

Heyo, Super User, I've been looking for the answer to this on Google, all of em say you need to get into windows. One issue. winload.efi is corrupted or missing, so my Surface is in recovery. idk why, ...
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Setting up Multiple Users on Windows 10 Pro

My fire/EMS department just recently purchased 4 Microsoft SurfaceGo's with Windows 10 Pro on them. As a part of the set up process for the device, you are asked to have a Microsoft Account. This is ...
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How to Prevent Sleep of Death; Surface Pro 3

A simple browser search for "Surface Sleep of Death" will result in thousands of pages instructing you how to turn on a Surface that won't wake, but I want to know how to prevent it. I had a Surface ...
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Windows DHCP issue BAD_ADDRESS

This is interesting. we have several MS Surface's with MS docks and we are connecting then via Ethernet. We are noticing that these Surface's when connecting through dock are causing BAD_ADDRESS in ...
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Right click button on surface pen (linux mint)

I've installed linux mint 19 on my surface pro 2017. I also bought this pen because it was half the price on the offical microsoft pen and it was stated that it was fully compatible. It actually works ...

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