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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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There is no email program associated to perform the requested action: send to -> mail recipient

I'm trying to send a file through the GUI by "right clicking", which, on the surface, means a long press, and selecting send to. Selecting mail generates a prompt to configure the default program for ...
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how to add a magnet link to a bittorrent client on a surface 3 tablet?

On a non-pro Surface 3, how to configure the browser so that magnet links are downloaded with a free bittorrent client app available through the store, such as torrent rt free plus (which, seemingly, ...
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Microsoft Surface laptop not connecting to external screens [closed]

I have Windows 10 pro on a Microsoft Surface Laptop. One of the main things I do with my laptop is connected it to my TV or my external monitor via HDMI/Mini Display port. As of now, my laptop is not ...
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Miracast over Infrastructure Validation and Troubleshooting

I'm looking for some assistance with troubleshooting Miracast over Infrastructure. Specifically, validation that it's even working. From what I understand using it is supposed to be seemless and not ...
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Surface Can't Connect to Tv?

I have a Surface(not pro but not RT) running windows 10. I plugged in my mini port cable in and the hdmi side into the tv yet the tv says no signal but I don't see any picture. I know they are ...
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How to reinstall Windows on Surface Laptop?

I've got a bootable USB stick and am getting to the driver loading stage. I've got the Surface Laptop drivers extracted from the Microsoft driver MSI and parked on another USB stick. I'm able to ...
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Surface Pro 3 keeps failing to boot Windows

This device is about 15 months old. Yesterday i tried to boot the device and noticed it would only boot to the Surface UEFI screen. What I've tried: -Resetting the device using the press and hold ...
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Windows 10: Mouse unresponsive to left and right click

Mouse left and right click buttons unresponsive for periods of time seemly at random. Mouse tried: wired, wireless, wireless, Bluetooth, surface typecover cover touchpad and all possible ...
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Surface Pro 3 Fresco Logic USB 3.0 to HDMI flickering

I bought a big flat screen and a Fresco Logic adapter. I see my USB 3 port is active and working but can't get the screen to stop flickering. I could use a mini Display Port adapter instead (that I ...
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Use headphones and mic both via 3,5mm on Surface

A friend of mine has some trouble connecting a 3,5mm headphone and a 3,5mm mic using the single 3,5mm jack from the Microsoft Surface. We tried different adapters to split one 4 pin jack into two ...
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How to disable HT on Surface

Given a recent security advisory I would like to disable hyperthreading on my Surface Laptop. Presently I have two physical cores providing four logicals. I have read that if I use msconfig.exe boot ...
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Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) remap volume UP/DOWN keys on Type Cover

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 2017. Because volume UP/DOWN buttons are already there on top of the screen next to power button... So I want to remap the volume UP/DOWN keys on the Type Cover. I ...
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Surface keyboard suddenly stopped working

Suddenly my Surface Pro keyboard stopped working. The Fn key stays lit. The mouse pad works but the keys won’t work. Basically nothing can be typed. Keep in mind the Surface works fine. Oh one thing ...
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Windows 10 Sidebar Brightness Percentage changes to Slider Automatically

When I restart my Windows 10 (Surface Pro 4) and swipe the sidebar on the right, I see the brightness app which allows me to conveniently change the brightness using a percentage scale (0% 25% 50% 75% ...
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Trying to boot Surface 4 Pro to WINPE - USB

I've been trying to boot up to WINPE on 2 different Windows 10 tablets from an external USB hard drive. The tablets won't boot from USB. Strange enough, the same external hard drive with the same ...
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Connecting 2 x 4k monitors @ 60Hz to Surface book 2 w display off?

Can the 13" Surface Book 2 with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 option drive 2 x 4k (3840 x 2160) monitors @ 60 Hz if the Surface display is turned off? I think it should be possible since this ...
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Can (or how) can a real keyboard, mouse and monitor be connected to the Microsoft Surface Go?

From the one review I have read so far, the Microsoft Surface Go does not have a video port and only has one "odd shaped" USB port. Hence is it possible to set it up as a “real” computer with a ...
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Surface pro 3 microphone array, how to access them separately?

I have a surface pro 3 and I need to test all of the microphones built in to device(to see if every one of these work). Basically I need to develop an UWP app that can record audio so I can further ...
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How do I enable VT-X on a Surface Book 2? WIN 10, i7-8650U

The processor is an Intel i7-8650U, it supports vt-x. You can boot into the "BIOS" by shutting down and then booting while pressing the volume up button; stop pressing once the Windows logo appears. ...
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Datacolor Spyder 4 Elite fault on Windows 10 version 1803

Since the Windows 10 1803 Upgrade the Datacolor Spyder 4 software doesn't seem to be operating well. The display keeps reverting from the colour profile I have created to the default display colour ...
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Automated program install (and launch) on Surface pro from Linux

I'm currently facing with a task on remotely deploying an UWP (Universal Windows Platform) application on Microsoft Surface pro tablets. In short I'm developing a robot which communicates with ...
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Microsoft Surfacebook use USB as display port

I own a Microsoft Surfacebook 1, and my USB 3.0 is not registered my external monitor. My miniDisplayPort is already hooked up to another monitor, and I would like to avoid paying $100 for a display ...
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Is there a way to restore pen functionality in Windows 10?

Not too long ago, Windows changed how the pen functions in web browsers, Windows Explorer, and many other apps, forcing a screen drag with a basic tap (like a hand tool), rather than selecting text. ...
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Remapping A Virtual On-Screen Keyboard (OSK)?

I used TweakKey to remap a key on my Surface Book 2. I found that the change worked on the physical keyboard, but not on the OSK. Is there a way to re-map the OSK? I know how to do so with AutoHotKey,...
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Surface Book 2: Windows + Arrow Key Bug

When not in tablet mode, when using the tablet keyboard, and when using the Windows + Arrow Key chords/shortcuts, the keyboard disappears when a window goes to 50% of the side of the screen. That's ...
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Cannot Lock, Shutdown, Or Reboot Windows 10

I have no idea how to reproduce this but this has happened several times over the last few weeks and now twice today. ctrl+alt+delete does nothing Start Menu -> Power -> Shutdown does nothing Start ...
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Surface Keyboard Shortcuts in Tablet Mode?

From what I've seen of the Surface Book 2's On-Screen Keyboard in Tablet Mode, many Keyboard Shortcuts wouldn't be possible (e.g. CTRL + Shift + Tab). Are there any good work-arounds to this ...
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Windows 10 automatically unmounts virtual drive on MS Surface

I'm using dokan to create a user mode file system and mount this to a NTFS volume mount point. On Surface Books I noticed, that this file system frequently gets unmounted when the display is put to ...
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How can I connect my Surface Book 2 to two external monitors?

I have a Surface Book 2 (Windows 10) which I want to connect to two external monitors. In total, I wish to have three screens: 1 x Surface Book screen and 2 x external screens. I have extended the ...
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Do Always Connected PCs with ARM processors (e.g. HP Envy x2) allow to run non-Windows-Store executables compiled for ARM?

FFMPEG and Audacity, which were compiled for jailbroken Windows RT before, are relatively CPU-intensive, so I'd assume they'd drain the battery less if compiled for ARM on one of the upcoming Windows ...
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How do I write a kanji with the pen on the Surface Pro 4?

In a previous Windows 10 version I could select to handwrite English words or Japanese kanji from the on-screen keyboard after tapping the keyboard icon in the right-hand corner. That option appears ...
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Alt codes on Surface Book 2

I have a new Surface Book 2 and couldn't find how to enter alt+numpad codes for special characters on the hardware keyboard that comes with it. Is it possible to activate the numpad on the surface ...
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Changing the Resolution of a Remote Desktop Session: Windows Surface 4

When connecting to a remote desktop session, how can the user change the resolution of the session? The Windows Surface 4 has a native resolution of 2736 x 1824 on a 12.3" screen, so it is difficult ...
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Surface Book External Monitor Disconnect

We have a user who was just issues a surface book and surface dock. He is connected to an Acer 27" monitor. We have run into an issue where both monitors keep flickering. During these episodes, there ...
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Restore Surface Pro 4

What button combination do I use to force a clean Windows install on a Surface Pro 4? I’m holding volume up and power for 15 seconds and get a screen that reads Surface UEFI at the top. There are a ...
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Surface Pro 4 : Secure Boot ERROR

I got a big problem with Surface Pro 4 Secure Boot.  I disabled the Secure Boot in order to boot to the Ubuntu live USB drive and install Ubuntu in the hard drive. If I didn't disable Secure Boot, it ...
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Can I flash an English recovery image onto a Japanese Surface Pro 3

I have a Japanese Surface Pro 3 that I would like to convert to a 100% English version of Windows. I have followed other guides and have "converted" the existing Japanese Windows installation to be ...
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Strange window appears when battery is low

When my battery got below 10% today, suddenly this window appeared at the right bottom of the screen: The window does not react to any user input. It can't be removed or put to the background. I don'...
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How to keep dual screens during screensaver on Windows Surface

I've just set up a second external monitor on my work Surface. I don't use the built-in screen so I fold the keyboard up against the Surface ("close the lid"). Now, every time the screensaver starts, ...
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Surface Pro Charger making screeching sound when connected - is it safe?

I just bought a new Surface Pro 2 charger (12V 5A) and I notice that sometimes when I connect it, it makes a whirring sound like the one that used to come from really old modems. It is almost ...
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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 UEFI Firmware driver installs but firmware does not update

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 UEFI Firmware driver installs but firmware does not update The OS is Windows 10 Version 1607 Current version - Surface UEFI firmware: 106.1624.768.0 Attempted update - Surface ...
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2 fingers to zoom screen doesn't work anymore after fall update on surface book

On my Surface book if I try to zoom screen using 2 fingers it doesn't work anymore. It worked before, I suppose it stopped after fall update. Is it known issue? How to fix it? UPDATE: Windows is ...
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Command to detach Surface Book screen

My surface book keyboard is dying :( Keys 1,2,3,4, z,x,c,v and Enter enter multiple characters (e.g. 1 => 123) and the hard detach screen key is not working. I have cleaned the contacts, rebooted ...
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How do I connect a bluetooth mouse with a Surface Pro 4

I have a Logitech Bluetooth mouse, it comes with a USB plug that goes into the USB slot. The problem is that the Surface Pro only has 1 USB port. Can the Surface Pro connect to the Logitech mouse with ...
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Having profiles for minimum services on windows

My Problem: On windows surface, there are number of programs/services that run all the time, causing battery drainage ( I assume ).. I was wondering if there is program tool that can shut done all the ...
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Windows 10 Home with BitLocker encryption - OK to allow updates

I recently began using the Bitlocker encryption that comes with my Windows 10 Home. I would like to try to allow the Redstone/Creator's update + a list of security updates that I postponed, but I ...
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How can I know if there is a connection between my Surface and Typecover?

My Typecover is not working with my Surface Pro (Both "4" versions) How can I know if there is a physical connection, and what the problem is? What is usually the problem on the Surface side when ...
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How to turn bitlocker off on Surface Book

After a fresh new OS install on my surface book, I noticed the following symbol on my hard drive in the explorer: I then went to check on BitLocker in the control panel, and this is what it shows me: ...
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Windows Battery Report shows use before purchasing

I bought Microsoft Surface Book 512GB i7 16GB with original packaging but not from the store directly. The previous owner claimed its brand new and looks like one. I generated Battery Report using : ...
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How can I enable “Miracast over Infrastructure” for non-Surface Hub Windows 10 PCs?

I was very excited to discover an article explaining how I can now use Miracast over a Windows LAN. The technology is called Miracast over Infrastructure. For those unaware, Miracast is the protocol ...