Questions tagged [microsoft-surface-pro]

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External display for Surface Pro 7 stuck in 640 x 480 resolution?

Just got this new system setup Surface Pro 7 (running Windows 10) MS docking station (mini DP port) Dell U2414H display (DP in port) However the external display (U2414H) is stuck in 640 x 480 ...
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Connecting powered USB C hub to Surface pro 6

I have Surface Pro 6 with single USB A 3.0 port. Can I connect USB C hub using USB C to USB A adapter to it and supply power to hub? Hub has power pass through PD connection. Will it damage mainboard?
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Win10 Laptop Only turn off internal monitor but keep pc running AND usable

I'm working on a project and I want to embed an old laptop (Surface Pro with a cracked screen) under a keyboard. I'm looking for a way to have the internal monitor turned off (for battery and heat ...
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Is there any gesture in Windows 10 (tablet mode) to perform an 'undo' or 'redo' operation (Ctrl+z / Ctrl+y)?

When using Windows 10 in tablet mode, is there any gesture for 'undo' (Ctrl+z)? Is there any gesture for 'redo' (Ctrl+y)?
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How to use a Surface pro as a microphone for my desktop?

I'm currently using my Surface pro 4 as a second screen by using the connect to a wireless display functionality, is it possible to also use it as a microphone?
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Can't install WSL2 on surface pro 2017

I followed all the steps outlined on the microsoft docs https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install-win10 only to get the errors "Please enable the Virtual Machine Platform Windows ...
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Microsoft Surface 2 and booting off USB

I'm trying to fix a Surface Pro 2, it says part of the OS has expired, so I grabbed a windows 10 ISO put it on a USB stick. Held the power button and the Volume up and there are no BIOS/UEFI settings ...
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Surface Pro 7 & Miracast

I am uncertain if this is the correct forum but here is my question: I have repeatedly tried to get miracast to work properly with my Samsung KS8000 55in tv. When I connect wirelessly, I can see the ...
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USB type C to type A adapter for surface pro 6

Recently, I bought a USB type C to type A adapter and when I connected it to my Surface Pro 6 I encounter the error Unknown USB device (Device Descriptor Request Failed). Also, I found the following ...
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Recent Kernel problems on W10 Surface Pro 7

Recently my pc has started to experience more and more crashes, the strangest is when doesn't even show BSOD, it only reboots immediately. When I check event viewer for logs it shows the following: ...
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Stop turn off display from going to lock screen

I have a Surface, when the display turns off after idling, it always goes to the lock screen. How do I stop this? I want it to, as it says, just turn off the display. I've tried this suggestion and it ...
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Will a Surface Pro 7 output HDCP-protected video over USB-C-to-HDMI?

I wish to connect my Surface Pro 7 to an HDMI video capture device attached to my Linux PC, in order to record the output. I do not wish to record HDCP-protected content - I just want to capture ...
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Unable to install Windows Update on Microsoft Surface Pro X

I have a new Microsoft Surface Pro X 128GB. When I tried to do a Windows Update installation via restart, it fails to install, with the error code 0x800f0922. I have searched for a solution for this, ...
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Error code 0x80070003 while upgrading windows 10 from 1809 to 1909

I have trouble upgrading my computer (Surface Pro 1 128GO, bought in 2014 on Windows 8.1 pro in Europe) from Windows 10 Pro 1809 to 1909. Windows Update always return the same error code (0x80070003)....
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Why can't I see some files in Powershell?

I installed wsl on my surface pro x. Explorer.exe or cmd.exe shows the wsl.exe but Powershell doesn't. I don't know why that happens.
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WSL2 on Microsoft Surface Pro X

I purchased MS Surface Pro X and updated Windows to Version 1903 (OS Build 19018.1) using the Insider Program. I followed the WSL2 doc and installed Ubuntu 18.04 for ARM. Everything seemed fine but ...
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Surface Pro 6 goes Standby every 30min-ish (SC_MONITORPOWER)

My Surface Pro 6 behaves weirdly ever since I had it, but I can't really figure out why. Sometimes during the day or mostly during the evening the system goes in standbymode. It happens every ...
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Force (correct) ultrawide resolution on Monitor

I have an LG Ultrawide monitor with a native resolution of 2560x1080, now paired with a Surface Pro 6 (SP6) running Windows 10 Pro x64 (I upgraded). I am using a Mini Display Port to HDMI adapter for ...
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MS Surface Keyboard Cover not recognized by MS Surface Pro 3

My Surface Pro 3 cover mysteriously stopped working (other USB keyboards work). I’ve exhausted all of the steps from the Internet and am hoping for some advice here on what to try next. Clean the ...
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Surface Type Cover stops working when rotated

I'd like to be able to use my Surface Pro 6 in this sort of position: The rotation lock button is disabled when the keyboard is connected, so I first disconnected the keyboard and enabled rotation ...
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Switching from Ubuntu 18.04 to Windows 10 on Surface Pro 2017

I have a Surface Pro 2017 64-bit with Ubuntu 18.04. I'd like to revert back to Windows 10. I've been trying for 2 days now to switch from Ubuntu 18.04 to Windows 10 on my Surface Pro, but I haven't ...
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Using Android Studio on a Surface Pro(5th gen)

I am someone who wants to build an app using Android Studio. An important function of Android Studio is to test the app that is being developed. I tried testing on a virtual device but it refuses to ...
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Can I use a Surface Pro Signature cover (keyboard+touchpad) with a desktop computer?

Over the past 8 years I've been working exclusively on a Macbook laptop, and I really think it feels ergonomically much better to have the small form factor keyboard + a good touchpad at the center ...
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I cannot update my Surface Pro 6 to Windows 10 1809

I did both of them. Settings -> Update & Security Click 'Update now' of https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 and execute Windows10Upgrade9252.exe There are several users ...
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Surface Pro 5 hangs when notification prompt occurs

I have a Surface Pro 5 With Windows version : 1803 (17134.1) When I click on Microsoft Teams or when the "notification center" slides on a popup about a new email. The notification popup gets stuck ...
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I am in a EU country where it says on the socket 16 A / 250 volt. Can I charge my laptop which takes 100-240 volt / ~1 A?

My laptop started turning off randomly and I thought maybe it's because of this socket.
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Surface Pro not recognizing keyboard

I am trying to fix a Surface Pro 3/Windows 10 machine that will not detect the MS Keyboard (magnet). I have performed the Volume Up buttom and Power Button 'fix' and it fixed nothing. I have ...
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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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Why my surface pro asks for BitLocker recovery key?

I have a latest Microsoft surface pro and would like to install a Linux system on it. There were some installation problem with the Linux and I gave up. But when I tried to perform normal booting, the ...
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Do tablets support External HDDs?

I have found different models of popular external HDDs sometimes not working with tablets such as Microsoft's Surface Pro. The question of compatibility arises because of the power requirement for ...
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Has stereo mix really disappeared from Surface Pro / Windows 10?

I cannot find stereo mix anywhere on my surface pro (5). Looking on Internet, seems people have same problem https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/surface/forum/surfpro4-surfmusic/how-can-i-enable-...
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Power settings on Windows 10 for WiFi

Looks like my WiFi is falling a sleep after a certain time and it takes a long time for it to wake up. Is there a setting somewhere that would prevent my WiFi from falling a sleep? I'm on a Surface ...
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My surface pro 4 suddenly doesn't turn on at all

I'm using my Surface Pro 4 normally by yesterday. The performance is i7 CPU, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. I finished my homework with the Surface (just editing some Google Docs documents) and pressed the ...
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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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Surface pro5 locks when I use touch screen or pen

My new Microsoft surface pro5 has a problem when I use the touch screen. It locks the screen and I'll have to login in again. This happens for instance when I touch a free area on the desktop and ...
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Wireless mouse not working while travelling

I'm travelling and I brought my surface pro 4 laptop with me and a wireless mouse (+receiver) and the mouse does not work. The pointer does not move at all. It's this type: It did work briefly when ...
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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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What charger does the surface pro 2 use?

As far as I am aware there is only one kind of charger spec (volt and amps) that works with the surface pro 2. As far as I know the charger spec is: 12 V 3.6A. Is there anything other than this for ...
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Surface power supply with a USB charging port flickering on mobile

According to this link https://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-au/support/hardware-and-drivers/battery-and-power?os=windows-10&=undefined#USB10 I can connect my Moto to be charged via the USB port on ...
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How does Bitlocker recognize a new device?

I have a Microsoft Surface tablet, removed the encrypted drive, and used an SSD adapter to access it. Therefore Bitlocker detected that the SSD is not on the original device and it asked for my ...
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new domain computer dragging down whole office network

I've got a problem that I'd like to share as we're stumped... I'll start at the beginning. In the office, we are pretty average I guess - about 20 windows computers on the network in all, all on our ...
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Ubuntu USB wont boot on Surface pro 3

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on the EFI partition of a USB drive with rEFInd as default bootloader. The OS runs without problems on my PC but wont boot on the Surface, instead it just "skips" it and boots ...
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Swipe up/down on Surface Pro 4 Windows 10 doesn't work

I have Surface Pro 4 connected with a type cover. Most of the swipe gestures like 3 fingers swipe down, 4 fingers swipe left/right to switch between apps are working flawlessly. For some reasons, ...
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TPM not found on Surface Pro 3

When I tried booting my device today, I got to the BitLocker Recovery. After entering the key my Surface Pro 3 booted up normally. However, when I rebooted the device I got again into the BitLocker ...
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USB port strange behavior / Unknown USB Device (Code 43)

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro, running windows 10 Pro. My USB port (the one and only) suddenly appeared to have a problem. Every device I connect (e.g. mouse, printer, hard drives, flash drives), I ...
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Windows 10 start button (and some programs) not working for some domain users

We have a Surface Pro 2 that some users are using for their presentations. Recently other departments also wanted to try it out before buying their own. We had one of them login but some taskbar ...
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Writing over PDFs on a Microsoft Surface?

I bought a Microsoft Surface primarily for taking notes during lectures and also writing notes on PDFs that I am studying. I bought it after seeing how useful this functionality was on my friends ...
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Launching the windows 10 screen sketch using a command line

I want to use the windows 10 screen sketch and launch it with a single click. I know I can configure the pen to launch it - but that's not good for me. I want to be able to launch it from the Volume ...
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Deleting bootable devices no longer used in Microsoft Surface Pro firmware

I'm not able to reboot my surface with a uefi usb neither sd card as they appear as USB Class Device not UEFI USB. I'm attempting to make a clean install and can't access my bootable usb device. The ...
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Surface Pro 3 randomly goes to sleep while I'm using it

As per this reddit thread, 2 other users and myself (and indeed I've had this on completely different Lenovo machine) are having an issue where the Surface will put itself to sleep even while being ...