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Surface Pro 3 suddenly will not boot from USB

I created a bootable Ubuntu 22.04 USB stick and successfully booted from it on a Surface Pro 3. I successfully "tried" ubuntu on the Surface Pro, and then decided to go ahead and install. I ...
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How to fix Surface Pro 7 stuck in boot loop?

I'm trying to fix a Surface Pro 7 with Windows 10 that is stuck in a boot loop. It tries to start, flashes up the Windows logo, then quits and restarts again. And again. And again... Hard reboot ...
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After using Clonezilla on a Surface Pro 7+ BitLocker is triggered

I do not have BitLocker activated, I have never even used it. To be able to start Clonezilla from a USB stick, I disable Secure Boot. After cloning a Surface Pro 7+ running Windows 11, trying to start ...
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Hard Links Not Updating when I Rerun STATA script

I have created a hard and symbolic between the output file for one STATA script to the input file for the next script. I would like that when I run the first script and the output file is updated the ...
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MS Surface Book Pro. Battery Died Suddenly

I have a Windows Surface Book Pro. device. The battery was healthy and works for as much as I needed. Out of a sudden, the battery today does not work at all. If I plugged the cable, the device turns ...
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What does Gt and Go RAM mean on my Surface Pro 9 packaging?

There is a sticker on the packaging for my Surface Pro 9 which I assume is some kind of technical specification, but I don't fully understand it. If I look in Task Manager I can see I do indeed have ...
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Surface Pro - preventing boot loop by changing where boot code is stored

Is there a way to change it so that the Surface Pro boot sequence is loaded from the UEFI MaskROM each time instead of being cached in RAM to prevent a boot loop in the future? I just encountered this ...
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Menubars etc individually scaled for different apps in Win 11

I recently bought a Surface Pro 8 with Win 11 and I am experiencing something very odd and annoying: The menubars and everything else seems to be scaled differently for every program. Specifically for ...
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How to remove GRUB from Windows laptop (MS Surface Pro 3) - the 4x BootRec commands did not work

I have Windows 11 running on my MS SP3 laptop. I had Ubuntu also installed, but removed the partitions for it. The laptops DOES still boot, but I have to type "exit" at the GRUB screen - how ...
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Keyboard not working on Surface Pro 7

I got a Surface Pro 7 and my keyboard is not working properly. In fact, in the past, the keyboard was working when it was not magnetized to the screen itself. Now, I'm forced to magnetized/stuck it ...
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trying to install openSuse Leap 15.3 alongside existing windows10 on my surface pro

Device Spec Windows Spec Disk Partition in Windows Now, when I restart and boot using a openSuse Leap 15.3 bootable USB, i expect to see a 100 GB disk that I could partition as required (root, home, ...
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new battery, wear level is 67.7%,16.3%, 8.9%, then 7% at the 3rd charge Cycle, is normal?

I just installed an OEM battery on my Surface Pro 4. At the very beginning, the battery Wear Level is 67.7%. Then I tested it with discharge and charge cycles. The Wear Level reduces as the following ...
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Wikipedia small writing on surface pro

When I use the English version of Wikipedia on my Surface Pro it apparently thinks I have a large screen resulting in the display of unreadably small writing. I have two Surface Pros both with this ...
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How to enable multi-touch gestures on surface pro 7

I've installed libinput gestures but when I run sudo libinput debug-events I do not see any pinch events. How do I enable them on ubuntu Gnome. I am on a surface pro 7 and have verified that "...
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Is there a way to run Minecraft Java Edition on a Surface pro X? (16GB RAM, SQ2 processor)

I would like to run Minecraft Java edition on my Surface pro X (16GB RAM, SQ2 processor) without a VM. Is there a way? Thanks!
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Surface Pro 5 infinite boot loop issue

My surface suddenly won't boot. After pressing a power button, it shows a Windows Logo and turns off. Volume-Up + Power button not working USB Recovery inserted + Volume-Down + Power button not ...
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Windows 10 - Surface Pro 5 missing Sleep option

I cannot get my Surface Pro 5 to sleep. It only knows how to hibernate. Steps taken: Restarted Let Windows Update run Change power plan settings Change advanced power plan settings Run the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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