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

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How to speed up YouTube on an old Surface RT (Surface 1, not Pro)?

I have an old MS Surface RT (version 1, not Pro) which until now I still used to watch videos on YouTube. It did the job just fine until about a month ago. Now when I open YouTube in Internet Explorer ...
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Windows rt connect to Windows 10 by remote desktop of Windows lagging so bad not because of connection or bandwidth. It is visual that cause it

I want to keep this simple as possible. Problem: connection from Windows rt 8.1 surface rt lagging stuttering delay when scrolling multiple browser in one screen. Not a problem with splashtop and ...
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Is there a way to install Windows RT on x86 notebook? [duplicate]

Is there a way to install Windows RT on my x86 notebook? I have the Yoga 3 Pro. I want to install Windows RT (if possible) on a USB Flash Drive (and boot the Windows from there)
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Partition Manager for Windows 8.1 RT

I've inherited a Surface 2 & it's UEFI would not let me boot to any other means other than the internal drive. I've tried even booting to a USB recovery drive created within the windows ...
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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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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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Windows RT unable to add/reuse Microsoft user account

Recently, I need to add a user account to Windows RT (Surface 2). I got an error of Sorry, we couldn't connect to Microsoft services right now. If this problem persists, search for "network problems"...
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Why can't Windows RT run regular Windows programs?

What is special about Windows RT that makes it unable to run regular Windows programs that didn't come from the app store? I understand that Windows RT was used with ARM processors, but some of my ...
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Windows 8.1 RT keep searching for update after installation of KB2919355 April 2014 Update 1

I have a tablet that run Windows 8.1 RT. I did a restore few days ago then I started do the updates availables in Windows Update. After a few Update/Reboot cycles, KB 2919355 April 2014 Update 1 was ...
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Downgrade Microsoft Surface RT to Windows 8.0

I want to downgrade my Surface RT (1st generation) from Windows RT 8.1 back to its original Windows RT 8.0. I attempted to reset it (which reinstalled Windows) and am still left with Windows RT 8.1. I ...
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How to install Windows RT updates offline and silently?

I have a bunch of Surface tablets, that are outdated. Short question: How do I download all the updates, and install the updates on all tablets. Right now, can't find an easy way to download all the ...
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How to add a enviroment variable without GUI [duplicate]

Is there a way how I can add a new environment variable specifically PATH without going into control panel etc. Is there a file I can edit for this or a command line argument that can do the same ...
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How to fix a Surface 2RT touch screen which doesn't respond

I've been pulled into diagnosing a problem on a Surface 2RT. The touch screen has stopped responding. However, the Windows key on the tablet below the screen does respond. As recommended from sites ...
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Mail encryption on Windows RT

Is it somehow possible to use mail encryption preferably via GPG on Windows RT? Since on a Windows RT Surface tablet you only have access to Windows Mail as an app in the store, there is no fancy ...
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Windows RT will not reset/refresh/install apps

Here's the situation. A family member has the Lumia 2520, a simply brilliant creation by Nokia. I have added an SD card to expand memory and pointed all the libraries, including OneDrive to that ...
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Instal 3rd party applications on surface 2 rt 8.1

Does anyone know if there is a valid script yet to unlock windows 8.1 RT? To install applications recompiled for ARM, Or will there be one for the possible update to windows 10 RT (even though ...
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Install an alternative browser on Surface with 32bit Tegra 3 Processor

I found no solution to replace Internet Explorer on my surface 32 Bit ARM-Processor. I tried to install the RT Jailbreak Tool for Windows RT 8.0 But that one doesn't seem to work on my Surface with ...
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Would ARM-compiled PortableApps work on Windows 8.1 RT?

I have the possibility of owning a Microsoft Surface. It's clearly not possible to install apps downloaded from the Internet. But is it still possible to launch executables stored on an SD card or USB ...
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Background static when using headphone with Microsoft Surface

I am using Microsoft Surface 2 (non-pro) tablet, and I like to use headphone with it. The problem is that whenever I plug a headphone in and I play something, I hear this statics background sound. It ...
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Surface 2 tablet: moving apps to sd card triggers errors

I'm trying to move the WindowsApps folder to my SD card on my Surface 2 tablet. It's a 32 GB model, and already out of storage. As a workaround (Windows RT forces uses to install only on the built-in ...
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shell:(foldername) doesn't work

I've accidentally deleted two of my user folders - Pictures and Videos on Windows RT 8.1. I've restored them using registration entries. The folders are restored but when I try to search for the ...
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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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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 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 the ...
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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

I recently upgraded my Surface with Windows RT to Windows RT 8.1. When I close the Type Cover, the screen shuts down as it should. However, if I leave the cover on overnight, the display screen ...
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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 utility ...
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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 or Chrome 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 disabled....
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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 ...