I have a Surface RT (32 GB) and it only has 1.69 GB of space left on the HD. The thing is that I have almost nothing on it (just a few apps that I check and do NOT take a lot of space, and small files), so I don't know what is taking so much space. Does anyone knows where is all that memory going? I have not being able to find it (I have checked the size of the apps, delete the trash can, delete the internet history/cookies)...
Also, I want to upgrade to Windows 8.1. These are the two ways that I have think of doing it, but I will like your opinion on which option is better (or if there is a better way):
Plan 1: take the tablet to its original status (in PC settings > General > Remove everything and reinstall Windows), move the recovery files to a thumb drive (http://www.surfacegeeks.net/forums/index.php?/topic/192-surface-rt-how-to-free-up-4-gigabytes-of-storage-space-on-your-rt/), and do all updates to take it to Windows 8.1
Plan 2: free some space by moving the recovery files to a thumb drive, make the upgrade to Windows 8.1, run a cleanup disk and defragment the drive
Making a backup of the files in the tablet is easy b/c there is not much in it, but my main concerns for the process are: I am going to loose microsoft office? is it going to ask me for any key/license number (if I ever had one, I don't know where it is)? anything else that I am missing?
Hi, I'm thinking of getting a surface 2 for a familiy of 6. Two parents and 4 young children.
The children will need to access school websites that undoubtebly use flash and require a complex username, teacher's email, passcode / pin.
What should I expect performance wise of a surface 2 with 6 people signed into it?
Should I get the larger disk version of the surface because the whole family plans to use it?
Is there an RT version of Last pass or a RT last pass like solution to remember all the passwords for the school sites?
Surface with Windows RT, 32 GB: $499
Surface with Windows RT, 32 GB with Black Touch Cover: $599
Surface with Windows RT, 64 GB with Black Touch Cover: $699
Surface Touch Cover (white, red, black, cyan, or pink): $120
Surface Type Cover: $130
Initial reactions? To high?
Hello Surface Geeks. I listen to your podcast and you asked for people to post what they have from a Windows 8 perspective. Let me first preface this that I am a Microsoft employee. I have been with the company for 8 years and may be a little partial if you ask me about things. I can't give details about futures of Microsoft, but I can definately give you details about experiences and what I see. Here is the list of my current Windows 8 machines:
Surface Pro 128 GB - Primary Work machine (Type Cover) w/ Plugable USB 3.0 Docking station Surface RT 64 GB (2) 32 (2) - Primary Content Consumption Device w/ 64 GB SD and Type Cover Asus ZenBook Prime Touch UX31A - Primary Personal Laptop used for DJing and Lighting Design Samsung DP500A2D-A02UB All-In-One with Touch screen Gateway 23" All-In-One with Touch screen Dell XPS Workstation w/ Dual 22" screens one being a Dell Touchscreen Monitor Samsung Series 9 First Gen Laptop Samsung Series 7 Slate w/ docking station Gateway DX4840-11e Desktop Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 Slate w/ docking station Lenovo W510 Laptop - Old Work Laptop My current phone is a Nokia Lumia 920, however I have had the following phones as well:
Samsung Focus Samsung Focus S Nokia Lumia 900 HTC 8X Other items that might be of interest:
(6) Xbox 360 consoles - Used for Media Extenders and Gaming Dedicated Home Made Media Center Machine Dedicated Windows Home Server HDHomerun Prime w/ 6 HD Cable Feeds and (2) Cable Cards Smithson Martin DVS 32" - http://www.smithsonmartin.com/dvs/ I have a pretty elaborate setup for things and have made it quite simple for household activity, but figured that I would see what questions this list of items would spur...
Oh, and for those that are not Microsoft people. I do keep a stock of other items that I leverage to understand the the competitor solutions such as:
MacBook Pro w/ dual SSD drives 13" non-retina iPad v1 iPod 4th Gen Nexus 7 32 GB Asus Transformer 16 GB
Ok, enough about the hardware... Questions?
I got my Surface RT a few weeks after release. Had my husband take one home to Sweden from New York. One thing I still have not got to work well is how to use the SD card in a good way. For example, how do I get media like music and video to show up in the metro/modern interface apps. As Of now I have to open up one song at a time from the file menu and not a playlist or album.