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?
I stated on episode 3 of the podcast, http://surfacegeeks.net/the-surface-geeks-podcast-episode-3.html , that I think I made a mistake getting the 32 Gb version. I have not loaded a whole lot, YET. I plan on installing a lot more this week and weekend. So far it has just been testing for me.
I'm not entirely sure of the return policy but I'm thinking of returning this one and getting a 64. What do you think?
So, you went out and bought your Surface Pro or RT and you brought it home and thought this is awesome how small these are... Then you walk over to put it in your laptop bag and you are like "WOW this won't work!" So, I jumped out looking for something that did not eat my Surface like a tiny dog biscuit to a great dane.
So, I found the solution that I was looking for...
Yes boys and girls it is a perfectly sized laptop bag for the Surface RT / Pro. It is good to note that this thing not only perfectly fits the surface, but all of the other items you might want to bring. Tons of pockets and zippers and such.
Oh and did I mention that I love the fact that this thing has an awesome orange interior that gives it a little character. If you like it comes in black and orange as well.
The material is a smooth nylon-like material keeping it from having issues with getting a little wet and stain resistant. I absolutely love this thing. I would give some cons, but I can't find anything wrong with it.
Here is the link to allow you to go there now and buy this immediately. I have had mine for months and I have to say there is nothing else out there that compares... (that I have seen)
Oh... here is the link for it in black
I am going to post pictures later, but wanted to share.
I work for Microsoft and I wanted to share this little known feature of Windows 8 or should I say IE 10. First things first. If you have an Exchange 2013 account then you have access to something called Outlook Web App. This is the web-browser version of the Outlook client.
If you would like on RT or on Windows 8 full to get offline access to your email, then you simply go to the settings button, which is in the upper right hand corner of the interface. The icon looks like a gear. There is a something called offline settings. This will allow you to walk through the steps to allow you to simply go to the site, which I pinned on my RT, and it will allow you full access to your email. It works just like Outlook in offline mode. This is an amazing option for people that have an O365 account or Exchange 2013. Again you have to do this from IE 10. You can choose which one the modern UI or desktop UI, however it only works in the version that you do it in. You can do it in both, but I would reccomend doing this in only the one you plan to use.
Forgive me, but I still get confused regarding what works on a Surface RT when they talk about Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Phone 8. Microsoft announced that the new Halo game is only available ONLY on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Does this mean that it will NOT work on an RT? It seems off that they will make a version that works on a phone and skip right over the Surface RT. Can someone clear this up for me? Thanks...