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    • Truxi
      By Truxi
      Hi there, newbie here.  Just got myself a Surface Pro 2, and I'm looking to put some software on it.  I bought a copy of Manga Studio Ex 4.0 awhile back, but it's on disk.  Is there a way for me to install it?  Preferably without having to buy another piece of hardware?
       
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    • txwaterlily65
      By txwaterlily65
      I decided I wanted to get a tablet to replace my laptop. I did a ton of research.I play a lot of games online. So that let out a lot of options for me. So then I started looking at the ipad...and even the ipad air. Honestly...I was not impressed.I wanted something that i could take pics with if I wanted to. But I also wanted something that I could use usb on without having to buy extra components. I looked ,finally at the surface and then surface pro. Yes it is a bit more expensive. but #1 it does everything I wanted it to.It supports flash witch no other tablet out there does. I got it with 128 gb but I can also upgrade that with micro sd if I want to. Very few others do. It is fast. I have had no issues when playing games. It runs very very smoothly. Its start up is incredibly fast.. Out of the box setup is a breeze.I have used it both with keyboard and without.. The onscreen keyboard is just s easy to use.Windows 8.1...very easy to figure out. And I have an android phone not a windows phone. I feel anyone could figure it out. Yes it is a bit different if you are used to windows 7 but fairly easy to navigate once you figure it out. I have to also say that I have found the touch screen to be very responsive. Both by touch or stylus..I honestly feel that Microsoft has gotten a bad rap over their tablets that they do not deserve. If people actually took the time to see what it really can do.Yes it may be a bit more pricey then the ipad....but the ipad you are stuck with apps from their store. This...you can download any program you want. if you can use it on your computer you can use it on the surface pro 2. The ipad has no option of a regular keyboard as well as no option for upgrading memory or a usb. So all in all I think it is truly the best tablet out on the market for the money.Of course this is just my experience,but I wanted to share for those who may not have purchased and wanted to know what others that actually have used it thought.
    • PRSmith
      By PRSmith
      I bought a Surface Pro 2 in Europe with the Touch Cover 2. The Touch Cover 2 has the EU QWERTZ layout versus the North American QWERTY keyboard. That I could live with BUT the SP@ doesn't recognize the QWEERTZ layout an a bunch of keys don't work correctly. I chatted with MS Support and their answers was the TC2 must be broken. Not likely in my mind, must be a setting somewhere - HELP
    • Tatious
      By Tatious
      Hey all,
      I turn to you becuase I have a serious issue with color banding. I've seen fixes with this by sorting out preferences in the Intel graphics menu- but I have no idea how to pull this up or if I need to install special drivers to do so.
      I've been trying to paint and ANY darker shades just equal banding blobs. It's awful!
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    • Kamala
      By Kamala
      Hi everyone,
      I hope someone here can help me. I just bought a Surface Pro 2, and am loving it. However, one thing that I need to find a solution to is character codes.  I use dozens of special characters a day, and so typing out character codes is second nature to me (©, ®, °, é, •, etc.) I'm wondering if anyone has a solution for how to type (efficiently) character codes on a Surface, since it does not have a number pad. (For those not familiar with character codes, to type © for example, you would make sure Num Lock is turned on on a standard keyboard, and then hold down Alt and type 0169 using the number pad. This cannot be accomplished using the numbers above the QWERTY keys.) The experts at the Microsoft Store confirmed that I can't type character codes on my Surface keyboard. So I'm looking for some sort of solution. For some bizarre reason, the bluetooth number pads (Microsoft and Logitech) are discontinued and CRAZY expensive (look on Amazon or Ebay, all upwards of $150 or $200 depending on brand). I have a cheap USB number pad, but when I hook it up (to the one coveted USB port), it doesn't work with the SP2.
       
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      Thanks in advance,
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