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 have a Surface Pro 4 i7 with 512GB which was very expensive! After a couple of months I have noticed that sometimes when I put it to sleep it won't wake up and I have to reset the whole thing. I love the device and use it a lot, and I twitted Microsoft and they contacted me and say that I have to replace it... I am OK with that but I live in UK and the service is from USA, they say they do not have my device and have to send me a refurbished one, on the other hand I can see the UK store has my model.
My question is, what do you guys think of refurbished devices? Does it affect the performance? I am not too annoyed about the issue, I just do not put it to sleep anymore, but on the other hand it is annoying that a new and expensive item does not work properly. What would you guys do? I mostly use my Surface to draw with Illustrator and Photoshop...
I would appreciate any short of advice and help!
Thank you very much!
I'm experiencing intermittent function of my touch cover. Often, when I turn the surface on, the keyboard does not respond. I need to disconnect it and reconnect it, then it instantly works. This doesn't happen every time, but it's happened 5-6 times in the short time I've had it. Anyone else seeing this?
I'm thinking either new connections that need to 'break in', drivers that need updating, or a faulty keyboard.
I'm not 100% sure about this so am posting on here to see if anyone else has had the same issue. There seem to be creaks being made when I try to press the buttons of the Surface keyboard that are near the corners. Also, there appears to be a bubble of air underneath part of the cover, near the mouse pad. The creaks make the cover uncomfortable to use.
Has anyone else experienced these? I'm going to try to get a replacement cover!
By Mr Bill
Good day all,
Here is a question that I have not seen asked. I am looking at getting a Surface RT for my wife next month and am wondering if anyone has been able to get a Zune HD to work the unit, either in the Xbox music app or some other way.
Thanks for your time.