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    Wake Up - Mouse Pointer Gone Missing

    If your mouse pointer is missing after waking up your Surface Book from sleep, here's how to get it back:

    1. Detach the Clipboard (screen) and physically remove it from the Base Unit (keyboard).
    2. Re-attach the Clipboard

    This is a workaround until the bug is fixed.
     
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    Wake Up From Sleep

    If your Surface is in sleep mode and won't wake up (screen black, keyboard Caps shift lights up but no wake), try this:
    Press power button for 1 second. Release. Repeat.
     
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    How to lessen the Edge crashes and make your browsing smoother.

    Useing the HOST File method of Ad Blocking with a slight change to the Registry and now Edge works very fast with no Display Crashes on HTML5 Video Ads (like this site).

    http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.zip

    Once you download that file, extract it anywhere and go into the folder and run mvps.bat as administrator. This will install the hosts file mod and now all known ads and malicious sites will be blocked from your PC. However, there is another step to ensure smooth performance with DNS resolution, as large HOSTS files tend to cause issues with the default settings.

    To apply this tweak you need to do the following:

    1. Open Regedit
    2. Navigate to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DnsCache\Parameters
    3. Create a new DWORD “MaxCacheTtl” and set the value to 1
    4. Create a new DWORD “MaxNegativeCacheTtl” and set the value to 0
    5. Reboot your PC
    Once you have done the above, you will have an effective ad blocking solution that will work across your entire system (including Microsoft’s new browser), and with the added tweak there will not be any performance hit in your browsing experience. Without the added tweak you would notice site loading delays, especially with sites like Hulu etc…

    Source: http://www.chris123nt.com/2015/05/05/blocking-ads-with-microsoft-edge-project-spartan/


    Credit jnjroach
     
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    Save yourself some trouble, and perhaps your files, too by enabling Restore Points on your device. This will allow you to revert to how your system was configured before adding software or drivers or changing settings. I create restore points every now and again when all is well.

    Former users of Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Me will probably be happy that Windows 10 also provides this functionality.

    Search for "Restore Point".

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    To relocate OneDrive files to SD card, etc. :
    1) Unlink OneDrive. (Find the Notification Area OneDrive icon, right-click, Settings, Account Tab, Unlink)
    2) Exit OneDrive. Verify it is stopped (Find the Notification Area OneDrive icon, right-click, Exit)
    3) Copy and paste your OneDrive folder to the destination.
    4) Reboot. Start OneDrive (Search, OneDrive). Direct OneDrive to the new location.

    OneDrive can take hours to verify that all of your files match the Cloud. It is best to keep a stable and fast Internet connection during the process, because the verification begins again from the start if your connection is broken. You are finished when OneDrive reports "Up to date." in the notification area.
     
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    Settings that can have shortcuts on the desktop:

    Code:
    Account Info: ms-settings:privacy-accountinfo
    Airplane Mode: ms-settings:network-airplanemode
    Backgrounds: ms-settings:personalization-background
    Battery Saver: ms-settings:batterysaver
    Bluetooth: ms-settings:bluetooth
    Calendar: ms-settings:privacy-calendar
    Camera: ms-settings:privacy-webcam
    Cellular: ms-settings:network-cellular
    Closed Captioning: ms-settings:easeofaccess-closedcaptioning
    Colors: ms-settings:personalization-colors
    Connected Devices: ms-settings:connecteddevices
    Contacts: ms-settings:privacy-contacts
    Data Usage: ms-settings:datausage
    Date and Time: ms-settings:dateandtime
    Dial-Up: ms-settings:network-dialup
    DirectAccess: ms-settings:network-directaccess
    Display: ms-settings:display
    Display: ms-settings:screenrotation
    Ethernet: ms-settings:network-ethernet
    Family & Other Users: ms-settings:otherusers
    Feedback: ms-settings:privacy-feedback
    For Developers: ms-settings:developers
    High Contrast: ms-settings:easeofaccess-highcontrast
    Keyboard: ms-settings:easeofaccess-keyboard
    Location: ms-settings:privacy-location
    Lock screen: ms-settings:lockscreen
    Magnifier: ms-settings:easeofaccess-magnifier
    Manage Wi-Fi Settings: ms-settings:network-wifisettings
    Messaging: ms-settings:privacy-messaging
    Microphone: ms-settings:privacy-microphone
    Mobile Hotspot: ms-settings:network-mobilehotspot
    Motion: ms-settings:privacy-motion
    Mouse & Touchpad: ms-settings:mousetouchpad
    Mouse: ms-settings:easeofaccess-mouse
    Narrator: ms-settings:easeofaccess-narrator
    Notifications & Actions: ms-settings:notifications
    Offline maps: ms-settings:maps
    Optional Features: ms-settings:optionalfeatures
    Other Devices: ms-settings:privacy-customdevices
    Other options (Ease of Access): ms-settings:easeofaccess-otheroptions
    Personalization: ms-settings:personalization
    Power & Sleep: ms-settings:powersleep
    Privacy: ms-settings:privacy
    Proximity: ms-settings:proximity
    Proxy: ms-settings:network-proxy
    Radios: ms-settings:privacy-radios
    Region & Language: ms-settings:regionlanguage
    Sign-In Options: ms-settings:signinoptions
    Speech, Inking, & Typing: ms-settings:privacy-speechtyping
    Speech: ms-settings:speech
    Start: ms-settings:personalization-start
    Storage Sense: ms-settings:storagesense
    Tablet Mode: ms-settings:tabletmode
    Themes: ms-settings:themes
    Typing: ms-settings:typing
    VPN: ms-settings:network-vpn
    Wi-Fi: ms-settings:network-wifi
    Windows Update: ms-settings:windowsupdate
    Work Access: ms-settings:workplace
    Right click an empty space on the desktop, select NEW - SHORTCUT
    Type in the setting identifier in the location box, assign a name, and you are good to go.
     
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    Enable GodMode for a complete "list" of all the setting available. This can be done by creating a folder on the drive or on the desktop and name it

    GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
     
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    Register or Verify Warranty Registration:
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