Surface CD uploads without a driver; what to do?

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  1. Agave Azul

    Agave Azul Member

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    Not sure if I am posting this correctly, so bear with me.
    (If this is not the correct forum, please let me know!)

    I have an SP2.
    Bought my friend a refurbished RT, with 8.1 installed.
    My friend purchased an aftermarket machine with software installation on a CD, to attempt to use with his RT.

    I think its only useful with 2000, XP, Vista.

    Can he run that software on his RT?

    If not, is it possible?

    I'm not a hardware guy; just a MS fan with love for my SP2; as well as his RT.
    (His RT works quite well; may I say!)

    What are his options?
     
  2. benjitek

    benjitek Active Member

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    My Device:
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    Is he able to hook a CD player up to it and get it to work? If so, what happens when he puts the software installation CD in?
     
  3. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Active Member

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    Short answer is no, your friend cannot run that software on a SurfaceRT.

    The RT can only run the software that came with it, or that is obtained via the Microsoft Store app on his RT.
     
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