Try plugging the drive in very slowly. A lot of people have reported that doing so keeps the WiFi from cutting out. No one seems to know why but, my guess would be that it gives your WiFi card a few extra milliseconds to deal with the intereference. just a WAG, though.
Here's some instructions for transferring your recovery partition tools to a USB drive. It will delete the partition and free you up some space.
Free up space on Surface tablets - Part 1 - Love my Surface
Eduroam (which is what I think you're referring to) is a PITA as far as I'm concerned we've had more than a few issues with it at at the University of Michigan.
Fortunately, that means I have a suggestion for you: Blow away your connection profile for Eduroam and set it up manually
The Pro/Pro2's can load 3rd party drivers so as long as you can come up with drivers Windows 8.1 likes you should be golden. Fortunately HP does a pretty good job with their drivers and they have some instructions on it here....
Hope that helps,
This might help too: Print from...
It seems a lot short. We did some benchmarking and saw closer to 5 hours for the Surface Pro (Gen 1)
Surface Pro 2 Battery Life Benchmark Test - Love my Surface
The Pro 2, of course, did better but it seems you're only getting half the life you should unless you're steaming movies...
The pen input may have different functions depending on the application. Ironically, I wrote up a post about using and troubleshooting the sytlus on a Surface Pro / Pro 2 today. Hope it helps.
Using the Surface Pro 2 Stylus - Love my Surface
It's a pain to do without a mouse. The "easiest" thing to do is to probably use your stylus and tick the little checkboxes on each file. when you've got the ones you want selected, just tap and drag them to where they need to go (or tap and hold for the right click menu to get at...
Suggestions for a SP case
We did a review of some cases a while back over at LoveMySurface and we really liked the SumacLife hardshell (the one pictured on the linked page and the second one down in the list). It was $30 USD at the time we reviewed it but, really protects the tablet and...
We did a test that pretty much mirrors those results. In addition, we did a streaming movie (Netflix) test to see how something like that would affect the battery life. You might find it interesting: Surface Pro 2 Battery Life Benchmark Test - Love my Surface
jnjroach is right, theres really no functional need to change it but, if you want to for cosmetic reasons (outlook.com address as oppossed to live.com address)...
1) Log into you live.com account
2) Click on the gear icon in the upper right corner
3) Select "More Mail Settings"