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    Surface Book and the Surface Dock External Display Issues

    I purchased the adapters that Microsoft recommended on their 'Troubleshooting Surface Dock' page. Troubleshoot Surface Dock | Get help with docking station for Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book However, the adapter they recommend (HDMI is the one I purchased), doesn't equal a...
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    Solved Surface Dock Ethernet Drivers

    Just as a follow-up, in case anyone else runs into this. After the Server 2012R2 Essentials restore, the PC would not boot, but blue screen with error 0xc000000e. To fix, I used a Windows 10 bootable USB drive, went to the repair settings, advanced, command prompt and entered the following...
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    Solved Surface Dock Ethernet Drivers

    Ok, good to know. I'll try the restore again, maybe something happened with this one.
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    Solved Surface Dock Ethernet Drivers

    I agree with that. One other question.. After your restore completed, did the SB boot directly? Or did you have to set bootrec MBR and such. I restored but getting a 0xc00000e blue screen (boot inaccessible), which I'm planning to fix with the repair wizard.
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    Solved Surface Dock Ethernet Drivers

    Just as a follow-up, bought the j5 USB Ethernet adapter as you recommended. It worked like a champ, didn't even have to tell it where to find drivers as they were in the core drivers list. Thanks for your help!
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    Solved Surface Dock Ethernet Drivers

    Yeah, I also tried the Microsoft USB Ethernet adapter that I had from my previous SP3, turns out it is exactly the same hardware as what is in the Surface Dock with the same driver (Model 1663). My next step was to go buy a generic USB to Ethernet from Best Buy. I'm happy to know I was on the...
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    Solved Surface Dock Ethernet Drivers

    I received a replacement Surface Book from Microsoft yesterday, and I'm trying to do a bare-metal restore using Windows Server 2012R2 Essentials. In order to perform a restore, I must have a wired connection to connect to the server. The Essentials Restore boots from a USB drive and gives you...
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    After all of the updates,,,, My SB turned on in my bag!!!

    To be safe, I enabled hibernation mode and manually put it in hibernate before I take it anywhere. Yes, it takes a few more seconds to boot, but better that than find a hot plate and dead battery when you need it.
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    Surface Book on Dock

    Do you have anything connected to the network port on the dock? If so, it will try to use the network port as a primary, and wireless as secondary. When docked, check the 'Network and Sharing Center', under your 'active networks', see if both wired and wireless shows.
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    Surface Book + Surface Dock - 'Too Many USB hubs are connected together'

    I think there might be something more sinister going on. I disconnected the extra hub altogether as a starting point. A few minutes later, my mouse and keyboard stopped working, the system tray started popping in and out USB connected devices (currently only mouse and keyboard) and eventually...
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    Surface Book + Surface Dock - 'Too Many USB hubs are connected together'

    That sounds plausible, but why doesn't the SP3 give an error when I connect it to the same surface dock? Maybe the surface book is more sensitive? Actually, from my experience with the surface book, I'd say it's very sensitive, and not in a completely good way.
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    Surface Book + Surface Dock - 'Too Many USB hubs are connected together'

    I've been getting an error (see image below) whenever I disconnect and reconnect my Surface Book to my Surface Dock. My dock is connected to one Anker AH241 USB hub with only two devices plugged into it. Granted, my USB hub is a 13 port, but it never gave me errors when it was connected to a...
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    Solved Surface Book Pen - eraser clicks but no writing

    Looks like a cold power down solved it. Thanks for your help!
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    Solved Surface Book Pen - eraser clicks but no writing

    Yes, thank you. I went through that prior to posting the question. Nicely written, but didn't solve my issue.
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    Disable SD card?

    I imagine it would be for DoD or corporate environments where external drives are disabled to limit data walk.

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