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    Windows has "Expired" / Surface 3 Won't Start

    I upgraded several months ago from my Surface 3 to the Surface Pro 4, but I donated the S3 to the nonprofit where I work. Now it's come to my attention that when we try to boot it up, it takes us to a screen that says our version of Windows has 'expired' and that we need to use a recovery USB...
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    Rumors of a Surface 4

    Are there any credible rumors of a Surface 4? This one offers speculation without proof.... Microsoft confirms it will stop production of Surface 3 - Surface 4 ahoy?
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    It was a good run...

    There are rumors now of a SURFACE 4: Microsoft confirms it will stop production of Surface 3 - Surface 4 ahoy?
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    Can I make Google stop nagging me about Chrome!

    Ok sometime in late spring, Google decided that EVERY-FREAKING-TIME I visit YouTube or GMail or Google Voice with the Edge browser, they will **ahem** gently remind me that there's a better browser to use with their products called Chrome, and please won't I consider downloading it?......and...
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    Just bought my SP4! What are your favourite apps?

    If we're discussing purely "mobile apps," as in, from the app store, after the novelty has worn off, the apps that I still consistently use (at least once a week if not daily) are: Drawboard PDF, Redditing (Reddit app), Facebook (although I usually use the browser to actively do Facebook, I rely...
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    Surface Pro 4 firmware/hardware updates 4/19/2016

    Like many others, I also got the BSOD....it rebooted, seems to have installed most of the files, but left one uninstalled: driver update for Intel(R) Control Logic. Still won't install it.
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    Running Android Apps Without Triggering Fan

    Wow, had no idea there were that many options. I knew of three. :)
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    Running Android Apps Without Triggering Fan

    I've stopped using Android apps as much on my Surface Pro 4, because it seems like, as soon as I start up the Android system, within a minute or so, the fan has kicked on. Does anyone know of an Android emulator / program that will not so easily cause the fan to come on?
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    will there be a Surface 4 (non-Pro)

    This summer, I will buy something in that size and form factor. If a Surface 4 is available, that's what I'll get. If not I'll get the Google Pixel C. (Either way, I'm keeping the Surface Pro 4).
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    How to make the i5/i7 SP4 fanless

    I started noticing that my fan was coming on, but after some trial-and-error, I discovered it was always when either I had Chrome running or the Spotify desktop program. Since I listen to music on my Amazon Echo, I really had no use for Spotify on my Surface, so I got rid of it, and now I'm...
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    Surface Pro 4 - I feel ashamed for buying it.

    Agreed. I had a few inconsequential issues that have resolved themselves with subsequent updates.
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    Surface Pro 4 - I feel ashamed for buying it.

    I sensed this person was a troll, and he eventually confirmed it when he said: " Also, the Microsoft Store is so poor in the apps library that i can't even find a decent PDF reader where i could add and personalize my own library. Something that could at least be 50% of what IBooks is. In other...
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    Share your desktop

    Here's mine.
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    Kindle Problems on Surface Pro 4

    Someone reminded me that there is a desktop version of Kindle, so I downloaded it.....and it works fine.
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    Kindle Problems on Surface Pro 4

    Since getting my Surface Pro 4, I've not been able to get the Kindle app working. It installs but as soon as I try to download one of my books that I've already purchased, I get an error that says something like "Error downloading content." I've tried many times over the past couple of months...

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