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    Connect to the strongest WiFi

    I have the exact same problem with my SP4. The only difference is that I am using a 5 GHz network. It's an Orbi mesh router, and all the access points are on the same channel. If it's connected to a weaker network, the SP4 won't connect to the strongest one unless I disable wifi for a long time...
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    External monitor resolution problem

    So after going through several MDP-HDMI adapters, none of them worked. When plugged into the Surface, the best the monitor would display was 2560 x 1080 at 40 Hz (it's capable of 60 Hz). When plugged into the dock, the monitor absolutely refused to work except at very low resolution - and even...
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    External monitor resolution problem

    I just got a new SP4. When I plug it into a monitor (mini display port to HDMI adapter), the maximum resolution I can select is 1920 x 1080. However, the monitor's native resolution is 2560 x 1080, and using exactly the same adapter and cable, my Surface Pro 3 gives me 2560 x 1080 resolution on...
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    UEFI password

    The UEFI gives you a different onscreen keyboard than the one provided by Windows. I haven't had many problems with the Windows version, but the UEFI version is smaller and I think the duplication has to do not with a specific letter, but with sequences of letters that are either identical or...
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    UEFI password

    So I finally figured out what was going on, and I'll describe it here in case anyone is having the same problem. I just couldn't imagine why I'd use a password different from one of my normal "default" passwords that I use for almost everything for which I need low security. After all, if a...
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    UEFI password

    When I got my SP3, I set a UEFI (formerly known as BIOS) password. You can probably see where this is going... I've since forgotten where I wrote it down and fear I'll never find it. My question is whether it's possible for Microsoft to reset the password if I send the device to them, and if...
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