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    Dead battery in SP3. Impossible to get it serviced by Microsoft

    Last week the battery in my SP3 failed. 7whr indicated capacity left. Lasts for about 20 minutes on battery. I called the Microsoft Business support numbers at Global Customer Service phone numbers which resulted in a string of promises about phone calls back from technical engineers that I...
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    No external display on resume from hibernate

    I know that this is generally an issue with displayport - I've had the issue in one way or another across a couple of laptops/docking stations/monitors. Now my setup is a SP3 with docking station connected to a Dell 4k monitor. On 8.1 I had this issue on occasion, but it generally worked...
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    Inappropriate ads being served

    Recently I've been getting ads served here that I consider inappropriate for work. It's only this site, and only in the last couple of weeks. I use this site primarily to keep up to date with the Surface for work purposes, and would appreciate not having ads shown that I would feel uncomfortable...
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    Surface Pro 3 color gradients on external disply with Intel Graphics Driver

    I've heard of this problem frequently before, but it usually seems to be with the Microsoft version of the driver, and the recommended fix is to install the Intel driver. I already use the Intel driver in order to be able to use my 4k monitor, and when I updated to the latest version recently, I...
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    MicroSD write speeds limited to ~20MB/s

    I purchased a 128GB Lexar 633x card recently http://www.amazon.com/Lexar-High-Performance-MicroSDXC-Reader-LSDMI128BBNL633R/dp/B00O1M21H8/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8 It is supposed to have write speeds on the order of 40MB/s, but under no circumstance am I getting much more than about...
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    Dual 4k monitor experiences

    A few days ago my Dell P2715q developed a line of dead pixels down one side of the screen. That was unfortunate, but Dell support sent me out a replacement display. I received it today, so while I had two working displays in my possession, I hooked them both up to verify that I could get them...
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    Windows Updates not taking

    For the last couple of months I've been under the impression that I keep installing some of the same Windows updates over and over. It seems like it is nearly always telling me that there are updates to be installed on the log-in screen. I haven't paid it too much attention because otherwise...
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    Post your battery life

    I see all sorts of claims about battery life here. I'd like this thread to be for posting actual battery life as reported by the battery report obtained by running powercfg /batteryreport If you aren't sure of how to do this, open a command prompt with administrative rights and run the above...
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    How to re-open previous session in IE

    Since switching from Chrome to IE11 there have been a number of small issues I've been trying to adapt to. One of the frustrating ones is that IE is far less persistent about preserving my open tabs when I have to shut down the browser. I think I have every option set to remember my tab history...
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    Thoughts for the next generation dock

    I'm just getting settled in with my docking station here at work, and it occurs to me what I would really like to see in a future docking station (or at least as an option) is a dock that allows me to adjust the Surface to near horizontal to use it as an accessory writing pad when docked to my...
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    Auto-correct in IE Touch

    On my SP3 I use the Touch version of IE fairly regularly with the Type keyboard. The auto-correct function seems only half baked here. It is extremely aggressive about replacing entire words, gives me no warning that it is going to do so, and I often have to re-type the same word several times...

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