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    Problems with Office 2016

    Is anyone else having problems running Office 2016 on their SB? When I use Excel, PowerPoint and Word, the SB will often crash when I close a file, especially a file that I have opened from One Drive. Since I store most of my stuff on One Drive, this has become very inconvenient. I have...
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    Solved Surface Book is Going Back

    My Surface Book crashes repeatedly during sleep, and occasionally during use. I also occasionally get the hot bag issue, where I close the lid, put the SB in my bag, and two hours later I could fry an egg on the SB and the battery is depleted. I have run the DSIM procedure and I have...
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    Freezing, Black Screen, Generally a POS

    I was hoping that the most recent October firmware updates might have fixed my SB issues, but alas no. Everything was working nicely for a couple of days. Then, this morning, after leaving the SB plugged in and on all night with the lid closed, I unplugged it and took it to class. When I opened...
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    Sleep issues ... again (sigh)

    When I purchased my SB back in October of 2015, it was plagued with sleep/hibernate issues. Failing to wake from sleep, getting hot during sleep, battery draining during sleep, Windows Hello not working after sleep, etc., etc. It was very, very frustrating trying to work with a computer when it...
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    Cannot disable lock screen after Ann Update

    Since the AU, I can no longer disable the lock screen on my SB. I have edited the registry to include the NoLockScreen string and set it to 1. I have edited the group policies/admin options to disable the lock screen. Whenever the SB wakes from sleep, I have to dismiss the splash screen by...
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    What if Microsoft had waited?

    It is very interesting to me that the volume of new posts regarding bugs and issues with the Surface Book has now dwindled to almost nothing. This reflects my own experience, where my SB is now functioning as I expected it to function and as it was advertised to function. That leaves me...
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    Screen Brightness at 100%

    Sometimes when I reboot my Surface Book (e.g. because my detach-auto-rotate is broken again), the screen will be at 100% brightness, even though all the settings are set to 50%. The screen brightness bar in settings will show 50%, and the screen icon if you press Fn-delete will show 50%, but...
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    Surface Book Behaving Better

    My SB (no dGPU) has been behaving fairly well for the past several days. This represents a significant improvement, since I have rarely had several days in a row where I have not had to troubleshoot something on my SB. On the whole, my Surface Book experience has been characterized by...
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    How far does $400 million go?

    Microsoft paid the NFL $400 million to promote the Surface. The campaign was, by every account, a complete and utter failure. I don't know how much Microsoft software engineers make, but if they make say $80,000 a year, that means the $400 million Microsoft spent promoting the Surface could have...
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    Password Required on Wake from Sleep

    After the newest updates (2/17/2016), my SB requires a password (or Windows Hello) every time it wakes from sleep. This is a major PITA in tablet mode, since Windows Hello does not really work in portrait mode. (This is also despite every Windows setting being set to not require a password on...
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    Arc Touch Mouse Surface Edition - Scrolling Problem

    I bought a new Arc Touch Mouse Surface Edition with my Surface Book, and quite often it will lose its ability to scroll. When it happens, the mouse will first have a bit of trouble scrolling, going from multiple lines to only one line, or scrolling one way but not the other, and then it will...
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    SB does not wake from sleep

    Since the recent updates, my SB (i5/8/128) is working very well. The only real issue that remains (other than the odd freeze) is that when I open the lid in the morning, sometimes (not always) the book will not wake from sleep. The power is on, because I can detach the keyboard and reattach, and...
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    A tale of two Surface Books ...

    I bought two Surface Books. Same model - i5/8Gb/128Gb, same retailer, same price. They were delivered in identical boxes on the same day. When I powered on the first Book, it froze within a few minutes, requiring a reboot. After that, it froze frequently - every few minutes, requiring in each...
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    Canadian Surface Book Launch a Disaster

    It appears that MS forgot about all of its customers in Canada. After promising delivery of Surface Books on October 26, through MS online and its partner BestBuy, it seems no customer in Canada has actually received a Surface Book. The status of my order, with BestBuy Canada, is now "Out of...

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