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    Three questions (Why did MS do these things?)

    lol good idea and very old school.
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    Massive problems with update to Windows 8.1B

    can you access the play to streaming function when you right click on a media file?
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    surface pro 2- usb charging

    This is a concequence of Micrsofts less then informing marketing, the Pro versions of surface can't truly be categorized as a tablet, and is more of an ultrabook. But it would be nice for consumers if a laptop charger standard was enforced, like the USB charging standard. Hopefully the EU or...
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    Massive problems with update to Windows 8.1B

    well just to let you know, and anyone else who lurks. I rolled back to a restore point and lo and behold the option is back, and all is well. which is unfortunate, as getting the updates is kind of important.
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    Three questions (Why did MS do these things?)

    this a hundred times, the SP2 is one of the least talkative machines I have owned, I'd love indicator lights to either switch on or turn of so I know what is going, like sleeping and so on. It seems like such a no-brainer, and has been a convention of laptops since forever. I've given up on...
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    Massive problems with update to Windows 8.1B

    its not certified, but the odd thing ia that it worked fine before the update, it boggles the mind that an update would actually remove/deteriorate a feature. before the update I could see the TV show up as non certified, which meant that I could only use dlna streaming through the desktop and...
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    Massive problems with update to Windows 8.1B

    yeah I checked, no settings seem to have changed, media stream is on and everything. It is as if it cannot even see my TV on the network, but it can see my NAS and other computers. My TV can't see my SP2 any more either after the update.
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    Massive problems with update to Windows 8.1B

    No I have none of them installed, or any kind of VM. The only thing close is xilinx dev pack, and cadence orcad, which has been removed. Do you think a system restore point can be harmful in anyway? And BTW thanks for taking time to help me out.
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    Massive problems with update to Windows 8.1B

    its not showing up at all, there isn't even an option to "play to" when I right click media files, I've even removed and added media player as a feature. I'm wondering if using a restore point from before the update would be beneficial at all. Or un-install the updates and try again
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    Massive problems with update to Windows 8.1B

    Dammit I should never have updated.... now I can't stream to the TV the play to option is not even selectable... sigh I love my surface pro 2 but these update problems are a awful joke.
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    I love sitting next to folks with iPads.

    Man I am also guilty of being smug as hell with my SP2, I've had three random people come up to me to know more about it. Once at my uni canteen and twice at the uni library. The only time that they did not respond with amazement was when I mentioned the price. I also love sitting next to apple...
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    Purchasing adivice needed (4300u 128GB 4gb ram VS. [USED] 4200u 256GB 8gb ram)

    Well its done I have ordered the 256 model, can't wait for it to get here. Thank you all for your advice, I am a bit surprised that no one gave recommendation to the faster processor.
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    New Surface Pro Owner Experience So Far...

    Isn't that what he did? He listed his issues, asked for the communities opinion, and finally stated that he liked the Surface Pro and was having a hard time returning it because he actually likes it. But thanks for being civil Buelligan, it's good to see that rudeness is not a general problem...
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    Purchasing adivice needed (4300u 128GB 4gb ram VS. [USED] 4200u 256GB 8gb ram)

    The advice here has been invaluable, thanks to all of you. I intend to go through with my purchase, Hopefully the it won't have to many serious flaws, and believe that the seller is genuinely selling it due to unfamiliarity with windows as a mac user. On another note I am often surprised that...
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    Purchasing adivice needed (4300u 128GB 4gb ram VS. [USED] 4200u 256GB 8gb ram)

    Thank you very, very much, your replies. You have all been most helpful. I have on final question though about the chips I realize that the SP2 is not meant as a gaming device, and I fully intend to use it for work and study primarily, but does the 4300u chip have any advantage at all when it...
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    New Surface Pro Owner Experience So Far...

    lol you are right although I would consider Linux for OCD tinkerers Besides drawing by hand, I've seen a clip of the SP2 digitizer pen being used as an alternative mouse interface, if it is accurate enough point and click could be a viable input method when not at a desk. I am also...
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    New Surface Pro Owner Experience So Far...

    I tried the Yoga Pro from a friend for a day, and felt the hinge mechanic was to clunky, and since I am often commuting I can imagine that the hinges might get worn down from repeated tablet mode use. I cannot imagine myself using an Apple product any time soon. I am dependent on the Windows(7)...
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    New Surface Pro Owner Experience So Far...

    lol huffy and puffy. I guess at this point I am as guilty and confrontational as you in derailing this thread, but I am fascinated because I cannot get behind the mindset. Even if there are 10 other topics how hard is it not to click on a link where the threads content is clear, and as you said...
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    Purchasing adivice needed (4300u 128GB 4gb ram VS. [USED] 4200u 256GB 8gb ram)

    Thanks for the reply, mind if you answer some follow up questions? what about the extra features of the new 4300 chip? I know that they are not all utilized by the SP2, but I was thinking along the lines of the optimized virtualization in the 4300u Will the 4300 not be in anyway superior for...
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    New Surface Pro Owner Experience So Far...

    Man you are hostile, notice the site you are on? It is a debate forum, it works through discourse where each participant adds to the thread. Your reply and Kundas1's reply did nothing constructive at all to add to the discussion, if anything they were dismissive comments trying to shut down the...

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