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    Can Microsoft make a pen that is 100% reliable?

    Same here! I share your pain! It's unbelievable how often my $2000+ equipment during meetings suddenly turned into a dead brick because the tablet and/or pen suddenly decided to cease working. Exactly same effect: the pen would not "ink" any more while erasing or pressing the button still works...
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    SP3 Dock with SP 7?

    I can't tell about the Pro 7, but I had tried the same with my Pro 5 (or Pro 2017, since officially for whatever reason it was never named 'Pro 5'). While mechanically things were OK with the spacer (which I got for free after calling MS) I ran into issues with the power supply. If you look...
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    More and more often "not charging" or even "discharging"... :-(

    I am a in general quite happy owner of an SP4 since about 2 years. But lately I more and more often have to detect, that my device, even while plugged in, does not charge! I have three original MS power supplies distributed over home, work and our holiday home and I am observing this with ALL...
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    My SP4 has extremely bad bluetooth range

    Hm. Strange! And it can't be the headphone because when connected to my mobile the headphone (Sennheiser Momentum M2 - excellent BTW!) works at least 10-12 meters and through 2 walls. It's only with the SP4 that the connection is so shaky. :-( Maybe they forgot to properly attach the BT antenna...
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    Driving me nuts: about every half hour the mouse gets lost...

    That would explain the BT mouse going offline, but whenever that happens the trackpad (part of the attached "type cover" keyboard) goes non-responsive, too. And the type cover is connected magnetically attached via a physical connector at the bottom side of the tablet.
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    Driving me nuts: about every half hour the mouse gets lost...

    It has happened occasionally before (essentially from day 1) but I have the feeling that after the latest major Windows 10 update this effect became worse, i.e. more frequent. I did that once already to no avail. My impression is that this is not a basic mouse driver issue (because then all...
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    My SP4 has extremely bad bluetooth range

    Really no wisdom on that in the entire community? What ranges do other users see? Also only 2 meters (~6 feet) or better?
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    Driving me nuts: about every half hour the mouse gets lost...

    As good as I find the SP4 in general, there is one thing that again and again drives me nuts within seconds: This darn things again and again "looses" the mouse (or actually: all its mice). I.e. in the midst of doing something suddenly the mouse (Arc Touch BT Mouse) does not react any more...
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    Surface Arc Touch Mouse constantly loosing "scroll wheel"

    I am using an MS Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse (i.e. the mouse designed for the MS Surface Pro Series). In principle I like it a lot, but what's starting to increasingly annoy me is that every twenty minutes or so it suddenly doesn't react to the two middle buttons (those that simulate a scroll...
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    My SP4 has extremely bad bluetooth range

    My Surface Pro 4 has an extremely bad Bluetooth range! With my previous system I could connect my Bluetooth headphone and walk around in our entire flat listening to music. With the SP4 I can only go away for ~2 meters and the sound already starts to get very noisy and many drop-outs. 3-4 meters...
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    SP4 again and again losing ALL input channels and needs hard reset

    There is something that I am soon going berserk with my SP4: Once or twice a day suddenly - in the midst of some activity, e.g. writing some email and out of the blue the SP is not reacting any more to ANY input: No mouse, no keyboard, no touch, NOTHING! Also just waiting for a minute or so...
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    AMIDUOS

    Yes - I am using it a lot. It works "OK". Occasionally it goes nuts and starts consuming 100% CPU for a while (but this could also be due to the hosted Android doing some cleanup). And it oftentimes (>50%) hangs after sleeps or powering off and on again, i.e. the VM has apparently a hard time...
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    SP4 switches itself on

    I witness that my SP4 again and again switches itself on every few hours. And this is apparently not just to quickly check for emails or such but for quite some time. It then always boots up, the fan starts working pretty loud and it keeps "looking for you" for some while before powering off...
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    Bluetooth not working (reliable)!

    This time the bug was really persistent and BT remained "lost''. So I went and reinstalled the SP4's BT driver and now things seem back to normal. Just wonder for how long... Thanks for the pointer to the drivers. I knew that but it just came handy... Cheers, Michael
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    Bluetooth not working (reliable)!

    What's starting to annoy me more and more with my SP4, is that I have constant issues with Bluetooth! Again and again the bluetooth settings and/or driver seem "half-dead". I typically notice this first, when either the mouse (surface mouse) or the pen is not working. If I then bring up the...
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    Solved How to migrate from an SP3 to an SP4 least painfully?

    For the benefit of anyone that may stumble over this thread: The SP3 => SP4 migration was amazingly painless! Here is what I did: Temporarily disabled BitLocker on Surface 3 to prepare for step 2. Created a 1:1 disk image of SP3 as backup on an external USB disk. Temporarily disabled BitLocker...
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    Brand new SP4 can't create a recovery drive???

    I tried again after formatting it using FAT32. The process then hang "creating the recovery drive" and I killed it after 2.5 hours. The USB stick had been perfectly fine and IO also tested it afterwards - worked OK. I also tried with 2 others and had the same issue. So - in short: this recovery...
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    Brand new SP4 can't create a recovery drive???

    I just bought me a new SP4. After switching it on and going through the initial setup, one of the first actions I want to do is to create me a recovery drive (on a USB stick). So I start the Recovery Drive wizard but after a minute or so of "waiting" I get: "We can't create the recovery drive A...
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    Solved How to migrate from an SP3 to an SP4 least painfully?

    This may be more of a Windows question than a Surface question but I try it here anyway: I own a Surface Pro 3 since almost 2 years and I just bought myself a new Surface Pro 4. Now: what is the least painful way to migrate all my stuff (and with that I mean not only "My Documents" but also...
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    Driving me nuts: Pen constantly "lost" (i.e. SP3 not reacting to it). WHY???

    While I do indeed love my SP3 there is one thing that regularly drives me nuts and for which I already wanted to throw it out of the window several times: it constantly "looses" the pen! Meaning: I am, say, happily inking away and taking notes in some meeting, then I am resting for a few...

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