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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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    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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    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)!

    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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    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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    Multi-Language usage: Microsoft has no clue how people use their systems! Or doesn't care...

    I am using my computer frequently in different languages, mostly English and German, sometimes even mixed in the same document or even the same sentence! Since constantly switching the keyboard layout would drive me nuts be cause of the constantly switching key-layout I grew accustomed to use...
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    Restart hangs

    Since a few days I have the most annoying effect that reboots (e.g. after installing some upgrade) hang. The system shuts down, the Surface logo comes up again, but then the rotating dots never appear and the process hangs there. I then always have to power this beast off (by pressing the power...
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    Surface Pro 3 annoyance: screen auto rotation doesn't work any more.

    I had to learn today, that my Surface Pro 3's auto-rotate function doesn't work any more. During meetings (while inking) I prefer to have it in portrait mode (like a sheet of paper), at my desk I use it in landscape mode. But since today it doesn't flip any more when turning the device. I have...
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    Pen often already starts drawing when just close to screen, not only on touching it.

    My Surface Pro 3 pen (or its driver) oftentimes gets into a mode, where it already leaves traces on the screen when I am still ~1cm (1/2") away. While this is just annoying during inking (the result looks like drawn with a long thin brush) it is devastating when it comes to handwriting...
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    Where is the dialog to change the Pen button assignments?

    When I look at the screenshots of Surface Hub in the MS Store it shows the area to adjust the pen pressure sensitivity and underneath one can see a dialog to adjust the settings and assignments of the pen buttons. I installed the app, but that lower part of the dialog is missing on my...
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    SP3 annoyance 1: lost pen click (pen down event) after system wakeup

    Again and again I witness the most annoying effect that after waking up my SP3 from sleep the pen can not trigger clicks any more! The SP3 still reacts to the pen in these situations, i.e. the cursor follows the pen, the system reacts to the side buttons (selection and equivalent of right click)...
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    ve SP3 keeps turning itself on and gets noisy - how to prevent?

    My SP3 has a most annoying "feature": It keeps turning itself back on automatically on after I have sent it to sleep (using "hibernate", i.e. connected standby). This happens sometimes within seconds, sometimes after a few minutes but never later than, say, 30 minutes after switching it "off"...
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    SP3 Pro losing Arc Touch Mouse and Type Cover

    While in general I love my SP3 Pro a lot there are a few bugs that blur the good picture! Does anyone have suggestions how to reliably fix these? 1. My Arc Touch Mouse (Surface Edition) sometimes goes "lost" (maybe 2-3 times during a day), i.e. suddenly no more connection, no clicks nor mouse...
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    Either Pen-mode broken in OneNote 2013

    OneNote 2013 has two modes how to handle the pen (choosable via File - Options - Advanced - Pen section): The text of the checkbox ("Automatically switch between inking, selecting, typing and panning") sounds promising, but neither mode is really efficient and user friendly! - If ticked OFF...
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    Arc Touch mouse lost after network settings dialogue

    I am observing an odd bug with my SP3 (or maybe it's also Windows 8.1's fault) in conjunction with my Arc Touch Mouse (Surface Edition): Whenever I bring up the Metro network settings dialog (e.g. to enable/disable WiFi or switch to a different network) and then return to the classic desktop my...
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