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  1. malberttoo

    Is Recovery Partition Clean??

    I have a buddy who just got a new XPS 13 but it's from Dell (as opposed to a Signature Edition from the Microsoft Store) so it's got a ton of crapware on it. He wants to do a clean install. It has Windows 10 on it. Do any of you guys know if the recovery partitions on those kinds of devices...
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    SP3 constantly hot until disabling Cortana

    Just sharing this in case it helps anyone. I updated to the current Win 10 build through Insider updates, and after RTM I noticed that my fan was running a LOT, when it rarely ran before, and it was running because my SP3 was constantly running very warm. Which was also unusual, my SP3 almost...
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    Chrome to automatically "pause" Flash objects

    I welcome this. It will be interesting to see it work. http://techcrunch.com/2015/06/04/chrome-now-automatically-pauses-flash-content-that-isnt-central-to-a-web-page/
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    What Panos says about SP4 - "Nothing"

    Innnnnnteresting...... http://techcrunch.com/2015/04/03/microsoft-is-saying-exactly-nothing-about-the-surface-pro-4/
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    My Pen survived the washing machine

    I threw my Scott eVest in the wash the other day and left my Pen stowed in its Pen pocket. Found it in the washer when I went to put the coat in the dryer. I disassembled the Pen completely, removed both sets of batteries and then left all the individual components in a big bowl of rice...
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    These kind of days...

    These are the days when I try to stay home until the sun comes up and see how it effects the thermometer. Often the sun does nothing at all...
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    Solved Win10 rendered my SP3 unusable

    Hi guys, I had Win10 installed on another machine I had laying around the office, and had minimal issues with it. I installed it on my SP3 a few hours ago, and now the poor SP3 is a heaping pile of uselessnes. The installation went ok, and I was taken to the setup screen where you pick your...
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    "Express Settings"- what do you guys use?

    When setting up Windows 8 (or Windows 10) for the first time, you have to either pick the "Express Settings", or "Customize". Up until now, I've always erred WAY on the side of privacy and disabled practically everything. But setting up Win 10 just now on my SP3 got me to thinking, in the case...
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    Post your SP3's in the WILD!

    I was at work the other day, and like most days I had my SP3 out in a location away from my office. So I got to thinking- I wonder what kinds of different locations YOU guys take your SP3's? Like @sharpcolorado talks about doing geological work out and about. Well, show off your SP3 doing its...
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    Skype doesn't sync

    I try to stay in the Metro environment as much as possible. I'm a fairly heavy user of Skype's chat, and am signed into several group chats that are active every day. It's stupid annoying lately though that Skype doesn't update on my SP3 or notify me of new messages (because it's not updating!)...
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    iOS to Android and back again

    I used an iPhone starting with the 3G. It was a revelation. Before that I had a Titan 6800 that ran Windows Mobile :eek:. It was my first smart phone, and just about the worst experience ever. We are an Exchange email shop, and about every 6-8 weeks, my Titan would simply stop receiving email...
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    Seen today at a tech conference...

    I'm attending a big IT conference in Austin TX at the moment (the SpiceWorld conference for inquiring minds that have to know). It's a really fun conference with a ton of vendors and an unimaginable amount of free swag. CDW had their Technoliner there (which was cool...
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    Always open on flat surface!!

    There are several threads on the SP3 forum about users' SP3's slipping right out of the package, and crashing to the ground and cracking, while the user was trying to open the packing standing upright, or holding the package over the floor, etc. Lots of commenters said "always open your device...
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    Merge Skype accounts...?

    So up until now, I've been signed into the desktop Skype with my Skype name. Well, I've been using my SP3 as the kick in the pants that I need to give "all things Metro" a serious try, and try to really move into using that environment as much as possible. I just fired up Metro Skype, and when...
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    Does SP3 come OOB with Hibernate enabled

    With all the various WiFi issues, and fixes, I've completely lost track. Does the SP3 come out of the box with hibernate enabled? I initially enabled Hyper-V, changed the WiFI to Performance, and then disabled Hyper-V, but couldn't remember if that changed your sleep or hibernate settings at all.
  16. malberttoo

    For my RDP-using brethren

    I did a quick search and didn't see this posted anywhere else. I finally started using my SP3 a couple days ago for work stuff (network management, IT stuff...), and right away was not happy with trying to RDP into another machine or server. Long story short, because the resolution on the SP3...
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    Interesting about (I think) connected standby

    So I was sitting in my office this morning on my Windows 7 workstation. I have TeamViewer on it, as well as my SP3, which I had left at home, asleep. A couple minutes into my work, the Teamviewer notification popped up saying that the SP3 was online, which was weird because like I said it was...
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    Dumb power questions

    Sorry, I'm an idiot, but I have a few lingering questions. 1. If I have the SP3 in regular kickstand mode with Type cover attached, and then just decide I'm done and lay the SP3 down flat on the keyboard and fold the kickstand back down, what happens? On my Thinkpad, this of course would be...
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    Local vs. Microsoft account- why or why not

    Any Windows 8 device I've used, I've always bypassed the Microsoft account, and chose instead to set up a local account. With my SP3 arriving, I just wondered what most of you all did. What are the benefits or advantages of signing in on your device with a Microsoft account?
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    Who innovated- US? Or Microsoft...

    Seeing now that Microsoft's solution for pen storage on the SP3 is an elastic loop that you are to attach to the TypeCover with an adhesive backing, it got me wondering... who came up with the idea, them? Or us a year ago...

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