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  1. Wayne Orwig

    Flashing display on Book 2 15 inch

    I got a good Black Friday deal on a 15 inch Book 2. So far, everything has been working pretty well. But I have one annoying issue. When on battery power, the display will occasionally flicker. With or without an app running. Sometimes it doesn't do it for a few minutes, and sometimes it does...
  2. Wayne Orwig

    Decisions decisions, Book 2 or ???

    So, I have a Book 1, from 2015. It does what I want, but I am itching for a change. No good reason.... I am thinking of getting a Book 2 15 inch. The larger screen will help my old eyes a little. And I want to move up from 256 to 512 of storage. (though the micro SDHC card is generally...
  3. Wayne Orwig

    Book 1 fastest WiFi type

    Short version: I have made significant improvements to my backup drive. If I connect a 1 gig ethernet cable via a USB ethernet adapter, I am getting about 60MB/s speeds to the remote drive. All is well. If I use 5Ghz WiFi, I get about 15MB/s. Sometimes less, since the WiFi AP is a couple of...
  4. Wayne Orwig

    Book 3 cpu thoughts

    Sorry to be the one to start a sort of worthless discussion. Generally I hate this type of thing, but here goes. I have a Book 1. I got it new, so it has been a few years. I have been thinking lately about upgrading to a Book 2, to go from 256G to 512G of storage, and from a 13 to 15 inch...
  5. Wayne Orwig

    Battery replacement

    My battery is acting odd. The capacity has dropped a lot in the past few weeks for some reason. I just used it for about one hour and it went from 100% to 30%. 1) Does anyone know of a battery replacement service, or???? 2) Is there a good battery information utility? I know about the battery...
  6. Wayne Orwig

    USB power in standby

    I have used the USB port on my Pro 3 to charge my phone forever. I travel with a cheap after market charger, that does not have a USB port. My phone charged just fine from the port, even when the Pro 3 was asleep. It would not charge of course in hibernate, as expected. Starting about two weeks...
  7. Wayne Orwig

    Power supply voltage / wattage

    My Pro 3 came with a 12 volt power supply. Long ago, I got a second power supply. After market, also 12 volt. My Surface Book has a 15 volt supply. I have always kept them clearly apart, not knowing what the 15 volts might do to the Pro 3. I am looking for another after market power supply. One...
  8. Wayne Orwig

    Pen shortcuts no longer work

    Short version: I can no longer get the pen shortcuts to work on my SP3. They stopped working about three weeks ago I believe, after an update. But I am not really certain when it stopped. Long version: The shortcuts stopped working. I also could not get the pen to pair reliably. I replaced the...
  9. Wayne Orwig

    Surface Pro 3 'best' or?

    Just recently, I posted a comment in a thread about the Surface Pro 3 being the best. This is my 'new' story. I'm starting to worry. I bought a Surface Pro 1 when they were first available. I really like the machine. Didn't care for Win 8.0. Liked Win 8.1 and like Win 10 on it. The battery...
  10. Wayne Orwig

    I5 versus I7 thoughts

    I suppose that this is very subjective, but I'll ask for opinions anyway. In years gone by, I used to do a lot of hardware and software development for manufacturing tests. I preferred to work on laptops, so I would need a new laptop often, just to be able to run the current tools at a...
  11. Wayne Orwig

    Surface Pro 1 win 10 display brightness

    Is it just me, or is there no way to control the display intensity with Win 10? The 'button' on the power pop up window is grayed out. EDIT: Never mind. Shortly after posting this, I noticed that the Monitor driver was Teamviewer, not Microsoft. I uninstalled Teamviewer which rolled back the...
  12. Wayne Orwig

    Laptop or ???

    Any good hardware rumors on the SP 4 yet? My daily use machine is an old 15 inch laptop. The old battery is shot, it is slow, and heavy. I have a Surface pro 1. It performs well, but the 10 inch screen is too small for daily use. And the keyboard/touchpad are nice and portable, but not so good...
  13. Wayne Orwig

    People/contacts/ question

    Since moving to Windows 8 and my Surface, I have an odd issue. Basically, I tried to switch my Email, Calendar and Contacts to I have a laptop running Office 2007, a Surface Pro, and an Android phone. My email and calendar I like to share with all devices. So I set all of them to...
  14. Wayne Orwig

    Pro versus RT

    OK, this may be a dumb question, but how do I easily tell if a windows tablet is an x86 versus an ARM processor? As in, Win Pro versus Win RT? I occasionally see interesting tablets, but I never see anything at a quick glance at the ad, that tells me which type of device it is.
  15. Wayne Orwig

    Outlook Connector contacts and too many People

    Is anyone using the Outlook Connector with Outlook 2007? TWO contacts issues: 1) On my laptop I have Outlook 2007 (and no, it can NOT be upgraded). I have the Outlook Connector installed. So all of my devices are in sync for, as far as emails. Any change to an email on any device...
  16. Wayne Orwig

    SP1 original TYPE keyboard failed.

    Just to confirm. The TYPE 2 keyboard will work on the SP1, correct? Also, are there any better/cheap/durable alternatives? Thanks.
  17. Wayne Orwig

    Looking for a good TO DO list (tasks) app

    I am looking for a good app that includes displaying my TO DO list in a live tile. I want to sync it with another PC running Win 8.1, and an Android phone. The long story: Years ago I used Windows Mobile devices synced to Outlook. I had a screen with Outlook tasks and my calendar. I moved on to...
  18. Wayne Orwig

    Logitech T630 mouse

    Is anyone using the Logitech T630 mouse? If so, what do you think about the way it functions. Also, how long does it operate on a charge?
  19. Wayne Orwig

    File / cloud sync.

    I want to sync my Android mobile photos to my PC, and sync a few documents in folders that I choose between PCs and Android. For a good while now I have been using a program called Sugarsync to keep some documents and mobile photos synced between a couple of PCs and an Android phone...
  20. Wayne Orwig

    Outlook issues on Surface Pro

    Is it me, or....... OK, I have an account. I have forwarded to numerous other email accounts to This is great because before I had to use POP access, and that was an issue with syncing my numerous devices. The account syncs my Outlook 2007 on my PC, my...

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