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  1. wynand32

    Surface Book 2 drivers/firmware

    Some people posted in the last week or so about a slew of SB2 driver and firmware updates. Mine hasn't yet received them, and I'm wondering if they're for Insider builds or all systems. Has anyone not on an Insider build received the updates?
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    Surface Book 2 15" and Netflix 4K video on external monitor

    This popped up in the external display thread, but I wanted to promote it on its own. Here's the situation: I recently bought a Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q 27" monitor at Costco, great deal at $380. I'm using it connected to my SB2 15" using Microsoft's Surface USB-C to HDMI adapter. It connects at...
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    SB2 15" battery capacity

    So, I've had my SB2 15" since December 2017, and right now I have 29 cycles on my tablet battery and 33 cycles on my base battery. My concern is that while my base battery shows a full charged capacity of 62,330 mWh verses the design capacity of 62,200 (so 100.2%), my tablet battery shows a full...
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    SB2 15" and charge wattage

    So, I saw a thread over at the Reddit subgroup (SB2 Faulty Charger • r/Surface) that has me wondering. The thread questions whether the SB2 15-inch power supply is providing full power or if the SB2 15-inch is receiving full power from the supply. If you have an SB2 15-inch, could you run...
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    SB2 15" - Weird inking in portrait mode

    So, I pulled out my Surface Pen (newest version) to try out with my SB2 15-inch. Hadn't used it yet. I was enjoying ink performance in landscape mode -- pretty much immediate inking with zero lag, great tilt, etc. All as I expected. Then, I switch to portrait mode (using the Windows 10...
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    SB2 15 intermittent touchpad/keyboard lag

    Does anyone else have slight touchpad/keyboard lag intermittently, as in every few seconds or so (but not regularly)? It's basically a rubber band-like effect when moving the mouse (which makes it hard to hit specific spots on occasion) and the keyboard falls just slightly behind (causing...
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    SB2 13.5" coil whine

    Well, I got in the SB2 13.5-inch model I was hoping to try out. The 15-inch model seemed a bit too large, and as I noted in another thread I don't like the display's white point/color temp as much as other Surface machines I've owned/used. And indeed, the display on the 13.5-inch model is...
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    Wi-Fi connectivity issue since last (early December 2017) update

    Since I installed the latest firmware/driver update, I believe last week or so, my SP4 has been dropping the internet connection. It remains connected to my router but cannot connect past it; retrying eventually resolves the issue for a few minutes. Nothing else has changed in my network and...
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    SB2 15" battery life

    So, the eternal question: what's everyone's battery life with their SB2 15" I've had mine for a couple of days, and I'm finding it to be a little less than I expected. I'm getting between 7 - 8 hours doing the usual web browsing, email, RSS reading, with brightness on 35%. I'm not saying this is...
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    SB2 15" display and sRGB/Enhanced settings

    So, for anyone who has an SB2 15", a somewhat obscure (and maybe really picky) question... On the Surface Pro, Microsoft implemented the same sort of enhanced display modes as I understand are present on the SB2. Namely, they implemented two new ICC color profiles, sRGB and Enhanced, and...
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    Chrome incredibly laggy

    So, for the past week or so, Chrome has been incredibly laggy on my SB. Typing in forms (like this one), clicking, scrolling, everything just has a delay that makes the experience intensely frustrating. I'm posting here wondering if anyone else is seeing this issue, because the only machine...
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    Surface Book 2 - Predictions?

    So, there are rumblings around the rumor mills that a Surface Book 2 could be introduced along with Creators Update in March or April. The possibility is a little surprising to me given how recently Performance Base was introduced, but I suppose Microsoft could have simply been holding people...
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    Edge completely unstable

    So, I'm using this new Surface Book and liking it. I'm running the latest production build of Windows 10. And, Edge is completely unusable. No matter which site I visit, it's incredibly slow and eventually crashes. I don't have this issue with Edge on my desktop or my Surface Pro 4. I can't...
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    Battery life survey

    I just wanted to get a sense for what kind of battery life everyone is experiencing with your SP4. Here's my experience: Windows 10 version: 14393 SP4 Core i5/8GB/256GB Main apps: Edge, Snagit, Nextgen Reader, OneNote, Tweetium, Netflix, Edge video (Vudu, Amazon Prime) Main use: Browsing, RSS...
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    Webcam light turning on when Windows Hello logs in

    Okay, maybe I'm just insane, or maybe something changed. I put my SP4 back on Insider builds this morning, and installed 14342 (the latest Insider build). Now, I notice that my webcam light is turning on along with the infrared camera when Windows Hello is logging in. I don't remember that...
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    Surface Pro 4 firmware/hardware updates 4/19/2016

    Anybody else get firmware/hardware updates today? Kind of a different install routine, first got an update notification ("couldn't install updates"), then I went to updates and the impending updates were listed. Here's what was updated (bigger list than I thought at first): Microsoft driver...
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    Apps installed to SD card won't update

    So, I got one of those SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSD cards on sale at Amazon for $60, and having nothing else to do with it I stuck it in my SP4. Figured I'd save a little space on the SSD by setting applications to install to the card. However, now that I've done so, none of the apps that are on...
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    Two-button shutdown question

    Okay, this one has me stumped. On my SP3, the two-button shutdown process worked as expected--hold power + volume up for long enough, the system shut completely down and I could then restart. On my SP4, however, when I do power + volume up, the UEFI settings screen comes up. I can't seem to get...
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    Blue screen with white spinning circle

    Lately, I've been running into a new (for me) issue. I'll put my SP4 to sleep, and then what I wake it up (from sleep or hibernate, as far as I can tell) there will be a blue screen with a spinning white-dotted circle. I can hold down the power button, get the swipe to shut down, but it simply...
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    Solved My SP4 just self-destructed

    Okay, so, I was thinking my SP4 was performing much better after the 2/17 update and a factory reset and such. My only obvious issue was less accurate/reliable Windows Hello. Then, this morning, I woke it up from hibernate and things started going downhill. First, my brightness controls...

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