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    Bad reviews in Microsoft Store and "Screen crack" issues.

    Hi. I am concidering of buying Surrface Laptop 2 (Black, i5-8250u), Surface Book 2(i5-7300u) or Surface Pro 6 (i5-8250u with keyboard). I heard a lot of rumors about screen cracks on Book 2, or about cheap materials used in Surface lineup. Are they true? I can't believe that Book 2 screen can be...
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    Event 86 Kernel-Power Randomly shuts down Surface Book 2

    Everything was normal then I got an update and I started getting Attached and Ready To Detach messages when I see Event Viewer I got "Dtx failed to enumerate DGpu" I searched online for solution and solution was to be on latest updates for Windows and Surface Firmware. So I updated Windows to...
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    Book 2 USB-C Port - Not Ready for Prime Time?

    Hello Everyone, FYI - I've crossposted this in Reddit - Surface Book 2 and USB-C - Not Ready for Prime Time : Surface Back story: I purchased a Book 1 in 2017 and ended up replacing it three times (via Microsoft Extended warranty). Third time I paid the $600 and "upgraded" to the Book 2. I'm...
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    New to Surface and need help!

    Hi everybody! I've bought a Microsoft Surface Book 2 – 13.5’ Display, and I'am suffering the following problem: Battery 2 (on the keyboard) won’t charge. The power connector works ok on the released tablet. It turns on the light and the battery on the tablet is charged ok. When plugged in...
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    W10 1903 Surface Book 2 dGPU Photoshop issue

    Greetings! I recently forced the 1903 Upgrade to my 1TB 15" Surface Book 2 but alas it's not doing well running it while working in Adobe Photoshop CC. Even after a clean install of the system ( on 1903 ) and with all drivers installed any attempt to work in Photoshop CC will, after a few...
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    Surface Book 2 changed windows boot logo small issue

    I have a surface book 2 and I recently attempted to change the windows boot logo to the Jordan symbol. In order to do that I had to go to the UEFI settings and disable secure boot and save the logo i wanted to use using the HackerBGRT program by following some steps on youtube. So now when my...
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    Touch screen dead and a power issue after March 2019 update

    After the "March 12, 2019—KB4489899 (OS Build 17763.379)" update on my one year old 15 inch Surface Book 2 the touch screen no longer works and the laptop will not completely power off. I worked thru removing the touch screen driver and letting Windows reinstall it but no joy. The touch...
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    Help Extending Desktop with Surface Book 2

    I am having issues being able to extend the desktop to 2 external screens. I just purchased a surface book 2 - 15" with the following specs: - 16GB RAM 1866Mhz LPDDR3 - 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U quad-core processor - 4.2GHz Max Turbo and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 discrete GPU with 6GB...
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    Solved Miracast over hotspot?

    Hey all, Has anyone had any success connecting to a Miracast device (or better yet, projecting to another Windows 10 device) when using the hotspot feature in Windows 10? I'm trying to come up with a reliable method for doing so - I use a combination of a SB2 + SP4 (as a second screen), but...
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    I Made A Mistake (Clean Install)

    So as of recent my SB2 15” 512GB was having some issues, weird hangs, random performance spike, inconsistent performance, etc. so I decided to reset it comletely. I updated to 1809 a few weeks ago before they pulled it and wanted to stay on 1809 but I also wanted to do a comletely clean...
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    Best Place to Sell a Surface Book 2 i7?

    I've got it listed in a few places, and at what I think is a fair price. Ideas? eBay is not getting my money! [USA-ME] [H] Microsoft Surface Book 2 13in i7 256GB 8GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 discrete GPU w/2GB GDDR5 graphics memory [W] Local Cash, PayPal • r/hardwareswap Microsoft Surface...
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    SB-2 External Vs Internal SSD conundrum

    I am currently using a Surface Pro 4 and am out of storage and need more power. Going to move up to the SB2 15" Classic question: Is it worth Nutting up for internal SSD on the SB2 or is an External SSD the better bang for the buck? The delta on the the 256 Vs 1TB internal SSD is ~ $900...
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    Bad Video Call Quality Skype for Business

    Hey Just got a new Surface Book 2 here to test in our enterprise environment Got one issue that cannot seem to shake here: when making video call to another person in our network with skype for business the video quality is very bad have tried: Checked front facing camera driver it is latest...
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    Surface Book 2 - WiFi Direct disappeared how to reinstall

    Hi all, The WiFi Direct Virtual adapters were malfunctioning on my relatively new surface book 2, presumably preventing Miracast connection to wireless display. I had to uninstall CheckPoint VPN which allowed the Wireless Display connection to at least interact with the TV set. However display...
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    Surface Book 2 Charging Issue Help

    Hello all, Recently, I have noticed that while my SB2 is plugged into a charger- the charging will randomly stop for a second and resume and may do this drop/reconnect cycle a couple times before continuing charging. It is accompanied by clicking coming from the charging port when trying to...
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    Surface book 2 touchpad issue

    Hello! Sorry to post a question as my first post, let me know if there's a forum where I should introduce myself before :) I've just received a Surface Book 2 (i7, 1TB, 16GB RAM), and I have a question about the touchpad. The top part (the part closer to the keys) is very hard to press, while...
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    original Surface Book power adapter for Surface Book 2?

    Hi, All -- I've got an original Surface Book adapter (model 1625; 36 W). Does anyone know if it's cool to use this with my Surface Book 2 15"? That one comes up with a much more powerful -- and much bigger! -- adapter (model 1798; 102 W). I'm sure that the larger model will charge the Surface...
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    Surface Book 2 issues with integrated graphics

    Basically, it goes something like this: the surface book 2 has two graphics processors to choose from. One is the gtx 1060 and the other is intel integrated 620. The problems occur when the laptop chooses the intel integrated 620 for things like web browsing and streaming media. The first...
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    Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is Out Now

    Windows Central reports that Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is now available to buy from Microsoft and Best Buy, along with many other retailers worldwide. You can pick one up for a starting price of $1,499 and a high-end price of $3,299. The new Surface Book shows just how far the Microsoft...
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