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  1. R

    Solved - Go USB connection to Android smartphone?

    I can read and write to USB pen or external disk via USB with an adapter, but find that I cannot read the files on my smartphone. I had no problem doing this with my older laptop (also Windows 10) via USB: why is there an apparent incompatibility between Surface and Android? Is this...
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    Solved Garmn Vivosmart "unrecognized device" WIn 10

    Surface Pro 6, latest Win 10 Home with Updates. Vivosmart HR and Vivosmart 4 activity devices. Plug into the USB socket and I get "Unrecognixed Device" even tho I'm using the Garmin supplied software (same message with TomTom GPS device) BUT, they work just fine on an ASUS Notebook running...
  3. Ian Witts

    New Introduction and USB Dock / Sound Issue

    Hi All, I'm a SurfaceBook 2 owner and have been for a good 6 months or so, so hello to all other Surface people! I found the site because I have a really annoying issue and would love to know if others have the same or could even replicate it? Since flashing my Surface Dock to the latest...
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    Surface Pro 6 ethernet to usb adapter

    Hi All, I have 2 questions on the title above. Basically we are trying to set up wired connections for dozen of surface pro 6 devices since wi-fi is not allowed in our office. For the record, i've never used surface before, so need your advice 1. Can we use any ethernet to usb adapters apart...
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    Surface Dock USB Problems

    There have in the past been messages going back years about Surface dock issues. None have actually helpful or current answers. I have a Pro 4 and Dock. Recently I have been having problems with a wired USB mouse plugged into the dock. It frequently disconnects and then reconnects. I have...
  6. hittka

    Can't Connect to Internet

    Hello all, I'm trying to use the internet while using a USB desktop, but the internet just won't work. I'm not connected to Wifi, I'm using an ethernet cable. My surface book keyboard and touchpad also don't work while on this USB desktop, I had to plug in USB keyboard/mouse, so I'm guessing...
  7. hittka

    Booting from USB Issue

    Hello everyone, I'm starting a job from home that requires a boot up from a USB drive. I finally figured out how to boot from the USB (I'm really not very tech savvy) by accessing the UEFI and disabling secure boot. My issue is, my keyboard doesn't work while booted from the USB. It lights up...
  8. hittka

    Booting from USB Issue

    Hello everyone, I'm starting a job from home that requires a boot up from a USB drive. I finally figured out how to boot from the USB (I'm really not very tech savvy) by accessing the UEFI and disabling secure boot. My issue is, my keyboard doesn't work while booted from the USB. It lights up...
  9. hittka

    Keyboard and Booting from USB

    Hello everyone, I'm starting a job from home that requires a boot up from a USB drive. I finally figured out how to boot from the USB (I'm really not very tech savvy) by accessing the UEFI and disabling secure boot. My issue is, my keyboard doesn't work while booted from the USB. It lights up...
  10. davidcrazyj

    access to the port 'com6' is denied . 3d printer usb serial connection problem

    windows 10 surface pro 2 through usb with ftdi cdm drivers (microchip to pc / 3d printer drivers) and repetier 2.0 to tronxy p802m 3d printer: keeps coming up with access to the port 'com6' is denied. Com 6 is the port that disappears if I unplug it and reappears if I re-plug. phone connects...
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    Surface Pro4 Dock and power of usb device

    Goodmorning everyone I have a question concerning the surface dock for my surface pro 4. to it, I connected two hard disk. if I turn off the Surface or i disconnect from the docking station, hard disk are powered on and in rotation! no way to turn off the power of the ports when the surface is...
  12. R

    Update to new OS version with USB?

    Hi all, Out-of-the box Hubs often need an OS update. That takes a while to download (every time) and some customers don't have WSUS. I'm installing quite a few and this delay usually means I have to leave and return the following day! Is there any trick way to download new OS versions to say...
  13. S

    Charging on the road?

    I have a fantastic Anker external batter which I use to change my iPhone and Kindle with when I'm on the road and have no access to power points or a car cigaret lighter socket. Is there a charger which has the MSP4 charger on one end and a USB or a Micro-USB (like the one my Kindle) at the...
  14. S

    Surface pro 4 won't boot from usb

    Hey :) I wanted to install linux on SP4, but it doesn't seem to recognise any usb! I tried it with a usb which have a windows image in, but still it doesn't work. A point is that, my TPM and secure boot are disabled but when i try to enable them, they can not be change! Seems that you can't...
  15. K

    bios settings

    Hi all, the BIOS on my Surface 3 seems locked. I only can lookup the serial Nr. No way to disable secure boot. Is there any way to install Ubuntu/Debian whit secure boot active? kocj
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    Solved USB-port keeps disconnecting

    Hi! I have already gotten a new SP4 off warranty, and I have been experiencing that my USB-port keeps disconnecting and reconnecting infinitely when charging my phone. Is this a hardware failure or has it something to do with recent updates?
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    USB Connection kills Miracast connection

    Hi there, so I have a Surface Pro 4 (Base Model Core M) and ordered the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter along with it. I installed it all at home and the surface Pro had no problem whatsoever connecting to the display Adapter on the back of my TV. I brought it to work, plugged in the USB...
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    BSOD Multiple monitors (3 or more)

    Hey, I need help for a friend with his Surface 3 Pro (Windows 10 all updated) FYI I am very tech savvy, however not completely expert on Surfaces. Back to the problem. My friend is using his Surface everywhere. On the go and in the office. When he is working in the office, he would very much...
  19. K

    Dock - nothing but trouble

    Surface Book i7 512 (just opened yesterday). A plethora of issues and I'm on my second dock with no resolution! Connecting anything USB is mostly broken. I cannot connect even something simple like a USB mouse or keyboard; the Book doesn't beep; it's like it isn't detecting the connections...
  20. sharpuser

    GPS on the Surface Book

    The US Globalsat ND-100 GPS Dongle works great with my Surface Book. I am quite sure it will also work with the Surface Pro 4, since it also works with my Surface Pro 3. Plug and play. Mostly play. 1) Plug in the dongle to any USB port on the Surface Book or Surface Pro 4 or Surface Pro 3...

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