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dallasfreak

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Ok this is my point !!!! I received my Surface on Nov.9th and downloaded windows 8 for my pc on Nov 5 ! that being said I played with windows 8 for 4 days and have not turn on my PC since the 9th ......thus waste of 40.00 ......damn somebody should have warn me about the addiction to the SURFACE!@@@:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:eek:mg:
 

jnjroach

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I ended up selling my year old Samsung Series 7 Slate because I didn't use it that often. I am using a Windows 8 Desktop that I remote into to do things like Outlook/OneNote integration but then I sync notebooks and actually take the note on my Surface. I do quite a bit of Excel work through RDP. The Surface is my Mobile Touch Screen Monitor for the desktop and all around mobile platform.
 

bosamar

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Your Win8 PC will eventually come back into use. My Win8 desktop PC is non-touch but I've been able to duplicate everything. I've learned a lot about Win8 since purchasing my RT.
 

jnjroach

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What I really like about using a complete Windows 8/RT ecosystem is that Multitouch is supported across RDP to the Windows 8 Desktop, its like having two tablets in one :)
 

Alewood

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I have a quick question. I have had my surface for awhile now, and have been interested in how to set up RDP. I'm currently running win 7 home premium, will upgrading to win 8 give me the capability to connect my surface RT to my desktop? Thanks guys
 

ArnoldC

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@alewood, enable remote desktop on your Windows 7 box and your RT can connect to it via Remote Desktop, but only one session, i.e., the Windows 7 box will be locked as long as you are remotely connected to it. - edit: i'm sorry, you said Home Edition.
 
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TrentonT

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What I really like about using a complete Windows 8/RT ecosystem is that Multitouch is supported across RDP to the Windows 8 Desktop, its like having two tablets in one :)
I agree I just loaded Windows 8 Pro on both Desktops at home and it has openned a new life for them. Boot much faster, a bit of a learning curve but functionality is great. Got a free key from Microsoft promo till end of January works great. The one box is in the media room using a 52" LCD HD as a monitor (colour me impressed). Had to download and install AMD catalsyt to fix the overscan but that ws it.
My home office Desktop is a Dual monitoe Win 8 was disghed for that I run Desktop on my primary monitoe and Modern on the second. With Surface it is a complete set.
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