Tag: Microsoft Surface

How to Upgrade to Windows 8 and Windows RT 8.1

With Windows 8.1 upon us I thought I would do a video on how to upgrade your Windows RT device (such as a Microsoft Surface RT) to Windows RT 8.1. It’s not a difficult process but it does take some time given the limited processing power in RT devices. The upgrade process for both Windows …

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Sharing Wi-Fi Via Your Microsoft Surface

One of the biggest gripes that people may have is the lack of 3G/4G/LTE connectivity on both versions of┬áthe Microsoft Surface. Of course, on Surface Pro you can plug in a dongle and add such connectivity but it can become cumbersome to have a USB device protruding from the tablet or a dongle hanging off …

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Enjoying Your Own Media in Hotel Residence

Here’s another quick tip for those who might travel a bit. In the lead up to my business trip to Singapore I had fallen behind on my video podcasts and figured I would catch up on them when I was back at the hotel. I planned for this by packing an HDMI cable in my …

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Enabling Flight Mode in Windows RT

Here’s another quick tip for Microsoft Surface or Windows RT tablet owners out there. When you hop on a plane for travel you’ll need to turn off all of the various wireless interfaces (i.e. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cellular if you’re lucky to have that built in). Fortunately. there is a one stop shop to turn …

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Booting from a USB Flash Drive in Microsoft Surface

Recently, I provided the instructions on how to copy the backup partition in a Microsoft Surface on to a USB flash drive. Obviously, it’s also worth knowing how to use the backup if you do wipe the recovery partition from your tablet – so here’s how: Power off the Surface, Plug in the USB flash …

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Printed Decal Skin for Microsoft Surface

Since obtaining my Microsoft Surface I have gone without a screen protector and case which is in contrast to what I had in place for my aging, original iPad. The Surface has held up well despite a lack of case apart from a minor chip in the finish on one corner. That said, I figured …

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Microsoft Surface – You’re Locked Out!

I think I may have let my Microsoft Surface run dry of power at some point over the weekend as I used it without a problem on Friday but my Surface refused to switch on Sunday and Monday. I believed that I had charged it up yesterday but it appears that I hadn’t connected the …

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