Surface Pro 3 Discussion Thread

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  1. lovelaptops

    lovelaptops My friends call me Jeff Senior Member

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    Good for you. I'll be trying 10 when the first leaves of Spring 2016 appear here in Washington, DC. I'm very grateful to you pioneers, truly.

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    Mr. Boosh Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    So prior to 3 weeks ago, I had never used Windows as a true tablet OS. On my desktop and my previous Windows tablets, I immediately installed Start8 and banished the Metro interface.

    Once I aquired this SP3, I decided to give Windows a shot as a tablet. I started on 10 and downgraded a few days ago to 8.1 to actually use Metro. Touch is so much better on 8.1 and so is IE Metro compared to Edge. I think the Mail app is better on 8.1 as well, it working about 20% of the time for me on 10.

    Really, the only thing I like from W10 is the swipe in from the left to access the app switcher. Pretty much everything else about 8.1 I prefer from a touch perspective. My desktop is running 10.
     
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    lovelaptops My friends call me Jeff Senior Member

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    Actually, 8.1 has a swipe from left for app switcher too. We Luddites stay up on last year's tech ;)

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    I know, but I think displaying all the apps tiled on the screen is a better implementation in 10.
     
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    lovelaptops My friends call me Jeff Senior Member

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    Cool, I'll be looking forward to that, come next May when I plan to first try W10. :p
     
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    Re: Charger woes

    Afraid the poor thing never came back to life after 'rice'ing' it a few days. MS replaced it without any real trouble, I dunno if it's because I have the Complete warranty or if they don't sweat chargers. A lovely week of living off minimal brightness and the kindness of a few others with chargers, ha!
     
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    lovelaptops My friends call me Jeff Senior Member

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    Glad to hear it johnchad. If you couldnt fix it or get it replaced by MS, I was prepared to take up a collection for you on the thread. H*ll, I was going to kick in the first $15 just to get it started . Jeff

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    Seems to have fixed the Win10 activation issue I've been experiencing on my SP3.
    Even though clean installation didn't, but recovery to 8.1->take upgrade offer to 10->reset completely (twice) seems to give me a working Win10 on SP3 that does not get deactivated when switching WiFi networks...
    Weirdest issue I experienced within few years though..
     
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    Don't be so hasty Jeff! :D

    Jim
     
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