Forum discussion tagged with Surface.
  1. henterpriser

    Question Bluetooth keyboard issue with Surface Pro 8 ?

    Sup folks, hope yall are doing well. I'm running a Surface Pro 8 paired with a Bluetooth keyboard. everything was running smooth until I setup a dual boot with Linux and reinstalled win11 using the recovery drive + disabled secure boot. now i can still normally connect to my keyboard and it...
  2. B

    Question Asus Gaming Laptop for Video Editing - which one, or neither?

    Dear Community, I am looking for a Windows laptop to replace my 2018 XPS 9570, which died last week. At my local computer store (Bic Camera in Tokyo), I found an Asus gaming laptop with apparently good spec's/price, but I wanted to check with someone more knowledgeable before going ahead...
  3. L

    Suggestions For A Content Creation Laptop On A Budget

    Hi there! Thanks for reading, maybe you can help me! I've been researching laptops for a while now and I'm really overwhelmed with all of the options. Basically, all I need it for is web browsing, video editing, photo/video storing, and easy transfer of media from my phone (Android). I'd like...
  4. consptheory77

    Question Surface Pro 7 vs Surface Go 3 ?

    I had the unfortunate experience of purchasing a used Surface Pro 4 last year, and it revealed itself as having the "flickergate" problem with the faulty display, and I can't use for more than 4-5 hours (with fan or AC cooling) at a time, or 2 hours (without). So I need to get a replacement...
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    [SOLVED] Should I upgrade? Repair? // Surface book gen 1 for illustration

    I've had a Surface Book (1) specs: i5 8gb and 256gb for about four and a half years now. Two years ago the wireless card apparently died and I've had a wireless dongle stuck in it since then... not that big of a deal, but the computer has either slowed down in general or how slow it is has...
  6. mrmike16

    [SOLVED] Why am I getting a "PC needs to be restarted" notification upon booting my Surface 3 ?

    Hi everyone, I am using a Microsoft Surface 3 and recently, for some reason, I've been getting a notification upon each boot that says "Your PC needs to be restarted to finish setting up this device: Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller". Clicking on it does nothing. Windows is up...
  7. mrmike16

    [SOLVED] Surface 3 with cracked screen and touchscreen function not working --- is it possible to fix?

    Hi everyone, So I have a Surface 3 that fell a few years back on it's corner by the hands of a 2 year old nephew. For years I've been using it as a netbook, because, incredibly enough, the screen still works. Microsoft's build quality does impress me, as I don't think an iPad would have...
  8. C

    Question Front-facing camera is freezing and jittery on brand new Surface Pro 7 ?

    I just opened a brand new Surface Pro 7 (i5, 8gb RAM, 128gb SSD) earlier today and was super excited until the time came to set up Windows Hello. I noticed that the window showing the camera feed during setup kept freezing and would get stuck at "stay in frame/hold your position" or something to...
  9. RMolero

    [SOLVED] Surface Book 1 not working properly with external display

    Hi, everyone! I have a Surface Book 1, 13-inch with Intel HD Graphics 520 since 2016 and by now I've bought a 4k display - Philips 276E8VJSB. I am connecting it through a brand new, 3-feet, miniDP to DP cable. I am using it in the "second screen only" option - but my issue seems to appear on...
  10. R

    [SOLVED] Mouse senor possibly broken

    Hi tomshardware forumcommunity, I have experienced an issue with my mouse over the past week which has gotten worse and I was unable to find any fixes for it. Somtimes when doing something on my computer my mouse would stop moving but inputs from my mouse would still work and sometimes it would...
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    Question Surface firmware update gone wrong - can anyone help make this public?

    Hi, I'm not sure if this is the right place for this, but I'm not really sure where else this kind of thing can go. Please feel free to advise on what I can do here or if there is anywhere more specific I should be posting this. So here's the story: Microsoft published a firmware update for...
  12. T

    Question I need a good laptop or surface pro for steam and photoshop/ procreate

    nothing too crazy just enough power to run games like, Hotline Miami and Sekiro for the surface or ipad recommendations just enough to run photoshop or procreate on the go and still possibly play steam games thanks
  13. M

    [SOLVED] Problems with backspace

    I have the problems with backspace key on my Microsoft Surface Go (with Windows 10 in S mode), which is a work computer. Whenever I try to delete something in the middle of a word or a sentence in any textbox or text editor, too much gets deleted. One letter in front of the cursor is deleted and...
  14. LordVile

    [SOLVED] Mechanical keyboard help

    Looking to buy a mechanical keyboard next week. Currently looking at the Coolermaster SK630 TKL version. however wondering if anyone has any other suggestions. I do prefer linear switches not married to any brand or even linear switches but I would like a TKL layout. Been looking for a while but...
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    Question Is it that time of the year?

    So, booted up the pc and when the windows finished loading the screen freezes and 5-20 secs later goes dark and loads back up with a error: display driver stopped responding and has recovered. Fisrt time encountered this problem. Started looking up this problem and just sorta asked myself...
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    [SOLVED] Low FPS with a i5-6600k and a 1070

    Hello I have a i5 6600k for a while now and I just bought a GTX 1070 I noticed that the FPS for some reason, is way below than it supposed to be I've seen benchmarks where people play with the exact same processor and the same GPU and it gets 20-30-35 fps more than me Let me give you guys some...
  17. S

    Question Update BIOS

    I can not find a new bios version for my gigabyte ga-78lmt-usb3 r2 and i can not enable BitLocker without updateing it
  18. MrN1ce9uy

    [SOLVED] Ubisoft Pre-Orders - Worth It?

    Ubisoft spent the past 6 months or more advertising The Division 2 Private Beta with pre-order. I ignored Ubisoft's advertisements for 6 months because I thought to myself, "who pre-orders a game to play a private beta that is 5 months away?" Turns out my gut instinct of being ripped off was...
  19. C

    Question My gaming laptop doesn't seem to work with games anymore.

    So about two and a half years ago I bought the Dell Inspiron 7559 Gaming Laptop. It has been running mostly fine ever since I bought it with a few hiccups, but none recently, until about late last year it kept crashing upon being in-game for about 10-15 mins. From what I've found it happens...
  20. L

    Question CPU or graphics card first ?

    I'm considering to upgrade my graphics card from 1050 ti to 1660 ti but my cpu is a Pentium g4560. I just want maybe max settings 1080p 60 fps avg in games until I can buy new motherboard and CPU... Or should I upgrade my cpu first ? I'm really confused cause people are saying bottlenecks is...
  21. O

    [SOLVED] Can only boot if I reset the cmos everytime after a new GPU install

    Ain't been on here or in the PC scene the last few years. I've got an old Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz cpu @ 3.0Ghz OC on an Abit IP35-E motherboard 775 plus a ATI 3850HD 512MB which recently died so I went and got a old 7800GT to bung in it for awhile, did the trick but now I have just bought and...
  22. S

    [SOLVED] I5 8600k at 100 degrees Celsius

    I just got an i5 8600k and I am using the stock Intel cooler from non-k series cpus. My new cooler (Cryorig H7) Is arriving in a week. Is it ok to play games at 100 degrees till then and will this cause any damage? I'm also looking to use the Intel Turbo Boost with the new cooler
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    [SOLVED] MSI Z97 gaming 7

    Hello Everyone, I just moved back into the states, and the moving company busted my top pci_e slot on my MSI Z97 gaming 7. I am running an i7 4790k and an MSI 970 GPU. What would I lose by putting the GPU into the second pci_e slot? I have looked at used boards, but damn are they overpriced...
  24. C

    Question New Build - BSOD

    Hi everyone! I recently built PC and I am running into a problem. CPU - i5-8600k, GPU - MSI GTX 1070Ti MOBO - MSI MPG Z390 AC RAM -16GB of Patriot 3000MHz PSU - EVGA 850 G2 My problem is When I boot up I will last a couple minutes without doing anything then once I run a program I get a...
  25. T

    Components Store Corrupted, Tried all Solutions With No Luck (Please Help)

    Hello, I have been trying to fix my component store for some time now, but nothing works. When trying to install the .net framework 3.5, it gave me the error code 0x80073712. I have tried DISM repairhealth, which gave me the error code 0x800f081f, then sfc detects nothing wrong, analyzing the...
  26. T

    [SOLVED] High pitched bird-like sound from my desktop

    I've recorded the sound here: I thought the sound was from my HDD but it's not It's not from my cpu fan or the 2 case fans This is my setup: GTX 1060 3GB Core i5-6500 MSI Z170M Mortar EVGA superNOVA G2 BitFenix Prodigy M Kingston HyperX DDR4 8 GB...
  27. N

    [SOLVED] Best affordable long range router+modem?

    I'm having trouble finding a suitable router that is not only long range but also not overpriced. I found the TP-Link AC1900 which is a very good price overall but it isn't a router+modem, it's just a router... Then I found the TP-LINK Archer D9 AC1900 which is basically the first router I...
  28. L

    Can I set up a LAN with a router that is not connected any modem?

    I would like to set up a LAN connection among my friends so that we can play some games together. I was thinking of just using a router to set up this "portable network" for LAN games so that we can play anywhere we like. Will connecting all of the devices to the turned on router let us connect...
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    Normal temp with i7 8700k

    My i7 8700k CPU current temp is at 42.5°C / 108.5°F. My GPU is Asrock Phantom Gamming Radeon RX560. Is this temp normal?
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    playing gta san and reas

    can we play gta san and reas with G41 express chipset
  31. T

    Regarding Windows server 2003 std sp2

    Hi all, i have a server 2003 std sp2 server link up to my existing workstations by ex IT guy, he left but providing details of the server administrator login and users login. One of the workstation break down so we got another one to replace it, after joining the domain using the same username...
  32. M

    How to connect Amplifier to a sound bar

    I have a Denon amplifier that my CD changer and tuner are connected to. My old speakers are damaged. I want to connect the stereo system to my new soundbar (Samsung Harman/Kardon HW-N850) so that I can listen to music through that. I know I can't connect the amp directly to the soundbar. I have...
  33. S

    Why are there no laptops with open air style coolers?

    Since most graphics cards are using open air coolers, as they prove to be more effective at dissipating heat, why are there no laptops (that I can find) that use this design in cooling? I know this seems like a silly question, but I'm just curious because laptops are getter more...
  34. L

    Can i OC my Ram using xmp and CPU not OC

    I have gskill 3200 RGB... Can i OC my Ram to 3000 or 3200 using xmp and leave the CPU stock... my cpu is i7 8700k... is there a negative effect in fps is i choose to OC only the ram? if CPU OC is needed what is the safe multiplier should i input? Thank You...
  35. J

    [SOLVED] Some PSU issues

    Hello all! Today I ran into some problems with my PC, I was firing up my modded version of Skyrim SE, clicked new game, and wasnt even able to make it to the character creation screen before suddenly my PC rebooted itself out of nowhere. At first, I thought it was just a random update, as my PC...
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    [SOLVED] HP Compaq pro 6300 small form factor in bigger case psu and gpu upgrade

    Hello, I want to move all the parts in my hp compaq pro 6300 into a bigger case, upgrade the psu and gpu. maybe to 600 watts and gtx 1060. Can I do this? Let me know.
  37. crazydan195

    [SOLVED] PC Advice Jump up to 1440p?

    Hi all, I've been playing games on PC for some years but its mostly been simulation games. That don't really require a beastly PC (ets2) but I've decided to get into a bit more of a demanding side of gaming. Such as triple A titles. Battlefield 5, Tomb Raider etc. Current specs: I recently...
  38. L

    [SOLVED] Rebooting randomly or under load

    Hello all, I recently decided to take apart, clean and upgrade a few items on my custom built rig. I installed a new motherboard MSI 970 GAMING with all recently used by me components (Corsair 2x8 16Gb of DDR3 mem, CPU AMD 8350 Black, Corsair liquid cooling, Evga R9 390 Video card, SSD & IDE...
  39. O

    Comp forces Hard Reset

    Ryzen 2700x. Asus Hero II. G-skill 16gb mem. Asus 1080 ti. Thermaltake 1000 watt. PSU. 960 evo and corsair 250gb ssd. I had trouble trying to install windows 10 to both HD. Windows would loop at region select for keyboard. Finally was able to get windows up and running on the evo. ran Samsung's...
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    Midi ATX with ATX motherboard

    Hi guys! I would normally be able to Google this one, but there is very little information on "Midi ATX" cases and I can't seem to find an answer. I currently own this Vibox Tactician case, which is labelled as midi ATX...