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  1. freebird_9924

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    Hello,
    I've just purchased microsift surface pro.
    I've not used windows 8 til now..

    let me know good apps, websites, and all other things to do with MS surface pro and windows 8.

    how to make backup/system image to restore windows 8/tablet as fresh in future if anything happens??
    and al such tips..


    thx..
     
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    Onenote is an excellent program when combined with the surface pro. I have a lot of apps on my surface pro and honestly some of the best apps are the ones that come packaged with the surface pro which Microsoft has made. Be sure to setup your homegroup so you can share everything with your desktops.

    On the left handside of the screen is your programs that you have open when you swipe. You need to go into the pc customize area by swiping on the right hand side and change it to not open the last program when you swipe. It gets annoying when you want to select a specific program from a list that you have open.
     
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    If you are into Tv series, Trackseries is a nifty app. other than that i really dont use metro apps except the ones from windows itself.

    Configure you email in the windows metro mail app, it shows up on your lock screen, and its very fast.

    use alt+f4 in desktop to shutdown way faster.
     
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    They will work on the Pro version. you have windows 8 pro.
    on the other hand surface rt has windows rt.

    windows rt will run desktop, but only programs that microsoft itself allows.
    a lot of programs would probably work, but they blocked it because of compatibily and
    people complaining its slow.
     
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    You can install any WINDOWS program you want. That is the beauty of the surface pro... Of course you are limited by the specifications of the device itself.
     
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    i ddidnt mean to ask how to restore..
    i'm asking if i need to create recovery disc/image like in notebooks so when some problem arises and i cant run my windows on tablet if it get corrupted, i can recover it using disc/external usb drive using that recovery image..

    if i need to do that, how to do it in surface?
     
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    You might learn some things from this review:

    http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2013/05/microsoft-surface-pro-review-too-much-future/

    I was pleasantly surprised to read how good it is working with a stylus. And this:

    USB Drive? Win7 has a disc image creator built in, I can imagine Win8 doesn't, but I don't know.
     
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    thx.can u list some interesting or very useful apps?
    packaged apps wih surface pro? which one?
    onenote form appstore?

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    how to close already opened programs/windows one by one or all at once?
     
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    Onenote is included with microsoft office. I recall reading that office was included with the surface. correct me if im wrong. so you wont find it in the windows store.

    swipe you finger vertically from the upper bezel down. also swiping in from the left will bring you to other apps that you have opened
     
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    The onenote program that comes prepackaged with the Surface pro is a "dumbed down" version of Onenote 2013. The social app allows you to have twitter facebook other social media all in one place. Download the remote desktop app... its a good one to have. Cheat keys and tips is a good program to have as well for quick keys that windows 8 takes full advantage of. The app selection is now where near the selection of Apple's App Store yet, so don't get discouraged.

    Some good games are Jetpack Joyride and Paperdash.

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    Swipe to the left and use your stylus and press down on the button and the click on the app you want to close. The button on the pen functions as right click when held down. If you hold your finger down on a application or program, it also functions as right click.

    You are wrong. You have to pay for office on the surface pro.
     
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    Ravenas in the future just edit your posts buddy and don't double post. I fixed this one for you. :toast:

    @freebird_9924 - We have a Windows 8 Clubhouse with a lot of good information. :toast:
     
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    office 360 is included but 1 month trial only..

    ya..i checked swiping finger on left shows all windows but how to close them at once or one by one?

    Got to know how to create usb recovery drive.
    https://www.microsoft.com/Surface/en-US/support/storage-files-and-folders/create-a-recovery-drive

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    can i create partition in MS surface pro? i have 128gb..

    Best PDF & Best CHM reader for windows 8?

    in iOS i use good reader & in android, ezpdf reader..
    similar in windows 8?? which shd allow to highlight lines/words..

    and for chm also any reader which allows to highlight lines/words?

    and best ppt/doc reader? free?

    which app?thx..

    apart from above quetion, any antivirus isnt preinstalled in microsoft pro? which one i shd go for in it?
     
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    Windows Defender comes installed by default.
     
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    And the defender on windows 8 is actually a renamed microsoft security essentials and therefore actually does a decent job as an av

    Keep with the windows 8 defender (it's actually really good unlike previous)
     
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    It actually is different. Same for the most part but they took away scheduled scans. You now have to schedule them in task scheduler.
     
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    Kudos for quintuple posting ... that's the first one I ever saw :D to top it off it's right after the double post warning :laugh:

    Foxit is free and supports highlighting
     
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    @freebird_9924 do not quintuple post. :p I fixed them this time.
     
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    @Ravenas, which social app?
     
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    I posted startisback on Tpu if you want a start menu again on win 8.
     
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