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gzt

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  # 1422632 6-Nov-2015 22:11
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Yup there is system restore in control panel. I could not tell you if that is secure, it is a good question. But also you should have some free support calls with that.

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  # 1422636 6-Nov-2015 22:14
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After Windows sign-in, swipe in from the right side of the screen, and click Settings.
Tap on Change PC settings and then on General.
Go to Remove Everything and Re-install Windows, and tap on Get Started.
Follow the instructions on screen and let the Surface restart.After Windows sign-in, swipe in from the right side of the screen, and click Settings.
Tap on Change PC settings and then on General.
Go to Remove Everything and Re-install Windows, and tap on Get Started.
Follow the instructions on screen and let the Surface restart.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1422646 6-Nov-2015 22:35
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Speedwise browser choice can make a difference but there is probably a CPU power save setting active on battery and can be changed.



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  # 1422884 7-Nov-2015 16:15
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Got it sorted thanks.  I have the 8GB coming and I still cant figure out how I got sent the wrong one but its hopefully all going to be ok.  I'll check the battery save thing on the new one but I have to say it really has quite a short battery life - looks to be about 4 hours which is about the same as my 2 yr old Toshiba.  I imagined it would have been a bit longer with all the advances in battery technology although apparently Lenovo is top for that.

The screen on the thing is really amazing and as I haven't yet received the new Surface Pro 4 keyboard which has only just been sent out.  It is super easy to use without the keyboard.  I haven't been doing any reports and stuff this week so that may be influencing my opinion but having only used it for 24 hours. I have to say, it is so light and handy and in 'tablet form' would be pretty difficult to damage compared to a normal laptop.  Screen size actually seems optimal and I hadn't noticed the smaller size. 

Only downside so far does seem to be that it gets pretty hot at the top but that may be largely because I was downloading all my apps and so forth.  Time will tell.

You are right about browsers.  Microsoft's new browser with Bing takes ages and has a noticeable failure rate.  I don't mind Chrome and my kids always use it as its what they have at school but  I have to say for ease of use and effective operation, Firefox is the one to have IMO.


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  # 1423087 8-Nov-2015 11:10
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I'm guessing you were doing some downloading / installing etc during that time. Heavy on WiFi and file decompression tends to hit the cpu and battery. Normal browsing and office work should be around 7 hr.

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