Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana get a new feature named suggested reminders in Windows 10. Cortana will scan and detect commitments on something you made to your friend or other people about you will do in an email message, and create automatic reminder to alert you to complete tasks. The feature uses machine learning technology and can help users easily keep their promises on Surface Pro tablet or Windows 10 computer. Continue reading
I have installed the Office 365 in Windows 10 on my Surface Pro 4 tablet and it includes the OneNote 2016 desktop version with a few cool new features. I was in the habit of pressthe Windows+S from keyboard to create screen clippings and insert it on a page in the old the 2013 version. But the Screen Clipping shortcut is not working and I have to use the mouse to select and clip. That is not very efficient for me. Any way to resolve the problem? Continue reading
I used a basic Epson wifi printer xp-202 with default setup in Windows 8 and everything worked fine. After the computer is upgraded to Windows 10 OS, I am bale to print emails from Windows Live Mail and other documents, but cannot print emails from within the built-in email app. When I click the 3-dot icon at the top right and select print option, the little dots circle kept spining and displayed “Nothing was sent to print. Open document and print again.” error message. Continue reading
The Picasa 3.9 software is compatible with Windows 8 operating system, but there are still some serious issues. There is no official Windows 8 app released by Google. If you are looking for related app working on the start screen of Windows RT or 8 OS, the third-party developer’s client could help you easily access Google’s cloud services. Continue reading
I use a Windows 8 Pro computer 80% for XBMC and has dragded this application into the Startup folder, but it wont not work. Because Windows 8 first run inyo the Metro Start screen. And I have to get it by switching over to the Desktop. To get the machine as a dedicated HTPC, try the tip about how to setup and run XBMC on Startup in Windows 8. Continue reading
I need to register the device with its serial number, so I can get Microsoft tech support. Somebody say that it is on the box the device came in, but I have threw the packaging away. Any way to find it and resolve the problem?
Where is the serial number located on my Surface Pro for requesting service?
Note: Registering your product or requesting service requires serial Number which are always used in network protocols.
The serial number on the back of the Surface Pro/RT tablet under the kickstand. There is a Windows logo and two columns behind the kickstand. The right column is either 32GB or 64GB storage space, and the left column is the word “Surface” and the 12-digit serial number (look like XXXXXXXXXXXX.)
If you are using the Surface Book Hub, it is on the bottom edge of the Clipboard whihc you use to attach to the keyboard.
For the original packaging for your own device, the serial number is on the barcode label.
Within Windows 8, you can also try this method in system.
* Type command in searching box, select Command Prompt from results.
IN Windows 10, right click on Start menu, and select ” Command Prompt (admin)”
* Within the Command Prompt, type the command:
and press Enter to execute it and get name, vendor and identifyingNumber. The serial number is under identifyingNumber tab of the result.
Or you can open the built-in Surface app, it is listed under Your Surface Device.
The Search Charm saves your search history in Surface pro Windows 8 by default. Remembering everything you have searched for is not good if you share your tablet with someone or want to hide your online shopping history when the holiday approaches. The best way is to turn off the feature. Continue reading
According to Microsoft CFO Peter Klein, Microsoft is working on Surface Mini for the mobile device market and will announce a Surface Mini release date for later this year. The smaller tablet would be a 7-inch device, againsting the Apple iPad Mini, Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire. Continue reading
My Surface Pro has a strange problem. When I try to access the app store, the talbet locks up itself. I press the power button on top of the device and there is a blank screen. Hitting again and Surface boots to the BIOS Setting screen directly. Now I can not login to Windows 8 and it is just bricked machine now. Continue reading