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Posted 04 November 2012 - 22:48
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 22:59
Posted 04 November 2012 - 23:06
wow, why is it that the second a new device is released, bugs that should have been instantly found and fixed before release, appear for the average joe ?
Not just talking about MS, seems almost every new device regardless of manufacturer / company, has this happen, do people actually test their devices any more ?
Posted 04 November 2012 - 23:20
Posted 04 November 2012 - 23:21
Posted 04 November 2012 - 23:55
This is bad as well as the ppl that wanna.try to run x86 programs and will be returning surfaces that aren'taware of diff btwn windows rt and windows 8
Posted 05 November 2012 - 00:00
Posted 05 November 2012 - 00:53
What does that have to do with this wireless issue?
Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:25
Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:02
Ive had this. You can tell its software. So ive been patiently waiting for a fix.
I've noticed the wireless issue, the wierd thing is that it showed the disabled icon on the lockscreen but a reboot fixed it. Seemed to happen after updates were installed so maybe they updated either the adapter firmware, the drivers or both and that caused it to lose the wireless connection.
However, it's been working perfectly since the reboot and is currently downloading a movie through Xbox Video.
Consumer ignorance is not a problem with the surface. Microsoft make it plain on the surface website that the RT can only run apps downloaded from the store. If people choose to ignore that, or not do any research before spending hundreds of dollars/pounds on a piece of premium technology, then they are at fault here. Not Microsoft.
Anyway, back on topic... I've had a couple of issues with surface so far. Both I'm sure will be fixed in updates...
Firstly, with metro apps vanishing entirely after an update of them stalled and I killed the store app. The games app for example said it was installed in the store, but it wasn't in the all apps list, and search wouldn't find it. Microsoft support had me do a refresh which fixed the issue for me, and kept all my pinned apps, etc in place. Pretty neat system that refresh thing
Secondly, and relating to this topic, all my wireless connections just vanished and I couldn't see any wireless networks in range even after a reboot. The adapter was showing normal in device manager and in network connections. In the end I had to remove the device in device manager (making sure NOT to remove the driver), and have it re-detected. All my networks then re-appeared. I'm sure the refresh thingy would've sorted it out too.
Lastly, every time I do a refresh it removes ALL the windows updates from the machine, including the update to Office 2013 RTM. I hope Microsoft patches the recovery image at some point down the line so the baseline that refresh goes back to includes office final.
Touch wood, it's been ok since with no further problems.