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    Verify?

    I checked w/him & it's not a number he remembers ever putting in. I'm just going to wait. I can still log onto my tablet & it's running fine. Thank you for all the help, I'll update this when/if I get an email from Microsoft.
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    Jailbreak the Surface

    Just to let you know, there are quite a few over here. I haven't tried any yet, but from the posts I've read, many people have & most do work fine.
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    Verify?

    I'm not sure this worked for me. This is what I did... 1. Opened the Charms Bar>Settings>Change PC settings>Accounts>Your account 2. Tapped the Verify link & saw this page... 3. I don't know where this number came from, so I tapped on it & saw this... 4. I selected the "I don't have any of...
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    Verify?

    (***) ***-**90 is not my number. I don't know why this number is on my tablet nor did I ever enter it myself. So how do I "verify" my tablet, which I should not have to do in the 1st place.
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    Verify?

    I had to do a Factory Reset of my Surface RT & all went well. But when I open the Charms Bar>Settings>Change PC settings>Accounts>Your account; on the right side I see this message "You need to verify your identity on this PC" along w/a 'Verify' link. When I tap 'Verify', I get a 'security...
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    Surface RT updates

    My Surface did some updates today (I thought Update was disabled, but it was not). The updates involved Microsoft Office Language Packs French & Spanish, as seen in the attachment. How do I uninstall these?
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    Jailbreak the Surface

    "Software compiled to run on an x86 cpu cannot run on an x86 cpu and vice-versa." Did you mean the ARM that the Surface RT uses? I don't use the Surface too much, but the store seems to be lacking a bit. Just want to check-out what I can run once Jailbroken.
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    Jailbreak the Surface

    A little over a month ago, my dad gave me his Surface which has Windows RT 8.1 on it. Not long ago, I came across this article (geek.com) which explains (not in great detail) how to Jailbreak the Surface to allow users to run programs that do not come from the Windows Store. Has anyone tried...
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    Surface Windows RT 8.1

    I know RT will not be getting 10, but are there any updates (especially the telemetry ones) I should avoid? Right now, I have the RT set-up to where I initiate the checking & any updating.
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    Solved Surface tablet

    I forgot to update this earlier. I did find a way to get the account picture I wanted. For some odd reason, the only choices I have is to put the pictures into the C:\Users folder or to create a new folder & put the pictures in there (I opted for the New Folder approach). Even talking to a...
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    Solved Surface tablet

    I've tried: 1. Creating a new account from the main Microsoft Admin account 2. Making all accounts on this tablet Admin 3. Resetting the tablet to Factory Settings but nothing has seemed to help. Can we not choose the Program Files or Windows folders?
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    Calendar

    I have a Surface RT & was going to use the pre-installed Calendar app for the 1st time (tablet just given to me earlier this month). I don't want to have to sign-in each time just to check my own dates, I am not going to sync at all & don't want/need to put my dates into the "cloud" or have...
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    Solved Surface tablet

    When I press "Go up", I get the same choices as before: & when I choose C: again, the choice Users comes up again. It's just a continuous loop.
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    Solved Surface tablet

    Thank you for the help & using the "Sign into each app separately instead" did work smoothly :). Even Microsoft was no help, the reply I received was "Best advice is to use a Microsoft Account." I do have another question, though unrelated. How do I change my User Account Images? When I try in...
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    Solved Surface tablet

    After some reading & exploring, I did the Factory Reset & everything went smoothly. The tablet was reset using 8.1 & no Product/ID Key was needed. I did make a Microsoft Account, because from what I can tell, I cannot download from the Store w/o one. So the Microsoft Account is setup as...
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    Solved Surface tablet

    My dad gave me his Surface (I think it's 1st generation) & it has Windows 8.1 on it. I want to do a Factory Reset so I can truly make it mine. I am planning to use a Local Account & know I won't have access to OneDrive (not a big deal for me) but what else do I miss out on? When I do the...