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  • Microsoft fixed the bug that prevent Surface Go users from switching out of S mode

    Posted on August 5th, 2019 at 15:15 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Remember the complaints that Surface Go owners couldn’t switch from S mode to Win10 Home?

    Looks like they were fixed. ‘Softie Greg says on the Answers forum:

    Thank you for your feedback. We have completed our investigation and have published an updated version of the Microsoft Store app which includes a fix for this issue. To install this update:

    From the taskbar, open Microsoft Store. Select More   > Downloads and updates > Get updates. Install available updates, including Microsoft Store version 11906.1001.24.0 (or later). For more help installing Microsoft Store updates, see Get updates for apps and games in Microsoft Store.

  • Complaints: Can’t get to the Microsoft Store when switching Surface Go out of S Mode

    Posted on July 31st, 2019 at 10:34 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Thx to Barb Bowman. This from the MS Answers forum:

    I recently purchased a Microsoft Surface Go for travel, and although I’m enjoying it thus far there is a need to switch out of S Mode to install one or two additional programs. I’ve followed all of the steps to reach the “Switch Out of S Mode” screen in the Microsoft Store, however, the page never loads. Instead, it shows a blank store screen. Is there any other method to reach this area of the store?

    Additionally, I’ve tried prior to updating Windows and after updating Windows with no luck.

    There are several additional reports.


  • Meet the $399 Surface Go

    Posted on July 9th, 2018 at 20:54 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Microsoft has posted its official description of its latest machine, along with a video.

    The Surface Go lists for $399 with Windows 10 S, 4 GB memory, 64GB eMMC, without a keyboard ($99 to $129 extra) or a pen ($99 more).

    10 inches (thus, Office is free on it), runs a pokey 7th Generation Intel Kaby Lake processor, no fan, claimed nine hours of battery. Two-position kick stand.

    Unless something has changed, you’ll be able to upgrade from Win10 S (Store apps only) to Win10 Home for free. The “commercial” version of the Surface Go ships with Win10 Pro, but it costs $50 more.

    At least it has USB-C.

    Expect to see a barrage of facts and speculation in the coming days.

    Of course I don’t recommend it. You had any doubts?

    UPDATE: Tom Warren at The Verge has some excellent observations.

    Microsoft isn’t targeting its Surface Go at any particular customer from what I can tell. It’s not an iPad killer, it’s not going directly after Chromebooks, and it’s not really challenging $400 Windows laptops.

    Good stuff.