Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by catdog215, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. catdog215

    catdog215 MDL Senior Member

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    Sorry, not sure where to ask.

    My niece just got her Microsoft Surface Pro 2 with 64GB. Can she install Office 2013 Vol?

    Later in the future if something went wrong, is it possible to use Windows 8.1 core/pro from http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/47732-The-Windows-8-1-(-amp-related)-Repository to reinstall on the tablet?

    What about driver? Well all driver found after installation with no "unknown"? And windows will activated? Do she need to back data.dat and tockens.dat?

    Thanks
     
  2. BigW

    BigW MDL Member

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    #2 BigW, Nov 18, 2013
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    Would you ask such questions if your niece bought a more regular PC with touch? Basicaly a Surface Pro x is a full PC with touch. A Surface Pro you can't copare with an iPad in any way, because an iPad isn't even close a fully functionable Mac (or PC if that would matter)

    The driver-question is also moot because the surface pro is produced (to be precice constructed) by Microsoft which is also sells Windows and Office. Soooo if there wouldn't be any drivers for Windows 8.1 for the surface how the hell would it be in another way usfull then a very heavy and expensive paperweight?

    The Backup of tokens.dat and similar doesn't work normaly on Windows 8.1. It only works if you activated by phone I think. If you use the right edition of Windows 8.1 it should get the key with some OEM magic from the Bios and should activate flawlessly.
     
  3. catdog215

    catdog215 MDL Senior Member

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    Sorry but I don't even understand what your trying to say. My question is not comparing iPad with surface.

     
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    chuckles MDL Junior Member

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    I have a surface pro and used the x64 iso you mention with no problem. My surface is the 128 not the 64, but should be the same.

    I have installed office 2013 vl with kms and had no problem. Besure to document your win 8.1 key incase of reinstall.

    all drivers are available on windows update or if you search windows downloads you can find monthly driver packs including firmware.
     
  5. BigW

    BigW MDL Member

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    Well with your line of questions I assumed you didn't know that the Surface Pro X is basicaly a normal PC/Notebook/Netbook based hardware (from Microsoft). Foremost the question about if you are able to install Office 2013 indicated to me that you think of the Surface Pro more of a more limited product like an iPad or a Android-driven thing. I wanted to clarify to you that a Surface Pro is a PC/Notebook/Netbook based hardware from Microsoft. If you had known the difference you could have asked (in another way):


    Q 1: My niece just got PC/Notebook/Netbook some other Brandname with 64GB. Can she install Office 2013 Vol?
    A: Yes of course Office can be installed on a PC/Notebook/Netbook some other Brandname. Microsoft makes mainly Software for PCs/Notebooks/Netbooks. Look at the system requironments of Office to ultimatly answer your question. => For me this is a selfeanswering question or retorical question.

    Q 2: Later in the future if something went wrong, is it possible to use Windows 8.1 core/pro from ... to reinstall on the tablet?
    A: Yes of course (almost) any Windows can be installed on a PC/Notebook/Netbook device manufactured by Microsoft. => For me also a retorical question because it would be very strange to asume that Microsoft makes a PC/Notebook/Netbook hardware based tablet to showcase the potential of the WinRT-UI (it isn't allowed to call it Metro anymore) and to don't be able to install a normal version of Windows 8.1 (with WinRT in the guts) which runs on every other PC/Notebook/Netbook hardware.

    Q 3:What about driver? Well all driver found after installation with no "unknown"?
    A: Yes Microsoft provides for his PC/Notebook/Netbook device drivers for his own coded new iteration of Operating System which the Surface Pro 2 comes naturaly shipped with. If the device is shipped with a Windows 8.1 and there are no unknown devices in the hardware manager then its very likely to be able to find drivers for it if Windows 8.1 hasn't all the included in the installation medium. => Also a retorical question with a more obvious answer for me. This hardware and OS is manufactured by the same compagnies is basicaly why you don't have to hardly search for any drivers on Apple-things.

    Q 4: And windows will activated? Do she need to back data.dat and tockens.dat?
    A: The Backup of tokens.dat and similar doesn't work normaly on Windows 8.1. It only works if you activated by phone I think. If you use the right edition of Windows 8.1 it should get the key with some OEM magic from the Bios and should activate flawlessly. => The only clear and meaningful question in this post from you. To be nitpicking now you could have found this answer in a few thread in this forum already if you looked only for this question without the in this point not relevant context of the Surface Pro 2. Some of the treads would also be sticky to find such answers quicker.

    So for me it only made sense that you didn't know that the Surface Pro 2 is basicaly a PC/Notebook/Netbook device so I assumed you compared it more to an iPad which is very limited compared to the Surface Pro 2. If I assumed wrong then the answer from me would have been that I think you want to troll the forum with these silly questions and count up your posting-counter. The only clear and meaningfull question could be rudely answered by look at the stickies or search the forum for it.
     
  6. catdog215

    catdog215 MDL Senior Member

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    #6 catdog215, Nov 19, 2013
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    I don't know that the Surface is the same as PC when it come to installing Windows. I assume it's just a tablet like the rest of other tablet in the market. I'm not here to ask question just to increase my posting. No question is a silly question when someone do not know the answer and google wasn't friendly enough to point me to the right answer i was looking for. At least Chuckles was kind enough to provide his/her experience with the Windows8.1 re-installation on the Surface.

    If questions from a users who know nothing and google wasn't helping and question consider to be "dumb", then what's the point of Admin/Mod create this mydigitallife forum for? The forum was create to help and educate the unknown. Not all user were as smart as you are and can find the right answer by google-ing. By u stating per your quote, it make new comer(s) feel that this forums is not the right place for them to register for since the questions they asked could be a dumb question. But anyway, thanks for the info.

    You can continue on debating but this is my last post since i got an answer from Chuckles. I don't want to troll.