4K all the way

You probably don't NEED a 4K webcam, but we love Logitech's BRIO 4K anyway

Long live Windows phone

Contrary to popular belief, Windows phone won't die anytime soon

XP-YESSSSSSS

Dell's already awesome XPS 15 gets even better in 2017

Surface Pwn 5

Surface Pro 5, Project NEON details leaked on LinkedIn?

Redefining the PC

Why Microsoft's Surface phone could be MUCH more than a mere 'phone'

Surface table meets Windows 10

Yes, we did put Windows 10 on the original Surface table ... and it rocks

Cream o' the crop

Before buying a Microsoft laptop, check out our pick for the absolute best

Simple and secure, just the way I like it

We think Windows 10 Cloud is a great idea, here's why

uber micro

Halo Wars 2 has something for everyone. Here's our full review.

Oldie but goldie

We reviewed Microsoft's decade-old Surface table

Creators Update comin' at ya

These are the coolest new features in the next big Xbox One update (video)

Buyer's guide

The Razer Blade 14 is the best laptop Razer has to offer

Windows 10 app gems

10 terrific Windows 10 apps you should be using

Tower of power

Here's what we think of Dell's XPS Tower Special Edition

Quite a deal

Grab the complete C# coding bootcamp for $41!

Your go-to laptop guide

Introducing our ultimate laptop buyer's guide

Listen here

Attn Android and iPhone users: What you need to know about Windows phone

Old is new?

The original Surface Pro still holds its own in the 2-in-1 world

Xbox Greenlight?

No, internet, Microsoft isn't opening Xbox to all UWP games

Falling in love

HP Envy 34 review: An ultrawide curved all-in-one after my heart

< >
Welcome to the Windows Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 11 of 11
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By darthhen
  1. garak0410's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    921 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,209 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #1  
    Our CEO is interested in one since is pulling double duty as county judge too...wants to replace his main PC with this...(it is a 6 year old Dell Laptop)...he isn't tech savvy and I think this COULD work for him but here's the problem...How do you connect this to a domain if it doesn't have a NIC and we have Wi-Fi that doesn't allow domain access? Is VPN the only option?
  2. darthhen's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    274 Posts
    Global Posts
    333 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #2  
    USB to ethernet?
    Talderon likes this.
  3. Talderon's Avatar
    Developer

    Posts
    870 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,009 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #3  
    Quote Originally Posted by darthhen View Post
    USB to ethernet?
    Around $30 on amazon for a 10/100/1000 USB to Ethernet. Once on the domain, you can just put it away unless you need it again sometime.

    This is the one I have: Amazon.com: Plugable USB 2.0 to 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Wired Network Adapter for Windows, Mac, Chromebook, Linux, and Specific Android Tablets (ASIX AX88178 Chipset): Computers & Accessories
  4. garak0410's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    921 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,209 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #4  
    Quote Originally Posted by Talderon View Post
    Around $30 on amazon for a 10/100/1000 USB to Ethernet. Once on the domain, you can just put it away unless you need it again sometime.

    This is the one I have: Amazon.com: Plugable USB 2.0 to 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Wired Network Adapter for Windows, Mac, Chromebook, Linux, and Specific Android Tablets (ASIX AX88178 Chipset): Computers & Accessories
    Excellent tips everyone...I knew they had those but wasn't totally sure how well they worked...I'll have to get him a type pad and a Bluetooth mouse perhaps if we get one. He told me to order one but still waiting on the 128GB. Even with moving the recovery off to USB drive, I don't think the 64GB model will be very roomy, especially since apps cannot be installed on the Micro SD card.

    He currently has the Surface RT but it just doesn't do enough for him...Skydrive is painfully slow in opening files and he loves Outlook...
  5. Talderon's Avatar
    Developer

    Posts
    870 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,009 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #5  
    Quote Originally Posted by garak0410 View Post
    Excellent tips everyone...I knew they had those but wasn't totally sure how well they worked...I'll have to get him a type pad and a Bluetooth mouse perhaps if we get one. He told me to order one but still waiting on the 128GB. Even with moving the recovery off to USB drive, I don't think the 64GB model will be very roomy, especially since apps cannot be installed on the Micro SD card.

    He currently has the Surface RT but it just doesn't do enough for him...Skydrive is painfully slow in opening files and he loves Outlook...
    You will be happy to hear that the Pro is MUCH faster, not just the processor, but the SSD. The RT uses NAND like phones do and it can be fast, but on the RT, not really. The SSD in the Pro really makes it an "instant" device. I love mine and hope it works out for ya!
  6. garak0410's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    921 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,209 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #6  
    Quote Originally Posted by Talderon View Post
    You will be happy to hear that the Pro is MUCH faster, not just the processor, but the SSD. The RT uses NAND like phones do and it can be fast, but on the RT, not really. The SSD in the Pro really makes it an "instant" device. I love mine and hope it works out for ya!
    Awesome...I think he was unhappy with the Surface RT so perhaps this will fit the bill. I can easily go down to Best Buy and get the 64GB model but it is worth waiting for the 128. :)
  7. Talderon's Avatar
    Developer

    Posts
    870 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,009 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #7  
    Quote Originally Posted by garak0410 View Post
    Awesome...I think he was unhappy with the Surface RT so perhaps this will fit the bill. I can easily go down to Best Buy and get the 64GB model but it is worth waiting for the 128. :)
    I would wait for the 128, especially if you are going to load Apps and Data.

    Keep in mind that you can uninstall stock apps. For me it's Travel, Sports, Finance, Maps and the pre-installed Office (trail for online version (200mb)).

    If you backup and remove the recovery, that is another 8GB (need an 8GB USB Drive).

    I got mine up to almost 100GB free which is nice room for full Office and a few other apps and data. :D

    Hope all this helps!!
  8. darthhen's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    274 Posts
    Global Posts
    333 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #8  
    Quote Originally Posted by Talderon View Post
    I got mine up to almost 100GB free which is nice room for full Office and a few other apps and data. :D

    What did you delete to get almost 100 GB free?

    BTW: Real MAN uses (ethernet) cable.
  9. Talderon's Avatar
    Developer

    Posts
    870 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,009 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #9  
    Quote Originally Posted by darthhen View Post
    What did you delete to get almost 100 GB free?

    BTW: Real MAN uses (ethernet) cable.
    Sports
    Travel
    Maps
    Finance
    Office Demo
    Recovery Partition

    That put me just over 99.6GB free

    Then I put Office Pro Plus on it and a few other modern UI apps (Amazon, Netflix and some others) and am down to 92GB free still.
  10. VagrantWade's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    1,400 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,412 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #10  
    Quote Originally Posted by darthhen View Post
    What did you delete to get almost 100 GB free?

    BTW: Real MAN uses (ethernet) cable.
    I would guess he made the page file smaller, and moved the recovery partition. As well as deleting other apps that come with it. Possibly disabled hibernation.
  11. Talderon's Avatar
    Developer

    Posts
    870 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,009 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #11  
    Quote Originally Posted by VagrantWade View Post
    I would guess he made the page file smaller, and moved the recovery partition. As well as deleting other apps that come with it. Possibly disabled hibernation.
    I did neither of these things (other than removing the recovery partition)

Similar Threads

  1. getting ready to abandon WP7 after only 48 hrs!
    By gunboatd in forum Windows Phone 7
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 03-26-2013, 04:44 AM
  2. How do I make the WP7 dial BB ready numbers
    By ncalsuz in forum HTC Trophy
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-08-2012, 10:15 PM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-07-2011, 12:21 PM

Posting Permissions

";