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  1. HeyCori's Avatar
    My GO won't update to 1903. Stays on 1809. Any ideas?
    Have you tried the Windows Update assistant?

    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=8C9OyjH-
    06-19-2019 06:09 PM
  2. darrell reimer's Avatar
    Have you tried the Windows Update assistant?

    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=1W_2x253
    Yes - and this error is what I get:

    "This PC can't be upgraded to Windows 10" error on a computer that has a USB device or SD card attached
    06-19-2019 11:19 PM
  3. HeyCori's Avatar
    Raycpl might be right. If there's a card inside then you might want to take it out.
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    06-20-2019 06:25 AM
  4. darrell reimer's Avatar
    ya...but I don't want to take it out. I've got my OneDrive folders on it...200 GB of pics, music and stuff. If I take it out and update the OS, then reinsert my sd card and then set the new OneDrive location back on the card, it will be messy, and probably duplicate all my files. Me and moving OneDrive locations don't get along, for some reason...
    06-20-2019 09:03 AM
  5. darrell reimer's Avatar
    I keep seeing articles about how good the GO is, and i'm just not seeing this. The 4 GB version is totally under powered. I really regret not getting the 8 GB version...when I try doing basic work, this machine just red lines and gets so bogged down...
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    01-11-2020 09:33 PM
  6. dexman335's Avatar
    I enjoy using my Surface Go 8/128. It is my daily driver. I save the heavy lifting for my Surface Laptop.

    The only downside for me is the diminutive battery. As others have noted the runtime isn't all that great...depending upon what tasks are being performed.

    The last time I ran the battery report, 1/8/2020, it showed that the 26,128 mWh battery had a full charge capacity of 25,201 mWh after a cycle count of 238. The fcc tends to fluctuate and, at times, it has dropped into the mid to upper 24k mWh.

    Outside of that, no problems. When the time does come for me to upgrade the Go, I'll likely bump up to the current Surface Pro.
    01-11-2020 10:21 PM
  7. darrell reimer's Avatar
    My GO is totally messed up after the latest Windows update. My 2014 Yoga 2 pro works better...
    01-30-2020 12:02 AM
  8. Der Alte Fritz's Avatar
    I bought my Surface Go to work on my MA degree and specifically tailored it to tasks to do with that rather than turning it into a micro-laptop. So I got the 8Gb RAM 128GB HDD version and use it with a Type pad and a Pen.

    The main programme to use with it as OneNote for note taking and work, DropBox app for file management, Chrome browser, Zotero citation manager, LibreOffice and a PDF reader. I have just downloaded MS Lens which is going to be a real help in libraries and archives in scanning documents.

    The idea is to be able to sit in a lecture and make notes, record the lecture if necessary, study in a library using the rear camera to photo book pages, work on a train writing essays, download and read articles and books. Deliberately stayed away from email, office functions, etc to keep it optimised towards reading and note taking as those heavy weight functions are taken care of by my Dell XPS-13.

    Found the Tablet mode difficult to use so just keep it set to normal mode but lock the screen in portrait aspect. Have a USB-C converter so that I can attach Pen drives to transfer material from other computers. Carry a set of small earphones so that I can listen to videos on those. I often use a compact camera in archives, so have bought a SD/micro SD converter, so that I can take pictures, remove the SD card from the camera, remove the micro-SD card from that and plug it into the Surface to transfer photos.

    The ONE thing I have not managed to do is record lectures while taking notes. The front facing microphone does not do well. I bought a microphone/headset splitter and a very small microphone but cannot get it to work.

    If anyone could suggest a make of splitter and of a small microphone so that I could record lectures on OneNOte I would be very grateful. Would also like to know the best way to connect to a display screen for making presentations.
    cheers
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    01-30-2020 02:14 PM
  9. wolfpack219's Avatar
    My GO is totally messed up after the latest Windows update. My 2014 Yoga 2 pro works better...
    You might have an issue with your GO. I've used mine under similar circumstances as you have shown in your screen shot with positive results. Might want to contact Microsoft. Also try to lessen the number tabs open with the 4GB version, might help some. Sorry for your poor experience but i assure you its not the norm for most users based on reviews.
    02-02-2020 03:23 AM
  10. darrell reimer's Avatar
    You might have an issue with your GO. I've used mine under similar circumstances as you have shown in your screen shot with positive results. Might want to contact Microsoft. Also try to lessen the number tabs open with the 4GB version, might help some. Sorry for your poor experience but i assure you its not the norm for most users based on reviews.
    I finally ended up resetting my GO back into S mode, and I'm actually quite surprised how peppy and speedy it is now. It works way better in S mode! The battery life is still very poor by today's standards, but I'm quite happy that I can actually use it for some light work and have Spotify playing music in the background without any issues now. Happy! But...I'm hearing rumors about the impending death of the Store, and wonder how i'll move forward in S mode without the Store...
    02-15-2020 06:19 PM
  11. wolfpack219's Avatar
    I finally ended up resetting my GO back into S mode, and I'm actually quite surprised how peppy and speedy it is now. It works way better in S mode! The battery life is still very poor by today's standards, but I'm quite happy that I can actually use it for some light work and have Spotify playing music in the background without any issues now. Happy! But...I'm hearing rumors about the impending death of the Store, and wonder how i'll move forward in S mode without the Store...
    I promise you "S mode" is not an issue. Did the upgrade on mine immediately without issue. Keep only needed tabs open to limit RAM usage since you only have 4gb. To increase battery life go to:

    1. Settings > update/security > background apps.

    Turn all the apps that aren't necessary to run in the background off. I disabled the majority of them leaving the audio, one drive, Windows defender, and Microsoft store on.
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    03-29-2020 03:45 AM
  12. HeyCori's Avatar
    I promise you "S mode" is not an issue. Did the upgrade on mine immediately without issue. Keep only needed tabs open to limit RAM usage since you only have 4gb. To increase battery life go to:

    1. Settings > update/security > background apps.

    Turn all the apps that aren't necessary to run in the background off. I disabled the majority of them leaving the audio, one drive, Windows defender, and Microsoft store on.
    Note: background apps is under the privacy category (at least it is under version 1909)
    03-29-2020 07:33 AM
  13. wolfpack219's Avatar
    Yup your right sorry I'm don't know what I was thinking there.
    03-30-2020 02:43 AM
  14. Paul Klipp's Avatar
    I love the form factor and accessories, but the 4 GB version is almost useless for any but the most basic activities. I regret not getting the 8 GB, but I was too eager and the store only had the one option in stock.
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    05-11-2020 09:37 AM
  15. HeyCori's Avatar
    I love the form factor and accessories, but the 4 GB version is almost useless for any but the most basic activities. I regret not getting the 8 GB, but I was too eager and the store only had the one option in stock.
    With the Go 2 launching tomorrow, maybe now's the time to upgrade!
    05-11-2020 10:46 AM
  16. LibbyLA's Avatar
    I’m surprised that this is the first post about the Go 2 (or seems to be). Thank goodness the business hardware sales rep from the nearest MS store had my name on file and emailed me on announcement date! I’d already ordered a consumer version but cancelled because I didn’t want to go through the same nightmare upgrading to Win 10 Pro that I did for my original Go.

    I got almost an 11% discount on the bundle including the 256G/LTE (probably don’t need that much storage or the LTE, but you can’t add them if you don’t get them in the first place and the cost was about $200 more), type cover, pen, and 2-year protection. I don’t know when it will ship because I still haven’t gotten the email that I need in order to pay.

    I have used my original Go a lot, including to edit close captions on over 25 hours of video. I estimate that it took from 8-10 minutes to edit each minute of closed captions. The editing process is awful and tedious, but with the track pad on the Go keyboard, I could keep my hands on the keyboard to pause the video, edit, etc. It would have been far worse using a desktop computer and mouse.

    I’m hoping the new mics will mean that I can use Teams and Zoom without needing to use a headset. I’m also hoping that the processor upgrade will mean that I can set a background for Zoom so the students don’t have to watch my ceiling fan.

    I love my original Go, it’s worked perfectly for what I’ve wanted it for. I’m looking forward to the slightly larger screen (which will make a difference) and the faster processor although I haven’t had any slowdowns for what I use mine for.

    I know these little Win tablets aren’t many people’s cup of tea, but when we go to our camp on the weekends, I haul a bunch of electronic toys (iPad Pro 11, iPad Mini 5, Kindle Oasis 1, older 8” Android tablet, phone, Go). I usually don’t need to use the Go but when I need it, it’s the only device I have that will work for that purpose. I don’t want anything bigger. Surface Pro 3 was too big, Surface 3 was too big, this is “just right” for my purposes.
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    05-11-2020 02:30 PM
  17. HeyCori's Avatar
    LibbyLA, usually the device forum is created as soon as the device is announced. I'm not sure why WC is taking so long to create a forum for the Go 2/Surface Book 3. Maybe they're planning a redesign?!?
    05-11-2020 05:52 PM
  18. LibbyLA's Avatar
    I figured that there might be some comments in this forum about it. Yours was the first one.

    This evening, I got the link so I could pay my invoice but I have no idea when it might ship.
    05-11-2020 08:28 PM
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