1. jrodd09's Avatar
    Hi everyone, I am thinking about getting a Surface 2 this xmas since we canadian's haven't seen any news on the Lumia 2520. I have a couple of questions that I would like your help with to lock up my decision:

    1. Will Nokia Music or Mix be available on other devices? (Surface 2)?
    2. I have an external hd that when plugged in you have to run a unlock file (then prompted to enter your password). Will Surface 2 be able to run this file so I can unlock the device?
    3. With the Surface 2 can you download music or files from IE browser? Meaning if I wanted to download a link will it do so and put the allocated file into the music or video folder? I know iPad can't do this.

    Hoping the Surface 2 is for me! Heavy music and browser user.

    Thanks everyone!
    12-05-2013 08:34 AM
  2. wps81's Avatar
    Hi everyone, I am thinking about getting a Surface 2 this xmas since we canadian's haven't seen any news on the Lumia 2520. I have a couple of questions that I would like your help with to lock up my decision:

    1. Will Nokia Music or Mix be available on other devices? (Surface 2)?

    Nokia MixRadio is available everywhere there is Windows RT or 8.1

    2. I have an external hd that when plugged in you have to run a unlock file (then prompted to enter your password). Will Surface 2 be able to run this file so I can unlock the device?

    It depends on what kind of lock/encryption you have on the HD. More details pls.

    3. With the Surface 2 can you download music or files from IE browser? Meaning if I wanted to download a link will it do so and put the allocated file into the music or video folder? I know iPad can't do this.

    With Surface, you can download and put files any folder you want. It is a full PC but you only can't install any new desktop application. That is it.


    Hoping the Surface 2 is for me! Heavy music and browser user.

    Thanks everyone!
    12-05-2013 09:44 AM
  3. rav16's Avatar
    Wow I never knew that you can download songs from internet on the surface . They get saved in Xbox music or you can download them in a folder you wish which you create ?
    12-05-2013 01:49 PM
  4. jrodd09's Avatar
    Thanks!

    So when I plug in my western digital HD this menu shows up and I need to click unlock file to unlock the device. Is this an .exe file and will I be able to unlock my device on the Surface 2? Or do you think it will auto run and I just need to enter my password?

    Here is what comes up when I plug in the HD

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    12-07-2013 06:39 PM
  5. Montgomery Badleford's Avatar
    1.- Just to clarify, the Nokia Music on the Surface 2 only allows you to listen 30-sec tracks for free, so it's not quite like the one on Windows Phones, though if you want to purchase a subscription then you will get the full functionality.

    2.- Your file looks like a .exe application, so I wouldn't be too optimistic about the Surface 2's chances of running it. Mine works very well with my external HD though.

    3.- Yes, you can download any file (music, documents, videos, etc.) to any folder you want, though I prefer to keep my music on a micro SD card, as I bought the 32 GB version, which only has about 20 GB of usable storage space that I would rather use for apps...
    rav16 and jrodd09 like this.
    12-07-2013 09:35 PM

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