1. MDBulldog's Avatar
    Thinking about updating my surface pro 2 to windows 10. I was wondering what the experience is like for other sp2 owners. I notice at first, some had issue with battery drain, excessive heat, as well as possible other issues. Have these issue been resolved or are they still plaguing sp2 owners?

    Thanks.

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    11-06-2015 11:42 AM
  2. rocketboy's Avatar
    Battery drain/heat are related. After my clean install AND setting up a power saver profile this past week my battery life has been near Win 8.1 levels again (i.e. excellent). I still feel it's a tiny bit warmer than when I had Win8.1 on it, but it's far from being hot as during the first week of having upgraded to Win10. I can't stress enough how much the factory reset + power saver profile made a difference.

    Are there still other issues? Depends on what you call issues. For me, the entire tablet mode user experience is still an "issue" in that it's not as touch/gesture friendly as in Win 8.1. :(

    Another thread about this: http://forums.windowscentral.com/mic...ne-report.html
    11-07-2015 09:19 AM
  3. RTGent's Avatar
    I upgraded an 8.1 Media Center version two days ago -first try, no resets, nor any other prepping. Have only used the Groove Music, Zune, OneNote, and Edge programs to date, but I have no issues. I'm playing music continuously on shuffle-play-all today as a preliminary battery check -an easy comparison for me because I would often do that under 8.1. At this point, after 1.5 hours, it's been running cool (from first day), and battery shows 77%: the time-remaining fluctuates very non-linearly, including increasing, along the way. I am only occasionally clicking the Groove album, reminders, and the taskbar battery icon. Brightness is set at 50% and I haven't modified nor checked any other power or sleep setting. The screen has only dimmed or gone black once, not slept. Will update with data tonight or tomorrow.
    11-10-2015 12:06 PM
  4. rkarolak's Avatar
    I did an upgrade from a an 8.1 factory reset install on my Surface Pro 2. So far everything has been working fine for me without any major issues that I've noticed.

    If you find you have problems I'd either do a restore then upgrade, or have 10 do a clean install.
    11-11-2015 07:45 AM
  5. zkyevolved's Avatar
    I'm having very slow wifi on my SP2. Other than that, I haven't had any issues.
    11-11-2015 08:40 AM
  6. RTGent's Avatar
    Following up on yesterday's post: My W10 SP2 played a shuffle of my music collection, continuously, for 7' 55". That's significantly greater than under 8.1 Media Center (which ran the same as regular 8.1) -33 to 40% more, if not better. The power setting is Balanced, with 15" screen and 30" sleep times. The playback went into screen dimming several times, but only for brief moments, and into sleep once. It never stopped playing. This simple battery-time test indicates an impressive improvement, now more like my 8.1 RT's times. Video playback is my next test, to see how it compares with my Kindle and RT tablets. With even greater improvements in start-up and shut-down times, and a faster browser, however, this SP2 has already become a very efficient machine. And there's a big update coming... Good work, Microsoft.

    Edit: the SP2 auto-shut-down at 7% battery level. I wasn't watching the screen, but I wasn't expecting it. Low-battery pop-up warnings came at 10 and 7%. While it didn't shut down right when I closed the 7% warning, when I re-started, plugged in, the level was at 7%.
    Last edited by RTGent; 11-11-2015 at 09:49 AM.
    11-11-2015 09:29 AM
  7. MDBulldog's Avatar
    I would.like to take the time to thank everyone who responded to my post.
    I will be upgrading my sp2 this weekend. if I have any issue, problems, or if everything goes alright I will be posting here in this thread.

    Again thanks

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    11-11-2015 09:35 AM
  8. RTGent's Avatar
    I would.like to take the time to thank everyone who responded to my post.
    I will be upgrading my sp2 this weekend. if I have any issue, problems, or if everything goes alright I will be posting here in this thread.

    Again thanks

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    This weekend you should or may get it with the Fall --final-for-now-- update,reportedly (here, at least) due tomorrow. I'm looking forward to interface and Groove Music improvements.
    11-11-2015 10:04 AM
  9. MDBulldog's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads up RTGent,
    11-11-2015 06:28 PM
  10. AnyBody2B's Avatar
    I'm running 1511 update since this weekend, I never had the issues you describe.
    12-14-2015 04:11 AM
  11. onlysublime's Avatar
    To be clear, the Surface Pro 2 doesn't have any more problems with Windows 10 than any other PC. These are Windows 10 problems. I have Windows 10 on one Surface Pro 2 and Windows 8.1 on the other SP2. Windows 10 is getting better and better with each update and I'm starting to use my secondary SP2 more and more but 8.1 will remain on the primary SP2 for the meantime.

    The main reason why I'm starting to use Windows 10 on the SP2 more and more is many of the newer apps only run in Windows 10. For example, Netflix has a new Windows 10 version that's really nice. Groove Music app runs better than Xbox Music app for example.

    Unfortunately, Windows 8.1 will become the abandoned platform running only legacy apps and games.
    12-20-2015 02:05 PM

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