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  1. smontoya2's Avatar
    I'm looking at the 128gb model. Is there a tutorial on how to free up space & add programs to the surface pro? Would be helpful for folks that aren't that tech savvy.
    02-08-2013 07:14 PM
  2. Xiang Li's Avatar
    I just erased my recovery partition and moved it to a thumb drive earlier and now I am ~27 gb left with all my software loaded. I was thinking of return my 64 and get a 128. not anymore, should be enough for a year of use(and I have 64g sdxc popped in where I install my steam and games on).
    the tutorial is here and it is very easy to follow. 15 minutes max and u are all set

    (from official Microsoft support site)
    1.Insert your external USB drive into the USB port on your Surface.
    2.Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.)
    3.Enter Recovery in the search box, tap or click Settings, and then tap or click Create a recovery drive.
    4.Tap or click Yes in the User Account Control dialog box to allow the recovery drive tool to open.
    5.When the recovery drive tool opens, make sure the box is checked next to Copy the recovery partition from the PC to the recovery drive. Then, tap or click Next.
    6.Select the USB drive you would like to use for your recovery disk by tapping or clicking on it. Tap or click Next.
    7.Tap or click Create. The recovery image and necessary recovery tools will be copied to your USB drive. Your Surface must stay awake during the copy process, which will take 10-15 minutes.
    8.When the recovery tools are copied, do one of the following:
    If you want to keep the recovery tools on your Surface, tap or click Finish.
    -Or-
    If you want to remove the recovery tools from Surface and free up disk space, tap or click Delete the recovery partition. To confirm, tap or click Delete. This will free up approximately 3.5 GB of storage space on your Surface. When the removal is complete, tap or click Finish.

    Warning If you choose to delete your recovery partition, you will need your USB recovery drive to refresh or reset your Surface in the future.

    9.Eject and remove your USB drive. This is now your Surface recovery drive, so keep it in a safe place and do not use it to store other files or data.
    smontoya2 likes this.
    02-08-2013 07:22 PM
  3. Xiang Li's Avatar
    and I forgot to mention, regarding someone asked about the fan noise, no I haven't noticed fan noise at this point even when the machine get relatively warm. but what u can notice in a quiet room is the electric current while the machine is running.
    theefman likes this.
    02-08-2013 07:24 PM
  4. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    and I forgot to mention, regarding someone asked about the fan noise, no I haven't noticed fan noise at this point even when the machine get relatively warm. but what u can notice in a quiet room is the electric current while the machine is running.
    It's awesome that you got one early! Will you be installing apps to an SD card?
    02-09-2013 08:54 AM
  5. Xiang Li's Avatar
    as far as I understand u cant. you can install desktop software to external drive, but not store apps
    02-09-2013 10:15 AM
  6. theefman's Avatar
    Got a 128GB Surface at Pentagon City in DC, about 30 people in line.
    KoukiFC3S likes this.
    02-09-2013 10:21 AM
  7. shn'g's Avatar
    Attachment 28151ok so good news the surface pro in store shows only 15 gb left but on mine with office 13 installed I have 28gb left. not that bad afterall. I am typing this with my surface pro. the thing doesn't feel heavy at all surprisingly but runs quite warm on the back. very fast and responsive performance unlike my rt.my rt slows to a crawl for some reason
    does the surface pro come with lots of Microsoft apps installed to? cause I got rid of apps on my RT like weather, news, stocks. ones that I didn't need and replaced them with ones from the store and I saved close to 1GB just by doing this.
    02-09-2013 10:46 AM
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