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FH on "Microsoft Surface" machine

Post by paulrh » 06 Nov 2019 15:00

Can someone possibly tell me if FH will run successfully on a "Microsoft Surface" tablet/laptop. I currently run FH on an iMac using "parallels" software to obtain a Microsoft working environment.

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Post by Jane » 06 Nov 2019 15:36

As long as it's one of the "modern" surface computers which allow running of full Windows desktop apps you should be fine.
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Post by paulrh » 06 Nov 2019 16:09

Thank you Jane, I am sure I will be OK as I intend to buy a new "Surface" and will ask the question when purchasing.

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Post by Jane » 06 Nov 2019 16:21

That should be fine, you will need to switch off "s" mode if the tablet comes with it turned on, as in s mode you can only run apps which are purchased via the Microsoft Store. It's free to switch off according to the MS site.
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Re: FH on "Microsoft Surface" machine

Post by paulrh » 06 Nov 2019 16:31

Much needed knowledge, I wish I had it!! Many thanks

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Post by tatewise » 06 Nov 2019 18:19

The only point I would make is that Surface laptops tend to have a fairly small screen which makes some aspects of FH difficult to use. Also I think they are expensive compared to many laptops.
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Post by Valkrider » 06 Nov 2019 18:52

I did an experiment some while ago and successfully ran FH on a Linx Windows tablet running Windows 8 (IIRC) but as @Mike said it wasn't ideal due to the screen size. I stored the project on a micro SD card due to the limited built in storage.

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Post by Jane » 06 Nov 2019 18:56

The modern surface have high resolution screens so can be used with Fh in combination with good eyesight/glasses or tweeking the fonts.
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Re: FH on "Microsoft Surface" machine

Post by E Wilcock » 08 Nov 2019 12:45

Microsoft surface have a wide range. Some are quite basic tablet type. My daughter has one provided for work. It looks lovely but I dont think it runs full MS Office. Nor Windows 10.

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