Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Discussion in 'Hardware and Software Tips and Suggestions' started by Jason, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. Jason

    Jason Developer / Handyman Staff Member

    So far I like it ...

    Trying to Add another Drive (Shrink C and add D drive).
    - I cant seem to shrink C (in Admin Tools > Computer Management >

    EaseUS Partition Master reports the 232 Gig drive is completely used and bitlocker encrypted.
    Windows says it has 216 Gigs free.
    When I logged into a Microsoft account I was able to decrypt the drive.
    It says: Bitlocker Decrypting ... with absolutely no progress bar.
    How long is this going to take ? (Apparently only a few minutes !)

    Windows still couldn't Resize the Partition. I used EaseUS Partition Master, which resizes the drive by booting outside of Windows.
  2. Graham

    Graham Developer Staff Member

    I only have the single partition so never tried this.
    I put all my data into a OneDrive directory so everything is backed up to the cloud.
  3. Jason

    Jason Developer / Handyman Staff Member

    Pretty sure the price dropped $150.

    I will have to go in on Friday.
  4. Graham

    Graham Developer Staff Member

    Buy another one?
    Make sure you have a decent back up in place. A way to restore the image since these things are not repairable. Sure you can get your data back if using OneDrive ( which from DOS is called SkyDrive !! ), but reconfiguring each app is a pain.
  5. Jason

    Jason Developer / Handyman Staff Member

    No. I'll use my Motion LE1700 Tablets as backups.
    Best Buy has price protection.
    Should be able to get the discounted price.
    I have to go in anyway... I declined the extra warranty but I think I might want it.

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