Category Archives: Desktop

Usb redirection and remote desktop in Windows RT

If you need to pass your usb port though to your remote session in Windows RT use the desktop version of remote desktop.  Set the options there.  These same settings will carry over to the modern UI remote desktop app.


How to activate Windows 8 Enterprise

When you install Windows 8 Enterprise your not prompted for a key.  You need to set the correct serial to activate.

Open an cmd prompt as a admin and enter this


You will get a pop up that your key was set.  Now you need to activate it.

slmgr.vbs -ato

Then you will get a pop up that activation has been successful


Get your Surface be a little more snappy UPDATED

I realized were all Windows even RT can be hacked \ tuned to be a little faster.

Windows search is running. This seem to eat up a good amount of resources. Setting to manual does not seem to impact search as I am still able to search email, app store etc..

Performance overall seems improved.

Another place to tune is the windows visual effects. I just set that to best performance. Make the desktop now just scream.  Office apps now launch and run very fast

Update.  I said to set the service to manual.  Make sure to disable to service as this did start back up after a while.

Update:  Disabling the search service is a bad idea after playing around with it for a few days.  I thought this would just impact the index creation, but doing searches show that search dead.  So better to leave it running.