I've been meaning to update this thread... Here's the order-of-installation that I have found to be successful to install Pulse with Hostchecker and enjoy full Type cover and Touchscreen functionality: 1) Reset the Surface back to OE settings (note: you'll lose everything on your drive, so backup stuff if needed): a. Plug into AC power b. Swipe in from the right side c. Go to Settings, Change PC Settings, Update and recovery, Recovery d. Within Remove everything and reinstall Windows, choose Get started e. Follow the Wizard to re-install Windows 2) Once Windows has been reinstalled and your personal settings configured, go to the Desktop 3) Install all Windows updates, including Firmware updates 4) Download Junos Pulse Bulk 64 Bit Installer MSI build b41197: https://www.juniper.net/support/downloads/?p=pulse#sw 5) Install version b41197 of Pulse, running the executable as Administrator. Don't Reboot. If you do accidently reboot, you will have to start over from Step 1. 6) Follow steps 2 thru 7 from this KB: http://kb.pulsesecure.net/InfoCenter/index?page=content&id=KB28571&smlogin=true In case you can't access the KB, here are those steps: 2. Download the 64-bit nvspbind package from the following site: http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/nvspbind/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=3837 In case Microsoft removes the archive, you can grab NVSPBIND from here: http://1drv.ms/1gilvk8 3. Run Nvspbind_package.EXE as Administrator It will prompt for a target folder to extract the package contents. 4. Open a command prompt (run as administrator). 5. cd to the folder where the Nvspbind_package.EXE is installed. 6. Run the following command: nvspbind.exe -d * jnprna 7. Run the following command: nvspbind.exe -e "Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter" jnprna After a reboot, the tablet should run properly. From a serious amount of testing, I've only been able to get b41197 of Pulse working. Here's Help, About showing my Pulse Version Details:
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I have totally given up on using Pulse along with my Surface Pro 2. Between the fact that Pulse hoses up the Touch/Type covers, touchscreen, wireless and the general incompatbilities with Windows 8.1, it's just not worth the trouble at this point. Pretty disappointing to, considering Surface Pro's are killer little devices. Awesome form factor, powerful and very versitle.
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