NEW Windows on Baseline M1 MacBook Air

We’re going to be stepping away from the m1 iPad pro and we’re going to move over to the m1 Macbook air and now i know that most people come here for the iPad pro content but today we’re going to be going over windows 365 on the m1 Macbook air and windows 365 is Microsoft’s new cloud pc service which allows you to use pretty much a windows.
Computer off of microsoft servers in the cloud or wherever their databases are are held and things like that and be able to pull down an entire microsoft computer or windows pc on any operating system all you need is a wi-fi connection peripherals and obviously a display so that’s we’re going to try out today with mac os on the m1 macbook air because we’ve tried it on the iPad pro.
So today we’re going to talk about how much it is how to get it whether or not it works on an internet browser versus an actual dedicated app we’re going to go through everything and even talk about some secondary monitor support and things like that and how it runs that way so without further ado if you guys came for windows 365 on mac os this is the video for you and if you guys want some ipad pro content we’re going to go right back into that right after this video but without further ado let’s get it going.
So let’s hop right into this video and open up google chrome so i have run it on safari and google chrome i have not tried it on microsoft edge browser quite yet but out of the two chrome does run a little bit better when doing it inside of the browser and you’ll know exactly what i’m talking about in a second but to start off we’re going to talk about the pricing so just type in windows into google find that find the actual link which should just be this first one right here.
So we’ll click on that and then you’re dropped right into the pricing so this is the entry level pricing for all three categories we have basic standard and premium basically it lets you know like hey for basic you’re running light productivity tools standard full range of productivity tools and premium run high performance workloads.
What you see here in the differences is pretty much just the amount of cores and then the amount of ram that’s put into it so these are the again the base model level so basically you’re at 31 a month premium you’re at 66 dollars a month but if you go into plans and pricing because you’re probably going to say like hey is the best option that i have just four cores 16 gigs 120 gigs of storage no
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it’s not so you’re gonna go to see all
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plans and pricing then we’re gonna
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scroll through here and this is where
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you can really start to spec everything
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up from a computing standpoint and a
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cloud pc standpoint so this is the
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selling point and this is the beauty of
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microsoft and windows 365. you can go as
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low as 24 a month one core two gigs of
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ram 64 gigs of storage i don’t really
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know who or why anybody want to use
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anything like that but you can go as
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high as 162 a month 512 gigs of storage
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32 gigs of ram and eight cores so at
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that point you’re dealing with a pretty
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powerful computer because think about it
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162 a month that’s roughly 18 to 1900 a
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year for a cloud pc so at that point you
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probably get a pretty powerful computer
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with that year cost anyway so this thing
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better work as advertised if not better
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and then again if you go into the
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enterprise it’s pretty much the same
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exact categories it’s just a matter of
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if you buy in bulk you’re gonna get a
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cheaper price per user and those are the
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really only differences when it comes to
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the plans and pricing so the more money
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that you spend the more cores the more
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ram and the more storage you’re gonna
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get which makes absolute sense
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unfortunately when i did sign up on day
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one there was a two month free trial but
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if you guys can see up here which i did
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here on twitter they are not offering
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any more windows 365 trials which is
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very very unfortunate because i have a
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two month free trial that i’ve been
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using and i plan to use for that entire
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two month period so
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as of right now you can’t sign up for
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free anymore but i still think it’s a
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great thing to know and now let’s move
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forward a little bit so once you’ve
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decided on which one you want and which
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category you want all you do is you
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click on this buy now button right i
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pressed no i just whatever i left it at
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35 a month you press no and you walk
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through this whole thing now i
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personally had a
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personal microsoft account from before
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right so all it asked me to do was
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convert that into a business account
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which made no difference whatsoever
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there was no like uh w9 i didn’t have to
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like prove that it was a business they
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literally just took my personal account
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converted into a business account and
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then i became the admin of that business
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and then all you have to do is follow
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the instructions on here it takes like
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two minutes to do and it walks you
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through the entire process so once you
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have created that business account you
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do have to put your credit card
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information again i did the free trial
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they asked for my credit card
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information but they took zero dollars
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out with this one you’ll probably have
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to pay that 31 dollars up front and to
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give you the caveat i did get the
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cheapest one so i’m paying 35 a month on
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the free trial for two cores
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four gigs of ram and 128 gigs of storage
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and now i’m gonna show you guys how to
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actually get to it so to get to the
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actual website you’re gonna go to
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windows365.microsoft.com
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so here they’re gonna bring you into the
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entire portal and this is where you’re
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greeted with right this is what the
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portal is you have as you can see my
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cloud pc right here you have a couple
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quick actions which we are going to
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touch on in a little bit but there
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aren’t too many options when it comes to
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this right you have the little settings
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wheel right here which just lets you
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restart the pc reset it rename and then
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troubleshoot it and then ideally it’s
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got to open it in browser so that’s what
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we’re going to do right now we’re going
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to open it and see exactly what it’s
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like so here we go we’re opening this up
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i always press
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allow for file transfer even though
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we’ll touch on that again in a little
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bit it doesn’t work too well then you
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have to resign in here with your
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password let it load up and we’re about
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to be in windows 10
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on an m1 macbook air and again this is
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the cheapest macbook air got it through
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the education store for i believe 900
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8 gigs of ram internally only 256 gigs
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of storage
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and the m1 processor
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but as you can see we’re greeted
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immediately with the same exact page
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that i was on before so this is what i
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was playing with before i had to take
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the thumbnail that you guys clicked on
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for this video but you can see that here
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we have like i said windows 10 on a mac
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computer on the m1 on the latest version
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of mac os so the one issue that we did
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have on the ipad pro when running it
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within the browser is the fact that the
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start menu would disappear every single
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time we went into full screen mode so
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here we are we’re in full screen mode
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everything is awesome
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everything seems to be working as
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advertised so you have your mouse let’s
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open up something from microsoft edge
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let’s type in youtube and again i’m
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using just the keyboard that’s on the
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actual macbook air i’m using an external
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mouse right here so it’s still just
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connected via bluetooth and you can see
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that we’re moving around no big deal
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and then here we have youtube and again
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it’s a little bit laggy and the reason
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it’s laggy right it’s not because of my
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personal wi-fi connection because we’re
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dealing with around four to five hundred
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megabytes download and upload speeds on
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wi-fi
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i think it’s the fact that i have such a
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weak computer so i have like i said two
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cores and four gigs so the latency
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there’s a little bit of latency i again
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it’s probably a combination of the fact
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that i’m using a cloud pc and the fact
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that this pc is pretty watered down and
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weak but you can see
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that we can open up a youtube video and
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play it and ideally the sound will come
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out through the actual laptop itself so
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give it a second to load
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we have the volume right here
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so the volume by default will default to
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your actual macbook speakers which is
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something that with the ipad pro every
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single time you open up windows v65 you
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have to go back into the settings and go
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through all that but again for the most
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part it works you know your shortcuts so
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let’s go with
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option t
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is that the shortcut no ctrl t so that
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so your shortcuts work if you go to
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espn.com
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that’ll work as well
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as you can see patrick mahomes anybody
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excited for the nfl season comment that
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down below i’m a big dolphins fan
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but and again all the different gestures
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work so i’m this is with my track pad
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that i’m swiping up and down moving with
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the trackpad and now i use the click
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wheel on here to scroll up and down this
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is also working and like you guys saw
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the actual keyboard works perfectly fine
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so this is microsoft or windows 365 and
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windows 10
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through the browser
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running a cloud pc right and it works
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pretty well like i said if you want to
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exit the full screen you can do that
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again very minimal settings there isn’t
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too much that you can do with it you
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have your little three dots here which
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gives you the about and feedback section
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the settings wheel nothing there you
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have a full screen you have the ability
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to pin this one because some people have
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multiple actual cloud pcs or if you’re
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an admin and you like to have
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vision and sight or insight into all the
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different cloud pc’s that you’re working
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with you can actually pin them and
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they’ll show up on this top bar right
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here but now what i want to show you is
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actually how to use it with a remote
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desktop client because that works a
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little bit better so all you have to do
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is press this little x button right here
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get out of the remote desktop client and
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now i’m going to show you exactly how to
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get the remote desktop so you’re going
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to go up here where it says download
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remote desktop we’re going to click on
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there you’re going to go to get
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to the mac app store right we’ll open it
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in the app store i already have it
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installed so
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all you do once you install it you press
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open
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let it open up let it do its thing and
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you can see that this is the application
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right i have my cloud pc already
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installed in there there’s two different
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options there’s the pcs and the
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workspaces now to add your new cloud pc
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into this remote desktop this is
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something that i had an issue with for a
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very long time somebody thank goodness
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shout out to the people on twitter for
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always helping me out but all you have
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to do which is super super simple you go
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back into here
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press x
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go to your subscription url so you’re
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gonna click on this you’re to copy this
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url and then you’re going to go back to
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the remote desktop client you’re going
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to press this plus sign
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add a workspace not a pc and you’re
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going to paste the url onto here and
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press add and then you’re done that’s
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all you have to do to then configure and
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get this working on your remote desktop
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so then to open it up you just double
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click on here it’s going to ask you to
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sign in once again i believe so
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so let it do its thing yep let’s turn my
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cap locks off
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we’ll sign in
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and then
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voila you are now using the remote
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desktop client
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and running windows so you can see that
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with the remote desktop client it feels
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a little bit more like a native os it
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runs a little smoother right let’s open
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up microsoft edge again you guys already
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know i love going on youtube to show
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stuff off
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we can open the start menu maybe open an
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excel file which again excel is pretty
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slow it’s kind of funny how
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microsoft applications like the
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microsoft suite opens and runs way
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better on the m1 macbook than on like a
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week windows computer right but we can
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open it up but you can see that it opens
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up and if i move it around again a
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little laggy but it has to do with a
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probably combination of the latency and
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the fact that this computer is actually
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very very slow so then again when it
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comes to sound the sound will default
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even on the remote desktop client to
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your macbook air a phone plan by google
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and again it works
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it works pretty normally like it works
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as advertised you can do pretty much
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anything that you want that a windows
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computer can do
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yes so there’s a bunch of questions that
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people have asked me you can actually
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install
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native windows
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i guess applications
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onto this windows pc because again when
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you’re saving those applications when
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you’re installing those applications
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you’re installing them to a cloud pc
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you’re not installing them onto this
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computer you’re installing it into a
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cloud pc and then another thing i want
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to show b-roll of which
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again on the ipad pro does not work so
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microsoft really got to step up their
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cloud pc situation on my ipad pro is
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secondary monitor support so secondary
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monitor support does work and works as
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it should on the actual laptop itself so
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if you plug in a secondary monitor and
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it’ll work as an extension of that
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monitor or of that actual display it
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works exactly as advertised even down to
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kind of the arrangement of where your
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screens are so i have a secondary
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monitor right here that i connect to my
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macbook pro
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that i connect to my macbook air we get
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that secondary support and i have the
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way that i’m arranged i always have it
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that way and it’ll keep that arrangement
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setting even though it’s technically a
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different computer and it runs perfectly
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so i really really like that that piece
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when it comes to windows and being able
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to use it on your mac computer and still
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have that secondary display and even if
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you want to you can like grab this
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minimize it run windows on a secondary
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display and then run your normal again
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back here we’re on mac os and then this
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little window is windows 10 and even in
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this situation you can still open up
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stuff again the screen’s gonna be a
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little wonky a little bit weird but you
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can still do everything that you would
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want to
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even running on mac os which i think is
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a beautiful thing to have
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and then another thing that i did test
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out that i do have questions for you
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guys is so when you do have let’s say an
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external ssd or maybe you know a little
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thumb drive like this and you plug it
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into your windows 10 computer
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i have not been able to get the windows
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10 cloud pc to recognize external
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storage so that is unfortunate i have
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found ways and they’re kind of
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complicated and workarounds into how to
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actually get
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you know external stores to be
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recognized by your cloud pc but it
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involves almost like
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turning that storage into a cloud
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storage and then connecting that to your
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cloud pc to then have access to it so
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it’s a little bit complicated if you
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guys have a better solution please
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comment down below and i’d be more than
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happy to test it out because that is the
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one caveat or the one thing that i have
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not been able to get to work which is
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getting external drives external thumb
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you know thumb drives or whatever you
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want to call them to be recognized by
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windows 10 operating system even though
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they are being recognized by mac os
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while i’m still running this but
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those are the main things we got the
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price down we got how to run it where to
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run it whether it’s on chrome or on the
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remote desktop and then some of the
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limitations that we have with it but
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let’s get out of this view go to the
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normal view and kind of summarize
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everything
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so that’s pretty much gonna do it for
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this video everybody like you guys saw
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hopefully now you’re able to a know how
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much it costs to run this cloud pc it’s
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really not cheap as you guys saw 30 to
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35 a month for the cheapest version that
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gets you a two core four gigs of ram
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only 128 gigs of storage and you can
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spec it up and spend anywhere from 150
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to 200 a month
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on a cloud pc depending on what spec you
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build out but again hopefully you guys
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figured out how to use it how much it
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costs you know that it’s better through
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the remote desktop client that they
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actually run we even get secondary
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monitor support which is something that
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does not actually work with ipad pro if
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you use windows 365 on the ipad pro then
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you’re still going to be letterbox in
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and it’s still going to mirror your
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display versus using a secondary display
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you know like a normal traditional
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desktop os should work and then finally
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to summarize we weren’t able to get any
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like ssds or external hard drives any
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physical ones at least to be plugged
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directly into the cloud pc i found that
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there’s some workarounds but maybe
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that’ll be for another video because it
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gets a little complicated because you
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basically have to like cloud storage a
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physical storage device and then connect
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it to your cloud pc and leave a comment
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below if you guys know a much easier way
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to do that or if i’m doing something
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wrong because this is all new to me but
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that’s gonna do it for this video
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