Dell's already awesome XPS 15 gets even better in 2017

Surface table meets Windows 10

Yes, we did put Windows 10 on the original Surface table ... and it rocks

Cream o' the crop

Before buying a Microsoft laptop, check out our pick for the absolute best

Simple and secure, just the way I like it

We think Windows 10 Cloud is a great idea, here's why

uber micro

Halo Wars 2 has something for everyone. Here's our full review.

Oldie but goldie

We reviewed Microsoft's decade-old Surface table

Creators Update comin' at ya

These are the coolest new features in the next big Xbox One update (video)

Buyer's guide

The Razer Blade 14 is the best laptop Razer has to offer

Windows 10 app gems

10 terrific Windows 10 apps you should be using

Tower of power

Here's what we think of Dell's XPS Tower Special Edition

Quite a deal

Grab the complete C# coding bootcamp for $41!

Your go-to laptop guide

Introducing our ultimate laptop buyer's guide

Listen here

Attn Android and iPhone users: What you need to know about Windows phone

Old is new?

The original Surface Pro still holds its own in the 2-in-1 world

Xbox Greenlight?

No, internet, Microsoft isn't opening Xbox to all UWP games

Falling in love

HP Envy 34 review: An ultrawide curved all-in-one after my heart

2015 machine in 2017?

Surface 3 still holds its own in 2017

Let Kodi cut your cord

You should be using Kodi for Windows 10

Leader of the pack

HP's Spectre x360 15 just might be the best all-around laptop

New or refurbed?

Is a refurbed Surface right for you?

< >
Welcome to the Windows Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. peachy001's Avatar

    1,357 Posts
    0 Post(s)
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi all,

    I wouldn't normally post in here as I have the 920. However, a friend of mine bought an 800 recently and was telling me her battery drained mega rapidly. She is a bit of a technophobe and says she had not updated it. I seem to remember reading that early on the 800 did have an issue with the battery but an update fixed it.

    She is a great person, but has no idea what she is doing. She asked for my help, but I am not up on the 800. So I have a few questions. She is in UK, not sure which carrier, but it is pay as you go.

    1- are updates available via WiFi? Or does she have to connect to a PC?

    2- is the latest 7.8 update stable and safe to use?

    3- if I look at her firmware, what is the correct number for pre 7.8? I want to see if she even has 7.5 installed.

    4- is the battery sapping issue fixed?
  2. SparkyDave's Avatar

    17 Posts
    0 Post(s)
    0 Thread(s)

    I'll try and help.....

    1) Nope, must be connected to a PC.

    2) It is in my case, but YMMV. There are ways to downgrade, but theyre a bit tricky.

    3) To answer this one, ill need to know:

    a) What variant does she have (RM801 or RM 819)
    b) What network does she use / is it on
    c) What is the product code (look on the sticker under the battery - youll see a code similar to 059Q0L1)

    As far as I can tell, the 7.5 version is 1750.805.8779.12221. The 7.8 version is 1750.823.8858.12460

    Digging a bit deeper, I reckon she has an RM-801. The 7.8 update available is for CV (Country Variant - unbranded) EE / TMob / Orange / Three 3

    Hope this helps. Let me know the variant and product code and ill help further. Please note I dont need the IMEI.
    peachy001 likes this.
  3. peachy001's Avatar

    1,357 Posts
    0 Post(s)
    0 Thread(s)
    So down she need any particular software?

Similar Threads

  1. Lumia 800, Bing and WP7.8
    By mimi0007 in forum Windows Phone 7
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-23-2013, 01:35 PM
  2. Lumia 800 cases and covers
    By drg in forum Nokia Lumia 800
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-18-2012, 12:42 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-30-2012, 03:09 PM
  4. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-16-2011, 09:59 AM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-27-2011, 06:23 PM

Posting Permissions