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  1. pankaj981's Avatar
    Has anyone tried or is planning on installing the Windows 10 Preview on the Venue 8 Pro?
    10-01-2014 06:21 PM
  2. Nicholas Maguire's Avatar
    I was wondering this too. I don't have the Venue 8 Pro, but I want it and was planning on buying it.
    10-01-2014 06:30 PM
  3. Daves_Desk's Avatar
    I have tried, everything except Wifi is working so far. The Wifi driver from the Dell Support site will not install and gives an error indicating 'current system is not supported'. I'm using an external USB wifi adapter to download drivers/updates.
    10-02-2014 03:41 PM
  4. Wm DeRosier's Avatar
    On the wifi / Bluetooth driver . Extract the use the inf. It should install then.
    Daves_Desk likes this.
    10-02-2014 07:44 PM
  5. Daves_Desk's Avatar
    Worked like a charm, FYI for others, the Wifi device shows up a Generic SDIO and the Dell 1538 driver is what you need. Also remember it uses x86 version of Windows/Drivers
    10-02-2014 08:10 PM
  6. Wm DeRosier's Avatar
    I wish I was home to do mine. Glad I could help. Hows win 10 working. Hows the touch? Is it pretty responsive.
    10-02-2014 10:24 PM
  7. Wm DeRosier's Avatar
    Is your dell 32 or 64 ? How much space left after install ?
    10-02-2014 10:27 PM
  8. troylytle's Avatar
    I installed and still get everything no extra step. Did have to clear about 8gb.
    10-02-2014 10:31 PM
  9. cammykool's Avatar
    So is WiFi working? How do we get it to go?
    10-02-2014 11:34 PM
  10. Daves_Desk's Avatar
    I did a fresh install, don't know how much space is left didn't check but I have the 64GB model. After using it for awhile I can't say that I'd recommend installing it. It really isn't ready for tablets, the focus so far is really on the desktop experience, which doesn't work very well on an 8inch device. The modern IE is gone, and all the Store apps run on the desktop so the keyboard doesn't automatically pop up anymore when in a text field.
    pankaj981 likes this.
    10-03-2014 08:56 AM
  11. Michael Maurier's Avatar
    yes I have installed it on mine it runs great but like always with pre releases there is always bugs
    10-03-2014 10:49 PM
  12. minipot's Avatar
    I have tried, everything except Wifi is working so far. The Wifi driver from the Dell Support site will not install and gives an error indicating 'current system is not supported'. I'm using an external USB wifi adapter to download drivers/updates.
    Everything except WiFi? Does that include the stylus? I wasn't planning to install yet, but I was just wondering in general.

    Thanks.
    10-05-2014 03:20 PM
  13. rojero's Avatar
    Hello, I've installed Win10 Technical Preview on my Dell Venue 8 Pro 32 GB and everything works fine (wifi etc.). BUT I don't like Windows 10 Preview because it is made for desktop users with mouse control:( and now I can't reset to my factory settings with 8.1 version installed. Anyone can help?
    10-06-2014 07:39 AM
  14. antiochian2010's Avatar
    Installed this last night - seems quicker (j/k!)

    In all seriousness, everything went through with no problems.

    Wifi came up instantly and remembered my sign in; my stylus works flawlessly - yes, the forward button still activates right-click functions.

    Having some difficulty with Bluetooth; can't seem to add my mouse or keyboard..

    Except for this, the OS really feels smooth and almost like a finished product which really surprised me. In spite of the BT issue, I am sticking with it. I'm sure this will be restored in an upcoming update; at worst when W10 finally launches..
    Last edited by antiochian2010; 10-09-2014 at 12:58 PM.
    minipot likes this.
    10-09-2014 12:47 PM
  15. antiochian2010's Avatar
    Update:

    BEWARE of this preview if Bluetooth is a deal killer for you. This build does not include support for Bluetooth on the Dell Venue 8 Pro, so you will have to rely 100% on Wifi and Cloud for transferring data if you install this!

    Windows 10 Hands On: Desktop Focus Bad News for Tablet Owners

    No big deal to me (although it will be nice to have BT back someday) but thought the info might be useful.
    10-09-2014 12:56 PM
  16. Wm DeRosier's Avatar
    Just take the Bluetooth driver from dell for the venue 8 pro and unpack it and run the inf and it will install.
    antiochian2010 likes this.
    10-09-2014 08:51 PM
  17. antiochian2010's Avatar
    Huge thanks, wm!!!

    Keyboard and mouse are back... Big difference!!
    10-10-2014 12:58 AM
  18. Wm DeRosier's Avatar
    Np ! Glad I could help that's what we are all here for. To help each other.
    pankaj981 likes this.
    10-10-2014 09:02 AM
  19. ToddKlindt's Avatar
    From what I've seen, the Windows 10 Preview doesn't really add much to Windows 8.1 for touch only devices like this one. We're all going to keep using the Start Screen as opposed to the new Start Menu. I'm running 10 on a few things but not my DV8 Pro.
    Tk
    10-11-2014 09:02 PM
  20. Wm DeRosier's Avatar
    I wish for the tablets they wouldn't have the desk top at all. It's to small . I would get a rt device but they have none in the 8 inch range.
    What people don't understand is rt is the same as other just doesn't have desk top. No one is going to run photo shop on 8 inch devices . That would be stupid. I really hope ms comes out with a small tablet with rt or WP os . That's what little tablets are for. Thanks for letting me vent. On the windows 10 on dell venue 8 pro. I tried it . Not for tablets. PC os . Took it back off and ill wait.
    10-11-2014 09:21 PM
  21. ToddKlindt's Avatar
    I wish for the tablets they wouldn't have the desk top at all. It's to small . I would get a rt device but they have none in the 8 inch range.
    What people don't understand is rt is the same as other just doesn't have desk top. No one is going to run photo shop on 8 inch devices . That would be stupid. I really hope ms comes out with a small tablet with rt or WP os . That's what little tablets are for. Thanks for letting me vent. On the windows 10 on dell venue 8 pro. I tried it . Not for tablets. PC os . Took it back off and ill wait.
    If you don't like the Desktop, just don't use it. Why would you wish it to go away so that those of us that like it can't use it. I don't use it much, but it's nice to have it there when I need it.
    10-11-2014 10:19 PM
  22. Wm DeRosier's Avatar
    Sorry for the wish comment . Didn't mean to start a conflict with all the desk top power users with there dell 8 inch tablets. I'm just saying I wish they would have came out with the rt version in a smaller tablet. Not to try and get pity from. Anyone but I'm 55 wear glasses and hard to see and touch buttons on the desktop... I do use the desktop on my laptop exclusively. I think that and hope that windows 10 and Gemini will fix problems for. Everyone. Lets hope. For the best. Sorry if. I offended you sir. That was not my intention.
    10-12-2014 12:15 PM
  23. pgoth's Avatar
    I have the same issue - I have a recovery USB and tried everything to restore the image but cannot seem to get it to work

    Has anyone successfully removed it and restored 8.1
    10-19-2014 09:55 AM
  24. twitah's Avatar
    Does it have shutdown/power button in start menu?
    10-22-2014 06:54 AM
  25. RickyGao's Avatar
    You can always fresh install Windows 10 on Dell Venue 8 pro by inject the WIFI and touch drivers into the USB installation disk

    I've posted the detail steps below:

    rickygao.com/use-ntlite-to-add-oem-drivers-into-windows-installation-usb-disk
    Mike_Rh likes this.
    10-23-2014 05:44 AM
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