1. tpapictures's Avatar
    Ok...
    - I had a working 8.1 on the tablet, tried the 10 tech preview a few months ago. Wanted to go back to 8.1, found 10 too unfinished.
    - Absolutely could NOT go back to 8.1. The 8.1 recovery image/partition was gone. Despite several people's help here, I was never able to get 8.1 recovery to run again even when provided by other users.
    - Went back to an eval version of Enterprise 8.1 in the hopes it would read a 8.1 Dell V8P recovery, but it simply would not.
    - Rather than be stuck with a useless tablet that didn't run anything, I just installed the 10 tech preview build 10162.
    - Now I have it installed with no wifi, no touch screen. So, the tablet runs with a mouse but without WiFi, it's rather useless.

    Any ideas for how to get the WiFi running and to have this thing finally working? Thanks!
    07-05-2015 02:49 PM
  2. ygtgngr's Avatar
    Go to Dell's website, download the related drivers, copy them to a flash drive, transfer them, run them in compatibility mode, if you face any problem go to device manager and show the driver exe's manually to Windows.
    07-05-2015 03:08 PM
  3. tpapictures's Avatar
    run them in compatibility mode
    Any idea how to get into compatibility mode on the 10 tech preview? Do you mean to right click and run the drivers as Win 8.1? Don't seem to see that option.

    I'm also having a problem getting the tablet to get out of portrait mode. Should I just be installing all the drivers and BIOS from the DELL site?
    Last edited by tpapictures; 07-06-2015 at 09:00 AM.
    07-06-2015 08:44 AM
  4. ygtgngr's Avatar
    Any idea how to get into compatibility mode on the 10 tech preview? Do you mean to right click and run the drivers as Win 8.1? Don't seem to see that option.

    I'm also having a problem getting the tablet to get out of portrait mode. Should I just be installing all the drivers and BIOS from the DELL site?
    Under the options of the program you'll see the tab "compatibility" or smth like that. Also when you look at the drivers you'll probably see something like sensors or it is inside one of the packages , so read the descriptions. That will fix your rotation. If there is one, first do the BIOS update. Then, the order doesn't matter.
    07-07-2015 01:15 AM
  5. tpapictures's Avatar
    If there is one, first do the BIOS update. Then, the order doesn't matter.
    Why does Dell say to do the BIOS last? Is that a more "safe" way of doing things?
    "Dell recommends that you install the drivers in this order: Application, Drivers, Firmware and BIOS."
    07-09-2015 04:17 AM
  6. bigeduck's Avatar
    Be aware in this latest build there is a screen lock rotation option that is enabled by default, you can swipe in from the right and turn if off.
    Also, yes, they'd like you to have a "stable" system before doing a bios update that might fail in the middle of an update due to a bad driver.
    07-12-2015 09:32 PM
  7. tpapictures's Avatar
    Be aware in this latest build there is a screen lock rotation option that is enabled by default, you can swipe in from the right and turn if off.
    Also, yes, they'd like you to have a "stable" system before doing a bios update that might fail in the middle of an update due to a bad driver.
    Just checked that out. I have no screen lock or rotation button in my menu when I swipe in from the right. I'm on 10162.
    Last edited by tpapictures; 07-13-2015 at 08:00 AM.
    07-13-2015 07:34 AM
  8. cobrato's Avatar
    This is my first post here. I finally made the jump to W10 10162 yesterday and thought I can help :)

    I suggest you re-install windows 10. It took about 30 minutes if you use a fast USB stick.

    You need to do some preparation first in order to have a smooth, clean install (I assume you already have the ISO file)

    Follow this guide to create a installation USB thumbdrive with Dell drivers (I can't post link, so use google search to get the link)
    google/bing search: rickygao use ntlite

    Get the latest Dell Drivers from here:
    google/bing search: 5013 venue 8 pro 5830

    The installation took about 30 minutes and you'll have all the drivers in place and working fine.

    BTW, I follow this guide to do a complete backup of my 8.1 before installing win10 (the same Dell drivers can be used)
    google/bing search: step by step guide create a factory image dell venue 8 pro
    07-15-2015 04:45 AM
  9. tpapictures's Avatar
    Follow this guide to create a installation USB thumbdrive...
    Very cool idea!! Thanks. Any chance you'd be willing to post an ISO of the thumb drive you made somewhere to share? Let me know if that's something you'd be willing to do.
    07-15-2015 05:02 AM

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