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Mike Barela

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If you have a 32GB tablet or laptop, here is how to try to install #Win10   Anniversary Update which requires a ridiculous 16GB to download
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is coveted by many users, but unfortunately not all of them have been able to install the OS due to hard disk space limitations. In order to install Windows 10 version 1607, you need a minimum hard disk space of 16GB, and this can be quite a major problem for low budget …
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In the normal builds the option to install apps to SD card is greyed out, only C drive. So if you have a tablet that came with Office, it's hard to pare down, even putting user folders only on SD card.
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My Jide Remix OS Experience


I downloaded and installed the Remix OS Beta on my Venue Pro yesterday. I got to say that I like the feel of the Remix OS however it could do with more work. it's opened my tablet to more tablet friendly apps than Windows 10 did. The apps that I've installed (just a few MoonReader, Adobe pdf reader, Bible, I use the tablet as a ebook reader for the most part) work well enough not as smooth as a true android tablet would but it's ok.
The WiFi, volume, volume buttons, audio, touch work but the Bluetooth and screen rotation doesn't, the display and device doesn't quite sleep, the display goes off but comes on and stays on.

Installing the software with the installer from Jide doesnt work at all. You should use this one forum.xda-developers.com/android/software/winapp-android-x86-installer-uefi-t3222483

NB: Once you are done installing and have rebooted your device, you should note that the Android OS option doesn't boot, you should scroll to one of the GPU options with forced in the name using the Volume UP button, the Volume Down button acts as an OK button.


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Hi, has anyone tried the Jide Remix OS on their tablet yet, I download and installed it using the included installer but for some reason I can't get it to boot into the Remix OS. It shows up in my boot menu but there's no option to boot into it.


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Michael Scherotter

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I've tried upgrading my Dell Venue 8 Pro running Windows 10 to the Windows 10 Update from November; everything goes well unitl the device restarts and then it gets to "Updating Windows 40%" and stalls.  This has happened twice now.  Any suggestions?
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Yes clean the ram. 
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Rudy McFarlane

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I have a venue 8 pro, that's been updated to w10. It's a 64gb version, but I have very little space. I can't find what in particular has been eating all of the space. Any ideas? I've only installed the office software, but I don't think that should leave me with less than 5gb? 
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Thank you for the suggestions... I found that mail stored on the device took up 8gb. Once deleted, the windows update was able to run. However, once installed, windows store, maps, and several other modern ui apps don't work. Any ideas on that? I've been looking for ways to reinstall them 
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eddie lynch

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i need help my venue 8 pro camera wont work i have upgraded all software and still no change and also i have no video playback on any you tube app 
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Sounds like you may be experiencing driver issues. Try downloading the latest drivers on the Dell website. It may or may not have a driver for Windows 10. If that's the case, download the driver for Windows 8.1 or even lower. YouTube is flash based and may also utilize html5 if using the web. Try installing Adobe Flash and Shockwave player if needed. Additionally Java may also be needed.
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Hi fellas, Could you recommend a music player for me. I need one that is touch friendly and supports music stored in the SD card. At the moment I'm running Windows 8.1.
Thanks
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Martin Irechukwu's profile photoAntonio Myers's profile photo
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Yeah I have an android phone as well so I just uploaded all of my music to GPM and I also subscribe to full access. Playing from my phone it automatically has background playback capability.
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ciprian moloci
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How to Maximize Battery Life on Windows 10

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Whether you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 on your laptop or bought a brand new machine, you’re going to want to eke out as much battery juice as you can while you’re on the go. Microsoft’s shiny new OS includes a new native battery saver feature — and there are a few other tricks you can pull to make sure your laptop lasts until you can find a power socket.
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Hassan Saeed

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Hi Guys,

After updating to Win 10, I found one problem with the split keyboard. Usually, when you click on a text box (lets say Search box), the normal keyboard pops up and the Search box moves up so I can see what I type. 

But with Split Keyboard, the box actually stays where it is, meaning it goes behind the keyboard. 

If anyone knows a fix to it, or any particular driver I need to update, please let me know.

Thanks.
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Darald Fischer
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I spent some time tonight playing with the handwriting input using the Dell stylus. This is pretty cool. I've had this stylus for while but it's the first time I've sat down and really used it. This tablet keeps getting better .
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Yeah you have to get this one, night and day. First 2 frankly were horrible, poor battery and performance.
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Darald Fischer
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I know I've said it before but Windows 10 on my DV8P has really transformed the tablet for me. Usually if I'm going out for a while and feel the need to take a tablet, I'll grab my Nexus 7. Today I took my Dell and it passed with flying colors. I knew I would be sitting in the waiting room for a while at the hospital waiting for my wife to have blood work done. It connected right up to the free Wi-Fi and I was watching ESPN SportsCenter within a couple of minutes. I was planning on bringing a laptop on vacation but I might just bring the DV8 with a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard instead.
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+MiKe McDonough Have you upgraded to the newest Dell stylus? I have the 2nd gen and it's pretty good but I'm hearing that the newer one is awesome. Dell needs to have a trade-in program. I don't need two...
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bryant thompson

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I have an original dell venue 8 that appears to be dead. how can I reset this thing to factory stock so I can pass it on to someone else?
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When you say dead is it responding at all? If you did not upgrade there is a recovery area set aside for restore. See this article: http://www.dell.com/Support/Article/us/en/04/SLN287188
Also if you made a usb backup you may be able to restore from that.
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Raxx Daini

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This is my full review of the Dell Venue 8 7000 it has a great design overall. The tablet has been updated to Lollipop since its 2015 release. The Dell Venue 8 7000 has a build quality that is second to none. The Dell Venue 8 7000 has a cool metal construction and the company has boasted this tablet as the thinnest in the world. I can only hope that we will see more of things like this from Dell in the coming year or so, I for one am excited to see what they may conjure up next!!

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Same here! I love the form factor, it's really nice compared to the other android tablets on the market.
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Hi guys, has anyone here tried installing the Jide Remix OS on their Dell Venue Pro 8? 
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+Daniel Harris how's it going 
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Dell Venue 8 Pro 5000, Dell Venue 8 Pro 5855 Tablet Series Refreshed With Powerful Processors and Software http://www.techtoyreviews.com/dell-venue-8-pro-5000-dell-venue-8-pro-5855-tablet-series-refreshed-with-powerful-processors-and-software/
Dell has refreshed tablet versions of its Dell Venue 8 Pro 5000 series the Dell Venue 8 Pro 5855 tab...
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These look nice, I really miss my old DV8P, I had the 64GB model with WiFi. My only small tablet at the moment is a HP Stream 7 which is much slower and a little too small IMHO.

I thought I didn't need a small tablet when I bought my Surface Pro 3, but wish I'd kept the Dell!
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Martin Irechukwu

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Hi,
Could anyone help me out, My Venue 8 Pro running Windows10 doesn't detect a mobile Hotspot I created using my phone but everything else detects and connects to it. It finds other Wifi but the one I want it to.
Does anyone know any tips to make it work
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It eventually sorted itself out just about when I had given up on it. 
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Looks like the mostly trustworthy Dell Venue 8 Pro is getting an update come November. Finally a FHD display: http://www.neowin.net/news/dell-venue-8-pro-successor-leaked-with-real-desktop-experience-dock-1920x1200-display
The upgraded Dell tablet will reportedly ship with Windows 10 64-bit, an upgraded display and optional NFC and Wacom pen.
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I already want one! My issue is that I only paid $150 for mine two years ago. I don't think this one will be under $300 and if it is, I'm looking at a Surface.
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Hassan Saeed

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Hi Guys,

In Win 8.1, there was a small Keyboard icon on the taskbar. Upon clicking it Keyboard would pop up.

Can someone tell me how to get it for Win 10? Appreciate it.
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Thanks +Avi Cruzate Will try this.
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Patrick Maloney

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I upgraded to Windows 10  - super easy - but have a few issues.

The biggest is that when it goes to sleep it's really hard to wake it back up. I can press the power button or the windows button but nothing happens. Eventually the thing will turn back on, but it will boot from OFF. PITA If I quick press the power button after it goes to sleep i see the screen activate but just all black....you can see a bit of backlight though nothing happens.

Other issues are that I the email and calendar apps crash. I can't set up accounts in mail, but I can't even start the calendar app.

Anyone else have these issues or suggestions?
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This is fixed when you:
1) Flash the BIOS to the latest version
2) Upgrade the Intel Chipset Drivers.

I also found that you must manually update the Bluetooth driver to get that working.  Do yourself a favor and DL and install all the latest +Dell drivers for the #DV8P  
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Don Harvey
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I have the Dell V8 Pro 32 gig.  If I do the Recovery and remove everything and reinstall 8.1 will it leave enough free space to install Win 10.  Right now I only show about 1.5 gig of free space left.
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Hey Cortana works fine on my DV8. I think it is because I went back to the Dell website and did all my driver and bios updates.  You may need to select Win8.1 instead of Win 10 though for some of them. also make sure the mic is turned up.
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