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I think I saw this a while back, but it is becoming a problem for me now since my wife ruined her included USB cable...

Has anyone else found a list of USB cables that work with the #DellVenue8Pro  ???  This device seems like a fickle beast when it comes to the cable used to power it.  If you know of any cables that you have purchased that works, please post them to this thread! 
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It's great seeing a video review with lots of detail and seeing how well the Stream 7 performs in a few different scenarios with the dock.  Thanks Bruce!  And if anyone has questions we can help with about the Pro8, please feel free to reply here. We'll try our best to answer.  
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MiKe McDonough (MiKeMcDnet)'s profile photoDon Harvey's profile photo
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Same here.  Good to know,  but I have no reason to change the  8.1 on either the Stream or the Dell.  
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Marvin Cruzate

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After a year of using my DV8 Pro. I had a screen problem, it keeps on flickering as shown on the pic. This happens also during boot on dell logo and on Start menu. Any one have an idea on what to do or the cause of these. I was hoping it was not a hardware problem, but I run all test and still cannot find the cause of the error.
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Update: My DV8Pro got fixed, need to replaced the screen. Good Customer Service by Dell, they shipped the needed Part from US to my country.
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Here is my review of the Dell Venue 8 Pro http://interglyph.com/dell-venue-8-pro-review/
A review of Dell Venue (8 Pro, a cheap windows tablet that has pros and cons
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Rudy McFarlane

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I've had my DV8P for about 7 months.  A few months ago, the mail, calendar, and people app stopped updating.  The live tile would show new emails coming in, but the app would not show current emails.  Has anyone had a similar issue?
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Yep... I've uninstalled and reinstalled the app. It'll work for a day or two, then stop syncing. Thanks for the reply 
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For those running Windows 10 Technical Preview, are you having issues with Cortana/the microphone? 
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Glad to hear it's not just me. Any suggestions? I didn't see an audio driver or any other solutions from Dell Support. 
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Ricky Cadden

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So I'm trying to install the new Windows 10 Preview. I only just joined Windows Insider, so I was previously on the latest public release of Windows 8.1. 

Windows Update alerted me to the availability, and I used the desktop Windows Update to download and apply. Thus far, it's downloaded and applied about 3 "versions" of the Windows 10 Technical Preview, and appears to be stuck on one of them. It downloads OK, but then hangs on "Preparing to install" seemingly indefinitely. 

I tried rebooting, which only got me back to the hung screen. Any suggestions?
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finally was able to get it working. Took a few trial and errors but the touchscreen would not work when I booted it in the install so I ran it from inside win 8.1 and it worked off the bootable that way. Thanks for your help Ricky.
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Jason Lassourreille
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I need to re-install Windows on my DV8P. It tells me that I need to be plugged into power, but also requires KB. I don't have a functioning splitter right now, just the Dock (which runs power), and the USB dongle cable. What method did people use for installing from USB while having a KB and mouse /w power?
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I just received mine and it's just what the doctor ordered 
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New revised Silver-Barrel Active Stylus works amazing! Dell finally got it right! 🙌

The newest version has a silver barrel as opposed to the old version that was all black. Externally, that's the only difference (and it came in a white box instead of the old brown one). The big difference is on the inside and how the stylus performs!

The new version writes a lot better, writes slightly thicker/heavier lines, doesn't require as much pressure and is far more responsive. I no longer have "tails" and errant lines while using the new silver stylus! It's so much better than the A02 version-- which I actually thought was decent but compared to the new silver version, it's like night and day!

I attached some handwriting samples taken in OneNote 2013 Metro. I noted which stylus I used in RED as "Old" or "New" so you know which is which.

I've only had the new silver version for a few hours but, so far, it's damn near perfect! The only thing that could be better is a softer nib so that it doesn't make that hard tapping on glass sound and would have more friction to simulate that writing on paper feeling, but otherwise Dell is spot on, finally, with this revision!

#Dell #DV8P #ActiveStylus #Stylus #Venue8Pro #DellVenue #DellVenue8Pro
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Lol, right at the time I'm waiting for Dell to release a successor to this tablet they get it right. Well the BT keyboard & mouse were enough for me, haven't got into digital handwriting I just don't see the point much easier for me to just type it out onscreen or reg keyboard. But I'm glad they didn't give up because this long after release I have long gave up on them.
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John Constant

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So I bought the Microsoft Wireless Adapter the other day.  I've seen some reviews that it works well with the DV8P.  I'm not sure if it's Win10 or my TV, but my I can't get a decent calibration nor audio off that thing. 
I can display video and it can duplicate or extend the desktop quite easily but trying to access an app, you have to aim like a solid in or so off to the right or left to hit the mark.  As far as I know, I've updated all the drivers.
I would think my TV is partly to blame.  It is older and it doesn't prompt for audio source, but the system feedback / response on the tablet itself indicates some serious sync / performance issues. 
As it is, using extended desktop and playing a video, there is lag in the video.
I picked up the DV8P with the 2 gigs of ram over the Stream 7 with its 1 gb because with a similar processor, I figured that extra 1 gb would help out but I am seeing lagging issues and a bit more under  performance than I expected with this device. 

Either way, if anyone has worked with the Microsoft wireless adapter has some tips on trying to fix the input calibration while connected, please let me know.
Thanks.
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Don Harvey
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Thinking about adding an inexpensive tablet.  This Dell V8 Pro has been been excellent, but would like another to replace this old trashy Lenovo that freezes whenever I try to watch TimeWarner TV.
So wonder which would be the best, the WinBook TW700 on sale at Microcenter for 69 dollars, or the HP Stream at the Microsoft store for 79.
I think a few here have both.
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If you do decide to go with the #HPstream7 , be sure to check out my other #BayTrail   #Tablet #Communityhttps://plus.google.com/communities/115131072826130912697
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Installing Win10 9926 was painless.  Granted Win10 on this device is not perfect, and I haven't had great opportunity to try out the Office 10 touch apps, I was looking forward to the next builds.   With regards to Build 10041, please DO NOT upgrade.  After waiting for 6 weeks since the initial 9926 release, I assumed 10041 would offer more features and be a bit more polished.  More 'features' yes, but my device was bitten by a common bug, the mail, people, calendar glitch.  Microsoft has issued a proposed workaround.  (1) It does NOT work for all users, including me.  (2) How can you have an app, Powershell, built on this new touch platform and NOT have copy and paste?!  It's a pain to try to enter the script exactly.  I have tried a system refresh, which almost completely bricked my device with even more Build 10041 bugs. 

Well, in hindsight, I don't blame Microsoft.  I bought this device on discount with gift cards so the initial cash outlay was marginal.  I bought it specifically to test out Win10 on a touch device, so testing is being done.  Just my advice, if you have Win8.1, or Win10, 9926 installed, PLEASE hold off on 10041 and wait for the next build which should happen in a couple of weeks.
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Do you own an +HP Stream 7, or other popular +Microsoft  #Windows   #BayTrail  tablet?
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YES... and let us know which in comments
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NO, just the #DellVenue8Pro.
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NO, don't even own the #DellVenue8Pro
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One think I love about the HP Stream 8 is the screen. For the money you pay, you get a really good screen. But on the other side, the sound quality is horrible, both the speaker and the actual sound processing chip are really bad
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WOW - 700 Members ... Congratulations to all of our members for making this such a great place to learn. 

I recently purchased an +HP Stream 7, and wanted to get an idea for how this product is going to be used, tips and tricks, and to build a community.  I'm sure many of you have also purchased this other #BayTrail  tablet and want to discuss. 

If you are interested, please join the new #HPStream7   #community  below:
HP Stream 7 - #HPStream7
A $99, 7-inch, Windows 8.1, Bay Trail tablet... Yes, please !!!
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Just curious, what's the best stylus option(s) for the 8 pro?
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http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?sku=750-AAGN&ref=meekosystems

This is the newest version, works great, night and day over earlier models. Look for coupon codes, knock off a few bucks.
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Tarek Siala

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Installing new update for Windows 8.1,it's big, about more than 400MB!
What this update for? 
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and once WinX is released, we will be able to update to it
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I'm doing my research and getting ready to try out Windows 10 on my DV8P. Any tips before I get started?
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I had no problems installing 9926 from a flash drive - not as a clean install. I just made sure I had at least 8 gigs free space and all the drivers on the sd card just in case.  I'm finding Cortana with voice takes up a fair amount of memory (considering the limited specs). I've installed the new Office 10 touch version.. meh.   Question to all, one or two apps aren't playing nice with the touch interface.  Is there a touch calibration tool available?
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I'd like to ask the community: are there 64-bit drivers available for the DV8Pro? 
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That's exactly what I was referring to,the little SOC
Doesn't support it
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Don Harvey
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The on screen keyboard is very sensitive.  Touch a letter and it will enter it 2 or 3 times.  I know there is a setting somewhere, trying to find the right one.
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+Don Harvey​ sensitive keyboard is very big problem for me, specially when I type password 😯
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bryant thompson

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ok, I want / need to use my 64gb venue for gps and reading engine data both from a usb2 interface, so I also need a power port, and maybe a spare,   is there an interface that powers the ports and the dell?
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I got thr interface u-in thr postal mail yresterday
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