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  1. #51


    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    you can still get it at dell.com for $293.99 or $299.99 at Microsoft, seems you had to be there a minute after midnight to get the deal or you were out of luck
    It wasn't available at midnight. It was available at 10am ET today on the website. The site was experiencing massive problems at 9:45am ET, and by 10:03 (the first time I was able to get the page to actually load), it was gone.

    I wasn't interested at $199, but for $99 I would have picked one up.

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  2. #52


    I am enjoying my Venue Pro. I did discover that it works with the Amazon Basics BT keyboard for Android... It took me a few times to get it to sync, but I am not sure if that was an issue with the tab or the keyboard.

    However, I won't be carrying the keyboard with me all the time, and I think that the clicking of the software keyboard may be distracting to others... is there a way to reduce or eliminate the sound of the keyboard while allowing sound for notifications etc?
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  3. #53


    N. Calif
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    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    Quote Originally Posted by Little Darwin View Post
    ... I think that the clicking of the software keyboard may be distracting to others... is there a way to reduce or eliminate the sound of the keyboard while allowing sound for notifications etc?
    Yes. Charms on the right side of the screen, select Settings->Change PC Settings->PC and Devices->Typing. There is a switch under Touch Keyboard on that page "Play sounds as I type" you can toggle to turn the clicks off.
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  4. #54


    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    Yes. Charms on the right side of the screen, select Settings->Change PC Settings->PC and Devices->Typing. There is a switch under Touch Keyboard on that page "Play sounds as I type" you can toggle to turn the clicks off.
    Thanks! I will take care of that little problem this evening.
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  5. #55


    I did Windows update, and after downloading and installing, I do the reboot. I have done this at least twice, and both times after the reboot, I have no network connectivity. Anyone else having the issue? In between, I do a system restore, and the network connectivity comes back, so it seems to be software related.
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  6. #56


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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    There is a known issue with some Windows updates.

    venue 8 pro WiFi Issues - After Windows Update - DON NOT INSTALL KB2903939

    What is being said is un-install these updates:
    KB2903939
    KB2887595
    KB2883200

    Try one at a time as there are reports in the link above that some people install these updates with no issues.

    Will get my Venue 8Pro and Venue 8 tablets today, so have been researching for any issues.
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  7. #57


    Quote Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
    There is a known issue with some Windows updates.

    venue 8 pro WiFi Issues - After Windows Update - DON NOT INSTALL KB2903939

    What is being said is un-install these updates:
    KB2903939
    KB2887595
    KB2883200

    Try one at a time as there are reports in the link above that some people install these updates with no issues.

    Will get my Venue 8Pro and Venue 8 tablets today, so have been researching for any issues.


    Is this wide spread? I have installed all updates including the above without a problem. So far this little machine was been running perfectly. I picked up a leather case with BT keyboard, paired up in seconds, much more usable with a keyboard. Only problem I have is the small fonts require me to wear my glasses. If I could do over I would go with the 11" Venue.
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  8. #58


    Quote Originally Posted by madcratebuilder View Post
    Is this wide spread? I have installed all updates including the above without a problem. So far this little machine was been running perfectly. I picked up a leather case with BT keyboard, paired up in seconds, much more usable with a keyboard. Only problem I have is the small fonts require me to wear my glasses. If I could do over I would go with the 11" Venue.
    I don't know how wide spread the issue is, but I know it bit me.

    As far as small print on the screen, poke around in the settings. There is an option to increast the size of items on your screen and/or font size, but I don't recall exactly where right now... I need to do it myself since I haven't done it since I reloaded due to the wireless issue before I read that I could just delete the one update to fix it up.

    I personally think that 8" is the max size I would go with a tablet. If I were to need 10" or larger, I think a small laptop would be better for me. I also have a BT keyboard and mouse that I use sometimes at home, but if I needed them very often, I would probably just carry a laptop instead. But the options are definitely there for anyone who feels differently than I do.
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  9. #59


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    There is an option to increast the size of items on your screen and/or font size, but I don't recall exactly where right now...
    Type DPI on the start screen. That gets you to where you can set the the size to 125 or 150%. Not sure how well that works on the tablet though.
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  10. #60


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Some people have this issue, but not everybody, see below for explanation.

    Updated information:

    Update on windows update. I went thro' a comment on post in Amazon, which is as follows.
    --quote
    Here is the official Microsoft response I found:

    This issue may occur if specific Windows Updates are not installed in the proper order. Microsoft has made a change to prevent further customers from getting into this state. Customers must now have a pre-requisite update (KB 2883200) installed before being offered these updates.

    To restore wireless connectivity:

    1. Uninstall all of the following updates:
    * KB 2887595 - Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 update rollup: November 2013
    * KB 2903939 - Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 update rollup: December 2013

    To uninstall an update, go to the Control Panel and select Programs. Then, under Programs and Features, select View installed updates. Select the updates listed above and click Uninstall. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    2. Install the updates listed below. When you run Windows Update, the updates will now automatically be installed in the proper order. You must restart the computer after you apply each update.
    * Install KB 2883200.
    * Install KB 2887595 and KB 2903939.
    --unquote.

    I installed the updates in that order with reboot each time. Now my tab works with out any problem.
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    Just getting ready to start mine up.
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