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  1.    08 Aug 2015 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by You View Post
    Would an SD card work if the tablet has an SD Card reader? I don't have a lot of experience with imaging so I'm not entirely sure. Technically, the SD card is an external drive and if it is big enough, you should be able to back up the tablet on it.

    I am using an SD card, I think it's big enough. How do I start this process?
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  2.    08 Aug 2015 #12
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    Does your netbook have the facility to boot from a SD card - some don't, others do.
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  3.    08 Aug 2015 #13
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    Install Norton Ghost or another similar software on a usb drive from another computer, reboot the tablet go to BIOS (or EFI) and boot straight from the USB to run ghost, and if ghost recognizes the SD card, then you will be able to image the OS.
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  4.    08 Aug 2015 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fafhrd View Post
    Does your netbook have the facility to boot from a SD card - some don't, others do.
    The Venue tablets can't boot from SD that's for sure, I have the venue 8 pro (5000 model) and its just a few days that I received the win10 upgrade. The update from 8.1 (core edition) to 10 (home edition) was smooth. Anyway the ONLY way to boot from USB is to acquire the official 'Dell Micro USB Dongle for Data and Charging' anything else OTG wont work ...
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  5.    08 Aug 2015 #15
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    My take on that message is, once you upgrade to Windows 10, the factory recovery feature that would restore your PC to the Out Of The Box condition will not work anymore. Most OEM PC's ship with a factory recovery feature. On boot up you press a certain key and get recovery options to put it back to the factory condition. The upgrade will break that feature. There should also be a utility to make recovery media. Do that, and you should then be able to restore the factory condition with that media. I don't think it has anything to do with the roll back feature. Roll back may not work, but I don't think that's what the message is trying to tell you. I think its telling you not to rely on the factory recovery feature to bail you out if things go wrong.
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  6.    08 Aug 2015 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    My take on that message is, once you upgrade to Windows 10, the factory recovery feature that would restore your PC to the Out Of The Box condition will not work anymore. Most OEM PC's ship with a factory recovery feature. On boot up you press a certain key and get recovery options to put it back to the factory condition. The upgrade will break that feature. There should also be a utility to make recovery media. Do that, and you should then be able to restore the factory condition with that media. I don't think it has anything to do with the roll back feature. Roll back may not work, but I don't think that's what the message is trying to tell you. I think its telling you not to rely on the factory recovery feature to bail you out if things go wrong.
    Makes sense, but let me ask another owner:
    Quote Originally Posted by xmris View Post


    The Venue tablets can't boot from SD that's for sure, I have the venue 8 pro (5000 model) and its just a few days that I received the win10 upgrade. The update from 8.1 (core edition) to 10 (home edition) was smooth. Anyway the ONLY way to boot from USB is to acquire the official 'Dell Micro USB Dongle for Data and Charging' anything else OTG wont work ...
    So you're using Windows 10 on your Dell Venue 8 Pro 5000? The 5000 and the 3000 are very similar.

    Can you go to Settings > Update & Recovery > Recovery and tell me what you see, or post a screenshot?

    Thanks.
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  7.    08 Aug 2015 #17
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    if you have the powered USB adapter go into control panel - recovery - create a recovery drive..

    this will write the factory recovery to a bootable USB drive.. And you WILL want to SAVE IT.

    There are but two Dell Driver exe files that load all the system drivers - and it is a Touch Tablet,
    so it requires those drivers in winre , boot and installation
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  8.    08 Aug 2015 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobjoe View Post
    Makes sense, but let me ask another owner:


    So you're using Windows 10 on your Dell Venue 8 Pro 5000? The 5000 and the 3000 are very similar.

    Can you go to Settings > Update & Recovery > Recovery and tell me what you see, or post a screenshot?

    Thanks.

    sure, this is what I see:

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  9.    08 Aug 2015 #19
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    Go to Recovery in "Control Panel" and you'll get an option to Create a recovery drive.
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  10.    08 Aug 2015 #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by xmris View Post
    sure, this is what I see:

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    Hmm!

    Both the option to go back to W8.1 and to Reset the tablet to factory settings are still there. Looks like the message in the "Get Windows 10" thing was a mistake.

    Can you do me another favor? Go to C:\ and tell me if you see a Windows.old folder.
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