Getting started with the Dell Venue Pro 8 (5855) Tablet
This article will walk you through the experience of taking your Dell Venue 8 Pro 5855 tablet out of the box and starting it up for the first time.
Locate the AC adapter and the USB-to-USB-C cable that came with the tablet. Plug the AC adapter into a power outlet and plug the USB-C connector into the port located in the center of the bottom edge of the Dell Venue 8 Pro 5855 tablet. Because the battery may have discharged during shipping, it may be necessary to charge the battery before starting up the tablet.
NOTE: The tablet orients vertically with the webcam in the upper right-hand corner. The power button is located to the far right along the top edge, and the Windows button is located close to the top of the right-hand edge.
To turn on the tablet, press and hold the power button for 3-5 seconds, then release the power button. It will take a few seconds for Windows to launch.
NOTE: The steps below are for Windows 8.1.
The first screen you will see is the Region and Language setup screen. You will be able to use the pull-down menus for the following:
Country or Region
When you have made all the choices, touch Next.
The next screen will show the Microsoft Windows License Terms. You may read the full Windows license agreement here. When you are ready to proceed, touch I Accept.
The next screen will let you set up Dell Updates. Enter your email address (this does not have to be the same as your Microsoft log-in address). You may check the appropriate boxes and choose whether or not to receive automatic updates from Dell and whether to allow your tablet's service tag information to be sent to Dell Support.
When you have finished your choices, touch Next or you may choose to Skip this step.
The next screen allows you to personalize your tablet's name. The name you enter is how your device will be seen on networks This device name works exactly the same as any notebook or desktop PC running Windows 8.1. When you are finished entering the PC name, touch Next.
The next screen will allow you to Get Online. Windows will display a list of locally available WiFi networks. If your device has a SIM card, this screen will also offer you options for connecting to a broadband network. When you have chosen a network, you will be prompted to enter the network password to sign on. If you have access to your router and it supports WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) follow the instructions to connect using WPS.
On the next screen, you may choose whether to use the Express Settings which will simplify setup, or you can choose to Customize your Windows settings if you have experience using Windows 8 or 8.1.
The next screen lets you set up your Windows account. If you already have a Windows account, enter your email address and password. You will be asked to enter a verification code sent to that email account. If you do not have a Windows account, you can set one up starting from this screen.
The next screen will allow you to set up cloud settings on Microsoft's SkyDrive. You can store your information safely and securely on SkyDrive which will make it easy to backup and restore your data. You may choose to Skip this step if you choose.
You should now be at the Windows 8.1 modern user interface. You may touch the Desktop tile to convert Windows to a traditional desktop style.