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njs172
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Wireless issues after upgrading Venue 5130 to Windows 10

Upgraded my Dell Venue 11 Pro 5130 to Windows 10 without a hitch, but once it booted up it's not detecting the wireless adapter.  It shows as fine in Device Manager, but nothing in Network and Sharing Center.  Installed the latest BIOS and chipset drivers, even reinstalled the network driver but it was for Windows 8.1.  The support page says this device is supported for Windows 10, so am I missing a driver?

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njs172
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RE: Wireless issues after upgrading Venue 5130 to Windows 10

Still having issues, tried the driver below.

http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=MGMVN&fileId=3475731843&os...

Any ideas?  I really don't want to revert to my backup of Windows 8.1.

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RE: Wireless issues after upgrading Venue 5130 to Windows 10

I haven't been able to tell what that "new" driver actually does.  It makes some changes to the Bluetooth stack, but it definitely does not update anything related to the WiFi.

But, I've had no trouble at all with WiFi on my DV11P-5130 on Windows 10.  This is one of the few things that has always worked well, even through all of the beta versions.  I would suggest uninstalling and deleting the WiFi driver from Device Manager until it's gone completely.  Then reinstall the package above. 

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njs172
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RE: Wireless issues after upgrading Venue 5130 to Windows 10

I tried that, but I'm still having no luck, and now the adapter doesn't even show in Device Manager.

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njs172
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RE: Wireless issues after upgrading Venue 5130 to Windows 10

I'd entertain reinstalling Windows 10, but since I don't have an internet connection I can't create the installation media, and I don't have another x86 machine handy.

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njs172
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RE: Wireless issues after upgrading Venue 5130 to Windows 10

How do you activate Windows 10 if you clean install, but it never self activated?

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njs172
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RE: Wireless issues after upgrading Venue 5130 to Windows 10

Just wanted to bump this for any  other suggestions.  Restored to my backup and updated a couple drivers, confirmed my WiFi and USB to Ethernet adapter were working, then ran the upgrade to Windows 10 once more.  Again after it finishes it will not detect the WiFi or USB to Ethernet adapters.  It sees the WiFi in Device Manager, just not Network and Sharing Center.  Uninstalled from Device Manager including driver, then reinstalled the driver package and it still doesn't work, and now doesn't even show in Device Manager.

I would really appreciate any suggestions.  I'm all for clean installing Windows 8.1 but I don't know how to activate after it's done.

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richstant
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RE: Wireless issues after upgrading Venue 5130 to Windows 10

I don't know the actual answer to your problem - on my 5130, the wireless seems OK after the upgrade, although it's causing massive power drain in connected standby - however I can answer your activation question. Once you've done the upgrade, information about your machine & its activation state is stored on microsoft's servers. If you then do a clean install, it checks that database, sees that you're activated, and activates your fresh install.

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davidlog2
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RE: Wireless issues after upgrading Venue 5130 to Windows 10

I installed also windows 10 in my Dell laptop and works fine

Make sure you install all of the windows updates

But anyway personally I will reinstall windows 10 it crashed for multiple times

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Jac402p
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RE: Wireless issues after upgrading Venue 5130 to Windows 10

No answer here, but I'm having the same problem. Tried uninstalling drivers and also a system restore but the network adapter doesn't seem to want to work despite seeing it in device manager.

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