Highlighted
emirh08
1 Nickel

DELL VENUE 8 PRO 64BIT

Jump to solution

I am so pissed at dell for still not having released 64bit UEFI bios update, I mean all these games coming out lately only support 64bit and i mean games that have super low system requirments that the tabelt should be able to handle like fifa 15 and dbz xenoverse and EVERYOTHER GAME I CAN THINK OFF, is it so hard just to get 64bit? like they release a NEW BIOS UPDATE EVERY COUPLE MONTHS AND NO 64BIT SUPPORT STILL? the problem was windows 8 baytrail had a bug with 64bit support wich windows fixed with the windows 8.1 update so whats the probelm release your bios update alraedy dell and stop being a piece of *** company 

1 Solution

Accepted Solutions
emirh08
1 Nickel

RE: DELL VENUE 8 PRO 64BIT

Jump to solution

Exactly they disabled legacy and the entire reason i got the tablet was to install windows 8.1 and windows 7 together so when i relised that wasnt possible i was upset, then i though oh well doesnt really matter ile just install windows 8.1 64 bit so i could do some of my network engineering assigments then relised the thing doesnt even support 64bit "ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS I GOT THE TABLET" if dell doesnt release 64bit bios within this month im making sure no one i know buys another dell product again because they are just greedy and selfish 

21 Replies
yezdee
1 Copper

RE: DELL VENUE 8 PRO 64BIT

Jump to solution

Iam looking for this so bad as well. Some of the work related testing requires 64 bit OS.  With that I'm unable to use this device.  I got this device in first place for that since there was a rumor at that time Dell is working on releasing one.

Couldn't believe they even disabled legacy BIOS boot in the name of UEFI 32 bit!

emirh08
1 Nickel

RE: DELL VENUE 8 PRO 64BIT

Jump to solution

Exactly they disabled legacy and the entire reason i got the tablet was to install windows 8.1 and windows 7 together so when i relised that wasnt possible i was upset, then i though oh well doesnt really matter ile just install windows 8.1 64 bit so i could do some of my network engineering assigments then relised the thing doesnt even support 64bit "ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS I GOT THE TABLET" if dell doesnt release 64bit bios within this month im making sure no one i know buys another dell product again because they are just greedy and selfish 

Moderator
Moderator

RE: DELL VENUE 8 PRO 64BIT

Jump to solution

This capability is not supported on the original Venue 8 Pro.

emirh08
1 Nickel

RE: DELL VENUE 8 PRO 64BIT

Jump to solution

First of all Brian you don't have a clue on what your talking about because the answer on your other thread was the same and Lso saying we should move onto another tablet that has this capability like the dell venue 8 7000, STUPID JUST FUKEN STUPID BECAUSE THAT IS A ANDROID DEVICE AND SECOND BECAUSE THE DELL BENUE 8 pro 5000 has a 64bit capable CPU in it and you guys are just lazy assholes who won't release the 64bit bios update, I think there's a Lenovo out there that has 64bit bios support that also runs a bay trail I might aswell buy that because dell is pathetic with there support

RE: DELL VENUE 8 PRO 64BIT

Jump to solution

Hi Greg

We understand the necessity of this OS version on the Tablet. We will definitely have this issue addressed.

-Sabita

thats the message i got from dell when i messages them about 64bit support on facebook, it looks like the messages are working Smiley Happy

0 Kudos
Mikerman
3 Zinc

RE: DELL VENUE 8 PRO 64BIT

Jump to solution

Yes, when I see it, I will believe it . . . .  It is easy to say things on Facebook, and even self-serving.    

0 Kudos
emirh08
1 Nickel

RE: DELL VENUE 8 PRO 64BIT

Jump to solution

Hahaha yeah exactly what I always say

0 Kudos
emirh08
1 Nickel

RE: DELL VENUE 8 PRO 64BIT

Jump to solution

Out if the blue today I received this message from dell

Dell 2:32am Feb 18

Hi John,

This is follow-up message. Venue 8 pro 5000 does not support 64bit, Currently Dell has no plan to make changes on this product that would allow 64bit support. The next series will have 64bit and an updated chipset with full X86-64 support.

-Ashwini V

Are they teasing a new venue 8 pro? Either way I will make sure if this bios update doesn't happen to not purchase dell no more or even recommend it.

0 Kudos
yezdee
1 Copper

RE: DELL VENUE 8 PRO 64BIT

Jump to solution

Just noticed that Venue Pro 11 5xxx series has 64bit UEFI.  Thought it was due to connected standby mode, but how does Dell offer update for that series but not 8 pro?

Bit disappointing... & losing hopes. Surprised as well since they consider 32 bit alone (without 64) as an acceptable standard at this time of computing era...

Probably time to look for alternate brand with better support.  I've another dell laptop which was marketed as professional business series.  E6450.  Terrible BIOS support as well.  Repeating and double key problems which isn't resolved for close to 1.5 years. There is a biiiiiiig discussion thread on that as well.

0 Kudos