Imaging Recommendations for the Dell Venue 11 Pro 7130/7139

Imaging Recommendations for the Dell Venue 11 Pro 7130/7139


Table of Contents:

  1. Overview
  2. Imaging
  3. Manual installation through a USB flash drive
  4. Installation through Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
  5. Images of SCCM process (English Only)
  6. Venue 11 Pro 7130/7139 Recommended Install Order for Drivers/Apps

This article provides information on "Imaging Recommendations for the Dell Venue 11 Pro 7130/7139".


Overview

The purpose of this document is to provide details for imaging Dell Venue 11 Pro 7130/7139 systems with the properly supported Microsoft Operating System and required drivers and applications.

NOTE: Imaging systems will require a Microsoft Volume License.

Drivers and applications must be installed on Venue 11 Pro 7130/7139 in a prescribed order to ensure optimal functionality and performance. Dell provides drivers and applications that are not included in Microsoft Operating Systems. These drivers are required to enable the features of the Dell Venue 11 Pro 7130/7139 systems. The needed drivers and their supporting applications can be retrieved from http://support.dell.com.

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Imaging

Supported Operating Systems

The following Microsoft operating systems have been validated for use with Dell Venue 11 Pro 7130/7139:

  • Windows 10 64-Bit
  • Windows 10 32-Bit
  • Windows 8.1 32-Bit (Legacy Mode)
  • Windows 8.1 64-Bit (UEFI Mode)
NOTE: Dell does not ship the Venue 7130/7139 with Windows 8.1 32 bit nor are Windows 8.1 32 bit drivers available for this system. Any imaging of these systems with Windows 8.1 32 bit will require the user to locate any required drivers from other sources.

Boot Capabilities

Click this link for details about UEFI. The Venue 11 Pro 7130/7139 is capable of booting in x64 bit UEFI and Legacy modes

OS Install

NOTE: Before beginning an image install, Dell first recommends that the system BIOS be updated to the latest version available and all BIOS settings are set correctly for the desired system operation. Also, drivers and supporting applications that are to be installed should be the latest available versions from http://www.dell.com/support.

There are two basic methods to install an OS image on Venue 11 Pro 7130/7139.

  1. Manual installation from a UEFI bootable USB flash drive that contains the OS install files.
  2. Automated image install/deployment through Enterprise solutions such as Microsoft’s SCCM.

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Manual installation through a USB flash drive

The Dell Venue 11 Pro will only boot UEFI mode. The USB flash drive used to install the OS must be configured to boot UEFI.

First, create a UEFI bootable USB flash drive that can boot and run the Windows 8.1 OS installer.

Run these steps from any local user workstation/system connected to the internet.

  1. Download or use an existing Windows Install DVD ISO file.
  2. Download the "Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool".
  3. Place the USB key in one of the local system USB ports.
  4. Run the DVD tool as administrator.
  5. Select the Windows installer ISO and click "Next".
  6. From the next screen that is provided, select "USB device".
  7. Chose the desired USB device from the drop down menu and click "Begin copying".
  8. Wait for the tool to complete the USB build and close it.
  9. Create a folder on the local system. Example, "C:Win8dot1-USB-Boot"
  10. Copy "ALL" the files and folders on the USB key to the folder on the local system
  11. Reformat the USB key as FAT32. (The DVD tool defaults to NTFS. UEFI must boot from FAT32 for the USB device.)
  12. After the format is complete, copy all the files and folders from the local folder back to the USB device
  13. The USB device will now boot to the OS installer and is ready to use to install the OS on the Venue 11 Pro 7130/7139.

To install the OS with a UEFI bootable USB flash drive from the dock:

With the system connected to the dock, ensure that a USB mouse and a USB keyboard are connected to the Dock’s USB ports. Until the chipset drivers are loaded, the touchscreen will not function. Until the OS is installed and the chipset drivers are in place, all input when installing the OS will need to come from the attached USB mouse and keyboard.

  1. Insert the UEFI USB bootable flash drive into one of the Dock’s USB ports and power up the system.
  2. As soon as the Dell splash screen is displayed, press the F12 to bring up the one-time boot selection menu.
  3. For 7130/7139, to boot Legacy mode, use the arrow keys to highlight the second "USB Storage Device" then press enter (Figure 1). To boot UEFI mode, select "UEFI: USB flash drive model name ".

 one-time boot selection menu.

Figure 1: One-time Boot Selection Menu.
NOTE: The First USB device listed under Legacy options is the docking units internal USB to Ethernet adapter.
  1. After pressing enter, the system will then boot to the USB flash drive and start the OS installer. Follow the OS installer prompts to complete the OS install process.
  2. After the OS is installed, the device drivers and supporting application must be installed to provide full system functionality.
  3. The drivers and apps can be downloaded from http://support.dell.com and placed on a USB flash drive and then copied to a scratch or temporary folder on the system. After the driver files and apps have been copied to the system, they can be manually installed or installed by script(s).
  4. The recommended install order for device drivers and apps is outlined below in Section 6.  

To install the OS with the bootable flash drive without the dock:

The installation method for installing off the dock is the same as the above outlined procedure with the exception of the use of a powered USB hub for connection of the USB mouse, USB keyboard and USB flash drive in place of the docking unit. A powered hub is recommended as the Venue 11 Pro’s USB port can only provide 500mA of usable current (Figure 2).

Install Set-up

Figure 2: Install Set-up

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Installation through Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)

PXE Boot Setup

Venue 11 Pro 7130/7139 both support PXE network booting for connection to automated install and deployment servers. It is recommended to use the network capabilities of the docking unit to provide PXE boot and network support for the system. The PXE boot image provided by the PXE server must be a Winpe boot.wim that can boot in UEFI mode. In order for WinPe to connect to the network image server after startup, the boot wim image file must have the drivers installed for the Venue 11 Pro system’s network device. The docking unit will provide power for the system. 7130/7139 can boot both standard PXE DOS (initrd) and UEFI images.

The docking unit, while recommended for PXE boot and image install, is not required to install the OS, device drivers and apps through SCCM or other image deployment services. A USB mouse and keyboard and an external USB to Ethernet adapter can be connected to a powered USB hub in place of the docking unit (Figure 2).

NOTE: The system will need to be powered by the included AC adapter and micro-USB cable.

Built into the BIOS, the Venue 11 Pro 7130/7139 have PXE code specifically for the docking unit’s internal USB to Ethernet adapter. In order to use an external USB to Ethernet adapter to PXE boot, the adapter must be built around the ASIX AX88772 Ethernet IC (Integrated Circuit). Both AX88772B and AX88772C versions are supported.

NOTE: The USB to Ethernet adapters for use with Latitude 10 tablet systems are not supported by the Venue 11 Pro 7130/7139 system. They will not be detected as bootable device and cannot boot the system. Also, the Ethernet device internal to the Latitude 10 systems is not supported for PXE boot from Venue 11 Pro.

The below table outlines the USB to Ethernet devices and boot modes that are currently supported. (See Figure 3.)

Supported Ethernet Boot Devices.
Figure 3 - Supported Ethernet Boot Devices.

The ASIX AX88772 internal to the dock and the USB adapters is only capable of 10/100Mbit Ethernet speeds. Support for Gigabit Ethernet will be added early 2014 through the use of a USB3.0 to RJ-45 Ethernet adapter.

Booting the system to PXE

To PXE boot the system, make the necessary USB and network connections then power up the system. As soon as the Dell splash screen is displayed, press the F12 key to bring up the one-time boot selection menu.

NOTE: The external network adapter will show up as the second USB Storage device.

Device Drivers / Apps

Dell provides pre-packaged driver and app Cab files for OS deployment through SCCM or other deployment services. The Cab files can be downloaded from the Dell Support Site. The Cab package file can also be downloaded from the Dell Community Forum.

SCCM/Deployment Step Sequence

SCCM Partition Setup

While not required for Venue 11 Pro 7130/7139, it is recommended to create a Partition Disk 0 – BIOS partition to provide support for future models that can boot with legacy BIOS mode. For the legacy partitions _SMSTSBootUEFI should be set to "not equals" true.

If desired the BIOS legacy step can be skipped. Partition Disk 0-UEFI partition must be created. Here _SMSTSBootUEFI must be set to "equals" true in order for the partition to properly UEFI boot.

SCCM Driver Install Step Sequence

Dell recommends installing the Venue 11 Pro 7130/7139 system’s device drivers and supporting applications in the install order outlined below in section 6.

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Images of SCCM process (English Only)

Legacy BIOS Disk Partitioning (See Figure 4.)

Legacy BIOS partitioning
Figure 4. Legacy BIOS partitioning

Options for the Partition Disk 0 - BIOS (See Figure 5.)

Options for Partition Disk 0
Figure 5. Options for Partition Disk 0

Individual Partition Properties (See Figures 6&7.)

Individual Partition Properties (1)
Figure 6. Individual Partition Properties (1)

Individual Partition Properties (2)
Figure 7. Individual Partition Properties (2)

UEFI Disk Partitioning Setup (See Figure 8.)

UEFI Disk Partitioning Setup
Figure 8. UEFI Disk Partitioning Setup

Conditional Options for UEFI Partition (See Figure 9.)


Figure 9. Conditions for UEFI partition creation

More Conditional Options for UEFI Partition (See Figures 10, 11 & 12.)

Partition Properties information
Figure 10. Partition Properties information

Selecting the partition type in Partition Properties
Figure 11. Selecting the partition type in Partition Properties

Naming the partition in Partition Properties
Figure 12. - Naming the partition in Partition Properties

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Venue 11 Pro _ 7130/7139 Recommended Install Order for Drivers/Apps

Recommended Install Order for 7130/7139

  1. Flash the touch firmware then power the system off.
  2. Flash the system BIOS to version A16. (or latest version available on the Dell Support Website .) (The system will again reboot as part of the BIOS update process.)
  3. Firmware device updates (Touchpad, HDD, WWAN,..)
  4. Chipset Driver
  5. Serial IO
  6. Graphics Driver
NOTE: At this point, the display will may be dim. To work around this, go to Settings/Change PC Settings/PC and devices/Power and Sleep/Adjust my screen brightness automatically to OFF.
  1. MEI (install proper variant for either mainstream or enterprise/secure configuration)
  2. NFC
  3. Audio
  4. SD Card Reader
  5. WLAN and BT – Configuration dependent. Install only mainstream or enterprise/secure variant Mainstream - Foxconn NFA282 driver package (single driver package for both WLAN and BT) Enterprise/Secure - Intel WP2 driver package (install both drivers, WLAN and BT)
  6. Intel Rapid Start – Enterprise/Secure only
  7. Intel Rapid Storage
  8. Intel Virtual Buttons
  9. Smart Connect – Enterprise/Secure only – (manually enabled BIOS setup)
  10. Smart Card – Secure Only
  11. Finger Print – Secure Only
  12. WWAN – As required for desired configuration

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Useful Information:

Venue 11 Pro 7130/7139 Dell Support Page:

Intro to UEFI:

Windows Deployment Services, Windows overview:

DISM commands (recovery/backup image):




Article ID: SLN292679

Last Date Modified: 08/09/2018 03:24 PM


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