Unable to Downgrade my Dell Venue 8 Pro from Window 10 to Windows 8.1

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  1. Nzyme

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    bit PITA really, I just did this some weeks ago, as I pissed off about win10.
    you need the recovery image, in my case I lost the imaged USB and even the f** win10 removed the (original) recovery partition! Also my venue 8 pro came with "windows 8 with bing".
    I could not activate the darn thing came with "windows 8.1 with bing" (aka Core Connected)
    Note if you manage to boot with an non DELL windows image, you need an OTG USB cable connected to a powered USB hub - so you can use a keyboard/mouse/USB, as the Dell drivers are included only on the official DELL recovery USB

    BTW check what was the version of the original win8 that came with your tablet, as some were installed with "win8 with bing" and others with "win8 core" , they were different products
     

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