Windows update causing some Venue 8 Pro and Venue 11 Pro WIFI to be disabled should be fixed now...

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Windows update causing some Venue 8 Pro and Venue 11 Pro WIFI to be disabled should be fixed now...

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The Windows Update issue that was causing WIFI to be disabled on some Venue 8 Pro and Venue 11 Pro tablets should now be fixed.    If you did not experience the issue or had not taken the updates, it should now be OK to install them.   If you did take the updates and did not have a problem, no action is required.   If you did take updates and had a problem with WIFI becoming disabled, you should back out the updates from yesterday or today and restart, then go to Windows Update again and install all available updates.    For some reason, certain QFEs were being applied in an order that was causing this anomaly.   This issue has now been resolved.   If you need assistance with this task, please contact Dell support for help in doing so.   Apologies for the issue...

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  • DELL-Brian B

    The Windows Update issue that was causing WIFI to be disabled on some Venue 8 Pro and Venue 11 Pro tablets should now be fixed.    If you did not experience the issue or had not taken the updates, it should now be OK to install them.   If you did take the updates and did not have a problem, no action is required.   If you did take updates and had a problem with WIFI becoming disabled, you should back out the updates from yesterday or today and restart, then go to Windows Update again and install all available updates.    For some reason, certain QFEs were being applied in an order that was causing this anomaly.   This issue has now been resolved.   If you need assistance with this task, please contact Dell support for help in doing so.   Apologies for the issue...

    I encountered this issue with KB2887595 & KB2903939 being the causal links.  Since my DV8P was new, I restored to factory new and just hid the updates before they installed the second time around and have not had the Wi-Fi issue resurface.  Should I unhide these two updates and allow them to install now or leave them hidden? 

    I will probably just try to unhide and check for updates again to see if they even exist anymore or possibly just no longer apply to my machine spec.  Will report back after a self-test if you are unable to reply tonight.

     

    UPDATE:

    After unhiding KB2887595 & KB2903939, they came back up for installation.  After installing and rebooting, my wifi was not broken (though it was kind of odd that my 5GHz network did not show until off/on toggled my wireless adapter...no further issues after other restarts since either).  It appears that I can also chime in with a confirmation that this issue has been resolved.

  • I installed them both a couple days ago without issue.  Initially they did kill my WiFi.  Did a refresh and installed all updates but them.  Then I installed My Server 2012 R2 from the Windows store and then the updates and had no issues.  Don't know if the Server program inoculated me or installing them last was the trick...or maybe MS changed them in the meantime.