Exciting news. After finally being connected to the VIP Customer Service voice of last resort all was resolved. He assured me to just make sure I did all of the latest Microsoft updates first and then I could upgrade to Windows 8.1 and everything would be fine. Honest. No bios updates, or driver downloads. It was like he waived a magic wand and everything was compatible. I delayed this post for weeks, certain it was all a mirage or that would be a self-destruct button somewhere in my technology dream. But no, its real. The tablet screen is working. I finally even bought a battery for the stylus that came with my top-of-the line technological marvel. It works too. I have yet to find instructions about how to configure the two buttons on it but I’m sure that is just because I am not sophisticated enough to have learned things through the ethernet.