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How do I remove Bluetooth Drivers?

When a new Bluetooth device with your computer, you generally need a driver for the work to install. Once you stop using a Bluetooth device, you may need to uninstall it before it is used by other Bluetooth devices that you still use. Bluetooth drivers and other drivers are removed from the Device Manager that is built into all versions of Windows.


1. Click Start> Run. When the Run text box, type "devmgmt.msc" and click "OK" to open the Device Manager.


2. Scroll through the menu of categories device in Device Manager and find "Bluetooth devices." Expand this category by clicking the "+" sign next to it.


3. Scroll through the list of devices in this category and identify those that you do not plan more. Right-click and choose the first "Uninstall" option in the pop-up. When Windows asks you to confirm the deletion, click "Yes".


4. Repeat step 3 for all other devices with Bluetooth driver you want to delete. When finished, close the Device Manager.

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CAN'T FIND WIN7 DRIVER FOR BLUETOOTH HBS-200 HEADSET


Unfortunately, Windows 7 removed native support for bluetooth headsets, for absolutely no reason.

The drivers are actually not needed for the Headset specifically, but rather for the A2DP and AVRCP profiles and audio sink. The downside is that Microsoft's Bluetooth stack does not support either of these.

So you need a Better Bluetooth Stack, so it understands all of the virtual Bluetooth devices.

These directions work for almost any headset that has issues when connected to Windows. Sadly, there is no really good well-defined set of drivers for Windows Bluetooth, so it will frequently take some finagling.

1: Find the correct and absolutely most-up-to-date drivers for your Bluetooth hardware on your computer. In -MOST- cases, the chipset is Broadcom, however manufacturers such as Dell and others tend to put some odd wrappers around the chip so their drivers are required. If not, the direct-from-Broadcom drivers will work.

2: IF the Bluetooth hardware is already detected by Windows, delete it from device manager. Reboot the computer if this was done.

3: On reboot, Windows may detect it and reinstall it fresh. This is fine if it does. Allow it to install and reboot if it requests.

Once the Windows stack is installed properly, you can install the updated stack. With Dell drivers and other OEM computer manufacturer drivers, Windows may not detect it to begin with, however having Windows drivers first is not necessary with these drivers.

4: Install the proper driver. With the Broadcom driver, this will only work if Windows has already installed. With OEM drivers, this is often not necessary. Reboot if necessary.

With the happy stack installed, and the headset paired, you will find that instead of just Handsfree Telephony and Headset services, you will also have Remote Control and Audio Sink services.

Headset/Handsfree: Mono 38kbps audio out and also a microphone input. This is what is used for phone calls. It sounds horrid, mind you.

Audio Sink: Stereo happiness and joy. No microphone input.

Once you have these devices, you do need to set your audio playback device appropriately for Stereo Happiness and Joy.

Mar 27, 2014 | Radio Communications

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bluetooth perephal device problem on dell inspirion


If you want to connect a Bluetooth peripheral device to a computer, you may need to download a new driver to support it.


There are two approaches to this:

If your Bluetooth device came with a driver on a disc, you can install the driver directly from the disc.


Otherwise, simply connect your computer to the Internet and connect your Bluetooth device to your computer, then wait for Windows to install any required drivers automatically.


You may receive this message when you connect your Bluetooth device to your computer: "Windows needs to install driver software for your Bluetooth peripheral device."

Bluetooth peripheral device driver downloads are easy to locate via any search engine.


Open the CD-ROM drive on the computer and insert the driver disc that shipped with the Bluetooth device.


Wait for a moment to see if the software auto-launches, as most modern software discs do.


If the program does not launch automatically, double-click the "My Computer" icon and then double-click the "CD-ROM drive" icon.


If this does not launch the software but instead opens a file folder, look for a .exe file such as "setup.exe" or "run.exe" and double-click that.


You're looking for a Bluetooth peripheral device driver.


Follow the on-screen prompts, once the software launches, to install the Bluetooth peripheral device drivers on the disc. You may be prompted to restart your computer at the end of the process.


Letting Windows Install the Driver


Make sure Windows is up to date, as most Bluetooth drivers are included in Windows Service Pack updates.


To do this, make sure your computer is connected to the Internet, then click the "Start" button in Windows and select "Windows Update" from the program list.


This will launch an Internet Explorer window. Click the "Find Updates" button in the window and wait for Microsoft to search for available updates.

If it recommends any high priority updates, follow the on-screen prompts to install them.


Connect the Bluetooth device to the computer.

There are three ways to do this.


If you have an internal Bluetooth receiver in your computer, just make sure the receiver and your Bluetooth device are turned on and put your device within range of the computer.


If you have a USB Bluetooth receiver, plug it into an available USB port on the computer; then turn on the Bluetooth device and put it within range of the computer.


If you have another type of auxiliary cable, you may also be able to use it to connect your Bluetooth device to the computer without using a Bluetooth connection.


Watch the system tray in the bottom right corner of Windows.


You should see a notification that Windows has detected a Bluetooth device, followed by another notification that the device has been installed properly.


The installation it is referring to is that of the driver. If this does not work as expected, proceed to the next step.


Click the "Start" button in Windows, then click "Control Panel." Launch "Device Manager."


Expand the "Bluetooth Devices" entry in the Device Manager by clicking the plus sign next to it.

Find your Bluetooth device listed under this heading, right-click it and select "Update driver" from the list of options.

Wait as Windows automatically finds and configures any missing Bluetooth peripheral device driver downloads.


Hope this helps




Nov 06, 2012 | Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 USB Docking Station...

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i cannot install bluetooth drivers. on every attempt it shows that no bluetooth device found. when i go 2 lenovo care he said i cant help u for this problem. i had done a lot 2 solve this problem but i can successful. pls solve my problem and guide me 2 install bluetooth drivers in my lenovo 3000 g530. pls give the best solution.my operating system is windows 7.


Plug your Bluetooth device into your computer's USB port. You will need your device in place when you install the software so that the hardware and software registry can form necessary links.
Step 2Insert the software CD into your computer's CD drive. If an installation window does not automatically pop up, go to the "My computer" section of your computer and click on the CD icon. You may need to look for a file called Setup.exe.
Step 3Follow the prompts to install the software. You will have to identify yourself and will probably have to type in a registry key from the box that the Bluetooth software came in. You will also have to select a folder on your computer to house the new program; the default is usually OK.
Step 4Wait for all the necessary components to finish installing. Once done, click the finish button and then restart your computer. Once your computer has been rebooted, launch the software and ensure that it is working properly with your Bluetooth device.



Aug 16, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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bluetooth driver is not working


did you try go back to hp website and downloading new drivers again. you might even have to uninstall then install new drivers from hp's website.

Jan 20, 2010 | HP Compaq nc6000 Notebook

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