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BLuetooth freezes up Laptop

I have Vista operating laptop and when i plug in the GBU221WM bluetooth adaptor it freezes up my laptop. Can you please help?

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Re: BLuetooth freezes up Laptop

It is most likely because vista does not have the right drivers for the adapter. Try going to iogears website and downloading them...if the exist yet. If not you might have to send iogear a message to hurry up!

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