Manually Fixing Bluetooth Drivers
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Please Note: While the recommended solution to easily updating and repairing drivers is to simply Download the Automatic Driver Update Tool, this step-by-step guide will help you with manually troubleshooting and attempting to fix the driver problems for yourself. Be Advised: You should use extreme caution when attempting to repair drivers manually.
updated frequently as changes to existing technology are implemented
or new technologies arise. The Bluetooth device must be able to
comply with the changes and recognize new technology in order to
cooperate with other devices. Without the updated driver, your
Bluetooth device may not function with new technology or comply with
updated platforms. Drivers can be difficult to find and once they are
found, can be tricky to install. Most drivers must be manually
extracted, installed and registered with the Windows registry.
Without the knowledge to do this, the driver may not be installed to
the correct location and the Bluetooth device will fall further and
further out-of-date, ceasing to comply with any standard of
To learn how to
update your Bluetooth device driver manually, continue reading
Before you can
update your bluetooth device, you need to know who manufactured the
bluetooth device you are trying to update. To find this information,
you need to open the device manager:
begin... Click Start
(Windows XP or earlier)
You should now be in the device manager.
under these categories for your Bluetooth device: Bluetooth
Radios, Network Adapters
Your Bluetooth device may show up in both categories. We
want to update drivers for both if they are available. Updating the
device under the Bluetooth Radios category will typically update the
device on all levels.
Once you have found your Bluetooth device within device
Right-click the Bluetooth device
from the options
in the General
tab you should be able to see the Manufacturer. Make a note of this.
Download the latest driver from www.broadcom.com
the download and Run
it once it is finished. An installer for the driver will launch.
The installer will guide you through the installation
process and tell you to reboot once it is finished.
You now have the most current driver for your Bluetooth
device. You can refer back to this guide should you ever require
instruction in this matter again, or you can download DriverUpdate
and have the entire process automated for you.
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