How to download your Bluetooth Drivers

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Installing Bluetooth Drivers:
In order for your new Bluetooth dongle to work correctly you will need to install some software or drivers to tell your computer how to use it. Windows XP Service Pack 2 has generic Bluetooth drivers built in to the operating system that will provide basic Bluetooth functionality but to make the most out of your dongle you will need to install specific drivers. This will then allow you to connect to other devices such as Bluetooth Headsets, Bluetooth Speakers, Photo Frames and Bluetooth Printers.

The software or drivers that are required are normally included on the CD that came with your dongle. If the disc has been lost or damaged, you can download the drivers using the links listed below – but only one of these drivers will work with your dongle and i’ve not yet figured out an easy way of determining which you need, so it’s a little bit hit and miss.

If your dongle uses the drivers by BlueSoleil then you normally only get a limited free trial. To continue using this software after the trial you have to pay for it. If you don’t want to pay for this software then install your Dongle using the drivers built in to the Windows operating system instead.

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13 responses to “How to download your Bluetooth Drivers

  1. Hi Julie,

    Installation should only take a couple of minutes at most, it might be that there is another software program causing the installation disc to freeze.
    You don’t really need the disc tho, as windows XP SP3 has bluetooth drivers built in already.

    There are a couple of things you can try to get round this, but I’ll email you details on what to try rather than reply in the comments if that’s ok.

  2. My laptop is compaq and it came with bluetooth software but their is know driver install in it so pls help me.

  3. If Bluetooth is pre-installed in your laptop, then the drivers will be too. If for any reason you’ve had to reinstall windows and need the drivers again, they should be on the recovery CD that came with your laptop.

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