Installing a Bluetooth Dongle to a PC Running Windows XP SP2:
Windows XP Service Pack 2 and 3 have generic Bluetooth drivers built into the operating system. While these drivers will provide you with basic Bluetooth functionality, you will only get the most out of your Dongle by installing the drivers that are supplied with it.
Installing generic Windows drivers:
Before beginning installation we would recommend that you visit the Microsoft Windows Update web site, to make sure your PC is up to date with the latest driver and security updates. Bluetooth drivers are built into Windows XP Service Pack 2 so an installation CD is not necessarily required.
To begin installation, insert the Bluetooth Dongle to a free USB port on your computer.
After a few seconds, you should see a yellow notification bubble by the clock. Windows will automatically begin to search for the necessary drivers and after a few minutes, the hardware will be installed and ready for use.
If Windows doesn’t have the necessary drivers, the add new hardware wizard will prompt you to insert the disc.
If this happens;
- Place the disk into the CD drive.
- Click next.
- Follow the on screen prompts to install the drivers.
- Restart the computer.
Your new Bluetooth Dongle is ready for use.
Installing specific drivers using supplied disc:
To install the drivers that are supplied with your new Dongle, follow these steps.
It is very important that you do not plug the Dongle into your computer until prompted to do so.
- Insert the CD into your CD drive.
- Disc should run automatically.
- Follow the on screen prompts.
- Insert the Dongle when prompted.
A series of yellow notification bubbles will appear by the clock as the drivers are installed. When installation is complete you will get a notification to say that the hardware has been successfully installed and is ready for use.
Installing Specific Drivers using downloaded drivers:
If you don’t have the software disc anymore or it has been damaged, you can download the drivers from the internet. The drivers needed vary from device to device. Download Bluetooth Dongle drivers. Once you have downloaded the file. Double click the Icon to begin the setup process. Follow the on screen prompts, and only insert the Dongle when prompted to do so. A series of yellow notification bubbles will appear by the clock as the drivers are installed. When installation is complete you will get a notification to say that the hardware has been successfully installed and is ready for use.