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tcorr1
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XP to 7 upgrade No blue tooth

Hi, I just did upgrade to 7 32 Bit from XP on my Inspiron 530 2 gig ram. So far went as expected except I can not get proper driver for bluetooth. It recognizes my devices, troubleshooter tries to download Drivers, but fails.

I use (and have been using in XP before) a generic dongle, and I think I remember that I had to download a Driver from DELL before. But of course there is no option for this now with Win 7. I hope some can point me in the right direction.

The Problem: Device Manager recognizes my Device's. But there is an Error icon on them. My Phone recognizes the PC, but fails to send a file. Now for the weird part, the PC CAN send a file to the phone. Just won't receive one.

Troubleshooter will look and try to install about 6 to 8 different Drivers, but fails to install half of them. And it doesn't find an Online solution.

I've tried LG (Phone is LG E970) Microsoft, and DELL. I hope this can be done. Any help is appreciated

Thank You..

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speedstep
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RE: XP to 7 upgrade No blue tooth

You didn't do an upgrade.  There are ZERO upgrades from XP to 7 or 8.

Only clean installs.  With 8.1 its even worse.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=313602

 

This means that you must install chipset and all other drivers manually.

If there are no WIN7 drivers for your model you must use Vista32 or Vista64 drivers based on which version of windows 7 you installed.


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Philip_Yip
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RE: XP to 7 upgrade No blue tooth

If this system came with Bluetooth preconfigured by Dell, Bluetooth is integrated in the card reader.

Dell Media Card Reader with Integrated Bluetooth Module (CAB-200), Media Card Reader 19-1 with Integrated Bluetooth Module (CAB-200).

The Bluetooth card is manufactured by Broadcom and is likely supported via the Broadcom Bluetooth Update:

https://www.broadcom.com/support/bluetooth/update.php

If the Bluetooth is coming from a dongle likely you installed that yourself and it would help for us to know the model of it.

I would recommend installing more RAM in this system and running Windows 7 64 Bit. See here:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/driver-sets/inspiron-desktops/inspiron-530-windows-7-64-bi...

Dr Philip Yip
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