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Windows 8 WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software

Hi

 

Inspiron 15 Intel N5050

 

Upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8.

Upgrade removed WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software.

 

Where can I get an updated version that is compatible with W8?

I have checked drivers and downloads and can only see two updates.

One is for the BIOS which was applied before the upgrade.

One is an Audio driver (Not found if you click to download!!!!!!)

Nothing for Bluetooth.

 

Thx

 

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Re: Windows 8 WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software

Hi Metalstardust,

The support site is being been updated with the Windows 8 drivers. Here is the link: http://dell.to/Y5LLbX for N5050 drivers. Currenty, few drivers are listed for Windows 8. However, you can install the drivers shown for Windows 7 as they are compatible with Windows 8. You can check the Compatibility of the driver.

To check the compatibility, click on ‘Dell-Driver’, then click on ‘Compatibility’:

  

There are 2 types of Bluetooth Combo cards shipped with Inspiron N5050:

  • Dell WLAN 1701 Half Mini-Card + BlueTooth 3.0
  • Dell WLAN 1702 Half Mini-Card + BlueTooth 3.0

You can download the drivers for your system. Here is the direct link for the drivers for both the cards:
http://dell.to/ShiiqG
http://dell.to/Rv678D

Please reply if you have any questions.

Thanks & Regards,
Appu S
#iworkfordell
To know more about Dell’s Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Orders & Dispatch status -> choose your region USA, India. For Dell Support Videos, click Here.

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Re: Windows 8 WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software

Just to confirm WLAN 1701 drivers show installed OK.

W8 Upgrade said it would remove incompatible software not device driver.

So is WIDDCOMM Bluetooth Software just the device drivers? Or is there something else that should be installed?

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Re: Windows 8 WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software

Device driver does not install.  

Broadcom Bluetooth Software has been blocked from running because it might prevent your PC from starting correctly in the future.

Your version of Broadcom Bluetooth Software isn't compatible with this version of Windows.

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Re: Windows 8 WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software

Hi Metalstardust,

Thank you for your response, I would recommend you to try the below mentioned links to download the drivers:

http://dell.to/Siysjf 
http://dell.to/SDkqLV 
http://dell.to/VlAIfe

 Please reply with the findings.

Thanks & Regards,
Appu S
#iworkfordell
To know more about Dell’s Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Orders & Dispatch status -> choose your region USA, India. For Dell Support Videos, click Here.

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Richoot
Copper

Re: Windows 8 WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software

I have a Dell Studio XPS 1645 and are having the same issue with trying to find and install a Windows 8 driver for my Bluetooth.

I've looked online searching Dell support for my model but it only shows Windows 7 not 8.

Can you help?

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Philip_Yip
Diamond

Re: Windows 8 WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software

Use the Bluetooth 380 Driver here: http://ftp1.dell.com/folder00865420m/1/

It should work on your Bluetooth 370 card. 

 

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


#IDoNotWorkFor Dell
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Re: Windows 8 WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software

Do not install,

Wrong version for OS or hardware not found.

 

I have the 1701 card.

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bazzahan
Copper

Re: Windows 8 WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software

I have an Inspiron 5010 with the same issue. Do you have drivers to suit for Windows 8?

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Richoot
Copper

Re: Windows 8 WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software

Thank you, yes it worked for my XPS 1645.

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