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.
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.
There are 2 types of Bluetooth Combo cards shipped with Inspiron N5050:
Please reply if you have any questions.
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?
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.
Thank you for your response, I would recommend you to try the below mentioned links to download the drivers:
Please reply with the findings.
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?