Sunday, August 15, 2010

Bluetooth Dongles - What You Must Know Before You Begin

When it comes to installing Bluetooth dongles in a USB slot, there are certain things you should know. This is equally important whether you use Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7. Some of these dongles come with an installation CD.

Leave that CD in the box, but do insert the bluetooth dongle straight away into an available USB slot. One of my friends had a problem with his bluetooth dongle, and my father had similar problems. My friend uses Windows Vista, and my father uses Windows 7. On this HP Mini 110 compact netbook I am running Windows XP.

Your Windows operating system will install the driver automatically - and it will download an updated driver...

What you need to know is that many dongles may lie for several months at the retail shop, and during that time the driver may be updated several times. When you try to install the CD first, you will be trying to put an old driver onto your system, and that is NOT something I would advise you to do.

So you ONLY need the CD if your operating system doesn't automatically recognize your new equipment. There will be ample time to feed your CD into the machine so be patient when installing new hardware.

Please ensure you tell others about this blog so they can also be helped in all areas with their PCs.

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