I've just installed Windows 7, 64 bit on my studio 1555. Most everything is fine, except my bluetooth doesn't work. I initially installed the Vista 64 bit drivers, as there are no Windows 7 drivers on the dell website. They worked O...K, they found my mouse, however i could not get them to pair. Decided to uninstall the driver/widcomm software and try again, however now i can't even install the driver.
Every time i run the installer it tells me to enable the bluetooth by pressing Fn+F2. This doesn't help as it never recognises the bluetooth as being switched on. Trying to install the driver through windows brings up "unknown device". Updating the driver in device manager by pointing directly to the bluetooth 370 driver doesn't really help, as it installs but it doesn't work. Gives the error "This device cannot start. (Code 10)"
Has anyone out there successfully updated to Win 7 with a studio 1555 and bluetooth 370? Anyone got any ideas on what i can do to fix this? Bluetooth in BIOS is enabled too.
Dell said that i'll have to wait for official Windows 7 drivers for my bluetooth, but having run Win 7 RC for the past 6 months with the vista drivers, it doesn't really make sense that they shouldn't work now.
When I switch on my laptop, the Found New Hardware Wizard starts saying "Windows needs to install driver software for your Bluetooth Peripheral Device". If I click on the Locate and Install Driver Option, it is unable to install any drivers.
My Bluetooth has been working fine. I have just two devices attached to my laptop via bluetooth - A bluetooth mouse and my Smartphone.
I recently installed Windows 7 on my studio 1555. I found a bug very irritating, I don't know what causes this.
Here is the way I noticed it:
- I setup my screen to shut down after 1 minute of inactivity. - the mouse on the desktop (taskbar hidden) with no window opened, I let my screen shut down. After 5 minutes, I wake up my screen by moving the mouse. - I can't take the control of my computer until 1 or two minutes as if my computer was working in background (the fans run a lot faster during this time)
I got my Dell Windows disk yesterday and I would like to do a clean install. I would like to do 2 partitions....
one for the OS at 150 GB and the remaining space in another partition for things like music, pictures, movies....etc.
I was able to delete all the partitions that originally came with the 1555 so that there is one big Disk O Unallocated Space.
I then clicked new to make a partition for the OS. I set it to be 150 GB when I did this it also created another partition at 100 MB. So now I have:
Disk 0 Partition 1: System Reserved Total Size 100 MB Free Space 86 MB Type System Disk 0 Partition 2 Total Size 146.4 GB Free Space 146.4 GB Type Primary Disk 0 Unallocated Space Total Size 319.3 GB Free Space 319.3 Gb .....
just had time to install windows 7 w/ my upgrade CD Dell sent for my studio 1555. The installation went great but for some reason 122 GB of my HDD is being used up. I though i did a clean install since i clicked advanced settings rather than upgrade.
I did some searches and found very old posts pertaining to bluetooth issues...
Whenever I start Windows from Stand By or Sleep the bluetooth connection is hit or miss...If my bluetooth mouse does not work I go to device manager where my Dell Truemobile 355 + EDR has issues and if I shut it down/start it up it works fine.
How can I fix this, its frustrating going into device manager every other time I start up my laptop!
I've been trying to connect a Moto G phone to use as a GPS in a Dell Insipron 5421 with windows 7 pro 64 bits, and although the phone is recongnized, it gives an error when configuring the services, so no service is available. I've found a diversion to solve the file transfer issue but still cannot find a SPP outgoing port for connecting the GPS service to the laptop, and still have to services that fail to load a driver. I've tried every version of the driver and the Pro/Set wireless solution inlcuding de 17.1 version (12/29/2014) but still doesn't work.
I own a Inspiron 3521, and about 6 months after I bought the system my Bluetooth stopped working, I search for devices, and the only device that shows up is my LGP-769 cell phone, and none of my Bluetooth headsets or other audio devices. However after pairing I cannot establish any kind of connection with the device. My Bluetooth icon still appears in the system tray but the settings will not open, even in the Device Manager the phone reads as a normal Bluetooth device. I've tried updating the drivers, but whenever I try to install a new driver it says that the OS is not compatible, even though it is for Windows 8 64-bit, and from the Dell website. I have searched every form and looked into every possible system setting, and no one seems to be having luck finding a solution to the issue, none of my previous Dell systems have done this.
I have a Studio 1558 laptop, originally with Windows 7 which I upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro. I have just installed a larger HD (1TB) to replace the 500GB which I thought might have been on its way out as it occasionally started clicking. I have also taken the opportunity for a clean install of Windows 8.1 Pro. But the Device Manager does not show any Bluetooth devices even though the Bluetooth mouse works! However I cannot find any links in Devices & Printers to allow me to change the mouse wheel action or the Synaptics touch pad action.
Going back to the 500GB HD gives me all this functionality so the hardware is all ok. The BIOS settings still have Bluetooth enabled. I have updated Windows updates, and used Slimdrivers to update all the drivers.
after seeing that Sony had updated it's drivers page with Windows 7 drivers, I decided to take the plunge and install Windows 7 on my VGN-Z590.
Everything worked out fine, and seamlessly (well, except video, that one got a little weird for a bit, but I eventually figured that out), except for one thing.
I have a Sony SRS-BTM30 Bluetooth speaker. This used to work just fine with my VGN-Z590, when I was running Vista on it, but now that I've installed Windows 7, it refuses to connect.
I can pair it just fine, it shows up amongst my bluetooth devices, but unlike previously, it does not show up in the list of "Playback Devices" (in the Windows 7 mixer/audio controls), and if I go to Audio tab of the Windows 7 Bluetooth Settings, it shows up in the list of devices, but if I select it and click on Connect, it will flash "Connecting" for a second, then return to its previous "Disconnected" state without connecting.
So, I was wondering if anyone else had any similar experiences with their Bluetooth gear.
Also I am wondering what Bluetooth driver you guys (people who have upgraded their Zs to Windows 7) are using? I noticed that there are no Bluetooth drivers listed in the Sony eSupport site for the VGN-Z590's Windows 7 drivers. I tried, uninstalling the Bluetooth drivers that came along from my previous OS (Vista) install, during the Windows 7 upgrade process and tried reinstalling the Windows Vista Broadcom drivers for the VGN-Z590, but that didn't seem to make a difference.
I have a Vaio FW450 and I just finished the windows 7 upgrade. Just the upgrade, not a clean install. Everything works flawless except the bluetooth. The computer can't detect it's bluetooth hardware. I tried installing the driver from esupport, but still no luck. how I can get this working?