How to delete -all- the bluetooth drivers?


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Jason

I had a wireless keyboard on this machine for a time. I was never very
happy with its feel, so I replaced it with a vintage clicky IBM keyboard
from the 1980's. Wonderful!

The wireless kbd was a bluetooth animal, but the software installed with
it had limited bluetooth function. I purchased a Targus BT adapter that
connects via USB. When I try to install its software, it reports that the
BT drivers already installed are newer than its and quits the
installation. I have tried to find every instance of the old BT software
and drivers and get rid of them, but I must not have found them all,
because I'm still getting the complaint that newer drivers are already
installed.

Does someone know how to find and eradicate all the BT drivers? This is
on a desktop system that has no native BT capabilities, but I think it
comes with default drivers from Microsoft. I'm not sure if those are the
ones that the Targus installation is complaining about.

TIA,

Jason
 
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Paul in Houston TX

Jason said:
I had a wireless keyboard on this machine for a time. I was never very
happy with its feel, so I replaced it with a vintage clicky IBM keyboard
from the 1980's. Wonderful!

The wireless kbd was a bluetooth animal, but the software installed with
it had limited bluetooth function. I purchased a Targus BT adapter that
connects via USB. When I try to install its software, it reports that the
BT drivers already installed are newer than its and quits the
installation. I have tried to find every instance of the old BT software
and drivers and get rid of them, but I must not have found them all,
because I'm still getting the complaint that newer drivers are already
installed.

Does someone know how to find and eradicate all the BT drivers? This is
on a desktop system that has no native BT capabilities, but I think it
comes with default drivers from Microsoft. I'm not sure if those are the
ones that the Targus installation is complaining about.

TIA,

Jason
You don't have to delete them, just stop them from loading.
Open computer management and start experimenting.
I would keep a written list.
I had to do that for one laptop since BT interferes with
Excel 8 (a known problem).
 

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