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Windows 7: Dell Inspiron 15 N5050 No Bluetooth Audio Drivers?

12 Aug 2015   #1
aaaaustin122

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 
No Bluetooth Audio Drivers - Driver Help

Hello fellow forum users, I have a problem on my hands I haven't been able to figure out myself in anyway. When I try to connect the bluetooth on my laptop (a Dell Inspiron 15 N5050) to my family room bluetooth sound system to play music through the system, it finds it in the "add device" section. However, as soon as it tries to connect to the system it always fails in some way. It's told me many things before. If it does add it it complains about no drivers? I've got all the correct drivers (I think I got them all at least) and yet it says something like no drivers found for the speaker system. This started to happen when I wiped the HDD for the laptop to help it's performance speed (helped a lot) and after reinstalling Windows 7 Ultimate x64, this is now the only problem I have. I'll attach a few pictures... Thanks in advance. Also the WiFi+Bluetooth card is a Dell Wireless 1701 Half size card. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance(again).




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13 Aug 2015   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

That sounds like a problem with the Vizio (no drivers) rather than a driver problem in the PC.

Have you checked Vizio to see if they have any Windows drivers?

In case it is a PC driver issue, make sure you have all the drivers installed from Dell.
Product Support | Dell US

BTW, avoid Windows 10 on this model. Dell has a note that they do not support Win 10 for this model.
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13 Aug 2015   #3
aaaaustin122

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
That sounds like a problem with the Vizio (no drivers) rather than a driver problem in the PC.

Have you checked Vizio to see if they have any Windows drivers?

In case it is a PC driver issue, make sure you have all the drivers installed from Dell.
Product Support | Dell US

BTW, avoid Windows 10 on this model. Dell has a note that they do not support Win 10 for this model.
Vizio doesn't have windows drivers as it it pretty much a bluetooth speaker. I can connect my phone and any other laptop that I have and it works like it should. It's only my dell having these problems.

BTW, I have another one of these laptops and it works just fine. Maybe it's because it's running Windows 10. This Dell runs Windows 10 really well. No problems. It's just like windows 7 with a theme as windows 10 has such good support for devices.
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13 Aug 2015   #4
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I have a recording studio and was stuck on Win 7/8.1 until the hardware vendors updated their drivers. There are still many recording devices and even some recording programs that do not work in Win 10. I'm on Win 10 and problems resolved (I've had Win 10 for a while as I'm in their "Insider" program and have been getting the Beta versions).

Does any Bluetooth device work on this PC? Looking at the Dell downloads for this PC and Windows 7 64 bit, there are no Bluetooth drivers listed, except a Logitech travel mouse Bluetooth driver.
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13 Aug 2015   #5
aaaaustin122

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
I have a recording studio and was stuck on Win 7/8.1 until the hardware vendors updated their drivers. There are still many recording devices and even some recording programs that do not work in Win 10. I'm on Win 10 and problems resolved (I've had Win 10 for a while as I'm in their "Insider" program and have been getting the Beta versions).


Does any Bluetooth device work on this PC? Looking at the Dell downloads for this PC and Windows 7 64 bit, there are no Bluetooth drivers listed, except a Logitech travel mouse Bluetooth driver.
After trying other bluetooth devices nothing else has worked. When I try to install their "drivers" it fails just like the way in my first post. I don't know what this problem is. To bad Dell don't make some sort of auto driver/software install tool. Maybe I am missing something.
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13 Aug 2015   #6
aaaaustin122

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I have solved the problem Even though I have the Half-mini or whatever WiFi+BT card, i installed just the 1701 drivers. The funny thing is even though Dell says its WiFi and BT drivers, it was only bluetooth. The drivers in this gave the drivers needed to make it functional. So I needed both 1701 programs I guess.
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13 Aug 2015   #7
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Cool. Glad to hear you got it sorted.
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