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I have a HP G6-2105 TX laptop. I upgraded it to windows 8. All drivers worked fine except the Bluetooth driver. I cannot detect any device through my laptop and no device sees my laptop. I installed the Broadcom drivers from official HP site. But that did not work either. Why is Bluetooth not working?

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what bluetooth chipset does the laptop have? –  Sathya Jan 8 '13 at 4:26
    
Its the broadcom one.If this is not the right thing you are asking for so kindly let me know for how shall i find the chipset for bluetooth then –  akash24 Jan 9 '13 at 3:39

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Make sure you have the right driver. Install it over, if needed.

Or maybe the website doesn't give Windows 8 compatible drivers, or the wrong one. Would be surprising and silly, but who knows. Try this, maybe: http://www.broadcom.com/

In last resort, you can try updating your drivers with software such as Driver Genius (which you can find here : http://www.driver-soft.com/ )

The most sad outcome would be if the device just isn't compatible with Windows 8 (yet?). I don't think it's the case, but again, who knows. You could email the manufacturer of your device to know.

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Thanks for your reply.But i tried installing via broadcom site.Which did not work too.So have you hear about Bluetooth Command line software.So suing that atleast i have made my device discoverable but still cannot pair it with my laptop –  akash24 Jan 9 '13 at 3:37
    
Sorry, I know no such thing. At this point, if I were you, I would either use a third-party software ( alternativeto.net/software/driver-genius ) or just write the manufacturer. –  Ariane Jan 9 '13 at 3:49
    
Tried with third party software i.e driver genius but no improvements still.The laptop manufacturer to whom i contacted tried all the things to improve but of no use.so they now say me to have a clean install of windows which i dont want to. –  akash24 Jan 9 '13 at 4:46
    
Ew. Then I'm sorry, but I think that's about how much I can help. Gotta hope someone else can. –  Ariane Jan 9 '13 at 4:47
    
Thank you.By the way i have posted the same question in microsoft forum.Got a suggestion.But that didnt work too.Hoping for a better reply which would help me soon –  akash24 Jan 9 '13 at 4:51

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