I'm trying to use it with Windows 10 but it's giving me an error when I plug it in:

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The only driver I can find is only compatible with Vista:


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    Have you tried the Windows 7 driver from oemdrivers.com/bluetooth-broadcom-bcm2045?
    – DavidPostill
    Jun 25 at 10:11
  • @DavidPostill Doesn't work. I guess I'll need to buy a newer one with compatibility.
    – Jase
    Jun 25 at 10:23
  • Have you tried installing a driver for a different Broadcom USB dongle? Linux has a single unified Broadcom bluetooth driver, which suggests that the Broadcom devices might be similar enough for a newer driver to support an older device.
    – Mark
    Jun 25 at 19:25

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I am very sure you are out of luck and will have to replace the Dongle with a newer device.


The Broadcom BCM2045 is a monolithic, single-chip, stand-alone baseband processor with an integrated 2.4-GHz transceiver for Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR applications. It is backward-compatible with Bluetooth 1.1 or 1.2-based systems. Usually used on USB Dongles or PCI- Express cards on laptops from the 2010's.

This is an old design and does not have Windows 8 or 10 drivers available.

If Windows 10 cannot find its own drivers, there is not much you can do.

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