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By dbonstow ·
Been trying to set up a Sync between my HTC Touch and a usb doggle. Following the advice below I need to be able to change settings of 'Windows Generic Radio' in device manager. It does not apear in the list. I am using Win XP Home SP2.
I am doing this because the HTC want to use com 6 or 7 and the Laptop Acer Aspire 1520 wan to use COM 3,12 or 13 hence the problem.

Please Help.


GETTING WIDCOMM BLUETOOTH DRIVERS TO WORK UNDER WINDOWS XP SP2!

This is a small guide for those who installed the Service Pack 2 for Windows XP and are
experiencing problems with the WIDCOMM Bluetooth software..

If you install the WIDCOMM BTW 1.4.2.10 Bluetooth software on Windows XP SP2, you will get
the following error as soon as you double click on the blue-red system tray icon:

"Your Bluetooth Software license does not include use with this Bluetooth Device [6]"

After that you will be asked to point to a valid license.dat file. However if you select the
license.dat that came with your manufacturer's driver (be it on CD-ROM or downloaded from
the manufacturer's website) it still won't work.


The reason for this problem:

In the Service Pack 2, Microsoft included a generic Bluetooth driver, naturally being
WHQL-certified -- it's directly from Microsoft. The WIDCOMM Bluetooth driver however is not
WHQL-certified, so Windows XP continues using the generic driver. This interferes with the
WIDCOMM Bluetooth software resulting in the above error.

To force Windows XP to use the WIDCOMM driver, perform the following steps:

Don't plug in the Bluetooth device yet.

If you have any Bluetooth software apart from the included Windows drivers installed, deinstall
them and reboot. I am not sure if this is necessary, but just in case.

Install the WIDCOMM BTW 1.4.2.10 Bluetooth software. When it asks you to plug in the
Bluetooth device and click OK, don't, and click cancel instead.

When the WIDCOMM setup has finished, plug in your Bluetooth device and let Windows install
the driver. (There should be two Bluetooth icons in the system tray; one blue-white: this is the
Windows driver - and one blue-red: this is the WIDCOMM driver which is deactivated.)

Now go to the Device Manager, right click on the "Generic Bluetooth Radio" and select "update
driver". Don't let Windows XP connect to the internet, then select "Choose software from a list
or specified location". In the next window, select "Don't search, but select the driver to install".

In the next window, activate "Show compatible hardware" (if it isn't activated already) and
select your manufacturer's driver instead of the "Generic Bluetooth Radio" driver.

Click next until the new driver is installed. Now the WIDCOMM system tray icon should be
blue-white as well, activated and ready to use.

If you now double click on "My Bluetooth Places" (e.g. on the desktop), the WIDCOMM software
installation will be continued and finished.


This should solve any compatibility issues with the WIDCOMM BTW 1.4.2.10 Bluetooth software
and Microsoft Windows XP SP2.

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I would say..................

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Bluetooth

...... that you missed a step somewhere. Uninstall anything to do with the device, reboot and start over. This time, follow the instructions to the letter.

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by dbonstow In reply to I would say.............. ...

How can I find out if i have the "Microsoft included a generic Bluetooth driver" as I do not think it is part of SP2 as defalt although everything suggests it is.

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