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Old 10-31-2005, 09:10 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by acm
Maybe you can tell that I am out of my league here so maybe you can give to me in smaller bites!

When you say "extract" the Dell drivers what does that mean? Seems like Iam close to BT utopia but can't quite get there!

Thanks - Alex
If you don't have it anymore, download the drivers from the Dell website again. Open the .EXE in winzip and extract it somewhere. Look through it all and find all the .INF files. Note the name. No look through c:\windows\inf and find any matches. MOVE those matches out of c:\windows\inf into some other folder (c:\oldINFs). Then delete the detected BT card from your device manager and let Windows redetect it.

The idea is, that since you removed the INF, the system doesn't know where to find any drivers except the ones that come with XP.

Then of course, there's always the chance that the BT card in your laptop is not the one supported natively by XP SP2, but, I'm fairly certain Dell only has 1 TrueMobile BT adaptor, so you should be good.