Bluetooth® drivers in HP Compaq® 8100 Elite PC
Learn about various issues related to the installation of Bluetooth drivers in HP Compaq 8100 Elite PC
HP Compaq 8100 Elite is a desktop computer system which has the Intel Core i5 processor and integrated Intel GMA graphics card. The desktop does not come with an inbuilt Bluetooth card. In order to connect the computer system with other Bluetooth enabled device you need to attach an external Bluetooth adapter which is compatible with your system. When you purchase a Bluetooth adapter for your system, the manufacturer will provide a Bluetooth driver installation disc also with it. After attaching the Bluetooth adapter and adding it to your Windows hardware list, you can install the driver software by inserting the driver disc and double clicking on the set-up file. You will also be able to download and install Bluetooth driver directly from the manufacturer's website.
Some of the things you should keep in mind while installing Bluetooth driver in HP Compaq 8100 Elite desktop are discussed below:
- Select compatible software
- Provide secure environment for installation
- Configure and update Bluetooth driver
Select compatible software
It is also possible to use any other Bluetooth driver software provided by the third parties but you must be concerned about the compatibility with hardware of the PC and the operating system. The Bluetooth driver must pass Microsoft’s compatibility test for the Windows operating system. If you are selecting the driver from HP’s website you can install it without worrying about the compatibility issues.
Provide secure environment for installation
If your computer system has any malware, it would interfere with the installation process. Even if the installation is completed, virus infection would make the driver software corrupted and you would not able to update it. So you must scan the desktop and remove all the viruses in it before installing the Bluetooth driver software.
After performing the installation, configure the Bluetooth driver by rebooting the computer system. After that you could update the Bluetooth driver manually by selecting the Bluetooth device on 'Device Manager' and taking the update option from its properties. Updating increases the efficiency of your Bluetooth device and makes it capable of performing well.