Bluetooth® Driver in HP Pavilion® Elite HPE-170t
How to install Bluetooth driver in HP Pavilion Elite HPE-170t?
HP Pavilion Elite HPE-170t gives different choices for network connectivity which includes 56 Kbps data/fax modem, wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n with internal antenna, 802.11 a/b/g/n PCI Express x1 wireless cards & external antenna, 802.11 a/b/g/n PCI Express x1 wireless card & built-in Bluetooth wireless USB module for PCs. Since the specific desktop comes with inbuilt Bluetooth, manufacturer provides driver CD with the system. You could use the disc to install the driver or it is also possible to download and install from the HP Product and services website also. System is preinstalled with Windows 7 Operating System so you could install the driver by using Windows Automatic Update option after enable the Bluetooth device on the Device Manager. You could also do installation by manually locating the Bluetooth device and updating it.
Some of the things you should keep in mind while installing the Bluetooth driver in HP Pavilion Elite HPE-170t are described below:
- Check the Device Manager
- Use Authorized Software
- Uninstall Corrupted Driver
Check the Device Manager
Before trying to install the Bluetooth driver you need to check whether the Bluetooth device is added to the Hardware list in your Operating System. You could check this by verifying the enabled Bluetooth option in the Device manager on the Control Panel. If it is not enabled, Operating System would not detect the Bluetooth Device in your system and you would not able to install the driver using automatic update option.
Use Authorized Software
HP recommends for using authorized Bluetooth drivers for the desktop. If you are not using authorized driver software you need not to be worried about the compatibility problems. Driver software provided by the manufacturer must be passed by the Microsoft’s Windows compatibility test. It is also possible to use certain third party Bluetooth Drivers which might be compatible to your system but it would make problems after working a while.
You might be installing the Bluetooth driver as a part of upgrading it or changing the corrupted driver software. In that case, you need to uninstall the existing Bluetooth driver before you installing the new one, otherwise it would cause software conflicts. Computer system does not allow more than one device driver for a particular device.