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James Egan
05-08-08, 03:21 AM
On Wed, 7 May 2008 04:44:01 -0700, nojo901
<nojo901@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>My XP Pro laptop comes with a built-in Broadcom BT device and driver.
>To be able to synch my Blackberry, I need to use the Windows driver instead.
>i have two problems:
>1) I cannot remove the Broadcom - it is not listed under add/remove software
>and when I try to do it in device manager, only one of the two Broadcom BT
>items listed under BT have a remove option AND when I remove the one that I
>can remove, the Scand For Hardware Changes option automatically reinstalls
>the Broadcom software.
>2) I cannot find a download for the Windows BT driver.
>Very annoying!

Perhaps there's something that can be disabled in the cmos setup?


Jim.

smlunatick
05-08-08, 10:38 AM
On May 8, 4:21*am, James Egan <je...@jegan.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 7 May 2008 04:44:01 -0700, nojo901
>
> <nojo...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> >My XP Pro laptop comes with a built-in Broadcom BT device and driver.
> >To be able to synch my Blackberry, I need to use the Windows driver instead.
> >i have two problems:
> >1) I cannot remove the Broadcom - it is not listed under add/remove software
> >and when I try to do it in device manager, only one of the two Broadcom BT
> >items listed under BT have a remove option AND when I remove the one thatI
> >can remove, the Scand For Hardware Changes option automatically reinstalls
> >the Broadcom software.
> >2) I cannot find a download for the Windows BT driver.
> >Very annoying!
>
> Perhaps there's something that can be disabled in the cmos setup?
>
> Jim.

Disabling the Broadcom Bluetooth in the CMOS / BIOS "removes" the
Bluetooth "radio" from XP completely