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Need help to install specific bluetooth drivers

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    WIndows 8.1 x64

    Need help to install specific bluetooth drivers

    Hello. I have recently bought a Signalex Bluetooth USB Dongle at Poundland in the UK. When plugging in the dongle in my Windows 8.1 laptop some generic drivers get installed. They are called "Generic Bluetooth Radio", which seem to be the default Microsoft drivers. The functionality I get from these drivers is very limited.

    A quick Google search for that brand resulted in me finding this very useful blog post:

    My boring self-employed life: Signalex Bluetooth Driver Download (Poundland)

    The person who posted this bought the same dongle at the same chain at around the same time I did, and also faced the same issue I'm facing: lack of official drivers.

    He then searched for drivers to basically get the most out of the dongle, and kindly uploaded a .zip file with all the drivers he had to install to do so. However, he did NOT include any instructions on how to install them. Some people asked for instructions in the comments section but the person never replied to them, and nobody who has succeded in installing them provided any help either. I have uploaded this .zip file for all of you to download so you can see its contents and help me with the installation.

    The only thing I could do with the contents of the .zip file was to run the install.bat file, which seems to have done something but I have not seen any additional functionality in the bluetooth getting added.

    My computer runs 64-bit Windows. From what I have read from the blog post, the "filter_x64" folder contents are only useful to make the dongle "discoverable" in case Windows cannot detect the device (luckily, I didn't have that problem). What does seem necessary to install is the contents in the "profile_x64" folder. I tried to use the Device Manager to install these files (about 13 files with .sys, .dll and .cat extensions.) with no luck. I use the "use disc" (don't know the name in English, it's "usar disco" in Spanish - my computer runs Windows in Spanish) but that did not work (seems that the files are not being detected.

    I hope you people can help me. Thank you very much!!
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  2. #2

    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Welcome to the forum!

    About all I can suggest is try updating in Device Manager and point to those different .inf files in the profile_x64 folder to see if any of them work.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    WIndows 8.1 x64

    I tried to update the drivers that well, but I got the message:

    "the folder you specified doesn't contain a compatible software driver for your device. If the folder contains a driver, make sure it is designed to work with windows for x64-based systems."

    I'm pretty sure the drivers are designed for 64-bit Windows.

    What did work was running the "dpinstall.exe" executable (it is outside of the "profile_x64" folder). I don't know if I can consider this a successful install or not. What are all the other files for, then?
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  4. #4

    Posts : 1
    Windows 7 64-Bit

    This is a pretty old thread, but I wanted to provide the straightforward answer. Once you have the zip file, extract it and then run Install.bat
    This will find your windows version and install the corresponding drivers.
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