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Anyone else having issues with Bluetooth?

 

Looked everywhere for a driver.... came up empty from both the PC manufacturer and transmitter manufacturer
 

post #47 of 197

I was quite surprised to see multiple devices having preinstalled drivers from the manufacturer and more up to date than the ones I intended on installing. Bluetooth was installed as a generic Bluetooth Radio Device, which is enough for the usage I give it. However, I assume that for more advanced usage, such as headset sync, proprietary drivers might need to be installed.

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I was quite surprised to see multiple devices having preinstalled drivers from the manufacturer and more up to date than the ones I intended on installing. Bluetooth was installed as a generic Bluetooth Radio Device, which is enough for the usage I give it. However, I assume that for more advanced usage, such as headset sync, proprietary drivers might need to be installed.


I think Microsoft did a good job making it easy for the transition too.  Very impressed that my bluetooth issue is all that's wrong.

 

My internal bluetooth chip won't even turn on without a driver.  I have no choice but to wait it out. 

 

EDIT - It's interesting though... I'm just trying to use it with a bluetooth printer... you'd think it'd be easy.

Then again, printers are demons of the hardware world.  At least in my experience


Edited by R-Audiohead - 10/29/12 at 1:23am
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I think Microsoft did a good job making it easy for the transition too.  Very impressed that my bluetooth issue is all that's wrong.

 

My internal bluetooth chip won't even turn on without a driver.  I have no choice but to wait it out. 

 

EDIT - It's interesting though... I'm just trying to use it with a bluetooth printer... you'd think it'd be easy.

Then again, printers are demons of the hardware world.  At least in my experience

 

Which Bluetooth chipset do you have? And is it a standalone chipset or a combo chipset that does both Wifi and Bluetooth?

 

Printers can be... complicated. They're one of the few devices I just install, configure, and leave them be.

post #50 of 197
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I got Windows 8 on my home computer, and I love it, even with a keyboard and mouse. I haven't even had it 24hrs though, so..

I'm gonna get either Dell's TP713 touchpad or Logitech's T650 (or the sibling touch mouse..) and hopefully that will keep me liking it.

One thing though..it was a clean install on a new partition, and somehow it still remembered my Facebook password in IE...creeepyy...

post #51 of 197

That's one reason i like local accounts, I'd rather manually apply any customizations between machines. And since my Windows 8 boots straight to Classic Desktop without Modern UI popping up one second, I'm good to go with the optimized Windows 7 :)

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Which Bluetooth chipset do you have? And is it a standalone chipset or a combo chipset that does both Wifi and Bluetooth?

 

Printers can be... complicated. They're one of the few devices I just install, configure, and leave them be.

 

Dell wireless 365 module...

 

It was a WIDCOMM driver I believe.

 

And yea, I hate printers
 

post #53 of 197
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Also, just generally, Facebook seems to hate Windows 8. After a while it just freezes and won't do anything but scroll. I lose the ability to click stuff, and just now comments stopped working (jury's still out on who to blame for that one though, you never know).

post #54 of 197
IE10 seems to be very buggy - I went back to using Chrome. My keybaord seems to still be swapping @ and " for some reason. It also took me about 10 minutes to work out how to create a system image due to really poor control panel menu labeling but I got there in the end.

EDIT: Damn UK keyboards...
Edited by drez - 10/30/12 at 12:05am
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My keybaord seems to still be swapping @ and " for some reason.
EDIT: Damn UK keyboards...

 

I wish there was an option for Australian English or Singaporean English. You know, so we get to keep the key placement on our US-style keyboards, but have the spelling we're used to?

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I wish there was an option for Australian English or Singaporean English. You know, so we get to keep the key placement on our US-style keyboards, but have the spelling we're used to?

I think there is under Control Panel -> add a language. I did not realise UK ans US use different keyboards for some odd reason though...

Finally got Chrome to spell in Australian English also. colour specialise etc.
Edited by drez - 10/30/12 at 12:12am
post #57 of 197

drez: Cool I'll have a look when I get home. Ugh, I'm at work now on a laptop with XP. Also, kill them Z's!

 

Has anyone found the Messaging app seems to log off FB chat automatically? And then when you get back to the app, it says you "can't message people who are offline" for a bit before signing in properly.

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Dell wireless 365 module...

 

It was a WIDCOMM driver I believe.

 

And yea, I hate printers
 

 

Ah. Well, Dell has the nasty habit of doing completely unnecessary Device ID swapping in order for stock drivers not to work, which is quite bad considering the hardware doesn't have any proprietary features or specs that warrant such malarky.

 

In any case, Windows 7 drivers ought to work just fine.

 

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Also, just generally, Facebook seems to hate Windows 8. After a while it just freezes and won't do anything but scroll. I lose the ability to click stuff, and just now comments stopped working (jury's still out on who to blame for that one though, you never know).

 

Haven't tested Facebook on IE, but all Gecko and Chromium based browsers have no issue with Facebook.

post #59 of 197

Hi All,

 

I am about to buy an entertainment laptop for watching movies, rock/pop  concerts on DVDs

and above all Blu-ray Discs, playing CDs, streaming music videos, audio, etc.

(I am not interested in gaming.)

 

Should I buy a laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed? 

Or, should I buy a  laptop with Windows 7 pre-installed (bargains are available)

and later buy a dicounted  Windows 8 and do a clean install myself?

Is it better when a manufacturer  installs Windows 8?

 

 

 

P.S.

From what I've read in this thread and on the Internet a clean install is a preferred option

over an upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8.


Edited by JakeJack_2008 - 10/30/12 at 10:16am
post #60 of 197

The Windows version isn't particularly important, the system specs are. Post which laptops you are considering.

 

Getting a laptop with Windows 7 will grant you eligibility for a Windows 8 upgrade costing $15, which is in all honesty a negligible price. And yes, a clean install yields better results on short and long term.

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