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Bluetooth : Remove Widcomm and replace with Microsoft XP Bluetooth management software


Date:

October 15, 2008

Topic:

Bluetooth

Title:

Remove Widcomm and Replace With Microsoft XP Bluetooth Management Software

Product:

Motion Computing M1400 Tablet PC

OS Version:

Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 (XP Service Pack 2)

 

Issue/Question

This article provides information on removing the Widcomm Bluetooth management software that shipped with the M1400 Tablet PC and replacing it with the native Windows XP Bluetooth management software that was included with the release of Service Pack 2.

 

Resolution/Answer

Below is a link to an article on the Microsoft web site.

 

How to install and configure Bluetooth devices in Windows XP Service Pack 2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883259

 

 

To install the Microsoft Bluetooth software:

 

Please note, if you did not install the WIDCOMM Bluetooth software before you ran the Service Pack 2 update, the Microsoft Bluetooth software will be automatically installed.

If the WIDCOMM software is installed, follow these steps to install the Microsoft software:

 

  • Right-click on My Computer, in the Start menu, and choose Properties
  • On the Hardware tab, choose Device Manager
  • Expand the Bluetooth Devices entry
  • Right-click on Motion Computing USB Bluetooth Device and select Uninstall
  • Choose OK to confirm the device removal
  • Highlight the computer name and go to Action > Scan for hardware changes. Two entries will appear under Bluetooth Radios: Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator and Motion Computing USB Bluetooth Device
  • To permanently show the Microsoft Bluetooth icon in the system tray, go to Start > Control Panel and Switch to Classic View. Choose Bluetooth Devices. On the Options tab, check Show the Bluetooth icon in the notification area
  • To remove the WIDCOMM Bluetooth icon from the system tray, you must uninstall the WIDCOMM Bluetooth software. The Microsoft software will function correctly without uninstalling the WIDCOMM software.


To uninstall the WIDCOMM Bluetooth software:

 

  • Go to Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs
  • Highlight the entry for WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software and choose Remove
  • In the Add or Remove Programs dialog box, choose Yes
  • In the Uninstalling Bluetooth Devices… dialog box, choose Cancel
  • Restart your computer

 

To install the WIDCOMM Bluetooth software:

 

  • To install the WIDCOMM Bluetooth software that shipped with your Motion M1400 Tablet PC, please refer to the Bluetooth Readme. Go to Start > All Programs > Motion Resources > Bluetooth > Bluetooth Readme

    Note: You may be presented with up to fourteen dialog boxes warning that the software has not passed Windows Logo testing. Select Continue Anyway to complete the installation.
  • A red Bluetooth icon will appear in the system tray after the WIDCOMM application software is installed.
  • Right-click on My Computer, in the Start menu, and choose Properties
  • On the Hardware tab, choose Device Manager
  • Expand the Bluetooth Devices entry
  • Right-click on Motion Computing USB Bluetooth Device and select Update Driver…
  • In the Hardware Update Wizard, select No, not this time, and choose Next
  • In the next window, select Install from a list or specific location (Advanced), and choose Next
  • In the next window, select Don’t search. I will choose the driver to install. Tap Next.
  • Select Have Disk…
  • Browse to C:\Windows\Motion\Bluetooth\btwusb
  • Select OK to Install from disk
  • A warning will appear that the driver is not digitally signed. Highlight the Motion Computing USB Bluetooth Device and select Next
  • Tap Finish

 

 

 

If you require further assistance please contact your Motion Service Provider

 



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