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Installation of USB Bluetooth Adapter

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Anonymous
June 10, 2005 7:28:01 PM

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Hi All!

I am using Xp Pro + SP2
Bought a USB Bluetooth dongle recently. When i tried to install the
software, the message "To install Billionton Software you must have
Administrator privileges" came out. I didn't even have the hardware
connected. I am the only user of the PC and I have confirmed that I
have Administrator status. So I downloaded the most up-dated software
from the vendor but came up with the same result. Software from another
brand name is the same. So I suspect this must be problem with Xp.

Any ideas ?


Sam
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Anonymous
June 10, 2005 7:28:02 PM

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Can you tell us what the Billionton USB Bluetooth dongle actually does?
With the thousands of products out their, it slows down our efforts to
help you, if we don't know what the specific hardware is for.
Thanks,
Treeman


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Anonymous
June 11, 2005 1:49:32 PM

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Thanks for the prompt reply.

Why, it's supposed to enable my PC to connect to other Bluetooth
devices, especially handphones and file transfer between my desktop and
my laptop.


Treeman wrote:

> Can you tell us what the Billionton USB Bluetooth dongle actually does?
> With the thousands of products out their, it slows down our efforts to
> help you, if we don't know what the specific hardware is for.
> Thanks,
> Treeman
>
>

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Anonymous
June 11, 2005 2:39:24 PM

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All Bluetooth adapters, are supported in Windows XP SP2. Service Pack 2
incorporates its own Bluetooth driver and utility which is digitally
signed. After installing SP2, you have the choice of using either the
Billionton utility, or the native Microsoft utility. You cannot,
however, use them both simultaneously.
If your Bluetooth software and adapter are already installed and you
update to SP2, your drivers and utility will continue to function
normally. However, if you disconnect the adapter and plug it back in,
the Microsoft drivers will automatically disable the third party driver
and enable its own. You will now be forced to use the native Windows
Bluetooth utility. This is because the Windows drivers are digitally
signed, whereas the Billionton drivers are not. So Windows will default
to the best available driver for the device, which would be the
digitally signed driver.
'Bluetooth device detection issues'
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883258)
Good Luck,
Treeman


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