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Question: Where can I find Windows 10 Bluetooth drivers for my mid-2011 Macbook Pro?

I have installed the Windows 10 Technical Preview on my mid-2011 MacBook Pro 13-inch. I had been running Windows 7 with no problems. The installation had been done using Apple's BootCamp software. The problem is that, in Windows 10 Device Manager, my Bluetooth USB Host Controller (found in "Other Devices") shows that no drivers are installed. Worse yet, when I click on Properties for the device, I get:


The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)


There are no compatible drivers for this device.


To find a driver for this device, click Update Driver.


And, of course, no bluetooth radios show up in the Device Manager. Note that all of this was working perfectly in Windows 7.


Does anyone have any ideas?

MacBook Pro, OS X Yosemite (10.10.2), Windows 10 Technical Preview

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Try Windows 8 drivers from Boot Camp: System requirements for Microsoft Windows operating systems - Apple Support for your specific Mac.


Also, on the OSX side look in About This Mac -> More Info -> System Report -> Bluetooth and post the hardware information so non-Apple drivers can also be located/tested.

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Aug 9, 2015 2:54 AM in response to Lxixboss In response to Lxixboss

1) Download from http://kb.parallels.com/Attachments/kcs-6577/AppleBluetoothBroadcomInstaller64.e xe


2) Extract the AppleBluetoothBroadcomInstaller64.exe with 7zip or anything else


3) Go to Device manager find the bluetooth device problem :


4) Update Driver Software > Browser my computer for driver software > let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer > Have Disk > Browse the extracted folder > OK > Next > Close


5) Its should worked again.

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Jul 29, 2015 2:01 PM in response to Lxixboss In response to Lxixboss

1.) Launch Boot Camp Assistant
2.) Choose "Download the latest Windows support software from Apple" (FAT formatted external USB drive needed)
3.) Boot into Windows 10
4.) Open "BootCamp" folder on your USB drive and double click "setup.exe"


This worked on a 15" Retina MacBook Pro mid 2014 running Windows 10 Pro.

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Jul 21, 2015 12:27 PM in response to Lxixboss In response to Lxixboss

So this may be a little risky, but... there's a freeware app called Bluetooth Driver Installer. I just ran 1.0.1.98 Beta 64-bit on Windows 10 Professional 10240 (presumably RTM). Assuming this app is safe (I crossed my fingers), it does create a restore point before it starts installing, so if it screws anything up, you should be able to roll back. The first time I ran it, it failed because it couldn't write to C:\Windows\inf\bth.inf. Here's a workaround...


Browse to the file, right click, click Properties. On the 'Security' tab, click 'Advanced'. 'Owner' should show 'TrustedInstaller'. Change it to your username. Hit OK, OK, OK, etc. a few times to get out of the properties dialog. Then pull up the properties on it again, go back to the 'Security' tab. Hit 'Edit' and add 'Everyone' - Full Control. Now the installer works. In Device Manager, it shows up under the Bluetooth sub-tree as 'Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator', 'Microsoft Bluetooth LE Enumerator', and 'My new generic Bluetooth adapter'.


Afterwards, I recommend putting all the bth.inf permissions back to the way they were. Edit the permissions again and remove the 'Everyone' permission you created. Then click 'Advanced'. Click 'Change' next to the Owner. You have to type in 'NT Service\TrustedInstaller' (this won't show up in search results, so just type/copy+paste it w/o the ''s). Hit OK a bunch of times and you're all set.


I just did this a few minutes ago so I don't know whether Windows 10 will undo the modifications one day. Also sfc /scannow may not like it.

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Feb 3, 2015 5:56 AM in response to Lxixboss In response to Lxixboss

Try Windows 8 drivers from Boot Camp: System requirements for Microsoft Windows operating systems - Apple Support for your specific Mac.


Also, on the OSX side look in About This Mac -> More Info -> System Report -> Bluetooth and post the hardware information so non-Apple drivers can also be located/tested.

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Jul 21, 2015 12:27 PM in response to Lxixboss In response to Lxixboss

So this may be a little risky, but... there's a freeware app called Bluetooth Driver Installer. I just ran 1.0.1.98 Beta 64-bit on Windows 10 Professional 10240 (presumably RTM). Assuming this app is safe (I crossed my fingers), it does create a restore point before it starts installing, so if it screws anything up, you should be able to roll back. The first time I ran it, it failed because it couldn't write to C:\Windows\inf\bth.inf. Here's a workaround...


Browse to the file, right click, click Properties. On the 'Security' tab, click 'Advanced'. 'Owner' should show 'TrustedInstaller'. Change it to your username. Hit OK, OK, OK, etc. a few times to get out of the properties dialog. Then pull up the properties on it again, go back to the 'Security' tab. Hit 'Edit' and add 'Everyone' - Full Control. Now the installer works. In Device Manager, it shows up under the Bluetooth sub-tree as 'Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator', 'Microsoft Bluetooth LE Enumerator', and 'My new generic Bluetooth adapter'.


Afterwards, I recommend putting all the bth.inf permissions back to the way they were. Edit the permissions again and remove the 'Everyone' permission you created. Then click 'Advanced'. Click 'Change' next to the Owner. You have to type in 'NT Service\TrustedInstaller' (this won't show up in search results, so just type/copy+paste it w/o the ''s). Hit OK a bunch of times and you're all set.


I just did this a few minutes ago so I don't know whether Windows 10 will undo the modifications one day. Also sfc /scannow may not like it.

Jul 21, 2015 12:27 PM

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Jul 29, 2015 2:01 PM in response to Lxixboss In response to Lxixboss

1.) Launch Boot Camp Assistant
2.) Choose "Download the latest Windows support software from Apple" (FAT formatted external USB drive needed)
3.) Boot into Windows 10
4.) Open "BootCamp" folder on your USB drive and double click "setup.exe"


This worked on a 15" Retina MacBook Pro mid 2014 running Windows 10 Pro.

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Aug 9, 2015 2:54 AM in response to Lxixboss In response to Lxixboss

1) Download from http://kb.parallels.com/Attachments/kcs-6577/AppleBluetoothBroadcomInstaller64.e xe


2) Extract the AppleBluetoothBroadcomInstaller64.exe with 7zip or anything else


3) Go to Device manager find the bluetooth device problem :


4) Update Driver Software > Browser my computer for driver software > let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer > Have Disk > Browse the extracted folder > OK > Next > Close


5) Its should worked again.

Aug 9, 2015 2:54 AM

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Aug 15, 2015 5:23 AM in response to The Beebstar In response to The Beebstar

ridhoyp's solution :


1) Download from http://kb.parallels.com/Attachments/kcs-6577/AppleBluetoothBroadcomInstaller64.e xe


2) Extract the AppleBluetoothBroadcomInstaller64.exe with 7zip or anything else


3) Go to Device manager find the bluetooth device problem :


4) Update Driver Software > Browser my computer for driver software > let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer > Have Disk > Browse the extracted folder > OK > Next > Close


5) Its should worked again.

Aug 15, 2015 5:23 AM

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Question: Where can I find Windows 10 Bluetooth drivers for my mid-2011 Macbook Pro?