Turning on bluetooth with windows 8

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  1. Tpcorr

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    Hi. trying to figure out how to turn on my Bluetooth on my m15x. I recently updated to windows 8. Alienware support won't help me because my laptop originally came with win7. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Hello Tom.
    First make sure that the driver installed correctly and the Bluetooth module isn't disabled in the BIOS.
    Go to Settings, in the charms bar > Change PC settings > In the list on the left, find and click on Wireless > here you should find the Bluetooth toggle.
     
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    Did this help out? Does the bluetooth appear on the device manager?
     
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    To get Bluetooth for the M15x running on Windows 8, install this driver (Dell Wireless 380 Bluetooth Driver - Driver Details | Dell US) and, after that is done (maybe reboot in between these two steps) install the Widcomm Bluetooth Software Update (Bluetooth Software Download | Broadcom).

    Even though the card inside our computers is a 370, the 380 driver will work just fine. These two driver packages are what allowed me to get Bluetooth working perfectly on the M15x on Windows 8.1
     
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    Thanks for all the help. I'm passing this info along to my son, and will report back on his progress. It seems to be a windows 8 issue, since his Bluetooth worked fine when he had win7 installed.
     
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