How to install the Microsoft bluetooth driver?

Posted on 2007-10-06
Last Modified: 2013-12-14
Hi experts,

I have a Mobile Action MA-700 bluetooth USB adapter. I would like to use Microsoft's own bluetooth driver for this, however, when I uninstall the adapter and reinstall the drivers again, I cannot install Microsoft's own driver - the Mobile Action driver automatically comes in first preference.

Is there any way to override this?

Question by:bottlegreen
    LVL 2

    Expert Comment

    What operating system are you runnnig? Have you tried uninstalling the product driver and then plugging in the bluetooth adaptor and letting the OS auto install the default MS driver (built in to the OS?)
    LVL 1

    Author Comment

    Running Windows XP SP2.
    Yes, I've tried uninstalling the product driver and plugging it again, it auto installs the Mobile Action driver which seems to be part of the OS.
    LVL 2

    Expert Comment

    You could try a custom windows update to see if their is a newer Microsoft driver on there to use for your adaptor. I have had problems with drivers from Windows update though, specifically graphics drivers, which can severely impact your system. However you should be fine with a bluetooth driver from there if one is available.
    LVL 3

    Expert Comment

    This is a guide on how to do that, may be vista specific though:



    LVL 1

    Accepted Solution

    After trying all these solutions to no avail, I have finally solved this..for others with the same problem, found a fix on the internet:,1.html

    Thanks for all the support.

    Featured Post

    Live: Real-Time Solutions, Start Here

    Receive instant 1:1 support from technology experts, using our real-time conversation and whiteboard interface. Your first 5 minutes are always free.

    Join & Write a Comment

    This subject  of securing wireless devices conjures up visions of your PC or mobile phone connecting to the Internet through some hotspot at Starbucks. But it is so much more than that. Let’s look at the facts: devices#sthash.eoFY7dic.
    For Sennheiser, comfort, quality and security are high priority areas. This paper addresses the security of Bluetooth technology and the supplementary security that Sennheiser’s Contact Center and Office (CC&O) headsets provide.  
    This Micro Tutorial will show you how to maximize your wireless card to its maximum capability. This will be demonstrated using Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230 wireless card on Windows 8 operating system.
    Viewers will learn how to connect to a wireless network using the network security key. They will also learn how to access the IP address and DNS server for connections that must be done manually. After setting up a router, find the network security…

    746 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    14 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now