How to Reinstall Bluetooth Driver in Windows 10

Are you feeling the need to set up Bluetooth and its driver in Windows 10 PC? It is a preferable way to connect an additional wireless device with the computer. However, sometimes Bluetooth is unable to connect with the network or refuse to work on the system. Basically, its driver does not allow you to set up the device properly on your PC. If that’s the case, then you should Reinstall Bluetooth Driver in Windows 10 to bring things back to normal.

Most of the time, it is the faulted or outdated driver that causes various issues to the Bluetooth connectivity. So, the reinstallation of the driver will help you to connect your PC to other peripheral devices. So, before you proceed with anything, ensure to note down the driver details such as its name and version. Doing so will eventually assist you in finding the same driver on the manufacturer’s website.

Reinstall Bluetooth Driver in Windows 10

Here is how to Reinstall Bluetooth Driver in Windows 10 –

1. Check the version number of the driver

Step-1: Press ‘Win+R‘ hotkeys altogether to open Run dialog box. Here, type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter. It will open Device Manager window on the PC’s screen.

Step-2: It contains the list of installed device drivers and their related information on the computer. Now, expand the Bluetooth option in the list of devices by double-clicking on it.

Step-3: After that right click on the Bluetooth device such as Realtek Bluetooth Adapter or Intel ® Wireless Bluetooth and opt the Properties option from the menu.

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Step-4: Navigate to the Driver tab where you can find its details.

Step-5: Write down the name and version of your wireless Bluetooth adapter as it will help you in downloading the right driver.

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2. Uninstall Bluetooth Driver in Windows 10

Note – Once you uninstall the present wireless driver, your Bluetooth adapter will stop working and hence you won’t be able to download the new driver unless you have an Ethernet connection.

At first, jointly click WIN logo and X key and then access Device Manager by tapping on its option.

Double click on the Bluetooth option where you will get all network adapters connected with your PC.

Now, locate your Bluetooth device, put a right-click on it. You will find the Uninstall device option, click on it. If prompted, again click Uninstall to confirm the deletion of selected driver.

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Note: If you are using older versions of Windows 10 then you will get the Uninstall option.

When the removal process of the selected Driver will be over, restart Windows 10 PC. Make sure to reboot the system to avoid driver issues later.

3. Reinstall the Bluetooth Driver in Windows 10

Go to your PC manufacturer’s Bluetooth website. Here, search for the name of your wireless Bluetooth card which you wrote down earlier. It will help you to find the correct version of Bluetooth Driver.

Once you find the desired Bluetooth Driver, press on the link to visit its product page.

Download Bluetooth driver according to your system’s configuration on your computer.

Go to the Download folder and double click on the downloaded .exe new driver’s setup. Again make a click on the Install button, then Next.

Thereafter follow the onscreen guidelines to properly finish the installation. At last, perform a reboot on your PC.

Now press on the Bluetooth icon located on the taskbar to see all available Bluetooth Devices. Hope your Bluetooth device reinstalls and device will be working properly.

Note: Reinstalling the Bluetooth Driver will erase all the earlier Bluetooth Devices and its pairing password from your computer. Now you have to connect all those devices again to your laptop by pairing them up.

For reference, read our article on How to Pair And Unpair Bluetooth Devices on Windows 10.

4. Start Bluetooth Services

If you are constantly fiddling with the Bluetooth driver, you should make an attempt to check as well start Bluetooth services. Go through the below sequence of steps.

Access the Run command window by pressing Win+R hotkeys together. Here type services.msc and press Enter to continue. This will immediately launch the Services window on your PC.

Now go to the right pane and make a right click on Bluetooth Support Service. From the context menu, click on the Restart option.

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Again double-click on the Bluetooth Support service and let its Properties dialog box appear on the PC screen. Here, under the General tab, change the Startup type to Automatic. Then press Apply and OK to save the modifications.

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You can also Run Bluetooth Troubleshooter in Windows 10.

Just follow the above simple steps carefully and you will be able to Reinstall Bluetooth Driver in Windows 10 pretty easily.

About Sunita
Love to play with Windows 10. Suggestion - Going for Registry change or system files edit then remember to take a backup or create a restore point before Starting.


  1. Problem: BT USB dongle functioned OK on Win7. After upgrade to Win10, after inserting USB Bluetooth device, Win10 announces this by sound, but there is NO Bluetooth device found on a list of Device Manager…So, how to install a driver for it??

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