08-18-2011 12:21 AM
08-18-2011 09:26 AM - edited 08-18-2011 09:33 AM
New BT driver has been released, do use this one instead rather than updating it via Microsoft Update.
BT File here
BT File txt here
1. Used Roll Back Driver to Uninstall and Delete ThinkPad Bluetooth 3.0 07/20/2011 126.96.36.1995,
with automatic Windows driver install to ThinkPad Bluetooth 3.0 12/16/2010 188.8.131.521
2. Uninstalled ThinkPad Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Software 06/10/2011 184.108.40.2060,
leaving system with ThinkPad Bluetooth 3.0 12/16/2010 220.127.116.111
3. Installed Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Software II 18.104.22.16800 2011/08/15,
which actually installs driver 07/01/2011 22.214.171.1241 [could this be made any more confusing?]
No annoying startup "ding" -- problem solved -- thank you.
HOWEVER: Windows Update again offers "Broadcom Corporation - Bus Controllers and Ports - ThinkPad Bluetooth 3.0 (released July 2011, published 08/11/2011), which installs ThinkPad Bluetooth 3.0 07/20/2011 126.96.36.1995, a later driver version. What now?!
08-19-2011 11:15 AM - edited 08-19-2011 11:24 AM
The update is only the "optional" update in Windows or is it a recommended one?
08-21-2011 11:08 PM
08-21-2011 11:23 PM
Since its a optional update from MS, there is no need to update it and I would recommend using the one provided by Lenovo as it has been verified by Broadcom and Lenovo engineers.
All hardware drivers from Windows Update are optional.
I can't imagine how it could get there without the involvement of Lenovo and/or Broadcom.
The problem for me is that my clients can't be expected not to install "ThinkPad" items from Windows Update.
If Lenovo really doesn't want something like this going out through Windows Update,
then it should take that up with Microsoft and/or Broadcom.
09-02-2011 05:58 AM
I've emailed the team on this issue, pending their feedback.
07-11-2012 02:34 AM - edited 07-11-2012 02:43 AM