Category Archives: Windows 10

5 Ways to Download and Update Bluetooth Drivers for Windows 10, 8 and 7

Have you ever encounter problems such as not working Bluetooth, Bluetooth missing and no drivers to be found for peripheral devices when you are trying to upgrade your system from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10? These are the reminders that are telling you that you need to upgrade your latest Bluetooth drivers and keep them updated with your current system such as Windows 10.

Why/When it happened?

1. When you upgrade the system, the new system file may not contained the drivers that are right for your new system. Since there is a time difference between the release of the new system and the release of the drivers, not to mention drivers for device such as Bluetooth, which is not a mainstream device and Microsoft may be even put it in the system fie.

2. If your Bluetooth driver is supported by Windows 7 and Windows 8, then you will find it working just fine when you upgrade your system from Windows 7 to Windows 8. But when you try to upgrade your system from Windows 8 to Windows 10, you will find your Bluetooth not working since the Bluetooth drivers might not be supported by Windows 10. Therefore, you will need to update your Windows 10 Bluetooth drivers.

Top 5 solutions to help you fix unavailable Bluetooth problem on Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP

We know that to use your Bluetooth peripheral devices, first you need a Bluetooth driver to help your Bluetooth adapter connect to your computer.

Way 1: Fix no driver found for Bluetooth Peripheral Device on Windows 10

This is quite a normal problem on Windows 10 system which can also be fixed quite easily. In addition, you can solve all the Windows 10 update drivers problem at a time. This could count as an automatic solution for your Bluetooth drivers on Windows 10.

Fix it with Driver DR(Short for Driver Doctor). Use Driver Dr to scan your computer to see if the Bluetooth drivers are out of date, incompatible missing or there are some errors with them. Moreover, after the update or upgrade of your system, it can also help solve your problems as follows.

  • Automatically scan computer device to generate hardware information and driver information
  • Help to indentify hardware that cannot be detected or recognized by the system
  • Update and download Bluetooth drivers to make sure that they are compatible to Windows 10 system
  • Update other outdated drivers to make them fit with Windows 10 system

Please refer to the following guide step by step. This should be easy and efficient.

Step 1: Download and install this Bluetooth Drivers Updater on your computer.

Download Driver Doctor to fix Bluetooth drivers problem

Step 2: Run the “scan” function to allow the product to scan drivers on your computer.

Step 3: After the scan, recommended Bluetooth drivers for Windows 10 system will be shown on the interface. Click “download” to download and then update the needed driver(s).

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After this, you can try transfer files, movies, photos from and to your computer and devices.

Way 2: Reset the Bluetooth device.

If you cannot find Bluetooth device, you can try to remove it and then connect it again.

1. Go to Start button, and click “Settings” and enter “Devices” to enter the devices list.

windows 10 devices interface
windows 10 devices interface

2. Choose devices that are not working and click “Remove Device”.

3. Click “Add a Bluetooth” and it will refresh the computer, press the reset button on the device.

4. Select “My device is set up and ready to be found” box and next.

5. When the Bluetooth device is found, select it, click “Next” and follow the rest of the wizard.

Note: Problem might not be solved every time you try this method. The system requires a further check of the “Device Manager” after it automatically install the Bluetooth. If an exclamation mark appears on the Bluetooth Adapter, that means you are having an incompatible problem, which means that you are going back to Way 1 to get your problem fixed.

Way 3: Search automatically for Update Bluetooth driver software

If your Bluetooth adapter is incompatible with the new system, try to use Microsoft to update drivers for you device automatically.

Single click on “Bluetooth peripheral device”, press the right key, choose “Properties”. Then choose “Driver”.

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device-manger-update-drivers

Choose “Update Driver”, then enter Microsoft automatically search for update driver software function. And the system will automatically help to search online the driver you need and then download it.

microsoft automatically search to update driver software
microsoft automatically update drivers

This method requires that your Internet connection is working just fine, otherwise, you will not be able to have access to the download page. Apart from that, only some but not all of the drivers’ incompatible problem can be solved. If your problem with your Bluetooth driver still persists, please go back to Way 1 and have a try of our product Driver Doctor.

Way 4: Bluetooth Driver Installer

You will need another tool to help you in this way. Bluetooth Driver Installer is a free Bluetooth drivers download and update software. You can download it from here: Bluetooth Driver Installer.

Tips: Because this software is a simple freeware, and it is not create system restore point, so you need to manually create system restore.

Way 5 is coming soon……

Fix Windows 10 Update Stuck Downloading and Stuck at 0%

As the same on Windows Vista, 7, and 8, Windows update stuck downloading and stuck at 0% on Windows 10 (or at a certain figure)  is also a common problem. When you update the system, the progress bar stays at a point such as 0%, 32%, 45%, 88%, 99% or any other for several hours. And maybe every time you do this, it will stuck, the only different thing is the stuck progress figure. And I faced this for the start 0% when I was trying to download the new updates.

windows 10 update stuck downloading at 0%
windows 10 update stuck downloading at 0%

How to solve stuck downloading when Windows update on Windows 10?

1. Close Windows 10 Update service.
a. Open Command Prompt. Start Run and type “cmd” to open Administrator Command Prompt.
b. You need to enter net stop wuauserv.
This is to stop the ongoing update service. Including the Windows update related service and the downloading service.

2. Clean Windows Update Cache files.
a. Continue type “cd /d %windir%” or “cd\windows
b. Type “rd /s SoftwareDistribution“, and then choose all files in this folder, and delete.
Tips: If you cannot to delete some of the files, reboot your computer. After you restart your computer, follow the above steps again. Then you can delete all Windows Update cache files once.

3. Restart Windows Update service.
a. To do that, enter the Administrator Command Prompt, and enter “net start wuauserv“.

4. Run Windows Update again
So this time, you will be able to download and install the Windows 10 system update smooth without being stuck.

Something about Windows 10 Update

Windows Update for Windows 10 system, is quite different from Windows 8 and 7.

The first change is in the update mechanism, it automatically download and install all the updates by default.

The second is the update interface. It is completed turned into a modern style.

After experience some visible changes, some users find the update function actually seems not useful than before.

Though is default download and install updates automatically, but the download speed is slow, install stuck problem and frequent failure often happens, even need to restart the computer to solve it.

Drivers Update after Big Windows 10 Update

Sometimes, when Windows 10 released a big changes, you maybe download and install the new update service package. But you will find there are some drivers are missing or not compatible with the new update. So maybe you need to check the new version of drivers and then update it. You can try to use Device Manager Windows Update or Driver Doctor to detect and update your drivers.

Fix Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered for Windows 10

When the “Display driver stopped responding and has recovered” problem happens, you will probably see the notification like this:

Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered
Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered error

Question list:

1. Display driver AMD driver stopped responding and has successfully recovered(Windows 10, 8, 7 and Vista)

2. Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered(the other error code are iddmkm, ati2dvag, ati2cqag, ativpk, amd2dvag, amdkmdag, amdvpk, etc)

3. Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, the version 306.02 stopped responding and has successfully recovered (the other versions are version 296.16, version 275.36, version 258.96, version 181.72, etc)

4. Display driver Intel Graphic Accelerator Drivers for Windows Vista(R) stopped responding and has successfully recovered(Intel HD Graphic Drivers for Windows 7(R) and Windows 8(R))

5. ……….

Fix Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered on Windows 10/8/7/Vista

There are mainly for reasons causing problem like this.

1. Your graphic or display driver is an old version. This notification is a reminder for you to download the latest version of graphic drivers from AMD, ATI and NAVIDIA etc.

2. There are too many programs running on the background, especially programs such as videos and games, which could be the major reason for your slow PC.

3. The GPU is taking more time than permitted to display graphics on your monitor.

4. There are some packages in your system that needs to update.

There could be more reasons than the above ones. For example, your graphic card could be too old to process a big amount of images at a time or that the BIOS or chipset driver for your motherboard could be outdated.

Notice: From the AMD, NVIDIA and Microsoft official documents you can only find this problem solutions for Windows Vista and Windows 7, but if your system is Windows 8 and Windows 10, you can also follow this way, it works. But if you are Windows XP users, this error will not happen.

Method One: Update Graphic Driver

Most of the time, this problem will go away if you update your graphic or display card driver to the latest version. This should also be the first thing you consider when you meet this problem. This is also the easiest way to fix the problem.

Use Driver DR to help you download and install the driver that is needed for your computer. Manufacturers such as NVIDIA, AMD, Intel and so on can all be found in our well-founded database.

When the download is complete, please install as instructed. Then double click it to run it on your computer.

Here is how you could use Driver DR to help you with the download and install of the needed driver in details.

Step 1: Scan.
Click “Scan Now” button. Then wait for a few minutes for the scan to finish.

scan
This is what you will see after the scan.

Step 2: Download drivers.
Click “Get Drivers” button to choose the drivers you want to update.
You could choose to download the drivers one by one or download all the drivers to save you time by clicking “Download All”.

Step 3: Install drivers update.
Click “Install” button after the download is finished. Then just leave it to Driver DR, who will help you with the rest of installation.

You can see another article here about how to update graphic drivers.

Method Two: Use Task Manager to End Program

You can go to “Task Manager” to terminate some programs working on the background, especially programs such as video program or gaming process. This will help to release stress for your GPU. You could start “Task Manager” by single clicking taskbar and then right click “Start Task Manager”.

Method Three: Increase the TDR Value Data

As mentioned above, the default setting of the response time of Timeout Detection and Recovery could be one of the causes. The default setting is 2 seconds, so if you set it higher than 2, the problem will be solved.

Step 1: Close all the programs based Windows.

Step 2: Open Registry Editor.
Here is how you do it.
Press the “Start” button on your keyboard.
Type in “regedit” in the box and then press “Enter”. Then choose “Yes”.
regedit

Step 3: Follow the path “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers” to enter GraphicDriver Settings.

Step 4: Delete the old Tdr Delay file.
Find the “TdrDelay” file on the bottom. Right click it, choose the third option to delete it.

registry editor graphic drivers
registry editor graphic drivers page
Delete old response time of Timeout Detection and Recovery file
Delete old response time of Timeout Detection and Recovery file

Step 5: Create a new TdrDelay file.
Right click on the blank space and choose “New”. Choose the right option accordingly(32-bit or 64-bit). Then, rename the file as “TdrDelay”.

add a new tdrdelay file
add a new tdrdelay file

Step 6: Set the Value Data.
Right click “TdrDelay” and choose “Modify” to enter Edit Value Interface. Type in a number above 2, say 8, then set the new created file default value as Zero.

increase tdrdelay value
increase tdrdelay value

As you can see for yourself, this is far more complicated and it might even cause some unwanted problem.

Method Four: Update the System Package

Sometimes you need to update your operating system, whether by using the automatic update of Microsoft, using a third party program or find the drivers on the official websites by yourself.

Method Five: Reset the GPU frequency

If your GPU is overclocked, it is suggested that you set it to below standard or the same as standard. There are many GPU overclocking utilities, such as AMD OverDrive, Gainward Expertool, Sappire Trixx, Zotac Firestorm, Asus GPU Tweak, EVGA Precision, and the King tool MSI Afterburner.

MSI Afterburner is the most popular GPU overclocking utility around the world. It supports almost all the latest version of NVIDIA and AMD graphic card. Users can reset the list things such as: fan speed, core GPU clock’s, shader clock, etc.

Download MSI Afterburner from here: http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm

Follow the installation install this program on your desktop. Double click to run it. And you will see an interface like this:
msi-afterburner-gpu-information
There are five things you need to reset. And for reset the GPU frequency, you can try to reset the Core Clock database, decrease this database or save it as default.

What is GPU?

GPU, short for Graphics Processing Unit, is a concept relative to the CPU, because as modern computer (especially the household system, game enthusiasts) graphics processing becomes more and more important, they need a dedicated graphics core processor.

GPU, equivalent to the role of the CPU in a computer, is the “heart” of graphic card. It determines the class and most of the performance of the graphics card. It is also the main difference between 2D display card and 3D display card. When dealing with 3D graphics and special effects, 2D display chip mainly depends on the CPU processing power, which is known as “soft acceleration”, whilst 3D display chip is integrated the three-dimensional image and the special effects in the centralized processing functions in the display chip, known as “hardware acceleration” function.

Display chip is usually the largest chip on the display card. So the emergence of GPU and GPU improved technology have strengthened the ability of independent processing graphics image of display card. And the overclocking technology further enhances users experience when they are playing games.

Method Six: Update Motherboard/Bios Drivers

If your problem still persists after the update of your graphic drivers, you can try to update the motherboard drivers, since almost all the hardware is related to the motherboard(which applies most to old computers). Hence you need to check if the drivers for the motherboard are outdated, if yes, please find out the latest versions and update them. It usually seen on system before Windows 7.

Method Seven: Cooling Computer

Place your hand on your computer, if you find it too hot, try to turn it off and wait for it to cool down to a normal temperature then turn it on again. If you are using a laptop, you can use the radiator to help you cool down your computer when you are playing games or entertaining yourself in other ways.

The second thing for you to do is to clean the dust off of your graphic card and computer. If you are using a desktop, just open the main box to check and clean the fan that was built within. As for laptop users, a radiator prepared beforehand is necessary since different manufacturers might require different ways of cleaning.

Method Eight: Change Graphic Card

When the graphic card is too old to be fully compatible with new games or to process lots of images at a time, you might need to consider change it for a new one.
Plus, old graphic cards might not support the newly released games as games will be updated at a rather fast speed and therefore require higher configuration graphic support.

Why would “Display Driver Stopped Responding” not happen to Windows XP

To find out the reason why, you need to know what is TDR first. TDR, stands for Timeout Detection and Recovery, is a feature of Microsoft system which was created to detect the graphic card respond to problem in your system.

If Windows system does not receive a response within two seconds, the system will reset the graphic card so as to keep the monitor run smoothly. If your graphic card cannot be set as normal, your computer will likely to be locked up, sometimes there might even be a blue screen or death problem. So “Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered” shows up to inform you that TDR runs normally in your system and it is resetting your graphic card.

TDR only exists in operating system that is above Windows Vista, so you cannot see it on Windows XXP but on Windows 7, Windows 8 , and Windows 10.

Summary: Driver Doctor can solve the “Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered” problem easily with only three steps. If this problem has occurred more than once, it is quite necessary for you to learn how to solve it.

Windows 10 users close to Windows 8.1 Free Upgrade is the main reason

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If you have been paying attention to windows 10 news, you probably already know it installed number is between 81 million to 100 million currently, not to mention 7 million is actively testing Windows 10 new version. But even in such a crazy pace, the market share of Windows 10 challenges Windows 7 is still a long time, but for Windows 8.1, it seems that it will not be used for too long.

According to AdDuplex released the latest statistics today, it shows that Windows 10 is rapidly eroding the market share of Windows 8.1. The survey shows that when combined with Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 PC and flat panel data, Windows 10 has accounted for 39% of these devices, while Windows 8.1 is 61%.

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These data also include devices running Windows RT, they cannot not be upgraded to Windows 10. AdDuplex says after removing Windows RT data, the data show that Windows 10 has a greater share of 41.2%, while Windows 8.1 accounts for 58.8%.

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AdDuplex is an organization that runs Windows Phone and Windows app store applications. The latest statistics come from running the company’s ad SDK 173 Windows 8.1 apps and rule out the impact of Windows8.0 (because SDK does not support Windows8.0). AdDuplex pointed out that some of the Windows 10 is installed on the Windows 7 upgrade, or may be pre-installed on a new PC or tablet. Due to the free upgrade provided by Microsoft, the installation of Windows 10 will be further increased.

8 GadgetPack let you relive 50 small desktop tools on Windows 10

Microsoft introduced a desktop tool in the Windows Vista system, including the clock, calendar, weather, currency conversion, CPU instrument panel and other practical functions. But because of the existence of security risks, Microsoft decided to let it “retirement” in 2012. However, if you want to continue using it in the Windows 8 / 8.1, or even Windows 10, there is a third party solutions – for example, this article will give you an introduction to the 8GadgetPack.

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8 GadgetPack not only provides more than 50 kinds of desktop gadgets, but also without advertising and easy to install. If in the installing process jumping out one or two error tips, you can continue to ignore it.

Simply double-click or drag to put the required tools on the desktop. In addition, you can adjust the transparency and other parameters, all the feelings has no difference in the Vista and Windows 7.

8GadgetPack provides CPU, drive, network, process monitoring, calendar and email reminders, clock, puzzle, unit and currency conversion, as well as weather and Internet radio and other tools.