Dell Inspiron N5010 Windows 8 Bluetooth FIX

Windows 8 had great start in previous days, and my Dell Inspiron N5010 didn’t supported Bluetooth drivers, i searched many websites  but everywhere is was mentioned that N5010 doesn’t have a bluetooth drivers support for WIndows 8. But then i found a quick fix. Follow the below steps :

Step 1

Run 15r BTOOTH.exe (your bluetooth driver for Windows 7).

Your files will get extracted in C:DellR273948

Step 2

Goto the path C:delldriversR273948Win64.

Locate BTW.msi and run it in compatibility mode.


It will start installing and in the end it will ask did it worked fine well in compatibility mode, Press Yes.

You are done. Enjoy.


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  1. It is not installing still we changed it to compatible mode inn it’s properties and pressed OK, and double clicked BTW.msi file. Same problem occuring. SO send the solution to my mail id .
    Thank u

  2. what is your model no. ? is it 64bit ??

  3. Run Inst.exe from the same folder (win64) and it should work, … comment if it did work 😀

  4. Run Inst.exe in comp mode ( win 7)– worked fine…. thank u!

  5. Thanks.. 🙂 Inst.exe worked

  6. Hello
    I have inspiron 15 n5010. I have dual boot win7-64 and win8-64. Win 8 is not recognizing the bluetooth. I tried your fix. I found a file DPInst.exe in win7 Partition Drivers folder. But when I tried to run it in compatibility mode in win8 it gave a message during the test the program that DPinst.exe will not execute on your current configuration. I don’t have the 15r bluetooth.exe file. Can you help me? Thank you

  7. Debashis(Debsbond008)

    These valuable tricks like Inst.exe or BTW.msi described in the community forum which worked for many users…but unfortunately not for me so I searched for it and I get Broadcom WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software Drivers version from Lenovo.This time this driver works fine with out any compatibility issue…….may be work well for you…

    This driver supports a lot of Bluetooth devices and Windows 8 x64/x86

    Download link:

  8. it is not working with win 8 64 bit
    how i install bluetooth software for this plz reply
    thank u…

  9. my pc model is dell inspiron n5010
    reply must….

  10. My pc is DELL Inspiron N5010. but this didn’t working on mine…..
    Any other ways……..???

  11. Hi
    I found the fixed solution of this problem. i have the same problem some times ago but now its fixed.
    its solution is that you can use lenove driver in dell n5010 i found this solution on

    you can download that driver and install (no compatibility troubleshooting Issue )

  12. Thanks man it worked for me

  13. thanks…………………………

  14. thank u.installed and working.damin iste dadash

  15. thanks Arman and Shubham
    inst.exe worked for me….

  16. can you help me for N5010 ATI graphic card drive

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