I have a Dell XPS 9550 laptop with Windows 10, which uses the Dell Wireless 1830 Wifi + Bluetooth card. My bluetooth mouse connected and worked fine. I tried to connect a Plantronics Backbeat 505 bluetooth headphones to the laptop, it would pair but not connect. After much trial & error the solution is this:
- Download and install
- Update the drivers for
And this worked! Hurray!
Update 1: The bluetooth headphones are still working but the audio is a bit choppy. I don’t have a solution for that yet.
After you install Windows 10 you’ll notice that the num lock will be off during start up. Use this Registry hack to fix that:
- Open regedit.exe
- Go to “HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard”
- Find the key “InitialKeyboardIndicators”, it should be “2147483648”
- Change it to “2147483650” (which is just the old value + 2)
Don’t install the Corsair Utility Engine on Windows 10, I wasn’t recognizing my mouse. Use the previous software, look for “M65-setup-091913.zip”.
My Windows 7 desktop was getting a little slow and since I had reserved my free copy of Windows 10 I decided to upgrade. I also decided to switch to SSD. Since the Windows 10 upgrade was free there’s no license key so you have to upgrade your Windows 7 installation and then you can do a clean install.
Here are my steps:
- Backup my Windows 7 hard drive
- Upgrade to Windows 10
- Download the Windows 10 ISO
- Switch to SSD
- Install Windows 10
- When it asks for you a license key, press skip. Windows will activate automatically.
After that I followed these instructions to optimize the SSD usage; move pagefile, disable indexing, etc.
I also moved the entire User profiles directory to my second drive with these instructions. Additionally I noticed that some apps (OneDrive) was still looking for C:\Users so I created a symlink back to D:\Users.