I have an Alienware M17x R2 laptop running Windows 8. I have just bought a Microsoft Touch Wedge Mouse and am trying to connect to Bluetooth. Since the M17x R2 Bluetooth drivers are not supported on Windows 8 I have downloaded and installed WIDCOMM Bluetooth drivers which work fine (I can pair with other devices).
Initially the mouse seemed to connect (as it moved on the screen) and an entry appeared in devices, however after just a few minutes the mouse never worked again.
Now, when I try to pair with my new mouse (in discovery mode) Windows 8 sees the mouse and I see the "Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse" icon in my "Searching for devices" dialog. When I click next (mouse still in discovery mode), I always get the message "That didn't work", "Try again, and make sure your mouse is still discoverable.".
I have followed all the Microsoft help pages on Bluetooth mouse connection
but no luck. I have restored to a system restore point before I installed WIDCOMM but this still does not seem to work.