I have a Acer w500 and I tried everything to make it start working. I tried install the latest drivers for windows 8 made for w500 and w7 by acer. for artheros Bluetooth. then I read a solution on blog that said to install the windows 7 drivers by changing the compatibility mode to windows 7 and running the install. I have posted that as a reference below.
I don't care about the stupid g sensor. but please make this Bluetooth thing work.
in the wireless section the Bluetooth icon just keeps coming as grey in colour and I can't move it at all. if the drivers are not installed, It doesn't even come up. but after I install the drivers any or all the drivers, it comes as grey.
HELP ME FIX THIS!
I have posted a link to the photo of how it looks, in my Facebook account
have a look at it, or if you can understand the problem from my explanation itself, please help me out! Also if there is a solution that could be used in windows 8 for 64 bit do let me know.
P.S: I am running windows 8 enterprise version, could that be the reason?
its not the enterprise N.;
just the regular enterprise!
Hi,Thank you for posting Windows 8. I will help you to find a resolution regarding the driver issue.Are you using Acer Iconia tab W500?
I would suggest you to download the G-Sensor and Bluetooth drivers for Windows 7 operating system from the manufacturer website and install it in Windows 7 compatibility mode and check if that help.Refer this article if you are using Acer Iconia Tab W500.
Drivers & Downloads
Follow these steps to install the drivers in compatibility mode.a. Download the drivers from the manufacturer’s website.
b. Right-click on the driver and click on properties.
c. Click on the ‘compatibility’ tab and check the box "Run this program in compatibility mode for” and select Windows 7 operating system from the drop down.
d. Click on ‘Apply’ and click ‘OK’ and run the file to install it.
Note: Since Windows 8 has just released yet not all drivers are going to work with it. Some drivers are very specific about the operating system version, so you might have to wait until the manufacturer releases Windows 8 drivers (if they make them for your model).If the issue still persists, I would suggest you to contact Acer support for further assistance
Hope this information helps. Please reply back with the status so that we could assist you better.