Windows 10: Can't remove Microsoft Bluetooth Drivers, tried everything I know.

  1.    26 Sep 2015 #1

    Can't remove Microsoft Bluetooth Drivers, tried everything I know.

    Exactly as the title says, I'm having quite a bit of trouble removing the generic bluetooth drivers that Windows installs for you. Those have to be gone if I want to install Toshiba Bluetooth Stacks, which I need in order to use my Wii U Pro Controller in my computer. I've gone through a few methods to try this out and all have failed.

    I started out by simply uninstalling the drivers on the device manager (or whatever it is called in English). Didn't work, as the drivers were back when I had to plug in my dongle to complete the installation for TBS. When I tried this in Windows 7, it worked flawlessly, yet in Windows 10 this method did not work. Afterwards, I tried deactivating the forced driver signature, as well as make it so Windows Update doesn't automatically download any drivers it finds suitable. On top of this, I traveled into the INF folder of my Windows folder to do steps that Microsoft recommended: rename bth.inf to bth.inf.old and bth.pnf to bth.pnf.old. With all this, it should in theory work right? Nope, it didn't. Not even after a reset.

    My last attempt involved unplugging my PC from the Internet as a first step, followed by everything else listed above and then a reset. The drivers were still back, bth.inf and bth.pnf somehow magically appearing in my Windows folder when I have no Internet access. I'm at a loss as to what I'm supposed to do. Anyone care to help?
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  2.    26 Sep 2015 #2

    Hi! I'm sure you have been here. This is all I could find. If you're
    familiar with the register, you might have to go there. You may have to use a program like file assassin.
    Malwarebytes has a free program. I have never used it, so you're on your own, but Malwarebytes can be trusted.
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       26 Sep 2015 #3

    CCleaner has an uninstall built in as well you will find it in tools I have used that when had a stubborn driver or program to remove that you could not remove any other way.
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  4.    26 Sep 2015 #4

    I am not familiar with the registry sadly. I have no idea about what keys I should be looking to delete. I'm in doubt as to what exactly I should do with File Assassin too, and nor did that Microsoft link or CCleaner help. Thank you both for the effort though.

    Anyone else got any idea on how to deal with this?
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  5.    26 Sep 2015 #5

    Hi! Malwarebytes File assassin is not a tool to use unless you feel secure using it and have a way of undoing what you remove.
    Here's how to use it. Please do not use the tool if you don't know what you're doing. That's all the advise I have. Have you tried REVO uninstaller ??
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