How to Update Generic Bluetooth Radio Driver for Windows 11,10


A generic Bluetooth radio driver is the default driver in Windows, and it helps the operating system read the connected Bluetooth device. However, you may encounter issues connecting the Bluetooth device when the system cannot locate the Bluetooth driver. Furthermore, Bluetooth may stop working & if the latest version of Bluetooth is incompatible with the generic Bluetooth driver.

So, here in this post, we will help fix “generic Bluetooth radio driver error Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, & 7.”

What is Generic Bluetooth Radio?

The default Bluetooth driver provided by Windows that helps connect Bluetooth devices is the Generic Bluetooth driver.

Best Way To Update Generic Bluetooth Radio Driver

If you want to update the generic Bluetooth radio driver quickly and easily, we recommend using Advanced Driver Updater. The utility soon detects and updates obsolete drivers.

In addition, as a precaution, the utility creates a comprehensive backup of previous drivers and allows you to schedule driver scanning.

Click the icon below to get this outstanding driver update tool:

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How to know there’s a problem with the generic driver?

Follow these steps to identify whether the generic Bluetooth radio driver is missing or corrupt:

Step 1: Press Windows + X  > Device Manager.

Step 2: Go to the Bluetooth section > double-click on it > if the generic Bluetooth radio driver shows an exclamation mark, there is a problem with the driver.

generic bluetooth radio

To fix the issue, follow the steps explained below.

Best Ways to Update Generic Bluetooth Radio Drivers

Once you’ve determined that there’s an issue with the driver, follow these steps to update the driver:

Option 1. Download and Install a Generic Bluetooth Driver From the Official Site

You need technical expertise, time, and patience to manually update the generic Bluetooth radio driver from the official website.  To learn how to update it from the official website, follow these steps:

1. Visit your Bluetooth manufacturer’s website.
2. Look for the corresponding driver.
3. Unzip the downloaded file > double-click to install the driver update > & complete the installation.
4. Restart the system to apply changes, and that’s all.

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Option 2. Get the Latest Generic Bluetooth Driver Installed Through Device Manager

You may use the built-in Device Manager to update the generic Bluetooth radio driver. To use it, take these steps:

Step 1. Press Windows + X > Device Manager.
Step 2. Double-click the Bluetooth adapters > right-click on the generic Bluetooth radio driver > Update driver.

device manager
Step 3. Select “Search automatically for drivers.”

search automatically for drivers
Step 4. Wait for Windows to search for the generic Bluetooth driver software update. If the update is available, it will be automatically updated.  If not, you will have to update Windows.
Step 5. Restart the system to apply changes.

To check for Windows updates, press Windows + I > click on the ‘Update & Security option.

windows setting

  • From the right panel, press the ‘Check for updates’ button. Windows will now check for available updates; if available, they will be automatically updated.
  • Restart the system.

Option 3 . Automatically Update Generic Radio Driver

Advanced Driver Updater is the easiest way to update the generic Bluetooth radio driver, the best driver updating tool.

1. Download and install Advanced Driver Updater on your computer.

2. Launch the tool and scan your PC using Advanced Driver Updater to find the faulty generic Bluetooth driver.

Advanced Driver Updater
3. click the “Update driver ” button on the tool’s interface to update the driver. If you are using the trial version, you will have to update each driver individually. However, if you are a registered user, you can update all outdated drivers by clicking Update All.

update all outdated driver
4. Once this is done, restart the system to apply changes, and that is it.

This will update generic radio Bluetooth drivers.

Bonus Tip – Uninstall/Reinstall Generic Bluetooth Radio Driver

If updating the driver doesn’t help fix the issue, try uninstalling and reinstalling the Generic Bluetooth driver. Follow the steps below to uninstall and reinstall the driver:

  1. Press Windows + R to open the Run window.
  2. Type devmgmt.msc and press the Enter key.type command in run search bar to open device manager
  3. Double-click the Bluetooth category to expand it and find the Generic Bluetooth Radio driver.device manager bluetooth
  4. Right-click on it and select Uninstall device.uninstall device
  5. Click the Action tab and click Scan for hardware changes.
  6. Restart the PC after completing the process. Windows will now install the missing driver. This should help.

FAQ-Generic Bluetooth Radio Driver

How do I get a generic Bluetooth radio driver?

Press Windows + I to open Settings.

Click on Update & Security > Windows Update.

Click the Check for updates button (if applicable).

Click the View optional updates option > click the Driver updates tab > select the driver to update > click the Download and Install button.

Restart the PC to apply changes.

How do I connect my generic Bluetooth radio?

Step 1: Press Windows + X > Device Manager.

Step 2: Double-click the Bluetooth section > right-click the generic Bluetooth radio driver > click Update driver.

Step 3. Select “Search automatically for driver update.”

Step 4. Windows will search for available updates and install them.

Step 5. Restart the system to apply changes.

How can I install Bluetooth without an adapter?

No, you cannot. A Bluetooth adapter, whether external or internal, is needed for the job to be done.


Hopefully, using the abovementioned process, you can install the most recent version of the generic Bluetooth adapter driver and resolve the Bluetooth issue. If you want to update your drivers quickly, we recommend Advanced Driver Updater. You may upgrade old drivers and improve PC performance in no time by using it.

If you have any other queries, contact the support team at Also, share your feedback in the comments section below.


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