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  1. Greetings,

    I upgraded my M15x to Windows 8.1 64bit (clean install) and had no other problems with any other components during the process - save one - the Broadcom Wireless 370 Bluetooth Mini-card adapter.

    The drivers on Dell's site are outdated, not above Win7, and Windows 8.1 even prevents an attempted installation of them; flagging it as being a potential bluescreen/brick issue.

    Unfortunately, Bluetooth's auto-detect/install package from Bluetooth Software Download | Broadcom didn't detect the hardware or help here either.

    Any ideas or suggestions? TIA.

  2. Just go to dell support website, enter your laptop tag and you will see all the drivers you need. I'm almost 100% sure that you will not find windows 8 drivers, but the ones for win 7 work well on win8. I have windows 8 installed on my m15x for a few months now and like it, gaming is not affected in any way, I did not encounter any problems with it, it boots faster than windows 7.

    If it's the first time you are reinstalling windows and you want everything to look the same as before, google: "restore the alienware look and feel"

    I'm running Win8.1 on my M15x just fine with a little tweaking, and one big problem remaining. Other than that, it's running REALLY well.

    Most of the drivers I needed were picked up just fine during a clean install of the OS install. Dell's drivers on the site for the Alienware OSD stuff and some peripherals were fine, even though the video drivers and some other's were out of date. Nvidia's site fixed that fine.

    The real problem I have remaining is with the Broadcom Wireless 370 Bluetooth Mini-card, which the Dell driver's won't work with on Windows 8.1, and Broadcom's site won't detect the hardware correctly. Any advice would be welcomed.

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