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Microsoft has created an update for system and device manufacturers that adds native support in Windows XP for Bluetooth wireless technology. This update permits Windows to work with several types of devices that implement Bluetooth wireless technology, such as personal computer peripherals and personal computer companions. This update can be distributed to customers under license agreement with Microsoft. If you are not a system or device manufacturer, contact the manufacturer of your Bluetooth wireless technology device to obtain this update.
To add support for Bluetooth wireless technology to Windows XP, system and device manufacturers can contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain this update. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The typical support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.The English version of this Hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel. The following files are contained in the English version of the x86 update package (Q323183_WXP_SP2_x86_Enu.exe):
Note: You must have Windows XP SP 1 installed to apply this update. The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.
Media Center Technical Support
Because Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition was included with your hardware device or system, the hardware manufacturer provides technical support and assistance for this software. Your manufacturer may have customized the installation with unique components such as specific device drivers and optional settings to maximize the performance of that manufacturer's hardware. If you require technical help with Windows XP Media Center Edition, contact your manufacturer directly because the manufacturer is best qualified to support the software that the manufacturer has installed on the hardware.
For more information about Bluetooth Wireless Technologies, visit the following Microsoft Web site: