Let me help you with this.
It is important to mention that updates include fixes for some issues so when there is a new update it does not necessarily mean you computer needs it but try the following steps to update the software:
- Update the computer BIOS to latest.
- Run all windows updates. We have found that they are releasing many fixes for BT issues.
- Uninstall the current driver and download the latest here:
Same problem as OP
Installed a new 7260 w/ BT
Used intel web site to automatically install drivers
wifi works fine
BT works only using fsquirt nothing shows up in "my computer"
when I check for intel updates it says there's a new update try to install and get choice to repair or remove
I choose repair it installs then bsod with KERNAL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE
reboot - uninstall bt driver update -reboot - reinstall update
when I check for intel updates it says there's a new update again
So I checked for new Windows 8.1 x64 updates yesterday (I check for updates almost every single day, so this one came yesterday) and it installed this one:
Intel - WLAN CSB - Intel(R) Wireless-N 7260
Installation date: 8/21/2014 16:41
Installation status: Succeeded
Update type: Optional
Intel WLAN CSB software update released in July, 2014
Help and Support:
I've done the Intel Driver Update Utility scan, and now it does not detect that I have an old Bluetooth driver. It's funny because I still have installed the driver 17.0.1428.1 for Bluetooth, and the driver 126.96.36.199 for the Intel Wireless-N 7260.
OK, I've downloaded again the very latest driver version for Bluetooth and Intel Wireless-N 7260:
Bluetooth 17.1.1406.01 x64:
Intel Wireless-N 7260 17.0.6 x64: (drivers only)
I've installed both and restarted. This is what I have:
Version I download and install: 17.1.1406.01
Version Device Manager detects: 17.0.1428.1
Version Intel Driver Update Utility detects: 17.0.1401.0428
Version I download and install: 17.0.6
Version Device Manager detects: 188.8.131.52
Version Intel Driver Update Utility detects: 184.108.40.206
What the hell?
PD: now Intel Driver Update Utility says I'm using the current driver version in both Bluetooth and Wireless-N 7260. So the problem is solved after that Windows Update I've posted in the previous message. BUT I see the that there should be at least 2 warnings, cause none of the 2 drivers are up to date according to Device Manager.
I've uninstalled the 2 Bluetooth programs, reboot, re-installed the latest version, and everything is the same. BUT now I can't send archives via Bluetooth to my laptop. I can send from laptop to mobile, but not viceversa. This happened to me weeks ago. The cause is that there's a service/program named Btmshellex that should start up with Windows, and now there's no such a program in the Start Up Tab in Task Manager. How can I fix it?