Get Bluetooth Working on Windows 10 on Mac Book Pro

This worked for me; it might not work for you. Remember I’m just same random guy on the internet so I take no responsibility for anything that happens to your machine. Okay?

The Problem

As yet (5th Aug 2015) there’s no official support from Apple for Windows 10 running through Boot Camp. So, when I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to 10, I was expecting there to be a couple of issues. One of these was a lack of Bluetooth. Also getting the fn key working.

But, it turns out to be easy to fix.

Get the Driver

The driver for Windows 8.1 works with 10, so you just need to grab that.

Go to and find your machine in the list. You want to look for the zip file download of the Boot Camp Assistant software.

For me, it was this one:

MacBook Pro  (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) - Windows 64-but

Download that file (it’s pretty big – 882Mb for my one) and unzip that once done.

Install the Driver

Inside the unpacked folder, go into the BootCamp folder and then into the $WinPEDriver$ folder under that.

The driver needs to be installed via device manager so just confirm that the AppleBluetoothBroadcom64 folder is there for now.

In Windows, open up device manager (the easiest way to do this is just hit the Windows key and type ‘device manager’ – it’ll be the first result).

Expand other devices and you should see an unknown device.

Right click it and select Update driver software.

Chose the second option on the pop up to browse your computer for the driver software.

Browse to the $WinPEDriver$ from your downloads and select that. Make sure Include subfolders is checked and then click Next and Windows will install the Bluetooth driver for your Mac Book.

Kevin Wilson

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7 thoughts on “Get Bluetooth Working on Windows 10 on Mac Book Pro

  1. Great information. New install of Boot Camp Windows 10 on a mid-2012 Macbook Pro Retina. Everything went smoothly, except for missing Bluetooth support. Device Manager is now happy again, and all Bluetooth devices as well. Thanks!

  2. This works on older hardware. Brand new hardware does not play nice with bluetooth.
    We have 1 27″ iMac 2016 and 21″ iMac 2016 running windows 10 and the bluetooth installs fine but randomly stops working for either mouse or keyboard. The bluetooth shows its connected but neither mouse or keyboard will talk with the windows OS. Device manager shows nothing is wrong. Bluetooth stack shows connected but dead in the water. Rebooting into OSX and the devices work fine.

    IT may be the newer magic mouse 2 and the bluetooth keyboard use slightly different drivers.

    I haven’t tried upgrading from 8.1 but we have reinstalled the drivers. Tried third party software and pretty much every thing you could think of and the mouse and keyboard will only ever work for a small amount of time before dying.

    Any suggestions?

  3. attention to Cam

    Ran into same issue with windows 10 Ver 1511 running on mac mini late 2012 with the new boot camp 6. I found that if i went to the windows control panel under Bluetooth then unpaired / repaired and reconnected that the magic mouse and keyboard would work consistently. After my upgrade to the new windows anniversary edition Version 1607 the mouse and keyboard fail to connect completely. We may have to wait until Apple updates boot camp “”””again””” Frustrated I went back to using my wired keyboard and apple mouse disabling Bluetooth completely for the time being.


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