Fix: ‘Please uninstall current Bluetooth installation before continuing’

By: Milan Stanojevic
3 minute read

Users reported certain problems with Windows 10, and one of those problems was “Please uninstall current Bluetooth installation before continuing”. This is an unusual problem, but fortunately for you there are several solutions available.

How to fix “Please uninstall current Bluetooth installation before continuing” error on Windows 10?

Solution 1 – Reinstall / update your Bluetooth driver

Usually these types of errors can occur if your drivers are outdated or corrupted and in order to fix this problem we advise you to reinstall your Bluetooth drivers. To do that, follow these steps:

  1. Press Windows Key + X to open Power User Menu. Select Device Manager from the list.
  2. Once the Device Manager starts, locate your Bluetooth driver, right click it and choose Uninstall.
  3. If available check Delete the driver software for this device and click OK.
  4. After you uninstall the driver close Device Manager and restart your PC.

After your PC restarts you’ll have a default Bluetooth driver installed. If the default driver works well you can continue using it, but if there are any issues just visit your Bluetooth adapter manufacturer’s website and download the latest drivers for your Bluetooth adapter.

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Solution 2 – Delete a specific key from registry

Editing registry can be potentially dangerous and cause system instability if you’re not careful, therefore if you decide to perform this solution use extra caution and be sure to create a backup of your Registry in case anything goes wrong. To find and remove the specific key do the following:

  1. Press Windows Key + R to open the Run dialog and enter regedit. Click OK to press Enter.
  2. Once the Registry Editor starts, go to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{A1439D4F-FD46-47F2-A1D3-FEE097C29A09} key in the left pane.
  3. Right click the key and select Delete from the menu.

During this step be extra cautious not to delete the wrong key because there are many keys with similar looking name, so be sure to find and remove the correct one. Users reported that this key will probably be different on every computer, so be sure to find and delete the key that mentions WIDCOMM. Once again we have to mention that modifying registry can lead to system instability, and if you’re uncertain which key you need to remove, we advise to skip this step.

Solution 3 – Delete the previous installation of Bluetooth software

If you upgraded your PC to Windows 10 you might have previous Bluetooth software installed on your PC, and to fix this error you need to find it and remove it. Sometimes you just need to remove it like any other software, but in certain cases you need to find the installation folder and manually remove it.

Solution 4 – Try using a different Bluetooth module

Users reported that you can fix “Please uninstall current Bluetooth installation before continuing” error message by using a different Bluetooth module. According to users, after getting a new Bluetooth module this issue was permanently fixed, so you might want to consider getting a new Bluetooth module.

“Please uninstall current Bluetooth installation before continuing” error can be problematic on Windows 10, but we hope that you managed to fix it after using one of our solutions.

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