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Make your Bluetooth devices work on Windows 7

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:35 pm
by iafaneh
Here's what you need to do for both 32 bit and 64 bit Windows 7 systems:

- Download the 'Windows Mobile Device Center' ( current version is 6.1 ) which you can download it from ... nload.mspx ,this works for both Vista and Windows 7. I've tried it on both.

- Install the downloaded software but it may not look like it worked on Windows 7 PCs. Vista automatically configures the settings on the bluetooth devices but for those who have Windows 7, here are the things you should do:

- Go to 'Device Manager' from 'Control Panel' -Or- just right-click on Computer Icon and choose 'Properties' and then click on 'Device Manager'.

- You'll see an 'Unknown Device' named 'Bluetooth Peripheral Device'

- Right-Click it and click on "Update Driver Software" -Or- anyway you find it easy to bring up the Update driver window.

- Click "Browse My Computer for Driver Software" button.

- Click "Let Me Pick from a List of Device Drivers on my computer".

- Select 'Bluetooth Radio' from the list if it asked you to select and then in the next window, it will show a list of drivers with Company Names in one list and Drivers in another. In the Company List choose 'Microsoft Corporation', not only Microsoft.From the drivers list there may be one or more drivers with the name "Windows Mobile-Based Device Support" with different driver versions. Select one or the latest.

- Ignore any warnings and keep pressing next and then Finish at last. If all goes well, the last screen will show the message that device driver is successfully installed.

Now, after manually updating the driver for your bluetooth device, in 'Device Manager' when you click on 'Bluetooth Radios', it should display one more item which will say 'Windows Mobile-based device support'.

There are few more things that you want to pay attention to. If you have already added the device in your 'bluetooth device list' that didn't work, then remove the device and add it again. After you add it, you might need to restart the computer if it gave you a connection problem error message.

Every PCs that had Windows 7 and Vista worked after installing this software and I hope it will work for you too.

Re: Make your Bluetooth devices work on Windows 7

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:53 pm
by i3rianl
I followed your instructions and downloaded, and installed Windows Mobile Device Center. (I am familiar with that program, since I already use it to sync my smartphone with my laptop.

First I would like to thank you for taking your time to answer my questions in such detail.

After installing the program, I went to Device Manager. There was no "Unknown Device" listed.

I do have:
Bluetooth Radios
CSR Bluetooth Radio
Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator

t also shows:
Network Adapters
Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Bluetooth Device (RFCOMM Protocol TDI)
Intel(R) 82566DC Gigabit Network connection

Since there was no "Unknown Device" there, I couldn't go much farther.

Also, the computer does recognize my Motorola DC800 under Devices and Printers, however, the icon for it is grayed out. It is there, but it is not usable.

When I open Playback Devices, it still only lists:
Speakers / Headphones
Digital Output Device (S/PDIF)

I am getting a bit frustrated with Win 7, (sorry about that)