Make your Bluetooth devices work on Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Networking' started by rajivsinghsuwal, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. lloydkuhnle

    lloydkuhnle New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2009
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    1
    I spent a lot of time with this problem. In the end, I found out that they only way to get BLUETOOTH to properly function was with a dongle i a USB port.

    (See my reply several posts above)

    Did Microsoft Cripple Bluetooth in Windows 7? - Gearlog

    I got sick of wasting more time on the issue, and caved.
     
  2. Jody Irwin

    Jody Irwin New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    THANKYOU, THANKYOU, THANKYOU...

    i have been trying for weeks to figure out why I couldn't send or receive bluetooth files. I read so many forums and tried so many things but what you mentioned worked for me

    "So make sure 'Bluetooth Support Service' is running and set to 'Automatic'. You can find that service by going to -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services (select it from the list)"

    Turns out that my bluetooth had been disabled ( i am sure that I had enabled and disabled in the troubleshooting process???)

    Anyway, as soon as i followed the steps above, bang...all my devices show up and bluetooth is working fine! i can't thankyou enough!!!
     
  3. pouyanfa

    pouyanfa New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    in my win 7 show bluetooth icon but bluetooth dont work why?
     
  4. syark

    syark New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have already do all action above...but still cannot solve the problem
    bluetooth peripheral devices problem.
    Can Anyone help me
     
  5. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
    Microsoft Community Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Messages:
    15,157
    Likes Received:
    393
    You seem to be missing drivers. Who makes the Bluetooth on your system? On mine, it is Atheros and I get the driver from the ASUS site for my motherboard.
     
  6. kryssalmighty

    kryssalmighty New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Rajiv,

    First I would like to thank you for the information but I do still need additional assistance. I will give you the hardware I am using first and then explain the problem.

    Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
    Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard MX5500
    Jabra BT2080 Headset

    I have added the Jabra Headset and followed the steps of your original post. I am now at the point where I want to connect the headset but it is not connecting. I see the headset in the Devices page but I do not see it in Mumble Voice. I want to use the headset for communication through this program.

    Any Help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  7. patuks1997

    patuks1997 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2012
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hello, everyone.
    I am new here, and maybe kinda stupid here, but I have some problems with Windows 7 and Buletooths..
    So yea.
    I have USB buetooth and its kinda working, but when I try send melody to my Apple Iphone from PC, it dont go.. And I have tried to download many programs what people said, it may help, but in fact they dont. I am starting to get pisst, so I am asking for help.
    What should I do?

    Patuks1997
     
  8. lloydkuhnle

    lloydkuhnle New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2009
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    1
    Just get yourself a BLUETOOTH Dongle, and install the software that comes with it. That is the only thing that worked for me.
     
  9. patuks1997

    patuks1997 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2012
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hello, friend.

    I maybe will sound very stupid, but can I download Bluetooth Dongle from internet? You see, I am not smart at all. ;D
     
  10. lloydkuhnle

    lloydkuhnle New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2009
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    1
  11. Lotus

    Lotus New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2012
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    yeap.. usually the dongle will do the job. However, that defeats the purpose of bluetooth, as the use of dongle will occupied 1 of my USB port (which is already insufficient). I used to have my external HDD, wireless mouse, and midi keyboard connected to my laptop. Obviously, using a dongle is not my preferred option. Why is Microsoft makes consumers' life so frustrating??? all we need is a working bluetooth driver that supports A2DP.. Can anyone suggest a work-around? (i'd tried all suggestions in this forum by downloading and installing this and that but didn't work out). My laptop is Asus A43S series.
    Thanks!
     
  12. lloydkuhnle

    lloydkuhnle New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2009
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    1
    I have worked on this issue on and off for 2 years to no avail. (Bluetooth did work with VISTA) I was able to get it working, but not 100% reliable, with the WINDOWS 8 Customer Preview. I'm hoping the issues will be worked out completely by October when it is released.

    For now, all I can suggest is the dongle. You could plug a USB hub into your laptop to give you more ports.
     
  13. Marius C

    Marius C New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2014
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    I had a similar problem, missing "Bluetooth Support Service" ... and this is one of the posts I found that got me closer to the solution.
    The service can be manually created, and I had a Win7 vm with the working service, so I used it as a model.

    Adding the "Bluetooth Support Service" service back, can be done manually with regedit, or using the attached reg file and import it.

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\bthserv]

    Here are the pictures from the registry with all the details:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Rename bluetooth_service_original.reg.txt to bluetooth_service_original.reg and merge it to registry ... this needs to be done with an account that has admin rights.

    After a system reboot, the service should be running (if not, probably some system files are missing ... maybe some of the used dlls).
    After this, either install the right driver, if needed, or it should just work.
     

    Attached Files:

  14. SadiqSaeed

    SadiqSaeed New Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2014
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
     
  15. strollin

    strollin Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2013
    Messages:
    286
    Likes Received:
    36
    I own 6-8 of the USB Bluetooth dongles. Not one of them has ever come with a driver disc. They all work flawlessly on both Win 7 & Win 8 just by plugging them.

    I've never needed to download any additional software to make Bluetooth devices work on my Win 7 & Win 8 computers. I use various BT devices such as mice, keyboards, headsets, GPS, speakers, cell phones, etc...
     
  16. Mugsy

    Mugsy Honorable Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    I too get the "processor not supported" message when attempting to install the "Mobile Devices" app (I have an Intel 4770k cpu.)

    Is there a fix?
     
  17. Nathan Wood

    Nathan Wood New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2014
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was having trouble connecting my Motorola Photon to my Windows 7 Pro machine.via bluetooth also. There were always a couple of drivers missing that Windows could not find. Then I stumbled across software at Broadcom. I can't post a direct link yet. Just go to Broadcom's site and click on 'downloads' then click on 'bluetooth' which will be in red lettering. From there you will find the software.

    After I downloaded and installed the software at that link my phone was properly recognized. And this is without Windows Mobile Device Center. When I tried WMDC the same drivers were always missing.

    Motorola's support site links to these drivers on the software/driver download page for the Photon Q.
     
    #37 Nathan Wood, Dec 23, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2014
  18. Roto Makara

    Roto Makara New Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2015
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey techs. This software or program is not compatible with windows 7 so I thought it would.
    Is there any alternative software for windows 7.
    This problem regards to Bluetooth connectivity-thanks
     
  19. kastos

    kastos Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2015
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    hi guy's , iam with sonyvaio, after uninstalling IOBIT , i have yellow triangle show up under device manager and no internet , when i want update driver for adapter it's say device uknown or device found but error non-recoverable device bluetooth (RFCOMM PROTOCOL TDI) im looking for this Microsoft manufacture signed driver help me where i can find (RFCOMM PROTOCOL TDI) microsoft hardware.thanks
     
  20. Jawwad Ahmed

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2016
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Check the Bluetooth Support services and the drivers.



    a) Click Start, type services.msc in the start search box and press enter. Services window will open then in the list check for Bluetooth Support Service and double click on that. Ensure that the service is both set to automatic for startup type and started for status.

    b) Click Start, type device manager in start search box and press enter. Device manager window will open check for Bluetooth device expand it and double click on driver. Go to driver tab and click on update driver to update the drivers. If issue is same try to uninstall and reinstall the drivers in the same tab by uninstall option.

    c) Right Click on Bluetooth Icon and Click on Open Settings. in OPTION Tab, Check the Option "Allow Bluetooth Devices to Find this Computer."

    d) Right Click on Bluetooth Icon and Click on Add a Device. Select the Device. Windows will install Drivers Automatically.
     

Share This Page

Loading...