I've seen numerous discussions concerning this one and I have addressed it a few times.
Here's what I did when bluetooth dongles on Windows 7 PCs that Ihad, didn't work with my iPhone and other headsets:
- Download the 'Windows Mobile Device Center' ( current version is 6.1 ) which you can download it fromhttp://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/en-us/downloads/microsoft/device-center-download.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 7PCs. 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- justright-click on Computer Icon and choose 'Properties' and then click on 'Device Manager'.- You'll see 'Bluetooth Peripheral Device' under 'Other devices'
- Right-Click it and click on "UpdateDriver 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 mycomputer".
- 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. Inthe 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 differentdriver 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 issuccessfully installed. ( Click 'YES' in the box )
Now, after manually updating the driver for your bluetooth device, in 'Device Manager' when you click on 'Bluetooth Radios', it should display one more...