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Windows 7: Bluetooth peripheral device driver solution - Windows 7

29 Oct 2009   #1
rajivsinghsuwal

windows 7
 
 
Bluetooth peripheral device driver solution - Windows 7

I tried several other solutions but none of them worked perfectly as the last one that I tried after vigorously searching online.
Here's what I did when bluetooth on Windows 7 PCs that I had, didn't work with my iPhone:

- Download the 'Windows Mobile Device Center' ( current version is 6.1 ) which you can download it from http://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 7 PCs. Vista automatically configured 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.
I have added some more options here to fix this

Rajiv Singh Suwal


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12 Dec 2009   #2
DanoNH

Win7 Ultimate
 
 
Worked for me to install Bluetooth Peripheral Devices

Thanks, this worked for me, however I am still investigating an issue where the BT turns itself off after a delay. I have posted on this here:

Windows 7 and Dell Bluetooth 355 driver - DELL COMMUNITY
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28 Dec 2009   #3
ahsan

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Windows 7 and Iphone3gs BT

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rajivsinghsuwal View Post
I tried several other solutions but none of them worked perfectly as the last one that I tried after vigorously searching online.
Here's what I did when bluetooth on Windows 7 PCs that I had, didn't work with my iPhone:

- Download the 'Windows Mobile Device Center' ( current version is 6.1 ) which you can download it from http://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 7 PCs. Vista automatically configured 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.
I have added some more options here to fix this

Rajiv Singh Suwal
Dear i have followed your procedure and I phone has been detected and no yellow icon on it . but when i switch ON bluetooth in iphone it starts searching and in the meantime i click on BT icon in windows 7 tray icon and select to Join PAN , it gives a code to pair , i add it and similar one on my iphone but then windows 7 fails the connection that it could not connect as the device may be busy . I have tried rebooting etc etc nothing is working . kindly help.

I have attached the error snapshot as well.
thanks
ahsan


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28 Dec 2009   #4
ahsan

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DanoNH View Post
Thanks, this worked for me, however I am still investigating an issue where the BT turns itself off after a delay. I have posted on this here:

Windows 7 and Dell Bluetooth 355 driver - DELL COMMUNITY

not working for me on windows 7 ultimate and iphone3 GS.
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28 Dec 2009   #5
ahsan

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

if you can kindly give me your email i can send you my desktop snapshot of the error.


Ahsan
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28 Dec 2009   #6
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I'll decline that request (as should everyone else). Why don't you just simply reply with the image as an attachment?

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html
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29 Dec 2009   #7
ahsan

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
I'll decline that request (as should everyone else). Why don't you just simply reply with the image as an attachment?

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html
by mistake , the attachment icon skipped my eye. I am in computers from 15 years so would have done so at the first place , anyway thanks for reminding.
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29 Dec 2009   #8
rajivsinghsuwal

windows 7
 
 
Dual boot system Or multiple user accounts in your PC

Sounds like you have a dual boot system in your computer. If your iPhone has already been paired with your computer once and you try to pair it with the same computer, but this time logged in to a different account, it will most likely reject the connection since the phone would already have the MAC address of that computer stored in its memory.
Remember that when devices pair with each other, they store each other's MAC addresses and treat that address as a unique address for each device.

If you are getting this error on a computer which doesn't have a dual boot system installed then I would suggest you clear all the paired devices from your iPhone's list and try it again.

I have added some screen shots on my latest posts here
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29 Dec 2009   #9
ahsan

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

you are right i am on dual boot with vista/windows 7 ultimate.

I am on branded Acer machine .travel mate 6493.

What should i do now to pair?
I mean how can I clear the MAC data from the cache.. is it something like arp cache there must be some tool or registry hack to do it.

Thanks,

regards,

Ahsan
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31 Dec 2009   #10
ahsan

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Iphone 3G

I have checked its apple iphone 3G 16gb , not 3GS so it wont be able to connect in windows 7 . is it true?
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