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Windows 7: Can I transfer files from Vista laptop to Win 7 laptop via bluetooth?

09 Aug 2010   #1
kanangus

Win 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
Can I transfer files from Vista laptop to Win 7 laptop via bluetooth?

Hi all,

Question is as per the subject line but the reason I ask is that although each laptop is visible to the other in Devices and Printers when I try to send a file from the Vista laptop to the Win 7 laptop I get a message failure message. On the Win 7 machine when I click the the bluetooth icon in the systray the option to 'Allow a Device to connect' is greyed-out and there is no alert that a device is trying to connect. A far as I can tell the bluetooth settings on both laptops are OK, adding a device was OK with the passwork handshake completed without problem.

Is this a driver issue, settings issue, or summat else?

Ta.


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09 Aug 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kanangus View Post
Hi all,

Question is as per the subject line but the reason I ask is that although each laptop is visible to the other in Devices and Printers when I try to send a file from the Vista laptop to the Win 7 laptop I get a message failure message. On the Win 7 machine when I click the the bluetooth icon in the systray the option to 'Allow a Device to connect' is greyed-out and there is no alert that a device is trying to connect. A far as I can tell the bluetooth settings on both laptops are OK, adding a device was OK with the passwork handshake completed without problem.

Is this a driver issue, settings issue, or summat else?

Ta.

Couple of questions

Are you using "homegroup" for networking?

Is there no other way you can transfer like wifi (its faster)?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Aug 2010   #3
kanangus

Win 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Hi zigzag3143,

There is a third laptop running Win 7 used by my other half so, yes, I am using a homegroup for networking between these two laptops. Internet is via wifi and is used by all 3 laptops. Can I use this wifi for file transfer?
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