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Windows 7: Toshiba Bluetooth on Sony VAIO VGN-SZ48GN

04 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7, Vista, XP-Pro, XP-Home
I got it working with the Microsoft generic drivers

I was seeing the same problem - I wanted to use Nokia PC Sync on my Sony Vaio VGN-TZ21MN to synchronise with a Nokia E75.

Sure enough after upgrading from Vista to Windows 7 a warning came up to say that the Toshiba Bluetooth Drivers had known compatibility issues with Windows 7.
I tried running PC-Suite but the option to connect via Bluetooth was greyed out.

I then uninstalled the Toshiba drivers and rebooted. I then clicked the bluetooth icon in the system tray and clicked on "Add a device". To my surprise (and relief) it spotted the Nokia - I can only assume this was using the generic Microsoft Bluetooth drivers.

I then ran Nokia PC Suite and the Bluetooth option was now selectable.

The phone and PC then synchornised fine. :)

NB I'm really not sure if all the different Bluetooth options are properly installed, but it did allow me to do what I was after.

Hope this helps someone.


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04 Jan 2010   #12

win7 ultimate 32 , 64 ,XP

I have a toshiba laptop and a toshiba netbook and I am not using toshiba bluetooth stack but using MIcrosoft bluetooth stack instead and eveything ticking out nicely.
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04 Jan 2010   #13

windows 7

I don't know if this will help any but on Sony's FTP site there are 2 bluetooth drivers listed BLUETOOTH_DRIVER_TOSHIBA_5.10S0Q307_5.10.08SO_LOGO.ZIP
11/10/2009 02:26PM 29,810,419 BLUETOOTH_UTILITY_TOSHIBA_5.10S0Q307_5.10.08SO_LOGO.ZIP
06/15/2007 12:00AM 142,286,388 BX1_DRIVERS.ZIP

The FTP site is -

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04 Jan 2010   #14

windows 7

Scratch the BX-1 driver. Not for bluetooth
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24 Jun 2010   #15

Windows 7
Bluethooth on Sony Viao Laptops running Windows 7

Hi All

I have an Sony Vaio CR11S series laptop it came with Windows Vista , I recently upgraded to Windows 7 Pro .

I was facing the same issue of the bluethooth not working , I tried toshiba that worked fine , but software has a 30 day limit ,

So i changed the driver (Bluethooth Device (ALPS/UGPZ6) to 'Generic Bluethooth Radio' and to my suprise windows installed the native bluethooth application , I have not tested it fully but i did a small file transfer from my nokia phone to the laptop and it worked

Others can try it out and post on how it went.

I will test it more later on

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23 Aug 2010   #16

Windows 7 32-bit
How to Get Bluetooth Working on your Vaio!

So I've been having the same problem as everyone else here. I've upgraded my Vaio VGN-SZ433N to Windows 7 and ungraded the bluetooth stack and my 30 day trial ran out and it was all over. I was reading a few forums and came to a few conclusions- the bluetooth software must be pretty generic since people are downloading the one for Toshiba computers only and its still working (until the 30 day trial runs out). So I decided I'd download the bluetooth driver off the sony website for a vaio computer which comes with windows 7 as standard and see if that worked. It did, at least I haven't ran into problems yet. So I found a random model to put into their database ( I chose the Vaio VPC-W221AX/Z), Now weather by chance or not the bluetooth driver used on this model is actually by Broadcom- not Toshiba. This is the link directly to the download page I got the file from Sony eSupport - VPCW221AX/Z - Software Updates & Drivers alternatively go to the Sony US website, go to the Vaio support page, the driver download part and put in a model (I used the Vaio VPC-W221AX/Z). Download the file. Now prior to installing it I uninstalled the Toshiba Bluetooth stack by going to the control panel and pressing "Programs" and uninstalling the file which starts with the word Bluetooth... and removing all bluetooth settings. Then I just installed the broadcom one- a windows bubble even popped up saying driver installation failed or something, but it all finished fine and now my Bluetooth devices work so it speaks for itself really. Let me know if it works for you guys.
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13 Jan 2011   #17

Not yet Vaio VGN-CR290, Same issue

Updated to win7, nothing works yet even tried the old moving the date up then installing, can't fool Toshiba, *******s
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