Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Bluetooth headphones pair with laptop but not available for playback

01 Feb 2016   #1

Bluetooth headphones pair with laptop but not available for playback


I have an Ankovo bluetooth headset that I am trying to connect to a Lenovo Thinkpad running a Win7-64 bit OS.
I was able to pair them with the machine as a bluetooth device by doing the following -
1. 1st attempt at pairing the device failed. The device showed up with an exclamation mark in the bluetooth devices window. This seemed to be because windows did not find a driver for this device.
2. I installed the latest BT driver from lenovo's website.
3. This seemed to work so far as recognizing the device driver software was concerned, but the headphones still don't show up in the list of playback devices.

I've read several forums and tried doing several things; most point to the following solution, in that order.

1. Unistall microsoft's native USB drivers (Generic Bluetooth Adapter) from Device Manager.
2. Installing Lenovo's bluetooth drivers.
3. Pair my earphones.

However, each time I try to uninstall Microsoft's driver and install the new one, I get an error which says the installation detects an unauthorized driver and aborts.
Refreshing the Device Manger ("Scan for hardware changes") seems to bring Microsoft's drivers right back.

Does anyone know how I can proceed?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Feb 2016   #2

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Hello and welcome murtz mate I have problems with Blu tooth mice as it is - and I find I am constantly reinstalling the machines Blu tooth software and sometimes it just takes ages for the mice to come on line . So have the headphones ever worked at all even after a prolonged wait??

Now I do not usually resort to second party driver managers but I will use Slim Drivers when I have to - they usually use the manufacturers site for them. Plus I always do this slowly so to not to load anything else with it as it has a bad habit of loading utilities too so make sure it is only the Slim Drivers you sue and just for the record I always uninstall it when finished as it will nag.

To prevent a lot of those rotten add on bars etc you get sometimes with downloaded software - Adobe is a good example of wanting to add the Google bar etc etc use this Unchecky - Keeps your checkboxes clear < brilliant stuf
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Bluetooth headphones pair with laptop but not available for playback

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How to pair/connect Bluetooth audio device to Windows 7 PC.
I spent many hours trying to figure out how to connect my two Windows 7 64-bit PCs to my Bluetooth stereo audio device (the Motorola S705) and so I thought I'd post my solution in case it helps anyone else. SYMPTOMS: A Bluetooth-capable Windows 7 PC can pair, but canít connect, to a stereo...
Bluetooth wont pair
Hi, I have just reinstalled 7 on my Samsung laptop. It is 32bit system, an I installed 64 bit ultimate as I installed 4GB ram. Now I can’t find any Bluetooth devices, and also when I pair my phone with it, and it shows "A Bluetooth device is trying to connect, Click to allow this" When...
Hardware & Devices
Built in Bluetooth isn't working. Won't pair with my Devices.
I have a HP Pavilion HPE h8-1124 PC running Window 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I've used my bluetooth a couple of times and it worked just fine, but recently it just completely stopped pairring with any of my devices that I try to connect. I have even try to update the bluetooth driver and it still...
Hardware & Devices
Can Anyone Recommend A Bluetooth Keyboard to Pair With my Notebook PC?
I can only seem to find ones that are for Ipads and such. Anybody able to direct me to some that can be used to pair with a laptop? I already have a bluetooth mouse, i just need a keyboard. Thanks.
Hardware & Devices
Headphones as playback device.
Well...I'm having this problem with a few of my games - Counter Strike Source and Half Life 2 Deathmatch. The problem is that whenever I try to change the Speaker Configuration to Headphones, it always reverts back to 7.1 Speakers after I go back in the options to check. This seems to be related...
Sound & Audio

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:14.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App