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Windows 7: Bluetooth KB have to enter new passkey everytime

10 Jan 2009   #1

Bluetooth KB have to enter new passkey everytime

Ok, this getting a little old fast.

Symptom: Bluetooth Keyboard is seen by both Vista and Seven but will not work until I enter a new passkey in Bluetooth devices.

If I set a passkey in Vista for my bluetooth keyboard and then boot into 7, I have to set a passkey in 7 because they KB doesn't work.

Once I get the KB working in 7 and then boot back to Vista, the KB has stopped in Vista again requiring me to enter a new passkey.

This is getting tedious.

Any ideas?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64

Are dual booting.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2009   #3


Yep. Tri-booting actually. Vista / 7 / Opensuse.

I just booted into 7 and surprise, surprise KB not working. I actually have to remove the device and re-discover it in 7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

10 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64

Sounds like 7 is changing the Vista settings. Do you have to remove it in Vista too.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2009   #5


No, just assign a new passkey.

I have to be careful making changes in 7 as it does impact on Vista a fair bit.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)

ouch sad to hear....

opps reread and now i understand your post....

i believe this is a limitation on the hardware and the OS....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2009   #7


Your could be right DA. Thinking about it, I believe it may be more of a hardware limitation.

I recall now that it did it to me with Ubuntu 8.10 as well. It's suddenly more noticeable now that I'm swapping between Vista and 7 more than usual.

Although it never did it to me with Ubuntu 7.10, 8.04 or opensuse 11 which i had on my old PC, although the KB, mouse and dongle are the same

The mouse has no issues since it requires no passkey. I guess I'm going to have to stick with my backup PS/2 KB after all
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

You could always try using 7 as your primary OS and stop switching so much.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2009   #9

windows 7

I'm having a similar problem, win7 is my only os right now, but everytime I try to use the keyboard it asks me for "the" pairing code.
I can't remove the device, and it doesnt show on the add device list when I try to pair it again.
Could somebody help me?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jun 2009   #10

windows 7

I am having a different problem. windows 7 is automatically installing the new device which is a bluetooth home stereo without giving me the option of enter a passkey. Windows says the device install correctly but the stereo says it didn't. On another laptop using vista it install, i enter the passkey of 0000 and it works perfectly.

Any Ideas?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Bluetooth KB have to enter new passkey everytime

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