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 Dongle not visible anywhere

30 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7
Bluetooth Dongle not visible anywhere

Hi guys,

I have a Microsoft bluetooth dongle that came as part of the wireless mouse & keyboard set. When i connect the dongle to my pc, it gets installed & the keyboard and mouse work fine.
BUT i cannot locate the device for the dongle on my PC. In windows XP the dongle appeared as a bluetooth device in control panels but i can't see this in windows 7. I looked under control panel -> hardware & sounds bbut there is no option for bluetooth listed there. I checked the devices but it's not there either.

I want to connect my phone & a different bluetooth keyboard to my PC and so need to find the bluetooth options in Win 7.

As mentioned above, the bluetooth dongle is a Micrsoft one and came as part of the Microsoft Entertainment Desktop 7000 Keyboard & Mouse. It should pick up other bluetooth devices but i need to figure out where the bluetooth settings are in windows 7.

Can anyone help?



My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7

So why can't i see a 'Bluetooth' devices option in control panel in win 7?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

See additional instructions from MS about enabling additional bluetooth capabilities using this dongle.

Microsoft Bluetooth compatibility
My System SpecsSystem Spec

01 Apr 2010   #4

MSDN Home Premium

Are you sure it's Bluetooth ?

I've got a Microsoft Desktop set (3000) and I don't think it's Bluetooth but some other type of connection.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7

It's definitely bluetooth. The dongle is called "Microsoft transceiver v3.0 for Bluetooth".
Does anyone know where i can find info on how to enable this dongle for other bluetooth devices? When i search on the name i only seem to get the keyboard & mouse info, not the dongle's info.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Bluetooth Dongle not visible anywhere

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
adding a bluetooth dongle
okay so my motherboard has a built in Bluetooth dongle but since its in the back i don't get such great connection that steady. so i wanna get a dongle that i can put in the front to use. so my question is if i uninstall all the drivers form windows and disable it from the bios. will i have...
Hardware & Devices
Bluetooth headset + bluetooth Dongle help
I recently purchased these 2 items. Hoping for a headset for my phone and my pc. - Kinivo BTH220 Black Bluetooth Stereo Headphone – Supports Wireless Music Streaming and Hands-Free Ca - Mini Bluetooth USB 2.0 Micro Adapter Dongle It worked perfect with my Andriod, but...
Hardware & Devices
Bluetooth Dongle Frustration
i recently bought a bluetooth dongle from a local market. the bluetooth dongle is Made In China.(No Company!) and written on the back cover is . ..v2.0 compliant.. ..OS.98,98se,me,2000,XP,Vista,Windows7.. ..symbol rate 3Mbps.. ..supports Voice Data.. It works fine on a PC with...
Hardware & Devices
bluetooth USB dongle
Hello, Is there anybody who knows about a Bluetooth key that would be fully recognized and accepted in Win 7 64 bits among the ones we find on the market ? The one I have, a very tiny dongle sold without driver is not correctly seen in device manager... Thank you
Hardware & Devices
USB Bluetooth Dongle
I have a USB Bluetooth Dongle that I used to use in Vista and XP, where it was simply plug and play. Then all I had to do was go to Control Panel and there would be a Bluetooth icon where I can add other Bluetooth devices. But after plugging it in Windows 7, there's no such icon when I go into...
Hardware & Devices

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 09:17.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App