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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?



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31 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7

So why can't i see a 'Bluetooth' devices option in control panel in win 7?
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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
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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.
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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.
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