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Windows 7: Automatically connect to bluetooth headset?

13 Aug 2010   #11

win 7 x64

I have to do the same thing with the (logitech) bluetooth mouse I'm using.

I really want to know if I can have the bluetooth connect automatically when I turn on the computer. ( i have to restart often)

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07 Feb 2011   #12

win 7 32/64 and xp
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My name is Cliff Prince, I am so sorry to do this Benard46 but I wanted to ask you a question about a problem that you were having with your Bluetooth and the headset about 6 months ago with your dell and didnt know if you figuard out your problem. I am not to sure how one would email or pm one another on here but I don't mind an email if there is some way to see mine. I am not sure if you get email updates or not but this thing is driving me crazy and it looks like you are having the same problem that I am with our dells and the 320 bluetooth adapter. I thank you and again I am sorry to try and get intouch with you like this and hope that you can understand.

Cliff Prince
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01 Apr 2011   #13

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

I am having same issue as reported by Bernard46 in this thread. Plantronics Pro Voyager is added as bluetooth device and connects too but when i close the device control window the device gets disconnected and only stays connected if the device control is open, any suggestions, solutions?
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29 Dec 2013   #14

window 8 64 bit

here is solution what i got
control panel
device and printer
select bluetooth headset
Right click on bluetooth headset
Select sound setting
right click on headset and headphone
and click connect
what i diagnose headset is already paired with bluetooth device just we need said computer which one need to be used (e.g i have already speaker and microphone in built in laptop in setting i disconnect inbuilt speaker and microphone then its work normal means automatically connected )
try sound setting you got your answer
therefore you dont need to pair again and again
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05 Jan 2014   #15


I was also tearing my hair out trying to get my new BT phones to be recognized consistently (or at all) and looked at a good many posts in sevenforums without actually finding a fix that worked for me, so I'm posting here as it seems to be the most recent similar incident reported.
I found these were the main breakthroughs:
(a) I downloaded and installed the very latest Bluetooth software from the manufacturer (in my case Lenovo, at ). This included uninstalling the old version, then rebooting, then installing the new version, then rebooting again. All those reboots were important even when not requested.
(b) On my headphones you have to press and hold a button to put them into the mode where they can be recognized by the computer/phone. I had been doing this, but found that I really needed to press and hold for a ridiculously long time (well at least a minute) whereupon the little light started blinking rapidly not just in green but in both green and blue. The phones are "NIA Q7" from Shenzhen Lezfon in China on Now I have got them working they are very good, but the point is that the instructions for numerous other brands might just need a little more clarity on this point.
(c) Having installed the latest software and enabled Bluetooth radio on the computer, we put the headphones into pairing mode (see step (b) above), and tell the computer to add a Bluetooth device (right-click the Bluetooth icon on the task tray and select Add a Device). After a few moments the computer identifies the headphones and displays their name (in my case "Q7"). DO NOT CLICK NEXT! Instead right-click the Q7 icon and wait a moment while it finds its internal bits and pieces, and displays a list of services. I had 5 and checked the box next to each of them, then clicked OK. The software then installed whatever it needed to for these services etc, which took several minutes. Once it was all done there was a little tool-tip saying the new hardware had been installed and was ready for use.
(d) At this stage we may still not have paired the device. I say "may" because on one laptop it did seem to skip through and just get going, but on others it need more manual help.
(e) Now we select Show Bluetooth Devices from a right-click on the BT icon in the system tray, we right-click the Q7 icon for the headphones and select Control. That brings up the display showing graphically the computer and the device, with the device being Disconnected. Below that you should see Headset Operations and a Connect button, then farther down Configuration and Settings and below that Headset Type. Click the down-arrow next to Headset Type and ensure that the correct options are selected/checked.
(f) Then once more we put the headphones into pairing mode (see (b) above), and this time click the Connect button on the displayed panel. If you're feeling lucky there might (or might not) be a request to enter the pairing code (such as 0000 or whatever value is in your headphones' documentation) and then you should see confirmation that the device has been paired and is available.
(g) If you right-click the sound icon in the system tray and select Playback Devices, your new headphones should be listed. You can set them as the default and you can change their name from Speakers to Headset or whatever else you want.
(h) If you make a mistake somewhere along the way, your best bet is to go into the Devices & Printers dialog from Control Panel and Remove the bluetooth headphones device. Then start over from step (c) above.
(i) Job done!
It doesn't surprise me that there are so many views of posts like this, given the numerous steps involved in all this rigmarole. It's great now that it's over though!
I hope this is useful to dustyshouri and others.
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15 Jan 2014   #16

Windows 7 Enterprise 64b


I just had this issue, but got it fixed halfway at least. It doesn't automatically reconnect if I turn of the headset and back on. But at least each time the computer is restarted etc it now reconnects.

It seems to be a issue with drivers in Windows, more specifically in what order the drivers are loaded. If they load in wrong order the connection will fail.

This is what solved it for me.

Go to control panel, choose view by icons ( small or large)
Then goto Administrative Tools.

Inside Administrative tools click on Component Services. There in the list you find Services on mine it says Services (Local). Sort by name and scan for services named something with bluetooth.
For me it was two services listed; Bluetooth Service and Bluetooth Support Service.
If you only have one services in connection to Bluetooth you can stop reading here, as this will not be your solution.

When you right click on the services you can choose properties. You should be able to see a menu called Startup type.
Now In my case both where set to Automatic (that should be fine, but remember we are running Windows here, * you Gates).
When I set the service called "Bluetooth Service" to "Automatic (Delayed Start)" my issue was resolved.

I found a comment on youtube as a hint to my solution. I still hope I can resolve the issue with no reconnection if headset has been turned off.

I may still try the many steps above by removing and controlling how soon i pair my device and let Windows do it's tragic magics as it still doesn't reconnect if i turn off the headset for a while. But that will probably only happen when battery runs out, so it won't be too often.

I have had way too many issues like this lately. I hoped these kind of problems would have been done away with after XP. But no XP seems to handle bluetooth better, that is my experience anyway.

I'm so happy I'm a mac user at home since late 80's.
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15 Jan 2014   #17

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

BT headsets aren't all that smart as devices go.

If you use your headset on other devices, or even if you don't, you might have to ping them in sounds -> playback to wake them up.

How to keep from having to do this might be answered in your device manual. Each device is different.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Microsoft
Add a Bluetooth enabled device to your computer
When a Bluetooth enabled device is in discovery mode, it broadcasts a wireless signal that allows it to be detected by other devices or computers. This is sometimes called pairing mode. When most devices are discoverable, they are also in pairing mode, ready to be paired with your computer.
To learn how to make a device discoverable, check the information that came with your device or go to the manufacturer’s website.

Methods for making a device discoverable can vary widely from one type of device to the next. Some Bluetooth enabled devices are always in discovery mode. Others, such as most mobile phones, need to be placed in discovery mode by selecting discovery from a software menu or pressing a button on the device.

Discovery buttons can be very small and hard to spot, often placed on the bottom of a mouse, keyboard, or similar device. The button may be labeled with the word "connect," or another similar term; a Bluetooth logo; or it may not be labeled at all.
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