Updating Bluetooth profiles via Windows update
Hi As I understand there should be support for additional Bluetooth profiles in Vista via Windows Update. When I pair my Bluetooth Headset I'm promted that Windows wants to install two "Bluetooth Peripheral devices". I assume that these are Headset and Handsfree profiles. Windows then searches Windows Update but nothing appears to be found and it is not possible to use these profiles. I can see them when I check the profiles property sheet under Bluetooth devices but when I try to deselect it just says "Profile not availabe". Any advice on this, does it work for anyone else or is this functionality not yet available.
July 12th, 2006 1:16pm
I have the same problem. I am trying to pair with my Sony Ericsson W810i mobile phone, and it failed at wanting to install Bluetooth Peripheral Devices but fail to find the required drivers. Anyone has similar experience?
September 24th, 2006 6:32am
Same problem here. I have two machines running RTM vista - one a Dell and one a homebuilt. For the Dell I downloaded the Dell Bluetooth stack and this added in a bunch of functionality to the bluetooth icon and it allowed the Dell lappy to see my bluetooth phone headset and use it immediately. For my home built I just have the RTM bluetooth stack and I get the same two device drivers missing when I try to add my headset. I saw a slide presentation on one of these sites that was intended for partners that said headset profiles available in Windows update, but so far I haven't seen any way to get them. Mitch
March 25th, 2007 7:23pm
Same issue here with RTM ultimate and Logitech BT2.0 dongle.It seems that Microsoft removed headset, handsfree, A2DP from the BT stack and has a series of circular references to where these proflies may be downloaded.
March 30th, 2007 6:48am
Hi all i also having the same problem.... when it will be solve. GOD only knows...i hate microsoft..
April 9th, 2007 5:30pm
Same hassle here. I'm pairing my Nokia E50 with my HP pavilion 6226. What exactly is the O/s looking for ?
April 13th, 2007 5:19pm
Same with Jabra devices. So do we have a suggestion or resolution?
May 6th, 2007 12:53pm
Same problem here... Nokia HDW-3 with a Trust USB Bluetooth Dongle. I can see both headset and handsfree profiles but it doesn't work.
June 2nd, 2007 6:14am
Hi, Since release of Windows Vista RTM, most Bluetooth drivers which are digitally signed by Microsoft were removed. I waited about 5 months until my Bluetooth manufacturer announced thier products are now avaiable on Vista by the new IVT BlueSoliel solution that's works for some supported stacks. Good luck
June 3rd, 2007 10:06pm
[Since release of Windows Vista RTM, most Bluetooth drivers which are digitally signed by Microsoft were removed.] Was this post supposed toaddress any of these requests? Does or will vista support advanced bluetooth features? This shouldn't be a difficult question to answer - especially on technet forums by Microsoft! A legitimate reply that is actually usefullwould begreatly appreciated.
June 7th, 2007 11:05pm
I have a Sony HBH-35 which appears to connect then drops out. I found a post saying that you must manually adjust the sound settings see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933144/en-us#appliesto
July 14th, 2007 8:41am
I am having the same problem trying to install my Sony Ericsson W810 mobile phone. Can someone from Microsoft please reply/email us with a solution please. I find this very frustrating that we have to deal with these sorts of problems. Im about ready to give up on Vista and go back to XP. My patience is wearing thin (And I am a very patient person).PAY the dang companies to develop proper drivers or something (Just do something), else have pissed off people running around trying to use a broken operating system.
July 31st, 2007 7:43am
I can't believe how many forum posts i'm finding here from people having the same issues...and I have yet to see anyone from Microsoft reply to a single item here. From what i can tell, there are frequent issues coming from Vista Bluetooth connectivity software that cause these issues.The best solution I can find (completely untested, so don't take my word for it...yet) would be to buy a dongle or other BT adapter that has it's own built in BT connectivity software embedded in the dongle...then, i believe things may work fine.This is purely conceptual (i.e., in my head) though. I'd still like to make this work since I already have BT on my laptop (internal) and it seems moronic that I should have to go buy another BT adapter. But until Microsoft addresses these issues, it may be the only solution...assuming it works.
October 23rd, 2007 2:18am
IMHO the best way to solve the problem at the moment is installing the last version of BlueSoleil software (compatible with Vista) that supports most of Bluetooth chipsets and adds a lot of features. BlueSoleil VoIP Vista compatible is specially designed for Skype, including all features of BlueSoleil (Std). You can answer a Skype(2.x) call at anytime and anywhere, even when you are listening to music. With the unique Bluetooth AV/Mono data channel co-working feature, BlueSoleil supports users to enjoy music and talk via normal Bluetooth Stereo/Mono headsets at the same time, or switch between the two modes easily. The plug-in for Skype, further makes it incredible easy to receive/make VoIP phone calls via a normal Bluetooth headset. By using a Bluetooth radio dongle, BlueSoleil VoIP (Vista compatible)enables computers form networks and exchange information wirelessly. It also provides computers a fast and reliable wireless connection to mobile phones, headsets, PDAs, LAN Access Points, Printers, Digital Cameras, PC peripherals, and so on. http://www.bluesoleil.com/products/index.asp?topic=Bluesoleil_voip I hope my post will be helpful for you all.
October 23rd, 2007 2:47am
RayanDSGZ wrote: re: IMHO the best way to solve the problem at the moment is installing the last version of BlueSoleil software According to the BlueSoleil website, a requirement is that you must be a skype user....it would appear that the above suggestion is only good if you're using BT to connect a headset to your computer for Skype. Otherwise, I'm not sure you're going to gain any benefit from BlueSoleil. Specifically, one of the system requirements for BlueSoleil is that you are using Skype. Is there a contrasting opinion (ideally based on experience).
October 23rd, 2007 3:26am
I use vonage and I have a bluetooth internal card on my laptop. I also have a Plantronics bluetooth headset that i originally bought for my cell phone. The goal was to use my BT headset for vonage calls made using my laptop. I found that the Vista software stack doesn't support drivers for any BT headsets.I went to ebay and bought a $5 bluetooh dongle (it was $40 at radio shak!) and recieved it today. I then removed the internal BT card on my laptop so there'd be no chance that Microsoft's BT software management tools would be involved. i plugged in mhy new $5 dongle (which has it's own BT management software built in) and sha-bam....I'm now using my BT plantronics headset for vonage phone calls...sound quality is superb and i couldn't be happier.The above is the end result of a *** load of research, forum posts, driver installs, attempts to hack various things...etc....in the end, this was the solution (until microsoft starts supporting headset drivers in their BT connectivity tools). If you're in my situation, save yourself some time and use an external BT software management tool, like that found in a USB BT dongle...do not waste time trying to use an internal BT card on your computer which will rely on Vista's BT management.Good luck!
October 27th, 2007 1:30am
Salam, I had a similar problem when pairing my bluetooth handsfree device, and I solve it by updating Windows Vista bluetooth drivers from the following web page: http://www.broadcom.com/products/bluetooth_update.php Broadcom is microsoft supplier for bluetooth drivers. It was effective. Hope you can solve your own problem after updating the drivers.
December 28th, 2007 4:47pm
I also have similar problems, along with thousands of others [I've spentthe best parta week trying to resolve them],. If MSaren't working on service pack to fixthis it's going to be a major PR disaster for them. The only solution I can offer is switch to Linux. I found Ubuntu Linux to be very user friendly for Windows users, More importantly, 6 out ofmy 8peripheral devices (PCI & USB) [connected at installation] worked out of the box... Didn't MS promise us this back in Windows95..? My bluetooth adapter was one of the 2 that didn't work,however, it took less than 10 minutes to search, find, and install a fix http://fosswire.com/2008/01/11/a2dp-stereo-linux/. Is it just me or does it feel like it takes that long just to restart windows vista? Lastly, even if it fails, you won't feel so screwed because you won't have paid 100+ [or even 1 penny] for an OS that cripples the designed funcionality of your hardware - Ubuntu, like most other versions of Linux is 100% free.
January 25th, 2008 3:12pm
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