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Help! My bluetooth Headset Doesn't Work on Windows Vista!

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Hi I bought a orange vibe bluetooth headset, and it supports 2.0 bluetooth, but I can't connect it to my Dell M1530 windows vista sp1 which has bluetooth built-in! It said it couldn't find the dri… Read More
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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I bought a orange vibe bluetooth headset, and it supports 2.0 bluetooth, but I can't connect it to my Dell M1530 windows vista sp1 which has bluetooth built-in! It said it couldn't find the drivers! I thought windows vista already had bluetooth drivers inside! I really need to connect this to my laptop to talk on skype and for other things so please can someone help me! and it doesn't come with any driver disc!
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Has the in-built bluetooth worked with something else before?
#2
I've a Vostro 1510 with BT with the same problems. I don't think the Dell BT units are any good. If I plug a BT usb stick in everything works ! I'd forget the built in and spend a fiver on a usb dongle. . .
#3
That is bad. Try this...

Go add/remove programs and uninstall the Dell Blutetooth application/driver.
Check the device manager for the in-built Bluetooth and remove it from there too.
After a restart of Windows the generic Microsoft Bluetooth support should kick in, redetecting and installing the Bluetooth hardware.
Allow it to search the internet for drivers, when prompted and see if this works any better.

If this doesn't work any better enter your laptop's Service Tag on the Dell support page and try a newer version of the Bluetooth drivers/apps.

Hope this helps.
#4
Problem solved, thx ppl for the help! If anyone else is having this problem this is how i fixed it :-D:

u have 2 make sure the software for your bluetooth adapter/dongle is installed from your manufacturer (in my case Dell). It was using microsoft software which i didn't know.

After install software from Dell it immediately recognised my bluetooth headset and microsoft came up saying drivers installed and ready to use.

u have to choose bluetooth headset though in the "sound" option in control panel for playback and recording which will mean u hear thru your headset and speak thru it.

oh and 1 last thing, wen u turn ur bluetooth off anytime and turn it back on, ur computer will recognise it but it will not CONNECT to it automatically. you have to go to control panel > bluetooth devices > Audio > choose your bluetooth headset and click "connect". done!!! you have to keep doing this wen u turn bluetooth headset on! :whistling:
#5
wen u turn ur bluetooth off anytime and turn it back on, ur computer will recognise it but it will not CONNECT to it automatically


My old Motorola headset has a button to initiate the connection, so as long as the computer's Bluetooth is turned on one just presses that button.

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