Bluetooth speaker and windows 7

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Bluetooth speaker and windows 7

#1 Post by Whitieiii » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:30 pm

Can't get my Bluetooth speakers working with windows 7.... it needs Bluetooth peripheral device driver and windows can't find driver.... manufacturer doesn't have one clue on what I'm talking about so they can't help me.... "just reset the device" they say... how and why would anyone in their right mind reset a Bluetooth speaker?

on a side note the speaker will output sound via Bluetooth on mac os and windows 10 but just doesn't work with windows 7 where I need it the most.... I would just use a really long aux cable to connect it to the computer but the speaker doesn't have an aux in jack on it
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Re: Bluetooth speaker and windows 7

#2 Post by wc85 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:56 pm

I have the same problem. T410s with Windows 7 Professional 64 bit here. Bluetooth speaker will pair with my ThinkPad but once I try and connect it will have a window pop up that says "Error Establishing Connection". I've followed the instructions I found online concerning getting rid of the "Bluetooth Peripheral Device" errors in the device manager, but I still can't properly connect my speaker on bluetooth. It's the same story concerning both my friend's speakers of different brands as well when I try to connect them through bluetooth.

Frustrating. Any help or guidance would be well appreciated.

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Re: Bluetooth speaker and windows 7

#3 Post by GomJabbar » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:36 pm

I think the bluetooth drivers are buggy. They seem to be on my X220 anyway. Sometimes I need to reboot or turn bluetooth off and then back on on my ThinkPad to establish a connection with my bluetooth headset. Even then it sometimes takes 2 or 3 attempts... :roll:

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Re: Bluetooth speaker and windows 7

#4 Post by jronald » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:01 pm

Windows and Lenovo Blue drivers and software INHALEs.

This is what I finally found and use on all my builds

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Re: Bluetooth speaker and windows 7

#5 Post by Rockalbert » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:05 pm

I'm having a similar problem.....

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Re: Bluetooth speaker and windows 7

#6 Post by MikalE » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:40 pm

There is no fix.

Windows 7 does not support Blue Tooth audio.

I have tried everything including upgrading my system to 4.0. Tried every driver, work-around, and fix that was offered to me here, as well as several bogus fixes I found on my own. Even the whitelist BIOS has no effect on BT audio working in Win 7.

Upgrade to Windows 10 and that problem will be solved. But you know what goes along with Windows 10.

I would be interested in hearing how you fixed this if you manage to.
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