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windows 7 A2DP compatibility

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  • I have a SONY DR-BT21G stereo bluetooth headset that works perfectly on my Vista Home Premium laptop. My other laptop has Windows 7 Ultimate installed and I cannot get the headset to work.  The headset pairs fine but cannot find a driver. The laptop is a Dell XPS M1730 and has Logictech Bluetooth software on it (Logictech Bluetooth Connection Assistant) . Apparentlythere is no A2DP profile in Windows 7!!??? Is this correct and if so why not!! How can I get my headset to work with Windows 7?
    Monday, November 16, 2009 10:24 PM

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  • Hi rdcons1,

     

    I am afraid to say “Yes”. Your SONY DR-BT21G stereo Bluetooth headset not working on Windows 7 is because the device is not compatible with Windows 7 or need the device driver for Windows 7 to make it works.

     

    First, I have checked the issue on Windows 7 Compatible Center and found that the device is not listed on the compatible table. Therefore, yours Sony Bluetooth headset may not be compatible with Windows 7. In addition, after searching on Sony Support website, I did not find any information that indicates the headset is compatible with Windows 7 or there is driver for Windows 7.

     

    As you mentioned that the headset works perfectly on Windows Vista, you may have the driver for the headset for Windows Vista. At this time, I suggest try installing its Windows Vista driver in Windows Vista Compatible Mode to check if your Bluetooth headset can work.

     
    Since the driver you try to install is a Vista driver, I can't guarantee if it works for you, but we can try the following steps to install the driver.

    1. Right-click the exe. file and choose Properties.
    2. Under the
    Compatibility tab, please check the "Run this program in compatibility mode for" and choose "Windows Vista".
    3. Check the box before “Run this program as an Administrator” below.
    4. Click OK to save the settings.
    5. Follow the instruction to install the driver, and test.

    After that, if the issue persists, you can download and install the Bluetooth adapter for A2DP on Windows 7 to check the issue.

     

    For more information, 
     

    Drivers & Downloads for XPS M1730

     

    I hope this can help you.

    Wednesday, November 18, 2009 5:17 AM

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  • Hi rdcons1,

     

    I am afraid to say “Yes”. Your SONY DR-BT21G stereo Bluetooth headset not working on Windows 7 is because the device is not compatible with Windows 7 or need the device driver for Windows 7 to make it works.

     

    First, I have checked the issue on Windows 7 Compatible Center and found that the device is not listed on the compatible table. Therefore, yours Sony Bluetooth headset may not be compatible with Windows 7. In addition, after searching on Sony Support website, I did not find any information that indicates the headset is compatible with Windows 7 or there is driver for Windows 7.

     

    As you mentioned that the headset works perfectly on Windows Vista, you may have the driver for the headset for Windows Vista. At this time, I suggest try installing its Windows Vista driver in Windows Vista Compatible Mode to check if your Bluetooth headset can work.

     
    Since the driver you try to install is a Vista driver, I can't guarantee if it works for you, but we can try the following steps to install the driver.

    1. Right-click the exe. file and choose Properties.
    2. Under the
    Compatibility tab, please check the "Run this program in compatibility mode for" and choose "Windows Vista".
    3. Check the box before “Run this program as an Administrator” below.
    4. Click OK to save the settings.
    5. Follow the instruction to install the driver, and test.

    After that, if the issue persists, you can download and install the Bluetooth adapter for A2DP on Windows 7 to check the issue.

     

    For more information, 
     

    Drivers & Downloads for XPS M1730

     

    I hope this can help you.

    Wednesday, November 18, 2009 5:17 AM
  • Here are some BT drivers that allow A2DP as well as others. Broadcomm v6.2.0.9700.

    http://www.kf4ytr.com/drivers/BTW_6.2.0.9700.rar

    They work for Win 7 x86 and x64.
    • Proposed as answer by Sir_ReadALot Wednesday, November 18, 2009 6:50 PM
    Wednesday, November 18, 2009 6:50 PM
  • I am sure if this is the right place for this but, I have a JBL 610 bluetooth stereo headset that needs A2DP there are no drivers for the headset how can I get it to work on Windows 7
    Philip Kuffner
    Tuesday, March 22, 2011 5:49 AM
  • Hello. The link for the "Bluetooth adapter for A2DP on Windows 7" is not found. Is there another link?

    Thank you.

    Wednesday, June 08, 2011 5:39 PM
  • It not so much that you need a Bluetooth "Driver" to listen to music on Bluetooth head phones via Windows 7... Windows 7 comes with the "Drivers" for most Bluetooth "Adapters" (USB Bluetooth dongle for example)... What Windows doesn't come with is the Bluetooth "Profiles" (I think these "profiles" were included in the Win7 beta and/or RCs, but were removed once RTM)

    What you really need (want) is the A2DP Bluetooth "Profile" so that when your headphones pair up with Windows, Windows knows what the device can do ("Audio Sync" for example). As long as your Bluetooth "Adapter" is a "Broadcom-enabled embedded or USB plug-in Bluetooth wireless adapter" (which I believe most are) then you can download and install the Broadcom Bluetooth Software available from here: http://www.broadcom.com/support/bluetooth/update.php

    The Broadcom Bluetooth Software will update the Bluetooth "Driver" and install all the Broadcom supported Bluetooth "Profiles."

    Hopefully that explanation is helpful to someone.
    Justin

    • Proposed as answer by Yurikiev Saturday, January 14, 2012 2:07 AM
    Saturday, June 25, 2011 3:11 PM
  • The solution is easy, you have to buy a bluetooth of this type "Bluetooth ENCORE Electronics", perfectly synchronized.

    Use other devices bluetooth, but only this I synchronize the device smoothly and download the drivers from windows update.

    Thursday, July 25, 2013 10:15 PM