Bluetooth and Windows 7
Bluetooth can be a very useful feature, allowing you to transfer files and data wirelessly and, hopefully, effortlessly! If you are having problems using Bluetooth with Windows 7 then the issue may be with your setup process rather than your Drivers.
First we will explain the setup process and if you are still having problems then the next section will look at potential Drivers issues and fixes.
How to setup Bluetooth in Windows 7
- click Start > Devices and Printers
- Select a Bluetooth device (ensure one is in range first and that the device has Bluetooth is turned on)
- If you don’t see the Bluetooth device then connect it using cables
- When you see the Bluetooth device, right-click on it and select Settings
- Check the box “Allow Bluetooth Devices to Find This Computer”, and select OK
- Return to Devices and Printers and select Add a Device
- In the next window click on the device you want to connect to
- Windows 7 will now create a connection code which you will need to enter into the connecting device
- Your device should now appear in Devices and Printers
- As a security precaution you should disable Bluetooth when not using it
If you are having issues with your Bluetooth connection and you think it may be Driver-related, then read the next section to find out how to update Windows 7 Bluetooth Drivers.
Download Windows 7 Bluetooth Drivers Updates
<img src=”/img/windows7-75.jpg” alt=”download windows7 drivers” />It is recommended you update your Windows 7 Bluetooth Drivers regularly in order to avoid conflicts. Driver updates will resolve any driver conflict issues with all devices and improve the performance of your PC.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Downloading the latest Driver releases helps resolve driver conflicts and improve your computer’s stability and performance. Updates are recommended for all Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 users.
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How Do I Install Driver updates?
To fix your Drivers problems you will need to know the particular model of the Bluetooth device you are having problems with. Once you have the details you can search the manufacturers website for your drivers and, if available, download and install these drivers.
How do I know if I need to update my Drivers?
If you are unsure of whether or not you need to update your Drivers, or indeed which Drivers may need to be updated, you can run a Drivers scan using a driver update tool (you will need to pay to register this tool but usually the Drivers scan is free). This will allow you to assess your Driver needs without any commitment. Alternatively, you can use the device manager to check if there are problems with any of your hardware devices.
Can I update the Drivers myself?
In many cases the answer to this is yes, however in some cases the manufacturers no longer make the Drivers available so you need to use a Driver Update Tool to install the missing Drivers. The purpose of such as tool is to save you time and effort by automatically downloading and updating the Drivers for you.
How will a Driver Update Tool fix my Windows 7 Bluetooth Drivers?
A Driver Update Program will instantly resolve your drivers problems by scanning your PC for outdated, missing or corrupt drivers, which it then automatically updates to the most compatible version.
Why should I download Driver Update Software?
Apart from updating your Windows 7 Bluetooth Drivers, installing a Driver Update Tool gives:
- Up to 3 times faster internet connection and download speeds
- Better PC performance for games and audio applications
- Smooth-running of all your PC devices such as printers, scanners etc.
- Better all-round performance of your PC due to automatic driver updates which will keep all your devices and your PC in top condition