Jan 16, 2013 at 8:22 PM
Edited Jan 16, 2013 at 9:08 PM
My computer(Windows 7 64bit) has MSFT stack (Device Manager->Bluetooth Radios - has two entries
1. Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator and
2. Name of whichever dongle I plugged in. I am trying a couple of dongles.. One BroadComm manufactured, One 'Generic'-no idea what it means )
A - Why are there two entries 1. and 2.? Does that mean I really have two radios? What is 1.? When I remove the dongle, "Bluetooth Radios" disappears altogether. So 1. is like the core that needs a vent(dongle)?
B - One of the devices I need to communicate, has in its instructions to check if bt driver by Broadcomm is already installed. Then it asks to check if bt device manufacturer is Broadcomm. If not, then they ask to install what seems like widcomm
sw from their CD. So sounds like they are saying my bt stack needs to be Broadcomm's(Widcomm stack) right? But Why do they care about 'manufacturer' though?
C - I tried to download and install Broadcomm's bt sw ( I am assuming this is their 'stack'?), everything seems to install fine but all the new shortcuts say "Bluetooth Problem Report". Which means it had issues. I tried couple of times to uninstall
and reinstall, but still the same issue. So does that mean, I can not install broadcomm stack on windows 7, if I already have msft stack? I tried uninstall and reinstall with 1. disabled. Still no luck.
D - Is it easy/safe/ok to uninstall existing msft stack, so I can test broadcomm's for a while? How do I uninstall msft stack, where can I get that stack to reinstall it later?
Your help much appreciated.
Is what you mentioned here(http://inthehand.com/forums/p/5438/13843.aspx) related? So does that mean, there is no way to install a full widcomm stack on windows 7 if we already have msft stack?
Another related link here (http://inthehand.com/forums/p/3348/9932.aspx) which is 2 years old and says widcomm stack on windows 7 not possible. Can someone please confirm?