1. nutter426's Avatar
    hey
    Just got an 8900, and using it with my netbook running windows 7 RC (Build 7100) and it won't install the drivers properly when connecting over bluetooth.
    I'm using the latest BBDM download of the the BB website and the USB install went fine, but bluetooth connection has 2 "Bluetooth Peripheral Device" entries that don't have drivers. The modem entry installs, and it has a couple of BB bluetooth services.

    Anyone been able to install drivers for those and know what they are?
    BBDM connects and syncronises over bluetooth.
    06-14-09 01:05 PM
  2. walgarin's Avatar
    hey
    Just got an 8900, and using it with my netbook running windows 7 RC (Build 7100) and it won't install the drivers properly when connecting over bluetooth.
    I'm using the latest BBDM download of the the BB website and the USB install went fine, but bluetooth connection has 2 "Bluetooth Peripheral Device" entries that don't have drivers. The modem entry installs, and it has a couple of BB bluetooth services.

    Anyone been able to install drivers for those and know what they are?
    BBDM connects and syncronises over bluetooth.


    I could not get it to install as well since windows 7 is still in beta it will not work.

    It should work once windows 7 comes out in no later the Oct
    06-14-09 02:17 PM
  3. nutter426's Avatar
    Is there not a way to force it to try the vista drivers? I don't know enough about blackberries to be able to find them, but shouldn't be a problem to bully windows into using them once i have them
    06-14-09 03:11 PM
  4. MobileMadness002's Avatar
    Win 7 Beta, BBDTM 5+, Bold, Syncd perfectly fine through Bluetooth. Lucky me.
    06-14-09 03:51 PM
  5. MobileMadness002's Avatar
    As I understand, you must use the internal drivers for bluetooth, the toshiba stack some devices use will not allow the BBDTM to connect and sync.
    06-14-09 03:54 PM
  6. walgarin's Avatar
    sorry to say but not all of the drivers have been added to windows 7 that is why it's still beta
    06-14-09 04:04 PM
  7. nutter426's Avatar
    It connects and syncs, just doesn't have all the drivers installed.
    06-14-09 05:17 PM
  8. howejustin's Avatar
    I just today decided to re-set up syncing between my 8900 and Windows 7 RC (7100) via Bluetooth since changing from Vista. Went flawlessly. Maybe delete your adapter and try again?
    06-14-09 07:58 PM
  9. nutter426's Avatar
    I just today decided to re-set up syncing between my 8900 and Windows 7 RC (7100) via Bluetooth since changing from Vista. Went flawlessly. Maybe delete your adapter and try again?
    Which adapter are you suggesting I delete? The bluetooth adapter? Its an inbuilt MSI bluetooth (my netbook is a rebranded MSI Wind), and the bluetooth itself normally works fine, I've used it with a bluetooth mouse and some bluetooth headphones, so not an issue with the bluetooth in the laptop, but with the Blackberry. Syncing works fine, its just windows thinks there are some devices it can't find drivers for.

    Many are using their Blackberries with Windows 7...it sounds like it could be a driver issue. Several users have found help at the Microsoft Springboard Windows 7 forums. Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 RC Support Forum located here tinyurldotcom/9fhdl5(replace the "dot" with a period "."). It is supported by product specialists as well as engineers and support teams. You may want to post your question in addition to here for additional support.

    Jessica
    Microsoft Windows Client Team
    Thanks I'll try that forum you said about, but you are stating the obvious a bit. My laptop not installing drivers might be a driver issue.... yeah? you think?
    06-16-09 01:34 PM
  10. rsm2009's Avatar
    Windows 7 Bluetooth Blackberry Fix

    Spent many hours on this, finally got laptop support level 2 at AT&T guy put me on the right track.

    Go to Device Manager, find the two problem child entries
    -- the 2 "Bluetooth Peripheral Device" entries that don't have drivers.

    Right click on the first Bluetooth Peripheral Device, choose update driver. Then click Update Driver Software.

    Then click Browse my computer for software.

    Pick from a list of drivers.

    Find the device type PORTS and scroll down to select Rim Virtual Serial Port 2
    It will warn you that the driver is not certified. Ignore and click OK.

    It will say the device installed ok.

    Do the same procedure again for the 2nd instance of the Bluetooth Peripheral Device.

    Remove your PC from your Blackberry Bluetooth list, turn the blackberry bluetooth setting "Let other devices discover me",

    You should now be able to establish your bluetooth pairing with your Windows 7 64-bit PC.

    This worked flawlessly for me on a fresh install of Windows7 to my HP DV9700t CTO Laptop.

    Hope this helps others.

    Information given is without warranty - user assumes all risks of use thereof. No copyright privileges are conferred.

    CREDIT for tech solution goes to AT&T Level 2 Laptop Support (United States). My goal was simply to get it to sync up via Bluetooth instead of USB. I have no idea if this issue will fix/solve modem 'tethering' concerns as I don't use that.
    Last edited by rsm2009; 07-09-09 at 01:00 AM. Reason: Give Credit to AT&T Support
    07-09-09 12:02 AM
  11. richro's Avatar
    Windows 7 Bluetooth Blackberry Fix

    Spent many hours on this, finally got laptop support level 2 at AT&T guy put me on the right track.

    Go to Device Manager, find the two problem child entries
    -- the 2 "Bluetooth Peripheral Device" entries that don't have drivers.

    Right click on the first Bluetooth Peripheral Device, choose update driver. Then click Update Driver Software.

    Then click Browse my computer for software.

    Pick from a list of drivers.

    Find the device type PORTS and scroll down to select Rim Virtual Serial Port 2
    It will warn you that the driver is not certified. Ignore and click OK.

    It will say the device installed ok.

    Do the same procedure again for the 2nd instance of the Bluetooth Peripheral Device.

    Remove your PC from your Blackberry Bluetooth list, turn the blackberry bluetooth setting "Let other devices discover me",

    You should now be able to establish your bluetooth pairing with your Windows 7 64-bit PC.

    This worked flawlessly for me on a fresh install of Windows7 to my HP DV9700t CTO Laptop.

    Hope this helps others.

    Information given is without warranty - user assumes all risks of use thereof. No copyright privileges are conferred.

    CREDIT for tech solution goes to AT&T Level 2 Laptop Support (United States). My goal was simply to get it to sync up via Bluetooth instead of USB. I have no idea if this issue will fix/solve modem 'tethering' concerns as I don't use that.
    Thanks! This just worked to let me connect my Tour 9630 via Bluetooth to my MSI Wind netbook with Windows 7 RC.
    07-25-09 05:47 PM
  12. danmcq's Avatar
    Nice post, thanks for the info.
    07-28-09 06:30 PM
  13. MrFrust's Avatar
    Windows 7 Bluetooth Blackberry Fix

    Spent many hours on this, finally got laptop support level 2 at AT&T guy put me on the right track.

    Go to Device Manager, find the two problem child entries
    -- the 2 "Bluetooth Peripheral Device" entries that don't have drivers.

    Right click on the first Bluetooth Peripheral Device, choose update driver. Then click Update Driver Software.

    Then click Browse my computer for software.

    Pick from a list of drivers.

    Find the device type PORTS and scroll down to select Rim Virtual Serial Port 2
    It will warn you that the driver is not certified. Ignore and click OK.

    It will say the device installed ok.

    Do the same procedure again for the 2nd instance of the Bluetooth Peripheral Device.

    Remove your PC from your Blackberry Bluetooth list, turn the blackberry bluetooth setting "Let other devices discover me",

    You should now be able to establish your bluetooth pairing with your Windows 7 64-bit PC.

    This worked flawlessly for me on a fresh install of Windows7 to my HP DV9700t CTO Laptop.

    Hope this helps others.

    Information given is without warranty - user assumes all risks of use thereof. No copyright privileges are conferred.

    CREDIT for tech solution goes to AT&T Level 2 Laptop Support (United States). My goal was simply to get it to sync up via Bluetooth instead of USB. I have no idea if this issue will fix/solve modem 'tethering' concerns as I don't use that.
    Thank you for the advise. Finally got it working. Phew!!
    12-08-09 08:44 AM
  14. rn898's Avatar
    Got to "browse my computer for software", but where do i find the drivers. Sorry, this may be a stupid question.
    02-23-10 04:23 AM
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