I have scoured the web on the issue of BT headset failure on Windows 7. Here\'s a summary of what I did and if this doesn\'t work, plug in a wired headset or get a #$)( Mac.
I\'m on the latest Windows 7 (as of April 2013). It discovers my Blue Tiger (bluetigerusa.com, eBay purchased new) Delux BT headset (dual ear w/ mic - designed for truckers), and even with WIndows BT driver up to date http://www.broadcom.com/support/bluetooth/update.php
, Bluetooth Support Service restarted (Start > services), device successully added with device pairing mode (Windows Add BT device and holding device button down for 15 seconds until blue and red LEDs flash alternately - pink on some phone devices), and Windows sound device (Start > sound) Playback & Recording tabs right-clicked to enable "Show disabled devices," the headset still fails to show as a playback or recording device.
Simply put, all versions of Windows after XP have sucked. They change the UI to please Microsoft but with no apparent value to the user and though the help text is noticably better than former versions, the product itself is not. If Microsoft is going to try to reinvent the Mac, I\'m just gonna go get a Mac. Microsoft should stick to Ms Office apps, which they do well. Even Apple went Unix, having to admit that their own OS was absolute rubbish. Is Microsoft preparing to die? There\'s simply no innovation there. Perhaps they should hire some ex-Disney Imagineers?