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Just purchased the kinsington bluetooth micro adapter. Vista loads the Toshiba Bluetooth stack software, but will not recognize the adapter (dongle) when I insert it. I have tried other usb ports and uninstalling the Toshiba software to see whether Vista bluetooth would recognize the adapter. When I insert the dongle, Vista always returns an error that it does not recognize the devise and no driver is installed. Any ideas?

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It is possible that the adaptor is not compatible with your version of windows vista, despite what the system requirements for the device say.

Below is a link where you can download the latest driver for your bluetooth adaptor. Support XP sp1, sp2, and vista. Try this driver

http://update.broadcom.com/downloads/btwinitialupdate.exe.

Posted on Apr 19, 2008

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it might take some time being a freeware driver solution Note: it will find all of your outdated drivers.

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Hi message4,


Welcome to FixYa! How are you doing?


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