I'm using the drivers supplied by MSI. Also, I found something about a file-patcher that is a work-around for this problem, but the site that it was hosted on was asked to remove it by WIDCOMM. SEE http://www.jonsguides.com/bluetooth/ AND http://forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb/archive/index.php/t-127539.html
You should have received a key from MSI when downloading the new version. They have to supply it otherwise your Bluetooth will not work. Contact MSI for this.
As for Jon's Guides, the instructions are good, but the problem is that some companies see them as a copyright violation. I used to have these here, but decided to remove last year, before anyone could complain...
I got the new version of the MSI drivers through a utility called Live Update 3 that compares the version on my computer to existing (newer) versions on their site. I didn't see anything about a key. Would they give me a license.dat file that they the error points to? Anyway, I got the patched files from http://mirrors.phorever.com/jonscaife/btfiles.zip and seem to be working fine now, BT icon went from red to white, and I was able to pair my phone. I haven't had time to test all the fucntions yet.
UPDATE: Went to MSI's site to gain a security key by entering my BD address and this is the response I got.
Thanks for you contacting MSI technical support.
To upgrade you Bluetooth device with BD Address, you need to get security key from Widcomm (Broadcom) web. Though we are sorry Broadcom suddenly shutdown the registry web without notice. MicroStar is contacting Broadcom to resolve this issue. Please kindly download driver 1.3.1 to install from MSI website:
This version (1.3.1) will not check security code, but do not support HID function. Please notes MSI web for further information. Your patience is highly appreciated. If you still have any question, please feel free to let us know."
hi, I got a usb bluetooth. and i do not install WIDCOMM bluetooth driver
that come with the vendor. i'm using winxp sp2 bluetooth driver.
after installed, it only can send file from pc to my sony ericsson t610 mobile.
when i try to receive a file from computer or send file from t610, the conection
is failed....may i know how to slove this problem...
I'm eager to try to follow the steps you gave us because I've tried everything... nothing worked here. XP sp2 is causing trouble with bluetooth. I have a Nokia 6230..
Right, the thing now is: I went to Microsoft support (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;pt-br;883258 - in PORTUGUESE)
and did what they told me to; I deleted one thing from the registry:
"Now go to the Device Manager, right click on the "Generic Bluetooth Radio" and select "update
driver". Don't let Windows XP connect to the internet, then select "Choose software from a list
or specified location". In the next window, select "Don't search, but select the driver to install."
When I go to the Device Manager, I can't find the "generic bluetooth radio" anymore....
I hope you can help me!
Tried following the instructions to the letter, and everything goes along just fine until near the end ("Click next until the new driver is installed. Now the WIDCOMM system tray icon should be blue-white aswell, activated and ready to use")..
That's where things go pear shaped.. It's still disabled.. (The ms bluetooth logo (the active one) is gone though..) And if I try to activate the WIDCOMM one, then I get that damn license message again..
Finally got it alll working with BT Class 1 dongle but now I'm up to COM45 on the ports. Anyone know how to get them back to more familiar numbers? I guess it doesn't really matter, but it is just annoying.
Looks like David already answered in posts further down....and back. Thanks.
The solution desciped in this topic works form me but now I have both BT icons in my tray, the WIDCOMM and the MicroSoft icon that is. I also have two BT entries in the controlpanel. Does somebody know how to remove the MS driver.
I followed these instructions and still can't get the WIDCOMM driver working. I have the Bluetooth tray icon, but it's red, not white. Nothing happens when I try to open "My Bluetooth places" and when I right-click on the tray icon and select "Start using Bluetooth", I get the license error. If I double-click, I get an error stating "Bluetooth device not found. Please verify that your Bluetooth device is properly connected and turned on."
I'm using a CNet Technology Inc. Bluetooth dongle. I downloaded and installed the latest drivers several times, with no luck. I'm attempting to connect to a Nokia 7610 phone (which can connect fine to other Bluetooth devices).