Aug 24, 2012, 02:29 PM
I want to connect to a bluetooth device from win 7, but when I click on Devices/USB/Apple Bluetooth USB Host Controller,
then I am presented with a message box that tells me to insert he Mac OS X installation DVD and install a driver.
Unfortunately I do not have an installation DVD, none came with my mac, and I am very very new to macs so I do not know how to make one. I found a description on the net, but the resulting DVD contains the Mountain Lion installation package, and I cannot find the /Drivers/Apple/AppleBluetoothInstaller.exe mentioned in the popup box.
The message box refers to a knowledge base article (kb.parallels.com/en/5962), but that doesn't help.
Any help would be appreciated.
Aug 24, 2012, 07:36 PM
What Mac do you have? What type of BT device are you trying to use? If it's just a mouse or keyboard, you don't need to install the BT drivers.
That KB article is a little old. You can get the Boot Camp Bluetooth drivers you need following this article from Apple:
Then follow Parallels instructions using the disk you burn.
Aug 25, 2012, 10:30 AM
I have a Macbook pro 13" bought last week.
It is astronomy mount, so not really a standard usb device :)
I have a usb bluetooth dongle that I can use, but thought that it would be much nicer if I could use the inbuilt Bluetooth.
Thanks for the link, I will try that.
Aug 25, 2012, 11:31 AM
I did as it said in the link and found the exe file. However I get a message that I need the 64 bit version. Any idea where I can find that?