03-23-2010 04:47 AM
I run nc8430 on Win7, I have SonyE's mbr-100 and mbs-100 ( bluetooth audio receiver and portable speaker) they both worked fine on XP but on win7 they dont. I managed to connected them after a while and select them to reproduce the sound but the sound comes out only for a second and then mutes. This is really frustrating because nothing works I even tried Bluesoleil but same thing. I tried a bunch of drivers but same old same old.
Also I tried XP virtual machine but it cant recognize my bluetooth device.
03-23-2010 09:34 AM
First of all did you install the HP Bluetooth software for your nc8430?
If not, I recommend you install the Windows Vista Business 32 or 64 bit software (depending on if you are running W7 32 or 64 bit).
The main driver page is here:
If you have already done that or installing the HP Bluetooth software didn't fix the problem, then I recommend you run the Windows 7 Upgrade advisor (even though you already have W7 installed), and have all your devices connected/running to your laptop (including the non-functioning Sony bluetooth receiver/speakers).
The Windows Upgrade advisor will give you a report on most of your programs and all of your devices as to whether or not they are compatible with W7.
The Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor may give you information as to whether or not that Sony product is compatible with Windows 7 and if not, it may advise you what you need to do like visit the manufacturer's website for updated device drivers.
The link to the W7 Upgrade Advisor is here:
03-23-2010 04:54 PM
with sp38167 I can't even 'control' the device (when in my devices, right click, dont have 'control' option)
I've tried win7 update advisor, everything states compatible.
03-23-2010 04:59 PM
I've found somewheree BTW_18.104.22.16800 driver, and that one has 'control' option but still same no audio problem
03-24-2010 04:03 AM
But problem definitely lies somewhere within HP bluetooth drivers, because both of these devices work on my girlfriends laptop (toshiba win7).
If I buy some cheap bt dongle would that solve this problem?