Using Bluetooth headphones in XP with a Bluetooth dongle

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by Hayesdan34, Dec 25, 2019.

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    Hayesdan34

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    Good morning,
    I am trying to use a QGOO Bluetooth dongle with my dell inspiron 6000 with windows XP. I used the dongle with a Bluetooth keyboard, and it worked fine. But when I try to connect my Bluetooth headphones (they are blackpods AirPod clones), they connect to the computer but it only comes up as offering an HID service. There is no option in the volume settings to use the headphones as the sound output. When I play sound it still comes out of the computer speakers. I think the computer doesn’t realize it is an audio device. Anyone know how to make it work?
    Thanks for any help.
     
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    Bluetooth audio is as painful as a root canal on Windows systems. I've had this issue with XP, 7 & 8.1. The problem lies with Windows driver model - EVERYTHING needs a driver. Elizabeth's link offers a guide that requires you to download drivers for your particular bluetooth audio headset. It doesn't exist (I also have a pair of airbud clones). In fact, you will have a difficult time finding Windows bluetooth audio drivers for practically any device.

    Windows either has built-in support or it doesn't. I've got bluetooth audio speakers, docks, headsets from various manufacturers and it has been a roll of the dice to pair them with Windows. I've had no issues pairing various bluetooth keyboards and mice with any Windows systems.

    In contrast my Android tablet and phone (even a phone from 2009!) pair flawlessy with all my bluetooth audio devices, offering full functionality no drivers or updates required. I can even use the buttons on the speakers for next track/previous track/volume etc.

    I have given up with Bluetooth audio on Windows systems. It's just not worth the increase to my blood pressure.
     
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    in your manuals it does not say anything about bluetooth audio, just bluetooth wireless drivers, below are links to your service manual, owners manual, dell wireless driver and intel wireless driver for your inspiron 6000

    https://downloads.dell.com/manuals/...laptop/inspiron-6000_service manual_en-us.pdf

    https://downloads.dell.com/manuals/...laptop/inspiron-6000_owner's manual_en-us.pdf

    https://www.dell.com/support/home/u...=r112482&oscode=ww1&productcode=inspiron-6000

    https://www.dell.com/support/home/u...=r111827&oscode=ww1&productcode=inspiron-6000
     
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