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Old 06-01-2009
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idea Create Custom Name Bluetooth Driver in Windows XP & Vista using the built-in driver

Hey guys!
this would be important to those who lost their bluetooth driver Disc.

Windows XP comes bundled with a generic bluetooth driver.
When a compatible bluetooth device is plugged in, windows detects it you can use the device without manufacterer's drivers.

here, we'll make our bluetooth dongle Windows compatible!

how to do it :
  • plug the bluetooth dongle.
  • cancel the driver installation wizard.
  • go to device manager & right click on the "usb device" that would be written in yellow color then click on properties.
  • now click on the "Details" tab.
  • you will see a drop-down list box, from the box select "Hardware Ids"
  • in the below box you will see 2 different hardware ids.
  • click on the last hardware id & press Ctrl+C to copy the hardware id.
  • now goto run & type "c:\windows\inf\bth.inf"
  • a notepad file will appear
  • scroll down a bit till u find different manufactures name in square brackets[]. below will be the model name & number of the bluetooth that windows in-built driver supports.
  • now under any manufacture's name type the name you want to give to ur bluetooth device.
  • after that out "=" & then type "BthUsb," then put a space and then paste the hardware id.
  • Example :
I want my bluetooth name to be "High Speed Bluetooth 2.4Ghz"
so i will write :
High Speed Bluetooth 2.4Ghz=BthUsb, "hardware id"

lets say this way:

High Speed Bluetooth 2.4Ghz=BthUsb, USB\VID_413C&PID_8103
  • now save the file by going to file menu-> save. vista users must give rights to the bth.inf file before saving the file or it won't save.
  • now go to the bluetooth properties from where you copied the hardware id and go to the driver file.
  • click re-install driver or update driver.
  • let windows search the driver automatically.
  • windows will treat the usb device as compatible which has in-built driver support.
  • done!

Last edited by FaMe FacToR : 06-01-2009 at 09:17 PM.
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hey! thats nice man! tried it! it works with my Widcomm dongle!
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Old 07-01-2009
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re: Create Custom Name Bluetooth Driver in Windows XP & Vista using the built-in driver

Hey! Tried with many bluetooth dongles & laptops. It worked for all of them! Great man!
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Old 27-07-2009
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Re: Create Custom Name Bluetooth Driver in Windows XP & Vista using the built-in driver

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Originally Posted by FaMe FacToR View Post
Hey guys!
this would be important to those who lost their bluetooth driver Disc.

Windows XP comes bundled with a generic bluetooth driver.
When a compatible bluetooth device is plugged in, windows detects it you can use the device without manufacterer's drivers.

here, we'll make our bluetooth dongle Windows compatible!

how to do it :
  • plug the bluetooth dongle.
  • cancel the driver installation wizard.
  • go to device manager & right click on the "usb device" that would be written in yellow color then click on properties.
  • now click on the "Details" tab.
  • you will see a drop-down list box, from the box select "Hardware Ids"
  • in the below box you will see 2 different hardware ids.
  • click on the last hardware id & press Ctrl+C to copy the hardware id.
  • now goto run & type "c:\windows\inf\bth.inf"
  • a notepad file will appear
  • scroll down a bit till u find different manufactures name in square brackets[]. below will be the model name & number of the bluetooth that windows in-built driver supports.
  • now under any manufacture's name type the name you want to give to ur bluetooth device.
  • after that out "=" & then type "BthUsb," then put a space and then paste the hardware id.
  • Example :
I want my bluetooth name to be "High Speed Bluetooth 2.4Ghz"
so i will write :
High Speed Bluetooth 2.4Ghz=BthUsb, "hardware id"

lets say this way:

High Speed Bluetooth 2.4Ghz=BthUsb, USB\VID_413C&PID_8103
  • now save the file by going to file menu-> save. vista users must give rights to the bth.inf file before saving the file or it won't save.
  • now go to the bluetooth properties from where you copied the hardware id and go to the driver file.
  • click re-install driver or update driver.
  • let windows search the driver automatically.
  • windows will treat the usb device as compatible which has in-built driver support.
  • done!
Hi, I tried creating the driver as described by your post.. But there is no yellow "usb device" but yellow "bluetooth peripheral device". When right-clicked on it, followded by the properties. The hardware id shows only 1 line which reads something like "BTH..." and nothing like "VEN .... PID ...". Please advise whether I have done anything wrong.

Appreciate very much.
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Old 01-03-2010
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Re: Create Custom Name Bluetooth Driver in Windows XP & Vista using the built-in driver

Hi,

I am using Vista Home Premium and I don't know how to give rights to the inf. file. It is definitely not allowing me to save it,as rightly mentioned by you. Can you pl. tell me how to give rights to the inf. file. Then I can use the proposed solution.
Also the last Hardware id. is BTHENUM.....I hope your proposed solution works for this as well.
KS
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