Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2012 11:34 AM (in response to Marcelo NS)
How do I install a Toshiba stack?
This worked on my Mackbook air mid - 2011Windows 7 x64. Be aware that you will loose the "magic scrolling" in case you are using a bluetooth magic mouse. Otherwise all bluetooth devices have been working as a chram with the Toshiba stack.
To make it work, follow this steps:
But instead of downloading the toshiba stack in the above link, download the x64 stack you will find in the link bellow:
once you have "tricked" the stacks restart and run the Toshiba assistant
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2012 1:45 PM (in response to Marcelo NS)
Thanks so much for posting the instructions - I'm excited to have them work - but I got stuck on one step - from the linkopia set: When I try to point Win7 64-bit to the INF file, it tells me it "Doesn't contain a compatible software driver for your device. If the folder contains a driver, make sure it is compatible with Windows for x64-based systems." I definitely downloaded the BT-stack-64-bit-toshiba file...
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2012 3:45 PM (in response to JonT2)
I asume that you wanna try the Toshiba stack.
The error message appears if you havent properly edited the tosrfusb.inf file. In the linkopia instruccions they use this device Id: USB\VID_05AC&PID_8205
Make sure that you are using the Id of your computer. To get you Id go to control panel>hardware>device manager. Go to the bluetooth symbol and search for Apple built in Bluetooth device> right click > details > Hardware ID (more detailed info here: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-find-unknown-device-drivers-by-their-vendor- device-id/)
Make sure that you are typing the new Id properly. In addition if you edit the .inf file direct on C:\program files\ wont save properly. It is better if you move the tosrfusb.inf file to the desktop, edit it and then move it back to the original path.
I hope it helps.
Wich MAC do you own?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2012 6:07 PM (in response to Marcelo NS)
The file shows up under Program Files (x86), not Program Files, which - if I understand correctly, is for 32-bit programs running on x64 systems.
These are the lines I added to tosrfusb.inf:
and under [Services]
TosrfUsb.DeviceDesc153 = "Apple Built-In Bluetooth Toshiba"
TosrfUsb.DeviceDesc154 = "Apple Built-In Bluetooth Toshiba - REV"
both IDs show up under device manager, machine IDs.
15" MBPro mid-2011, i think.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2012 9:22 AM (in response to JonT2)
It's not the 64 bit part - the relevant part of the message is that it doesn't think this is a driver for the Apple Broadcom built-in bluetooth. if I pick a different device and try to get a driver from that INF file, I am able to see the line I added to the file as one of the choices.
is it the "Bluetooth radio" I am supposed to be replacing with the Toshiba driver? or the device under the "Bluetooth" category – which was missing, and listed under "other"
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2012 11:22 AM (in response to JonT2)
Your device id is: USB\VID_05AC&PID_821A.
I see what is going on you. If you use x64 bits you need to add your device bellow
you should add:
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2012 8:01 PM (in response to Marcelo NS)
Thank you - the amd part threw me - didn't think I needed to change that section.
It's working now!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2012 8:06 PM (in response to JonT2)
And now the demo period is expired, and I can't find a way to purchase it!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2012 11:19 AM (in response to Marcelo NS)
That worked for me, but now the demo period has expired. Does anyone know of a stack with good audio quality that won't time out every month?!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2012 4:02 AM (in response to Marcelo NS)
Thanks man, I follow your posts and got my Mac mini 2011 bluetooth works on my Bootcamp Windows 7 (64bits). Now my bluetooth speaker works even more stable than it is on the Mountain Lion.....
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2012 4:52 AM (in response to Marcelo NS)
Hey Marcelo NS,
Will your solution (specifically the third one which worked on Windows 7 on my Mid 2012 MBP) work on Windows 8? Or do we have to do some other stuff?
Please advise. I'm going to upgrade to Windows 8 (Microsoft has released it on DreamSpark for university students)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2012 5:04 AM (in response to pratnala)
I haven't tried in Windows 8. I dont know if bootcamp has been updated for windows 8 either.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2012 5:11 AM (in response to Marcelo NS)
Bootcamp hasn't been updated yet but I don't think Apple will upgrade the Bluetooth functionality seeing their track record. Can you check if the driver works? I'm a little noob in such things, so I was hoping for some feedback before I try it out
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2012 3:32 PM (in response to Marcelo NS)
You should use this one (from Acer Aspire 5740) works great, no need to pay/reinstall, complete functionallity, great audio !!!
Just execute Setup.exe no need to reboot and you are done !!!