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Full Bluetooth functionality in Bootcamp (audio, A2DP, FTP, OBEX)

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  • pratnala Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    The file transfer didn't work for me. Which is why I had to do this

  • pratnala Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    FTP doesn't work on default for me. That's why I used the Aspire drivers (from your original post but the Windows 8 version)

  • Titillator Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have tried everything on this website including downloading the drivers from Acer.. but my bluetooth still doesn't work!! It can pair with devices but nothing connects with it from a Magic Mouse to my Android phone..

     

    I have a brand new 2012 MacBookPro 15 inch with quad core processor and 1 TB of storage and 8GM of RAM.  It's a top spec model - the fact it cost me GBP 2600 doesn't help my comfort level..

     

    So much has disappointed me since I took the plunge and bought a Mac (using Bootcamp for Windows 7).. battery time *****, notebook heats up like an oven, speakers were faulty (had to be changed under warranty) and now.. Bluetooth doesn't work.

     

    HELP PLEASE?? I am not impressed thus far with my first Apple computer....

  • pratnala Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Hey

     

    The third point in the original post works for Windows 7 (now, I'm on Windows 8). It worked for me. I have the same Mac as yours. But, I don't get how you have a 1TB hard disk? You upgraded? Mine is the 750 gigs one, rest all same (8 gigs RAM, i7, 15 inch, 1 gig graphics card blah blah).

     

    Battery you get 3-3.5 hours. The problem is Apple didn't show up the Intel integrated GPU in the BIOS emulator on which Windows runs. So Windows thinks Nvidia is the only GPU. That explains the poor battery life.

     

    Heat is only an issue when it is charging. On battery use, it doesn't heat up too much. See, you should understand Apple didn't make the laptop to run Windows on it. It is to run OS X. I'm living with these faults - a poor battery life and some heating issues (CPU is at around 76-80 degrees celsius for me) - and running Windows 8 like a boss. And, oh consider getting this driver called Trackpad++ from http://trackpad.powerplan7.com. It improves the trackpad on windows by leaps and bounds.

    MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012), Other OS, Windows 8
  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,380 points)

    Titillator wrote:

     

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    So much has disappointed me since I took the plunge and bought a Mac (using Bootcamp for Windows 7).. battery time *****, notebook heats up like an oven, speakers were faulty (had to be changed under warranty) and now.. Bluetooth doesn't work.

     

    HELP PLEASE?? I am not impressed thus far with my first Apple computer....

    You are using a Windows computer now.

  • pratnala Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Excuse me. Those issues are because of Apple giving below par drivers. Don't blame Windows

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,380 points)

    pratnala wrote:

     

    Excuse me. Those issues are because of Apple giving below par drivers. Don't blame Windows

    Good luck with that approach to the problem.

  • pratnala Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Can't help if you want to live in denial. See anywhere on the web. These issues (low battery life due to Apple not showing Intel in the BIOS emulator; and heating issues because of AHCI; and the bluetooth issue as is evident in this forum) are well documented on the Internet.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,380 points)

    You chose to use a Mac for Windows, in spite of all those things you have pointed out. How do you feel about your choice?

  • pratnala Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I would differ with Marcelo NS. I bought a Mac because I wanted to use OS X, Windows and Ubuntu. Yes, mine is a triple boot setup

  • pratnala Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Marcelo NS wrote:

     

    Windows 8x64 bits UPDATE

     

    I was doing some research and testing. In MAC models using the broadcom chip BCM2707 (Macbook air mid2011, pro 2011, iMAC 2011) this should apply:

     

    1.- Remove any bluetooth software you may have instaled and bluetooth devices (except for Apple mouse/keyboards)

    2.- Install bootcamp dirvers (install/repair bootcamp if you have already installed it)

    3.- By now the microsoft bluetooth stack should be able to handle simple protocols HID, FTP, A2DP.

    4.- For a full bluetooth experience (including OBEX, advanced profiles, remote android control, etc) this worked for me:

         4.1 - downolad acer driver: Select Windows 8 Pro and download de Broadcom driver:

         http://support.acer.com/us/en/product/default.aspx?modelId=3636

         4.2 - Unzip the file and do not run setup (it will not recognize the chip). Navigate to Win64 folder and run "Inst.exe".

         4.3 - Let it install the software and then Restart (important do not shut down and up use RESTART)

     

    You can access your bluetooth devices form the metro UI

    Bluetooth-Metro.jpg

     

    Click on your device and you will have access to the bluetooth configuration profile. Here you can connect-disconnect and adjust the settings:

    Bluetooth.jpg

     

    Finnaly some comments to Apple: Dear company, as a loyal customer I kindly ask you to provide me with proper drivers and support for the hardware i have paid a good ammount of money for. I am getting tired of having to test every possible driver from 3th party fabricants in order to get my computer working properly.

     

    Just checked, this driver doesn't work on my mid 2012 MacBook Pro

    MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012), Other OS, Windows 8
  • Titillator Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks guys - appreciate the constructive feedback above!!

     

    But none of the comments really solves my problem with Bluetooth (as this is a post about Bluetooth problems with Bootcamp using Windows 7/8)..

     

    Pratnala - I did use your original Option 3 and downloaded the Atheros driver from Acer but it has made zero difference (other than some additional options for "settings").. why does it not work for me? Also, why did you recommend Atheros rather than Broadcom when the chip in my Mac is Broadcom??

     

    Marcelo - any other suggestions? I did try downloading your Broadcom driver but my Mac wouldn't open any of the files (even if I unzipped them).. and Pratnala says that the Windows 8 driver doesn't work for him..

     

    Awaiting your kind response

     

    ps: I DID download all the drivers from Apple onto a disc at the Bootcamp installation phase and then ran this disc on Windows - so all drivers should be properly installed!

  • pratnala Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I recommended Atheros because that's what worked for the OP on Windows 7 and worked for me too. And what do you mean Mac wouldn't open any of the files? Did you open the file in OS X?

     

    Message was edited by: pratnala Made a grammatical correction

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