How to Add A2DP Support to Windows 7

The article intends to help users know what A2DP support is and how to add it in Windows 7. The method described here is simple and accurate until date. Users are still advised to follow the instructions carefully to avoid running into common Windows 7 problems. This will essentially save them the precious time that would otherwise be spent on talking to Microsoft technical support for help.

Windows 7 users might be disappointed knowing that the operating system doesn’t come with built-in A2DP support. A2DP is a protocol that allows you to connect your Bluetooth stereo headset to your computer to play and listen to the music. Don’t worry. There is a little workaround that can help you use your Bluetooth headset with your PC to stream music. Check the below mentioned guide for self-help and sidelining the need of Microsoft technical help.

Instructions:

Since Windows 7 doesn’t come with inbuilt A2DP support, you must follow these steps to make your Bluetooth stereo headset work properly.

First Method:

Download and install the right driver for your headset from the manufacturer website. Save the file to a location in your computer where it is easily accessible from. Turn on the Bluetooth feature in your computer. Connect your Bluetooth headset and wait for the Windows 7 computer to automatically detect it. Windows 7 computer should download the necessary driver automatically. Go to the Bluetooth device folder, locate your stereo headset and pair it up. It should work fine.

Second Method:

If you find that the headset doesn’t connect or show up in the list of Bluetooth devices, then download a third-party software like Broadcom Bluetooth software (widcomm software), CSR, or Toshiba. Download any of these tools from its respective website. Save the file a convenient location in computer in a similar fashion. Connect your Bluetooth headset now and wait. Windows 7 should recognize it and automatically download the necessary drivers. Locate the Bluetooth device icon on your desktop. Right click on the icon and select Connect. Instead, you can go to your Bluetooth device folder, locate your stereo headset, right click on it and go to Properties. Check that the headset option is selected and it shows connected. If you face any difficulty or get any error message, then uninstall and reinstall the software and repeat the entire procedure.

Additional Tips:-

  • The abovementioned link is intended only for Broadcom software (widcomm software) drivers. If you are downloading other software like CSR or Toshiba, then check the respective website for the same.
  • Log on as an admin or atleast you should have admin privileges to your Windows 7 computer in order to make the driver files run.
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