Installing CSR Bluetooth Device Driver and Bluetooth Headset on Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows Server 2008

This article describes how to install and enable Bluetooth headset profile (HSP) on both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) editions of Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Vista, and Microsoft Windows Server 2008. It also provides CSR Bluetooth device drivers for select OEMs and aftermarket Bluetooth dongles.
Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-803

Due to the fact that Windows doesn’t support Bluetooth headset profile (HSP) out of the box, if you want to use a Bluetooth headset with your adapter, you’ll need a little creative workaround to add the headset profile to the default Microsoft stack. Download either of the x86 or x64 compilations of the CSR Bluetooth driver and extract its contents to a folder. When you try to pair your headset to your computer, Windows will ask for drivers for the headset since it doesn’t find the appropriate headset profile. Point Windows to the folder where you have extracted the CSR drivers to make it work. Make sure you go into the device in the Bluetooth Devices panel and check off the boxes for unwanted profiles. But first, do you have a BT radio installed? Read more:

Bluetooth Device Driver Installation

Not taking PCI / PCIe Bluetooth devices into account at all, newer versions of Windows recognize a wide range of USB Bluetooth devices out of the box. But if your Bluetooth radio USB device is not recognized, you can try the ‪Bluetooth Filter Driver (BthFilt) 1.0.0.370 of 11/6/2006.

Cambridge Silicon Radio ‪Bluetooth Filter Driver 1.0.0.370 (8/13/2007)

Download Links

  • Download CSR Bluetooth device driver version 1.0.0.370 for Windows 7 x86 (32-bit) / Windows Vista x86 (32-bit) / Windows Server 2008 x86 (32-bit)
  • Download CSR Bluetooth device driver version 1.0.0.370 for Windows 7 x64 (64-bit) / Windows Vista x64 (64-bit) / Windows Server 2008 x64 (64-bit)

Archive File Listing

  • BthFilt.inf, BthFilt.sys, BthFilt.cat 1.0.0.370 (11/6/2006)

Extracted from Dell Wireless 350 Bluetooth Internal Module drivers R142181 / R142183. Also included in Dell Wireless 360 Module with Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR drivers R155395 / R155463.

Supported Devices

Manufacturer Device Name Hardware ID
Alps Alps Integrated Bluetooth Device USB\VID_044E&PID_3005
Alps Bluetooth USB Adapter USB\VID_044E&PID_3006
Belkin Belkin Bluetooth Adapter USB\VID_050D&PID_0081
Belkin Bluetooth Adapter USB\VID_050D&PID_0084
ISSC USB Bluetooth Device USB\VID_1131&PID_1001&REV_0373
Brain Boxes Brain Boxes USB Bluetooth Adapter BL-554 USB\VID_05D1&PID_0003
Cambridge Silicon Radio Generic Bluetooth Radio USB\VID_0A12&PID_0001
CSR Nanosira USB\VID_0A12&PID_0003
CSR Nanosira WHQL Reference Radio USB\VID_0A12&PID_0004
CSR Nanosira-Multimedia USB\VID_0A12&PID_0005
CSR Nanosira-Multimedia WHQL Reference Radio USB\VID_0A12&PID_0006
Dell Dell TrueMobile Bluetooth Module USB\VID_413C&PID_8000
Dell Wireless 350 Bluetooth Module USB\VID_413C&PID_8103
Dell Wireless 350 Bluetooth Module USB\VID_413C&PID_8120
Dell Wireless 360 Bluetooth Module USB\VID_413C&PID_8140
Hewlett-Packard HP Integrated Bluetooth module USB\VID_049F&PID_0086
HP nx7000 USB\VID_049F&PID_0086&REV_1393
IBM Bluetooth UltraPort Module from IBM USB\VID_04BF&PID_0317
IBM Integrated Bluetooth USB\VID_04BF&PID_0318
IBM Integrated Bluetooth II USB\VID_1668&PID_0441
IBM Integrated Bluetooth III USB\VID_1668&PID_2441
IBM Integrated Bluetooth IV USB\VID_0A5C&PID_201E
ThinkPad Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate USB\VID_0A5C&PID_2110
Motion Computing Motion Computing USB Bluetooth Device USB\VID_10AB&PID_1002
Motion Computing USB Bluetooth Device USB\VID_10AB&PID_1005
Sony USB Bluetooth Device USB\VID_044E&PID_3002
USB Bluetooth Device USB\VID_044E&PID_3003
Sony Bluetooth USB Adapter USB\VID_044E&PID_3004
USB Bluetooth Device USB\VID_044E&PID_3007
TDK TDK Bluetooth USB Adapter USB\VID_04BF&PID_0319
TDK Bluetooth USB Adaptor USB\VID_04BF&PID_0320
Toshiba Toshiba Integrated Bluetooth USB\VID_0930&PID_0502&REV_1350
Toshiba Integrated Bluetooth 2 USB\VID_0930&PID_0505
Toshiba Integrated Bluetooth 3 USB\VID_0930&PID_0506
Toshiba Bluetooth Adapter USB\VID_0930&PID_0507
Toshiba Bluetooth Adapter USB\VID_0930&PID_0508
Toshiba Bluetooth Adapter USB\VID_0930&PID_0509

Bluetooth Profile Driver Installation

In order to use Bluetooth technology, a device must be compatible with the subset of Bluetooth profiles necessary to use the desired services. The way a device uses Bluetooth technology depends on its profile capabilities, such as Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Hands-Free Profile (HFP), Headset Profile (HSP), Basic Imaging Profile (BIP), Hard Copy Cable Replacement Profile (HCRP), Video Distribution Profile (VDP), etc. For every Bluetooth profile to function, you need to install its appropriate drivers, like for example using Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Driver Pack.

Which version of CSR drivers would best suit me?

Well, that depends… Depending on the vendor ID of the Bluetooth radio device you’ve installed, newer driver packs might refuse to work. CSR drivers from version 4 onward (4.0.55 and later) only support CSR-based Bluetooth devices.

Users say on non-CSR radios, v3.0.0.183 (7/10/2008) works in stereo, but v5.0.11.0 (8/13/2009)—installed by an optional Windows update—gives the Bluetooth Peripheral Device (Bluetooth Stereo Audio) a failed driver icon. In this case, you need to uninstall the update and perhaps forcibly install (downgrade to) version 3 or earlier drivers. Whether or no, I’d advise against installing any optional driver update once your device is working desirably. Coming up next: When downgrading, beware of a service name conflict!

Though it might sound dumb, there comes a time when downgrading is inevitable, and along comes its complications. Read more:

Possible Service Name Conflict after a CSR Driver Upgrade / Downgrade

CSR has changed the A2DP driver, yet they used the same service name (bthav). This causes a conflict, obviously.

To switch from version 3.0.0.183 and earlier to 4.0.55 and later, delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\bthav in the Registry beforehand and reboot. To swith back (downgrade, which I prefer), delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\csr_a2dp in the Registry beforehand and reboot.

CAUTION! To be safe, in cases like this, at least always first export these keys. That said, I have not seen any problems in this particular case.

With 5 buggy releases (4.0.55, 5.0.7, 5.0.9, 5.0.11, and 5.0.13) it took them very long to figure this out. Now, BthAv.inf version 5.0.14 and later delete the old bthav service automatically. I’d really like to have a baseball-bat-involved word with them!

Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Driver Pack 5.0.17 (6/1/2010)

Download Links

  • Download CSR Bluetooth driver version 5.0.17 for Windows 7 x86 (32-bit) / Windows Vista x86 (32-bit) / Windows Server 2008 x86 (32-bit)
  • Download CSR Bluetooth driver version 5.0.17 for Windows 7 x64 (64-bit) / Windows Vista x64 (64-bit) / Windows Server 2008 x64 (64-bit)

Archive File Listing

  • BthAudioHF.inf, BthAudioHF.sys, BthAudioHF.cat, HFGService.dll, HFGService_PS.dll 5.0.14 (12/21/2009)
  • BthAv.inf, BthAv.sys, BthAv.cat 5.0.16 (6/1/2010)
  • BthAvrcp.inf, BthAvrcp.sys, BthAvrcp.cat 5.0.17 (6/1/2010)
  • CsrProfiles.inf, CsrProfiles.cat 5.0.17 (6/1/2010)

Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Driver Pack 5.0.14 (12/21/2009)

Download Links

  • Download CSR Bluetooth driver version 5.0.14 for Windows 7 x86 (32-bit) / Windows Vista x86 (32-bit) / Windows Server 2008 x86 (32-bit)
  • Download CSR Bluetooth driver version 5.0.14 for Windows 7 x64 (64-bit) / Windows Vista x64 (64-bit) / Windows Server 2008 x64 (64-bit)

Archive File Listing

  • BthAudioHF.inf, BthAudioHF.sys, BthAudioHF.cat, HFGService.dll, HFGService_PS.dll 5.0.14 (12/21/2009)
  • BthAv.inf, BthAv.sys, BthAv.cat 5.0.14 (12/21/2009)
  • BthAvrcp.inf, BthAvrcp.sys, BthAvrcp.cat 5.0.11 (8/13/2009)
  • CsrProfiles.inf, CsrProfiles.cat 5.0.9 (7/24/2009)

Extracted from Fujitsu Technology Solutions Bluetooth driver files FTS_CSRBluetoothstack_5014_1046745.zip for Windows 7 x86 / FTS_CSRBluetoothstack_5014_1046746.zip for Windows 7 x64.

Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Driver Pack 5.0.13 (8/13/2009)

Download Links

  • Download CSR Bluetooth driver version 5.0.13 for Windows 7 x86 (32-bit) / Windows Vista x86 (32-bit) / Windows Server 2008 x86 (32-bit)
  • Download CSR Bluetooth driver version 5.0.13 for Windows 7 x64 (64-bit) / Windows Vista x64 (64-bit) / Windows Server 2008 x64 (64-bit)

Archive File Listing

  • BthAudioHF.inf, BthAudioHF.sys, BthAudioHF.cat, HFGService.dll, HFGService_PS.dll 5.0.11 (8/13/2009)
  • BthAv.inf, BthAv.sys, BthAv.cat 5.0.11 (8/13/2009)
  • BthAvrcp.inf, BthAvrcp.sys, BthAvrcp.cat 5.0.11 (8/13/2009)
  • CsrProfiles.inf, CsrProfiles.cat 5.0.9 (7/24/2009)

Extracted from Fujitsu Technology Solutions Bluetooth driver files FTS_CSRBluetoothstack_5013_1042353.zip for Windows 7 x86 / FTS_CSRBluetoothstack_5013_1042354.zip for Windows 7 x64. Although versioned 5.0.11, almost all drivers have changed since 5.0.11 (except for BthAvrcp.inf, CsrProfiles.inf, and CsrProfiles.cat that are identical to 5.0.11). This version has also fixed Finnish language setup crash while installing the package.

Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Driver Pack 5.0.11 (8/13/2009)

Download Links

  • Download CSR Bluetooth driver version 5.0.11 for Windows 7 x86 (32-bit) / Windows Vista x86 (32-bit) / Windows Server 2008 x86 (32-bit)
  • Download CSR Bluetooth driver version 5.0.11 for Windows 7 x64 (64-bit) / Windows Vista x64 (64-bit) / Windows Server 2008 x64 (64-bit)

Archive File Listing

  • BthAudioHF.inf, BthAudioHF.sys, BthAudioHF.cat, HFGService.dll, HFGService_PS.dll 5.0.11 (8/13/2009)
  • BthAv.inf, BthAv.sys, BthAv.cat 5.0.11 (8/13/2009)
  • BthAvrcp.inf, BthAvrcp.sys, BthAvrcp.cat 5.0.11 (8/13/2009)
  • CsrProfiles.inf, CsrProfiles.cat 5.0.9 (7/24/2009)

Extracted from Fujitsu Technology Solutions Bluetooth driver files FTS_CSRBluetoothstack_5011_1040217.zip for Windows 7 x86 / FTS_CSRBluetoothstack_5011_1040216.zip for Windows 7 x64.

Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Driver Pack 5.0.9 (7/24/2009)

Download Links

  • Download CSR Bluetooth driver version 5.0.9 for Windows 7 x86 (32-bit) / Windows Vista x86 (32-bit) / Windows Server 2008 x86 (32-bit)
  • Download CSR Bluetooth driver version 5.0.9 for Windows 7 x64 (64-bit) / Windows Vista x64 (64-bit) / Windows Server 2008 x64 (64-bit)

Archive File Listing

  • BthAudioHF.inf, BthAudioHF.sys, BthAudioHF.cat, HFGService.dll, HFGService_PS.dll 5.0.7 (6/26/2009)
  • BthAv.inf, BthAv.sys, BthAv.cat 5.0.7 (6/26/2009)
  • BthAvrcp.inf, BthAvrcp.sys, BthAvrcp.cat 5.0.9 (7/24/2009)
  • CsrProfiles.inf, CsrProfiles.cat 5.0.9 (7/24/2009)

Extracted from Fujitsu Technology Solutions Bluetooth driver file FTS_CSRBluetoothSoftwareV509forWIN7_509_1039413.zip for Windows 7 x86 / x64.

Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Driver Pack 5.0.7 (6/26/2009)

Download Links

  • Download CSR Bluetooth driver version 5.0.7 for Windows 7 x86 (32-bit) / Windows Vista x86 (32-bit) / Windows Server 2008 x86 (32-bit)
  • Download CSR Bluetooth driver version 5.0.7 for Windows 7 x64 (64-bit) / Windows Vista x64 (64-bit) / Windows Server 2008 x64 (64-bit)

Archive File Listing

  • BthAudioHF.inf, BthAudioHF.sys, BthAudioHF.cat, HFGService.dll, HFGService_PS.dll 5.0.7 (6/26/2009)
  • BthAv.inf, BthAv.sys, BthAv.cat 5.0.7 (6/26/2009)
  • BthAvrcp.inf, BthAvrcp.sys, BthAvrcp.cat 5.0.7 (6/26/2009)
  • CsrProfiles.inf, CsrProfiles.cat 2.0.0.127 (8/13/2007)

Extracted from Motion Computing Bluetooth driver file CSR_Bluetooth_Feature_Pack_v5.0.7.zip for Windows 7 x86 / x64.

Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Driver Pack 4.0.55 (6/26/2009)

Download Links

  • Download CSR Bluetooth driver version 4.0.55 for Windows 7 x86 (32-bit) / Windows Vista x86 (32-bit) / Windows Server 2008 x86 (32-bit)
  • CSR driver 4.0.55 x64 is missing. If you happen to have the driver package, please send so I can share it here.

Archive File Listing

  • BthAudioHF.inf, BthAudioHF.sys, BthAudioHF.cat, HFGService.dll, HFGService_PS.dll 4.0.55 (6/26/2009)
  • BthAv.inf, BthAv.sys, BthAv.cat 4.0.55 (6/26/2009)
  • BthAvrcp.inf, BthAvrcp.sys, BthAvrcp.cat 4.0.55 (6/26/2009)
  • CsrProfiles.inf, CsrProfiles.cat 2.0.0.127 (8/13/2007)

Extracted from Motion Computing Bluetooth driver file CSR_Bluetooth_Pack_vista_v4055.zip for Windows Vista x86.

Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Driver Pack 3.0.0.183 (7/10/2008)

Download Links

  • CSR driver 3.0.0.183 x86 is missing. If you happen to have the driver package, please send so I can share it here.
  • CSR driver 3.0.0.183 x64 is missing. If you happen to have the driver package, please send so I can share it here.

Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Driver Pack 2.0.0.135 (8/24/2007)

Download Links

  • Download CSR Bluetooth driver version 2.0.0.135 for Windows 7 x86 (32-bit) / Windows Vista x86 (32-bit) / Windows Server 2008 x86 (32-bit)
  • CSR driver 2.0.0.135 x64 is missing. If you happen to have the driver package, please send so I can share it here.

Archive File Listing

  • BthAudioHF.inf, BthAudioHF.sys, BthAudioHF.cat, HFGService.dll, HFGService_PS.dll 2.0.0.127 (8/13/2007)
  • BthAv.inf, BthAv.sys, BthAv.cat 2.0.0.127 (8/13/2007)
  • BthAvrcp.inf, BthAvrcp.sys, BthAvrcp.cat 2.0.0.135 (8/24/2007)
  • CsrProfiles.inf, CsrProfiles.cat 2.0.0.127 (8/13/2007)

Extracted from Motion Computing Bluetooth driver file MS_Bluetooth_VFP_v20.zip for Windows Vista x86 which is identical to Asus Bluetooth driver file Bluetooth_VT_080902.zip for Windows Vista x86.

Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Driver Pack 2.0.0.127 (8/13/2007)

Download Links

  • Download CSR Bluetooth driver version 2.0.0.127 for Windows 7 x86 (32-bit) / Windows Vista x86 (32-bit) / Windows Server 2008 x86 (32-bit)
  • Download CSR Bluetooth driver version 2.0.0.127 for Windows 7 x64 (64-bit) / Windows Vista x64 (64-bit) / Windows Server 2008 x64 (64-bit)

Archive File Listing

  • BthAudioHF.inf, BthAudioHF.sys, BthAudioHF.cat, HFGService.dll, HFGService_PS.dll 2.0.0.127 (8/13/2007)
  • BthAv.inf, BthAv.sys, BthAv.cat 2.0.0.127 (8/13/2007)
  • CsrProfiles.inf, CsrProfiles.cat 2.0.0.127 (8/13/2007)

Collected from Microsoft Update Catalog x86 / x64. Lacks BthAvrcp (Bluetooth AVRCP: Audio Video Remote Control Profile).

Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Driver Pack 1.0.0.380 (1/23/2007)

Download Links

  • Download CSR Bluetooth driver version 1.0.0.380 for Windows 7 x86 (32-bit) / Windows Vista x86 (32-bit) / Windows Server 2008 x86 (32-bit)
  • Download CSR Bluetooth driver version 1.0.0.380 for Windows 7 x64 (64-bit) / Windows Vista x64 (64-bit) / Windows Server 2008 x64 (64-bit)

Archive File Listing

  • BthAudioHF.inf, BthAudioHF.sys, BthAudioHF.cat, HFGService.dll, HFGService_PS.dll 1.0.0.376 (11/20/2006)
  • BthAv.inf, BthAv.sys, BthAv.cat 1.0.0.380 (1/23/2007)
  • BthAvrcp.inf, BthAvrcp.sys, BthAvrcp.cat 1.0.0.380 (1/23/2007)

Extracted from Dell Wireless 360 Module with Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR driver files Dell_Wireless-360-Module-wit_A01_R155395.exe for Windows Vista x86 / Dell_Wireless-360-Module-wit_A01_R155463.exe for Windows Vista x64.

Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Driver Pack 1.0.0.376 (11/20/2006)

Download Links

  • Download CSR Bluetooth driver version 1.0.0.376 for Windows 7 x86 (32-bit) / Windows Vista x86 (32-bit) / Windows Server 2008 x86 (32-bit)
  • Download CSR Bluetooth driver version 1.0.0.376 for Windows 7 x64 (64-bit) / Windows Vista x64 (64-bit) / Windows Server 2008 x64 (64-bit)

Archive File Listing

  • BthAudioHF.inf, BthAudioHF.sys, BthAudioHF.cat, HFGService.dll, HFGService_PS.dll 1.0.0.376 (11/20/2006)
  • BthAv.inf, BthAv.sys, BthAv.cat 1.0.0.357 (10/11/2006)
  • BthAvrcp.inf, BthAvrcp.sys, BthAvrcp.cat 1.0.0.357 (10/11/2006)

Extracted from Dell Wireless 350 Bluetooth Internal Module driver files R142181.exe for Windows Vista x86 / R142183.exe for Windows Vista x64.

File Information

All the 32-bit and 64-bit drivers are developed by CSR plc and include the following files:

BthAudioHF.cat, BthAudioHF.inf, BthAudioHF.sys

  • Description: Bluetooth Hands-free Audio (BthAudioHF)
  • Device Description: Bluetooth Hands-free Audio Device
  • Display Name: BthAudioHF Service
  • Service Description: Bluetooth Hands-free Audio Service
  • User Mode Service Display Name: Handsfree Headset Service
  • User Mode Service Description: Enables wireless Bluetooth headsets to run on this computer. If this service is stopped or disabled, then Bluetooth headsets will not function properly on this machine.

BthAv.cat, BthAv.inf, BthAv.sys

  • Description: Bluetooth AV (BthAv)
  • Device Description: Bluetooth Stereo Audio
  • Service Description: Bluetooth AV Profile
  • Pins: Bluetooth Audio Capturer, Bluetooth Audio Renderer

BthAvrcp.cat, BthAvrcp.inf, BthAvrcp.sys

  • Description: Bluetooth AVRCP (BthAvrcp)
  • Device Description: Bluetooth Remote Control Device
  • Service Description: Bluetooth AVRCP Profile

BthFilt.cat, BthFilt.inf, BthFilt.sys

  • Description: Bluetooth Filter Driver (BthFilt)
  • Service Description: Bluetooth Command Filter

CsrProfiles.cat, CsrProfiles.inf

  • Description: (CsrProfiles)

HFGService.dll

  • Description: Handsfree Headset Service

HFGService_PS.dll

  • Description: HFGService Proxy Stub Library
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162 thoughts on “Installing CSR Bluetooth Device Driver and Bluetooth Headset on Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows Server 2008

  1. Where exactly did you get these drivers? I’m looking to see if I can get the latest version of them for Windows Vista 64-bit or if they have a newer one that works with Windows 7 RC1/RTM 64-bit

    • It was bundled with a newly purchased CSR OEM device, so that’s the latest version so far. If you google, there’s another one, a version 1.5.21.1000, which is in fact ALPS’s, though marked CSR’s. That’s rather old (06/04/2002) which you should avoid. As far as I know, the 64-bit driver works with Vista x64 and Windows 7 x64 just fine.

  2. Dude, this made my Dell BH200 headset finally work with Windows 7 x64 RTM! Thanks a ton!

    Only the drivers for the stereo sound wouldn’t install, which is a pity as the headset sound quality is like telephone quality.

    Any suggestions?

    • Download all the drivers and put them in one folder. Then update the driver and browse to the folder. It will find the right one. But I also only have mono sound with the Dell BH200, but its ok. Installed another Bluetooth mini ear bud as well. Thanks Komeil. Great job.

  3. Thanks mate for this. Finally my BT headphones are working with Vista! Full CD quality stereo sound. Thanks again. Cheers!

  4. I am trying to get a SOny Bluetooth headset and a IOGEAR BGU@@! dongle work with Vista 64. I downloaded the Vista 64 cab file but it will not extract when I double click on it? Any ideas. Thanks

  5. HI. it’s the first website where I found what I need. I bought this HP bluetooth noise cancelling headphones GW470AA and no drivers with it, and no idea how to link it with my PC. With your cab files I could link the “remote control” but I can’t get the sound part, my pc says there is an error with the driver… Any ideas??? And thanks a lot for your help.

  6. Please help me.
    I don’t know how to do with the file.
    download -> extract -> and ???
    My Nokia Bluetooth Headset is still not working.

    • After download and CAB extraction, try to pair your headset. Now Windows will ask for drivers, because it doesn’t find the required headset profile. Browse for the folder where you have extracted the CSR drivers and continue with the installation.

  7. I’m using Windows 7 and everything installed correctly except for Stereo audio device driver. Now I get telephone like quality on the headset and it is paired but my problem isn’t fully solved. Do you have a later version of the driver?
    Windows gives Error Code 31 (Windows cannot load this driver) for Stereo audio device in device manager. Please help.

  8. I have extracted the CAB files contents, is there a specific place you need to extract them to ? like a system folder or something? cuz My Dell BH200 headset pairs up but the audio aint working

  9. I am having windows vista home premium original in my system. I installed windows 7 ultimate 1 week ago. The bluetooth headset given by dell is working properly in vista, but it is not working in windows 7. It is showing that the drivers not installed. What I have to do for using my headset with windows 7. Expecting a good suggession.

  10. All BT profile drivers seems to load and work except Bluetooth Stereo Audio. I get the following error in the device manager: “This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)”. Any suggestions? Does the CSR A2DP profile driver require any specific type of BT hardware?

    • Well, after a lot of trying I finally gave up and went back to BlueSoleil BT stack. Although, I do not like it but that is what I have to use. That’s life. I am thinking about buying a Broadcom chip based BT adapter. Broadcom BT software works very nicely with the Windows 7/Vista BT stack. Anyways, here is what I found on CSR so far… Please note that these are all 64-bit drivers as all my systems run 64-bit OSes.

      CSR Driver v1.0.0.376 x64 (almost same as Komeil’s): This package contains all the profile drivers I could find and some more. The drivers included here installs nicely for any generic BT hardware. Unfortunately BT Stereo Audio does not work. I got error code 31 in DM. Let me know if you find a fix.
      http://gomes.samuel.googlepages.com/CSRplc-Bluetoothx64v1.0.0.376.zip

      CSR Driver x64 v5.0.14: These are the latest drivers I could find. Unfortunately, these drivers do not load for generic BT devices. Can someone play around with this?
      http://gomes.samuel.googlepages.com/CSRplc-Bluetoothx64v5.0.14.zip

  11. Beauty!!!!!!!!!
    This works with CSR – Camebridge Silicon Radio Ltd
    Mini Bluetooth dongle which I bought off ebay without a driver. works perfectly on Vista 32bit with my A2DP headset

  12. I’m having the same issue as Karthi.

    I’m using Windows 7 (x64)and pairing with Plantronics 975 went well. I had to select the “headset” profile.Everything installed correctly except for Stereo audio device driver. So I loaded the drivers provided in this thread via hdwwiz. Windows gives Error Code 31 (Windows cannot load this driver) for Stereo audio device in device manager.

  13. Go to
    http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=csr
    for a wealth of csr drivers.

    Carefull: switching a2dp stereo drivers from pre-4.x.x drivers to post-3.x.x drivers and vice versa requirers erasing the
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\bthav and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\csr_a2dp registry key.

    I prefer version 2.0.140. 3.0.183 bsod on me, and post-3.x.xx was not stable enough for me, like interupting audio from itunes on dis/reconnection, “disconnected” stereo, etc.
    Version 5.x.xx are supposed to allow for automatic audio redirection.

  14. I’m having problems with the stereo sound I don’t have the option y just have the telephone quality, I couldn’t install the latest “CSR plc – Audio – Bluetooth Hands-free Audio Device” or “CSR plc – Audio – Bluetooth Stereo Audio” drivers when I tried It told me that my driver was up to date

  15. i have successfully installed this driver… but u have a problem, the sound is not that good… its grumpled, i dont know how to describe it… how can i fix this? can you help me sir? im using windows 7, my headset is a nokia bh-104

  16. Check device manager to see if you have a bang on Bluetooth Stereo Audio. If you do, then you have the same issue I have. For some reason the Bluetooth Stereo Audio profile does not want to work with all BT USB devices. Can someone post links for a different version of the CSR driver… 2.x/3.x (both 32-bit and 64-bit)?

  17. i have the nokia BH-104
    and an ASUS laptop with blue tooth-
    my laptop wont discover my nokia bluetooth headset- PLEASE HELP!! i have my laptop on discoverable

  18. I am having a issue where I cannot get my Sony Erricsson HBH PV703 to work, In my Playback and recording devices the headset is shown, headset paired with computer etc but i cant get anything from this, not even a text sound.

    Windows automatically downloaded the drivers from windows update, they install fine but cannot get a peep from them.

    Using a MICRO USB 2.0 + EDR bluetooth adapter which i bought from Amazon.

    Only had this working once when I used Bluesoliel software however i dont intend on buying it (£19) unless I REALLY have too, any options guys,

    Thanks for taking the time to read this

    • The HP integrated module with Bluetooth wireless technology Win 7 driver that you’ve mentioned here is in fact WIDCOMM Bluetooth Profile Pack 6.2.0.9602 that contains Broadcom Bluetooth driver 6.2.0.9500.

      It installs tens of megabytes of Broadcom’s Widcomm Bluetooth Stack. I’m against bloated software, so I can’t simply permit the installation of huge multi-megabyte software packs. We’re not off ignoring what Windows has to offer as standard, since Windows’ own standard bloat is more than enough if you ask me!

      What we’re discussing here is a workaround to make Windows’ own Microsoft Bluetooth Stack (Microsoft Windows Bluetooth Stack) to work with our headsets.

      Installing a bloated forced setup executable file is the last resort to rare cases where BT hardware is invisible to the Device Manager:

      Without the Broadcom Widcomm Bluetooth Stack & Broadcom Bluetooth drivers installed, the Broadcom BCM92046mPCIe (based on BCM92046, aka P560G / 0P560G / Genuine Dell Wireless 370) WPAN PCI-E internal Bluetooth on my Dell Adamo Thirteen refuses to show itself in the Device Manager, like if it’s been turned off. Adamo’s BCM92046MPCIE is only turned on / detected in the course of Broadcom software setup installation. You see, that’s a rare case; my Adamo needs Broadcom software desperately, and I’ll have to live with that. Sensible WPAN adapters don’t hide themselves from PnP hardware detection… Well, Adamo’s not!

    • I can’t completely understand all informations posted here. But what i can fully undertand is that my Nokia BH-503 doesn’t work with my HP Win7 Home Premium 64bits …

      I tried all drivers and anyone was good.

      That link posted bu Daniel doesnt work for me, also.

      Still without my headset seted up at my HO laptop.

      Anyone?

  19. Hi,

    I stil have a problem in connecting my Nokia BH-104 Headset with my Lappy. (I Use Vista Home).
    I have downloaded these files and have updated the drivers but still i dont see the headset device when i search for thr bluetooth devices..
    Plz help me in this regrd.

    Best Regards,
    Shankar

  20. I’ve downloaded CSR Bluetooth Driver 1.0.0.376 32 bit from here ,and now I’m using Nokia BH-104 bluetooth headset with Windows 7. It works fine with every application. Thank you very much for all comenters.

    • Thank You Very Very Much.
      I was trying to install them since, few days. At last your link helped me.
      Mine is Nokia BH-112 and HP-Mini110 and OS is Windows 7

  21. An OLd Nokia HS-26w works with it GOOD JOB M8
    ps:be sure to read the reset manual of yourre headset first ,because I needed to reset 1 time Thnxs Lads

  22. Fantastic, I’ve been trying to solve this for 2 hours and the solution is right here. Solved in 2 min. Thank you!
    How can I make a donation?

    • You don’t need to put anything anywhere. If you don’t know how to force Windows to use your own INF file, then probably you don’t know the basics of device driver installation. Ask a friend who knows…

      But FYI, after Windows asks for driver software, you need to choose:
      1. Browse my computer for driver software >
      2. Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer >
      3. Have Disk… >
      4. Browse >
      then point it to where you’ve extracted the CAB and hit Next.

      • what if nothing pops up asking for driver location as it is for us on vista, mad catz 8860 bluetooth, is the mic, we’ve got winrar its pairing and plugged in, not showing up in discovery, add, window of bluetooth manager? any help?

  23. Actually is the only solution I found for the owners of dongles that are not compatible with Bluesoleil nor toshiba a2dp drivers, I installed first the widcom drivers but changed the bluetooth stereo driver provided here to get th CD quality I expected.

    Thank you :)

  24. hi
    m problem is b/t nokia bh-104 showing @view device platform windows 7 home , laptop make lenovo G550 2958-G2Q
    bt it dosnt working am unable to using skype…

    pls help ….

  25. Hey I have a question,
    can i solve somehow the problem, that my bt headet nokia bh-104 disconnects from the computer when nothing happens, i mean if i’m not playing any sound through it or the computer doesn’t expect to get any signal from the mic, it disconnects. and when i get a call trough skype i hear a peep for connecting the headset and then i hear the ringing.
    i would like to use this headset for microsoft speech recognition, so that its very unusefull if i have to click to activate the mic, after every longer pause in speaking, because the headset would disconnect.
    By the way your driver was a grat help for me.. tanks for linking :)
    Cheers

  26. I spent many days finding driver, which can make my Iqua Sun BHS-603 bluetooth headset work with Skype.
    I was unsuccessful until I found your article.
    Thanks, for sharing a working solution!

    I installed this driver to a Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR) Bluetooth USB dongle on Windows Vista, with Iqua SUN BHS-603, and it worked perfectly with Skype.
    Unzip CAB file to a folder.
    You go to Control Panel, select Add hardware, select to add new hardware from list, list all, next, my disk, select folder where you unpacked the CAB, Select “Bluetooth Hands-free Audio Device”, next, next, finish.

    Everything works fine with Skype 4.2.

    Thanks very much!

  27. Hi, will this work in win7 as well? I have an acer aspire 5920 that i have successfully (after installing the latest drivers from acer for win7) paired with a sony ericsson hbh-ds205, win7 shows the device in the bluetooth device and even shows all the services including headset and remote control are checked. However the bluetooth device is not appearing in the sound playback list for me to select as a device for playback. will the csr driver allow that? if so, how do u install it?

  28. I have a Nokia BH-104 bluetooth headset..i want to listen to the songs in my desktop pc using that bluetooth headset..i have updated thebluetooth drivers and connected the bluetooth headset..but i cannot hear any sound..when i have updated the drivers using X86 drivers it shows some error of code 37..
    i am using windows xp dark edition sp3 2002..32 bit..
    can u find a solution for me please..

    Thanks in Advance.

    Regards
    Blaze

  29. I’m using the PS3 bluetooth headset with a Belkin Mini Bluetooth adapter, on my PC running Win7 Home Premium. The first time I connected the headset everything worked fine. This was with the drivers downloaded from Belkin’s homepage for their adapter. Since then, it hasn’t worked at all. Tried a driver from Broadcom and these, still no luck. The mic works, but no sound. I can see the sound gauge under the sound panel moving. What to do?

  30. Please help me.
    I don’t know how to do with the file.
    download -> extract -> and ???
    My Nokia Bluetooth Headset is still not working.
    im using windows 7/64 bit. which CSR Bluetooth driver i should download ???? please helpp meee.

  31. omg Thank you Thank you Thank you!! I just spent hours trying to find a driver for my Nokia BH-900 to no avail. This worked for me on Windows 7 and I can use my headset with Skype now. Thank you soooo much!

  32. how to I get the Stero Sound enabled? After completing the installation of the files extracted, the outout is telephonic sound :(
    Thx in advance.

  33. Thank you sir. Dead simple. Was about to return my Samsung WEP460 that I purchased for $20. Downloaded the x64 for my Win7 laptop and instant success.

    • what version did you download and how did you install the driver? i dont get how to because it says that it fails because there is no driver software compatible.

  34. A little help please!
    bluetooth stereo audio reports error on my win7 64 bit too. I can’t use my bh-503 to listen to music.

  35. I downloaded CSR Bluetooth driver v1.0.0.376 for Windows Vista / Windows Server 2008 x86 (32-bit)
    and installed. From the property it is v1.0.0.370. It does not work. My computer is windows vista. Any help will be very appreciated.

  36. On My MacBook White it work perfectly with Stereo, but on my PC Stereo driver is with a yellow icon, driver not working, as people above describe. Did some one solve this problem? Thanks a lot.

  37. Thanks for the information and drivers provided. It worked on my Win7 x64 install with a generic Bluetooth headset.

    Would have thought, after all these years, Windows would have better built-in support for Bluetooth…

    BTW, there are two services, “Handsfree Telephony” and “Headset”. Enabling “Headset” works for Skype, what’s the use of “Handsfree Telephony”…?

    Besides, the link (http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=csr) mentioned in the comments doesn’t seem to work anymore. Anyway, although the driver is old (2006), it seems to work flawlessly.

    Cheers.

  38. would you mind to explain how to make this Nokia BH-503 worked on my windows 7??step by step clearly, please??anyone?
    and how to install that CSR??

    thanks

  39. Hi Friends,
    I have a Nokia BH-209 bluetooth headset and Windows-7 64 bit laptop. Also i am using the “Enter” make USB Bluetooth Dongle. I have down loaded the 64 bit drivers as indicated by Komeil. However the head set is not detected by the system.. can somone help on this.

    Rrgards
    Mathew

  40. I downloaded the Csr Bluetooth Driver 1 0 0 376 X64 Cab and have it unzipped in a folder. Now I dont know where to install it. I have a Broadcom BT Adapter Version 3.0+HS with Class 2 Specs. My Toshiba Portege is unable to detect my Nokia BH 503 headset but pairs well with my Nokia C3 cell phone. The Device Manger shows me 2 places for BT radio. 1.BT USB 3.0 device and 2. Microsoft BT Enumerator.Would appreciate any help.

  41. Thank you Komeil….It is working for ProHarmony bluetooth headset as well. I have windows 7 x64bit with SP1 and USB dongel connected to my laptop. It works good

    Thank YOU !!!!

  42. somebody please tell me how can I can get stereo sound out of my BH-503 with windows 7 ultimate.

    Now it sounds just telephonic after the above driver was installed..

    has somebody found a solution???

  43. Thank you veri much this do the trick to use my BH320 Nokia headsets on Windows 7, i was looking for a solution to the driver error on bluetooth headset installation and can donwload bh320 drivers for windows 7.

  44. thanks dear it works for me.What i have a USB Bluetooth Dongle (Microdigit/CSR (Cambridge Silicon)) which goes to my USB port of my PC,then a Bluetooth HeadSet,win 7 recognize it as BT06 and will install default driver which is not working so i downloaded the above posted drivers and volla its working .thnks again

  45. thanks for the download man it worked on windows vista, but i cabt seem to know how to direct the windows to the folder in windows 7 can anyone help me thank you.

  46. Worked great with HP bluetooth dongle and motorola hs710 on windows 7 ultimate 32bit. Before I came across your page, I was trying to pair my hs and pc for hours! …then I found your page, downloaded/extracted the file and followed your instructions and had everything working in <15 minutes. Thanks!!!!!

  47. how do i even install i download and all i get is winrar i extract and theirs no setup nor anything to run any programs.. any hlep would be good tryn to get my ps3 headset on pc for diablo 3 use sype seein how d3 beta had no headset function that i could fine. thanks..

  48. May be a very basic question. I am using Plantronics Voyager Pro bluetooth headset with my mobile phone, it works perfect. But the same is not detected on my laptop. I do not have any bluetooth dongle. Can I get my laptop’s bluetooth module to detect my plantronics headset with these drivers? Or shall I need a dongle to do so? Thanks in advance.

    • Hi. If your laptop’s internal Bluetooth module is up and running, all you need is to try and pair the headset, then use the driver (5.0.17 if it’s a CSR-based module / 1.0.0.380 if it’s not) to enable the profiles.

  49. Thanks, my dell bh200 headset works on windows 7 now (I dont use dell PC)

    I just need to get into device property and select update driver (it’s the same window we use to update graphic card) then select the downloaded folder when asked to specify driver folder.

    the file I use is “Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Driver Pack 5.0.17 (6/1/2010)”

    however bh200 have 4 different functions (mono/stereo/remote/handset) so it has 4 driver which need us to update the driver for each one manually. take me for 3 hour to figure this out.

  50. not working for me …
    I plug my usb dongle (broadcom inside) and win7 x64 installed BT Radios (Generic Radio and BT Enumerator). I was able to pair my Sony DR-BT101 headset, but i can’t hear anythink and i don’t have any sony or BT playback devices. When i paired my headset, BT virtual devices appeared (AV, Hands-free, Headset, Remote Control) but it didn’t make any sound.

    please help …

  51. This is all to confusing, I downloaded that file, then I guess I extracted it or something. Thats as far as I can figure out. I’m just gonna have to give up on trying to pair it with my computer. Ive searched and search, just have gotten tired of not figuring it out or failing.

    • Why not use the Dell driver for it’s product?
      If it is based on Broadcom chip as Wireless 375, Broadcom has provide a driver on its website. Maybe this is one of the reasons that Broadcom chip is more expensive than CSR’s

  52. Most people got The chinese make TAG Bluetooth dongle Windows 7 drivers(CSR cpl) using Windows Update and after Microsoft stopped the winqual agreement, one Bluetooth peripheral device driver is not given by Windows Update. The hardware id for that will be: BTHENUM\{00001304-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb}_LOCALMFG&000a. And the pairing will be problematic as you can send file to another bluetooth pc/laptop but you can’t receive. And if you use any other driver scanning/updating software, you’ll end up getting Bluescreen error IRQL Not less or equal STOP 0x0000000A(para1, para2, para3).

    Solution is here: I downloaded the above listed driver – Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Driver Pack 5.0.17 (6/1/2010) for Windows 7 32 bit(x86) and just manually updated the driver for the unknown bluetooth peripheral device in device manager and gave the path to the extracted folder. It will Install successfully!

  53. You can rename this post, so that it also includes drivers for bluetooth devices other than headset too. I got my bluetooth usb dongle drivers through the driver pack v5.0.17 Please update this post with new versions of extracted csr plc drivers. The drivers you gave (5.0.17) are dated 2010.

  54. I have a laptop on Windows 7 Home Premium, a Belkin dongle, and a pair of Kaiser Baas headphones, I downloaded and unzipped what looked like the best CSR file for the headphones. It didn’t work. Am I missing something?

  55. Brilliant! Fixed my situation*.. finally some stereo audio! Komeil 4 president!

    *Win7-x64 + CSR dongle + Philips SHB9001 headset

  56. Hi Komeil,
    thank you for the work,

    Yesterday I tried for 3 hours to install the BH-104 on my laptop (HP dv6 1240el, Win 7 64bit) but it does not work.

    If I install your drivers, in the “sound” I see an “audio device bluetooth” but it does not work.

    If i search BH 104, windows find it, but again it does not work.

    If someone know the solution, please contact me.

    Thank you again.

  57. I have spent 2 hours searching for driver downloads and would strongly appreciate some advice

    I have a BSH10 bluetooth headset and a win 7 Compaq CQ58 with a CSR bluetooth dongle. The headset is discoverable and appears in the devices and printers window. When I double click on the icon I get a message ‘configuring device’. This operation appears to complete and I’m then presented with a new window ‘searching for drivers’. There is no indication that appropriate drivers are found. When I look at properties of the BSH10 headset the service pane is a blank.

    What should I try? Any thoughts much appreciated

    Do I need to install different drivers for the dongle?

  58. I thank You so much!!!

    With Your help I was able to use older drivers for Win7/x86 and fix sound quality problem usind it’s own drivers 5.0.14.

    The music was buzz, scratchy and terrible. Now with older bthav.sys it sounds perfectly (perhaps not perfect, but much better).

    Best regards from Berlin / Germany and merry X-mas

  59. Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Driver Pack 1.0.0.376 (11/20/2006)

    Cambridge Silicon Radio ‪Bluetooth Filter Driver 1.0.0.370 (8/13/2007)

    This set works for my Plantronic M55 on Windows 7
    Thanks a lot

  60. Ничево не пойму,какой именно файл нужно качать,чтобы мои SONY DR-BT 101 работали на windows 7 64bit. Подскажите пожалуйста.

  61. Yay! Got it working on Win 7 Professional 64bit (on Dell XPS 15 (L502X)) after around 6.5 hours of continuous troubleshooting. :)

    I’m not exactly sure which version of the driver that fixed it and at the moment I don’t have to isolate it either.

    What I did:
    I tried to isolate the driver first but wasn’t successful. (May be I didn’t check all the drivers). However when all the 64-bit drivers were extracted to a folder and installation was pointed to it the “Bluetooth Hands-free Audio device” installed successfully. It’s the driver that you need to install to stream audio from the laptop/computer.

    Verification:
    Tested with Windows Media Player – works fine!
    Tested with Skype 6.3.73.105 – works fine!

    Note:
    [Optional] Remove the unwanted Bluetooth profiles from the device’s services. You won’t have to worry about unnecessary drivers then.

    Life is good!!!

    Komeil, thanks a million for your effort on putting these drivers together. You are the man!!!

  62. I’m trying to install Motorola S10-HD on Win7(64) with a CSR bluetooth dongle.

    Headset was working, briefly, but when turned back on after a break . . . no sound.

    I’m getting “driver problem” & “device cannot start (code 10)” on the Motorola S10-HD (Mono Audio) device.

    Driver is 5.0.14 from CSR, but I notice it’s in the Windows\system 32\drivers\ folder . . . Is that right?

    Should I upgrade? or should I downgrade?

    Any help would be appreciated. Have already spent hours on phone with Motorola and Microsoft (mostly listening to the price options for their support . . . thank you so much). This discussion is the first I’ve found that seems to describe my problem: the headset will pair, but after initial set up, no sound.

  63. This was the best and only document that I found and worked for bluetooth stereo headphones/headset with mic to work on Windows 7.

  64. Hey Komeil,

    I need your assistance I making my Planatronic M25 where windows 7 does not seem to install drivers.

    Thanks in advance.

    Best Regards,
    Amit

  65. I have a Plantronics Pro Headset and need to pair with my Lenovo with Window 7 Premier 32 bits. please advice what driver to download. Thanks.

  66. I have Dell laptop/Win7 x64bit and Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-503 2.0+EDR. When I connect it to the PC, system starts loading the driver, then responds ‘No driver found’. How can I solve this problem ?

  67. Thanks so much for this. I spent all night trying to get my generic bluetooth dongle to work with my soundbot sb270 headphones. After I figured out the dongle was manufactured by CSR it still took me a while to find this site with working drivers but thankfully I did and now I can enjoy my headphones.

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