well, i've been running vista for a while now w/my TC1100.Â up till now i've been using the bluetooth to mainly tether my work phone to my tc1100 for good ole evdo browsing on the train/commute.Â however, i just recently purchased a Plantronics 510 Voyager BT Headset and thought i'd pair it w/my tc1100 and try using it for voice commands (built into vista).
so paired it fine but after pairing it i kept getting a "New Hardware" found popup for two items, the headset and audio gateway bt profiles.Â i tried to initially point the new hardware wizard to look at my C:\swsetup\ folder for the drivers since thats the default folder that any HP softpaqs install to but did not find anything.
so i did some searching on the web and found out that w/Vista RTM and retail that MS removed the bluetooth profiles from the OS and relies on getting them from the Bluetooth dongle/stack/module maker, in my case HP.Â i then tried to use different makers BT drivers in hope of getting the profiles too but in the end caused my BT to not work and also a few BSOD in Vista.
after more searching andÂ full removal of anyÂ bt drivers iÂ usedÂ in myÂ testing, iÂ stumbled upon an awesome guide on hacking in the WIDCOMM BT drivers w/profiles into Vista.Â Here's a link to the howto (i'd rate it a medium on skills required, familiarity w/device manager and drivers is helpful):
i used his method and now am able to connect my BT Headset w/my tc1100 and have been using it w/speech recognition thats built into Vista.Â so far seems to work pretty good.Â i also have hacked my registry to allow me to map Speech Recognition Off/On to the email key.Â
btw, the process explained in the above link gives you the following BT profiles:
HID, PIM Sync, BT Headset, Audio Gateway, Fax, File Transfer, PAN, serial ports, and bt modem profiles; basically profiles for any BT device/service. :)
hope that helps you TC1100 users on Vista finally getting their BT toys to play nicely.