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Hi everyone, I'm wondering if anyone is experiencing this issue? I am able to pair the keyboard to a windows 7 laptop which has bt4.0 but Windows installs the Generic Attribute Profile driver and I'm not actually able to use the keyboard at all. I'm wondering if anyone either knows which driver should be installed. Thanks
I tried and tried but was unable to get it to work natively with my Lenovo X1 Carbon with Windows 7 Enterprise. I was able to get it to work by disabling the built in bluetooth and then using an Orico bluetooth dongle. Not ideal, but it works.
I'm assuming the X1 Carbon has bt4.0. But from what I read, Windows 7 doesn't actually have the bt4.0 drivers. I'm not sure if I'm approaching it correctly but I'm doing the same as you, buying a bt4.0 compatible USB dongle as a receiver. This should bypass the compatibility issue. Your results are promising. If this works, it would offset my need for the Logitech dongle so I'm not really losing out.
Bluetooth support on Windows OS.https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn133849(v=vs.85).aspx
Yes, the X1 Carbon most definitely has bluetooth 4.0. The problem is entirely with Windows 7. If it wasn't my work computer I would upgrade and it would work fine.
I purchased an Orico bluetooth dongle (link below), installed drivers for it, then disabled the onboard Intel bluetooth in Device Manager. After that, keyboard connected and worked perfectly.
Also keep in mind that most Logitech dongles are RF, not bluetooth. I was hoping that I could use my existing Logitech dongle to connect the keyboard, but that was not the case.