Quick Start How To

Removing Toshiba Bluetooth and enabling Windows Bluetooth on:

-OQO Ultra-Mobile PC

-Panasonic Toughbook CF-18

-SonyVaio UX Mini-PC

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Background:

Before Windows XP Service Pack 2, Widcomm Bluetooth stack software is was perhaps the most prevalent Bluetooth 3rd party stack software for Windows.

In 2006 we still see new machines (e.g. Acer Travelmate 8200 Core Duo laptop) that ship with the Widcomm Bluetooth stack software installed.

Many other new machines, especially tablet pc's, and ultra-mobile pc's (umpc's), have built-in Bluetooth by Toshiba.

Since Windows XP Service Pack 2 has built-in Bluetooth support, this software is it is not required.

In fact it will prevent SerialMagic from connecting over Bluetooth with Bluetooth scanners such as the LaserChamp, Flic, and Socket CHS 7.

SerialMagic and Serialio.com will NOT support 3rd Party Bluetooth such as Widcomm/Broadcomm, and Toshiba.

In order to use SerialMagic on a Windows machine with Built-in Bluetooth, you must remove any 3rd party Bluetooth software and let Windows software take control of the hardware.

Remove Toshiba stack from a OQO Ultra-Mobile PC, running Vista

(and enabling Windows BT stack)

1)Goto Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs

2)Select the Toshiba Bluetooth software, choose Uninstall

3)Reboot machine

4)Upon reboot, "New Device Wizard" will appear, click Cancel

5)Goto Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device manager, and select the Bluetooth hardware (should have yellow exclamation point)

6)Right-click, goto Properties > Driver

7)Click "Update Driver"

8)Choose
Windows Bluetooth stack that comes with Vista

9)
Once the driver are installed, it should work properly



Remove Toshiba stack from a Panasonic Toughbook, model CF-18 (similar process for SonyVaio UX Mini-PC)

(and enabling Windows BT stack)

Steps for uninstalling the Toshiba Bluetooth Stack and using Microsoft Windows XP SP2 Stack



1.) Goto Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs

2.) Delete all files beginning with TOS in the C:\Windows\INF directory

3.) Reboot

4.) "New Hardware Wizard" will appear - cancel it.

5.) Open Device Manager (Control Panel > System > Hardware)

6.) You will see a yellow question mark, "Unknown Device" called "UGX"

7.) Right click on "UGX" and select "Properties"

8.) Go to "Details" tab

9.) Select "Hardware ID" from the drop-down menu

10.) Select the Hardware ID that does not include the word "Rev" (2nd in our list)

11.) Select it and Copy it to the clipboard with "CTRL-C" (it will be like "USB\Vid_044e&Pid_3001")

12.) Go to the C:\Windows\INF folder

13.) Find the BTH.INF file and open it in Notepad

14.) Under the "[Toshiba.NT.5.1]" key, add a new line

15.) Paste your copied text on the new line

16.) Now edit the line to look something like this: Toshiba UGX= BthUsb, USB\Vid_044e&Pid_3001

17.) Save your changes

18.) Reboot

19.) New Hardware Wizard opens - select "No, not this time"

20.) Click "Next"

21.) Select "Install from a list or specific location...", click Next

22.) Select "Don't search, choose driver to install", click next

23.) Pick "Toshiba UGX", click Next

24.) Drivers should install without problem

25.) Windows Bluetooth Icon will now appear in your system tray