Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)
Ken - typed:
> I am trying to configure a 3Com Bluetooth USB Adaptor to
> work with WinXP Pro SP2.
> However, I have just noticed the Bluetooth Devices applet
> in Control Panel is missing.
> I have located the bthprops.cpl file in the
> windows\system32 folder, but I can't even lauch it
> Does anyone know why 1) it isn't showing in Control Panel
> and 2) why I can't launch it from the .cpl file either.
Hardly any BT dongles are recognised by SP2 RC. I tried RC1 on an image
of XP SP1 & BT didn't appear in Control Panel & I didn't persevere &
returned my main copy back to the partition afterwards. However, a bit
of research came up with this: http://www.jonsguides.com/bt/en/
Unfortunately much of the information regarding SP2 appears to be
missing when I looked today (it required finding the BT VID & PID
strings for your BT adaptor & adding them to a BT ini file etc)
A couple of things to bear in my is that SP2 will retain any existing
3rd party BT stack without installing its own (IIRC) & such a stack
would probably need to be uninstalled prior to SP2 if you want to try
the native version (saying that, I'd be surprised if native support
can't be forced after SP2 has been installed). SP2 is still in beta,
despite being called a release /candidate/. Although it's been stated
that SP2 will install over an RC - I'd not personally install SPs over
beta versions but would clean install with or without using the Files &
Settings transfer Wizard.
Try browsing in microsoft.public.windowsxp.beta.general or search out if
you can still get on MS's privatenews server - I can't remember where I
got the username & password from to access it.