Bluetooth Stack Switcher: Switch Between Multiple Bluetooth Drivers

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Having a hard time switching between multiple Bluetooth stacks? Since Windows 7 doesn’t provide a convenient way to disable the current Bluetooth stack and activate the required one, switching has to be done manually. If you’re running 32-bit Windows, you can use Bluetooth Stack Switcher to quickly switch between configured Bluetooth stacks. It’s a tiny system tray tool that automatically finds and lists down installed Bluetooth drivers, letting you quickly choose the stack you want to activate. In case, the Bluetooth configuration file (bth.inf) gets corrupted, it can find the optimized Blutetooth configuration for your system and replace the corrupted/missing file.

As of this writing, the application can run only under 32-bit Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. The 64-bit version is in works, and will soon be available. After the application is installed, it will sit in system tray, and start finding the Bluetooth stacks. Once the scan process is finished, you can switch between Bluetooth stacks from system tray menu. If it fails to find the configured stacks, open Options and use Refresh available stacks option to scan system for all available Bluetooth stacks.

Bluetooth Stack Switcher

Make sure that Automatically check and restore missing bth.inf option is checked. as it ensures that Bluetooth drivers will not encounter problems while searching for a Bluetooth devices. It must be noted that it’s in beta testing phase, and therefore, some of its features may not work properly.

Download Bluetooth Stack Switcher

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  • Tommydbui

    when will u think the 64 bit verson will be ready?

  • Unfotunately it doesn’t work “out of the box” with embeded daughter cards, however a workaround is to get a USB card and mess with the program enough so it will switch stacks on both cards.

    This kind of defeats the purpose however. I also can’t think of a good scenario of why you would want to do that unless you are testing something with bluetooth itself.
    This program gave me nothing but headaches. The dev. needs to fix the device compatibility issues before it can be useful and stable enough in a enterprise environment.

    Version …27 was released which fixes windows shutdown issues and i believe a 64bit version is now available.

    Good luck  …. ugh :-/

  • Docdoc

    Does anyone know how to get two BT radios (and two drivers) to work on same windows (8.1) machine at same time? I have a need to connect 14 separate BT devices at once, but BT limits to only 7 connections. Thank you in advance for any help.