Bluetooth FAQ

Bluetooth FAQ

This FAQ provides information about Bluetooth wireless technology support for the Windows family of operating systems. It is intended primarily for independent hardware vendors (IHVs) who are new to the Bluetooth ecosystem on Windows and addresses topics of interest to both hardware and software developers.

The information in this FAQ applies to the following operating systems:

Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and later

Frequently asked questions are divided into the following categories:

General Bluetooth Support in Windows
Bluetooth Host Radio Support
Bluetooth User Interface
Bluetooth Certification
Appendix A
Appendix B



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