How to install the Insignia USB Bluetooth adapter in Windows 7

EDIT 1/16/2017: Commenter Anony Mous (haha, well done) has confirmed that the HP drivers work with the Insignia Bluetooth adapter as well. I have both the Lenovo and the HP copies of the drivers mirrored here.

EDIT 12/29/2016: Commenter Angry Dude has found a mirror for an older driver at Lenovo’s website. Give it a try for now until a proper solution is found.

EDIT 12/13/2016: It seems that Broadcom has pulled the Windows 7 driver for this device. I will investigate and update as I find more information!

This is more for future reference than anything considering it comes with paper instructions to download some software and does not come with a disc. Welcome to the future!

  1. Plug the adapter into a free USB port.
  2. Download the driver and software from
  3. Install the driver and restart the computer when finished.
  4. Profit!


  1. Joe says:

    its to bad that site doesnt have windows 7 drivers on it…

  2. bill says:

    this doesn’t work. There is no driver on that page for windows 7 and no driver on that page will “work” on windows 7.

  3. J395 says:

    That link you posted reroutes to another website and there is no driver for windows 7, only windows xp, 8, and 10.

  4. Atari says:

    It seems that Broadcom has pulled their Windows 7 driver suddenly (considering these comments came in in quick succession). I will investigate and update once I find something.

  5. Frest says:

    Thanks, quite frustrating that they’ve pulled windows 7 driver. Let us know if you hear anything. I’ve emailed broadcom as well.

    1. Atari says:

      I’ll let you know if I find anything, and if you hear anything from Broadcom in the meantime, please let me know!

  6. mike says:

    I’m using 7 and this piece of crap has wasted so much of my time. I’m glad I found your update. At least I know their product sucks and Im not crzy!

    1. Atari says:

      I hear you! I think it’s premature, unfair, and unnecessary to pull support for Windows 7 while it’s still within its official support cycle. I could write a much longer and fleshed-out rant, but I think that would be preaching to the choir. Once I have a little more time available, I’ll investigate this further and see if I can’t find a better solution.

      If you happen to find anything in the meantime, please share here so we can all learn!

  7. Bob says:

    GRRRRR!!! I also need the windows 7 driver. WTF!!!!

  8. peter3 says:

    It doesn’t work on my Windows 7 computer either. Gonna have to find my receipt and get my money back.

  9. Angry Dude says:

    Old driver, but might hold you over until broadcom gets their sh*t figured out.

    1. Atari says:

      Thanks, Angry Dude! It’s not an elegant solution, but at least it should work for now.

      1. Angry Dude says:

        I’m back with a better solution, at least a better one that worked for me. It’s a bit annoying but it seems to work.

        1: Go to Device Manager
        2: Plug in USB Bluetooth Device
        3: Check Device Manager and look for your bluetooth device, which should come up as BCM20XXXXX
        4: Right Click on the BCM20702A0 in device manager and click on “update driver software”
        5: Select Browse my computer for updates
        6: Select “Let me pick from a list of Device Drivers”
        7: Pick Bluetooth devices, then select “Broadcom” on the left list of manufactures.
        8. select “BCM2033 Single”. . Driver on the right.
        9: Click Install

        1. K says:

          Hello, I found this solution on another site also.

          Unfortunately, in the device manager windows gives me the “Problem” Icon (!) with the device after installing said driver. When I check on the driver, the device status is Code 43. Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems.(Code 43). I ahve tried reinstalling but nothing seems to fix this.

        2. tre says:

          confirmed working solution

          1. tre says:

            wrong post 1 up ^^

        3. tre says:

          thank you it works

    2. Allen Dale Williams says:

      Thank you Angry Dude, from Oakland California

  10. DEANNE GORDON says:


  11. Tim says:

    Same issue, need driver software for Windows 7. Broadcom has informed me that they no longer support this product and referred me to Cypress who does not recognize the product number? Frustrating.

    1. Atari says:

      Thanks for the tip!

    2. Sweet Music Man says:

      This worked! Thank you friend, much appreciated! Already had this item re-packed and sent back to Best Buy until I found your link and tried one more time and BAM, it worked… kudos to you! I have a Toshiba Satellite 775 Series Laptop, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit for those who have Toshiba Laptops and are also inquiring.

      1. Atari says:

        Fantastic, sir!

  12. Barb says:

    It worked! I just wanted to thank you. I’m not proficient with this kind of thing and after several days of looking for solutions, downloading, deleting and trying again, I gave the HP link my last try. I was giving up after that. (I’d tried Lenovo…but it didn’t work)

    I downloaded from the HP link Anony Mous listed above. (I’m a scaredy cat and try to download from a known source. I was surprised the drivers installed because I’d had so many failures before…but here I am using my headphones, and wearing a huge, shocked, grateful grin.

    Thanks so much for posting about Broadcom’s lack of support for 7 ( I figured it was just me and user error) and providing a solution.

    Works with Dell Inspiron XPS 8300; Win 7 64 bit; Insignia USB 4.0 Bluetooth Adapter

    May you be repaid with many kindnesses throughout 2017.

    1. Atari says:

      Hi Barb, you’re quite welcome!

      If you’d like to pay it forward, next time you need to make a purchase on Amazon, swing by and click one of my Amazon Affiliate links–it doesn’t cost you a penny extra, but a portion of your purchase comes back here to support what I’m doing with the site! Alternatively, you can always share this site on social media and help build the audience!

      Thank you for your kind words and happy listening!


    Thanks AngryDude!!!!!! I have been trying to get this damn think to work for quiet some time now!! Live saver, it worked!! Also windows update was able to download and install the lastest driver for windows 7!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!

  14. J Wood says:

    many thanks on the file. got my $20 adapter working on this win 7 hp desktop. Cheers!

  15. Trent says:

    Thank you!!! 7 hours of searching, installing, and rebooting led me here. I have Windows 7, just bought the Insignia and Skullcandy bluetooth headphones. The HP driver worked for me. Lenovo did not. thank you thank you

    1. Atari says:

      Glad to help!

  16. sonkoh says:

    Your driver works and thankyou for this, probably it didn’t work with the people with different platforms

  17. Earl Phlegm says:

    I can’t believe Best Buy is still selling this driverless adapter. I bought it two years ago plus and could never get it to run for more than a day or so and only badly. That’s BS they’re still selling a product that was defective/unfinished without correcting it or pulling it off the market.

    1. Atari says:

      Unfortunately, Best Buy must suffer the whims of Broadcom when it comes to these white-label adapters. At the very least, they could slap a sticker on the front that warns about the lack of support for Windows 7.

  18. YarnDiva says:

    damn thing doesnt work on my win 7 embedded laptop… but works swimmingly on my win 8.1 netbook.

    *grumble grumble*

  19. chrissdragon says:

    This blog saved my tail and things are working with the HP driver (although BtStackServer.exe did crash when I walked away with a connected headset on – it recovered after I closed the crash report dialog). However, I later found a thread on the Insignia support site linking to two other sources for the drivers:

    The last link is especially good as it contains a slightly newer driver( than the HP one and also hosts different versions of the Broadcom drivers released for XP to Win10 and mentions that a specific version,, is necessary when using certain devices like Bose QuietComfort 35.

    1. Atari says:

      Glad to be of service! Thanks for the update on the links, too!

  20. mark mcduffee says:

    Anony Mous link to hp doesn’t work. any new link that does??

    1. Atari says:

      Try the ones that chrissdragon linked to.

  21. chrissdragon says:

    I kept getting a crash in BtStackServer.exe with the HP drivers, so I switched over to from the link I posted earlier. This launches a Broadcom installer that looks identical to the one launched by the HP package, but it installs newer versions of everything. The “Micro size USB to Bluetooth Dongle” driver version it installs is which is the same version that Windows Update installs. It’s dated 12/21/2015 so I doubt we’ll ever see an update to it for Win 7 at this point.

    Unfortunately, I still get crashes in BtStackServer.exe, seemingly only when I turn the headphones on or when I walk away and come back so they reconnect. Fortunately, when I close the crash dialog, the headphones still work, so the crash dialog is just an annoyance.

    1. Atari says:

      Thanks for the update!

  22. James E Beatty says:

    wow, thanks so much for this! Downloaded the HP drivers for my HP laptop. Took a few tries to get it working with the dongle (had to uninstall and reinstall driver a couple times), but it finally connected to my headphones and it’s way better than the built-in BT my computer came with.

  23. Jeffrey Lawson says:

    I am so happy. This worked for me. Thank you

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