I have a Bluetooth media remote with pause/play, skip forward/skip backwards, vol up/down buttons. It has no other buttons. And Microsoft Bluetooth stack requires a passcode, which I physically cannot enter. I've tried Bluesoleil and Toshiba stacks, they require passcode as well. I have not found a way to skip the pass with either of these 3 stacks. The only one I can't try is Broadcom, I don't have their USB bluetooth dongle and their stack only works with their chipsets, it seems. Does Widcomm allow connecting a BT keyboard without entering a passkey?

Is there any way to connect my BT remote on Windows?

P. S. The same device pairs with Android phone no problem since Android does not require a passcode.

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Pairing without pin is possible in windows, but not supported by the default GUI. Take a look at ConfirmOnly option on this MSDN page:


The application must confirm they wish to perform the pairing action. You can present an optional confirmation dialog to the user. With a value of ConfirmOnly, Accept the pairing if you want it to complete.

Microsoft provides code examples of applications with different pairing GUIs, which could be a starting point for someone with Visual Studio and some free time.

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    Ii works! I didn't even get to write any code: the sample you gave a link to already does everything. Moreover, once the device was paired with security measures off, I can use the standard Bluetooth control panel. I can even unpair it and pair again with no passkey still. – Violet Giraffe Sep 29 '16 at 7:34
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    @VioletGiraffe Hey, I'm glad it helped, and thanks for reporting back so quickly. – Dmitry Grigoryev Sep 29 '16 at 8:04

As far as anyone can tell.... no you can't. There's no option for keyless pairing in Windows 10 and this feels like an OS level decision.

It might be a bug, it might be intentional, but unless someone can prove otherwise, you cannot do it in Windows 10.

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    The requirement is by design. When connecting, one has to enter a code to be able to encrypt the transmission. If you were communicating via bluetooth unencrypted, anyone with a bluetooth receiver could pick up everything you type. – user186658 Sep 26 '16 at 17:43
  • @user186658: I can clearly see it's by design. – Violet Giraffe Sep 27 '16 at 15:52
  • It cannot be disabled without writing your own driver: social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/… I realize the post is in regard to Windows 8, but it applies across all versions. – user186658 Sep 27 '16 at 15:56

It's possible in Windows 7. Just go to the properties of connecting device, then tick on use HID etc. That Bluetooth properties can no longer be found in Windows 10.

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    I know it's possible in Windows 7. My question is specifically about Windows 10. – Violet Giraffe May 13 '17 at 7:22

Actually, there is a simple way to pair a Bluetooth mouse in Windows 10. You just have to go into the old Control Panel to Add a Device. Don't use the Win10 Settings interface. In the old CC interface, when asked for a code, ignore it and click NEXT. On my Dell laptop, it installed the driver. I rebooted it and the HP N558 mouse works without fuss. I had also done that with the MS Surface Pro 4.

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  • What does this do and how will it help? – Pimp Juice IT Aug 31 '17 at 4:22

Seconding @pzwong with this.

If you go to the classic Control Panel, and add a bluetooth device that way, it may ask for a PIN, but instead of the OK/Confirm button being deactivated unless a PIN is entered, will allow you to continue adding the device while not requiring PIN entry to proceed.

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  • I'm pretty sure it did not work that way,but I can no longer try that particular BT device. I still have the device but it's not detected by my new mini PC. So I just bought another BT remote that looks almost the same, but it's not 100% identical and given four years have passed, I'm sure its BT chip has also been updated. And Windows has been updated many times, too. Bottom line: this new device does not require a pin when pairing using the standard Windows 2004 UI. – Violet Giraffe Oct 22 at 15:19

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