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Cannot open Bluetooth Device Control in windows 7

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I am trying to play music from my cell phone via bluetooth to my PC speakers.  All the instructions I have managed to find refer to double clicking on the phone icon in Devices and Printers > Bluetooth Devices to bring up the Bluetooth Device Control for this connection and then clicking on the Connect button next to "Use this computer as a speaker phone for calls from the XXXXX phone".  However, when I double click there is a brief wait icon then nothing.  I have right clicked and selected Properties for the device and checked Headset Audio Gateway (note: all options are checked on the Services tab).  I can select the PC from the phone blue tooth settings.

I am using Windows 7 Professional, Samsung Galaxy S4 phone running Android 4.2.2
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Is this wired or wireless?
 like a cable from your cell phone to the PC speakers?
How do you pair the cell phone to your PC speakers do they have a small socket for headphones in the front?
To pair a BT device you need a BT adapter, the adapter has a button on top press and hold that with your BT enabled device on so they pick-up each other, it's instant. A light blinks as it pairs and you hear in your headphones your device is now connected.
This is how I did it, I added a Bluetooth adapter ( transmitter)  to the speakers front socket and then paired it with my BT wireless headphones then I could hear whatever played on my PC in my headphones.
To do this from a mobile phone is it BT enabled?
Is your speakers BT enabled?
BT receiver adapter
A Bluetooth A2DP 3.5mm Stereo HiFi Audio Dongle Adapter Receiver+transmitter
A BT transmitter splitter so I can have two headsets

Bluetooth speakers
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No this is not a wired connection, it is a BT (wireless) connection.  Phone can make a BT connection to the laptop which has built in bluetooth, but the PC cannot display the Bluetooth Device Control panel which enables you to pass the Bluetooth signal through to the PC's speaker. I need no external devices to enable BT between the devices.
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I have retested this and it is now working.  The secret is to connect from the PC to the phone, not the other way round, then the BT Device Control app becomes visible and you can configure the PC to play music from the phone.  However the BT Device Control app must not be closed or the connection is lost, despite checking Allow phone to use this computer as a speakerphone!!

Thank you for your response.
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Yes I thought as much, it made no sense how you would pair the speakers as they are not part of your computer
you have to pair it with your computer.
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