Bluetooth devices not discovered by Logitech bluetooth receiver

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Okay, so I don't really know if a solution is out there, but here is the situation I'm in. I only have one available USB port left which I am currently using for the Logitech Bluetooth dongle that came with my Logitech K750 solar keyboard. I would also like to attach my Samsung wep410 headset for Skype calls.

I have tried to discover the headset with and without Logitechs software installed with no luck. I then checked device manager, which does not show the dongle as a Bluetooth receiver/device. My assumption from that is that Logitech has it setup to only receive from their own devices.

Since I have no room for another dongle (and a hub isn't really ideal). Is there some way to force the dongle to detect normal Bluetooth devices? I've searched for a custom driver or other work around with no luck so far. This is on a computer running Windows 7 64bit.
 
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it all depends on what version your original bluetooh dongle is. If it is an old bluetooth v1 dongle it can only support 1 to 1 connection.
 

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Well thats a good start then. Its a fairly new keyboard model and says on the box "connect up to six Logitech devices". The part that worries me still is the word Logitech.
 
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well i will have a thinnk about this today but my first thought is that it could be a driver issue. The device it self should be able to connect to any bluetooth device, the only way logitech would be able to lock it to their own products is with a driver or another piece of software.
 

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Maybe that's it then. So far I haven't seen a custom driver for it, but maybe I can try to use a generic driver and see if Windows is able to detect it as a generic bluetooth device. I'll try that.
 

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No luck either in finding a custom driver or in making it work with my attempt at using a generic one. I did manage to find it in device manager and that it is working properly. I also found an article about the receiver that, I think, might explain the issue I'm having... but sadly doesn't put me any closer to being able to do what I want.

http://gadgetstreet.com/gadgets-the-logitech-unifying-receiver-aka-fake-bluetooth/

It explains that the Logitech Unifying USB receiver is essentially a rebranded, but modded, version of bluetooth. I think if Logitech went to these lengths to 'change' bluetooth in some way, that its also believable that they would somehow tweak it to only recognize their devices.
 
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