No Bluetooth Win7 64 bit

Discussion in 'Computing' started by felix_unger, Nov 3, 2014.

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    felix_unger Guest

    I bought a USB bluetooth adapter, plugged it in, and windows installed
    it, but I don't seem to have any bluetooth on my computer. services.msc
    shows that bluetooth is running, and the dongle appears in 'devices and
    printers', but it's not discoverable by my phone, and there's no
    bluetooth icon or 'settings' options anywhere on the PC that I can see.
    It's driving me nuts! please help!
    felix_unger, Nov 3, 2014
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    Rod Speed Guest

    Works fine for me. I didn’t do anything special.

    I have a bluetooth icon in the tool tray, the one that is in the
    bottom right hand corner of the screen with the clock by default.

    Likely the problem is with your bluetooth adapter. The driver
    detail does vary quite a bit and what capability it has for file
    movements etc.

    The bluetooth adapter I am using is the one that came
    with the Asus motherboard.
    Rod Speed, Nov 3, 2014
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    felix_unger Guest

    I don't and I can't see any way to get it
    It's plug'n'pray bluetooth 3.0 backwards compatible
    felix_unger, Nov 3, 2014
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    Rod Speed Guest

    Rod Speed, Nov 4, 2014
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    felix_unger Guest

    thanks. but as I said, I don't have those blue tooth options. nothing in
    control panel, and no 'change bluetooth settings' as per that page.
    however device manager tells me the adapter is 'working properly' and
    the latest/current drivers are installed, and troubleshooter doesn't
    find any problem. ??? seems to me that I don't have the files that
    control bluetooth on the PC. Microsnot/Windoze expert needed!
    felix_unger, Nov 4, 2014
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    Rod Speed Guest

    You do actually, it shows up in the device manager.

    So you clearly do have bluetooth on your computer.

    Ditto. It doesn’t with mine for some reason.

    That may just be because its hasn’t got the box ticked to
    get it to broadcast its availability in the bluetooth settings.
    That tells you how to get the bluetooth icon back in the
    systray if you have managed to tell it to not show it there.

    You type the word bluetooth into the start menu search
    and then select the Change Bluetooth settings.
    You previously said it is there.
    Do you mean after you have typed the word
    bluetooth into the start menu search box ?
    Likely your only problem is that there isnt a bluetooth
    icon in the systray. That url tells you how to get that back.
    Unlikely given that the device manager shows it working fine.
    You got one.
    Rod Speed, Nov 4, 2014
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    felix_unger Guest

    but I can't get the settings window, as I said. (see final comment)
    but I don't get that, as I said. (see final comment)
    well you didn't diagnose the problem, but I have now. I changed the
    driver back to 'generic bluetooth driver' and I now have the properties
    box and sys tray icon, and can make the adapter discoverable, etc., so
    just a simple driver issue. but Windows was fooled as it said I had the
    latest/right driver. thanks anyway Rod.
    felix_unger, Nov 4, 2014
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    Roger Dodger Guest

    You may call me stupid (.. and thanks in advance) ;-)

    Why is it called blue tooth?

    Roger Dodger, Nov 6, 2014
  9. Named after the Viking king Harald Bluetooth;

    In reply to the OP...

    Here's a 12-year-old girl who'll show you how to do it;
    Bob Milutinovic, Nov 6, 2014
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    Roger Dodger Guest

    Roger Dodger, Nov 6, 2014
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    felix_unger Guest

    in reply to that hateful arsehole..
    no fuckwit. you obviously haven't been reading the thread, and that's
    not the proper way to do it anyway
    felix_unger, Nov 7, 2014
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    felix_unger Guest

    the guy who invented it was eating a lot of blueberries??.. :)
    felix_unger, Nov 7, 2014
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    felix_unger Guest

    If all the right files are installed, bluetooth will work under
    plug'n'play. you don't have to do what's in that video
    felix_unger, Nov 7, 2014
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