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Bluetooth mouse drops connection using 8.1

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Bluetooth mouse drops connection using 8.1


    Well, my first real problem with 8.1, my bluetooth mouse drops connection about every 15-20 minutes. Turn it off and back on it reconnects.

    A search of the web shows other people with same problem. I've tried everything I know of, power settings for bluetooth the mouse and usb ports, drivers, uninstall/re-install. This is a real pain in the keister.

    Suggestions anyone? This does seem to be a common problem from what I see.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Do you have any other devices which use bluetooth? Maybe the mouse is getting interference from something. I know iPhone's always turn on bluetooth after every update. Just a thought..
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  3. #3


    United States
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Thanks for the reply. I do have a cordless phone with bluetooth that connects to my cell phone, it may be the problem, never thought about it.

    I repaired the bluetooth install in Programs and Features awhile ago and so far so good. Will investigate the cordless/cell phone thing more if the problem reappears. Thanks for the good input. Sometimes hard to see the forest from the trees as they say.
    Last edited by popeye; 23 Feb 2014 at 22:03.
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  4. #4


    United States
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Well, I seem to have fixed it by rolling back to the previous driver just for for the Bluetooth USB Module listed under Bluetooth in Device Manager. Fingers crossed.
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Bluetooth mouse drops connection using 8.1
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