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  1. #1


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    bluetooth


    I used to pair my phone with my pc using blue ray with Win 7 but since I got Win 8 blue ray is gone.
    The advisor prior to upgrading said it was not compatible.
    Is there some way, now that I have Win 8 to retrieve or in any way get blue ray?
    Thank you
    Peter

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  2. #2


    Webster NY US
    Posts : 325
    Win 7 / Win 8


    You mean Blue Tooth.

    What is the make and model of your PC?
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  3. #3


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    Blue Tooth


    Quote Originally Posted by mbratch View Post
    You mean Blue Tooth.

    What is the make and model of your PC?
    I am justifiably embarrassed.
    Yes, Bluetooth. My head is in my taxes!
    I have Dell XPS 8300 and Dell Inspiron 15R , N5010.
    It is the latter I am most concerned with as it is the laptop I use to pair with my phone.
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  4. #4


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    blue tooth


    I have a shot of the compatibility trouble shooter. Is this something that can be used to retrieve Bluetooth and if so what do I do?

    Thank you
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  5. #5


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    Bluetooth


    I have been busy working on this Bluetooth issue and apologize for the delay.
    I took your advice and [disabled the flash] caught a pic of the BIOS for you to see.
    It appears I have Bluetooth but can't get it to work. It was suggested that a newer chipset would do but I don't know how b/c when I go to Dell it recognizes my Win 7 not 8.
    I try to download the updated software I was sent but it says to turn BT on first.
    Unless you have any other ideas, I was wondering about a dongle or usb card you insert into the pc. I don't know what to ask for in the store so it works with my pc and OS.
    If I got one, is it like the internal card. I wonder if it would work with Win 8 if the card wouldn't.
    I was told that the attachment I enclosed shows that if I do not enable 'All' I will not have what I need to function all around and that BT is enabled
    Any ideas appreciated.
    Thank you
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    What does Device Manager show for Bluetooth? Maybe all you need is an updated driver or so. Hard for me to believe that your Bluetooth is not compatible.
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  7. #7


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    device manager


    There is no mention. I tried to get drivers but messed my printer up so I am getting an adapter. Thank you for your advice.
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    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    You are very welcome. Sorry I could not be of more help.
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  9. #9


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    Bluetooth continued


    Hello
    If you see my previous posts it seems as though I have Bluetooth. It does not work as the advisor predicted when I moved fro 7 to 8 for lack of compatibility.
    I have not bothered for a while but just looked at the task manager services and saw bthserv... stopped.
    I no nothing about this so was wondering, if this should be on for BT to work or if all machines have this?

    The last time I was directed to install a driver I ran into problems which caused me to recover an image.
    I don't know if Dell has or ever will release such a driver.

    What is your take on this service being off regarding my Bluetooth not working?
    Thank you
    Peter
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  10. #10


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    bluetooth


    The advisor told me that Win 7 Bluetooth was not compatible with Win 8 and I did lose BT when I installed Win 8.

    Please see the attachment and tell me if it is a good idea to download this file and also if I need to do anything with compatibility. I vaguely remember changing compatibility but don't remember where.
    if this is not the right idea, should I get a dongle with software.
    Thank you
    Peter
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