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How to disable "Configuring Bluetooth Services"?

  1. #1


    Posts : 241
    Windows 8.1x64 Pro

    How to disable "Configuring Bluetooth Services"?


    While working with my new Dell XPS laptop, I get an annoying "configuring bluetooth services" message displayed frequently. Any hint as to how to disable it?

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  2. #2


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    I take it there is no obvious icon to the Bluetooth control board, had to create mine, anyways, there might a be fix: if you can find the directory where the Bluetooth resides, Create Shortcut on Desktop on what you believe is the main EXE [don't delete anything in there]. Click on the desktop shortcut, you should be brought to the Bluetooth's main menu -- and somewhere within that menu should be a click or a toggle to turn the adapter off. That's all you want to do here, simply turn the adapter off. That worked for me; and if/when I need Bluetooth, I simply turn on the adapter, when I'm finished, I turn the adapter off again.
    Last edited by RolandJS; 25 Jun 2016 at 17:00.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 241
    Windows 8.1x64 Pro


    Yes, I know I can disable bluetooth and problem solved, but I need to have bluetooth enabled since I use a bluetooth mouse and keyboard, and when enabled I have the issue reported in my post above.
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  4. #4


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    Ahhh, that 2nd post adds much needed information. Because I have never used bluetooth mouse or keyboard, I will now simply listen in and learn alongside with you. I hope others in the know will soon appear and give their advice.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 241
    Windows 8.1x64 Pro


    Hi, just an update, I solved the issue uninstalling the Widcomm software from Broadcom, the native Windows bluetooth software works fine.
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How to disable "Configuring Bluetooth Services"?
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