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No on/off slider for Bluetooth on my desktop PC

  1. #1


    Posts : 25
    windows 8.1

    No on/off slider for Bluetooth on my desktop PC


    I have a laptop and a desktop both of which have Windows 8.1 installed. On my laptop when I select "Bluetooth" under "PC and devices" I have a slider with the option of turning Bluetooth off. When I make the same selection on my desktop there is no slider. Can anyone tell me how I can get the slider to appear, please?

    Thanks in advance for any advice.

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  2. #2


    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    My Notebooks with Bluetooth are integrated with the Wi-Fi adapter but my Desktops on which I've add after-market USB Bluetooth adapters in the front USB port do not have a feature to turn them off, don't need that as I can just unplug them.
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  3. #3


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Does the desktop have a Bluetooth adapter?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 25
    windows 8.1


    Yes, it does.
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  5. #5


    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    I don't see a Desktop computer in your System Specs, what make and model is it?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 25
    windows 8.1


    It's a Packard Bell Imedia S2885
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  7. #7


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Is it built in Bluetooth or a USB dongle like for a keyboard or mouse? My Logitech Wireless keyboards us a unifying Bluetooth dongle but it doesn't show up as a normal Bluetooth device. They are proprietary and only work with Logitech devices.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 25
    windows 8.1


    It's built in; it came with the PC.
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  9. #9


    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    The model shows more information on Support Download such as

    • iMedia (PT.U03-PV.U03)
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  10. #10


    Posts : 25
    windows 8.1


    When I enter my PC's serial number on the website you refer to, it comes up with iMedia xx.U84 [U88].
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