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Windows 7: Where is the Bluetooth option in Windows 7 and how to enable it?


01 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Where is the Bluetooth option in Windows 7 and how to enable it?

I want to transfer some files from my BlackBerry phone to my PC via Bluetooth. I've read that in Windows 7 the Bluetooth option is supposed to be in the control panel somewhere, but I didn't see anything. Anyone knows where it is and how to enable it?

TIA


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01 Jan 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Look in 'services' ... type services.msc in the start search box.
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01 Jan 2011   #3

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

+1 Jacee

On mine it is right next to Bitlocker.
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01 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Look in 'services' ... type services.msc in the start search box.
OK so I turned on the Bluetooth Support Service but I still don't see anything in the control panel.
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01 Jan 2011   #5

Windos 7
 
 

Try Apps and Printers in the Control panel.
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01 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bertha 92 View Post
Try Apps and Printers in the Control panel.
No, nothing there
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01 Jan 2011   #7

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I doubt it will show until you plug a Bluetooth hardware item in.

A bit like an external hard drive.
Capability is there when enabled but won't show until it is plugged in.

Mike
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01 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

From what i understand you enable Bluetooth in services.msc Once enabled you then turn bluetooth of the device your trying to connect on. Once done you navigate to Start Control panel add a device. Let it search for the device.

Also there is a bluetooth application in your System32 folder called fsquirt.exe

Try it let us know if this helps

Also i do believe you must have a bluetooth dongle attached to the computer. Just because windows 7 has the bluetooth option doesn't mean it has the hardware to support such a thing. Your motherboard would need that built in SO I do believe you must use a dongle (bluetooth adapter)
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01 Jan 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

See this article Set up a Bluetooth enabled device

Your specs don't say if this is an OEM computer or self built. You may need specific drivers if you have a Dell or other maker.
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02 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I've bought a dongle, but whatever I do doesn't help. I've connected it, tried to search for my phone but nothing happened. I even have installed the drivers disc that came with the dongle and it installed some Bluetooth program or something with which I was able to find my phone and pair it with the computer, but still couldn't transfer any file.

I don't know if it's a problem with Windows 7, my BlackBerry or maybe with the dongle(appears to be from some chinese company...).

Any solutions?
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