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

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  1. Posts : 103
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
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    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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  2. Posts : 8,608
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
       #2

    Look in 'services' ... type services.msc in the start search box.
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  3. Posts : 6,350
    Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
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    +1 Jacee

    On mine it is right next to Bitlocker.
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  4. Posts : 103
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
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    Jacee said:
    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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  5. Posts : 4
    Windos 7
       #5

    Try Apps and Printers in the Control panel.
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  6. Posts : 103
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
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    Bertha 92 said:
    Try Apps and Printers in the Control panel.
    No, nothing there
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  7. Posts : 6,350
    Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
       #7

    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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  8. Posts : 398
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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    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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  9. Posts : 8,608
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
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    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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  10. Posts : 103
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
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    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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