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Windows 7: Bluetooth adapter installed, can't see any devices

16 Feb 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Bluetooth adapter installed, can't see any devices

I have a windows 7 laptop but it does not have Bluetooth. So I bought a Bluetooth adapter (dongle) from local computer shop (it has no markings) and it seemed to install OK. (However expecting to see Bluetooth in notification bar, but it does not show). My laptop can't see any other device. I have done the following to try and rectify:

Been to device manager and the adapter appears to be working.

Been to services and Bluetooth is set to automatic

Been to Bluetooth settings (in Hardware & Sound) and tried to tick "Allow Bluetooth devices to find this computer" but when you apply get error message- "An error has occurred while windows was saving your settings. The Bluetooth device might be unplugged. The following settings were not saved: Discoverability settings, Connection settings"

I have uninstalled the adapter and reinstalled.

I have checked latest driver updates.

Still can't see any devices. (Got my daughters mobile phone to make sure it could see my phone by Bluetooth and it could, so Bluetooth is switched on my phone).

Just don't know what else there is to do on my computer to be able to see other devices.

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23 Feb 2015   #2

windows 7 32/64

You mentioned that you have no icon in your notification area.... Is the check box for "show Bluetooth icon in notification area" checked??

If this is the case, I also have this issue and have been working at it for hours. hopefully we can both get it resolved
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19 Mar 2015   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Try to remove your bluetooth adapter... uninstall that driver...shut down your laptop... remove your battery and stay it for several minutes... after that connect your battery and try to install drivers and then install your bluetooth adapter.. try to find adapter in device manager...
Hope it helps...
post here for further help..
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