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Windows 7: Using PC's Bluetooth In Place of BT Mouse's USB dongle

05 Aug 2017   #1

Windows 7 32 bit Pro
Using PC's Bluetooth In Place of BT Mouse's USB dongle


I have a Dell Latitude 6430 and I wish to use its built-in Bluetooth to connect with a Bluetooth USB wireless mouse so I can drop its dongle and free a USB port. Windows Bluetooth app can't discover the mouse whether the the dongle is there or not.

Thanks for any tips!

Jim in NYC
64bit Win7Pro

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05 Aug 2017   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

I have a new Dell Inspiron 15. I had to use the small USB "dongle" that came with my Logitech mouse.
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08 Aug 2017   #3
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

Usually the mouse and dongle are "paired" and they only answer to each other. This is intentional from the factory. The exception is Logitech's "Unifying" dongle for Bluetooth, which will allow more than one Logitech device to be paired with it.

Given that mice and keyboards use a proprietary Bluetooth pairing system, I can't see a way to do what you want to do. Shame really, that extra port comes in handy now and then.
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09 Aug 2017   #4

2 Vista, 1 Windows 7 Pro, 1 Win 10 Pro

Most Bluetooth mice which ship with a dongle cannot link directly into the PC's Bluetooth. Some mice ARE made to directly link into the computer's Bluetooth and so state so (they will not ship with a dongle). One exception, which I use with my Win 10 machine, is the Logitech MX Master which can link directly to the PC with or without the dongle.
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09 Aug 2017   #5

Windows 7 HP 64

Is your Bluetooth device enabled? Some Laptops, (for security reasons) keep them disabled.
Did you open device manager to see if there is a yellow alert on any driver?
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