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Windows 7: OK 2turn off Bluetooth&how?MSCONFIG?Other?

13 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
OK 2turn off Bluetooth&how?MSCONFIG?Other?

I have a Samsung notebook Win 7 64 BIT. I used the Bluetooth a bit when I first got it, but I figured out I could quickly transfer my mp3's, pictures, etc from my cell to my NB by putting my SD card in my card reader, rather than go through all the steps to transfer wirelessly through Bluetooth.

I've been having some issues and when I run "Event Viewer", a lot of the errors include Bluetooth, so I'd like to eliminate bluetooth as a possible source of my issues. I just want to do it in a way which won't screw things up or create a scenario where I can't us Bluetooth if I ever want to.

The errors are usually along the line of "Bluetooth Device Monitor", Bluetooth Media Service", "Bluetooth OBEX Service" BTHSSecurityMgr". I'll include a snip of what I'm seeing in "Event Viewer" also.

I'll include snips of what I'm looking at in Device manager, plus the entry in MSCONFIG which I'd like to know if it's ok to uncheck as a Startup item.

The specific item in MSCONFIG is "Intel PROSet\Wireless Bluetooth" By Intel Corp, and the Command path is exactly " rundll32.exe "C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Bluetooth\btmshell.dll",TrayApp "

and the Location is " HLKM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

If it is ok to turn off Bluetooth without affecting other abilities of the processors, then I'd like to know the best way to go about it, whether through MSCONFIG or somehow in device manager or Wireless Networking. If there is a reason not to mess with these, please advise. Thanks much! Eddie

I just looked in the Svcs in MSCONFIG and I Found 5 more BT services which start every time, so that may be useful in a reply. Added a snip which shows them.

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15 Jul 2013   #2


I would uncheck each of them in msconfig, reboot and then see how it goes. If everything goes just fine, then put the checkmark back in each one, open the Registry Editor, and delete their entries in that key (you'll see their entries in the right-hand pane of Registry Editor).

This will enable you to have msconfig set to a normal startup as opposed to having it in a diagnostic mode by having some services disabled.

Then, you can right-click the entry in Device Manager and choose Uninstall. It will warn you that you're about to do that, so of course click OK or Yes or whichever it is.

Be aware that the blue tooth hardware in your laptop can be disabled as well. I don't know if it's done externally or in the BIOS, so look into that if this interests you.
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15 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
Thanks for the suggestions

Hi guys. Thanks for the suggestions. I checked and there was no key combo or FN key for BT, and when I unchecked the BT services in MSCONFIG, I got about 50 error events in Event viewer with no sign of the errors ending.

So I went online w Samsung through the sService program. They told me to install "Easy Settings", which is ONE of the MANY pre-installed services which they want to manage all your settings for you. I got rid of a bunch of those last year when they were causing conflicts. I didn't want to do that so we did the following:

What DID work was going to Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections - choosing Bluetooth, and Right clicking it and choosing "Disable". So far so good. The errors stopped.
Thanks again, Eddie
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15 Jul 2013   #4


You can still do what I recommended though, especially now.
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