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Windows 7: Bluetooth

07 Jan 2010   #1
Windows 7 Troub

Windows 7
 
 
Bluetooth

I just wanted to clear a few things up about bluetooth on the above pc.

1. Does it actually have bluetooth? I.e can I transfer files from the pc to my mobile phone?

When looking through my pc I can see the bluetooth icon but when I click on it I can't see my mobiole phone (phone has bluetooth on) in other words it is greyed out.
Can a pc have the software for bluetooth and not the hardware?

2. If it does how do I actually get it to work?

I have been trying all day any help would be appreciated and if you have not noticed I am a pc novice.


Thanks


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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07 Jan 2010   #2
Qdos

 

Please complete your system specifications, without this we're unable to help you, as we can't guess at your hardware...
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07 Jan 2010   #3
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows 7 Troub View Post
I just wanted to clear a few things up about bluetooth on the above pc.

1. Does it actually have bluetooth? I.e can I transfer files from the pc to my mobile phone?

When looking through my pc I can see the bluetooth icon but when I click on it I can't see my mobiole phone (phone has bluetooth on) in other words it is greyed out.
Can a pc have the software for bluetooth and not the hardware?

2. If it does how do I actually get it to work?

I have been trying all day any help would be appreciated and if you have not noticed I am a pc novice.


Thanks
1)

You could check your BIOS to see if it's there.
You can check in Device Manager
Look around the for the symbol on the panel somewhere. Might not be light up if you have it disabled.





Or you could search for the model of your machine on the manufacturer's website for the system specs. It should be listed.

2) After you have enabled BT, installed drivers etc. Launch the application, and you need to setup your BT on your system to allow others to see you as a BT device. You then do a search for other BT devices and connect.
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07 Jan 2010   #4
Windows 7 Troub

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows 7 Troub View Post
I just wanted to clear a few things up about bluetooth on the above pc.

1. Does it actually have bluetooth? I.e can I transfer files from the pc to my mobile phone?

When looking through my pc I can see the bluetooth icon but when I click on it I can't see my mobiole phone (phone has bluetooth on) in other words it is greyed out.
Can a pc have the software for bluetooth and not the hardware?

2. If it does how do I actually get it to work?

I have been trying all day any help would be appreciated and if you have not noticed I am a pc novice.


Thanks
1)

You could check your BIOS to see if it's there.
You can check in Device Manager
Look around the for the symbol on the panel somewhere. Might not be light up if you have it disabled.





Or you could search for the model of your machine on the manufacturer's website for the system specs. It should be listed.

2) After you have enabled BT, installed drivers etc. Launch the application, and you need to setup your BT on your system to allow others to see you as a BT device. You then do a search for other BT devices and connect.
Thanks
I have checked device manager and I don't seem to be able to see it but I can see the blue icon when I click on start but like I said when I click on it is greyed out I can't do anything to it. How would I enable it?
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07 Jan 2010   #5
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Then you might need to install a BT driver. What's your make and model of your machine?

You might also want to check the BIOS to see if it is turned on.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2010   #6
Windows 7 Troub

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
Please complete your system specifications, without this we're unable to help you, as we can't guess at your hardware...
Please see belowCore
Chassis
Expansion


CoreOneTwo L Mainboard Specifications
Intel G45 Express chipset with MXM3.0 Graphics
10-11-2009CPUIntel Core 2 Quad Q8200SDisplay23" LCD Panel
23 inch, 1920 x 1080, touchscreen
10-11-2009Storage ComponentsSony AD-7643S DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive
DVD±RW SuperMulti Dual Layer Drive
10-11-2009Western Digital Caviar Green Hard Disk (1 TB)
Manufacturer: Western Digital
Name: Caviar Green
Type: 3.5-inch Serial ATA
Speed: 5400 rpm
Cache: 16 MB
22-09-2009Network802.11n Wireless LAN


10-06-2009Multi Media Components1.3 MPixel Integrated Camera


20-05-2009CoreSpecifications


10-08-2009TouchSuite
If your computer includes a touchscreen, a suite of touch-optimized applications are installed.
06-08-2009ChassisTour
An introduction to your computer, this section describes each side and the external features of your computer.
05-08-2009oneTwo L series


05-08-2009ExpansionPorts and Connectors
Identify the ports and connectors on your computer to help attach devices to your computer
10-08-2009
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07 Jan 2010   #7
Windows 7 Troub

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Then you might need to install a BT driver. What's your make and model of your machine?

You might also want to check the BIOS to see if it is turned on.

please the post above for make and model

How do I check BIOS
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07 Jan 2010   #8
Qdos

 

There's nothing under downloads about bluetooth...
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07 Jan 2010   #9
Windows 7 Troub

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
There's nothing under downloads about bluetooth...
Ok that would lead me to think no bluetooth but I have a icon when I click on start and if I right click a mp3 file it gives me an option to send via bluetooth.This is darn confusing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2010   #10
Qdos

 

If your hardware has Bluetooth... then take note that Win 7 does not have Bluetooth service enabled by default... you will almost certainly have to go into services.msc to enable it before anything will work on that front, no matter what...



However if you don't see Bluetooth in device manager and if it's an option in the BIOS you would have to also enable it at BIOS level too of course...
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