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adding Bluetooth

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HP Pavillon Touchsmart
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Bluetooth not on system..are there any options for downloading bluetooth?

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WAWood
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@Jabug 

Bluetooth drivers are built into Windows 10 -- there is nothing to download.

 

An alternative is to buy a Bluetooth "dongle" -- which is a small USB stick that inserts into a port on your laptop.  After you do that, Windows will see the dongle and install the drivers automatically. 

 

I did this with a Dell laptop and instead of spending $80 USD for an internal bluetooth module, and having to completely disassemble it to insert the module, I just spent under $10 USF for the dongle and inserted it into a USB port.  Been working fine ever since.



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@Jabug 

 

You have to replace the internal wifi adapter with a new adapter which MUST be supported on your machine. Quick and cheap  option is

 

       http://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/targus-bluetooth-4-0-usb-adaptor-taacb75au

 

There are many brands and models around, cheaper too.

 

Regards.

BH
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WAWood
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@Jabug 

Bluetooth drivers are built into Windows 10 -- there is nothing to download.

 

An alternative is to buy a Bluetooth "dongle" -- which is a small USB stick that inserts into a port on your laptop.  After you do that, Windows will see the dongle and install the drivers automatically. 

 

I did this with a Dell laptop and instead of spending $80 USD for an internal bluetooth module, and having to completely disassemble it to insert the module, I just spent under $10 USF for the dongle and inserted it into a USB port.  Been working fine ever since.



I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor represent, HP
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