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Bluetooth Disappeared After Intel Update

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Hello, unfortunately, my Bluetooth capability has gone kaput after installing the latest intel driver for it. I had Bluetooth capability before. I even have a Bluetooth mouse and some headphones, but now for whatever reason, it doesn't show up anywhere. It's not in the device manager, it's not in the control panel, the slider to activate it doesn't show up under Bluetooth and devices, and it doesn't show up under the airplane mode in settings.

I have an HP ENVY x360 convertible laptop, and I am running Windows 10. The OS is up to date and I've updated the BIOS as well. Any help would be appreciated, as working without a mouse or headphones is a nightmare.

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@David_Rusk Here are a few steps that should help resolve the issue:

 

1) Run the Bluetooth troubleshooter
Select the Start  button, then select Settings  > Update & Security  > Troubleshoot . Under Find and fix other problems, select Bluetooth, select Run the troubleshooter, and follow the instructions.

 

2) Uninstall the Bluetooth adapter in Device Manager

If you don't see the Bluetooth icon, but Bluetooth does appear in Device Manager, try uninstalling the Bluetooth adapter, shutting down your PC, and triggering an automatic driver reinstall:

  1. In the search box on the taskbar, type device manager, and then select Device Manager from the list of results.
  2. In Device Manager, select Bluetooth. Press and hold (or right-click) the Bluetooth adapter name (which may include the word “radio”), and select Uninstall device.
  3. Select the Start  button, then select Power  > Shut down.
  4. After your device shuts down, wait a few seconds, and then turn it back on. Windows will try to reinstall the driver. 
  5. If Windows doesn't reinstall the driver automatically, open Device Manager and select Action > Scan for hardware changes

If the issue persists, update the wireless card and BIOS drivers from the HP website: click here to find and install the same.

 

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@David_Rusk Here are a few steps that should help resolve the issue:

 

1) Run the Bluetooth troubleshooter
Select the Start  button, then select Settings  > Update & Security  > Troubleshoot . Under Find and fix other problems, select Bluetooth, select Run the troubleshooter, and follow the instructions.

 

2) Uninstall the Bluetooth adapter in Device Manager

If you don't see the Bluetooth icon, but Bluetooth does appear in Device Manager, try uninstalling the Bluetooth adapter, shutting down your PC, and triggering an automatic driver reinstall:

  1. In the search box on the taskbar, type device manager, and then select Device Manager from the list of results.
  2. In Device Manager, select Bluetooth. Press and hold (or right-click) the Bluetooth adapter name (which may include the word “radio”), and select Uninstall device.
  3. Select the Start  button, then select Power  > Shut down.
  4. After your device shuts down, wait a few seconds, and then turn it back on. Windows will try to reinstall the driver. 
  5. If Windows doesn't reinstall the driver automatically, open Device Manager and select Action > Scan for hardware changes

If the issue persists, update the wireless card and BIOS drivers from the HP website: click here to find and install the same.

 

P.S: Welcome to HP Community 😉

 

Keep us posted,

If you would like to thank us for our efforts to help you, 

Give us a virtual high-five by clicking the 'Thumbs Up' icon below, followed by clicking on the "Accept as solution" on this post, 

Have a great day!

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This solution worked, sort of. I noticed an unknown device in the device manager, then I went into the device's properties. the properties window said that it didn't have a driver, so I checked for one, and when the driver installed it suddenly recognized the device as the Bluetooth driver. Thanks for the help

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@David_Rusk That's awesome, I'm glad it worked,

Remember, if you ever need help related to your HP device,

We'll be right here and happy to help, take care and have an awesome day, ahead.

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