Bluetooth not apparent

  Petulant 19:33 08 Aug 07
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I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 and it came with XP and the Bluetooth worked perfectly. I changed to XP pro and it dissapeared from control panel so I downloaded a fix I thought would do it from Dell website with no luck. It still does not appear in control panel and my bluetooth phone doesn`t find it as a bt device.

Would appreciate any suggestions - thanks in advance!

  Technotiger 20:08 08 Aug 07

I think you will find that in fact Bluetooth does not work with XP Pro. If your phone is Nokia, Bluetooth will not work with XP full stop!

  Technotiger 20:10 08 Aug 07

PS - in my case I now use USB cable to connect my Nokia phone to XP PC.

  Technotiger 21:39 08 Aug 07

Hi, I wish, did you notice the date in your link - 3 years old. I was going to mention earlier that my Bluetooth used to work in XP but that since various updates it no longer works.

  Technotiger 21:48 08 Aug 07

Hmm, strange, maybe my Bluetooth dongle is knackered, though I don't see how. I did Google for an answer and it appears that many people are in the same boat.

  Technotiger 21:49 08 Aug 07

Though personally I am not bothered, quite happy to use USB with my Nokia.

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