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I don't have a bluetooth driver and device manager on my windows xp

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by arikshtiv, Feb 19, 2009.

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  1. arikshtiv

    arikshtiv Thread Starter

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    My parents bought a bluetooth Dongle and I tried installing it, but after I installed the CD that came with it I saw that I don't have the option when I right click a file "Send To" -> "Bluetooth", so I went googling and couldn't find anything.

    Everywhere I go it says it should come with windows xp sp2 and I have windows xp Home sp3(upgraded for sp2).

    so what's the problem?

    please help, thanks.
     
  2. bicycle bill

    bicycle bill Banned

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    You should have the Bluetooth icon down by the clock. If you installed the software correctly you should be able to double click it and go from there pairing etc.
     
  3. arikshtiv

    arikshtiv Thread Starter

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    Yes but I ca't send files from my computer to the bluetooth.
     
  4. muppy03

    muppy03 Malware Specialist

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    Are you confusing bluetooth with a USB flash drive maybe?
     
  5. arikshtiv

    arikshtiv Thread Starter

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    hehe, I'm not stupid.

    I can send files from my cellphone to my computer but I can't from my computer to my cellphone.
     
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    DoubleHelix Banned

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    That sounds like a problem with the cell phone. Is it configured for or does it support incoming file transfers?
     
  7. arikshtiv

    arikshtiv Thread Starter

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    It can't be because from a laptop with built-in bluetooth I can but in the desktop with the dongle I just don't have the option in windows.
     
  8. DoubleHelix

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    Don't have the option for what? You might want to provide more details. One sentence replies will take longer.
     
  9. arikshtiv

    arikshtiv Thread Starter

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    Sorry but I was short on time.
    I have three computers, two are desktop and the other one is a laptop.

    The laptop has a built-in feature of bluetooth so I can send from it files, and receive to it files.

    The other two desktop computers(one is XP Home and the other is Pro) don't have bluetooth so we bought a USB bluetooth dongle.
    And the problem is that I can only receive files from a cellphone, but I can't send files to cellphones.

    In the laptop I have an option when I click on a file - > Send To -> Bluetooth, but when using a USB bluetooth on a desktop computer I just don't have that kind of option, therefore I can't send files to my cellphone and only receive from my cellphone.

    I can't explain myself clearer(english isn't my first language).
     
  10. DoubleHelix

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    There's probably a setting in the Bluetooth software that needs to be modified. Without having the exact same software installed, I can't provide specifics.
     
  11. arikshtiv

    arikshtiv Thread Starter

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    Ok, but everywhere I searched it sayed me to go to control panel and then to bluetooth, but I don't seem to have that option.
     
  12. DoubleHelix

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    Then I'd say the software isn't installed or running properly. Did you reinstall it?
     
  13. arikshtiv

    arikshtiv Thread Starter

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    twice!
    it should be in windows by default, but some how it isn't in here.
     
  14. DoubleHelix

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    Did you install the stack software or just a driver? How do you launch it to configure settings?
     
  15. arikshtiv

    arikshtiv Thread Starter

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    stack software? I don't know what's that but after I installed the driver for it a sign of bluetooth showed up in my notifications area.
     
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