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Is there Bluetooth on laptop

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  1. moresther

    moresther Thread Starter

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    Hello!

    I do not have a smartphone at the moment, I only have a laptop. I am wondering whether there is Bluetooth on a Windows 7 laptop? I bought some audio speakers recently as I want to play Spotify from my laptop on these speakers.

    Sorry if this is a stupid question! Looking forward to your reply

    Esther
     
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    Yes. I used to have at least one laptop with Bluetooth running Windows 7, and I'm sure that there must still be at least one somewhere.

    Aren't you really more interested in whether your laptop has Bluetooth built-in? If so, look in Device Manager under Network Adapters for Bluetooth. If none there, see if you have any warnings or errors anywhere in Device Manager.
     
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    BUT, not all OEM's put Bluetooth hardware on their earlier laptops.
     
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    Hi thanks so much for this reply! I have been onto Device Manager on my laptop, however Bluetooth isn't on the list.
     
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    This is my Device Manager - I can't see Bluetooth!
     

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    In your screen shot Network Adapters is not open, so I'll take your word that you only have ethernet and/or wireless adapters there. You can buy a USB Bluetooth adapter (examples).
     
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    Thanks very much for your reply. Here is a screenshot of my network adaptors.
    Thanks for the suggestion to buy a USB bluetooth adaptor ... is there a way that I can download or install bluetooth so that I don't have to buy a USB adaptor?
     

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    Looks like you can install a wireless/Bluetooth card (example) in place of your wireless card. If you try this make sure you buy one that is compatible with your laptop and Windows 7 and is easily returnable if necessary.
     
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    Sometimes BlueTooth (BT) doesn't show up in Device Manager if the drivers aren't installed.
    Please tell us the make and full model details for the laptop then we can try to find out if it has BT or not.
     
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    It costs only $10 - $17 at newegg.com .
     
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    If you had bluetooth,it would show in device manager.if the drivers are not installed,it wont show. screenie.png
     
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    on another note.just out of curiosity,is that windows 7 themed out to look like windows 8/10? that taskbar looks like windows 8 or 10.
     
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