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Q: enable bluetooth in Vista

Can anyone please tell me how to enable Bluetooth on my Dell Inspiron 1720? I've been to the Dell Support site but found it useless.

I have the Bluebooth icon in Control Panel but it won't open so what's going on?

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A:Enable Bluetooth

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1. is there any other way to open/enable it without using the keyboard?
2. i also can't see the BLUETOOTH device in the Device Manager, is that normal?

**i can use my bluetooth before my laptop broke down. and i saw in another forum that if you cant enable the bluetooth physically, the windows will not detect it but the forum is abt windows tablet so im not sure if it also applies with laptops.

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Hi see if the method here helps Set up a Bluetooth enabled device
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A:Enable Korean Input on Vista Home Basic

Originally Posted by gjohung

I bought I guess OEM version from Fry's for PC Builders. Vistat Home Basic. Tried to enable international input - Korean and Japanese and it is not aval. research yields no international option on home basic. only avail in Ulitmate of business uggg... damn Microsoft

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Bluetooth Stack Installation Guide

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This device is supposed to be plug and play.

As per the specs given on that page you linked us to.

?No drivers required for installation (plug 'n' play)
?Plug 'n' play support with Windows XP(Service Pack 2 update). And Vista.

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It is still built-in to my computer.
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default (after startup): WiFi on / BT off
first time: WiFi on / BT ON yay~!
second time: WiFi off / BT on
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and repeat.

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