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edo_cifrossi
What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎06-02-2014
Location: Italy
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T410 2537 NQ6 bluetooth under Windows 8

Hello everybody,

 

I am trying to set up the bluetooth to work on Windows 8.

 

Funnily enough everything went smooth with Ubuntu 14.04.

So I am 100% sure this laptop has bluetooth hardware.

 

Still, on the support website there is driver for bluetooth.

It says it should be included in Windows 8 but I can't find it.

Nor I can find the proper device in my control panel.

 

Any hint?

 

Thank you all.

 

 

Guru
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Registered: ‎04-13-2012
Location: IS
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Re: T410 2537 NQ6 bluetooth under Windows 8

Hello,

 

Are you sure Windows 8 didn't install its native Bluetooth drivers? I've never had any problems with Bluetooth

installation on any ThinkPads when either clean installing or upgrading to Windows 8.

 

If you have the Thinkpad Hotkey Features Integration package installed, you can press FN+F5 to open up

your WiFi-Bluetooth window and enable the Bluetooth there. If not, the package is here:

 

Hotkey Features Integration for Windows 8

 

See if this doesn't resolve the issue.

 

Cheers.

ThinkStation P500 - Xeon E5-1650v3/32GB // ThinkPad P70 - Xeon E3-1505M/32GB
ThinkPad W540 (20BG) - i7-4800MQ/32GB // ThinkPad W520 (4282-W4Q) - i7-2720QM/32GB
ThinkPad T450s (20BW) - i7-5600U/12GB // Yoga 900 - i7-6500U/8GB
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edo_cifrossi
What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎06-02-2014
Location: Italy
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Re: T410 2537 NQ6 bluetooth under Windows 8

Funny thing I noticed: if I turn on the bluetooth from Ubuntu, I find it when I boot up Windows 8; otherwise there seems to be no way to turn it on directly from Windows - weird. Also, surprisingly, the headset I have, a pair of new Plantronics BackBeat Go 2, it loses connectivity from time to time, under Windows, never under Ubuntu. FN+F5 only works to turn all the wireless links off ("flight mode") but if the bluetooth was left OFF under Ubuntu, it does't appear anywhere anyway. If it was left ON, it "works".
MikeSpears
Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎06-15-2014
Location: Riverview, FL
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Re: T410 2537 NQ6 bluetooth under Windows 8

Running into this also, and it's somewhat annoying as I'm having to use a Windows 8 VM or RDP to manage my Server 2012 boxes if I want working bluetooth. Any ideas? Everything works perfect in Windows 7, so its defineletly a driver issue.

Thanks,
Michael
In Daily Use: ThinkPad T410 (Primary Laptop), Lenovo ThinkCentre M57p (File Server)

Backup/Machine for guests: ThinkPad T60

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