If I turn the machine on from cold boot, the Bluetooth will be off, and the option to turn it on or off will be greyed out.
If I reboot the system the Bluetooth comes on and works fine from there.
The bottom line is you have to perform two system boots to get Bluetooth to work so using a mouse and keyboard is still an issue here.
Is there a way I can get the Bluetooth to work normally again?
As a "Work Around" please follow the steps below. Just to be clear, the below work-around fixes the issue of the bluetooth disabling after a shutdown.
This will require you to disable the Windows 8 fast startup .1. Go to Control Panel > Power Options > Choose what the power buttons do 2. Click "Change settings that are currently unavailable" 3. Uncheck "Turn on fast startup"
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