windows 10 HELP!!!

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  1. Phill D

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    well ive taken the plunge :doh:

    now i cant do anything with Bluetooth :swear2: there is no bluetooth section in settings.:Eeek: even though there is a bluetooth section in the action centre there appears to be no way of switching bluetooth on or off ....

    its gone AWOL..

    i have trawled some advice on the web but to no availe...:swear2:

    any ideas. :pray:
     
  2. scotjimland

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    have you applied the Win 10 update that came out a week or so ago - it's quite a big one! On my wife's laptop the bluetooth settings appeared after this update
     
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    Are the drivers installed under device manager?
     
  5. Phill D

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    Nope no drivers under device manager for bluetooth.

    going into action centre... bluetooth puts you in settings... ( no bluetooth )
     
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    This post reminded me that I had a file to transfer from my phone to laptop.

    Some years ago I bought a Belkin USB dongle that worked fine but then wouldn't work with (I think) this machine when it was under Windows 8/8.1 or the previous one under Windows 7. I solved that by buying a dongle from a pound shop but that eventually stopped working.

    I just tried the pound shop dongle again and it didn't work but the used the Belkin one and it did work. It seems to be a matter of ensuring that the correct drivers are installed and then pairing the devices again.
     
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    HI.
    Advice please. I can do more than enough for my level of expertise on 7, but keep getting "Upgrade to windows 10". Is it a MUST ? for the future or can i carry on in my comfort zone on 7 ?
    Thanks for any help in this matter.
    Tea Bag (LIMITED Edition LOL)
     
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  8. Phill D

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    just did a search as i have a Dell laptop ( windows 7 ) and found this: reference to my model of laptop...:doh:

    Product not tested for Windows 10 upgrade
    Dell is not testing or developing Windows 10 drivers for this product. If you choose to upgrade, some features, applications, and connected devices may not work as expected.
     
  9. Phill D

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    you dont have to upgrade..... I stupidly had a bit of finger trouble and clicked upgrade when i meant; " P**s o*F" then could not stop the system updating..
    you dont ever have to upgrade but your FREE upgrade will expire July 2016
     
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  10. Phill D

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    @GJH might just live with it for a week or so and buy a dongle if i am not happy i'll stick my head in the sand and revert to W7:whistle2:
     
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    bluetooth dongles are cheap enough..
     
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    Lets all be grateful for small mercies!
     
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    I've upgraded five machines: my HP laptop (Win 8.1 upgraded from Win 8), my Asus Vivobook (Win 8.1 upgraded from Win 8), Jill's HP laptop (Win 8.1), Jill's Asus netbook (Win 7 32 bit), Jill's old Asus laptop, now spare (Win 7 64 bit).
    I had a problem with the netbook because one of the Asus programs wasn't compatible but solved that fairly easily (though long winded). Otherwise it's been pretty much plain sailing on all the machines.
     
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    Hi.
    Thanks for the post GJH....... Guess.... I have an ASUS....LOL!!! Thinks,"I will stick" Thanks again.
    Tea Bag.
     
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    There's a whole thread on this Tea Bag. Thanks to the knowledgeable members I am now Win 10 (you know you really want this upgrad) FREE! Hurrah!
     
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    You never HAVE to upgrade. I still have a machine that runs Win95......
     
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    It was only the one running Win 7 32 bit, the other two were fine.
    I've still got one that runs 3.11 :D
     
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  18. Phill D

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    thanks for the help @ScotJim and @GJH think i will squirm and moan for a while and live with it.:rolleyes:
     
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    Remember you've only got a month to "wind back" to Windows 7 after "upgrading" to Windows 10 if you want to!
     
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    Download and install the win8 drivers. Had a similar problem with my mums laptop.
     
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