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Dell WAN and Bluetooth

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  • Started 1 year ago by tsmith777
  • Latest reply from ispalten
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tsmith777
Posts: 881

I am cleaning up my hard drive and removing programs that I don't want or use. I do not use Bluetooth for anything. Can this program be removed or will it cause problems with my wireless setup? Thanks

Posted 1 year ago
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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
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Have a look HERE and see if it can be of help. Remember if you use Wireless keyboards/mice they may no longer be recognized.

Posted 1 year ago
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tsmith777
Posts: 881

Okay, I'll leave it alone, I do use a wireless mouse. Thanks

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Wireless mice do not usually use Bluetooth.

Posted 1 year ago
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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
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@ Lighthouse,

Very true, just wanted OP to stop from possibly making a mistake and deleting something he may find he needs later on hence the BV link :)

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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He could disable it in BIOS and in Services. See if his mouse still works.

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ispalten
ispalten
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@LH, not so. My Logitech MX5500 mouse/Keyboard combo IS Bluetooth. Yes, there is also a Logitech MX5500 Mouse that I also have that is NOT Bluetooth. Both products are Wireless, and the USB dongle for both look the same. The mice even APPEAR to be the same by looks and charger. Software is even the same, but one is wireless 'normal' and the other 'wireless' Bluetooth. Real difference in the s/w (which as I said is the same), on the one with Bluetooth there is another sidetab for Bluetooth on the Tools tab in the s/w.

Irv S.

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ispalten
ispalten
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Or he could leave it, no harm done... other than some disk space taken...

Irv S.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Thanks Irv. Just saved me a search for BT mice :)

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Xhi
Xhi
Posts: 6298

What would be the good purpose of removing it? I think some folks think that removing things not being used will speed things up. That is simply not true. There is good logic in the old adage and my #1 rule, "If it ain't broke , don't fix it".

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ispalten
ispalten
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XHI, I subscribe to the same 'theory'. I even left the 1394 stuff I have NEVER used. Only time I'd consider 'looking' for non-used stuff is if I had a space constraint. I'll even leave 'crapware' on my system, as I also subscribe to the theory 'if I do not know why or HOW it was installed, LEAVE IT BE'. <VBG>

Irv S.

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