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Commands To Stop Bluetooth Wireless From Turning On - Uninstall & Disable Fails

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#1 mjames0


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Posted 05 June 2016 - 12:30 AM

Hi everyone,

(Specs): OS is win 10 home edition | dell inspiron desktop computer


:blush: :scratchhead:

So, I can't seem to stop bluetooth from turning on when my computer starts - it is only on at certain times, or every other time I turn my computer on.  The program/apps/services used to just stay off, and should still be off since all of the drivers/programs related to bluetooth and/or wifi + wireless are/were uninstalled or disabled - not only that, but, airplance mode is also always on too.  Plus, I've also intentionally deleted the Btooth network connection drivers, have disabled anything obviously related to bluetooth in services, system configuration settings, and even in device manager (all as admin).  "Intel® Wireless Blluetooth®" listed in device manager no-longer lets me do a complete uninstall anymore: the driver now re-installs upon computer start-up/restart after uninstalling, which is unusual, only allowing me to "disable" it at this time.

Still, despite all that, the action center shows the bluetooth icon highlited in blue (on the lower collapsable menu), as turned on;  however, when I go to "all settings",  there is no-longer a btooth menu option to turn it off or on since it's uninstalled - so, how can it still turn on intermittently?!  Please help me shut it all down again...

In short, I'd really just like to know of any specific commands which will allow me to diasble/delete/remove, etc. any (or all) bluetooth apps, programs, or services from loading anymore.   For example, I used to have commands for deleting/disabling bluetooth (and others) in services, but lost the screenshots I once used for reference...can't find the site again either.   Direct instructions here would be great, but youtube videos, or a website link with instructions would also be appreciated. 

Thanks in advance

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#2 Condobloke


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Posted 05 June 2016 - 01:06 AM

Right click on the Windows logo AKA the start button, select Run
Then type in devmgmt.msc and hit enter to open Device Manager

Double click on your computer name (if it's not open already), double click on Bluetooth, right click on the Bluetooth Adapter then click Disable or Enable

This way you can stop and start the Bluetooth Adapter from searching for devices at your convenience.




If you have no use for it then go into the BIOS. Under "Peripheral Devices" and disable Blue Tooth there then Windows won't even see it.

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