System is old Inspiron1720 with fresh install of Win7 Ultimate 32bit (believe it was originally Vista). Everything works well except ...stupid OS continually attempts to install Bluetooth, which I do not need. Throughout the day I'm plagued by the device connect sound followed a few seconds later by the disconnect sound, resource usage spikes during this time causing stutters in whatever I'm doing. Monitoring Device Manager I noticed "Bluetooth Radio" appears at the first sound and disappears at the second; this may occur every 20-30 seconds for a couple of minutes or it may be a couple of hours before it recurs.
- stopped Bluetooth Support Service (no effect)
- uninstalled two "Base devices" listed in "Other Devices" in Device Manager (no effect, they reappear at next restart; these are the not installed bluetooth drivers, all other drivers are accounted for; disabling these two has no effect either)
- disabled Kaspersky Security Data Escort Adapter (read that this also monitored Bluetooth so may have been trying to start it; had no effect)
- disabled action in group policy ( as per - answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-hardware/help-needed-removed-device-from-computer-windows/8f5d2a78-eccb-40f6-ba14-608f7b8ce3e1 ) only effect of this was now getting a popup about driver installation being blocked by policy.
This morning, in spite of all the above still implemented, several Bluetooth items were actually installed. Under "Bluetooth Radio" were a couple of listings (meaningless alphanumeric names), under "Other Devices" the two "Base Devices" were replaced by Bluetooth listings, and also under "Other Devices" there was a "BCM2045" listed (which internet tells me is a Broadcom driver). From past experience with recalcitrant uninstalls in windows I thought now I could uninstall all this and finally be rid of this irritant. No such luck. Sixty seconds later I'm back to square one - install sound...Bluetooth Radio appears, uninstall sound....it disappears.
The system doesn't mind that I have disabled the webcam, the soft modem, or the IEEE1394 port ......how do I get it to stop this Bluetooth nonsense?
Edited by originaljgf, 14 March 2018 - 02:59 PM.