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I have bought recently HP 4540s i3 with Windows, and didn't find Bluetooth hardware and driver.

Either it is not working or something else. Please tell me the solution - what should I do? It is not in control panel option and not in device manager?

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What bluetooth hardware? –  Sathya Jan 22 '13 at 13:56
    
Are you sure it has a Bluetooth option installed? It appears to be optional or only on some models. Exact HP model/SKU would clarify –  Dave M Jan 22 '13 at 14:42
    
I would imagine that Dave M is correct but the spec sheet doesn't list Bluetooth as "select models" or "windows 7 only". Seems like it should have either a broadcom or intel adapter. h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/en/sm/WF06a/… –  Snesticle Jan 22 '13 at 15:21
    
This link seems to indicate some with BlueTooth and some without. h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/en/sm/WF25a/… There are likley a few variants and some pages indicate it can be installed by factory on special built models –  Dave M Jan 22 '13 at 16:03
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I had the same problem.

My device model is 4430s and I was just obsessed with the fact that it was said to come with Bluetooth and yet nothing showed up as a Bluetooth antena.

Later I decided to install Ubuntu, it was a surprise to see the OS recognize the Bluetooth antenna and start working. After returning to windows (Dualboot) it just seemed to start working.

Whenever I leave the device on in Linux (I currently work with Mint instead of Ubuntu) Windows is capable of recognizing it; on the other hand if left turned off, it disappears from windows.

  1. Install Linux Mint from within windows (It gets installed as a software would).
  2. Restart and booting in the Linux distribution.
  3. Activate the Bluetooth antenna.
  4. If none shows up then your model doesn't have that hardware.
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You can hit Windows Logo button on keyboard, type "add bluetooth" words and select "Settings" section from search results to find "Add bluetooth device" command.

Also mouse only method:

  1. Open "Settings" icon in charms panel on the right edge of your screen.
  2. Click "Change PC Settings"
  3. Go to the "Devices" section and choose "Add a device"
  4. Turn on pairing mode in your Bluetooth device and connect with it.

Or what you need to do?

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