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Old Nov 18, 2012, 09:25 AM   #1
lukeclancy
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Where'd that Bluetooth go from my Mac Pro?

Hi folks

wonder if anybody has experienced this loss of Bluetooth? I am on this mac pro:

http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl...008-specs.html

on which I installed Vista, and now Windows 7.

A while back, I became unable to boot in Mac at all (that wasn't a problem, because I do all my work in Windows). But I now noticed that my Bluetooth capability has also disappeared from the machine. There is no mention of it anywhere that I can find in Device Manager or other places one might see a mis-firing device (and Tom's Hardware PC Wizard can't find anything resembling Bluetooth on my machine.)

When I looked to see if Boot Camp could do anything about this, I noticed neither do I have Boot Camp in Control Panels (or anywhere else). I currently cannot boot into Mac OS X, and neither can I install any Mac OS afresh. I don't mind not having OS X on the machine, but it would be great to get my Bluetooth working again. I wonder does anyone have any idea how to proceed?

thanks in advance
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 10:44 AM   #2
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There is a section dedicated to this it might be better to cross post there.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 01:45 PM   #3
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will do, thanks...where is that?
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 03:05 PM   #4
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 04:16 PM   #5
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thanks for that. Posted the answer over there, but for anyone who stumbles across here:
So, this problem is fixable, it appears. First go here to get the right drivers etc (bootcamp installer)

http://www.cafe-encounter.net/p682/d...otcamp-drivers

Follow the instruction here, for how to use it (and read the comments, cause they add more tips and fixes, the ones i needed in the end)

http://www.cafe-encounter.net/p860/o...r-8-with-7-zip

I did all that, now Boot Camp is installed (on Win8) and Bluetooth has reappeared.

Next, I'm going to add Trackpad+++

http://trackpad.powerplan7.com/

To give functionality to an external BT Magic Trackpad.

that is all.
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