Where'd that Bluetooth go from my Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by lukeclancy, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. lukeclancy macrumors newbie

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    [scuse the cross post, advice was that I'd posted this Q in the wrong place...better luck this time]


    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
     
  2. lukeclancy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So, ithis problem is fixable, it appears. First go here to get the right drivers etc (bootcamp installer)

    http://www.cafe-encounter.net/p682/download-bootcamp-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/opening-a-bootcamp-driver-download-on-windows-7-or-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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