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Is Bluetooth standard or optional on HP Probook 6550b?

I'm a little confused as the specs for this notebook say it's got bluetooth, but I can't figure out for the life of me if it's really there. If it is, I sure don't know how to get it working.

Can anybody enlighten me? I set up one of these for a client today and never gave it a second thought about it until his bluetooth mouse wouldn't connect.

Is this an optional item? Or where should I look to turn it on?

The complication is that his previous HP machine *did* have the Bluetooth built-in so he's used to that, but when our guy quoted the new one he didn't know it was a requirement.

Anyway, thanks for any help you can offer.

Mark Croom
Midwest IT Systems
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It depends on the laptop, but on my Thinkpad, FN-F5 opens the wireless window. In there is Bluetooth if it has been installed.

Assuming the above, you can add your bluetooth mouse in Devices and Printers.  

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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
Go to Start, Settings, Control Panel, System, Hardware, Device Manager.  If there is a Bluetooth device installed and it has drivers, the Bluetooth icon will appear next to the category "Bluetooth Devices."  If there is a Bluetooth device installed without drivers, the controller will show up under "Unknown Devices" and the driver needs to be installed.

If neither of the above apply, there is no Bluetooth interface installed.  A miniature USB Bluetooth adapter is available from many ebay sellers (example) for about a dollar.  This uses the generic drivers built into Windows.
Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
Postscript:  On all systems I have seen with Bluetooth installed, there is a Bluetooth icon in the far right area of the system tray.

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