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Bluetooth Support Service

 

General Information

You may not desire new Bluetooth devices to be discovered and connected. This could be an issue if in an internet cafe or other location where many portable devices are around and you are using a laptop or net book.  This service is safe to disable if you have no desire or use for external Bluetooth equipment such as mice, keyboards and phone or PDA devices.

Windows 8

Default Description

The Bluetooth service supports discovery and association of remote Bluetooth devices. Stopping or disabling this service may cause already installed Bluetooth devices to fail to operate properly and prevent new devices from being discovered or associated.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Manual (Trigger Start)
Windows 8 x64 Manual (Trigger Start)
Windows 8 Pro x86 Manual (Trigger Start)
Windows 8 Pro x64 Manual (Trigger Start)
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Manual (Trigger Start)
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Manual (Trigger Start)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): bthserv
Display Name: Bluetooth Support Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k bthsvcs

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

Note: No dependencies are listed for any service in the WDP build I used to draft this information.

Windows 7

Default Description

The Bluetooth service supports discovery and association of remote Bluetooth devices. Stopping or disabling this service may cause already installed Bluetooth devices to fail to operate properly and prevent new devices from being discovered or associated.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1
Windows 7 Starter Manual Manual
Windows 7 Home Basic Manual Manual
Windows 7 Home Premium Manual Manual
Windows 7 Professional Manual Manual
Windows 7 Ultimate Manual Manual
Windows 7 Enterprise Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): bthserv
Display Name: Bluetooth Support Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k bthsvcs

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Bluetooth Support Service needs to function properly:

What other service require Bluetooth Support Service to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

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