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how to get bluetooth in my computer

by asiongmovies / May 22, 2013 7:30 PM PDT

Hi guys i need help how to get a bluetooth in my computer?

yesterday when i was in the mall i try to print some of the photos in my cellphone
then the owner of the computer shop said send my photos via bluetooth i mean the owner of the shop not use
card reader to transfer the photos in my cellphone to the computer i send only the photos in my cellphone via bluetooth.

First my system:
Microsoft Windows XP
Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Here some of my question guys
1. how to know if my computer have a bluetooth?
where i need to go to check if my computer have bluetooth
2. if my computer have bluetooth what i need to do to work the bluetooth in my computer
3. if my computer don't have a bluetooth i just want to know if any free software in the internet
can i download and install to my computer to get a free bluetooth in my computer
i mean what i need to download and install to get a bluetooth in my computer for free

if anyone know how to get bluetooth in my computer please help me how to have a bluetooth in my computer
i just want to transfer all the photos and videos mp3 movies and others files in my cellphone and send it to my computer via bluetooth without using a card reader.

thanks

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Re: bluetooth
by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 22, 2013 7:44 PM PDT

Bluetooth is a piece of hardware like, say, WiFi or IR or FireWire. You either have it bult-in or you haven't. If you haven't you have to buy that hardware and put it in or connect it and install the drivers (for Windows XP) that come with it. While the software might be free, the hardware usually isn't.

To see if your PC has it, look in Device Manager or in the User Manual.

Kees

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Inexpensive to add...
by sunwatcher / May 23, 2013 8:49 AM PDT

If your PC doesn't have Bluetooth hardware, you won't be able to get it for free, but adapters are relatively inexpensive.

As an example, this is one that I use. Can be purchased for under US$15.

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