How to completely remove a Bluetooth device from Win 10?

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  1. DRFP's Avatar
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    windows 10
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    How to completely remove a Bluetooth device from Win 10?


    I have tried for days to remove a Bluetooth Speaker that did not install proper, I remove it try to re-pair does not pair, then upon reboot it is installed again with error. No matter how many times its removed Windows keeps re installing the device on its own.

    How do you completely remove a bluetooth device, all traces so you can start fresh?

    I have searched the internet for 2 days and no one has the answer yet. Not even on the MS forums
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  2. Posts : 16
    Windows 10
       #2

    DRFP said:
    I have tried for days to remove a Bluetooth Speaker that did not install proper, I remove it try to re-pair does not pair, then upon reboot it is installed again with error. No matter how many times its removed Windows keeps re installing the device on its own.

    How do you completely remove a bluetooth device, all traces so you can start fresh?

    I have searched the internet for 2 days and no one has the answer yet. Not even on the MS forums
    I know its an old topic but Im in same sitation with an Easyacc bluetooth speaker. It played for one second on my desktop but thats it. Worked fine on 2 laptops. I uninstall the driver but when I refresh it, it still remains.

    On latest Win 10.
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  3. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint, Win7 Pro
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    ganon said:
    I know its an old topic but Im in same sitation with an Easyacc bluetooth speaker. It played for one second on my desktop but thats it. Worked fine on 2 laptops. I uninstall the driver but when I refresh it, it still remains.

    On latest Win 10.
    Usually Bluetooth is part of the Wi-Fi adapter, may have to turn that off before trying to remove it from the list. Could be the adapter has to be disabled in the BIOS. At least that's how I have done it on Notebooks. I have a Bluetooth USB dongle in my WinXP and one Win10 Desktop but not on the motherboard like yours.
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  4. Posts : 16
    Windows 10
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    Tried disabling wifi and bluetooth and uninstalling but it doesnt uninstall, just refreshing it and its back.
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  5. Posts : 32
    WIN 7,8,10
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    Similiar issue. Anyone have any luck?


    Hello all,
    Thought I might bump this to see if anyone has anymore insight to this issue. So I have a Dell 6520 that was upgraded to WIN 10. Just noticed on the Dell site that this model hasn't been tested for and "some things may not work" I may have found one.

    Issue--- I can pair Bluetooth devices but cannot remove them

    I have tried uninstalling bluetooth adapter and reinstalling, turning off wifi and uninstalling , tried the WIN8 drivers from Dell (they dont have any for WIN10)

    I know its a long shot as no official WIN10 drivers for bluetooth adapter on this laptop but its worth a try if anybody has any ideas

    Weird thing is , I can pair and devices will work but, will not show in settings/bluetooth, but appear in device manager. And they are there forever. My list of devices to choose from in the Sound section of control panel is growing... :)

    Dont want to clean install just for this.

    Any thoughts appreciated
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  6. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro 54bit
       #6

    gpwill said:
    Hello all,
    Thought I might bump this to see if anyone has anymore insight to this issue. So I have a Dell 6520 that was upgraded to WIN 10. Just noticed on the Dell site that this model hasn't been tested for and "some things may not work" I may have found one.

    Issue--- I can pair Bluetooth devices but cannot remove them

    I have tried uninstalling bluetooth adapter and reinstalling, turning off wifi and uninstalling , tried the WIN8 drivers from Dell (they dont have any for WIN10)

    I know its a long shot as no official WIN10 drivers for bluetooth adapter on this laptop but its worth a try if anybody has any ideas

    Weird thing is , I can pair and devices will work but, will not show in settings/bluetooth, but appear in device manager. And they are there forever. My list of devices to choose from in the Sound section of control panel is growing... :)

    Dont want to clean install just for this.

    Any thoughts appreciated
    I have this EXACT problem! My list of devices in Device Manager is growing, with more and more driver errors for old paired devices that don't show up in the Bluetooth settings any more. Tried uninstalling drivers, reinstalling, poking around the registry. I've found nothing to totally reset the profile.

    Did you have any luck with this?
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  7. Posts : 32
    WIN 7,8,10
       #7

    No luck at all. I gave up using Bluetooth with this laptop as the only solution is to have a correct driver (that I have found) and Dell only has WIN8 drivers. (no help) And the one that WIN10 installs gives me the same problem. So good luck.. I have given up myself.
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  8. Posts : 1
    windows 10
       #8

    I had the same issue.
    (1st ) Turned Airplane Mode on
    (2nd) Disconnect Bluetooth device from sound Settings (Also remove it from default device)
    (3rd) Open device manger--> View--> Show Hidden Devices. In Bluetooth devices Uninstall the Bluetooth device you want to remove.
    (4th) Go to Device and Printer in Control Panel and Try again removing again.
    The device should be removed. Let me know if this works for you.
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  9. Posts : 1
    windows 10
       #9

    wouldn't normally necro a thread but i spent two weeks trawling the internet trying to sort this out and this thread is pretty high up on the search rankings, hopefully can help someone.

    My symptoms:
    - Previously working bluetooth speaker (UE BOOM 2 in my case) stops connecting
    - Windows 10 'Bluetooth and other devices' menu shows the device as Paired
    - Pressing connect makes it attempt to connect but fails then it goes back to Paired
    - Remove device hides the device from the menu, but as soon as you turn bluetooth on and off, or restart the computer, the device comes back
    - You pull your hair out.

    Solution that worked for me after much, much unsuccessful internet trawling and one system restore:
    - Download this 7 year old command line bluetooth toolset: Bluetooth command line tools - work with bluetooth from the command line
    - Install it, make sure you enable the option to "Add Bluetooth Command Line Tools directory to path"
    - Open Powershell
    - Put your device that isn't working properly into pairing mode
    WARNING: THE FOLLOWING COMMAND WILL UNPAIR ALL BLUETOOTH DEVICES
    - type in "btpair -u"
    - Boom, all of a sudden Windows asks me if I want to allow pairing to my device that isn't working
    - Hit yes, successfully connected again
    - Cry tears of joy

    God I hope that helps someone else.
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  10. Try3's Avatar
    Posts : 4,388
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1909 Build 18363.778
       #10

    I have always found, in the situation described by the OP & other posters, that removing the device from Control panel, Devices and printers allows me to start pairing again / uninstall the device completely.

    Denis
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