Windows 10: I have lost my Bluetooth On/Off Toggle Switch

  1.    15 Feb 2016 #1

    I have lost my Bluetooth On/Off Toggle Switch


    Lost my On/Off Toggle for Bluetooth

    Last year whilst I was on 8.1 before my upgrade to Windows 10, I noticed that the On/Off Toggle had disappeared see screenshot (taken when it was on 8.1).

    Now I am on Windows 10 the toggle still has not reappeared.

    I definitely had the On/Off option, but I think it disappeared after a routine Windows 8.1 update last year, but I cannot be sure.

    Some people suggested that I should delete all the Bluetooth software on my computer, then reboot and the software will be reinstalled correctly. I have not done this because of the fear that once deleted the software to gone forever. I dont have copies of this software and it seems logical that if I delete it, then its gone.

    I am using Dell Wireless 1705 Bluetooth, Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator, Microsoft Bluetooth LE Enumerator - see Device Manager Screenshot. To turn off I now have to go into Device Manager and disable it.

    My Driver is Qualcomm Atheros Communications, ver 10.0.1.1 dated 28-07-2015

    I can Disable/Enable the driver, but still no toggle otherwise the Bluetooth works fine.

    Any suggestions.
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    Last edited by welbeck09; 16 Feb 2016 at 04:24.
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       15 Feb 2016 #2

    I have some Dell Inspiron 15 Notebooks and the Bluetooth on them is associated with the Wi-Fi adapter, if it is not on or working neither will be the Bluetooth. Out of 3 Dells I upgraded to Win10 only 1 needed new Bluetooth drivers from Dell. I just put the Service Tag number in at http://support.dell.com and looked at the list, Dell had added a statement that Win10 was supported. But then there's more than one model of the Inspiron 15.
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