bluetooth greyed out on windows 8

I'm using an Acer Aspire v3-771g notebook running windows 8. The Bluetooth "switch" is greyed out. Now I've updated the drivers, ran the trouble shooter, done services.msc  etc. My Bluetooth works fine on my win7 installed on the other partition but for some reason win8 doesn't want to detect my Bluetooth on my laptop. So how can I (or you) fix this?

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Last updated April 30, 2018 Views 3,563 Applies to:

Hi Martin,


Please provide the information given below.


1)      Do you remember making any changes prior to this issue?

2)      Did you check for the status of Bluetooth device in device manager?


I would suggest you to uninstall and reinstall the latest Bluetooth drivers and check if it helps.


Step 1: Follow the steps given below to uninstall the Bluetooth drivers from device manager.


a)      Press Windows key + X, Select device manager.

b)      In Device Manager, expand "Bluetooth"

c)      Right click on the Bluetooth, Select uninstall.


Step 2: Refer to the manufacturer’s link given below to download and install the drivers for Bluetooth.


Click on "Notebook, ultrabook" - "Aspire"

Click on "Aspire V3-771G"

Download Windows 8 Bluetooth and check


Also refer to the article given below.


Why isn't Windows finding my device?


Hope the information helps, if you have any further queries, feel free to post. We will be glad to assist you.

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