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Archived - iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009) or iMac (27-inch, Late 2009): Bluetooth not available with Windows

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Symptoms

When using the Apple Wireless Keyboard (2009) and Apple Magic Mouse with Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista via Boot Camp on an iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009) or iMac (27-inch, Late 2009), Bluetooth icons do not appear in Control Panel, Bluetooth does not appear in the Device Manager, and you cannot connect other Bluetooth devices.

Resolution

The Apple Wireless Keyboard (2009) and Apple Magic Mouse use Bluetooth technology, but with Windows XP and Windows Vista, they connect as virtual USB devices, so they do not appear in the Bluetooth in Control Panel or Bluetooth in Device Manager.

Download and install the Apple Bluetooth Update 1.0 for Windows to enable Bluetooth on your iMac (Late 2009).

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Last Modified: Apr 22, 2014
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