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Hi,

I have bought a new laptop, it uses windows 8.Bluetooh is paired, connect for a few seconds and then disconnect, the solution I found on the net is update to windows 8.1 but it costs 100 euros. I like linux and I want to install it I have not a lot experience using it but I love the philosophy around it.

Any recomendation about which version of linux should I install? I am looking for the easer way posible to use it, and of course make my bluetooht works

Regards,
Isaac
 
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Isaac Ferguson wrote:... update to windows 8.1 but it costs 100 euros



Update to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 - Get the free update
 
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I have the windows 8.1, but it doesnt works neither

Any more advice?
 
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Isaac -- you haven't really provided much information to work with, so it is hard to give good advise.

Answers to these might help:
  - what model of laptop?
  - does the laptop have BT built-in or are you using a USB dongle?
  - what type of BT device?
  - what is the make and model number?
  - are you sure that the BT device actually works?
  - is it supported by Windows 8?
  - does it require any special driver or application?
  - any error messages displayed?
  - anything in the Windows event log?


 
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Isaac Ferguson wrote:
Any recomendation about which version of linux should I install? I am looking for the easer way posible to use it, and of course make my bluetooht works


I personally am a big fan of Ubuntu

Of course you also have other alternatives. Check out
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_distribution#Popular_distributions
http://www.linux.com/news/software/applications/752221-the-top-7-best-linux-distros-for-2014
 
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Ubuntu is among the more popular of the distros for people who want an easy install. Although for testing and evaluation, you can use a live CD/DVD and not actually copy Linux to a hard drive at all. Knoppix was one of the first distros to offer that feature, but Ubuntu and Fedora also can live boot these days.

I've done a fair amount of Bluetooth work on Linux and there are some good tools. The main thing is to make sure that the Bluetooth adapter you're using is Linux-friendly. If Bluetooth is built into the laptop, I'd definitely check, since built-in I/O devices have a nasty habit of being windows-specific. Often, in fact, specific to a particular version of Windows.
 
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Hi,

-what model of laptop?

Aspire E5-571

- does the laptop have BT built-in or are you using a USB dongle?

it has BT built-in

- what type of BT device?

earphones with micro

- what is the make and model number?

sunstechHPBT210

- are you sure that the BT device actually works?

Yes it works well with my iPod

- is it supported by Windows 8?

Yes it pair well but get disconected I read on the net that it a problem with windows 8 and you must to update to windows 8.1. I have 8.1 and it doesnt works

- does it require any special driver or application?

No the driver the laptop has already install

- any error messages displayed?

No
- anything in the Windows event log?

??

Regards,
Isaac
 
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See if this article helps: Bluetooth Not Working In Windows 8.1. It specifically mentions Windows 8.1 and Acer Aspire.
 
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I checked the article and I dont know how to go to RUN (Windows Logo + R). It means using command line?

Go to RUN (Windows Logo + R) and type “services.msc” and Enter.

Any suggestion?
 
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Yes - press and hold the Windows key and then press the R key. It will open a command line window.
 
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I cant find which my account name is in


Step 4:

→ Now click on Log On Tab and mark on “This Account” and type your account name or browse to find your account name.

Any idea?
 
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When I try to eliminate the hidden password it appears again when I press apply

Aby idea?
 
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Sorry -- I can't help at this level -- I don't use Windows 8.
 
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