What is the Bluetooth (btwdins) service?

An explanation of the Bluetooth (btwdins) service in Windows 7.

What does the Bluetooth (btwdins) service do?

The Bluetooth service is used to connect Bluetooth devices like wireless keyboards and mice to the computer.

Bluetooth (btwdins) service details

  • Service name: btwdins
  • Description: Handles installation and removal of Bluetooth devices.
  • Path to executable: C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btwdins.exe
  • Startup type: Manual

Does my computer need the Bluetooth (btwdins) service?

Nope. If you disable the Bluetooth service, wireless devices like wireless headsets that use the Bluetooth technology will not connect to the computer.

Should I disable the Bluetooth (btwdins) service?

First off, I have to say that it’s best to leave service optimization up to Microsoft. With that said; if you are not using any Bluetooth devices, and never intend to use any, it is safe to disable the Bluetooth service.

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