What is the Bluetooth Support (bthserv) service?

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

What does the Bluetooth Support (bthserv) service do?

The Bluetooth support service is used to scan for and find Bluetooth devices.

Bluetooth Support (bthserv) service details

  • Service name: bthserv
  • Description: The Bluetooth service supports discovery and association of remote Bluetooth devices. Stopping or disabling this service may cause already installed Bluetooth devices to fail to operate properly and prevent new devices from being discovered or associated.
  • Path to executable: C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k bthsvcs
  • Startup type: Manual

Does my computer need the Bluetooth Support (bthserv) service?

Nope. If you disable the Bluetooth support service, new Bluetooth wireless devices won’t be found and Bluetooth devices that are already connected might stop working.

Should I disable the Bluetooth Support (bthserv) 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 support service.

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  1. Frans says:

    i accidently disabled the bluetooth support service… so i cannot use bluetooth features anymore… now i want to enable it, how?

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