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Bluetooth Support Service - Windows 8 Service

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.

This service also exists in Windows 10 and 7.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
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Default Properties

Display name:Bluetooth Support Service
Service name:bthserv
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
File:%WinDir%\system32\bthserv.dll
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

The Bluetooth Support Service runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Bluetooth Support Service fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the bthserv service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Bluetooth Support Service won't start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Bluetooth Support Service

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreBluetoothSupportServiceWindows8.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

Note. Make sure that the bthserv.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.