Note The Windows XP SP2 features and components are included in Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005.
The Microsoft Bluetooth stack that is included in Windows XP SP2 does not let Bluetooth devices function until after you configure and pair the devices in Windows. This requirement helps prevent unauthorized access to your computer. When you connect the Bluetooth devices and then start the computer, the following behavior occurs:
- When the computer starts, but before the Microsoft Bluetooth stack loads, the Bluetooth devices operate in Human Interface Device (HID) mode or by emulating a universal serial bus (USB) device.
- When the Microsoft Bluetooth stack loads, it disables HID mode or USB emulation for the Bluetooth devices.
Additionally, you must connect a wired keyboard and mouse to the computer to install Windows when Windows XP SP2 is integrated with the Windows XP installation media. (This installation is also known as a slipstream service pack installation.) When you install Windows XP by integrating the Windows XP SP2 service pack with the Windows XP installation media, Windows does not detect a Bluetooth mouse or a Bluetooth keyboard during the graphical user interface (GUI) mode part of the Setup program. Therefore, you cannot complete the Windows installation or log on to Windows by using a Bluetooth mouse or a Bluetooth keyboard.
Article ID: 873154 - Last Review: Mar 29, 2017 - Revision: 3