FIX: Bluetooth support service error 1079 on Windows 10

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  • The Bluetooth support service error 1079 can appear when you are trying to connect or pair a Bluetooth device with your computer. 
  • This Bluetooth error can become a complete nuisance but you can fix them easily using this guide.
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Fix Bluetooth issues

The Bluetooth support service error 1079 states: Error 1079: The account specified for this service is different from the account specified for the other services running in the same process.

Are you getting that error when trying to connect, or pair, Bluetooth devices? If that’s so, it could have something to with the Local System account starting the services or driver incompatibility.

Bluetooth support service error 1079 can cause many problems on your PC, and speaking of Bluetooth errors, here are some common issues that users reported:

  • Bluetooth support service stopped Windows 7 – This problem can affect almost any version of Windows, and even if you don’t use Windows 10, you should be able to fix this problem using one of our solutions.
  • Error 1068 Bluetooth service – This is another Bluetooth error that you can encounter. This error is usually caused by your drivers, so be sure to keep them up to date.
  • Bluetooth support service missing, disabled, stopped, grayed out – If you’re having problems with Bluetooth support service, you might be able to fix the issue by performing an SFC and DISM scans.
  • Bluetooth support service the system cannot find the path specified – This is another common problem with Bluetooth, and you might be able to fix it simply by keeping your system up to date.
  • Windows could not start the Bluetooth support service error 1079 – This issue can occur if Bluetooth Support service isn’t properly configured. Simply change the configuration of this service and the issue will be resolved.
  • Bluetooth support service error 1053 – This is another common problem with Bluetooth, but you should be able to fix it using one of our solutions.

How do I fix Bluetooth support service error 1079?

1. Update the Bluetooth driver

  1. Press the Win + X keys and select Device Manager on the menu.
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  2. Click on Bluetooth Radios listed in Device Manager.
  3. Right-click your Bluetooth adapter and select Update driver.
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  4. Click the Search automatically for updated driver software option and then press the Next button (Windows will update the Bluetooth driver if there’s more update driver software).
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Use a tool to upgrade the driver automatically

You can always download the missing driver quicker and easier using a third-party tool.

DriverFix allows you to download the missing drivers automatically with just a couple of clicks, so if you don’t want to manually search for drivers, be sure to try this tool.

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The only thing left to do is to decide whether you want to install the drivers one by one or all at once. For the first option you just tick the boxes for the individual drivers and for the second, you tick the Select All box on top.

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2. Run the Hardware Troubleshooter

  1. Press Windows Key + I to open the Settings app.
  2. Go to Update & Security section.
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  3. Select Troubleshoot from the menu on the left.
  4. Choose Hardware and Device from the list and click Run the troubleshooter.
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3. Configure the Bluetooth Support Service

  1. Click the Cortana button on your taskbar and enter services into its search box.
  2. Select Services to open the window in the snapshot directly below.
  3. Double-click on the Bluetooth Support Service.
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  4. If the Bluetooth Support Service is disabled, click the Startup type drop-down menu and select Manual from there.
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  5. Click the Log On tab at the top of the window and select the This account radio button if the Local System account is currently selected.
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  6. Now enter NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in the This account text box. Leave both the Password and Confirm password text boxes blank.
  7. Press the Apply and OK buttons to confirm the new Bluetooth Support Service settings.
  8. Switch back to the General tab and press the Start button to restart the Bluetooth Support Service.

4. Switch the Bluetooth device to Discovery Mode

You should also switch on the Bluetooth device you’re attempting to pair with the desktop or laptop, and switch it to its discovery mode.

How you switch it to discovery mode depends largely on the device. Keyboards, mice, and headsets usually have a button you need to hold down for a few secs.

If you’re not sure how to switch a device to discovery mode, check its manual for further details.


5. Install the latest updates

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to the Update & Security section and click on the Check for updates button.
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Note: If any updates are available, Windows will download them automatically in the background. Once the updates are downloaded, restart your PC to install them. After the latest updates are installed, check if the problem is still there.


6. Perform an SFC and DISM scan

Run the SFC scan

  1. Press Windows Key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin) from the list. If Command Prompt isn’t available, you can also use PowerShell (Admin).
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  2. Type the sfc /scannow command and press Enter.
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  3. The scan will now start and try to repair corrupted files. This process can take about 15 minutes, so don’t interrupt it.

Run the DISM scan

  1. Start Command Prompt as administrator.
  2. Enter the following command and press Enter to run it: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
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  3. The DISM scan will now start. This scan can take about 20 minutes or more, so don’t interrupt it.

7. Create a new user account

  1. Open the Settings app and go to the Accounts section.
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  2. Choose Family & other people from the menu on the left. Now select Add someone else to this PC.
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  3. Choose I don’t have this person’s sign-in information.
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  4. Click Add a user without a Microsoft account.
  5. Enter the username for the new account and click Next.
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Once you create a new user account, switch to it and check if the problem appears. If not, it means that your old user account is corrupted, so we advise you to move all your personal files to the new account and start using it instead of the old one.

Those are a few fixes for error 1079. If you still need to fix Bluetooth, check out this expert guide for further detail.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2018 and has been since revamped and updated in September 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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