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Published: June 24, 2014 | Applies to:

If you receive "Windows Could Not Start The Bluetooth Support Service service on local computer, error code 1079" then this article will show how to fix it.

We all know that Windows depends upon various services to complete its operations regarding various tasks. So if these services didn’t work properly, you may face trouble while using your system. Today, we came around an issue related to failure of various services with the error code 1079. In this scenario, few of the services that were not working, we tried to start those and some of them thrown us error message like the one shown from Bluetooth related service:

Windows could not start the Bluetooth Support Service service on Local Computer.

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

So if you too are facing such kind of error with any of the services on your system, you should fix it asap. But before sharing you the solution to this problem, lets find out why this issue is happening? Well, this problem occurs when the services are started by Local System account, where actually the services are supposed to be started by Local Service (NT AUTHORITY\LocalService). This is little bit techie to understand, but the fix to this issue is simple, here it is:

FIX : Windows Could Not Start The Bluetooth Support Service On Local Computer

1. Press Windows Key + R and put services.msc in Run dialog box. Click OK to open Services.

2. In the Services window, double click on the service with which you’re facing the error, or just right click on the service and select Properties.

3. Next, in the service properties window, switch to Log On tab. Here select This account and put the account name as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService. Leave the Password and Confirm password fields blank. Click Apply followed by OK.

4. Finally switch to General tab on same window and click Start, this should normally start the service.

That’s it!


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  • I’ve been on the phone with HP for hours and finally gave up. I saw the 1079 error and found your site. Many, many thanks for a very clear, well documented fix.
    I finally “see” my phone in Windows 8.1. I still don’t see a place to input the pin for paring but at least now the BT dongle is working.

    Thanks again for your kind help.

    Byron

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ For some devices, pairing is automatic. Glad we could help :)

  • Thanks man. So much to go through elsewhere on the net but your method worked for both the 1079 and the 1068 errors.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Thanks for feedback :)

  • You, sir, are a genious! Thanks for the fix, all working 100% now!

  • been trying for day’s to fix this, thanks lot man

  • This helped…. thanks. Called Microsoft and other than spending 45 mts being transferred to multiple departments, there was nothing that they could do to get the Microsoft arc touch mouse to pair.

    A little searching on the internet and your response helped.

  • worked like a charm, thanks bro :-)

  • Awesome!!!

  • This is really helpful.

  • Thank you sooo much! I happen to change the bthserv from manual to automatic in general tab and in the log on tab, I changed the “this account” to my account and found that I could not pair any of my smartphones. SAW YOUR PAGE AND MY PROBLEM WAS RECTIFIED AS I ALSO FACED THE SAME ERROR 1079 blah blah…
    EVEN THE MICROSOFT HELP FORUM COULD NOT GIVE A CLEAR SOLUTION. THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH.

  • You saved me man.. Thanks a lot…:)

  • it’s work. thank you sir….

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Glad we could help :)

  • only solution that worked for me.. thanks ..

  • Wow. This worked instantly! Could not find the answer for the life of me, then this works the first try! Thanks so much!

  • veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy thanks

  • thanks alot you saved my hours

  • OMG WORKS PERFECTLY! Problem was my bluetooth showed as its turned on! but was never discoverable and i couldnt search any other device also! updated uninstalled reinstalled drivers many times! updated windows bla bla! after alot of hours found this solution! and it works perfectly! i love my new bluetooth zooka speakers ! thankyou so much for helping

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Glad it helped :)

  • My windows audeo service does not start. I tried above against 1079 error. Now I am getting : Windows could nt service in local computer. Error 0x800706cc : the endpoint is duplicate.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Checkout the fix I’ve posted about it: thewindowsclub.com/windows-could-not-start-the-windows-audio-service

  • GREAT, thanks for all your help. Greetings from Mexico

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ :D

  • Thank you sooo much for your Help! You saved my hours! The windows audio service works like a charm, instantly and perfectly! Blessing you

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Thanks for feedback!

  • after doing following steps my bluetooth is still not getting started

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ In the step 4, set the Startup type to Automatic and see if that helps.

  • Thanks Kapil Arya,

  • You absolutely ROCK!

    I spent half a day on all sorts of other attempts and this worked first time through. Still can’t figure out why it suddenly decided to stop working but know that I know how to fix it. I’m a happy camper.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Cool :)

  • thank u very much.u r genius .worked in first attempt.really thank u very very much.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Glad it helped!

  • When I did that error code 1057 came up. Can you help me fix this?

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ What error message do you recieve with that code?

  • I followed ur instruction. actually, my laptop once found my phone. when I clicked “pair”, it kinda freezed. :C
    besides, it’s impossible to apply “allow Bluetooth devices to find this pC” option.

  • This is the most useful solution I ve been trying.
    however, I got the problem of Bluetooth Discoverability when saving option “allow Bluetooth devices to find this PC ”
    can u help me!?!

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ See if upgrading drivers help, in case you’re not using latest one.

  • Many thanks. This solved an issue with a Logitech Bluetooth mouse that needed to be reconnected, and just couldn’t be removed from the list of paired bluetooth devices. (Because the Bluetooth Support Services needed for disconnecting it were disabled). Great help!

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Awesome, glad to see it helped :D

  • I have been searching online for quite a while to fix this problem and this is the only solution that I have found that helped. Thank you so much!!

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Nice to see it worked :)

  • Nice, it worked :)

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Awesome :D

  • Thanks a lot. It worked just fine :)

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Thanks a lot for feedback :)

  • Just wanted to leave a comment. Had been struggling with my Acer to get its Bluetooth working. tried everything from reinstalling drivers, rolling them back, and other workarounds. Nothing seemed to help. I did find that I couldn’t start the Bluetooth support service, but could not figure out how. This easy fix cleared the errors, and allowed me to connect my device moments later. Thank you so much, this guide was the only thing that worked after searching for hours.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Awesome :)

  • Awesome it works. Thanks sir

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ -:)

  • It worked like magic, OMG!! Thank you so much brother, I hope God will repay you by unexpected luck. You just helped a man in trouble.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Great :)

  • Hy this is Sonu from Bhagalpur, bihar……Thank you so so much bro…your solution totally worked for me…i was getting with this error code…..may God give you long life :-)

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Glad we could help, thanks for your valuable feedback :)

  • tried all your steps / even before i find your post / i get a window / tring to load or configure some part blue thooth but before it finish is shuts down / and still my blue tooth not working
    hope you got a suggestion /now 4 days running still not working

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Refer previous comments here and try the suggestions mentioned in them, see if that helps you.

  • Your the greatest had searched for the answer for ages and I finally got the error 1079 message and found this site it was fixed in a few seconds. Thanks mate ;)

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Very cool 😎

  • Windows 10 has been such a disaster. I’ve been struggling to fix my bluetooth issues, and after WEEKS I find this article. It was all I needed. So simple! Thank you so much!

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Glad to hear you resolved it :)

  • thnku so much.. it worked.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Happy to help 😊

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