Windows 10: Install PC Bluetooth

  1.    29 May 2018 #1

    Install PC Bluetooth

    My older PC does not have Bluetooth. I heard that all I needed to do was add/install a Bluetooth adapter. I have tried this twice with 2 different devices... neither works. I see the Bluetooth listed in the Bluetooth Settings page, but it does not work, and the Bluetooth icon is not in the Action Center. Can someone tell me how to get Bluetooth up and running, please?
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  2.    30 May 2018 #2

    What is the Make and Model# of the Bluetooth adapter? It looks like you added this device manually and not by installing the driver. Did you download the latest driver from their web page?
    Press the Win key+X go to the Device Manager are there any devices with yellow flags? If so, these devices need drivers installed. Once installed, there should be a Bluetooth program that is included with the adapter you would start that broadcasts a signal to your bluetooth devices
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  3.    30 May 2018 #3

    Thanks for your reply, spunk. I've tried 2 adapters... Kinovo and Zexmte (China). Both were installed with their supplied CD, although I've since read that you should install such Bluetooth adapters using Windows 10 plug-and-play. At any rate after my Bluetooth keyboard and mouse work fine using the Kinovo so my guess is that the problem is bad headphones. Oh, and no yellow flags in Device Manager.
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  4.    31 May 2018 #4

    If all other Bluetooth devices work, then try the headphones are bad.
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  5.    31 May 2018 #5

    I agree. Thanks for your input.
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  6.    04 Jun 2018 #6

    Add'l info...

    I have managed to get Bluetooth installed and working, on my keyboard anyway. But I can't get my Bluetooth headphones to work, Win 10 discovers them, pairs them, and connects them, but I get no sound. As far as I can tell, my settings are correct (see attached) yet still no headphone sound. And do I deal with the "not plugged in" notation on my Sound Control Center?
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