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How to connect Bluetooth headphones to a computer in Windows 8.

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NOTE: If you are not using a VAIO® computer or are using an external Bluetooth adapter, the first step will be different. Check the manufacturer's user guide for information about turning on the Bluetooth adapter.

  1. Turn on the Bluetooth adapter  in the computer.
  2. In the new Windows User Interface (UI) Start screen, click the Desktop tile.
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  3. On the Desktop, point to (but do not click) the lower-right or top-right corner of the screen, and then click to select the Settings charm.
  4. In the Settings screen, click Control Panel.
  5. In the Control Panel window, click Hardware and Sound.
  6. In the Hardware and Sound window, under Devices and Printers, click Add a device.
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  7. Configure your Bluetooth headphones to be discoverable.

    NOTE: Check the manufacturer's instructions for information on how to make the Bluetooth headphones discoverable.

  8. In the Add a device window, click to select Bluetooth headset and then click the Next button.
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    NOTES:

    • The name of your Bluetooth headphones may be different.
    • You may be prompted to enter a code for your Bluetooth headphones, check the manufacturer's instructions for the code or trying entering: 0000
  9. After the Bluetooth headset connection is successful, click the Close button.
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  10. On the Desktop, point to (but do not click) the lower-right or top-right corner of the screen, and then click to select the Settings charm.
  11. In the Settings screen, click Control Panel.
  12. In the Control Panel window, click Hardware and Sound.
  13. In the Hardware and Sound window, click Sound.
  14. In the Sound window, click to select Bluetooth Hands-free Audio and then click the Set Default button.

    NOTE: After the Bluetooth audio device is the default playback device, a green checkmark appears next to the device.


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  15. Click the OK button.

NOTES:

  • Any sound that is normally heard through the computer speakers should now be heard through the Bluetooth headphones.
  • When you want to hear sound through the computer speakers again, make the computer speakers the default playback device or just disconnect the headphones.