Connecting Sennheiser MM450 Bluetooth Headphones to Windows 8 Laptop

Posted on 2012-08-23
Last Modified: 2012-08-27
I have recently upgraded my Dell E6410 Laptop to Windows 8 RTM. Part of the upgrade process forced me to uninstall the WIDCOMM Bluetooth stack and it can't now be reinstalled so I have to use the built-in Microsoft stack. Under Windows 7 the WIDCOMM stack worked great and the headphones connected seamlessly.

In Windows 8 my Bluetooth mouse connects fine, but I cannot successfully connect my Sennheiser MM450 Bluetooth Headphones. I select "Add a Device" and the connection process seems to go through fine. However, the headphones show as Offline and there seems no way to get them connected. See attached screenshot.Devices and Printers Screenshot
Can anyone help?

Many thanks.
Question by:mkraftman
    1 Comment

    Accepted Solution


    Featured Post

    How to improve team productivity

    Quip adds documents, spreadsheets, and tasklists to your Slack experience
    - Elevate ideas to Quip docs
    - Share Quip docs in Slack
    - Get notified of changes to your docs
    - Available on iOS/Android/Desktop/Web
    - Online/Offline

    Join & Write a Comment

    Suggested Solutions

    Citrix XenApp, Internet Explorer 11 set to Enterprise Mode and using central hosted sites.xml file.
    Lithium-ion batteries area cornerstone of today's portable electronic devices, and even though they are relied upon heavily, their chemistry and origin are not of common knowledge. This article is about a device on which every smartphone, laptop, an…
    In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
    Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…

    746 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    20 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now