how to connect to bluetooth

using windows 7
acer aspire 7740 how can I connect to a bluetooth headset



how to connect to bluetooth
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rgb192Asked:
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEConnect With a Mentor DeveloperCommented:
If you have Bluetooth installed, you should see the Bluetooth icon in your system tray. It looks like this:

Bluetooth icon systrayRight-click on it and you should see a context menu that looks like this:

Bluetooth Add a DeviceSelect Add a Device and then put your headset into pairing mode. That should do it. If a pairing code is needed, it's probably 0000 or maybe 1234 (should be in your headset doc). But I have several BT headsets in W7 and a pairing code hasn't been needed. Btw, if you want to be able to answer and hang up your Bluetooth headset with Skype, take a look at this article:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Telecommunications/IP_Telephony/VoIP/A_12756-Answer-Skype-Calls-with-Bluetooth-Headset.html

Regards, Joe
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Sivaraj EConnect With a Mentor Lead – IT InfrastructuresCommented:
On your Task-bar itself there will be Icon stating Bluetooth is installed as mentioned by Joe Winograd above.

Shared couple of link from Microsoft on how to setup Bluetooth, please have look at it for more understanding,

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows-vista/set-up-a-bluetooth-enabled-device
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows7/add-a-bluetooth-enabled-device-to-your-computer
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows7/connect-to-bluetooth-and-other-wireless-or-network-devices

Regards, Shiva
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rgb192Author Commented:
These instructions should work for a computer with bluetooth installed but I think I uninstalled bluetooth
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
If you have a Bluetooth adapter installed in your computer, it should show up in Control Panel>Device Manager. Here's what the Bluetooth section in Device Manager looks like in a computer with built-in Bluetooth:

Bluetooth built-inHere's what it looks like in a computer with a USB Bluetooth adapter:

Bluetooth USBHere's what Device Manager looks like in a computer with no Bluetooth (list is alphabetical...so no Bluetooth):

Bluetooth not in computerIf you have a Bluetooth adapter in your computer, W7 should recognize it and install the drivers for it. But if that doesn't happen for some reason, you should get the driver for it from the website of your computer manufacturer or Bluetooth manufacturer and install it. Regards, Joe
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