Bluetooth Support after Windows 8 Installation

Gone are the days of communication that relied upon twisted coaxial or any other similar sort of wired connectivity. With the advent of technology, man found himself in a tangle wires which put him amidst chaos. This he solved with his intellect by discovering the new age phenomenon of wireless connectivity which never made him trip over or become an obstacle in an increasingly connected world.

With every new device that got installed before, this also required driver software which allowed seamless communication between the devices and the hardware. With time, even this too evolved into a state where the drivers too became obsolete. With the Windows 8 installation, this trend of driverless support found itself beckoning in new frontiers. Take the case of Bluetooth devices for example, earlier they required driver software but now with Windows 8, that’s a thing of the past.

Windows 8 Installation and Bluetooth devices

With Windows 8, inclusion of Bluetooth software makes it easier for communication between Bluetooth devices and the system.  This article guides you to add and manage the Bluetooth devices and also the aspect of sending and receiving files.

  • If the Bluetooth is turned on you would likely see an icon for Bluetooth in the system tray. For adding new devices, right click on it and opt to “Add a Bluetooth device”.
  • Alternately, you can click on “Settings” and then on “More PC Settings” from the Charms bar. The Charms bar can be seen by hovering below your mouse pointer to the bottom or top right corner.
  • This opens up more options on the left hand side of the screen. Now click on “Devices”; this lists all the connected or recently connected devices.
  • To add a new device, click on “Add a Device”; this searches for Bluetooth enabled devices in the vicinity.
  • Once the device that you want to connect to is found, double click on it and wait till the connection gets established. Ensure that the passcode for both matches. This adds the device to your list of added devices.
  • For removing a device, click on the ‘minus’ button near the device and on the subsequent pop-up, click “Yes”.

These steps enable you to connect and disconnect Bluetooth devices once the Windows 8 Installation is through. Ciao!