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Old 07-06-2015, 11:30 AM   #1
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Unhappy Bluetooth on Windows 8.1

Hello, I have an Acer laptop with win 8.1 and have paired my BT headphones successfully. However, each time I need to use my headphones, I have to re-pair to get it working, although the headphones remain listed in the Bluetooth devices. This has also happened to portable speakers whereby I have to re-pair each time. Can someone please help me with this problem? Thanks
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Old 07-07-2015, 01:32 AM   #2
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Default Re: Bluetooth on Windows 8.1

Please follow the process described here:
How to (re)connect to a Bluetooth headset in Windows 8 - Donner's Daily Dose of Drama

Report which step presents a challenge.
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Default Re: Bluetooth on Windows 8.1

http://cdonner.com/how-to-reconnect-...-windows-8.htm

Review the comments. Some nuance is addressed therein.

As with all things Windows, there is more than way to accomplish the same goal.
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Old 07-07-2015, 08:59 AM   #4
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Default Re: Bluetooth on Windows 8.1

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How to (re)connect to a Bluetooth headset in Windows 8 - Donner's Daily Dose of Drama

Review the comments. Some nuance is addressed therein.

As with all things Windows, there is more than way to accomplish the same goal.
Nice! Thank you.
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Default Re: Bluetooth on Windows 8.1

I had this same problem. It is to be that you need to recurrently connect to the Bluetooth device each and every time, although it saves its info on the devices list. As long as it is in range, it should work, just a bit of a pain to continuously repair it during each Windows session.
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Old 07-12-2015, 01:30 PM   #6
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Default Re: Bluetooth on Windows 8.1

Finally resolved this issue. For those still experiencing this issue, go to Devices and Printers, click on your paired device and you will see the Connect/Disconnect button which stays there even when you have turned off your headset. Has worked great so far - I have a shortcut on desktop.
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