How to Install a Bluetooth Device for HP Laptop

By Cameron Easey

i Adam Berry/Getty Images News/Getty Images

Your HP computer that is running the Microsoft Windows operating system can connect to a Bluetooth device such as your cell phone or a Bluetooth headset. You HP computer can come with a Bluetooth adapter already installed or you can purchase a separate USB Bluetooth dongle. You can install a Bluetooth device on your HP laptop by first making sure that your laptop has been properly setup for Bluetooth connectivity.

Step 1

Turn on the Bluetooth device by pressing the "Power" or "Talk" button on the device. The device is turned on when you hear a beep.

Step 2

Make the device discoverable so that it can be detected by the computer. Follow the instructions that came with the device for making it discoverable.

Step 3

Right click on the Bluetooth icon that is located in the Windows Taskbar and select “Add a Bluetooth Device” from the context menu.

Step 4

Put a check in the “My device is setup and ready to be found” box and click the “Next” button to continue.

Step 5

Select the Bluetooth device to add and click the “Next” button to continue.

Step 6

Select an option for a passkey and click the “Next” button to continue. A connection request will then be sent to the device.

Step 7

Press a button on the device to establish a connection to the computer. A mouse or keyboard will have a connection button on the bottom of the device.

Step 8

Click the “Finish” button in the Installation Wizard to complete the Bluetooth setup.