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Question from Gwen: I recently bought a new computer and found out that I can use my favorite Bluetooth Earbuds with it. Yay me!
My husband saw how well they work together and now he would like to use Bluetooth Earbuds with his computer too.
The thing is his computer doesn’t have Bluetooth in it. Can he add Bluetooth to it some way? He really wants to do it if it isn’t too expensive.
His computer is an HP desktop PC that he has upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10.
Rick’s answer: Your husband should indeed be able to add a Bluetooth adapter to his older HP desktop PC, Gwen.
What’s more, it shouldn’t cost all that much to do it either!
You didn’t mention the model number of the PC but since it’s running Windows 10 it should easily be able to accommodate an inexpensive USB Bluetooth dongle.
These devices are extremely easy to install as you basically just plug them into an open USB port and allow Windows to install the drivers for it.
You might be able to pick one of these little jewels up at your local electronics retailer. If not, Amazon has an excellent selection of them to choose from.
I hope this helps, Gwen. Good luck!
Update from Gwen: Sounds great, Rick! We ordered one last night. Thanks for your help.