Article ID : 00026882 / Last Modified : 08/25/2016

How to install the Bluetooth® USB adapter and the BlueSpace™ software.

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Follow this procedure to install the Bluetooth® USB adapter and the BlueSpace™ software.

IMPORTANT:

  • Service Pack 1 (SP1) for the Windows® XP operating system must be installed before the Bluetooth® USB adapter can be used for communication.
  • To determine if Service Pack 1 is installed, check the System Properties window.
  • If Service Pack 1 is not yet installed, it can be downloaded from the Microsoft® Web site at http://www.microsoft.com .

 

NOTES:

  • Before using the Bluetooth® USB adapter for communication with a device, ensure any necessary software for the other device is properly installed.
  • Sony recommends using the Bluetooth® wireless functions included in the Windows® XP operating system with SP2 for making Bluetooth® wireless connections.

 

  1. Insert the PCGA-B1/A Installation CD into the CD/DVD drive.
  2. In the Technology and Creativity window, click the Install Driver and Application button.
  3. In the Sony Bluetooth USB Adapter PCGA-BA1/A Setup window, click the Next button.
  4. In the Windows XP Q323183 Setup Wizard window, click the Next button.
  5. Under License Agreement , click to select I agree to agree to the terms of the License Agreement.
  6. Click the Next button.
  7. Under Completing the Windows XP Q323183 Setup Wizard , click the Finish button.
  8. In the Windows XP Q811228 Setup Wizard window, click the Next button.
  9. Under License Agreement , click to select I agree to agree to the terms of the License Agreement.
  10. Click the Next button.
  11. Under Completing the Windows XP Q811228 Setup Wizard , click the Finish button.
  12. In the Information dialog box, click the OK button.

    NOTE: If other accounts are currently logged in, in the Windows window, click the Yes button.

  13. At the Welcome screen, click the desired account name to log in to the operating system.

    NOTE: If an account is currently logged in to the operating system, text indicating the account is Logged In or the number of programs running will be displayed immediately below the account name.

  14. If a password is required to log in to the operating system, in the Type your password box, type the password.

    IMPORTANT: If the password has been forgotten, click the QUESTION MARK (?) button next to the Type your password box to display a password hint.

  15. Press the ENTER key.
  16. In the Found New Hardware Wizard window, click the Next button.
  17. In the Completing the Found New Hardware Wizard window, click the Finish button.
  18. When the Information dialog box is displayed, connect the Bluetooth® USB adapter to a USB port on the computer.
  19. In the Found New Hardware Wizard window, click the Next button.
  20. In the Completing the Found New Hardware Wizard window, click the Finish button.
  21. In the Information dialog box, click the OK button.
  22. In the Sony Bluetooth USB Adapter PCGA-BA1/A Setup window, click the Finish button.

    NOTE: If other accounts are currently logged in, in the Windows window, click the Yes button.

  23. At the Welcome screen, click the desired account name to log in to the operating system.

    NOTE: If an account is currently logged in to the operating system, text indicating the account is Logged In or the number of programs running will be displayed immediately below the account name.

  24. If a password is required to log in to the operating system, in the Type your password box, type the password.

    IMPORTANT: If the password has been forgotten, click the QUESTION MARK (?) button next to the Type your password box to display a password hint.

  25. Press the ENTER key.