I used a special driver emailed to me from plugable. I tried connecting a few times and still nothing. I left the airpods in my ears and was going to email them and was surprised about 60 seconds later to hear the chime in my ear and see that they were connected in the bluetooth device window. (I still heard nothing) I went to the sound window playback devices and it said that the headphones were disconnected (exactly as above). They would not connect there. I then disabled my speakers there and it still wouldn’t play sound. It said disconnected even though I knew I was connected. I had to leave and I took the airpods out of my ears and put them back in the case. They auto disconnected according to the bluetooth control window. When I came back and put them in my ear, they auto connected and auto switched to the “default device” in the sound playback device window and now they work.