Turning On The Microphone On Windows 8
An indispensable part of spending time on the Internet is communicating with friends, including voice communication. But it may happen that the microphone does not work on a PC or laptop while everything is great when connected to any other device. The problem may be that your headset is simply not configured to work, and that is the best case. At worst, it is likely that the ports on the computer have burned down and, perhaps, should be taken for repair. But we will be optimistic and still try to tune the microphone.
How to connect a microphone on Windows 8
First of all, make sure that you have installed all the software necessary for the microphone to work. You can find it on the official website of the manufacturer. It may be that after installing all the necessary drivers, the problem will disappear.
Method 1: Turn on the microphone in the system
- In the tray, find the speaker icon and click on it with the right mouse button. In the context menu, select Recording Devices.
You will see a list of all available devices. Find the microphone that you would like to turn on, and, highlighting it with a click, click on the drop-down menu and select it as the default device.
Also, if necessary, you can adjust the sound of the microphone (for example, if you are hard of hearing or not heard at all). To do this, highlight the desired microphone, click on “Properties” and set the parameters that are most suitable for you.
Method 2: Turn on the microphone in third-party applications
Most often, users need to connect and configure a microphone to work in any program. The principle in all programs is the same. Firstly, you must complete all of the above steps. this way the microphone will be connected to the system. Now we will consider further actions on the example of two programs.
In Bandicam, go to the tab “Video” and click on the button “Settings”. In the window that opens, in the sound settings, find the item “Additional devices”. Here you need to select a microphone that is connected to the laptop and from which you would like to record sound.
As for Skype, everything here is also easy. In the menu item “Instruments” select item “Settings”, and then go to the tab “Sound Settings”. Here in paragraph “Microphone” Select the device that you want to record sound.
Thus, we examined what to do if the microphone does not work on a computer running Windows 8. This instruction, by the way, is suitable for any OS. We hope we could help you, and if you have any problems. write in the comments and we will be happy to answer you.
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