Windows 8: Fixing Microphone Problems

Last Update Date : Jan 09. 2018

Checking Your Windows 8 Sound Driver

Step 1:
Control PanelHardware and soundsDevice Manager

Step 2:
Make sure the Device Manager has Sound, video and game controllers

Step 3:
Check if there's a yellow or red exclamation point next to a driver



Checking the Mute Microphone


Step 1:
Control PanelHardware and soundsSoundRecording → Click the Levels tab

Step 2:
If the microphone is set to mute, uncheck the Mute checkbox



Changing Internal and External Audio Recording


Step 1:
Control PanelHardware and soundsSound → Click Recording tab

Step 2:
Right click empty space on the Recording tab and click Show Disabled Devices

Step 3:
Right click on your desired default device between ‘Microphone and Stereo Mix, and then click Enable 

- Microphone: Choose to record internal audio sources

- Stereo Mix: Choose to record external audio sources

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