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Windows 7: Windows 7 Doesn't Detect Microphones, but XP on same Computer Does

01 Aug 2013   #1
TheShadbusher

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 
Windows 7 Doesn't Detect Microphones, but XP on same Computer Does

I have a nice Logitech 120 headset that has great microphone quality, but it and any other microphone I plug in to my computer are not detected at all. The speakers in the headset work fine, but the microphone doesn't work. It has separate jacks for the headphone part and the microphone part.

My computer dual-boots with Windows XP 32-bit as well as Windows 7 64-bit, and everything works fine under Windows XP, so it's not the microphones or the hardware.

I tried updating my audio driver, but it appears to be up to date, and I tried using XP's audio driver under Windows 7, which didn't work at all.

Any help is greatly appreciated.


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01 Aug 2013   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Windows XP handles some audio functions differently than Vista/Win7/Win 8. Thus the reason the XP drivers do not work.

First thought on the Win 7 drivers, use the Intel provided drivers for your motherboard, as a first choice. I had an older Win 7 PC with an Intel motherboard and only the Intel provided drivers worked correctly.

Please post a screen shot of the Sound Panel/Recording Section.
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01 Aug 2013   #3
TheShadbusher

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Here's the Recording section of the Sound panel. Keep in mind the microphone listed there is one built-in to a USB webcam I use, but I disabled it because it has a horrible quality.

Both Show Disconnected Devices and Show Disabled Devices are enabled.


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01 Aug 2013   #4
TheShadbusher

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I managed to dig up audio drivers for Vista for my motherboard, installed them, and it works great.

Thanks for the help!
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02 Aug 2013   #5
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Great. Win 7 is basically "Vista Improved" and uses the same drivers.
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