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Windows 7: Built in microphone not working after upgrading to Window 7

08 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
Built in microphone not working after upgrading to Window 7

Hi,

The built-in microphone on my computer (Acer Aspire) is not working after upgrading to Windows 7 (32bit). I have tried using windows update and looking for an updated driver, but I'm not having any luck. Any suggestions?

Thanks

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08 Jul 2011   #2

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

need the exact model of your aspire to get the specs for it.
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08 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Specs are:

Acer Aspire 5100-5300
15.4 LCD screen
160 GB HDD
1.5 GB DDR2
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08 Jul 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Good news is it appears the audio device is a common one so I should be able to find the most recent driver.

okay pretty confident it's either the first download here.
Realtek

or here
Realtek

The wrong one will just simply not install. Or it's possible you need both the codec and the driver.
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08 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Thanks, those are huge files to download. 87.3 MB. I am downloading the first one. There was a list of options. I am downloading this one:

Vista, Windows7 Driver (32/64bits) Driver only (Executable file)

Is this right?
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08 Jul 2011   #6

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

yeah the top one, it's huge because it contains drivers for a whole range of realtek audio devices.
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09 Jul 2011   #7

Micro$oft Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
yeah the top one, it's huge because it contains drivers for a whole range of realtek audio devices.
With that file size, you'd expect to get all the options on the ******* site in one .EXE file...
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09 Jul 2011   #8

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

That's likely what they are trying to do because their components are extremely common in prebuilt machines and even some of the better motherboards use the realtek audio chips.
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