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Windows 7: How do I test my netbooks microphone?

23 Dec 2012   #1
Advice Pro

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
 
 
How do I test my netbooks microphone?

Has anyone had experience instant messaging, with voice, over long distances as far far apart as VA to CA?


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23 Dec 2012   #2
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

not with instant messaging, but I videochat with my brother in Colombia (from Boston) every now and then through Skype and it holds up fine. some lag due to distance, but not unbearable.
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23 Dec 2012   #3
Advice Pro

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
 
 

Thanks Thorsen, I'll give Skype a try. Now about my original question, does Win. 7 have an app that allows me to test the built-in mic? Is there a lightweight app that I can download? Audacity is too large for this simple task.
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23 Dec 2012   #4
tman69

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Advice Pro View Post
Now about my original question, does Win. 7 have an app that allows me to test the built-in mic?
Rightclick on the volume icon in your task bar, select "recording devices"

This will open a dialog box with 4 tabs, make sure the second tab "Recording" is selected. There you should see your mic, with a bar showing if it is receiving sound or not.
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