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Windows 7: no internal microphone

3 Weeks Ago   #1
linda3421

Windows7
 
 
no internal microphone

I had to replace my computer zso I b ought a Dell Optiplex used. I tried to use the sound recorder and it seems that I don't have An internal m,microphone. Actually the message is that it's not plugged in. that sounds like i have to use an external mic. it doesn't seem like that would work with sound recorder. don't all computers have an internal mic? if not, could i install one or take the one that's in my old computer?


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
DMHolt57

 
 

You might think about buying a camera with microphone so you can do skype or other chat stuffs...
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linda3421 View Post
I had to replace my computer zso I b ought a Dell Optiplex used. I tried to use the sound recorder and it seems that I don't have An internal m,microphone. Actually the message is that it's not plugged in. that sounds like i have to use an external mic. it doesn't seem like that would work with sound recorder. don't all computers have an internal mic? if not, could i install one or take the one that's in my old computer?
Most computers, other than laptops, do not have an internal mic.

The easiest thing to do is to pick up a headset with a mic in it, or you can buy a stand alone desk mic for the PC. Both of those will work with Sound Recorder.
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
linda3421

Windows7
 
 

I don't want a camera, don't want to skype, don't want to use headphones, i just want to be able to start the sound recorder when i hear some music I like or grab a piece of a song. it used to be easy with the old computer. doesn't anyone know if I can instasll it? I thionk it comes attached to the sound card.
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

You don't need a microphone to record music from the internet (what you are hearing on the PC speakers), if you have "Stereo Mix" (called System Mixer on some older models).
Check the Sound Panel, Recording Section. If Stereo Mix is shown, set that as the default Recording device. If it is not shown, RIGHT click in a blank area of the panel and then click to show Disabled and Disconnected Devices. If you now have Stereo Mix showing, set that as the default recording device.

FWIW, The Dell OptiPlex line is one of their "Business" system PC's.

Here is an Example:


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3 Weeks Ago   #6
linda3421

Windows7
 
 

i had to add my audio manager photo as an attachmednt
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Your photo does not appear.

Here is how to add a screen shot:

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3 Weeks Ago   #8
linda3421

Windows7
 
 

trying again


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3 Weeks Ago   #9
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

One issue. The "High Definition Audio Device" suggests you do not have the correct sound hardware driver installed. The generic, basic function, Windows installed High Definition Audio drivers do not have Stereo Mix.

Do you know what hardware sound you have? Post the exact HP model number and I'll check to see what you have (and if a Vista/Win 7 driver is available).
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3 Weeks Ago   #10
linda3421

Windows7
 
 

I have a Dell OPtiplex 7010 now and I run the music through my Onkyo receiver, if that matters.

thanks!!!
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