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Windows 7: Seven doesn't recognize my microphone

15 Feb 2010   #1
Spook

 
 
Seven doesn't recognize my microphone

I run a Compaq Presario with a built-in Conexant microphone. It worked fine in Windows Vista but when I tried to set up voice to text after I wiped to Seven, it didn't even recognize that I have a microphone.
My laptop got smashed really badly a few months ago, () and idk how to tell if this is a problem with Seven compatibility, or because my microphone got destroyed when my computer was hit.
Any solutions? I was going to try to update the drivers but since it doesn't recognize a mic at all that didn't work real well.


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15 Feb 2010   #2
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

What do you see in device manager?
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15 Feb 2010   #3
Spook

 
 

All that comes up is my speakers, which are working properly and are fully updated.
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15 Feb 2010   #4
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Nothing in sound/video controllers or the other categories? Then your microphone is dead.
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15 Feb 2010   #5
Spook

 
 

alright thanks
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16 Feb 2010   #6
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

While not exactly portable, you could try a desktop USB mic. Unless your laptop has external 3.5 mic jacks. If you try a usb mic when you set up a mic for speech you'll probably need to select 'other device' as the button for desktop mic is looking for an anolog device I think.
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16 Feb 2010   #7
patemos

Windows 7
 
 

I've had issues with that too.
It doesn't work for me in the 5.1 setting. Change to Stereo and see if it works, as it did for me.
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