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Windows 7: Cant get microphone to work

03 Mar 2010   #1
Vyain

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Cant get microphone to work

As the title says, my computer does not recognize when i plug a microphone in. I am using a pair of headphones with a microphone attached to it. I have tried 2 different sets so i know the actual mic works. Under control panel, Hardware and Sound, Manage Audio Devices, Recording tab, it says no audio devices are installed I have tried using 2 different ports and it still doesnt work. I recently installed to windows 7 from vista, could it be that some sort of audio driver didnt get installed or xfered over correctly? How would i figure this out? My microphone worked just fine when i had windows vista installed. NOTE that my sound works fine and the audio comes through my headset just fine, but i cant get the microphone to work. I am very happy with windows 7 so far, but with no mic, i get no cheap phone calls, no vent for gaming, and no custom sounds...


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03 Mar 2010   #2
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

1) Did you upgrade 7 or clean install?

2) What microphone model?
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03 Mar 2010   #3
Vyain

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

upgraded from vista 32-bit to windows 7 ultimate 64-bit Ive tried a crappy RCA microphone and a HP Premium Sterio Headset, both are not detected
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03 Mar 2010   #4
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vyain View Post
upgraded from vista 32-bit to windows 7 ultimate 64-bit Ive tried a crappy RCA microphone and a HP Premium Sterio Headset, both are not detected
Clean install and reformat 7 again. The upgrade broke something.
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03 Mar 2010   #5
Vyain

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

therein lies the problem. I bought a special upgrade only disk from my school that requires a pre-exhisting OS license in order to use it. So am i SOL or is there a longer solution i could try to find?
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03 Mar 2010   #6
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vyain View Post
therein lies the problem. I bought a special upgrade only disk from my school that requires a pre-exhisting OS license in order to use it. So am i SOL or is there a longer solution i could try to find?
If the disk is retail, try this:

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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03 Mar 2010   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Vyain, welcome to Seven Forums!


Have a look at the tutorial at the link below.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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03 Mar 2010   #8
Vyain

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the help guys, 1 more quick question. I take it if i reinstal using a quick instal, its going to wipe my hard drive again? Just want to make sure so everything is backed up
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03 Mar 2010   #9
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vyain View Post
Thanks for the help guys, 1 more quick question. I take it if i reinstal using a quick instal, its going to wipe my hard drive again? Just want to make sure so everything is backed up
Yes, I wouldn't bother with a system image. Just back up your data. It will wipe everything.
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03 Mar 2010   #10
Vyain

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the help. This will be a fix that takes a while, but i hope its all worth it in the end! This is really going to suck if i have the same problem in about 3 hours...
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