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Just installed Vista, USB headset microphone not working

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  1. darius240z

    darius240z Thread Starter

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    Hello all

    I've just installed Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit onto my machine this morning and am encountering a few problems. Right now my biggest problem being my headset is not working properly. It worked fine yesterday when I had XP installed, but since the installation of Vista there's been problems. I can hear out of it just fine, but the microphone does not work at all. I have no idea why....I've checked all the settings and don't see why it isn't working. Has anyone else had this problem? If so, how did you correct it?

    Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Darkicon

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    A lot of people seem to have problems with Microphones in Vista.

    Right click the speaker icon in your taskbar and click on Recording Options and see if Microphone is listed, if it isn't, right click anywhere in Recording Devices and select "Show Disabled Devices" and "Show Disconnected Devices", if microphone is there now, right click on it and click "Set as Default Device".

    If it's still not working, double click on it and go to the Levels tab and make sure it's not muted.

    Also, just to be safe, if your microphone has an on/off switch on it, make sure it's turned on.


    Usually the problem is it's not set as the default device.
     
  3. darius240z

    darius240z Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your response. I did as you told me, and when I right clicked the microphone, the option "Set as default device" wasn't highlighted, and I could not click that! :(

    Any other ideas? I'm starting to lose hope!
     
  4. darius240z

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    AH! Nevermind! I got it!!!!

    :D

    Thanks for the help, though!
     
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