Checking for Recording Devices

Issue/Question

How do I check to see if the computer I am using has a built in microphone?

Environment

  • Windows 7+

Resolution

  1. Right click the Volume Icon.
  2. Click Recording devices.
  3. Check to see if any device is labeled as Microphone.
    1. Microphone device listed:
      1. If the device says Not plugged in then an external microphone is needed.
      2. If the device says Disabled, right click the device and click Enable.
    2. Microphone device not listed:
      1. Right click white space and click Show Disabled Devices.
        1. If Microphone device appears then follow steps for device listed.

Details

Article ID: 843
Created
Tue 10/28/14 7:25 PM
Modified
Thu 8/6/20 2:43 PM