Windows 10: This trash update broke my microphone

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  1. This trash update broke my microphone


    This new windows update broke my microphone. Last night I closed my computer and had no other option than first downloading the update and then shutting it down. I did that and today my microphone is broken. The log said something about a realtek update I didn't understand at all. Can you tell me how to fix this PLEASE?!?!?!?!?

    :)
     
    Juho.Hautala, Dec 1, 2022
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  2. Arun B J Win User

    Built in microphone not working

    Hi,



    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern and will assist you to resolve this issue.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps

    Method 1: I suggest you to set microphone as default device and check.


    • Right click on the volume icon in the system tray and then click "Recording devices"

    • Right click on the blank space in the popped up window and then select "Show Disabled Devices" and "Show Disconnected Devices".

    • Right click on Microphone and then click "Enable".

    • Highlight the microphone and then choose "Set as Default Device".

    • Click Apply and OK.


    Step 2: Make sure that the Microphone is not disabled.


    • Make sure that the Microphone is not disabled. Follow the steps given to check that:

    • Right click on the volume icon and select “Recording devices”.

    • Now, Right Click on an empty space and select, “Show disconnected devices” and “Show disabled devices”.

    • Make sure that the Microphone is not disabled.


    And also update the audio drivers from the manufacturer web site and install.

    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help
     
    Arun B J, Dec 1, 2022
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  3. Riel Alc Win User
    Microphone issues

    Hi Michael,

    Here are the possible reasons why you're getting an error "The microphone did not pick anything up" when using it:

    • Incorrect settings (microphone is not set as default device)
    • Corrupted or outdated driver
    • Faulty device

    For us to isolate the issue, we'd like to know the following:

    • Were there any changes made to your computer prior to this issue(e.g. Windows updates)?
    • Have you tried connecting other microphone to your computer?
    • Have you tried connecting the microphone to the other computer?

    In the meantime, we suggest running the Recording Audio Troubleshooter to find and repair problems with recording sound. We also suggest checking if your microphone is set as your default recording device. For troubleshooting steps, please see
    Geethu B's on this
    link.

    We're looking forward to your reply.
     
    Riel Alc, Dec 1, 2022
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  4. Ethan B. Win User

    This trash update broke my microphone

    Windows Update Broke Microphone

    Hey FlorisvR,

    Since you've recently updated to 1803, you should try this:

    Hit Windows key + I, go into Privacy. On the left pane, click Microphone.

    Be sure that Allow apps to access your microphone is on, and the apps in the list under Choose which apps can access your microphone are checked on.

    You'll know it works if you're able to listen to the device. Let me know how this goes, and good luck.
     
    Ethan B., Dec 1, 2022
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