Windows 10: Why does voice recorder keep asking me to set up a microphone

Discus and support Why does voice recorder keep asking me to set up a microphone in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; When I go to settings sound input and choose an input device from the drop down box, I test the input device and the blue bar moves as I speak.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by GregoryWikle, Oct 9, 2020.

  1. Why does voice recorder keep asking me to set up a microphone


    When I go to settings sound input and choose an input device from the drop down box, I test the input device and the blue bar moves as I speak. However, when I choose Voice Recorder off the Start menu, it tells me I need to set up a microphone. It appears that my microphones are working in settings.

    Why is it telling me to set up a microphone and what more need I do.

    :)
     
    GregoryWikle, Oct 9, 2020
    #1
  2. cachenco Win User

    voice recorder microphone

    voice recorder microphone not working, is asking to add an external microphone
     
    cachenco, Oct 9, 2020
    #2
  3. Windows 10: Windows voice recorder app built-in microphone issues

    Hello Carla,


    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.



    Sorry for the inconvenience caused with Windows 10.



    Please answer the below questions to assist you better.



    Are you referring to Windows voice recorder app?



    You may follow the below steps and check.



    1. In the Search option of the taskbar type “Microphone privacy settings” without quotes and press enter.

    2. In the right side, make sure “Let apps use my microphone” slider is
    on
    state.

    3. Also make sure Windows voice recorder app is turned on in the “Choose apps that can use your microphone” section.

    4. Now restart the Windows voice recorder app and check.



    You may also follow the below steps and check.



    1. In the Search option of the taskbar type “sound” without quotes and press enter.

    2. Click on the recording tab, Select the “Microphone” and click on Set as default.

    3. If you don’t see the microphone listed, Right click on the blank/empty space inside the recording tab.

    4. Make sure “show disabled and disconnected devices” are tick marked.

    5. Follow the step 2.



    Hope the information helps. Do reply if you need further assistance.



    Thank you.
     
    Deepak Kodi, Oct 9, 2020
    #3
  4. tomyfr Win User

    Why does voice recorder keep asking me to set up a microphone

    My microphones don't record my voice as loud as I speak

    Hello all,

    To create a video tut I needed a screen capture app and a microphone to record my voice at the same time. I barely could find a headset and attached the microphone cable to the Windows 10 x64 machine. I think I've installed the microphone properly because Google can recognise the words I say when speaking, correctly.

    The problem is that the microphone doesn't record my voice as loud as I speak and after sending the video tut, the viewers must increase volume to the top to hear me, which is very embarrassing.

    I worked on the Sound -> Microphone menu settings and tried much to fix the issue so that my voice is normally audible afterwards:


    Why does voice recorder keep asking me to set up a microphone [​IMG]


    But no acceptable success yet, unfortunately.

    One thing: When I increase the Microphone volume on the Level tab to 100, the microphone records the voice loudly but there is an annoying matter with that! It adds too much background noise. *Sad

    I borrowed an HP Laptop model 250 G1 to test its built-in microphone. But uninterestingly, this shows the same problem as explained above as well! *Sad

    I don't know what else to do with the microphones. I don't know if there is a specific video recorder app I must use instead or not, either! *Sad

    What would you do if you were me, please?
    When I see videos on YouTube, the sound of the speaker is quite fine. I, too, would like to record my videos this way.

    Thank you for your time.
     
    tomyfr, Oct 9, 2020
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