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    audio input on win7

    I cannot for the life of me work out how to get the microphone working on windows 7. Its built in to the laptop, and it does work because if I unmute the volume output of it, I can hear myself talking to it through the speakers, and it gives loud feedback etc.

    In xp i would just mute the volume out of the mic, and set the input level medium high.

    How is it done in windows 7?

    Thanks, I need to get it working to use skype

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    update audio drivers and if you have realtek or something like that then try and use realteks audio manager / utility to set microphone settings as well as select it as the audio input device.

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    drivers are latest, its not a driver issue. Its just a windows 7 how the hell do i set it up issue.

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    If you can hear yourself when the mic is unmuted, that suggests the input is setup as a pass through, try this to fix it.
    right click the volume icon in the task bar -> recording devices -> select the microphone -> properties -> listen tab. then check that listen to this device is Unchecked.

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    Got it sorted. Tried the latest software from the realtek site (updated 29th sept) but it caused windows to bluescreen on bootup. Removed that.

    There were 2 microphone devices listed in the volume control thing, so I managed to get one working by disabling the other one. It all works great now. And thanks for the tip about disabling the passthrough.

    I can use skype now without having to reboot to ubuntu

    Just need to get the video camera working now..

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