Microphone Not Working: Ultimate Guide

Wondering why your microphone is not working? You're not the only one!

With this comprehensive guide you can fix pretty much any microphone problem you might have.

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Volume Mixer

The old Volume Control from Windows XP was replaced in Windows Vista, 7 and 8 by the Volume Mixer. The new application brings to Windows much more flexibility regarding the sound management of the different applications you have installed on your PC. In Windows XP the only feature of the Volume Control was to increase or decrease the general system sound level. In Windows Vista, 7 and windows 8, the Volume Mixer is capable of managing sound settings for each multimedia application installed on your PC.

Put the Volume Mixer icon back on your taskbar

Many of our readers asked us to help them put their Volume Mixer icon back to the notification area of their taskbar. Since this has been quite a common problem, we decided to publish this tutorial to help others having this issue.

How To Change The Font Size In Windows

Some people might have problems reading the text of the icons and menus in Windows. The font size can be too small and making it bigger might help. Windows gives users the possibility to make the text and other items easier to see by making them larger.
This can be done by increasing the so called Dots per inch scale or DPI. To adjust it, just follow the steps outlined below.

Manage User Accounts

In this tutorial we will show you how to manage all the user accounts on your Windows PC. You will learn how to change your password, your picture (avatar), your account name and account type. Also, you will learn how to remove your password and how to create and manage other user accounts.

Before we start, you should keep in mind that most of the important changes can be done only using an administrator account. If your account is a standard user you can only modify the password and the picture of your account.

How to enable network discovery and file sharing

Some of our readers reported having problems sharing files with other computers from their network. To help them, we decided to create this tutorial. We will show you how to make your Windows computer visible in your network and how to enable file sharing. All you have to do is to read carefully and follow these instructions.

How to import pictures from your digital camera

If you have a digital photo camera it is very likely that you will want to save your pictures on your PC. In this tutorial we will show you how to do that.

Before we begin you should look at your photo camera's battery status. If you have low batteries, you should change or recharge them. If your camera will remain without power during the importing process, your memory card might get damaged.

Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool

Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool is a very useful troubleshooting application included in the Windows operating system. There are times when your computer might start to fail and freeze or reboot on its own. This tool can help you to detect if these problems are caused by memory errors or not. It tests the Random Access Memory (RAM) on your computer and reports the errors that are found.

In this guide we will show you how to use this tool for troubleshooting memory problems.

How To Install and Setup a Microphone

I always wanted to hear my voice. I tried recording on an old cassette but didn't like the results and it was hard to rewind exactly at the point at which my voice was heard. Thankfully the technology evolved and now, with the help of microphones and computers, I can hear my voice crystal clear. However, to make a microphone work in Windows, sometimes you need to do a few little extra steps than the regular plug and play. So, with that said, in this article we will show you how to quickly make your microphone work in Windows.

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