The microphone has become from exclusive niche hardware to everyday requirements. In today's world when we live in a pandemic most of the work has shifted from office to home where people need working computers with microphones, working microphones.
So what do we do when the microphone stops working? Keep reading on to find out and hopefully, we will fix this as fast as possible.
In 2019, Microsoft introduced new privacy features to Windows that give you more granular control over which apps are accessing your microphone. The side effect of this is that certain apps may be blocked from using your microphone without you even knowing.
To find out if this is the issue, go to Settings > Privacy > Microphone.
Click Change and make sure the slider is set to On. This will broadly mean that the mic is now enabled on your PC.
Next, make sure the slider under Allow apps to access your microphone is set to On, then look through the list of Microsoft Store apps to make sure the apps you want to use are selected.
You’re likely to be using many apps, not from the Microsoft Store, so to make sure these are enabled, scroll down even further and set the Allow desktop apps … slider to On.
The outdated or corrupted driver could be the issue for the microphone not working in Windows 10.
To check the driver status, follow these steps:
If previous steps have not produced results, try the microphone on another computer, if it is not working there then it is a hardware malfunction
“We’ve set your PC back to the way it was right before you started installing Windows 10. 0x8007002C-0x400D The installation failed in the SECOND_BOOT phase with an error during MIGRATE-DATA operation”This kind of Windows upgrade error indicates that some of the files needed for the installation are locked out for some reason and that Windows was not able to migrate them to a new version. It could be that your computer does not have sufficient space for those files. Thus, no matter how many times you try to upgrade your computer, you always end up going back to the previous version of Windows. To fix the “0x8007002C – 0x400D, The installation failed in the SECOND_BOOT phase with an error during MIGRATE-DATA operation” error, here are some suggestions that might help:
net stop wuauserv net stop bits rename c:windowsSoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.bak
net start wuauserv net start bitsSince the folder has already been flushed, it will be populated afresh the instant your restart your computer and open Windows Update.
(Invoke-WebRequest -uri "http://ifconfig.me/ip").ContentWhen the command finishes you will see what is your public IP address, if you wish to know more about your connection type in and press ENTER:
Invoke-RestMethod -Uri ('https://ipinfo.io/')This command will provide you with further information like city, region, country, and others.
powershell -windowstyle hidden -command "Start-Process cmd -ArgumentList '/s,/c,net stop "icssvc" & REG ADD "HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesicssvcSettings" /V PeerlessTimeoutEnabled /T REG_DWORD /D 1 /F & net start "icssvc"' -Verb runAs"Step 2: After copying the command given above, open the Notepad app and paste the command you copied there and save it. And when saving it, select the “Save as” option and its File type as “All files”. Step 3: After that, put “TurnOnTimer.bat” as the file’s name and save it on your Desktop. Step 4: Once done, run the file you just created, and when a User Account Control or UAC prompt appears, just click on Yes. Step 5: After you run the file, it will run a series of scripts in a command line which will turn off the Mobile Hotspot automatically when idle. And that’s how you automatically turn off the Mobile Hotspot when your Windows 10 device is idle. On the other hand, if you want to undo the changes made, you can always do so using the steps provided below.
powershell -windowstyle hidden -command "Start-Process cmd -ArgumentList '/s,/c,net stop "icssvc" & REG ADD "HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesicssvcSettings" /V PeerlessTimeoutEnabled /T REG_DWORD /D 0 /F & net start "icssvc"' -Verb runAs"Step 2: After copying and pasting the command, save it as “TurnOffTimer.bat” on the Desktop. Step 3: Once done, run the file like what you did earlier and select Yes when a UAC prompt pops up. This will run a series of scripts on a command line which will revert the changes back to their default state.
|Windows Key||Opens/closes the Start menu.|
|Windows Key + Up Arrow||Maximizes the selected window.|
|Windows Key + Down Arrow||Reduces the window size. (Restore down.)|
|Windows Key + M||Minimizes all open windows.|
|Windows Key + Shift + M||Opens minimized windows.|
|Windows Key + Tab||Shows Task View.|
|Windows Key + L||Locks the screen.|
|Windows Key + A||Opens the Action Center.|
|Windows Key + V||Opens Clipboard History.|
|Windows Key + I||Opens the Settings menu.|
|Windows Key + F||Opens the Feedback hub.|
|Windows Key + H||Opens the dictation toolbar.|
|Windows Key + P||Opens the projection settings.|
|Windows Key + . (Windows Key + ;)||Opens the emoji panel.|
|Windows Key + C||Opens Cortana in listening mode.|
|Windows Key + C (Windows Key + Q)||Opens Windows Search.|
|Windows Key + G||Opens the Xbox game bar.|
|Windows Key + X||Opens the secondary start menu.|
|Windows Key + <number>||Opens the app in the taskbar relative to the number input. For example, if Chrome is the fourth app on the taskbar, using Windows Key + 4 will open Chrome.|
|Windows Key + Alt + <number>||Opens the right-click menu for the app in the taskbar relative to the number input. For example, if Chrome is the fourth app on the taskbar, using Windows Key + Alt + 4 will open Chrome’s right-click menu.|
|Windows Key + D||Shows/hides open apps on the desktop.|
|Windows Key + E||Opens File Explorer.|
|Windows Key + U||Opens Ease of Access in the Settings menu.|
|Windows Key + Print Screen||Takes a screenshot of the desktop.|
|Windows Key + Control + F||Opens the Find Computers window.|
|Windows Key + Control + D||Creates a virtual desktop.|
|Windows Key + Control + Left Arrow||Switches to the virtual desktop on the left.|
|Windows Key + Control + Right Arrow||Switches to the virtual desktop on the right.|
|Windows Key + Control + F4||Closes the active virtual desktop.|
|Windows Key + Space||Switches between installed languages (for writing text).|