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To install a new microphone, follow these steps: 

  1. Make sure your microphone is connected to your PC.

  2. Select Start   > Settings  > System > Sound.

  3. In Sound settings, go to Input > Choose your input device, and then select the microphone or recording device you want to use.  

To test a microphone that has already been installed:

  1. Make sure your microphone is connected to your PC.

  2. Select Start   > Settings  > System > Sound.

  3. In Sound settings, go to Input > Test your microphone and look for the blue bar that rises and falls as you speak into your microphone. If the bar is moving, your microphone is working properly.

  4. If you aren't seeing the bar move, select Troubleshoot to fix your microphone.

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