Inspiron 1525 - Windows 8 - inbuilt microphone is not working

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Inspiron 1525 - Windows 8 - inbuilt microphone is not working

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Hello,

I have such a problem: I have Dell inspiron 1525, originally there was window vista, i have installed window 8, now the inbuilt laptop microphone is not working. If I try to access Dell Support Section, Drivers & Downloads, I can only choose between Vista and XP. I would be very grateful for help.

Kazik 

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  • Hello. I would first try the Vista version of the Sigmatel audio driver. Install it using compatibility mode. Dell lists it as being a 32-bit driver so it might not work even in compatibility mode but it is worth a shot.

    If that one fails to install then try the XP version  of the Sigmatel, again using compatibility mode.

    Reply back if you don't know how to use compatibility mode.

    Jim Coates -- senior forum member


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  • Hello. I would first try the Vista version of the Sigmatel audio driver. Install it using compatibility mode. Dell lists it as being a 32-bit driver so it might not work even in compatibility mode but it is worth a shot.

    If that one fails to install then try the XP version  of the Sigmatel, again using compatibility mode.

    Reply back if you don't know how to use compatibility mode.

    Jim Coates -- senior forum member


  • Thank you very much Jim! It works!!

    You're simply THE BEST!! :-)

    Kazik