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Use a microphone to speak with people on the Internet

Here is how you can speak with people over the internet (e.g., through a voice chat), by connecting a microphone to your computer.

Step-by-step Instructions

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Each microphone has a wire that needs to be plugged into the back of the computer or into the side of a laptop. Connect the wire to your computer.

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Click on the “Start” button and select "Control Panel"

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From here, select “Sound”.

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Click on “Recording” from the options.

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In the menu “Microphone”, press the “Configure” button.

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Now select “Set up microphone” and select the type of microphone you want to install.

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After testing your voice, click on “Finish” to complete the setup.

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Now, go back to the “Recording” section to connect the microphone.

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Click on “Microphone".

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And then click “Properties”.

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Click on the “Levels” tab and make sure the “Mute” button looks like this image.

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If the button looks like this, click the button to turn on sound, and then click “Apply”.