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FIrst time using Audacity. Please the microphone is not accepted, it doesn´t work

See the little blue circle with a question mark at bottom left of your error message - that is a help button.

Click on it and Audacity will take you to the appropriate place in the manual to help you deal with that error message.


So frequently this is caused by a default privacy setting in Windows 10 and 11. In order to be able to record (anything) with Audacity, you must first tell Windows to allow “microphone” access. To do this, click on Start > Settings > Privacy > Microphone, then turn ON the slide switch that allows apps to user your microphone. The instructions for Windows 10 and Windows 11 are slightly different.