Microphone problems after the Windows 10 April 2018 Update

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Microphone problems after the Windows 10 April 2018 Update

Post by waxcylinder » Sun May 27, 2018 10:45 am

For some users Windows 10 is now blocking Audacity from using the microphone, on the basis of privacy settings.

After upgrading to version 1803, some users have been reporting that the microphone is getting detected, but it doesn't pick up any sound.

In order to get around this issue, Microsoft recommends that you need to enable the microphone in your Privacy settings using these steps:
1) Open Settings
2) Click on Privacy
3) Click on Microphone
4)Turn on the Allow apps to access your microphone toggle switch.

See this Microsoft website for more details: https://www.windowscentral.com/windows- ... ows10_1803

Update: you may also need to do this if Audacity was working on Windows previously but you now get the "Error opening sound device ..." message.
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