Microphone is missing in Device Manager after disabling it in Audio Properties

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Catherine Le Nevez
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Many times it may be necessary to temporarily disable the microphone in our system and reactivate it later. But doing so can also lead to complications, such as the microphone may not be found in the Device Manager after disabling it in the sound properties.

For example, go to Control Panelclick your Sound and so Registration card e deactivate il Microphone by right clicking on it. Automatically disappears from Audio settings just like him Device administrator. This appears to be a common problem with many of the Windows versions.



There is nothing to worry about as there is a pretty quick fix hidden in the Audio dialog. Let's see how to solve this problem.

Solution: Selecting Show Disabled Devices from the context menu

Step 1: press the Tasto Windows + R together or the keyboard to type the file Run command. In the search field, type Control Panel and press the button Log in on the keyboard to open the file Control Panel window.

Step 2: A Control Panel window, select for Seen from - Big icons. Then scroll down to find Sound. Click to open it.



Step 3: A Sound dialog box, go to the Recording tab and right-click on one of the devices. Please select Show disabled devices in the context menu. Once checked, the checkbox will be checked and will now show hidden disabled devices.

print ok leave. Now, check in Settings and Device Manager, your microphone should be back.

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