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Quick Fix - Set Up Microphone Wizard "could not start" error


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Jun 15, 2020
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As many people are using their microphones for the first time to use Microsoft Teams, Skype, Zoom etc during the pandemic, this may help some of you out there.

First, before reading on - Backup Your Registry


We have some clients who have Windows 10 have ran into issue where the microphone does not work.
When they goto Control Panel > Setup Microphone – They get an error with the Wizard could not start.


Simple Fix

Navigate to Settings > Privacy > Microphone

Allow apps to access your microphone > ON

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