How to Fix Microphone Not Working after Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Sep. 18, 2018 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Windows 10

“Since the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, the microphone doesn’t detect any sound whenever I reboot.”If you are also plagued by the microphone not working after the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update 1709 issue, don’t be enraged. Here are a couple of troubleshooting methods to help you tackle the problem.

Method 1. Set Microphone as Default Device to Fix Microphone Not Working in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The incorrect microphone settings could lead to the microphone not working in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Follow these steps to fix the microphone settings:

Step 1. Right-click on the speaker icon in the bottom right of the screen

Step 2. Select Recording Devices

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Step 3. Once the Sound dialog opens, switch to the Recording tab

Step 4. Select your microphone device and click Set Default

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Step 5. Click OK and then Apply

Method 2. Run Windows Troubleshooting to Fix Microphone Not Working after Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

To fix the microphone not working after the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update issue, you could first try to use the built-in Windows Troubleshooting tool to do it. Follow these steps:

Step 1. Press Windows Key + S altogether and then enter troubleshoot

Step 2. Select Troubleshooting from the menu to open the Troubleshooting tool

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Step 3. Under Hardware and Sound, click Troubleshoot audio playback and then click Next

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Step 4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting procedure

Method 3. Update Microphone Drivers to Resolve Microphone Not Working in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

In most cases, updating the microphone driver could resolve the microphone not working after the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update issue. You could go to your computer manufacturer’s official website to download the relevant microphone driver. But it will take your time to search for and download it. Moreover, you may encounter the driver installation failure.

Alternatively, you could try a powerful driver download and update utility tool, such as Driver Talent, reviewed as the safest and fastest way to update drivers, which could detect your problematic microphone driver in seconds and then download and install the most updated version automatically in 2 minutes.

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Follow the 3 easy steps below to download the right microphone driver to troubleshoot microphone not working after the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update problem.

1. Scan Your PC

Start Driver Talent. Click “Scan” to perform a free scan of your computer. Driver Talent will detect your outdated, corrupt, broken or missing microphone driver in seconds.

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2. Update Microphone Driver to Fix Microphone Not Working in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Once your faulty microphone driver is detected, you could one-click “Repair” to fix it by automatically download and install the best-matched microphone driver for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update in the background. Driver Talent also enables you to click “Update” to update your microphone driver to the newest version. But it is not recommended to update what ain’t broken for stable performance.

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3. Reboot Your PC

Reboot your PC after the microphone driver is installed to make the changes take effect.

See Also: Free Download and Update Microphone Driver for Windows 10

Note: Keep in mind that back up you drivers with Driver Talent before a new microphone driver in case of driver crashes.

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Any other Windows 10 Fall Creators Update related issues, such as black screen, no WiFi available, no sound and more, you can check for the solutions in our Windows 10 Issues and Fix section.

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