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Cortana can't hear me

Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Cortana (and other apps) can't hear me unless I plug in an external microphone.  All the diagnostic tests show the internal microphone to be working properly and it seems to be responding to sounds.

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Cortana can't hear me

@kenbrown66 Welcome to HP Community!

There are seven steps/methods to resolve the issue with cortana's ear/microphone error:


Method 1: Set up a Microphone
Method 2: Check for Windows Updates
Method 3: Manually set your Microphone’s volume levels
Method 4: Disable All Enhancements
Method 5: Make sure Country or Region, Language, and Speech Language settings are aligned
Method 6: Uncheck Proxy Option
Method 7: Update your Microphone drivers


If you need details on each step, or any particular step, please let me know and I'll be happy to help!


Let me know how that pans out,

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That said, I will have someone follow-up on this to ensure you've been helped,

Just in case you don't get back to us within 24 - 48hrs, and have a good day, ahead.

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