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Microphone how do i know if my computer has in a built-in microphone? brand is dell windows vista

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Hey Marie,
Try doing a test recording in the Windows media recorder. Chances are you will get a wave signal if it has an internal mic.. Usually laptops have built in mics but descktops don't.
Hope that helps,
Ian

Posted on Apr 13, 2008

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