Do external mic and headphones require windows sound or laptop’s audio software to be configured?

Drsunil V January 24, 2014
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Do external mic and headphones require Windows’ sound or the laptop’s audio software to be configured? Do computers have their own software for audio speakers and mic settings? This is A Compaq CQ42 Presario 15TU laptop.

  1. Drsunil V
    January 31, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Re-phrasing : sound input and output is set through hardware specific sotware jack/dock setting or through default windows control panel?

    • Anonymous
      February 19, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      For sound hardware to work,software(driver) is also required.Nothing will work independently.Although,newer versions of Widows comes with sufficient enough sound drivers,but if you want more control,then use the manufacturer's driver.

    • Dr.sunil V
      February 20, 2014 at 4:40 pm

      Thanks. Please tell how to update drivers? are they included in windows updates? Please reply as new thread for your ans to be enabled to be selected best

  2. Oron J
    January 25, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Yes, in the sense that any soundcard needs to be configured. Unlike desktops however, laptops only have one set of external mic & loudspeaker sockets, so you don't need to choose between "front and back panel" or make any other configurations of that nature. Whatever the settings for the mic, they will work with the built-in or external mic, and likewise with the speaker.

    • Drsunil V
      January 25, 2014 at 2:12 pm

      Thanks. Please tell the configuration is through windows control panel sound settings or the hardware's own sound configuration software?

    • Drsunil V
      January 25, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      hi. Please also tell , how to enable audio output through both headphone and inbuilt speaker through audio software-jack

    • Oron J
      January 28, 2014 at 10:22 am

      Since I don't have this laptop, I can't answer with certainty. In most cases, there's a control panel for the particular sound card and the options will be found there.

    • Drsunil V
      January 29, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      Thanks. Please tell , do you imply control panel of sound card or sound settings in default control panel?

    • Drsunil V
      January 31, 2014 at 5:10 pm

      Please tell , whetehr sound input and output is set through hardware specific sotware jack/dock setting or through default windows control panel?

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