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I've just upgraded to Windows 7 on my Dell Latitude E5500.

I have installed all the default drivers but how can I configure the laptop to enable live microphone playback? I managed to do this in XP by changing some registry values through SigmaTel audio, but this driver doesn't appear to be present in Windows 7.

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Right click the volume icon and select recording devices. Select your microphone and there should be a tab called "Listen." Select your playback device (speakers) and you now have cheap monitor speakers.

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Thanks for your answer but there is no "Listen" tab. Do you have any other ideas? – Jonathan Woodruff Jul 18 '11 at 15:22
There totally a listen tab in in Win7 if you doubleclick your microphone in that list.. are you sure you selected a microphone? – Amalgovinus Jun 9 '12 at 19:00

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