Rosetta Stone Microphone Detection Fix!
10/02/2011 § 21 Comments
After discovering that Rosetta Stone was not detecting my proper usb headset microphone, and wasting a bunch of time trying to figure out why not…I have resolved it.
I was reading online that Rosetta Stone has issues with Windows 7 microphone detection but soon discovered that it wasn’t that case for me. Many of the so-called “fix-its” did not work for me. The most common being that you should set the compatibility mode to Vista SP2 and set it to always run in administrator mode. In fact, after doing this, it wasn’t even detecting my default laptop microphone (go figure!).
What I discovered is that Rosetta Stone Microphone Detection is based on the name of your microphone! For example, I have a higher end headset and under my microphone properties in the audio dialogue box (inside control panel), my microphone was simply called headset. This made my question why Rosetta Stone was detecting my “Realtek HD Microphone” that came factory installed on my laptop. Well the most obvious difference was that mine was named “Headset” while the Realtek had the word Microphone in it. I renamed my “Headset” to “Headset Microphone,” restarted Rosetta Stone, and Low and Behold, it now detects my microphone!
I hope this will help some of you out there who have been struggling to get Rosetta Stone to detect your microphone. In case you are wondering, I am doing this all on a Windows 7 64-Bit OS.