How to disable or turn off the Microphone in Windows 10

If you are looking to turn off or disable your Mic or Microphone in Windows 10/8/7, then this post will show you how to do it easily. many people these days, prefer to disable the Mic and the Webcam for privacy and security reasons, as they can get hacked and the hackers would be able to hear everything you say or see everything you do in from of your laptop.

Turn off Microphone in Windows 10

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Right-click on the Start Button to open the WinX Menu. Here select Device Manager. This interface lets you easily manage your devices and the device drivers.

Now expand the Audio inputs and outputs section and you will see your Microphone listed there.

Right click on it and select Disable.

When you do that, you will see a dialog box stating:

Disabling this device will cause it to stop functioning. Do you really want to disable it?

Click on Yes, and your computers Mic will be disable.

To enable it back, follow the same procedure and select Enable.

These days, using Remote Access Technology (RAT), hackers can compromise your system and watch you, monitor your activities and even record your actions, using your own webcam or microphone!  So, if you are one, who never uses the webcam and who fears being watched or heard, you may want to disable the webcam and the Mic. You can of course always enable it again anytime in the future, should the need arise.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.