Cannot configure microphone to be turned on except for when recording!
Most of the time I have my external microphone turned on for my desktop computer such that I can hear the phone calling even when using noice-canceling headphones. The microphone is always turned on!
I tried to do the same thing with my Windows 2000 OS Dell Latitude C640 notebook. The notebook however ONLY uses the microphone when you specifically tell Windows to record a sound using the Sound Recorder or when using a program such as MSN Messenger or Yahoo to chat over the internet.
I want to connect an external microphone to my notebook such that it is ALWAYS turned on, without running any specific software so that I can hear the phone ringing even when I have my headphones on. I do this with my desktop using both Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Why can I not configure the notebook to do the same thing? My only assumption is that the difference in the soundcard hardware make a difference. Please advise!!!
This course will help prep you to earn the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician certification showing that you have the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in installing, managing, and troubleshooting IT systems in medical and clinical settings.