Microphone and Bootcamp FIX

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by .md, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. .md, Sep 2, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2011

    .md macrumors member


    Dec 22, 2009
    I'll make this short.

    It only took me 2 years on figuring out how to work inputs such as microphone on Bootcamp, Since there's been an issue with drivers for all Windows Operating systems. People are having trouble with their built in microphones to work with other applications such as Skype for instance and even Steam. You may notice that the microphone is only operating well with the Windows Sound Recorder and perhaps with other applications but low in output quality.

    I've found a fix and I'm happily sharing it with you guys. For some reason, well not to my knowledge... that Apple still hasn't fixed this issue properly yet.

    Anyhow, I've found these drivers that will work with Windows XP, Windows Vista 32/64bit and even for Windows 7, both editions.


    The file that you will be downloading will be a size of 1.45mb. The folders that you will get within the unziped file will be CirrcusAudioVista32bit, CirrcusAudioVista64bit and CirrcusAudioXP. You will probably ask why the drivers for Windows 7 aren't there, that's what I thought when I first unzipped the folder, but then to my knowledge I ran the compatibility troubleshoot through Vista64bit and it worked like a charm, your computer will ask you to reboot and hopefully your microphone issues will be done and dusted.

    This will also fix the red LED light issue that is being presented from the headphone jack and any output issues as well.

    You will know if your microphone drivers are working correctly by not only testing them with other applications but seeing them in 'full' with full driver names, presented like so below:

    I'm not entirely sure this will work with ALL Macintosh machines, but it's worth a shot if you're still having trouble with this issue. The machine that I personally found the fix on was a late 2009 iMac 27" quad core model bootcamp'd with Windows 7 64bit Ultimate edition.
  2. stephersiu macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2012
    Hmm Not sure why anyone else has not replied to this thread. I'm going to try this at home with my new Windows 7 bootcamp.

    I'm running a 2009 MBP and the mic problem has been driving me insane!

    Will update after if it works for me.
  3. stephersiu macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2012
    wow amazing. does the trick!

    I didn't even have to go through compatibility mode with windows 7 using the vista64.. it just worked.. didnt have to reboot or anything.

    Skype calls work great now.
  4. thomaskc macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2010
    The internal mic has worked for me all along (2012 model) and the mic input also works, in terms of registering the input device! how ever it does not actually use the device (seems like its not powering it).

    So if I plugin a non usb mic into the mic plug, it is recognised and installed, yet win still tries to use the internal, and if I make the plugin "default" there is no registration of sound from the mic.

    I ended up getting a usb powered mic because that seemed to be the only option.

    EDIT: this btw happens both with default bootcamp drivers and these posted here.
  5. iphonoid macrumors newbie


    Aug 17, 2015
    Worked a charm on windows 10 Macbook A1342. Thank you so much.
  6. tyasink macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2015
    I couldn't manage this to work on windows 8.1. Did you do anything special?
  7. FrozenRain00, May 16, 2017
    Last edited: May 16, 2017

    FrozenRain00 macrumors newbie


    May 16, 2017
    In desperate need of help with my IMac 27" 2013 that is running windows 10 on BootCamp. Since apple store replaced the monitor stand my audio has been all out of whack- specifically with my microphone. On Skype, Facebook calls, etc.. the mic only works for like a minute then it cuts out. The apple stores will not help- despite everything having worked perfectly fine before they gutted my computer and reformatted it to replace the tilting mechanism on the monitor.

    I tried the recommendations below but I cannot get things to work. I put so much money into having this custom built through Apple so I could game on it via Windows... and now I cannot do what I need to. I used to Stream video games on Twitch and YouTube and haven’t been able to do so for almost half a year now and with so much money sunk into this machine I cannot afford a new one. It's become around a 5k paperweight- not including all the accessories.

    Microphone works on Mac side. Have uninstalled and reinstalled windows numerous times. I cannot seem to get the drivers to talk anymore. Again- this worked perfectly for years until I had the computer repaired. Any help would be immensely appreciated.

    Thank you,


  8. Nickyux3003 macrumors newbie


    Aug 4, 2018
    How did You do it it doesn't work for me... :(

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