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Make sure that your USB headset is connected to your computer and that the headset itself is not set to mute (if the option is available) before following the steps below.

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Programs.
  3. Click Accessories.
  4. Click Entertainment.
  5. Click Volume Control.
  6. In the upper left corner of the dialog box that opens, click Options, then Properties.

  7. In the Properties window, make sure your USB headset mic is chosen as your mixer device. Then, select the check box next to Microphone.

  8. Be sure to click OK at the bottom of the dialog box.

  9. On the box that pops up, you can use the slider control on the Volume switch to adjust the volume as you begin to record.

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