Can you Disable laptop microphone

February 10, 2020 at 23:07:39
Specs: Windows 10
Hello
Does anyone know any files in the registry that would permanently disable a microphone? I know these options are in Windows and device manager but I want a completely permanent change with a code or tweak of something that just makes Windows not recognize the microphone. Anything? I’ve already tried DeviceState in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\MMDevices\Audio\Capture
But once that’s set, you can turn it back on easily in Sound settings through Windows.

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#1
February 11, 2020 at 01:53:29
unplug the cable perhaps?

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February 11, 2020 at 09:32:07
I’d do that if it was mine but It’s not my laptop so I’m not going to open it. I don’t want to damage the internal. Are there any other ways in registry? BIOS doesn’t include it either.

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February 11, 2020 at 10:02:46
have you tried it via control panel?

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#4
February 11, 2020 at 10:53:13
Yeah. The control panel can disable it but can easily be turned back on. I’m looking for a much more effective method to make Windows not recognize the microphone by tweaking the system. If anyone knows any way. I’ve already looked into local group policy and the CurrentVersion\MMDevices just changes the control panel’s setting. I want something permanent. If any other ideas come up about something else in the registry please let me know.

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#5
February 11, 2020 at 11:41:48
"It’s not my laptop so I’m not going to open it"

Then why are you messing with it? Were you asked to disable the mic?


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#6
February 11, 2020 at 11:42:51
Yes I was asked

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#7
February 11, 2020 at 13:22:03
The only permanent way is to open the laptop & disconnect it.

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#8
February 11, 2020 at 15:19:33
Might it be possible to create a usser profile that disables control panel access; unless one has admin rights?

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#9
February 18, 2020 at 07:23:48
If we're in the area of experiment, why not try this:

Find the drivers of your microphone on your system, and corrupt them. Don't delete them as then the system may try to restore them.

Edit them with garbage, especially the first characters, or mess 'em up any way you can.

See what happens. Good systems will see the file is corrupted & fix them, but bad systems will neglect that.


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