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How to Fix Something Went Wrong “0x80049dd3” on Windows

Are you getting a “Something went wrong” or “Please try again later” error on Windows 10/11?

Here’s the error code, “0x80049dd3” or “ca33bb14-c113-001-13fe-50ca13c1d801”.

The error message happens when you try to type using your voice (voice-typing).

Many users are reporting the issue on forums like Reddit and the Microsoft Community.

“When I try to use my MIC for speech to text, I keep getting this message and the message box “locks up” on screen!”.

“I’ve been trying to figure out how to get my microphone to start working again. It stopped working out of the blue.”

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix “0x80049dd3” for the text-to-speech/voice-typing feature on Windows.

How to Fix Something Went Wrong “0x80049dd3” on Windows


How to fix “0x80049dd3” on Windows

  1. Open your computer settings.
  2. Select “Accounts”.
  3. Select “Family & other users”.
  4. Click on “Add account” under “Other users”.
  5. Create a new user for your PC.
  6. Change the account type of the new user to “Administrator”.
  7. Switch to the new account.

To bypass the error, you need to create a new administrator account and switch to it.

After you’ve switched to a new account, the “0x80049dd3” error will be fixed and the “Win+H” Windows speech-to-text feature will work.

Do note that this is a temporary fix for the error code.

Currently, the Microsoft team is working to fix the code.

They might implement the fix in the next update.

Many users are reporting the error message on forums.

Here’s a reply by a Microsoft Agent, “Regarding the issue of using MIC for speech-to-text, we have submitted feedback on this issue. You can continue to follow this thread. Follow-up progress will be posted here. Thank you for your patience and cooperation”.

Here’s a reply by another user, “It’s a glitch because many people are complaining about the same error”.

If you don’t want to create a new user, you need to wait until Microsoft fixes the bug on their end.

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