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Sound Recorder is a very simple application that allows users to record and save sound on their computers. Recording sound is very easy: all you need is a sound card and a microphone that is plugged into it. By default, the recorded sounds will be saved as a Windows Media Audio (WMA) file.
Where to find Sound Recorder
The Sound Recorder shortcut can be found in Start -> Accessories.
Alternatively, you can search for the word 'sound' in the Start Menu search box.
How to record sound
Once you have started Sound Recorder check that your microphone is plugged into the sound card. Also, don't forget to check its sound level in the Volume Mixer. If it is on mute you won't be able to record anything.
When you are ready, click on the Start Recording button.
To stop or pause the recording, click on the Stop Recording button.
A new window will pop-up asking you to type the file name and the location where the recording will be saved. In this window you can also specify information such as the artist name or the album (if it is the case). If you want to save the recording in another folder than the default one, click on the Browse Folders arrow.
Go to the desired location and click on the Save button.
If you close the previous window without saving the file, you will have the option to resume your recording. Click on the Resume Recording button and continue.
When finished, click on the Stop Recording button again and save your recording.