Hey thanks for your quick response! I appreciate your helpful advice. I may go to RealTek and download a new driver and if it fails I could always roll back the driver perhaps. It's a massive shame Windows 7 has done this, must be frustrating for thousands of people out there.
I was thinking of getting an external USB soundcard, I was lookoing at getting one of these to record the audio of my stage piano in my pc. But I am thinking, will it have the other functions I want - Record what you hear etc. I'm not too sure how these external soundcards work but I am tempted to get one.
I was thinking of getting this one on ebay - an extrernal Lexicon Alpha USB soundcard
Lexicon Alpha Studio + Cubase LE4 on eBay (end time 22-Jan-10 10:58:36 GMT)