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Windows 7: What happened to Windows Recorder?


03 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
What happened to Windows Recorder?

Here's a remedial question from a Windows 'tard:

Time was I could record any sound that "passed through" my sound card, that is, if it came out my speakers, I could record it using Windows' little Record utility. It was easy to record snippets of movies, for example, that were playing on my CD drive, then make .wav files from them.

That functionality seems to have been lost. Or I'm lost. Probably the latter. Could someone find me? Thank you.


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03 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hi srleslie

Type "sound recorder" into the start menu. Think that's what your looking for

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03 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

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03 Oct 2011   #4

Win 7 Ultimate x64 desktop, Win 8.1.1 x64 laptop, Win 7 Home x64 netbook, Win 8.1.1 x64 tablet
 
 

You can also find it at Start->All Programs->Acessories
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03 Oct 2011   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

if you are using a laptop,then you will probably have to set the sound card to enabled and default as otherwise it will record the built in mic on a laptop and not the music or whichever you want to record from stereo mix.
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03 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Now why do you suppose I don't have Recorder on my PC? It's a Lenovo bought with Windows 7 Home Premium preinstalled, but there's no Sound Recorder in Accessories, nor does a Search turn it up. Is it a Professional-only feature?

Okay, there it is, thanks to xplorer2, which cuts through so much of Windows' BS: it was hiding in System32 as SoundExplorer.exe, which eluded a Search for sound explorer!

And it works as before: even records radio programs as they stream in. No microphone or line input necessary.
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