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Windows 7: Sound Recorder - Open and Use



Sound Recorder - Open and Use

How to Open and Use Windows 7 Sound Recorder
Published by Brink
14 May 2009
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How to Open and Use Windows 7 Sound Recorder

information   Information
Sound Recorder lets you record a sound and save it as an audio file on your computer. This will show you how to open and use Sound Recorder in Windows 7.
Note   Note
You can record sound from different audio devices, such as a microphone that's plugged into the sound card or motherboard audio line in jack on your computer. The types of audio input sources you can record from depend on the audio devices you have and the input sources on your sound card or motherboard.
warning   Warning
To use Sound Recorder, you must have a sound card or motherboard with a audio line in jack and speakers installed on your computer. If you want to record sound, you will also need a microphone or some other audio input device.




Here's How:
1. Open the Start Menu, click on All Programs, Accessories folder, and double click on Sound Recorder. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: The Sound Recorder exe file is located at C:\Windows\system32\SoundRecorder.exe.
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A) Go to step 3.
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2. Open the Start Menu, and type soundrecorder in the search line and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
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3. To Start Recording
A) Click on Start Recording. (See screenshot below)
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4. To Stop Recording and Save
A) Click on Stop Recording. (See screenshot below)
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B) Navigate to where you want to save this .wma file, type in a name for the file, then click on the Save button. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: In this Save As window you can also specify information for the Contributing artists name, Album title, or Genre by clicking on each one of them and typing the information before clicking on Save.
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Tip   Tip
If you decide to continue recording audio instead of saving it to file right now, then click on the Cancel button instead. (See screenshot above)

When ready to continue recording, click on Resume Recording. (See screenshot below)

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5. When finished, close Sound Recorder. (See screenshot below step 3A)
That's it,
Shawn




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21 Nov 2009   #1
riojanitoperez

windows 7 ULTIMATE 64 BITS
 
 

Good tutorial
thanks


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21 Nov 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Riojanitoperez.
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27 Jan 2010   #3
own8ge

 
 
help plx?

when i do this it records sound of my microfone.. but i want it to record the sound i hear (so music, gameplay sound etc)

Help plx?
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27 Jan 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Oen8ge, and welcome to Seven Forums.

For that, you would also need to this tutorial below.

"What U Hear" Recording - Enable

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Jan 2010   #5
Drkryptonite

 
 

When i am using the sound recorder in Windows 7 and i dont want to save what i just recorded, is there a way to delete it without saving it and deleting it? When I stop recording it pops up and asks to save but if I hit cancel it goes back and says resume recording. Also can you replay what you just recorded without saving it. It sure seems cumbersom...
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27 Jan 2010   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Dr.Krptonite, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but you will need to save the recording before you will be able to play it back. Luckily the file can just be deleted when done.
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25 Feb 2010   #7
TearDroplet

Windows 7
 
 
Why is volume low?

Hi, I'm using Sound recorder on windows 7 but for some reason when I record, the sound result is low. I'm using a headset microphone and when i set the mic, I spoke as loud as I can and it reached to the top of bar (I also tried normal volume) but when I recorded on sound recorder, I hear the voice very low even on the volume 100. How can I fix this problem? I don't know if it may be my headset's fault seeing I don't know my headset's original product on voice... I hope you can reply to this question fast because I am a very forgetful person and I would probably forget I posted here and I need it fast
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25 Feb 2010   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello TearDroplet, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check in Sounds in the Control Panel (Icons view), then look in the Recording tab, double click on your default recording device (Microphone) with the green circle checkmark icon. Next, look in the Levels tab to see if you have an option to increse the DB level or like one below of the microphone to help make it louder.
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Hope this helps,
Shawn


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26 Feb 2010   #9
TearDroplet

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello TearDroplet, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check in Sounds in the Control Panel (Icons view), then look in the Recording tab, double click on your default recording device (Microphone) with the green circle checkmark icon. Next, look in the Levels tab to see if you have an option to increse the DB level or like one below of the microphone to help make it louder.
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Hope this helps,
Shawn
It helped a little. Thanks for the fast reply. I decided to use a different program in the end but had the same problem XD. Your advice helped better with the new program though
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