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Windows 7: Reinstall goes nowhere?

07 Dec 2009   #1
geob

10 Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 
Reinstall goes nowhere?

w/ WIndows 7 Pro, 32-bit.

I'd installed XP mode and Virtual PC a week or so ago, mostly out of curiosity. I uninstalled XP mode when I thought I didn't really have a use for it. Now I do. [I've got an old SoundBlaster external card so I can record old vinyl onto my laptop.]

Yet after reinstalling XP mode there is no menu option for launching. There are no entries in my Documents\Virtual Machines folder.

How best to recover the missing XP mode? What should I look for?

Many thanks.

George


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07 Dec 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Why don't you just use your onboard audio in Win 7 to record?
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08 Dec 2009   #3
geob

10 Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Why don't you just use your onboard audio in Win 7 to record?
Thanks for the reply.

This may be my aging brain cells, but I think I read somewhere not to use the mic input for recording. (I'm using Audacity to capture the sound, then export it to .wav files to rip CDs, etc.) If I'm mistaken about this, I'll gladly eliminate the middleman.

g
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08 Dec 2009   #4
geob

10 Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Audacity wiki: "Do not plug stereo equipment into your computer’s “Microphone” port, which is designed for low-powered (“mic-level”) signals only. Use the “Line In” port instead."
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08 Dec 2009   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by geob View Post
Audacity wiki: "Do not plug stereo equipment into your computer’s “Microphone” port, which is designed for low-powered (“mic-level”) signals only. Use the “Line In” port instead."
Basically, that's because the mic jack is much more sensitive than the line in jack.
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08 Dec 2009   #6
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Right. So use the line in port.

Mic is only mono anyhow.
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08 Dec 2009   #7
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Right. So use the line in port.

Mic is only mono anyhow.
Is that true, TG? I could not find anything that suggested that. If you are sure, I will believe you.
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08 Dec 2009   #8
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Yes. Mic ports are mono.
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08 Dec 2009   #9
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Yes. Mic ports are mono.
Okay, I will take your word for it. You would know, I guess.
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08 Dec 2009   #10
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Uh huh.

Almost all microphones from low end all the way up to pristine studio high end are mono. They make stereo mics though but not for use in attaching to onboard audio on a pc.

The jack itself is a mono jack and also the driver/software too.
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