Vista includes an application called Sound Recorder that you can use to record sound as a digital media file using a variety of device, such as a microphone or a headset. You can save the audio that you record as either a Windows Media Audio (.wma) file or a WAVE form audio format (.wav).
Assuming you have a microphone attached to your computer, you can create a simple recording using the steps outlined below:
- Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Sound Recorder.
- Click Start Recording.
- To stop recording audio, click Stop Recording.
- To continue recording audio, click Cancel. In the Save As dialog box, click Resume Recording, continue to record sound, and then click Stop Recording.
- Click the File name box, type a file name for the recorded sound, and then click Save to save the recorded sound as an audio file.