Using Sound Recorder for Windows 7 or 8

This article explains how to record an audio file using Sound Recorder for Windows 7 or 8.

Connect a computer microphone/headset to the microphone jack that is either on the side or on the back of your computer.

IMPORTANT: Most computers have an internal microphone, so a microphone/headset is not necessary.

From the Start menu, click Start > Programs > Accessories > Entertainment > Sound Recorder. You will see the Sound Recorder box on your desktop.

IMPORTANT: The time limit on Sound Recorder is 60 seconds. If you read for more than 60 seconds, then you must create more than one file.

Click the red record button (the button with the red circle).

Start reading into the microphone.

TIP: Keep the microphone between 6 and 12 inches from your mouth.

When you are finished, click the stop button (the button with the gray rectangle).

In the File drop-down menu on the Sound Recorder box, click Save.

Choose the folder in which you would like to save this file, give it a name, and click Save.

TIP: After creating your audio file, click here to learn how to send the file(s) to your instructor.


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