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    Can anyone recommend a sound card for Windows 7 that enables sound mix?

    I've recently upgraded to Windows 7 from XP.

    Under XP I was able to record sound from the web using Audacity. Mainly used this for making MP3's of live music off radio sites and so on.

    Now with Windows 7 I can no longer do this. My motherboard is rather old now and there are no sound drivers for W7, the Vista ones install ok but don't work. So I have to use the drivers in the W7 database and although these work, they don't allow sound recording.

    Can anyone tell me of a sound card that works under W7 well and that will allow me to enable the sound mix?

    Around £30 would be cool, not really after anything special.

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a sound card for Windows 7 that enables sound mix?

    What soundcard do you have currently?

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a sound card for Windows 7 that enables sound mix?

    im sure u can do this with any sound card.. you just need some software!

    for ease try getting driver genius it'll find the lastest drivers etc..

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a sound card for Windows 7 that enables sound mix?

    Have you tried running your sound in XP compatibility mode?
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    Re: Can anyone recommend a sound card for Windows 7 that enables sound mix?

    Current sound card is onboard sound on my Asus commando.

    I'll give driver Genius a try, but I've already tried 3 different drivers so far.

    How do I run the sound in XP compatibility mode?

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a sound card for Windows 7 that enables sound mix?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trash Man View Post
    Current sound card is onboard sound on my Asus commando.

    I'll give driver Genius a try, but I've already tried 3 different drivers so far.

    How do I run the sound in XP compatibility mode?

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    I think you're going about this the wrong way. Have you tried the 'Stereo Mix' tweak? It worked for me. It allows you to record what you hear. I think this is what you're after...Otherwise I've misread the whole thread

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a sound card for Windows 7 that enables sound mix?

    Quote Originally Posted by Repressor View Post
    I think you're going about this the wrong way. Have you tried the 'Stereo Mix' tweak? It worked for me. It allows you to record what you hear. I think this is what you're after...Otherwise I've misread the whole thread
    By "tweak" do you mean showing the disabled recording options and enabling the stero mix?

    If so, I can't do that as the option is not there. If that's not what you meant, was did you mean?

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a sound card for Windows 7 that enables sound mix?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trash Man View Post
    By "tweak" do you mean showing the disabled recording options and enabling the stero mix?

    If so, I can't do that as the option is not there. If that's not what you meant, was did you mean?
    Yes, although I thought the steps I followed were alot longer.

    I just have the onboard sound. So I suppose as long as you have drivers, any card will work.

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a sound card for Windows 7 that enables sound mix?

    Get a cheap audigy 2/4 or x-fi or a forum or ebay

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