Here's another simple solution: 1 - Open the volume control (in All Programs - Accessories - Volume Control) 2 - Switch to Record View (Options - Properties) - (Adjust volume for: Recording) - (Make sure Stereo Downmix (or similar) is checked) 3 - Check "Select" under the stereo downmix control 4 - Open a wave editor - there's plenty of freeware apps out there that allow you to record to wave files. What you changed in the volume control settings makes sure Windows uses your stereo line-out as the input signal for sound recording, basically rewiring your line-out to your line-in, without the need for cables. Note that I'm running a different language Windows, so it might not be called exactly what I call it here. Note also that Windows will (usually) remember these settings, so if you want to use a microphone later you'll have to return to the record view in volume control and select the microphone as the input signal. HTH, Rick.