How to Record From Your Computer Microphone to Hard Drives
By C. Taylor
Your computer's microphone does more than just enable you to chat with colleagues or customers; with the right software, you can record sound clips, training tutorials or personal notes. Fortunately, you don't need to look further than Windows 8's integrated Sound Recorder. This simple utility records sounds through your microphone and saves them Windows Media Audio file, or WMA, format on your hard drive.
Type "sound recorder" while viewing the Windows 8 Start screen and click "Sound Recorder" from the search results.
Click "Start Recording" or press "Alt-S" to start recording.
Click "Stop Recording" or press "Alt-S" to stop recording and automatically produce a Save As window.
Enter a name for your new audio file in the "File Name" section.
Choose a save location by navigating through folders. To save to a different hard drive, click a drive letter under "Computer" in the left pane.
Click "Save" to save your WMA audio file.
Position the audio source close to your microphone for best results.
C. Taylor embarked on a professional writing career in 2009 and frequently writes about technology, science, business, finance, martial arts and the great outdoors. He writes for both online and offline publications, including the Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Samsung, Radio Shack, Motley Fool, Chron, Synonym and more. He received a Master of Science degree in wildlife biology from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Arts in biological sciences at College of Charleston. He also holds minors in statistics, physics and visual arts.