Unable to record streaming audio

Lenovo Thinkpad t510 notebook
June 12, 2010 at 09:11:35
Specs: Windows 7
I have a new Lenovo T510 and cannot record "streaming audio". In fact, the only option for the sound input is the integrated microphone. Therefore, no possibility to select "stereo mix" or else to record streaming audio, as I could do it with my previous computer.
Note: it is NOT a problem of program, as I tried with many recording programs, inclusive the one that I used on my previous computer (with Windows XP).

Any hint? Thanks.

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June 23, 2010 at 17:49:19
Microsoft remove the ablity to record what you hear in windows 7 to prevent people from recording music from the internet instead of paying for it which is, I have to say it illegal, however it is not illegal to record other sounds you hear on your computer. To do this download Virtual Audio Cable for Windows 7. http://download.cnet.com/Virtual-Au...

after the install you will get an error about the driver being unsign (windows 7 requires that drivers be digitally signed) to get around this, before you install the program run cmd.exe as administrator (right click on cmd.exe icon and select "run as administrator"
enter these two lines of text

bcdedit.exe -set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING ON

When Windows is in test-signing mode it does not require drivers to be digitally signed. After you install the software disable this by enetring:

bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING OFF

After you have installed the program go to: control panel -> hardware and sound -> sound -> recording devices and select "Line 1" (virtual audio cable) you shoud now be able to record what you hear in windows.

Mike Treloar
Sago Networks

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