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Missing WaveOut drver for WIndows 7 Recording, How to fix ??

Hi,

I have a new HP 8740w which has Windows 7 Pro 64 bit on it. I have just discovered that there is no WaveOut, for recording, via checking the recording tab within the Sound Applet in the Control Panel. I understand this could be a deliberate ploy on the part of the manufacturers to stop users recording "playbacks" as pressured by the music industry. However in my case I am simply trying to use some Music Mixing software on my own music.

Any thoughts on how to recover a WavOut  record option? Is this the same as "Rec Playback" which is showing as "Currently Unavailable" on my laptop. Also I have "Show Disabled" and "Show Disconnected" devices ticked.

Thanks in advance,

Sam
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Thanks for the reply.

I solved it in the end by myself. The "Rec Playback" which was showing as "Currently Unavailable" on my laptop needed to set as default which sorted everything. So my comments about HP were totally misplaced. They have not disabled them... Thank you HP !!!!

Thanks, DailyPC,

Sam
Although I did solve it myself you took some effort in finding a potential solution, hence the points. Thanks
I didn't have the wave option in my playback devices on my Acer so I assumed you were right about the copy prevention measures. Good to know you got it sorted, thanks for the points.