Installing the Microphone
Before trying to record audio, you need to check whether the microphone has been installed correctly on your Windows PC.
Just attach the device to your computer, and go to the "Control Panel," which you can access by clicking the "Start" button and typing "Control Panel" in the search field.
Click the "Sound" icon and navigate to the "Recording" tab. You should now see your microphone in this list. If you can't, then it hasn't been installed properly, in which case you need to insert the installation disk again (that came with the device), and follow the onscreen instructions.
If you can find your microphone on the list, select it, and click the "Properties" button. Now go to the "Levels" tab and set the recording volume level that you want. You can adjust it later if you find the recording volume to be too low or high.
In the "Advanced" tab, select the recording quality and format.
Your microphone is now set up.
If you want to record from some other source instead of a mic, just connect that device to the "Line In" jack of your computer.