Microsoft has greatly simplified the Sound Recorder for Vista and you’ll find that it can’t do nearly as much as it used to do. You start the Sound Recorder by choosing Start—>All Programs—>Accessories—>Sound Recorder.
To start recording, click Start Recording. The Sound Recorder continues recording until you click Stop Recording. When you press Stop Recording, Sound Recorder displays a Save As dialog box where you enter the information to save your recording. You only have one choice of format,Windows Media Audio File (*.wma).
If you want to resume your recording later, click Cancel when you see the Save As dialog box. The button caption changes to Resume Recording. When you click it again, the recording will resume. As normal, click Stop Recording to stop the recording and display the Save As dialog box.