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Published on 06.17.09 by Brent Trahan

Disable the Sound Recorder

Learn how to disable the Sound Recorder in Windows 7.

Sound Recorder is a feature of Microsoft Windows Vista that can be used to record sound from an audio input device where the recorded sound is encoded and saved as an audio file.

If you enable this policy setting, Sound Recorder will not run.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, Sound Recorder can be run.

Disable the Sound Recorder

  1. Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.

    Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and then select Sound Recorder in the left column of the Group Policy editor.


  3. Double-click Do not allow Sound Recorder to run in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.


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