Audacity Win7 does not record sound

I tried to follow the instruction at to use Audacity (and Audiograbber) to record streaming audio from IE8.

All devices are showing including disabled.

However, WaveMix is not a choice.  So I selected Stereo Mix Reltek High Definition Audio as the default device.  (actually I tried all the choices for recoding devices that didn't say Not Plugged In).  When I play music using IE 8 I can hear the music out of my speakers but after hitting the Record button in Audacity I just get a flat line (no recorded sound).  My sound card in Creative SB X-Fi and update driver says I have the latest driver (7/15/09

Is it possible to use Audacity to record streaming audio in Win7 (fully updated)? YES or NO?

If yes, any ideas what I am doing wrong?   Thanks.

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Last updated September 14, 2019 Views 19,090 Applies to:
I have a desktop box with the PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series sound card installed. 

I finally got Audacity to work.  I had previously run Windows Update and was told I had the latest drivers.

However, when I ran Creative Sound Autoupdate it found a whole host of new drivers for my sound card software.  I install 400+ mb of files.
Now Windows Media Player produced no sound.  I changed Playback to Speakers and Recording to What U Hear and sound returned for the media player.
AND Audacity recorded the sound from the Media Player and also streaming sound from the Internet.

Hope this helps some body else.

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