Right I've just formatted my computer and have now basically started from scratch with the computer. It's a DELL computer supplied with all needed drivers, I've installed the sound driver and I have plugged my mic and speaker jacks in and for some wierd reason I cannot get the mic to work, although the speakers do work? I'm on Vista, so I try out the 'Speech Recognition' Wizard and I get an error saying make sure you have the right hardware selected etc. ??? Really confused, but quite possibly something really basic (and not plugging the headset into the wrong jack ) Thanks.