No, I didn't get any solutions. Vista doesn't allow the real-time Microphone thing. :mad: However, I found a thing in a FABULOUS program, Audacity, that enables the sound to be put out of the speakers as you record. So it's actually recording, but it's putting the sound out of the speakers at the same time. If you don't have it, you can click that link and download it. If you do have it (or you just downloaded it), go to Edit, Preferences. Then, in the window that pops up, check "Software playthrough (Play new track while recording it)". Then, click "Record" in Audacity, and it'll record a WAV file, and also play it as it's recorded. The reason that didn't work for me was because I was unable to get the speaker thing straightened out, and the microphones in my laptop and the speakers caused ear-splitting feedback when operating at the same time (please, don't TRY to get this sound; you'll regret it!).
If you have Windows XP, double click the speaker icon in the taskbar, and un-check the "Mute" box in Microphone. Something like that, I don't remember how it goes in XP anymore.
If you don't have build-in microphone(s) in your laptop, you can buy a cheap one that has a 3.5MM jack to connect, and put that in the Microphone plug in your laptop.
As far as having the sound go through speakers, go to Radio Shack (or whatever audio and other electrics store you go to) and ask them for a thing that can convert a 3.5MM microphone jack in to AV cables, so you'd plug the 3.5MM side in to your laptop, and the other side in to an Aux. in port in a stereo. Or, if you're really lucky and have an S-Video cable out on your laptop (Mine does, HP Pavilion DV2000Z), buy an S-Video cable and plug one end in to your laptop and the other to a TV, and that way you could add nice visuals on the TV, and of course the sound would come out, too.
Hope this'll help you be able to do whatever purpose you need this capability for. Good luck from Eric!