Windows 7/Midi connection

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Dear Chris, Although you may think I am asking a question which seems to be musically related, I think is no different to getting any software connected via usb. Anyway, I have downloaded a musical instrument program which always used to connect immediately some time previously, but now the midi signal from the keyboard is not being picked up. This does not seem to be very different from connecting tha computer keyboard, which there is no problem with.
Could you possibly suggest any means of testing/activsting the Midi signal? ( I would ask your computer music specialist if he was not on holiday).Many thanks ans Best Regards.
Ken Tourle.

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Thanks for your question!

Before I get into advanced troubleshooting, please open up your "Sound" settings tab.  This can be easiest done by clicking the Start button and typing "Sound" in the search bar.

From there, tell me if you see your midi device on the list of available devices under the "Recording" tab.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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I have familiarized myself with the windows environment since Windows 95. Windows 7 is one of the best operating systems i am familiar with, and am willing to help anybody with problems they may have. Be it hardware, software, or simply the Windows environment itself.

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I have repaired computers most of my life. I am the site administrator of many websites for businesses including (but not limited to): yourprogeek.com (my site), fearthewolves.com, and more. I do local computer repair in my area and have a very satisfied clientele.

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I am a Network Engineer at Southern Illinois Network Consultants and an EOD Technician for the U.S. Army.

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I am currently a student at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. I am majoring in Criminal Justice with a second major in Computer Science.

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