Blue Snowflake USB Mic not recognized by Windows XP

My new Blue Snowflake USB Mic is not recognized by Windows XP. I have gone to Control Panel, Sound and Audio, selected the Audio tab and … no Snowflake shows up to select. Can you help me?

If the problem is as you describe perhaps you should contact Blue, not us?

Try changing the USB cable to one that works with some other USB device. Try the steps “detecting USB and Firewire devices” here.