Export buttons don't work

I bought a USB Cassette that came with an installation CD for Audacity 2.0.3. The export buttons were gray and did not work. So I then found out that I had an old version and I installed version 2.0.6 from audacityteam.org/download/windows. The export buttons still do not work…I’m using Windows7 and obtained the .exe installer. I just wanted to transfer some old cassettes into my computer, and I can’t export. Would appreciate some help.

Are you in Stop? A common mistake is to try to do work in Pause and many of the buttons and functions don’t work in Pause.