Newby set up help

I have just downloaded Audacity and want to know how I can record what I play on my comp or from my imput via 3.5 jack. When opening up edit then preferrnce it does not have the options that are in the help menu

Please see if you are on Windows XP or previous or if you are on Vista or 7.

If you need more help after that, please say exactly what version of Windows you are using.