Tried recording on a new laptop but do not hear anything when I play it back. Have I missed a setting?

Cannot hear my recording. Have I missed a setting. Using the internal microphone in my laptop or so I think.

Check your Recording and playback Devices.

Do you see a blue waveform?

Do the meters move when you record?

Have you tried playing a known-good MP3 or WAV file?

If you aren’t recording, check your Privacy Settings.

And while you’re at it, make sure Windows “enhancements” are turned OFF.