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It's not clear as to exactly how you are configuring the microphone in Windows. Which is why I offer the following. If what I'm offering is exactly the approach you are using, I apologize for being redundant.
In Windows, try clicking Start > Settings > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices. You should see a "Sounds and Audio Devices Properties" dialog with some tabs. Click the Audio tab and you should find places where you configure the default device you wish Windows to use.
As for the System Audio being disabled, I believe it is totally related to the capabilities of your audio hardware. Or, more accurately, it's related to what Captivate believes your audio capabilities to be. I once had a conversation with a TechSmith person asking why this feature was disabled for me in Camtasia. After asking what brand my PC was, he replied with something along the lines of "oh, that explans it. Dell puts sucky audio cards in their laptops.".
Hi (again ;-)) Rick,
Thanks for your suggestion, but in those settings you can only specify the default hardware (your mic and/or speakers), not the connector on the computer that will be used. That is done in the 'volume settings'. But then the thing is, as I tried to explain, that Captivate seems to overrule my choice for 'microphone' and chooses 'rear mic' for me, although I really don't want that.
For about 5 dollars at Radio Shack you should be able to get an extension for your microphone that would let you use the rear jack and avoid your problem.