Microsoft Sound Recorder
Use – recording sound clips
Cost – free with Windows – all programs > Accessories > Entertainment
Very basic because it only records up to 1 minute of sound. Will work for short clips from the Internet.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/82215 – How to Increase the Maximum Recording Time in the Sound Recorder Utility
Other Options – Use Music Match Jukebox for recording any sound input for any length of time. Use Audacity for any sound editing you need to do.