I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NS12M laptop. Previously I had Windows Vista on it and no problems in Skype. However, since I have Windows 7, I cannot hear my Skype partner. I've already tried all things that I found on the Internet about this issue with me, however nothing worked! As far as I know all the important drivers are installed. At least, it shows the device manager does not indicate that a driver is missing or not would be up to date. In the audio settings of Skype is the microphone volume on high and it beats out too. And Skype itself also says my microphone is working properly. Does anyone know more of you? I have Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit version.