I would like to know some information about the issue so that we could help you better.
1. How do you connect Yamaha SoundSketcher to the computer? Is it through USB port or some other port?
2. What happens when you connect the device to Windows? Do you receive any error message or code?
I appreciate you for providing details about the issue.
I also realize the inconvenience you are experiencing due to Yamaha SoundSketcher issue. I will certainly help you.
This issue may occur either if the device is not compatible with Windows or your computer. This may also happen due to outdated installed device software or driver.
I would suggest you to http://artfulobserver.com/?p=784 run hardware and devices troubleshooter and check if it helps. Please follow these steps:
a. Press http://mountainhighbeekeepers.org/events/2015-events/winter-meeting-2015/ Windows + W keys, type get link troubleshooting in the search box and press Enter.
b. Click “ View all” and then click “Hardware and Devices“.
c. Click “Next” and follow on-screen instructions.
Please also install latest Audacity software from the following link and check.
I hope this information helps.
Please do let us know if you need any further assistance.