Hello all, is it possible to record myself playing by plugging my guitar directly into the mic jack on my PC? I heard it is but when i practiced on sound recorder (haha) i couldn't get any sound. Do i need a program that i can download? Any help would be great

Or if this is not possible what would i need to do? not buy some recording equipment?

You won't be able to hear it when you're actually playing, but when you play it back you can, not sure why that is. I use audacity for it.