How to Get Voice Recognition and Speech for Windows for Free in January 2007
Voice recognition and speech are two of the most exciting features that can enhance your PC experience. With voice recognition, you can control your computer with your voice, dictating text, launching applications, and performing tasks. With speech, you can make your computer talk to you, reading text aloud, giving feedback, and providing assistance.
But how can you get these features for free? If you are using Windows XP or Vista, you may already have them installed on your system. However, if you want to get the latest and most advanced version of voice recognition and speech, you need to download the January 2007 edition of Voice Recognition and Speech for Windows. This is a free update that Microsoft released to improve the performance and accuracy of its speech technologies.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install Voice Recognition and Speech for Windows January 2007 edition, and how to use it to make your PC more interactive and fun.
Voice Recognition and Speech for Windows January 2007
How to Download Voice Recognition and Speech for Windows January 2007 Edition
The first step is to download the update from Microsoft's website. You can find it here. The file size is about 68 MB, so it may take some time depending on your internet speed. Once the download is complete, double-click on the file to run it.
The installation wizard will guide you through the process. You may need to restart your computer after the installation is finished. You will also need a microphone to use voice recognition and speech. You can use a headset, a desktop microphone, or a built-in microphone on your laptop.
How to Use Voice Recognition and Speech for Windows January 2007 Edition
Once you have installed the update, you can start using voice recognition and speech on your PC. There are two main ways to do this: using the Speech Recognition feature or using the Text to Speech feature.
Using the Speech Recognition Feature
The Speech Recognition feature allows you to control your computer with your voice. You can dictate text, launch applications, switch windows, browse the web, and more. To use this feature, you need to set up your microphone and train your computer to recognize your voice.
To set up your microphone, click on Start > Control Panel > Speech Recognition Options. Then click on Set up microphone and follow the instructions. You can choose from three types of microphones: headset, desktop, or other.
To train your computer to recognize your voice, click on Start > Control Panel > Speech Recognition Options. Then click on Train your computer to better understand you and follow the instructions. You will be asked to read some sentences aloud so that the computer can learn how you speak.
After setting up your microphone and training your computer, you are ready to use speech recognition. To start speech recognition, click on Start > All Programs > Accessories > Ease of Access > Windows Speech Recognition. A small toolbar will appear on your screen with a microphone icon. Click on the icon or say \"Start listening\" to activate speech recognition.
Now you can use voice commands to control your computer. For example, you can say \"Open Word\" to launch Microsoft Word, \"Switch to Internet Explorer\" to switch to the web browser, \"Scroll down\" to scroll down a page, \"Select all\" to select all text, \"Copy that\" to copy text, \"Paste that\" to paste text, \"Delete that\" to delete text, and so on.
You can also dictate text into any application that accepts text input. For example, you can dictate an email in Outlook, a document in Word, a search query in Google, and so on. To dictate text, just speak naturally and clearly into the microphone. The computer will type what you say on the screen. You can use punctuation commands such as \"period\", \"comma\", \"question mark\", etc., or say \"New paragraph\" or \"New line\" to start a new paragraph or line.
If the computer makes a mistake in recognizing your speech, you can correct it by saying \"Correct that\" or by clicking on the incorrect word with your mouse. A list of alternative words will appear and you can choose the correct one by saying its number or by clicking on it with your mouse. e3ff22d237