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Changing Microsoft default voice

How to change Microsoft default voice sam as the computers voice....cannot access the setting in the speech properties of the control panel.So each time talking on skype or playing mp3...having microsoft default sam voice!!! very irritating

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  • Anonymous Oct 06, 2008

    can anyone help

  • Anonymous Oct 22, 2008

    This same ...

  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2008

    Same problem...

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    The same for me when i try and change the default voice micrsoft sam is the only one you can have and it is pi*sing me off

  • IndyJones98 Dec 18, 2008

    I can only choose microsoft sam.

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    same here

  • nightmaster1 Apr 25, 2009

    same

  • mohd_tanveer Sep 28, 2009

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  • meabup May 11, 2010

    Hi Mr. kaka,



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Use the Speech Engine Configurations tab of the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in for Microsoft Speech Server (MSS) 2004 to change the default voice used by applications for text-to-speech (TTS) processing, or to specify an application-specific TTS voice.
This is the voice that callers hear when an application must synthesize speech output rather than use prerecorded prompts. For more information, see the section on the prompt engine in the topic Producing Speech Output.
To modify the default voice

  1. Open the MMC Administration console. (For instructions,
    To open the MMC Administration console for MSS
    1. Click Start.
    2. Select All Programs, Microsoft Speech Server 2004, and then click MSS Management Console.
      Note If you do not have Administrator rights on the computer you are using to open MMC, you will be prompted to enter a valid Administrator ID and password)

  2. In the console tree, expand the applicable group.
  3. In the details pane, double-click the computer running SES to open the SES properties page.
  4. Click the Speech Engine Configurations tab.
  5. Under Engine Configurations:, select DefaultVoice.
  6. In the Engine Name drop-down list, select the voice to use for all applications by default.

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How to change the default voice


Hi,
Try this,
1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Speech. 2. On the Text-to-Speech tab, click Audio Output. 3. Select either Use preferred audio output device.
If this works and helpful, please give a testimonial and vote by pressing button thumbs
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Sincerely, Thiyaga

Aug 27, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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  • Insert the Windows XP CD into the computer.
  • Turn the computer off.
  • Setup the computer to boot from cd: either by pressing F2, F9 or Delete to go in BIOS and changing the boot sequence or by pressing F12 on Dell computers to launch the Boot Device Menu.
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Step 2: Accessing the Restore points.
Type the following commands in the Recovery Console.


cd system~1

If you get an Access Denied error:
  • Type the following commands to change the directory to c:windowssystem32config:
    cd windows
    cd system32
    cd config
  • Rename the system branch of the registry. That will allow us to access the system restore folder from inside the Recovery Console. In case the process fails and you want to perform a Windows Repair you will need to rename system.bak to system again.
    ren system system.bak
  • Type exit to leave the recovery console and to restart the computer.
  • Go back into the Recovery Console and repeat Step 2.
cd _resto~1

If the _resto~1 folder exists, inside it there are several folders named RP1, RP2. These are restore points. RP1 is the oldest restore point. You can use dir to view what RP folders are available. If there is no _resto~1 folder or if there are no restore points inside it:
  • Type the following commands:
    cd
    cd windows
    cd system32
    cd config
    copy c:\windows\repair\system system
  • If you are getting a file not found error try:
    copy c:\windows\repair\system.bak system
  • Then type the following :
  • copy c:\windows\repair\security security
  • copy c:\windows\repair\software software
  • copy c:\windows\repair\sam sam
  • copy c:\windows\repair\default default
  • exit
  • You will be able to boot into a altered version of the operating system. Backup your files from the c:Documents and Settings folder and then reinstall the operating system.
Step 3: Choose the most convenient RP folder.
Supposing we have RP3 available let's type in:

cd rp3

Change the directory to snapshot:

cd snapshot

Step 4: Restore the main registry branches.
If you are being asked if you want to overwrite type in y to agree.

copy _registry_machine_system c:\windows\system32\config\system
copy _registry_machine_software c:\windows\system32\config\software


The following commands are most of the time optional however the process might not work if they are not executed

copy _registry_machine_security c:\windows\system32\config\security
copy _registry_machine_sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam
copy _registry_user_.default c:\windows\system32\config\default

Type exit to reboot the system. Start the computer normally.

Thanks,
Abhishek

on Mar 22, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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How to change system default voice


Go to your control panel and select "Speech". Under Voice Selection, you can select the voice you want to use. By default, there is only one voice available in Windows XP called Microsoft Sam. Additional voices can be downloaded from various Web sites.

For more info you can read this page.

Aug 19, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Apr 24, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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How to change Microsoft default voice sam as the computers voice....cannot access the setting in the speech properties of the control panel


Check if you have a proper "Audio Output" selected and installed, maybe is disabled.

Maybe you need to install something,

here is the Speech SDK 5.1

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5e86ec97-40a7-453f-b0ee-6583171b4530

Read the content page above and make your choice.
Hope this can help you.
Regards

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there is one way I know, but u askd for simple ways..... I gues there is none......

search for an alternative..........

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