As of most tutorial written in this website, this tutorial will also not need any software. After reading this tutorial you will able to make your Windows 7 PC talk and greet you on every start up in the way you like.
What we are going to do?
We will make a VB script and place it in Windows 7 Start up folder. There after, every time you log in, a voice will greet you after the start up sound (if enabled).
Open Notepad. Copy paste the code written below:
Dim speaks, speech
Now, change my name to yours inside the code. In-fact, you can change and place any sentence within the quotation mark in the code. I have tested, it works fine upto 5 words. You can change the spelling, add space, punctuation etc to make it more realistic.
For example, I want to hear my name as “Oh-bhi-shake” ; so I will write there “Oh bhi shake”.
Here is the screenshot:
Now, Save it as “Greetings.vbs” (without quotes) and as I always say, change the file from text to “all files“. Save it to some location, you can remember; say Desktop. Here is screenshot of this step:
Now, we have to place it inside the Windows Startup folder. Click the Start-Button, choose “All Programs” and you will find it as a folder named Startup. Right Click it and choose Open or Explore. (Look the address bar in the screenshot below):
Copy the VBS file you have created and paste there. You must be logged on as Admin. A security prompt will come, just accept it:
Just restart the computer and you will hear the voice!
To disable it, just delete the file.
Now, we will go to further details.
Type of voices: In Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista, the default female voice is Anna. In Windows XP and 2000 its Sam.
There is way to change the settings of this default voice in Windows 7 and Vista too.
Click the Start Button, type “narrator” without quotes:
Narrator will open and begin to speak:
Just click the “Voice settings” and you will get this window:
There are third party voices available for installation, the world’s quality best is if of Ket, but not available outside bulk purchase. Quality wise, Anna is next to it.
You can add some parameters too! For example:
Set .voice = .getvoices.item(0)
.Volume = 100
.Rate = 0
Here, volume is defined in percentage. Other commands are:
.Pause = ThisValue // pause speaking
.resume = ThisValue // resume after pause
.Rate = ThisValue // speed of spoken words. The larger number, the faster pitch.
.Voice = ThisValue // If multiple exist on machine, say Sam and Anna are available, you can set any one.
.Volume = ThisValue // Already explained.
.WaitUntilDone = ThisValue // wait until done “ Voice will wait still all the services loads, i.e. the system is completely ready.
Hy, i dont know anything about scripting, thats y i would like to ask u, if u have a code for random sentences at the win startup? it would be more fun, if there would be 5 or 6 diffrent sentences that the computer randomly chooses at start up! if u have an idea, pls tell me! thank you! i searched in the web, but cant find anything… :/
I understood what you want to say, you want three or four sets of sentences (or phrase) like “Hello Chris, Welcome to Windows 7” ; “You are welcome, Chriss” ; “Hi Chriss ! This is Anna of Windows 7” and it will be randomly played during startup (as like songs in media players do in random mode). Right?
I like the idea :) I have to look a bit to tweak to such level (if at all possible). Definitely will look and update if I can create something like that.
Thanks for writing :)
How can you change it to make it say in a different voice
al-musabbir muhtady says
it did not work for me.tell me another way
i am getting error
Error: Invalid Character
Source: Microsoft VBScript compilation error
Hi, thanks for sharing this idea. but if you can guide me on how to replace the Sapi’s voice with my default screen reader’s voice i.e., Eloquence, then it would be great.