Speech Recognition

May 2, 2011 at 08:24:25
Specs: Windows XP
My system states I have windows xp professional 2002 version with service pack 3....however on my add/delete programs....XP is not listed and Microsoft 2000SP-1 is listed...

Furthermore, when I "run" and type in Windows XP....the folder comes up with a system folder inside and the folder is empty.....

I am trying to get speech recognition to work on my computer....

I'm suppose to have 2002 which speech recognition is compatable with...but the 2000 version is the only one in the program files....

How do I get speech recogniton...what do I have to download in order to make it work?


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#1
May 2, 2011 at 08:36:49
Windows itself will not be listed in the Add/remove programs list. Any updates should be listed.

Are you trying to get a third party software working or something you feel is supposed to be included in WinXP?

"I'm suppose to have 2002 which speech recognition is compatable with...but the 2000 version is the only one in the program files...." Please elaborate on that statement.

Perhaps the link below will clarify things for you. I think you may be getting Windows XP confused with Microsoft Office 2000 and/or XP.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306901


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#2
May 2, 2011 at 08:46:10
From command prompt use the comand ver

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#3
May 2, 2011 at 09:01:36
Follow up to the above...

Here is a list of all the Microsoft programs on my Computer:

Microsoft.NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0 service pack 2
Microsoft.NET Framework 3.0 service pack 2
Microsoft.NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Microsoft Compression Client Pack 1.0 for Windows XP
Microsoft Picture it! Express 7.0
Microsoft SQL server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU]
Microsoft User-mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.0
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable KB2467175
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable KB2467174-x 86 9.0.30729.5570
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable-9.0.30729.4148
Additionally....not sure if this is microsoft...
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688)

Does not state the Bit size...but states 3.00GHz and 512MB Intel Pentium


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#4
May 2, 2011 at 09:12:10
I have been searching for days trying to find whether I have speech recognition on my computer....when I do a search..it comes up empty....everywhere I look it states that I should click on Windows XP in my program files..however it does not list Windows XP in my program files.....when I search further....and am asked to do another command...for instance:

* Speech recognition engine. It is available with Office XP, but it may not be installed.

To determine whether the speech recognition engine is installed on your computer, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. Type control mmsys.cpl sounds in the Open box, and then press ENTER. The Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices window is displayed.
3. Click Speech in the Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices window.

Note If you do not have a Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices window, but have a Sounds and Audio Devices window instead, the speech component may be in a separate window. In this case, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. Type control in the Open box, and then press ENTER.
3. Double-click Speech.
4. Look for the Speech Recognition tab. If the Speech Recognition tab is available in Speech Properties, the speech recognition engine is installed. If it is not available, the engine is not installed.
* A high-quality close-talk (headset) microphone. We recommend a USB microphone.
* A 400-megahertz (MHz) or faster computer that has 128 megabytes (MB) of memory.
* Microsoft Internet Explorer, version 5.0, or later versions of Internet Explorer.

If the speech recognition engine is already installed, go to the "How to set up your hardware" section. If the engine is not installed, go to the "How to install the speech recognition engine" section.

I did all of the above and speech recognition is not displayed...

So I went to the next set of instructions:

How to install the speech recognition engine

Install speech recognition by using Add or Remove Programs
To install speech recognition by using Add or Remove Programs, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. Type control appwiz.cpl add new hardware in the Open box, and then press ENTER. The Add or Remove Programs window is displayed.
3. Click Microsoft Office XP, and then click Change.
4. Click Add or Remove Features, and then click Next.
5. Under Features to install, double-click Office Shared Features.
6. Double-click Alternative User Input, click Speech, click the down arrow, and then click Run from My Computer.
7. Click Update. Speech recognition is now available in all Office programs and other programs for which it is enabled, such as Internet Explorer.

If you receive an error when you install speech recognition, or if you cannot install it, go to the "Next Steps" section.

I did the above but windows XP is not listed...so that ended my search...


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#5
May 2, 2011 at 10:21:12
From your list it does not appear you have Microsoft Office installed. As you have found, you can run speech recognition from within that office suite. You can't do it with only WinXP no matter what service pack you have installed.

Windows XP is your operating system. Microsoft Office XP is a past version of MS office suite which normally includes 4 or 5 different programs.

Is that clearer for you now?

Look into a program called Dragon. Look at the link below. Dragon is a speech recognition program that has been around for years and is supposedly pretty good at this point.

http://shop.nuance.com/store/nuance...


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