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Microsoft help for using speech recognition in Windows XP

Speech recognition is a feature supported by Windows XP and might seems a bit confusing if you are using it for the first time. But with a little practice you can easily master your Voice recognition in Windows XP and can use it like a professional. This article contains Microsoft help instructions for using Speech recognition in Windows XP.

Microsoft help instructions

Mentioned below are the instructions provided by Microsoft help team which will help you in the process of using speech recognition.

  1. Start off this procedure by installing Windows XP and Word 2002 on your computer.
  2. Configure your speech recognition profile settings. These settings will empower you computer with the ability to recognize your Voice. To do this, hit the Windows “Start” button, select “Control panel” from the start menu, double click on the option labeled “Speech”, select the option which says “Speech Recognition”, choose a profile to configure under “Recognition profiles” and select “Settings”.
  3. Set up “Pronunciation sensitivity” and “Accuracy vs Recognition profiles” using the sliders. For getting a low number of recognition errors, set the pronunciation slider to high but this will have more rejected commands. If you are going with low setting, only few commands recognized and even fewer rejected. Change the accuracy slider to “Low/Fast” for limited processing; the speed of text showing up will be good but accuracy will be compromised. “High/Slow” gives you great accuracy but the text processing will be slower.
  4. Return to the “Speech Recognition” tab by clicking “Ok”. Choose “Train Profile” for improving the accuracy of your program. Follow the prompts of the voice training wizard for gathering your voice samples.
  5. Set up the settings of your microphone. You can do this with the help of Microphone Wizard which will guide you through the process of setting up and testing your Microphone.        
  6. Now go back to your control panel, click on the option labeled “Regional and language options”, select “Language” option and hit the “Details” button. This will open up the “Text Services and Input Language” box. From here select “Speech Recognition” located under “Installed services” section and click on “Properties”.
  7. Got to the tab tiled “Advanced” where in you will be able to configure the way in which your Windows XP and speech recognition engine interact with each other. Mark the check box labeled “Extend support of advanced text services to all programs” and reboot your computer.

That’s all with the information about using speech recognition in Windows XP.