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Windows 7: Speech Recognition Is NOT Working

09 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Speech Recognition Is NOT Working

I have used speech recognition on my computer before, with a minor issue of it giving me grief over specific words. I haven't run it in a while and discovered it wasn't working right tonight. I thought it was my microphone, and sure enough when I unplugged the mic and ran the tutorial it was back to it's old self.

Until I tried to run it in wordpad. I spent no less than ten minutes trying to dictated the words "she lifted"! Even when I finally got the right correction it wouldn't accept the numbers. I tried saying "spell it" but no, I had to manually click on it before it would open the spell it tab. Then it wouldn't correctly spell it either so I said forget it and had to type the thing myself! I couldn't even get 2 words in after typing it myself before it had to correct again. Fifty or more times I tried saying "the lid" and NEVER got the proper words out of the corrector.

At this point I am extremely frustrated and angry and I will admit freely I descended into swearing at the speech recognition while attempting to close the piece of crap. Needless to say, now I don't even feel like writing.

And let's not even mention the lag! It would sit and think, and think, and think some more before finally ever accepting a word. Yet the infernal program had run perfect during the tutorial.

Now tell me what the ever loving point is to this program if it only works in the stinking tutorial? In trying to save my carpal tunnel from a great deal of typing I only ended up screaming in frustration at the computer and making my throat raw. Gee, thanks!

The point to all this is this. Is there some sort of update I missed for this piece of junk or am I stuck with yet another non working hunk of microsoft uselessness?

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09 Nov 2012   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

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The built in speech recognition is sub par at best in my personal opinion.
How much RAM do you have installed on your computer?

I prefer using Dragon NaturallySpeaking which is an excellent program but not free.

Jerry
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09 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Is a 64 bit with 4 Gig of Ram.
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09 Nov 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Try making a new voice profile then train it again.

From here Troubleshoot Speech Recognition problems
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To create a voice profile

  1. Open Speech Recognition Options by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Ease of Access, and then clicking Speech Recognition Options.
  2. Click Train your computer to better understand you, and then follow the instructions in the Voice Training wizard.

Jerry
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