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How to Add and Remove Speech Voices in Windows 10

In Windows 10, you can add and remove voice packages for a language for your device and apps. For example, text-to-speech (TTS) voices for Narrator.

Starting in Windows 10 build 18309, you can download additional voices in other languages without having to download language packs.

See also: Appendix A: Supported languages and voices | Windows Support

This tutorial will show you how to add and remove voice packages for a text-to-speech (TTS) language for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Voice Activation for Speech Recognition in Windows 10

When you set up Speech Recognition in Windows 10, it lets you control your PC with your voice alone, without needing a keyboard or mouse.

Using only your voice, you can open menus, click buttons and other objects on the screen, dictate text into documents, and write and send emails. Just about anything you do with your keyboard and mouse can be done with only your voice.

Speech Recognition is only available for the following languages: English (United States, United Kingdom, Canada, India, and Australia), French, German, Japanese, Mandarin (Chinese Simplified and Chinese Traditional), and Spanish.

You can choose to enable or disable voice activation mode for Speech Recognition.

Enable voice activation mode – Windows Speech Recognition turns off when you say the “Stop Listening” voice command, and must be turned on by clicking on the microphone button or pressing the Ctrl+Windows keys

Disable voice activation mode – Speech Recognition goes into sleep mode when not in use, and can be activated by saying the “Start Listening” voice command.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable voice activation for Speech Recognition for your account in Windows 10.

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