How to Enable or Disable Run Speech Recognition at Startup 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.

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This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable to automatically run Speech Recognition at startup for your account in Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Run Speech Recognition at Startup from Speech Recognition
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Run Speech Recognition at Startup in Advanced Speech Options
  • Option Three: Enable or Disable Run Speech Recognition at Startup in Task Manager
  • Option Four: Enable or Disable Run Speech Recognition at Startup using a REG file


EXAMPLE: Speech Recognition listening mode
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Enable or Disable Run Speech Recognition at Startup in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Enable or Disable Run Speech Recognition at Startup in Windows 10
Enable or Disable Run Speech Recognition at Startup from Speech Recognition


This option requires Speech Recognition to currently be running.

1. Right click or press and hold on either the Speech Recognition notification area icon or Speech Recognition listening toolbar. (see screenshot below)

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2. Click/tap on Options, and click/tap on Run at startup to check (enable - default) or uncheck (disable) it for what you want. (see screenshots below)

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Enable or Disable Run Speech Recognition at Startup in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Enable or Disable Run Speech Recognition at Startup in Windows 10
Enable or Disable Run Speech Recognition at Startup in Advanced Speech Options

1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Speech Recognition icon.

2. Click/tap on the Advanced speech options link on the left side. (see screenshot below)

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3. In the Speech Recognition tab, check (enable - default) or uncheck (disable) Run Speech Recognition at startup for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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4. You can now close the Speech Recognition control panel if you like.






Enable or Disable Run Speech Recognition at Startup in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Enable or Disable Run Speech Recognition at Startup in Windows 10
Enable or Disable Run Speech Recognition at Startup in Task Manager

1. Open Task Manager into the More details view, and click/tap on the Startup tab. (see screenshots below)

2. Select Speech Recognition (if listed), and click/tap on the available Enable or Disable button for what you want.

Speech Recognition will only be listed if it was enabled using Option One, Option Two, or Option Four.

3. When finished, you can close Task Manager if you like.

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Enable or Disable Run Speech Recognition at Startup in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Enable or Disable Run Speech Recognition at Startup in Windows 10
Enable or Disable Run Speech Recognition at Startup using a REG file


The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the string value in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Speech Recognition string

<delete> = Disable
"C:\WINDOWS\Speech\Common\sapisvr.exe" -SpeechUX -Startup = Enable



1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Enable Run Speech Recognition at Startup

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Enable_run_Speech_Recognition_at_startup_for_current_user.reg

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 3. To Disable Run Speech Recognition at Startup

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Disable_run_Speech_Recognition_at_startup_for_current_user.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn