How to Add, Delete, and Change Speech Recognition Profiles 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 profiles store information about how to recognize your voice. You can add and change profiles to recognize a different voice or a different noise environment.

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 add, delete, and change Speech Recognition profiles to recognize a different voice or a different noise environment for your account in Windows 10.


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Add, Delete, and Change Speech Recognition Profiles in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Add, Delete, and Change Speech Recognition Profiles in Windows 10
Add a Speech Recognition Profile

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, click/tap on the New button in the Recognition Profiles section. (see screenshot below)

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4. Type a name you want for this profile, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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5. Select the type of microphone you have connected, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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6. Click/tap on Next when ready to set up your microphone. (see screenshot below)

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7. Read aloud the sentence, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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8. Click/tap on Finish. (see screenshot below)

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9. Click/tap on OK to apply. (see screenshot below)

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Add, Delete, and Change Speech Recognition Profiles in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Add, Delete, and Change Speech Recognition Profiles in Windows 10
Change Speech Recognition Profile

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 the profile (ex: "Shawn Brink") in the Recognition Profiles section you want to use, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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Add, Delete, and Change Speech Recognition Profiles in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Add, Delete, and Change Speech Recognition Profiles in Windows 10
Delete a Speech Recognition Profile

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 the profile (ex: "Brink") in the Recognition Profiles section you want to remove, and click/tap on Delete. (see screenshot below)

If Speech Recognition is currently running and using the profile you want to delete, then you will need to close Speech Recognition before trying to delete the profile.

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4. Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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5. Click/tap on OK to apply. (see screenshot below)

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6. If you get the Could not delete profile error message below, then you will need to click/tap on OK, close Speech Recognition, and start over at step 2 to delete this profile. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn