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Speech Recognition Not Working In Windows 10

Can someone help me with getting my speech recognition to work in Windows 10 on my new PC?  It works fine on an older windows 8 PC that I had been using.

I added the microphone control to the project to make sure that it hears the microphone.  That works. 

In the speech recognition configure menu, when I speak the levels tab on the side goes up and down.  So the microphone seems to be working.  I'm using an external microphone.

There isn't a line readout in the speech recognition control in the upper right corner as there is on my windows 8 version.  So I don'tbelieve the module is connecting  to the speech recognition part of microsoft.   No confidence number or anything.   This is what my project looks like:

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When I open microsoft word, I'm able to get the dictation working.  So I believe the speech recognition part of microsoft works, but it doesn't appear to connect to ez-robot.


Any help would be appreciated.  I've been struggling with this for a few days.


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Synthiam
#39  
I've moved the switch back and forth.  when I remove the microphone control the ARC and Speech Run Time aren't in-use.

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#40   — Edited
Correct. Now try to reboot and open ARC and see if you have the wave.
#41  
Tried everything listed above with no solution. Rebooted and restarted and flipped the switch on and off too many times to count.

Noticing Will gets the red text saying 'Currently in use'. I do not. Also, curiously it says last accessed 10/8/2019 even though I have beenb using it many times today.


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#42   — Edited
It may indeed have to do with the latest windows update then? Not sure if this is latest latest, but just what installed on this machine, displays: 

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#43  
Interesting. I am on version 418 so 388 came and went for me. I don't understand Windows update at times. If version 418 is out why is it serving up 388 for you?
#44   — Edited
I know i never understand the way they deploy the updates...windows updates says i have the most current update?!....well I certainly was hoping for a universal fix..but apparently nothing I did managed to help others. Dang.
#45  
bigjake620  try a new blanck ARC.you have only two windows.

perry did check number 3 see pic.
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#46  
I rebooted and restarted ARC with a blank project.  The "Speech Runtime executable" is in use, but not ARC.

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#47  
i had to do this reboot thing for six month in a row.its very annoing.but it needs to be done.
there is not much els you can do then delete history and ARC.reboot and redownload ARC.
i think only one speech recog per project is allowed.but am gessing.
#48  
Well I have solved my problem. Since this is happening to a lucky select few I imagined it might be the factory bios or system software. I disabled my Alienware Sound Center at startup and that fixed it. I imagine Alienware needs to change their software to avoid this conflict. Probably the same for some other manufacturers. Disabling it had no adverse effect on my system.

Now I have the coveted green squiggle line
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#49  
Perry S

great find and solution.love the pictures.
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I disabled my Alienware Sound Center at startup and that fixed it.
That certainly explains why neither DJ or PTP could find anything wrong.  Good sleuthing. Is everyone experiencing this using Alienware?  Other vendors may have similar "sound assistants" as well.  My ASUS laptop does, although last time I used it for ARC it didn't interfere, and it hasn't been updated in 2 years, so I don't expect it to start causing an issue.

Alan
#51  
It will be interesting to see what type of computer bigjake has. This might be his issue as well.
Synthiam
#52  
Nice find!!

bigjake - could you press ctrl-shift-esc to load task manager. And show us what’s in the Startup list?
#53  
I've been out of the country for a few weeks, and am back now.  Thanks for pursuing this.  I don't have alienware running at startup.  Here's what I have:

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Do you see anything that I should turn off?
#54  
Try disabling the Realtek HD Audio Universal....  I believe it is similar to the Alienware sound center (in fact, may be the same software that Alienware re-brands).

Alan
#55  
I disabled the Realtek HD Audio on startup, rebooted and relaunched ARC. Still no squiggle on the speech recognition module:(

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#56  
Did you notice your Microsoft Speech Recognition is disabled?  I haven't read back through this whole thread, but was there a reason you disabled that?

Alan
#57  
when i used the microsoft speech for the first time.i had to follow a speech test.i needed to read some centens.
after the pc recog my voice,i could choose ,use my pc with my voice or not.i did choone not to use.
but after that the speech recog in ARC worked.not before the test.
#58  
Good news,  I updated my computer again and now the Speech Recognition works.  I'm not sure what the update fixed, but it's great to talk to my robot again.  Thanks for the help.

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