I have installed the release preview of win 8 under parallels desktop 8.0 in my 2009 macbook. ARC works great. EZ-B connects with the built-in macbook bluetooth effortlessly and stays stable. The only problem I have is to get the speech recognition to work. I loaded the example file (date-time). Mic level is good. I have tested the Win 8 native speech recognition. It works fine and I promptly closed it (as suggested in the forum by other people). Language shows EN-US culture in debug window. Speech synthesis works fine. But, the speech recognition does not work. It does not show the words I say in the box (like how it does in my dell laptop under win 7, surprisingly even when the EZ-B is not connected, but with 5 or more minutes of delay). I don't see any activity at all in the debug window or the speech recognition window.
Any clue what I am doing wrong?. I have never got it to work even once. So, it is not an issue of erratic behavior.
Thanks in advance.