Wednesday, 8 February 2012

extra tips for win-7

Make Windows 7 Narrate Welcome (Any) Message On Logon

Here is a cool tip that would make your PC narrate welcome message each time you logon to Windows. You must be familiar with Windows 7 build-in Text to Speech program (Narrator) which is in comparison with Windows Vista, more powerful and easy to go around with. We will be creating a simple script to use Windows Narrator class to speak the message.

To begin, all you need is to create a VB script file to make use of Windows 7 narrator. First, create a new text file and open it in Notepad. Now insert the following lines of code. In the second line, you can enter any phrase or a sentence that is to be narrated, within the double quotation marks.
Dim speaks, speech
speaks=”Usman, Welcome to AddictiveTips”
Set speech=CreateObject(“sapi.spvoice”)
speech.Speak speaks

Save the changes made and close the file. Now rename the file extension to .VBS, as shown in the screenshot below.
vbs
In the last step, all that is required is to place this newly created script into Windows Startup folder. In Windows 7, you can directly navigate to Startup folder using the following address.
C:\Users\<<Username>>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
Or click All Programs in Startup menu and scroll down to find Startup folder.
start up
If you are a Windows XP user, you will find Startup folder here;
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
Once you’ve placed the script into Startup folder, disable default Windows logon sound, then reboot your system and listen to the welcome message on Windows logon. We successfully tested this script on our Windows 7 x86 system. 

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