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Microsoft Anna on Windows 8?

  1. #11


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    I run the cmd as admin and it says C:Windows\System32 and I typed dir C:\Users\Downloads\XP-Voices\XP-Voices-x64.bat says file not found. How do I run the bat file as admin?

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  2. #12


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    How do I run the bat file as admin?
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    or

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    Right click .bat file & choose properties---

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  3. #13


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    I got the XP Voices to work but I still can't get Anna to work. I used the CMD to open the bat file for anna and it said file could not be found. i tried run as a admin and didn't w
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  4. #14


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    I got the XP Voices to work but I still can't get Anna to work. I used the CMD to open the bat file for anna and it said file could not be found. i tried to run file as admin and didn't work.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 61
    Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional


    Alright, try copying all of the files manually. After you've done that, run these commands if you're running an 64 bit system:

    regsvr32 "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\SpeechEngines\Microsoft\TTS20\MSTTSCommon.dll"

    regsvr32 "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\SpeechEngines\Microsoft\TTS20\MSTTSDecWrp.dll"

    regsvr32 "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\SpeechEngines\Microsoft\TTS20\MSTTSEngine.dll"

    regsvr32 "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\SpeechEngines\Microsoft\TTS20\MSTTSLoc.dll"

    regsvr32 "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\SpeechEngines\Microsoft\TTS20\en-US\MSTTSFrontendENU.dll"



    or these commands if you're using a 32 bit system:

    regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\SpeechEngines\Microsoft\TTS20\MSTTSCommon.dll"

    regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\SpeechEngines\Microsoft\TTS20\MSTTSDecWrp.dll"

    regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\SpeechEngines\Microsoft\TTS20\MSTTSEngine.dll"

    regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\SpeechEngines\Microsoft\TTS20\MSTTSLoc.dll"

    regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\SpeechEngines\Microsoft\TTS20\en-US\MSTTSFrontendENU.dll"



    Remember if you're using a 64 bit system, the files in the x86 directory go into Program Files (x86).
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  6. #16


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    I tried copying all of the files manually and tried the CMD Commands and it gave me this error Didn't work and Yes, I am running a 64 bit System Click image for larger version
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  7. #17


    Posts : 61
    Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional


    Did it do this for all of the commands? One of them will give you that error, but it should still work.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    Thank you SO much for this tutorial! It's a little embarrassing for me to admit how much I wished for the "anna" voice to be available on Windows 8, after getting so used to it on Windows 7. Having the voice that I'm used to definitely makes listening to documents much more pleasant! Thanks again! The voice worked for me after pasting the first command, which was a huge relief because I have no experience with this sort of thing.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Little bit of an old thread I am aware but I too am looking to get Microsoft Anna working on my machine. I'm working on getting Windows 8 Pro updated to 8.1 Pro soon enough (fresh install with an 8 Pro key) so I guess I will try this again at 8.1 Pro. So far nothing is working Butters although I appreciate the work you did.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 61
    Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional


    I actually tested this on Windows 8.0 and it did work. It's a shame Anna doesn't seem to be working for some people, hopefully we can figure out what's going wrong. She works just fine for me though, so I don't know what's happening.
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