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TTS David is missing

  1. #1


    Posts : 11
    windows 8 X32

    TTS David is missing


    TTS Voice David is missing

    hi

    After enjoying David TTS Speech engine on win-8 betta, i installed win-8 pro upgrade on my lenovo X60 laptop and David is missing!
    i do have the other 2 voices (Hazel and Zira) , but i don't like them, and i use TTS alot.
    how do i get David?
    is there support from microsoft for me ? how do i contact ?
    i can not find answers on the forum or web
    thanks

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  2. #2


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


    You could use voice recognition in windows accessabilities.

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  3. #3


    Posts : 11
    windows 8 X32


    hi Medab 1
    thanks for your replay.
    i am afraid i don't understand your meaning.
    i need only Text to speech option , (not Speech recognition), and when i go to the speech setting in control panel,
    i only have option of these 2 voices i mentioned - Hazel and Zira
    the option for David is missing.
    (i was using David before on a number of computers (and also this laptop) in the 2 betta versions of windows 8.)
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  4. #4


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


    Maybe a perusal of this link would help:

    https://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en&t...w=1239&bih=463
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  5. #5


    Posts : 11
    windows 8 X32


    thanks again medab1
    i have tried this search in google before and found nothing mentioned on missing David (strange)
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  6. #6


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    I saw something here which suggests David is linked to the English (United States) language.
    Windows 8 Pro - Microsoft David Desktop natural voice missing ? - Microsoft Community

    Which language(s) do you have installed?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 11
    windows 8 X32


    good on you friend DavidY

    yes, i did see this post before, but since the solution was not relevant to me, i did not dig deeper
    into the question that was asked there.
    i do have English US installed, but when i went to control panel - Language -Options (on the US English row),
    i found out that there is a Language pack update to install ((KB2607607 English US i think it was),
    and even though, i already had a working US voice (Zira), once i installed the update,
    David was on and working.
    i am so happy. i have 2 more win-8 systems to install and i was worried..
    thanks again friend
    .
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  8. #8


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Glad you got it sorted.
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