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    Microsoft Anna on Windows 8?

    UPDATE, 9-27-2017: I regret to inform everyone that I recently received a DMCA claim from Microsoft on the installer for the Windows XP voices, so the downloads for the XP voices and for Microsoft Anna/Lili are currently unavailable. Unfortunately, I have no predicted date for when they will...
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    Microsoft Anna on Windows 8?

    Hello henrytran, sorry to get back to you so late. Unfortunately not much progress there yet. I'm having a lot of trouble getting the L&H speech engine DLL files to register for some reason. I'll update as soon as I can get it to work.
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    Microsoft Anna on Windows 8?

    I meant to update this sooner, but... Download the Windows 7 Text to Speech Voices Setup v1.1 With this version, Microsoft Lili should be working! Turns out, I had mixed up some of the zh-CHS references with en-US in the source. Thanks again for all of the positive responses.
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    Microsoft Anna on Windows 8?

    Yeah sorry I uploaded the wrong file for the XP voices, it should be in EXE format. I updated the link, so go ahead and re-download it and discard the old file. I am so sorry for the inconvenience. Download the Windows XP Text to Speech Voices Setup v1.3 But anyway, thanks for all the positive...
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    Microsoft Anna on Windows 8?

    Alright, so with some help I was able to include the Microsoft Sam PhoneMap fix in the installer. So here is version 1.3, which will install Microsoft Sam properly: Download the Windows XP Text to Speech Voices Setup v1.3
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    Microsoft Anna on Windows 8?

    Sorry to keep everyone waiting, but... Download the Windows 7 Text to Speech Voices Setup v1.0 Everything should be working, please let me know if you experience any problems. As for the Lernout & Hauspie voices, I'm still having trouble getting them to work. I can't really say when they'll be...
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    Microsoft Anna on Windows 8?

    So I've noticed some issues with Microsoft Sam, mainly he won't say certain words. For example, he is unable to say his famous 'soi' at all. I've traced this problem to the registry, and I have a fix for it: Download the Microsoft Sam PhoneMap Fix Unfortunately, I don't know how to update this...
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    Microsoft Anna on Windows 8?

    Good! Version 1.0 was a bit of a mess, to be honest. I just finished version 1.2, which includes an uninstaller: Download the Windows XP Text to Speech Voices Setup v1.2 Unless anyone reports an issue, consider 1.2 to be the final version of the setup for the XP voices. It's pretty complete as...
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    Microsoft Anna on Windows 8?

    Hmm, it's worked fine for me. My guess is it's an issue with DLL registration, since the main problem with the batch files was that the files weren't copying. Here's version 1.1, which mainly just has a few bug fixes: Download the Windows XP Text to Speech Voices Setup v1.1 I would...
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    Microsoft Anna on Windows 8?

    Let's try this again! Here's the installer for the XP voices. This time I have tested it more thoroughly (in both 32-Bit and 64-Bit environments), and it should work with no problems. Please let me know if you still experience issues with it. Download the Windows XP Text to Speech Voices Setup...
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    Microsoft Anna on Windows 8?

    Hi everyone. Sorry for the hiatus, but I just wanted to let you folks know that I haven't forgotten about this. I'm currently working on creating an installer that should install the voices with no problems. To be honest, this is kind of new stuff for me, but hopefully we can get things working...
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    Microsoft Anna on Windows 8?

    I'm going to have to fix/update those batch files. I'll do it when I have the time.
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    Is it possible to mod shell32.dll in Windows 8.1?

    So does anybody know exactly which file checks for a Microsoft digital signature?
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    Is it possible to mod shell32.dll in Windows 8.1?

    That could be useful, although I also want to modify other resources, not just icons.
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    Is it possible to mod shell32.dll in Windows 8.1?

    Would it be possible to stop Windows from checking from a digital signature somehow? Like, in a method similar to patching Windows to use unsigned themes?
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