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Computer speaks to you

  1. #1


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

    Computer speaks to you


    I figured I would put this here since it is "software".

    See this link:

    Make your Computer Welcome You

    I tried it on my computer & it works.
    I changed "PC" to "computer".

    It speaks after all the icons & stuff have loaded.

    SAVE your present sound scheme in case it over-rides it.
    Last edited by David Bailey; 30 Dec 2013 at 05:53.

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  2. #2


    Joisey
    Posts : 315
    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit


    This setup won't work well for me because I normally leave my laptop in sleep mode and only rarely start it from scratch. However, i was able to set up a task to make it happen after I unlock my computer instead.


    First, save the script in an accessible place, like your local documents folder.
    Open Task Scheduler and create a new task.
    General Tab - give it a name; select "run only when user is logged in"; select "run with highest privileges".
    Triggers Tab - Create a new trigger, "on workstation unlock"; specific user = you; select "enabled".
    Actions Tab - Select "Start a program/script"; Browse to your script to select script to run.
    Conditions Tab - Uncheck "start only on AC" if desired.
    The remaining tabs can be left alone.

    Save and close out task scheduler.

    Now when you unlock your PC the script should speak. I have mine saying "Greetings Michael, I am ready to do your bidding".
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  3. #3


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


    Nice variation.
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  4. #4


    Is there a way to make that happen after a user logs in ?
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  5. #5


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


    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    Is there a way to make that happen after a user logs in ?
    There is only one user on my computer.Me.

    I log in automatically without having to type in my password.
    After the icons load it speaks to me.

    If there was more than one user, I suppose it would work on the account the vbs was added to the Start folder.
    After another user logged on, I don't know.

    Maybe once they logged on the vbs could be added to their Start folder.

    You could test it that way.
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  6. #6


    Joisey
    Posts : 315
    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    Is there a way to make that happen after a user logs in ?
    If you look at the task trigger selection list there is one for "at user logon". Note that the PC is still logged in when it is in sleep, so this would not work when waking from sleep mode.
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  7. #7


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


    Quote Originally Posted by mikeytg View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    Is there a way to make that happen after a user logs in ?
    If you look at the task trigger selection list there is one for "at user logon". Note that the PC is still logged in when it is in sleep, so this would not work when waking from sleep mode.
    Your idea is better than mine.
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  8. #8


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


    I tried the new task at log on.
    It worked.
    After I logged out, I logged in.(I should have thought of that before)

    After logging back in it took about 9 seconds for it to speak.

    For the location of the vbs I first used- ....\Startup\Welcome.vbs

    When I logged back in an error message appeared saying the vbs couldn't be found.
    I closed the error message & after a few seconds it spoke.

    I edited the location to just- .......\Startup

    After logging back in, no error message & it spoke.

    Some pictures:

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    I'm not the brightest bulb on the tree, so if I made a mistake, let me know.
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  9. #9


    It works on my acct. Now to change the voice to sexy she-devil.
    Now to put a message on wifes acct.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8.1 Pro Media Center X 64


    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    It works on my acct. Now to change the voice to sexy she-devil.
    Now to put a message on wifes acct.
    LOL...man I had to try this, and I too like OP (David Bailey) do not utilize a password to login.
    Pretty neat, thanks for some entertainment.

    Can you change the voice..........lol?

    Dim speaks, speech
    speaks="Welcome to your computer, Glenn"
    Set speech=CreateObject("sapi.spvoice")--------------->EDIT HERE??
    speech.Speak speaks
    Last edited by gahbmwm5; 02 Jan 2014 at 18:09. Reason: Added script
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