Make Windows Welcome You With Audio, Voice Messages with Narrator
You might have known the use of windows Narrator for a long time. It is a built-in text to speech program in windows. But what if windows welcomes you with a voice message when you logon to your PC. That would be cool, atleast to showoff.
Create VB Script Files to Make Narrator Narrate Preset Text Automatically
To use this trick, follow the instructions given below:-
- Open Notepad and Copy, Paste below Code.
- Write any desired text.
- Save the file with .vbs extension. For eg., welcome.vbs. (Select File Type as All Types while saving).
Dim speaks, speech
speaks=”John, Welcome to your Computer“;
You can use this script to run anywhere for example…
# Make Windows Welcome you With an Audio Voice Message During Logon
Place the “welcome.vbs” file in your windows startup folder.
- XP - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
- Vista, Seven – C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
Now when the next time you start your computer, Windows XP will welcome you in its own computerized voice.
Note: For best results, it is recommended to disable default welcome sound. For XP go to Control Panel > Sounds > Sounds Scheme. For Seven Right click on desktop > Personalize > Sounds > Uncheck Play windows startup sound.
# Use AutoRun to Narrate a Voice Message When you Insert USB, CD [XP Only]
Convert the “welcome.vbs” file to and exe file easily at this site. Suppose its welcome.exe
Now create an autorun.inf file in notepad with the following code…
open = welcome.exe
icon = myicon.ico
action=Run Welcome Program
Simply place this and the exe in the root of your USB drive or CD, DVD. So that, next time you insert a disk, usb Narrator will auto narrate the preset voice message for you. It can be instructions or just a cool showoff message like “hello master, your pen drive is successfully inserted to this pc”. Read more about creating autorun for cd, usb programs to start automatically. Note this works only in XP as autorun doesn’t work in windows seven.
Let us know other cool ways of using this…
Imp. Update : This Post Idea was originally submitted by a Anonymous reader who seems to have got it from Akhilesh Sharma at tweakandtrick. The Post credits goes to him…