If you are bored with your Windows 7 plain and simple startup sound and message, then this hack will add some spice and fun to your computer! Thanks to a small, little file you will be able to make your Windows 7 talk at startup and greets you with a nice voice, Windows 7 own synthesized voice!
- Open your Windows Notepad.
- Copy and paste the following text to Windows Notepad:
- Now you should save the file on your desktop. Such a file will be saved as a .txt but we need to change it to a file having .vbs extension.
- Click File on the upper left side of your Notepad window.
- Click Save as…
- On the left pane select the location where such a file will be saved. In our case you will have to save such file on your desktop.
- In the File Name field you should see something like this: *.txt This determines how your file willbe saved ( .txt file).
- Modify the file name and the file extension from *.txt to Windows_Voice.vbs
- Now, click the Save button.
- Move the .vbs file to the following location: C:\Users\ UserName\AppData\ Roaming\Microsoft\ Windows\Start Menu\ Programs\ Startup and…you are done! Next time you will turn on your Windows 7, your computer will talk!
- In most cases the AppData folder will be hidden from view, by default. Follow this tutorial to show hidden files and folders.
Dim speaks, speech
speaks=”Hi There! Write here what your Windows 7 will say at startup!”
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