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    Win/Ofc XP

    Apologies in advance for this somewhat garbled and lengthy post:
    I got this new pc with Win/Ofc XP on Sunday which as yet I'm not enjoying <img src=/S/frown.gif border=0 alt=frown width=15 height=15>. I would be grateful for any help, guidance/info on any one of the issues below. So here they are:
    (1) any action I undertake presents me with a dialogue box re speech recognition - I removed the check mark under Tools to disable this feature but it keeps returning;
    (2) I've turned off the speakers in an effort to kill off a radio station which
    Patricia

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    Re: Win/Ofc XP

    This being a NEW machine I would contact the OEM and have them fix it. You are having way to many problems for a new machine. Take it back <img src=/S/devil.gif border=0 alt=devil width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Win/Ofc XP

    Thanks very much Dave. I've just sent an e-mail to the person I bought it from. I appreciate the advice - I have tried pretty much everything including searching the MS KB to no avail. Will post back results. I can always hook up the old 6GIG HD and poke along with Win98 as an interim measure. Woe is me! <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Win/Ofc XP

    Did you ever get an answer to turning off the "Speech Recognition" pop up that is driving me absolutely INSANE? If I wanted to talk, I'd buy a dog. As you found, unclicking speech under tools does absolutely nothing once you've rebooted.

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    Re: Win/Ofc XP

    Isn't it simply a matter of uninstalling it?
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    Don't think so. Unless I'm totally moronic. I've done a search for speech recognition along with everything else I could think of to search for. Nothing comes up. The only place I find it is under tools and you can click it on and off, but the change doesn't stay put. If you reboot, or change applications, ie: Word to Excell or Access, the prompt appears again. If you know of another way, PLEASE tell me.

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    Re: Win/Ofc XP

    I'm assuming you are referring to Speech Recognition in Office XP?
    Start > Settings > Control Panel > Office Setup > Add/remove features
    Is Speech recognition listed as being installed?

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    No "Office Settings", under Add/Remove Programs, Speech Recognition is not listed as being installed, nor called anything else near recognizable. Does it make a difference that I'm on a LAN network? <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

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    Re: Win/Ofc XP

    Hi
    Open Control Panel and look in Speech.

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    Re: Win/Ofc XP

    (2) I've turned off the speakers in an effort to kill off a radio station which
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    Re: Win/Ofc XP

    Dave A, debbieb, Leif, MerC and WylyWyly: Bottom line: no resolution on voice/speech recognition and the radio station and buzz/hum from the speakers play on ... And like you, debbieb "The only place I find it is under tools and you can click it on and off, but the change doesn't stay put. If you reboot, or change applications, ie: Word to Excell or Access, the prompt appears again." Debbie this may help you somewhat: I'm told that this is turned on by default when installing - no choice - it's a "feature" so uninstall this feature if you can.
    The chap I bought the pc from picked it up this evening (6pm July 9th Toronto time) and will uninstall and reinstall to see if that fixes it. He thinks the speakers may be faulty and that my panicware (popup ad stopper) may be the culprit with respect to java not being supported in WinXP (i.e. grid lines not appearing here at the Lounge) and I thought that might be the case also until I remembered I'm using the same popup ad stopper on this - my old pc (Win98, Ofc97 pro) with no problems at all. We'll see.
    It's very upsetting to wait almost a year before deciding to buy a pc on my soon-to-self-implode-line-of-credit and then have this grief. I will post back with results.
    Thank you all very much - you are the best and I'm grateful for your responses. It eases my angst somewhat to have you guys to 'talk' to.

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    Re: Win/Ofc XP

    "java not being supported in WinXP "
    Java IS supported just NOT included on the CD because of the Sun law suit. You need to go to the MS or Sun site to download the neede d files.

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    Re: Win/Ofc XP

    I may be off - since I am doing this from memory and not near my XP/Office XP system (dang), but you might be able to kill it if you going into Accessories - System Tools - System Info - and go to startup and kill - ctrmon.exe. I know it has something to do with the speech/language system. I just can't remember what.
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    Re: Win/Ofc XP

    Debbieb:
    re speech recognition: disabling it doesn't work and uninstall is not an option. Apparently you need to reinstall office with custom - not typical install - so you don't choose the option for voice/speech.
    Patricia

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    Re: Win/Ofc XP

    Thanks for that Dave. I sent your answer off to the rep of pc co as soon as I rec'd it and just today got the pc back with Windows XP & Office XP reinstalled. Haven't had much chance to check out the pc and will repost later BUT it would seem that was right on the money and he downloaded the necessary! So far I have just set up my ISP stuff, looking to get the rest of my favorites imported, speakers seem ok, etc.. I will need to do use it for a few days but so far the only problem I see is with Outlook
    Patricia

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