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knight2000

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Issue seeing all installed voices
« on: May 25, 2023, 07:04:16 pm »
I'm having an issue seeing all the voices I have installed on my windows 10 machine. Hal can see all but one voice that i have installed. Is there any restrictions on the type of voices we can use? The voice in question is Microsoft George, a British voice, however Hal can see Microsoft Hazel which is also a British voice. Pretty weird. Any help on what might be causing this issue would be great!

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Re: Issue seeing all installed voices
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2023, 10:32:12 pm »
Sorry to say but this seems to be a Microsoft issue and not an Ultrq Hal - based concern.

Apparently, you are not alone in your frustration over some of these voices but I did track down a possible lead for you.

Good luck in resolving this.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/text-to-speech-voice-changed-overnight-how-can-i/4fe7538a-c001-42fb-871b-0c91cda81f76
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Re: Issue seeing all installed voices
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2023, 10:26:25 pm »
Thanks Art!

The issue was that Microsoft locks some of its voices and can only be used for internal use. The good new is, you can unlock them for system wide and third party use! I was able to find the fix on this site
https://www.ghacks.net/2018/08/11/unlock-all-windows-10-tts-voices-system-wide-to-get-more-of-them/

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Re: Issue seeing all installed voices
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2023, 08:10:59 am »
A good and helpful find Knight2000...nice work!!

OF course one can take advantage of Windows 10's Split Screen to easily perform this task.

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Re: Issue seeing all installed voices
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2023, 10:54:31 am »
 :) awesome! Good to know! Im sure ill be doing this more down the road