Set up a microphone

Before you set up speech recognition, make sure you have a microphone set up.

  1. Select  (Start) > Settings Time & language > Speech.

  2. Under Microphone, select the Get started button.The speech settings menu in Windows 11

  3. The Speech wizard window opens, and the setup starts automatically. If the wizard detects issues with your microphone, they will be listed in the wizard dialog box. You can select options in the dialog box to specify an issue and help the wizard solve it.

Help your PC recognize your voice

You can teach Windows 11 to recognize your voice. Here's how to set it up:

  1. Press Windows logo key+Ctrl+S. The Set up Speech Recognition wizard window opens with an introduction on the Welcome to Speech Recognition page.

    Tip: If you've already set up speech recognition, pressing Windows logo key+Ctrl+S opens speech recognition and you're ready to use it. If you want to retrain your computer to recognize your voice, press the Windows logo key, type Control Panel, and select Control Panel in the list of results. In Control Panel, select Ease of Access > Speech Recognition > Train your computer to better understand you.

  2. Select Next. Follow the instructions on your screen to set up speech recognition. The wizard will guide you through the setup steps.

  3. After the setup is complete, you can choose to take a tutorial to learn more about speech recognition. To take the tutorial, select Start Tutorial in the wizard window. To skip the tutorial, select Skip Tutorial. You can now start using speech recognition.

See also

Windows Speech Recognition commands

Set up a microphone

Before you set up voice recognition, make sure you have a microphone set up.

  1. Select the Start  button, then select Settings  > Time & Language > Speech.

  2. Under Microphone, select the Get started button.alternate text

Help your PC recognize your voice

You can teach Windows 10 to recognize your voice. Here's how to set it up:

  1. In the search box on the taskbar, type Windows Speech Recognition, and then select Windows Speech Recognition in the list of results.

  2. If you don't see a dialog box that says "Welcome to Speech Recognition Voice Training," then in the search box on the taskbar, type Control Panel, and select Control Panel in the list of results. Then select Ease of Access > Speech Recognition > Train your computer to understand you better.

  3. Follow the instructions to set up speech recognition.

See also

Windows Speech Recognition commands

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