Windows 8.1 & Windows RT 8.1
Watch this video about how to use Speech Recognition to get around your PC. (To view captions, tap or click the Closed captioning button.)
Watch this video about how to use dictation with Speech Recognition. (To view captions, tap or click the Closed captioning button.)
Windows Speech Recognition makes using a keyboard and mouse optional. You can control your PC with your voice and dictate text instead.
Speech Recognition is only available for the following languages: English (United States and United Kingdom), French, German, Japanese, Mandarin (Chinese Simplified and Chinese Traditional), and Spanish.
You can use your voice to control your computer. You can say commands that the computer will respond to, and you can dictate text to the computer.
Before you get started using Speech Recognition, you'll need to set up your computer for Windows Speech Recognition. There are three steps to setting up Speech Recognition: set up your microphone, learn how to talk to your computer, and train your computer to understand your speech.
Before you get started, make sure that your microphone is connected to your computer.
Speech Recognition is available only in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.