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On Windows 11 22H2 and later, Windows Speech Recognition (WSR) will be replaced by voice access starting in September 2024. Older versions of Windows will continue to have WSR available. To learn more about voice access, go to Use voice access to control your PC & author text with your voice.

Speech-to-text can be used with other input modalities to type using your voice. Additionally, your operating system may have built-in solutions for additional voice input and control with speech recognition.

If you are a Microsoft 365 subscriber, see Dictate in Microsoft 365 or one of the following topics:

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Dictate your documents in Word

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Dictate your notes in OneNote

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Dictate your presentations and slide notes in PowerPoint

Windows Voice Solutions 

Customers who aren't Microsoft 365 subscribers or want to control their PC with voice may be looking for: 

Windows Dictation

Windows Speech Recognition

To set up Windows Speech Recognition, go to the instructions for your version of Windows:

Looking for Text-to-Speech instead?

If you are looking for speech output instead, check out: 

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