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Program has disappeared - how do I get it back?


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#1 misssbb

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 04:32 PM

Maybe no one has answered this question, which I posted on Monday, because it doesn't happen to very many people, but it happened to me and I am desperate for help.

My Dell Latitude D620 laptop has an early version of Vista Home Basic, and it came with a Voice to Text program that wasn't very good but was better than nothing, and I used it frequently.

When I tried to open it up on Monday, it had totally disappeared and no search of any kind has found it. I don't know how I'll do without it and I can't afford to buy one.

I can't reinstall Vista because I bought this computer on ebay (HUGE mistake) and it didn't come with any disks. That's a whole 'nother story.

What can I do now?

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 12:44 PM

There are several text to speech programs.
I have used this one.


http://majorgeeks.com/TTSReader_d6042.html

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 01:01 PM

Very kind of you to answer this, but I need speech to text, in other words, I need to have it type what I say.

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 01:03 PM

Windows Vista has speech recognition software built into it: http://www.microsoft.com/enable/products/w...sta/speech.aspx

As for finding what's missing, it would be helpful to know what the name of the program is.

Edited by Andrew, 02 September 2010 - 01:04 PM.


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Posted 02 September 2010 - 01:11 PM

Yes, I know it has it built into it. I used it for a couple of years until it just disappeared, completely disappeared. How do I get just that program back?




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