How many times have you been watching a movie on
Television or at the Cinema and watched as one of
the characters booted his/her computer only to be
greeted by the computer saying 'Welcome, John' or
some other greeting.
On first thinking about this type of scenario one
would immediately think that, in order to achieve
this goal, one would need specialist software. Well
you would be wrong. Actually to achieve your aim is
far easier than you actually think. All you
basically need is a script and windows notebook.
You want to know more? Then follow the
- Your greeting narrator will be Microsoft's
default voice - better known as Microsoft Anna.
- Open Windows Notepad by Clicking on the
Start button followed by All
- Once Notepad has opened type the following
text on separate lines:
- On the first line type: Dim speaks, speech
- On the second line type: speaks="Welcome,
- On the third line type: Set
- On the fourth line type: speech.Speak speaks
Fig: 43-1 Voice Script in
- Ensure that your punctuation is correct
otherwise the greeting may sound strange.
- Click File on the notepad toolbar and, from
the drop down menu, Select Save.
Fig: 43-2 Select the Save
- Next Save the file as a VBS file. For
Fig: 43-3 Save the
- Once you have Saved the file then move it to
the Windows Startup folder.
- To locate the Startup folder in Windows 7
you need to ensure that the show hidden files
and folders option is enabled, see
How Hidden Files and Folders
- Once you have enabled the show hidden files
and folders option you need to navigate to the
Fig: 43-4 Navigate to the
Start Up folder
- The above option only applies to You. If you
have more than one user on your PC they will not
received the greeting.
- If you want All Users to received the
greeting then place the welcome.vbs file in the
- When you next log on to your PC Microsoft
Anna will greet you with your welcome text