Make Windows 7 Narrate Welcome (Any) Message On Logon

Here is a cool tip that would make your PC narrate welcome message each time you logon to Windows. You must be familiar with Windows 7 build-in Text to Speech program (Narrator) which is in comparison with Windows Vista, more powerful and easy to go around with. We will be creating a simple script to use Windows Narrator class to speak the message.

To begin, all you need is to create a VB script file to make use of Windows 7 narrator. First, create a new text file and open it in Notepad. Now insert the following lines of code. In the second line, you can enter any phrase or a sentence that is to be narrated, within the double quotation marks.

Dim speaks, speech
speaks=”Usman, Welcome to AddictiveTips”
Set speech=CreateObject(“sapi.spvoice”)
speech.Speak speaks

Save the changes made and close the file. Now rename the file extension to .VBS, as shown in the screenshot below.


In the last step, all that is required is to place this newly created script into Windows Startup folder. In Windows 7, you can directly navigate to Startup folder using the following address.

C:Users<>AppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsStartup

If you are a Windows XP user, you will find Startup folder here;

C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsStartup

Once you’ve placed the script into Startup folder, disable default Windows logon sound, then reboot your system and listen to the welcome message on Windows logon. We successfully tested this script on our Windows 7 x86 system.

Thanks to Debajyoti Das for this tip, credit for original tip goes to TweakandTrick!

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About Alyse Kalish

Alyse Kalish
As an Associate Editor for The SalesJobInfo, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.

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