How can I delete or disable this stubborn program?
December 15, 2012 8:52 PM   Subscribe

How can I get rid of Windows Speech Recognition from Vista?

I used to use speech recognition on occasion, but don't really need it anymore. In fact, it's beginning to get annoying how it always automatically starts up shortly after start up, freezing my computer for a few moments in the process.

I've gone to Control Panel, Ease of Access, then to the advanced speech recognition options, but the checkbox "Run speech recognition at start up" has always remained unchecked.

I've also checked in msconfig.exe under the Startup tab, and there doesn't even appear to be an option for Windows Speech Recognition.

How can I delete or disable this stubborn program?
posted by Ryogen to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
Have you tried google - there are many instructions on how to go about removing it - as far as I can tell they're different from the protocol you described.
posted by spacediver at 2:32 PM on December 16, 2012

Yes, I've already tried several links on Google and the two proposed solutions I mentioned above were all I could find.
posted by Ryogen at 4:13 PM on December 16, 2012

did you try this one?
posted by spacediver at 9:45 PM on December 16, 2012

Yeah, I've tried that one too. I appreciate your help, but it looks like I'm stuck with Windows Speech Recognition.
posted by Ryogen at 1:36 PM on December 17, 2012

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