Re: Remove SAPI4 from Windows 10



Unfortunately, I can't remember when I played with that app, which I suspect is the culprit. I have daily restore points created at noon, but restoring my system to one of them just to remove a minor annoyance seams like an overkill to me.

I've looked through all the services on my system, but I don't see anything related to speech there.

I suspect that if I remove the SAPI4 related keys from the registry, I'll be able to fix the issue. But I don't know where exactly in the registry to look for them. And playing around in the registry without exactly knowing what I'm doing is not a good idea. 😀

So, if I don't find a suitable solution, I'll just leave it as it is.

Best wishes,
Kostadin Kolev

На 16.8.2017 г. в 22:40, Gene написа:

I don't know how you might remove it.  If you don't get other information, you could run system restore from before the service, if that is what it is, was installed.  I suspect it is a service since it doesn't show up in programs and features.  Or, instead of uninstalling it, you might be able to tell Windows not to run it in MSConfig.  that might have the same effect as uninstalling it in that NVDA might not display the service since it wouldn't be running.  I don't know how long it has been on your machine so I don't know if running a restore point is a good idea.  You may have made so many changes in your machine that would be undone by a restore point from before the service was on your machine that it might be very inconvenient.  You might have to reinstall programs, reinstall Windows updates and updates of other programs, etc.  Just telling it not to run might be the best option.  How you do that in Windows 10 is something I don't know,  I don't use Windows 10. 
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Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:42 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Remove SAPI4 from Windows 10

Well my way was to install it for real from an old archive, the uninstall it
after that. However I'm sure there will be bits left as there always are.
 I still have it. I am just trying to remember which programs put it on
there. Certainly the old Via Voice IBM  program used it, and what was the
one that used Mary in space. I seem to recall, was that Dspeach?

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Kostadin Kolev" <k.kolev1985@...>
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Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 4:55 PM
Subject: [nvda] Remove SAPI4 from Windows 10

> Hello all,
> I'm not sure from where it got in my system, though I have a suspicion
> that it was through a program that I was testing that has TTS support. But
> now in the list of synthesizers NVDA shows "Microsoft Speech API version
> 4". Trying to load it results in an error, probably because that is only
> the main component installed with no voices. I want to remove it, but I
> don't know how to do it. I looked in "Programs and Features", but there is
> no entry there for SAPI4, as far as I can see. Is there another way to
> remove SAPI4 from my Windows 10 machine?
> Thanks much in advance!
> ______
> Best wishes,
> Kostadin Kolev

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