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Why can I not start the Speech Recognition in Windows 7?

29 Sep 2010
29 Sep 2010 | |

I have always wanted to dictate the computer to do tasks, and Windows 7 takes it one step closer to reality with its innate Speech Recognition software.

The trouble is, while I can take the tutorial and set up the microphone without any hassles under the Speech Recognition option in Control Panel, the Speech Recognition just wouldn’t start, giving this error:

“Speech Recognition could not start because the language configuration is not supported. The recognizer language must match the language of the user interface. Please change the recognizer language in the Speech Recognition control panel under Advanced Options.”

I googled the problem, and read about its solution across many forums, even in Microsoft’s and the most prominent solution went like how one changes his system locale and reverts it back after a reboot. Unfortunately, that didn’t work for me. I tried changing my language and location to English (UK) and back to English (US) everywhere I could, but that didn’t do the trick either.

I’m running a Windows 7 Ultimate on an Intel Dual-Core 2.0Ghz / 1GB DDR2 / nVidia GeForce 7050/nForce 610i mainboard. Everything’s working fine and the system is very much fast & stable.

Anything definite is most welcome.