How can I replace Microsoft Anna in Windows 7?

J January 25, 2012

I finally upgraded from XP to Windows 7. I was very satisfied with the Microsoft Sam voice. Egads! The only voice available in Windows 7 is horrible. How can I migrate Sam? Or if that’s not possible, how can I replace the robotic Microsoft Anna with a better (affordable) voice?

  1. Kayden
    July 1, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    i tried everything, but stupid numb skull gross voice Anna will not replace 2 Sam! so how can i download microsoft sam?

    January 25, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Hello, there is some interesting information in the following thread.  Specifically the last two entries in the page:

  3. Anonymous
    January 25, 2012 at 8:49 am
  4. Chris Hoffman
    January 25, 2012 at 8:06 am

    There are a few more voices, but only Anna appears available in 64-bit Windows 7. If you're using a 32-bit application, you can change the 32-bit voice using a hidden control panel.

    Type "C:WindowsSysWOW64SpeechSpeechUXsapi.cpl" (without quotes) into the search box in the Start menu and press Enter -- I see Microsoft Mary and Mike as options here. If you install packages of other voices, many will only be available in this window and not in the 64-bit window. I'm unaware of any additional 64-bit voices.