Whenever we start our computer, it shows us a welcome screen. Don’t you think that is not good enough, it should speak, “Welcome back, Dear!” Well that’s not impossible. We can easily do this by using some script. The script that turns text into speech. This tutorial shows, how to setup your computer to greet you on Windows logon.
It doesn’t require any hard to learn programming skills, you just need to use some visual basic script. Let’s see how to do it-
First open Notepad. Just click on Start and search Notepad, from search results click on Notepad.
Copy following code in Notepad-
welcome.speak "Welcome back YourName"
You can replace YourName by your name. You can also set your custom message.
Now save this file as “welcome.vbs“. Press Ctrl + S and choose All Files from file type dropdown list. And type welcome.vbs in file name field. Click on Save. The extension .vbs is necessary to make it work.
After saving you can Close the Notepad.
Now you will have a VB Script file. You can test it by double-clicking it. If you hear a voice, then it’s working fine.
Now copy this file to Startup folder on your computer.
- For Windows 7 just goto Start > Programs and right-click on Startup folder and click Open.
- For Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10 press Windows Key + R, type “shell:startup” and press Enter. It will open Startup folder in Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10.
Now copy that welcome.vbs file to this Startup folder and close it.
You are done here!
Next time when you will start your computer, it will definitely greet you. You can set your custom message in place of “Welcome back YourName” and it will speak that message. You can use this trick to impress your friends. Enjoy your speaking computer! Write in comments if you have any problems. 🙂