Check the following items to get DesktopChat SE to speak;

  1. The Microsoft SAPI voices needs to be installed off of the install CD. If they weren’t then install the voices.
  2. Make sure the system volume on your computer is turned up and not muted at all.
  3. Click on Edit and make sure Speech Off is unchecked.
  4. Click on Edit->General Settings and then click on the Microsoft SAPI tab. Make sure the volume slider is set to Loud and the Pitch is set midway.
  5. For Windows Vista and Windows 7 installations, the only voice that will speak is Microsoft Anna so select it for the voice.
  6. Do not select LH Michael or LH Michelle for a voice because DesktopChat SE will crash after a few clicks.