Make your Computer Welcome You

Do you watch movies? Have you always loved the way how computers in movies welcome their users by calling out their names? I bet that you too would want to know how you can achieve similar results on your PC and have a computer said welcome.

Then you are at the right place as this article describes exactly this.

With this trick, you can make your Windows based computer welcome you in its computerized voice and say any message you want at Windows startup.

Make Windows Greet you with a Custom Voice Message at Startup

To use this trick, follow the instructions given below:-

  1. Open Notepad.
  2. Copy and paste the exact code given below.
  3. Dim speaks, speech
    speaks="Welcome to your PC, Username"
    Set speech=CreateObject("sapi.spvoice")
    speech.Speak speaks
  4. Replace Username with your own name. You can replace the entire message (given in italics) with your own message if you want.
  5. Click on File Menu, Save As, select All Types in Save as Type option, and save the file as Welcome.vbs or "*.vbs".
  6. Cut the saved file.
  7. Navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup (in Windows XP) and to C:\Users\ {User-Name}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup (in Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista) if C: is your System drive. Do note that AppData is a hidden folder. So, you will need to select showing hidden files and folders in Folder options to locate it. If you have trouble locating the Startup folder, press Windows key+R and type shell:startup in the following Run dialog box and press Enter to directly open the Startup folder.
  8. Paste the file that you have cut in the Startup folder.

 Make your Computer Welcome you at startup

Now when the next time you start your computer, Windows will welcome you in its own computerized voice.

Note: For best results, it is recommended to change sound scheme to No Sounds to remove the Windows startup sound in Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. This is not required in Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 if you are using the default settings which do not have the Windows startup sound enabled.

Users of Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP can change the sound scheme to No Sounds by following the steps given below:-
  1. Go to Control Panel.
  2. Click on Sounds and Audio Devices. Alternatively, press the Windows key+R keyboard combination and execute mmsys.cpl in the following Run dialog box.
  3. Click on the Sounds Tab.
  4. Select No Sounds from the Sound Scheme option.
  5. If you wish to save your Previous Sound Scheme, you can save it.
  6. If you do not wish to remove all sounds, you can selectively remove only the Windows startup sound.
Change Sound Scheme to No Sounds

Try it yourself to see how it works. In my personal opinion, this is an excellent trick. Whenever I start my PC in front of anybody and the PC welcomes me, the fellow is left wondering how brilliant a computer do I have.

Related: Make your Computer Talk

Reader Comments

Anonymous said...

That's Cool.... good one... :)

twinkle said...

liked it P:)

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Chandrakant kamble, udgir said...

Very nice
thanks for giving such tricks

Anonymous said...

Cool! /@\
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Eze Daniel said...

I really like this.

Anonymous said...

I am not able to copy the content in appdata. I am a windows 8.1 user.

Addy said...

a worthy bookmark

Anonymous said...

Win + R then type %appdata% will open appdata folder

Anonymous said...

Good One! Thanks!

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