How to Unlock New Text to Speech Voice in Windows 10

By: Ivan Jenic
2 minute read

Microsoft has a tradition of adding new text-to-speech voices in the new versions of its operating system. Windows Vista presented Anna to the World, which retained even in Windows 7. Windows 8 also introduced some new voices, including David, Zira and Hazel. Technical Preview showed us that Windows 10  also introduce some new additional voices.
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Some Windows 10 enthusiasts have discovered these new voices in the US English version of the operating system:  Microsoft Mark Mobile and Microsoft Eva Mobile, and a special test voice designed for Microsoft’s personal assistant, Cortana. But unfortunately, Eva voice is locked by Microsoft, but don’t worry about that, because here’s how you can unlock it with just a couple of registry tweaks.

The voice of Eva Mobile can be unlocked with a following registry tweak:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Speech\Voices\Tokens\MSTTS_V110_enUS_EvaM]
@=”Microsoft Eva Mobile – English (United States)”
“409”=”Microsoft Eva Mobile – English (United States)”
“CLSID”=”{179F3D56-1B0B-42B2-A962-59B7EF59FE1B}”
“LangDataPath”=hex(2):25,00,77,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,69,00,72,00,25,00,5c,00,53,\
00,70,00,65,00,65,00,63,00,68,00,5f,00,4f,00,6e,00,65,00,43,00,6f,00,72,00,\
65,00,5c,00,45,00,6e,00,67,00,69,00,6e,00,65,00,73,00,5c,00,54,00,54,00,53,\
00,5c,00,65,00,6e,00,2d,00,55,00,53,00,5c,00,4d,00,53,00,54,00,54,00,53,00,\
4c,00,6f,00,63,00,65,00,6e,00,55,00,53,00,2e,00,64,00,61,00,74,00,00,00
“VoicePath”=hex(2):25,00,77,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,69,00,72,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,\
70,00,65,00,65,00,63,00,68,00,5f,00,4f,00,6e,00,65,00,43,00,6f,00,72,00,65,\
00,5c,00,45,00,6e,00,67,00,69,00,6e,00,65,00,73,00,5c,00,54,00,54,00,53,00,\
5c,00,65,00,6e,00,2d,00,55,00,53,00,5c,00,4d,00,31,00,30,00,33,00,33,00,45,\
00,76,00,61,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Speech\Voices\Tokens\MSTTS_V110_enUS_EvaM\Attributes]
“Age”=”Adult”
“Gender”=”Female”
“Version”=”11.0”
“Language”=”409”
“Name”=”Microsoft Eva Mobile”
“SharedPronunciation”=””
“Vendor”=”Microsoft”
“DataVersion”=”11.0.2013.1022”

Save the text above as a .reg file, or download it as a already packed and ready to use Registry file below:
Download Registry tweak for Eva voice

Now, do the following steps:

  • Open Control Panel
  • Go to the following path:

Control Panel\Ease of Access\Speech Recognition

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  • On the left, click the “Text to speech” link. Eva Mobile voice should now appear in the menu. Click on Preview Voice to hear the voice you just installed:

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English US version of the operating system isn’t the only one having various text-to-speech voice ‘characters. You can find more localized voices if you install other Language Packs for your version of Windows. For example, Spanish version features Helena and Sabina, French version has Microsoft Hortense, Chinese Traditional version includes Tracy and so on.so on.

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