The Windows dictation tool only works with Windows 10 and with language set to English (United States).
Here are instructions on how to use the Windows dictation tool:
- Open an application to use with the dictation tool. For example, open a Word document or open Google Chrome and position on a search box on the Web.
- Make sure the input language is English (United States). To change the input language, hold down the Windows key and press Spacebar twice. Continue to hold down the Windows key and press Spacebar until you reach English (United States), then release the keys.
- Press Windows + H and a dictation bar will open and you will hear an audible indication that the dictation tool is listening.
- Speak what you want to type.
- Say “Stop dictating” or press Escape when you have finished, and there will be an audible indication that the dictation tool has stopped listening.
Remember to set the input language back to your regional input language.
If this dictation tool does not work, you may have to turn on speech services and typing suggestions in the Windows Settings. Press Windows + I for the Settings. Type in the word speech, arrow down to Speech, inking and typing privacy settings and press Enter. Then Tab to Turn on speech services and typing suggestions and press Spacebar to switch on if not on already.
If you need to add the language English (United States):