Here is the long version - I think I am in the right forum.
I recently purchased a copy of Dragon Naturally Speaking version 6 preferred (voice recognition/dictation software). For some reason, the text-to-speech module did not install.
When I went to their web site I found two things:
1. Since their latest version is 7 any support on my version is going to cost $20 per call.
2. The FAQs section had a relevant item concerning the failure all of text to speech XP machines. Text follows below:
Text to Speech/RealSpeak does not install properly on Windows XP.
Products: Dragon NaturallySpeaking 6
The Text to Speech/RealSpeak engine may not install properly on Windows XP. This is caused by insufficient User privileges during the installation of Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 6.
Please follow these steps to reinstall the Text to Speech/RealSpeak engine:
Log into the computer with the Administrator account (not just one with Admin rights).
Insert the Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 6 CD.
Browse the Dragon NaturallySpeaking CD for :\redist\realspeakenx.msi
Double-click the file "realspeakenx.msi" to reinstall the RealSpeak engine.
Here's my problem. There is only one user of this machine which is myself. I have administrator rights. What I followed the solution and tried to reinstall the module I received a Windows error message saying "The system administrator has set policies preventing this installation".
Obviously, since I am the only user and only administrator, I have not set such policies. There must be someplace in Windows XP that would allow me to change the restrictive policy to allow this installation to go forward.
Where what I find it and does anyone have ideas on a fix for such a problem.