Hey, I've read some of the previous speech posts. I'm running Windows XP Pro. I downloaded & installed the SAPI 4 Runtime, the TTS American English Engine, the speech recognition Engine, and all 4 of the available downloadable characters. TDS doesn't talk to me. When I go into the Speech Applet in Control Panel, The language says Microsoft English (US) v6.1 Recognizer and there are no other options. For Voice Selection, I can only use Micheal, Michelle, & Microsoft Sam. I've tried re-installing and rebooting... no change. Erhhh... I seem to be missing something here.