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Should I remove Text-To-Speech-Runtime?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,489
United States Rank #2,884
Reach 0.5983%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.04 days
561.73 days >
Average installed length: 295.14 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Typically installed together

Other programs by MAGIX AG


What is Text-To-Speech-Runtime?

Text-To-Speech-Runtime is included with MAGIX Music Maker and provides the ability to translate text to speech withing the software as an effect.

About  (from MAGIX AG)

Experience and enjoy an exciting and wide range of voices, very different from each other: voices that interpret and read content with meaning and emotion, voices with accents, voices of celebrities, voices that surprise by their naturalness, voices made to tell stories, custom-made voices to develop a brand’s audio ...  Read more


Text-To-Speech-Runtime is a software program developed by MAGIX AG. It adds registry enrty for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named sapisvr.exe. The setup package generally installs about 21 files and is usually about 28.3 MB (29,675,520 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 29% of users of Text-To-Speech-Runtime come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.magix.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\common files\microsoft shared\speech
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{7B3F0113-E63C-4D6D-AF19-111A3165CCA2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 28.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Text-To-Speech-Runtime

Program executable:sapisvr.exe
Name:Microsoft® Windows(TM) Operating System
Path:C:\Program Files\gemeinsame dateien\microsoft shared\speech\sapisvr.exe
Additional files:
  • spttseng.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Windows(TM) Operating System (SAPI 5)
  • sapi.dll (by Microsoft)
  • spcommon.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Speech Engine (Microsoft Speech SR/TTS Common Library)
  • spcplui.dll (by Microsoft)
  • slimdrivers.exe (by SlimWare Utilities) - SlimDrivers

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • slimdrivers.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SlimDrivers Scan' (runs weekly on Mondays at 3:00 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • slimdrivers.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SlimDrivers Startup.
Startup File (User Run)
  • slimdrivers.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SlimDrivers' and executes as "C:\Program Files\SlimDrivers\SlimDrivers.exe" -boot.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:8.09 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0085841372%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00516644%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00341770%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:593,447
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:57 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:130 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Text-To-Speech-Runtime?

Quickly and completely remove Text-To-Speech-Runtime from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Text-To-Speech-Runtime from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Text-To-Speech-Runtime, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Text-To-Speech-Runtime.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.01%
Windows 8 13.05%
Windows XP 9.54%
Windows Vista 7.40%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.19%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.47%
Windows 7 Professional 7.71%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.10%
Windows 8 4.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.64% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 28.64%
  United States 24.04%
  Italy 5.07%
  United Kingdom 4.14%
  France 3.72%
  Netherlands 2.70%
  Austria 2.05%
  Belgium 2.00%
  Canada 2.00%
  Iran 2.00%
  Sweden 1.35%
  MA 1.21%
  Taiwan 1.21%
  Switzerland 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 20.39%
Hewlett-Packard 19.32%
Dell 10.11%
MSI 8.97%
ASUS 8.97%
Toshiba 5.20%
Medion 4.43%
American Megatrends 3.59%
Sony 2.99%
Lenovo 2.51%
Samsung 2.27%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.12%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.35%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GT70... 1.35%
Micro-Star MS-AC71 1.06%
Acer Aspire 5742G 1.06%
ASUSTeK ET2220I 1.06%

Publisher URL: www.magix.com


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