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Should I remove Windows Speech Recognition Macros?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,094
United States Rank #11,555
Reach 0.0268%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.47 days
485.79 days >
Average installed length: 255.25 days


1.0.6862.19 99.62%
1.0.0 0.38%

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Windows Speech Recognition Macros

What is Windows Speech Recognition Macros?  (from Microsoft)

The Windows Speech Recognition Macros tool – or WSR Macros for short – extends the usefulness of the speech recognition capabilities in Windows Vista. Users can create powerful macros that are triggered by spoken commands. These macros can perform a variety of tasks ranging from simply inserting your mailing address to...  Read more


Windows Speech Recognition Macros is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 1.0.6862.19, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 913 KB (934,912 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 45% of users of Windows Speech Recognition Macros come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13045
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\wsrmacros
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{8DC197D6-F4AB-44E0-ACF7-210355E6F389}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 913 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Speech Recognition Macros

  • p2talkhook.dll - Windows Speech Recognition Macros Interface Support
  • wsrmacros.exe - Windows Speech Recognition Macros
  • sapics.dll - SAPI Command System

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • wsrmacros.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E200778B-42B2-4188-9246-3C368AD15307}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • wsrmacros.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WSRMacros.

How do I remove Windows Speech Recognition Macros?

You can uninstall Windows Speech Recognition Macros 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Windows Speech Recognition Macros, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Windows Speech Recognition Macros.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.98%
Windows 10 33.90%
Windows Vista 4.55%
Windows XP 0.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.99%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.06%
Windows 7 Professional 8.94%
Windows 8.1 5.70%
Windows 10 Pro 5.32%
Windows 10 Home 4.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.82%
  Germany 14.67%
  India 4.78%
  United Kingdom 4.47%
  Mexico 2.39%
  Spain 1.91%
  Colombia 1.75%
  Canada 1.59%
  Peru 1.44%
  Australia 1.28%
  Argentina 1.28%
  Indonesia 1.28%
  Ecuador 1.12%
  Austria 1.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.67%
Acer 20.72%
Dell 19.41%
ASUS 12.50%
Toshiba 6.58%
Lenovo 4.93%
Alienware 1.97%
Medion 1.32%
Intel 0.99%
Samsung 0.99%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.55%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.55%
ASUS All Series 2.96%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.96%
Intel Corporation Intel p... 2.37%
Dell Inspiron 1440 1.78%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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