How to Disable Microsoft Narrator in XP

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Microsoft Narrator is an accessibility feature included in Windows XP. Microsoft Narrator, which is designed for people with vision problems, reads aloud the text displayed onscreen. You can set Microsoft Narrator to automatically start in the background every time you start your computer. If Narrator is enabled in the background, you can use the Accessibility Utilities Manager to disable it and stop it from starting again.

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  1. 1

    Click "Start," "All Programs," "Accessories," "Accessibility" and "Utilities Manager."

  2. 2

    Click "OK" if an information message appears.

  3. 3

    Click "Narrator Is Running" in the list of running accessibility programs.

  4. 4

    Click "Stop."

  5. 5

    Uncheck each check box option starting with "Start Automatically When" in the window by clicking them if they're checked.

  6. 6

    Click "OK."

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