Step 1: First-Time Setup (if applicable)

  • If this is your first time using Dictation in Windows, it may prompt you to go to Settings.
  • In the Settings, navigate to Speech and turn on Online speech recognition.
  • Ensure your computer is connected to the internet.

Step 2: Select a Text Field

  • Click on a text field where you want to input your dictated text.

Step 3: Open the Dictation Toolbar

  • Press the Windows logo key + H simultaneously. This action will open the dictation toolbar.

Step 4: Start Speaking

  • Begin speaking, and the system will convert your voice into text.

Step 5: Pause and Resume: 

  • If you pause for a few seconds, you might need to select the dictation icon in the toolbar to resume dictation.

Step 6: Begin Dictating

  • Now, press the Windows logo key + H again, and start dictating in any document or note you have open in your browser or another application.