so i was trying to install viavoice on my new pc today and it was doing the usual annoying thing where you double click setup and nothing happens. i opened task manager and noticed that it was trying to launch the setup in the background processes but for some reason it wasn't working. so i did a VERY specific google and discovered that it's really common (as most of us are aware from constant viavoice battles through the years rofl) and there is a way to solve it!!
SO if your viavoice setup is not opening on windows, simply do the following:
1. open task manager (on windows 10 you can right click on your taskbar and click "task manager") 2. go to the "details" tab 3. scroll down to "setup.exe" 4. right click on "setup.exe" and click "analyze wait chain" 5. the program that is listed below the setup in the box that pops up is the program that is causing viavoice setup to not open. simply close that program with the task manager or quit it manually and viavoice setup should launch instantly!
i feel like this is a breakthrough!! let me know if this works for you guys next time you have this issue <3
okay i also just found a workaround for not having a mic on this computer so i'm gonna include that here as well in case it helps anyone who is also micless!
if you don't have a mic but you do have speakers, it's possible to reroute your sound input setting (aka the thing that hears sound, like a mic) to come from your speakers, so whenever you play sound on your computer, babyz can hear it like a microphone.
to make this work just do the following:
1. go to control panel 2. click system, then sound 3. scroll down to where it says "input" and choose your speakers from the dropdown box (mine says "stereo mix" here instead of speakers). 4. underneath the dropdown box is a little "test your microphone" area. play some music or something on your computer and if the bar shows color then it worked and your computer can now hear that sound like a microphone! that means babyz can also hear it.
please note that i've only tried this with windows 10 and external speakers, so i'm not sure if it works on other versions of windows or if you only have internal/built-in speakers. but it's worth a try!!