JARVIS Software: How To Turn Your Computer Into JARVIS From Iron Man? (Windows 7/8/8.1)
Its awesome! JARVIS Software (theme you can say) is awesome!
The awesome JARVIS look, the responsive home screen, the voice response, I am loving it!
JARVIS is the personal assistant of Iron Man, and you know it, of course!
You might want to do the same for your desktop too! Almost everyone is tired of the old Windows look.
You probably have seen someone doing it and this has increased your curiosity further.
You might think its complicated but its not! Its one of the simplest things you can do!
Sure, you won\'t be able to get all the JARVIS features like Iron Man had, but still, we are going to enhance your computer experience!
Imagine how it would feel to shock your friends by shutting down your computer by just saying it!
Or how it would feel like when the computer would greet you at start up?
At the end of this tutorial, you will feel like saying: "I love JARVIS software!"
I want to clarify this thing. Before you take imagination to an extreme, let me tell you that no software invented yet is so smart to behave like JARVIS in true terms. However, this tutorial is just an attempt to match the looks and some basic voice commands to give you a JARVIS like feel.
Here are the things you will need for the JARVIS Software Mission:
The whole process is quite long, but once it\'s done, you can be completely sure that your system is ready to accept your commands and in behave in some terms like JARVIS of Iron Man. The whole system can\'t actually be called JARVIS software, because the look of JARVIS is supported by a theme and the voice commands are taken with the help of Windows Speech Recognition. Additional customized commands are configured with the help of Speech Recognition Macros.
This mission is for computers running Windows 7, 8 or 8.1.
A Computer/Laptop having Windows 7 8 or 8.1. (XP or Vista won\'t work)
Microphone (If you don\'t have one, buy it! It doesn\'t cost much!)
Speech Recognition Setup.Well well, you need to understand some basic commands your computer takes to execute certain actions. I have written another tutorial just for this thing. Click here to read it.
Rainmeter Software.This will constitute the base of the Iron Man theme.
Iron Man theme pack.This is the theme and will work to make your computer look like JARVIS
Windows Speech Recognition Macros.This is a software provided by Microsoft by which you will be able to add your own commands into the system.
Windows 7 Boot Screen Updater. This is to update the old look of your Windows Boot Screen.
It would be a hassle to search for all the files listed here randomly and install them. Therefore, I have taken the pain to hunt for the files and get them all into one single ZIP file. Click here to download it all!
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The process is quite long. Therefore, I divided it into three steps.
JARVIS Software Mission - Step 1: Set up Windows Speech Recognition
This is the very basic step of what we\'re going to do. You have to configure Windows Speech Recognition so that you can execute the basic commands by speaking.
Windows Speech Recognition will guide you through the commands and in the meantime, also train your computer to understand your voice better. So, after you take the tutorial, you will notice that your system understands your commands better than anyone else\'s. Awesome, isn\'t it?
I gave the link to the tutorial before itself. Make sure that you read it, and take time learning the basics. The more you accustom yourself to the commands, the better you can command your system.
It took me almost half an hour to complete this step on my desktop, but it was well worth it, because all the basic commands can be executed by me just by speaking!
Step 2: Installing Windows Speech Recognition Macros
You now know all the basic commands and now can control your computer with your voice. Use it and get more and more familiar with it.
Remember that, whenever you are stuck, you can say "What can I say?" and your system will show up the list of the commands and their consequences.
Now we have to install the Windows Speech Recognition Macros.
The installation file is found in the files you recently downloaded. Install Windows Speech Recognition Macros using that setup file.
You just have to click on the "Install" button and your software will be ready!
Now, open Windows Speech Recognition Macros and you will soon find the icon in the Notification Area of the taskbar.
Right click on that icon and you will receive some options. Click on "New speech macro".
Now here you have a variety of options. Basically, Windows Speech Recognition is meant to create your own commands with specific actions. We can\'t be satisfied with the basic functions only right?
Insert Text: Suppose if you use Microsoft Word through Speech Recognition and don\'t want to type your address again, you can set a specific phrase for your address and whenever you say that phrase, your address would by typed automatically.
Run a Program: There are default commands such as "Start WordPad" and "Start Notepad" for WordPad and Notepad respectively. There are commands for some other programs too! But what about the rest? This option can allow you to execute any program, maybe your favourite game by just speaking!
Send Keystrokes: Take a situation where you want to select all the text and copy it into the clipboard. Can you do it by just speaking? Oh yes, why not? This option allows you to add phrases for different keystrokes such as Ctrl+A and Ctrl+C!
Emulate Recognition: This is for the commands already supported by Windows Vista Speech Recognition.
Advanced: There are certain complex commands that we would like our JARVIS to do. However, this requires brief knowledge of XML. I have explained some of the commands you can use below:
(Note that the commands are listed in the order in which they are supposed to be used)
<speechMacros> - This is just a starting tag. This indicates that the code is actually for Windows Speech Recognition Macros.
<command> - This, in short words, is the command to be executed. Sometimes your demands are fulfilled with just a single command. However, in some cases you would need more than one command too!
<listenFor></listenFor> - Whatever you are going to speak is supposed to be written between these two tags. Don\'t forget the close tag else your code will not work.
<speak></speak> These tags should include the text your system is supposed to speak after listening to your command.
</command> - This is the closing tage of <command> tag. XML is like HTML. It has both opening and closing tags for every element, with a few exceptions.
Now, I will show you some examples to explain it better.
Suppose if you want your computer to greet you when you command it to wake up, you can use the below Macros:
<speak>Systems Online, Database Check, Good Morning Sir !</speak>
Here is a Macro for getting the weather. You can see that it\'s a bit complicated to understand. But no worries! You just have to copy this macro and replace the text in bold with the desired details.
</speechMacros> Woah! What a lengthy piece of code. If you aren\'t much into this coding stuff, I would suggest you to leave the above macro.
This is a Macro for restarting your computer. Simply say "Restart JARVIS" and your system will restart!
</speechMacros> Here is a Macro for shutting down your system. Say "Goodbye JARVIS" and your system will shut down!
</speechMacros> If you want your system to tell you the time, use this macro:
</speechMacros> Likewise, if you want your system to tell you the date, use the below macro:
</speechMacros> Suppose you have just opened a file or a folder and you want to delete it, simply use the below macro:
</speechMacros> The last one! Want to empty your recycle bin? The below macro is to the rescue:
Did I horrify you with too much of codes! Note that
NONE OF THE CODES GIVEN HERE ARE MANDATORY and you can always skip or modify any piece of code! After all, your system, your rules!
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You\'re very near! You just have to install these - Rainmeter and Iron Man Theme, both of which are provided in the files.
Rainmeter will do the job of supporting your theme and providing it with a base.
Now, change your desktop background (Wallpaper) to the image provided in the files.
You now have to load the theme skins. You have four colours to choose from - Blue, Green, Red and Yellow. While I like blue, it\'s completely up to you for which to choose!
Simply load the skins of the colour you have chosen. Click on the skin and press "Load" button. This is shown in the image given below:
You will notice that all the elements will be found at just one place. Rearrange them the way you like and Voila! Your system really looks like JARVIS now!
But hold on! Your desktop icons are still visible and that ruin the look. There\'s a solution for that too!
Simple, right click on your desktop, hover to view, then uncheck "Show desktop icons" option.
BONUS! (I love bonuses!) Copy-paste the below code into notepad and save it as welcome.vbs (not .txt) in your system\'s startup folder. Startup folder can be accessed by right clicking on Start Menu and choosing "Open All Users."
Note: You can edit "Welcome to your Computer, Sir" to whatever you like!
How about changing the old crappy look of your boot screen? You can use the boot screen changer available in the files to change the text as well as the animated Windows Logo.
Click here to browse for some cool boot screen animations!
This is a related video I found on the web. Note that the look might be a bit different in this video: (I will try to record one video for this exact tutorial very soon!)
I hope that you enjoyed reading this tutorial!
I told you that you will feel like saying:"I love JARVIS software!" and you probably do feel like saying it!
I have updated this guide three times to make sure that you get the information accurate and up to the point. Show that you liked it by sharing it!
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If you have any doubts or get stuck in between this mission, feel free to comment below! I will try to solve your problem and get your system transformed into JARVIS from Iron Man!
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The last one link windows 7 Boot Screen Updater not working
Thanks for correction, post has been updated, Purvesh!
And Best of Luck for this mission, I know this trick is a little tougher than the rest!
The computer doesn't constantly need to be on the internet connection for this trick to work since you are downloading all the files you need. But, if you are using weather or reader widget, you need an internet connection for the latest information.
please tell me that hot to talk with our pc's through WSR
and tell me that how to talk with JARVIS (with our pc)
You have to set up WSR to understand your voice and then apply the theme and install the macros software and it will work like JARVIS!
Thanks for letting me know. But everything looks fine here....
Can you please elaborate your problem? I might be able to help you!
Hello please help me i will talk to u on my gmail account.as i have a problem on opening this web page.
Please contact me via the contact form available on the website!
Thank you yashraj sir for your valuable article its very nice. but i want to wright a program for done this task. means i dnt wanna like download Speech Recognition Macros. i want to make it my self so please help how can i do it please describe in details.
Thank you for the appreciation! I am glad that you liked this post!
WIndows Speech Recognition Macros is basically a software which runs in XML. I have mentioned all the codes I could correct, and perhaps they are more than enough to work well!
But, if you have any doubts, just hit a reply and I will get to you ASAP!
I have tried the Social Unlock myself and it seemed to be fine. Can you please tell me what problem occured with you? I will be delighted to solve it!
link to download Windows Speech Recognition Macros is working.....pls help
I have updated the links. They are all fine now!
I would like to know your problem in detail. That will help me in solving your query!
Hello, It seems like I can't download Win7 Boot updater ?
To download Windows 7 Boot Updates, you will have to download the whole folder. The link is given in the post.
The folder includes all the files needed for this mission!
I have tested this link right now and it is working fine!
But still, if you are not able to do so, just reply to this comment with your problem in complete details. I will get back to you as soon as possible!
does it compulsory to install Iron Man theme pack coz gt little bit better than it for having jarvis like speech recognitions??? ^_^
It is not compulsory to install Iron Man theme. Just you won't be able to change your screen. Speech Recognition & Macros work fine without the theme as well!
Can I install this software in windows xp service pack2? If yes can you tell me how?
sir, windows 7 Boot Screen Updater not working please help!
I have put in the commands for the macros on my Windows 8. I copied and pasted it into the macros. when i select the voice recognition software it wont recognize the commands. Could you lease explain how to enter the codes and if you need to auto-sign a certificate beforehand? Also, i cannot download/sign certificates even if that is required, and error pops up saying that it could not retrieve a certificate.
The issue looks quite complicated! What is the need of certificates here?
mr.yashraj i m unable to download files from mediafire please help me to get these files in detail thanks
I have rechecked the links and they are up and running. Looks like a problem from your side!
I am unable to set up microphones in my laptop tried everything for no result can u help me in setting my microphones..
Looks like a hardware issue! Try inserting your microphone again!
Really, it is an awesome. I setup the software and works properly. But I need to develop it in local language that is not supported by Microsoft Please suggest the ways to perform my project. With Best Regards.
Hi, it's awesome. But the files which are needed to be downloaded are not being downloaded directly. Instead some other software is needed to be downloaded which is huge. Am I correct?
I guess you're wrong! Every file is provided by me!
cant get the startup folder in start menu in windows 8.1. plz help.
You should be able to find it in start menu itself!
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