Over a year ago, when I was using a different Windows system for my home automation server, I purchased a third-party voice pack. The cost was around $90. I recently installed the voice on the new ASUS system I’ve started using.
There’s not much to this post – it’s just a brief not for anyone interested in using a different voice with Windows. In my case, I purchased the voice from IVONA, which offers several different voices. Just for fun, I ordered one with a British accent (I live in the United States).
I’ve used the voice in Windows XP and its currently being used in Windows 7.