Windows 10: Want to rename Narrator

  1.    08 Feb 2017 #1

    Want to rename Narrator


    Have tried many tricks to disable narrator; none have worked including changing the permissions. I'm the owner of Narrator and am an administrator. I want to rename it. However, when I try it says I need to be an administrator. Continue does not work.
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       08 Feb 2017 #2

    Did you use this guide? How to Disable and Enable Narrator in Windows 10 It is used for accessibility to read text to someone who may not be able to see.
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  3.    08 Feb 2017 #3

    Yes, the read permissions were turned off for everyone.
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  4.    08 Feb 2017 #4

    What is the point of this?
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  5.    09 Feb 2017 #5

    Narrator works only if enabled thru Ease of Access, if you don't enable it no need to rename or do anything to it.
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  6.    09 Feb 2017 #6

    CountMike said: View Post
    Narrator works only if enabled thru Ease of Access, if you don't enable it no need to rename or do anything to it.
    Narrator was not turned on. Every time anything is copied it is read. I cannot find Narrator in the Task Manager to turn it off either.
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    Mac OS Sierra
       09 Feb 2017 #7

    jalea148 said: View Post
    Narrator was not turned on. Every time anything is copied it is read. I cannot find Narrator in the Task Manager to turn it off either.
    If it is not switched on in System Accessibility and the service is not running, nothing to worry about.

    If it is reading a loud, recheck your Accessibility settings. Also helps to know what program you are seeing this happen in.
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  8.    09 Feb 2017 #8

    The settings have been rechecked several times. I use many apps. In all, anything something is copied it is read aloud. My complaint is not unusual. There are many similar complaints on the web. While some suggested solution work for some, there are many who report continuation of this annoyance. The only plausible solution I've seen has been renaming Narrator.exe in the System32 folder, but I'm not allowed.
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  9.    10 Feb 2017 #9

    jalea148 said: View Post
    The settings have been rechecked several times. I use many apps. In all, anything something is copied it is read aloud. My complaint is not unusual. There are many similar complaints on the web. While some suggested solution work for some, there are many who report continuation of this annoyance. The only plausible solution I've seen has been renaming Narrator.exe in the System32 folder, but I'm not allowed.
    Just tried to rename but can't even take ownership. Maybe you could do old trick, boot with a live Linux and "fix" it from it.
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