Download Speech.h1s and Fix Errors

Last Updated: 09/19/2018
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H1S files such as speech.h1s are categorized as Windows Help (Microsoft Help Compiled Help Data) files. As a Microsoft Help Compiled Help Data file, it was created for use in Windows 7 by Microsoft.

Speech.h1s was initially released with Windows Vista on 11/08/2006 for the Windows Vista Operating System. The most recent release for Windows 7 launched on 07/22/2009 [version 7 release]. Speech.h1s is found in Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

In this article, you will find detailed speech.h1s information, a H1S file troubleshooting guide, and a list of versions that are available for free download.

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File Overview

General Information
File Name: speech.h1s
File Extension: H1S file extension
File Type: Windows Help
Description: Microsoft Help Compiled Help Data
User Popularity Rating:
Developer and Software Information
Software Program: Windows 7
Developer: Microsoft
Software: Windows
Software Version: 7
File Details
File Size (Bytes): 163694
Oldest File Date: 04/11/2009
Latest File Date: 04/12/2011

What are speech.h1s Error Messages?

General speech.h1s Runtime Errors

Speech.h1s file errors often occur during the startup phase of Windows, but can also occur while the program is running. These types H1S errors are also known as “runtime errors” because they occur while Windows is running. Here are some of the most common speech.h1s runtime errors:

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

Runtime Error!

Program: C:\Windows\Help\Windows\en-US\speech.h1s

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.

Most H1S errors are due to missing or corrupt files. Your speech.h1s file could be missing due to accidental deletion, uninstalled as a shared file of another program (shared with Windows), or deleted by a malware infection. Furthermore, speech.h1s file corruption could be caused from a power outage when loading Windows, system crash while loading or saving speech.h1s, bad sectors on your storage media (usually your primary hard drive), or malware infection. Thus, it’s critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

How to Fix speech.h1s Errors in 3 Steps (Time to complete: ~5-15 minutes)

If you're encountering one of the error messages above, follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve your speech.h1s issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.

Step 1: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, "snapshot", or backup image before error occurred.

To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. When you see the search box, type "System Restore" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click System Restore.
  4. Please enter the administrator password (if applicable / prompted).
  5. Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to choose a relevant restore point.
  6. Restore your computer to that backup image.

If the Step 1 fails to resolve the speech.h1s error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 2: Run SFC (System File Checker) to restore the corrupt or missing speech.h1s file.

System File Checker is a utility included with every Windows version that allows you scan and restore corrupted system files. Use the SFC tool to fix missing or corrupt speech.h1s files (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "cmd" but DO NOT PRESS "ENTER".
  3. Press and hold "CTRL-Shift" on your keyboard while pressing "ENTER".
  4. You'll be prompted with a permission dialog box.
  5. In the box, click "YES".
  6. You should have a black screen with a blinking cursor.
  7. In that black screen, type "sfc /scannow" and hit "ENTER".
  8. SFC will begin scanning for speech.h1s issues and any other system file problems.
  9. Follow any on-screen commands to complete the process.

Please be aware that this scan might take a while, so please be patient while it is working.

If this Step 2 fails as well, please proceed to the Step 3 below.

sfc /scannow

Step 3: Perform a Windows Update.

When the first two steps haven't solved your issue, it might be a good idea to run Windows Update. Many speech.h1s error messages that are encountered can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. To run Windows Update, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Update" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the Windows Update dialog box, click "Check for Updates" (or similar button depending on your Windows version)
  4. If updates are available for download, click "Install Updates".
  5. After the update is completed, restart your PC.

If Windows Update failed to resolve the speech.h1s error message, please proceed to next step. Please note that this final step is recommended for advanced PC users only.

If Those Steps Fail: Download and Replace Your speech.h1s File (Caution: Advanced)

If none of the previous three troubleshooting steps have resolved your issue, you can try a more aggressive approach (Note: Not recommended for amateur PC users) by downloading and replacing your appropriate speech.h1s file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free speech.h1s files for every applicable version of Windows. Please follow the steps below to download and properly replace you file:

  1. Locate your Windows operating system version in the list of below "Download speech.h1s Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy the file into the appropriate directory for your Windows version:

  4. Windows 7: C:\Windows\Help\Windows\en-US\
    Windows Vista: C:\Windows\Help\Windows\en-US\
  5. Restart your computer.

If this final step has failed and you're still encountering the error, you're only remaining option is to do a clean installation of Windows 7.

GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve speech.h1s problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process. If you are not currently backing up your data, you need to do so immediately.

Download speech.h1s Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)

CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying speech.h1s to your appropriate Windows system directory. Microsoft typically does not release Windows H1S files for download because they are bundled together inside of a software installer. The installer's task is to ensure that all correct verifications have been made before installing and placing speech.h1s and all other H1S files for Windows. An incorrectly installed H1S file may create system instability and could cause your program or operating system to stop functioning altogether. Proceed with caution.

Windows 7
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