If you’re moving from Windows 7 to Windows 10, you’ll notice a slight improvement to the speech recognition interface in the new version. In Windows 7, the speech recognition interface didn’t work at all with applications unless they had fulltext control. This is something that Nuance has done as well with Dragon NaturallySpeaking, but their customer base didn’t appreciate it as much. But the change that Microsoft made, is actually an improvement over what was available.
The speech recognition engine and Microsoft is not that bad. What’s horrendous about Microsoft speech recognition is the user interface. It lacks serious attention to detail in usability. It has no intuitiveness to it.