Dragon Install: Typical And Custom Installation Guide – 2022

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In this article, we will cover the full Dragon install progress, along with the prerequisites required to install the software.

Installation Prerequisites

Let us take a look at what exactly you “need” before you begin installing Dragon:

  • Close all applications before installing.
  • Turn off or disable the antivirus software.
  • Pick the type of installation you want to carry out:
    • Choose whether to install the entire product or just specific features, as explained in the following section:
      • Typical/Complete installation: Installs all components (including all vocabulary and languages available in your software edition). Maximum disk space is required.
      • Custom Installation: Allows you to install specific components (such as languages, vocabularies, and the Text-to-Speech function, depending on your Dragon edition). Can significantly reduce the amount of disk space required. In the Professional and Medical editions, during a custom installation, you can change settings, which are then applied to all user profiles created with this installation including Windows users with limited accounts

System Requirements

  • RAM: 2 GB for 32-bit Windows 7, 8, and 8.1; 4 GB for 64-bit Windows 7, 8, and 8.1, as well as Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012.
  • CPU: 2.2 GHz Intel® dual core or equivalent AMD processor is required.
  • Faster processors produce faster results.
  • Hard disk space available: 4GB
  • Operating systems supported: Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit; Windows 8 & 8.1, 32-bit
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 and 64-bit; Windows Server 2012.
  • For Online Help, use Internet Explorer 9 or higher, or the most recent version of Chrome or Firefox.
  • A sound card that can record in 16-bit resolution.
  • For installation, a DVD-ROM drive.
  • A Nuance-certified microphone.
  • Internet access for automatic product activation (a quick anonymous process)

Installation Guide

Now we will cover the two types of installations available in detail:

1. Typical Installation

  • Place the Dragon DVD in your DVD player.
  • When the Windows Installer starts, it installs the following:
  • Runtime for Visual C++ 9.0
  • After the Wizard has started, click Next to go to the License Agreement page.
  • Examine the text and choose I agree to the terms… and then click Next.
  • Enter your User Name, Organization, and the Serial Number that was provided with your installation (Optional) When the Setup Type page is displayed, click the Change button and select where to put the product
  • Select Typical while you’re still on the Setup Type page.
  • To begin the installation, click Install.
  • To finish the installation, click Finish when prompted. (If you are prompted to restart your computer, do so immediately.)
  • Select Start > All Programs > Dragon NaturallySpeaking > Dragon NaturallySpeaking > Dragon NaturallySpeaking.
  • The New DragonBar is displayed on your desktop.
  • (optional) Before proceeding, see if you have any user profiles that you want to upgrade.
  • User Profile Enhancement
  • If you do not have any upgradable profiles, the Profile Creation wizard begins immediately.
  • You’re in charge of the product. To create a User Profile, go to Creating your User Profile.
  • Continue as directed.

2. Custom Installation

  • After the Windows Installer begins, it installs:
    n Visual C++ Version 9.0 Runtime
  • After the Wizard begins, click Next to proceed to the License Agreement page. Read the
    text and select I accept the terms…, then click Next.
  • Enter your User Name and Organization, and the Serial Number supplied to your
  • (Optional) When the Setup Type page appears, click the Change button and choose
    where to install the product.
  • Select Custom for the type of installation while you’re still on the Setup Type page.
  • When you click Next, you’ll see a tree where you can select any specific feature of the product and use the down arrow to the left to select where/when to install it:
  • Install it now on your local hard drive.
  • Install now, with all subfeatures installed on your local hard drive.
  • Install as needed on a just-in-time basis.
  • If you do not have the Professional edition, click Next again and proceed to the next step.
  • Otherwise, select any of the checkboxes under Additional options to display additional dialog.
  • At the end of the installation, boxes appear where you can make changes that affect everyone.
  • On this computer, users are dictating.
  • To begin the installation, click Install. Once the installation is complete, proceed to any of the sections below that apply to your custom installation:
    • Changing the application settings for all users
    • Changing administrative preferences
    • Changing the formatting options for all users
  • When prompted to register the product, choose one of the available options.
  • Click OK once to register the product and again to proceed.
  • Check Yes, after the setup is complete, check for program updates to download any available.
  • After the setup is finished, click Finish to finish the installation.
  • If you previously chose to upgrade your user profiles, click OK when the message about upgrading your user profiles appears. (The message may inform you that the installation will not be completed until your system has been restarted.)
  •  If you were told you needed to reboot to complete the installation, do so.
  • computer right now
  • Go to Start > All Programs > Dragon NaturallySpeaking > Dragon NaturallySpeaking > Dragon NaturallySpeaking.
  • The New DragonBar is displayed on your desktop.

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And that’s all. The guide is detailed and comprehensive and provides instructions for both a typical installation, as well as a custom one. We hope you found it helpful.

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