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CPU SSE2 support
is required for NaturallySpeaking 10 and higher.

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Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13
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The following provide “Minimum” and “Minimum Recommended hardware requirements for using the Dragon NaturallySpeaking software. The Minimum Recommended hardware will generally allow NaturallySpeaking to provide full accuracy and performance. Minimum Hardware is specified by the manufacturer and will allow NaturallySpeaking to install and to run but the performance and accuracy may range from slightly to substantially lower than optimal.  Upgraded requirements for the recommended system requirements are noted below the minimum specifications.  While it is not possible to predict how NaturallySpeaking will work on every system, here is a good operational test:

“If you are not impressed with the dictation results, it is not working correctly.”

Supported Operating Systems

o   Windows 8 and 8.1™ 32-bit and 64-bit

o   Windows 7™ SP1 32-bit and 64-bit

o   Windows Server 2008 R2, SP1 or higher

o   Windows Server 20012

Important Notes:
  • During the install process, the software checks that your system meets these requirements; if they are not met, it will not be installed.
  • Dragon web extensions require Internet Explorer 9, 10 or 11, or the currently supported version of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
  • Only the Medical edition of Dragon supports dictation directly into Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Systems.
  • Dragon must be installed on the users (Client) computer. In some cases it may be possible to install the Dragon software on a Citrix or RDP Server. Successful Citrix and RDP installations require a clear understanding of the network and operational limitations prior to purchase.
  • It may be possible to run Dragon on a Mac OS using a Windows emulator (Boot Camp, Parallels, etc.) This configuration is not recommended as it is not currently supported by the manufacturer. Some users have reported good success but others have been unable to get Dragon to work well or at all with this configuration.

Minimum System Requirements

These are the manufactures minimum system requirements. Meeting these specifications will allow the software to be installed and run, however both performance and accuracy may be reduced.

  • Intel® Pentium or AMD at 2.2 GHz or or faster.
    SSE2 instruction set REQUIRED
  • 32 bit operating systems: 2 GB RAM, 64 bit Operating Systems: 4:GB RAM
  • Processor Cache: 512 MB
  • 4 GB Free Hard Disk Space
  • DVD-ROM (required for installation)
  • Sound card capable of supporting 22 kHz 16-bit recording
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9, 10 or 11, Current version of Firefox or Google Chrome
  • Internet Connection (for activation)
  • Speakers (required for playback of recorded speech and text to speech features)
  • Nuance-approved microphone (included software purchases, not with upgrades)
  • An internet connection is required for activation

Minimum Recommended System Requirements
Minimum System with the following upgrades:

  • RAM: 4 GB RAM installed for 32-bit
    6 GB RAM for 32-bit operating syatems
  • L2 Cache: 2 MB
Note: 4 GB of RAM is the maximum on 32 bit processors with about 3.5 GB useable.

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System Requirements
  Current Version
Prior Versions:
 -  NaturallySpeaking 12
 -  NaturallySpeaking 11

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