System Requirements

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.x System Requirements

The install process checks that your system meets the minimum requirements; if they are not met, Dragon NaturallySpeaking will not be installed.

  • CPU: We recommend 2.2 GHz Intel® dual core or equivalent AMD processor. (Minimum 1 GHz Intel® Pentium® or equivalent AMD processor or 1.66 GHz Intel® Atom® processor). NOTE: Faster processors yield faster performance. (IMPORTANT: SSE2 instruction set is required)
  • Processor Cache: We recommend 2 MB L2 cache. (Minimum: 512 KB L2 cache)
  • Free hard disk space: 3.2 GB (4 GB for localized non-English versions)
  • Supported Operating Systems:
  • Microsoft Windows 10, 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 and 8.1, 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 and higher, 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP3, 32-bit only
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2, 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • RAM: We recommend 2 GB for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 32-bit, 4 GB for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 64-bit. (Minimum: 1 GB for Windows XP and Windows Vista and 2 GB for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008.)  
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or higher for online help (free download at www.microsoft.com)
  • Internet Explorer 9, Firefox 12 or higher, or Google Chrome 16 or higher are required in order to experience the enhanced capabilities in Gmail and Hotmail
  • Sound card supporting 16-bit recording
  • A DVD-ROM drive for installation - Downloads are also available 
  • A Nuance-approved noise-canceling headset microphone (included in purchase). See details at support.nuance.com/compatibility/ (includes USB adapters and digital voice recorders).

 

Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2.x System Requirements

Recommended System Requirements:

  • CPU: 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core or equivalent. AMD processor. (IMPORTANT: SSE2 instruction set required)
  • Processor Cache: 2 MB
  • Free hard disk space: 5 GB
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM for XP and Vista, and 4 GB for Windows 7, 8, 10 and 2008 64-bit/2012
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, 11 (free download at www.microsoft.com)
  • Creative® Labs Sound Blaster® 16 or equivalent sound card supporting 16-bit recording
  • USB or DVD-ROM drive required for installation - Downloads are also available

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 10, 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 and 8.1, 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP3, 32-bit only
  • Windows Server 2008, SP1, SP2, and R2, 32-bit and 64-bit (Windows 2008 R2 64 bit SP2 ONLY)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2

 

Dragon Medical Practice Edition 1 System Requirements

Recommended System Requirements:

  • CPU: 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core or equivalent AMD processor. (IMPORTANT: SSE2 instruction set required)
  • Processor Cache: 2 MB
  • Free hard disk space: 5 GB
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM for XP and Vista, and 4 GB for Windows 7 and Server 2003/2008 64-bit
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer 7, 8, and 9 (free download at www.microsoft.com)
  • Creative® Labs Sound Blaster® 16 or equivalent sound card supporting 16-bit recording.
  • DVD-ROM drive required for installation

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 and SP2, 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, 32-bit only
  • Windows Server 2003 and 2008, SP1, SP2, and R2, 32-bit and 64-bit

 

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.5 System Requirements

The install process checks that your system meets the minimum requirements; if they are not met, Dragon NaturallySpeaking will not be installed.

  • CPU: minimum 1 GHz Intel® Pentium® or equivalent AMD processor or 1.66 GHz Intel® Atom® processor. We recommend 1.8 GHz Intel Dual Core™ or equivalent AMD processor. (IMPORTANT: SSE2 instruction set required).
  • Processor Cache: minimum 512 KB. We recommend 2 MB.
  • Free hard disk space: 2.5 GB (2.8 GB for localized non-English versions).
  • Supported Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 7, SP1, 32-bit and 64-bit. Microsoft Windows Vista  SP1 and SP2, 32-bit and 64-bit. Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, 32-bit only. Windows Server 2003 and 2008, SP1, SP2 and R2 SP1, 32-bit and 64-bit. Windows Server 2008 R2 SP
  • RAM: minimum 1 GB for Windows XP and Windows Vista, and 2 GB for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003/2008. We recommend 2 GB RAM for Windows XP and Windows Vista, and 4 GB for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003/2008 64-bit.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or higher (free download at www.microsoft.com).
  • Creative® Labs Sound Blaster® 16 or equivalent sound card supporting 16-bit recording.
  • DVD-ROM drive required for installation.
  • Nuance-approved noise-canceling headset microphone (included in purchase). See details at support.nuance.com/compatibility/ (includes Bluetooth® microphones, recorders, and Tablet PCs)

 

Previous Dragon NaturallySpeaking Version System Requirements

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 / 1 GHz processor (or equivalent AMD® processor)
  • RAM: minimum 512 MB (1 GB for Windows Vista, and 2 GB for Windows 7). We recommend 1 GB (2 GB for Windows 7 32-bit, and 4 GB for Windows 7 64-bit)
  • 1 GB free hard disk space (2 GB for localized non-English versions)
  • Dragon Version 7.3 - Microsoft® Windows® 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows Millennium, Windows XP, or Windows NT® 4.0 (with SP-6 or greater)
  • Dragon Version 8.0 - Microsoft Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4 or higher), ME and XP
  • Dragon Version 9.X - Vista (32-bit versions only - not 64-bit), Microsoft Windows 2000 (4 or higher) XP Home and Professional.
  • Dragon Version 10.0 - Vista (32-bit versions only - not 64-bit), Microsoft Windows 2000 (4 or higher) XP Home and Professional.
  • Dragon Version 10.1 - Vista (32-bit versions and 64-bit versions), Windows 7 (32-bit versions and 64-bit versions), Microsoft Windows 2000 (4 or higher) XP Home and Professional.
  • Supported Operating Systems for Dragon Version 10.1 in-depth:
    • Windows Server 2000
    • Windows Server 2003
    • Windows 2000 SP4
    • Windows XP SP2 and SP3, 32-bit
    • Windows Vista SP1 and SP2, 32-bit and 64-bit  
    • Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit  
  • Creative Labs® Sound Blaster® 16 or equivalent sound card supporting 16-bit recording
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® v.6 or higher (free download available at www.microsoft.com)
  • DVD-ROM drive: Required for installation of versions 10.X, but can be transferred to a USB Thumb Drive or installed with an External DVD-ROM drive.
  • Nuance-approved noise-canceling headset microphone (included)
  • Speakers: Required for playback of recorded speech and text-to speech features
  • A web connection is required for activation

Dragon NaturallySpeaking  has been optimized for a variety of popular processors, including the Intel® Pentium 4, Pentium III, Pentium with MMX™, Intel Celeron™, AMD K6-2, AMD K6-III with 3DNow!™, AMD Athlon™, and more.

 * Dragon Preferred, Dragon Professional, and Dragon Legal do not support dictation directly into Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems. For EMR support, please use Dragon Medical Edition Full (not Small Practice Edition). >