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ProfessionalMedical System Requirements

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12
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System Requirements  PDF
NS LegalNS Preferred
The following provide “Minimum” and “Minimum Recommended hardware requirements for using Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 12. 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™ 32-bit and 64-bit

o   Windows 7™ SP1 32-bit and 64-bit

o   Windows Vista SP2 32-bit and 64-bit

o   Windows XP SP3 32 bit only

o   Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2, 32-bit and 64 bit

Important Notes:
  • Dragon must be installed on the users (Client) computer or 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.)

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 1 GHz or or faster.
    Note:  SSE2 instruction set REQUIRED.
  • 1 GB RAM XP and Vista, 2 GB Windows 7, Windows 8 & Windows Server 2008
  • L2 Cache: 512 MB
  • 3.5 GB Free Hard Disk Space
  • DVD-ROM (required for installation)
  • SoundBlaster© 16 Compatible Sound Card (USB port can be used with USB microphones)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or higher. To experience the enhanced capabilities in Gmail, Hotmail, Outlook.com and Windows Live e-mail IE 9, Firefox 18, Google Chrome 24 or higher are required.
  • Internet Connection (for activation)
  • Speakers (required for playback of recorded speech and text to speech features)

Minimum Recommended System Requirements
Minimum System with the following upgrades:

  • Processor: 2.2 GHz or Faster Intel Dual Core or equivalent AMD Processor (Intel Atom and Celeron processors are NOT recommended for best performance)
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM for 32-bit, 4 GB RAM for 32-bit operating syatems and/or Dragon Professional or Legal. *
  • L2 Cache: 2 MB
  • 3.2 GB Free Hard Disk Space for Home and Premium editions, 5 GB for Professional and Legal editions.
* 2 Additional GB of RAM recommended if running many applications at the same time and/or running graphics intensive programs.
Note: 4 GB of RAM is the maximum on 32 bit processors.

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v12 Rev 2.21

System Requirements
  Current Version
Prior Versions:
 -  NaturallySpeaking 11

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