Dragon Naturally Speaking System Requirements


The install process checks that your system meets the minimum requirements; if they are not met, Dragon Naturally Speaking 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 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 SP1, SP2 and R2, 32-bit and 64-bit

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

A Nuance-approved noise-canceling headset microphone (included in purchase). See details at support.nuance.com/compatibility/ (includes USB

adapters and digital voice recorders).

Note: An Internet connection is required for automatic product activation (a quick anonymous process).


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