Minimum System Requirements
Dragon NaturallySpeaking v13
- CPU: 2.2 GHz Intel® dual core or equivalent AMD processor (Note: SSE2 instruction set required.)
- Processor Cache: 512 KB
- Memory (RAM):
- 32-bit: 2 GB for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows Server 2012.
- 64-bit: 4GB for Window 7, 8, 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
- Free hard disk space: 4GB
- Supported Operating Systems:
- Windows 8 and 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit Editions)
- Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (32-bit and 64-bit Editions)
- Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 or higher (64-bit only Edition)
- Windows Server 2012
- DVD-ROM drive (required for installation).
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 9, 10 or 11 (free download available at www.microsoft.com) or the current version of Google Chrome of Mozilla Firefox for Online Help.
- Sound card capable of supporting 22 kHz 16-bit recording.
- Nuance-approved microphone (included, except for upgrades). Go to http://support.nuance.com/compatibility for more information. For details on Bluetooth microphones, Tablet PCs and other hardware, please go tohttp://support.nuance.com/compatibility/.
- An internet connection is required for activation.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking v12.5
The minimum machine specification required to run Dragon NaturallySpeaking V12.5 on a Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC is:
- CPU: Minimum 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: SSE2 instruction set required.) - Faster processors will give faster performance speeds
- Hard disk space – 3.2 GB of space required for system and file storage (3 GB for localized non-English versions). If installing from a download, three times as much space is initially needed (after the download is unpacked and installation completes, temporary files can be removed from the system).
- RAM – Minimum of 2GB of RAM for 32-bit systems and 4 GB for 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8 machines. We recommend 6-8 GB RAM for faster performance speeds
- DVD-ROM drive - this is required for installation purposes
- Sound card - supporting 16-bit recording
- Internet connection - This is required for on-line activation of Dragon NaturallySpeaking
- USB Microphone headset - We recommend the Andrea or Plantronics range of microphone
- Windows 8, 32-bit and 64-bit
- Windows 7 SP1, 32-bit and 64-bit
- Windows Vista SP2, 32-bit and 64-bit
- Windows XP SP3, 32-bit only
- Windows Server 2008 SP2, 32-bit and 64-bit
- Windows Server 2008 R2 SP2, 64-bit
- Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition, 64-bit