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Feb 12 2009

How to: Install Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9 on Windows 7 64-bit


dragon yea thumb1 How to: Install Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9 on Windows 7 64 bit Nuance has officially announced that they will now support Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 on on a 64-bit operating system, but I have successfully installed Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9 on Windows this to 64-bit and Windows 7 64-bit.

 

Installation process for this versus Windows 7 for Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9 is virtually identical.

There’s nothing dangerous about this process.

 

The installation files from Dragon NaturallySpeaking are copied to the local hard drive, the installation MSI file is modified to root remove the launch conditions that prohibit installation onto a 64-bit operating system.

 

The rest of the installation is pretty much stock from Nuance.

Nuance is currently working on a release of Dragon NaturallySpeaking can that will be 64-bit compatible with Windows Vista. The update only applies to version 10 of Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Version 9 of Dragon NaturallySpeaking will not be supported by a 64-bit operating system; which makes these instructions helpful and valuable.

 

I’ve to admit the Dragon NaturallySpeaking very well on Windows 7; much better than it does in Microsoft Vista. The ease of use still beats that of Microsoft Vista or Windows 7 natively.

 

Note:
These instructions to note how to install Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9 on Windows 7, 64 bit version. These instructions are provided as is. That means swim at your own risk. Nuance does not support this process and no tech support of any kind is extended by LEHSYS or its personnel.

Copy the files from the Dragon NaturallySpeaking installation disc version 9.

Copy the files from the discs to a ‘temporary directory’.

 

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After the files are copied from the installation disks to the temporary directory, make sure the MSI file has the ‘read-only’ attribute removed from the files, so the MSI can be edited.

Using the orca application, open the installation MSI file [Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9.msi].

Download link:
http://www.lehsys.com/downloads/orca.msi

Locate the ‘launch condition’ table and choose the option to drop table.

 

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After dropping the launch condition table completely, Save the new MSI file.

During the process of trying to install Dragon NaturallySpeaking on Windows 7, I had to install Microsoft InstallShield scripting.

 

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Run ‘Setup.exe’ From the temporary location ‘c:DNSTEMP’.

Enter the standard information and follow through with the installation as normal.

 

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Continue with the installation…

 

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Complete the installation.

 

Note:  D O   N O T   try to use the application yet. Changes to ‘audio.exe’ need to be made first.

Go to the program folder ‘C:Program Files (x86)NuanceNaturallySpeaking9Program’ and find the Audio.exe file.

 

Right-click and choose properties» compatibility» Run as ‘win XP sp2′.

OK» Exit properties.

 

From the file listing, Right-click on file and ‘run as administrator‘.

Complete the audio setup Wizard.

 

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Upon startup of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, you’ll be presented with a program compatibility assistant, ignore this window and choose the option to ‘don’t show this message again’ And then choose the option to ‘run program’.

 

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You’ll be prompted as normal to create a user profile.

 

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During my installation of Dragon NaturallySpeaking on Windows 7, I was placed back into the audio setup Wizard, where I completed the testing again.

 

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After the audio setup wizard, I was prompted to visit the website for system updates; not looking a gift horse in the mouth I chose the option to CANCEL.

 

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Note:
I wasn’t able to use Dragon NaturallySpeaking immediately. When I spoke the words appeared, but the words were not injected into the application. I also did not incur any error messages or problems during this process.

After the software is installed, R E B O O T your system.

 

After your system reboots you should be able to store Dragon NaturallySpeaking and start using application as you normally would.

 

All done. Hope this helps!

 

Update 06/16/2010:
I’ve a reader who has reported that his firewall Comodo prevented him from completing the installation of Dragon NaturallySpeaking. His solution was to uninstall Comodo and run the installation process again- he reports success. This is confirmed in the forum post on Comodo.

 

 

Thanks,
L. Henry Jr.
http://www.lehsys.com



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106 comments
tinabr
tinabr

does this process work for installing version 10?

Doc
Doc

For what its worth, I did a clean install onto Win 7 32 bit, by running the Dragon dictate cleaner (available for free from Nuance). Then after I fixed the .msi file with Orca, I unchecked the Windows XP SP2 compatibility mode. Then I ran the Install Shield Wizard (ISScript) file that is on the install disk, same folder as setup.exe. Then I installed the program using setup.exe and it finished flawlessly. If I followed the above instructions, I got an error dealing with installing the vocabulary. Any, now it works great. I am using Version 9.51Medical. I have Version 11.5 premium but I don't think it is as good as the older Medical version for medical transcription. Thanks for your help...saved me the trouble of having to buy Dragon Medical 11.5.

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Michael Vanier
Michael Vanier

What about Win7 32-bit ? I just picked up a 2-disc Dragon Naturally Speaking Preferred @ the Goodwill for $1.92.....Did I get a good deal,or what? If installable on Win 7 32-bit,I would love to know how to do it.....any and all help,advice,etc., is welcomed w/open arms.....thanks in advance for any one that cares to help me Install....Yours,Michael G. Vanier.

Don
Don

HOW DO iI KNOW WHETHER YOUR APPLICATION IS VIRUS AND tROJAN FREE???????????

russ,
russ,

I finally did it, amazing. Thank you, thank you, Larry. Had a few setbacks trying to configure this DNS v.9 program, but hallelujah, I got it working, finally. If I recall correctly, this is what I did: after installing my two v. 9 -- not v. 9.5 -- discs in a temporary file in my second interior hard drive (E:) and downloading orca to that file into it. Then I right clicked on orca and chose> Edit with Orca then the> orca.msi-Orca window opened, then I chose> Launch Condition, then I selected Tables in the menu and selected> Drop Table. This is where I think I differed from the above suggestion: I right clicked> ISScript1050.Msi in the temporary files and right clicked on> Open with> Windows installer.THEN I clicked on> Setup.exe, then I was a rolling, then I use my instinct by clicking whatever I thought was right. But I am now writing this post with DNS v.9, YES. Even though it took me quite a few hours to get to this point. It was worth it. Don't give up, I'm sure it can work for you to. Because I tried so many things, so many different ways, I was a little foggy in writing this, but I think I got it pretty straight. I have been using Microsoft7 speech without any trouble, but this is better and I'm glad to get back to it. I hope this helps. Thank you very, very much Larry. russ. Larry, what do you mean by usage, megabytes? I get the impression that you were suggesting that I might want to drop Microsoft speech because of the usage? Possibly? Can I do that without attribute ill effects? Have you discovered the free program called Revo Uninstall downloaded either from CNet or Google, not sure? It's the best utility I have discovered free or paid for. It saves me a lot of time clearing out my register. Great. I am posting after this post my experience, thanks to you, how I got my v.9 Pro running. russ

russ,
russ,

I finally did it, amazing. Thank you, thank you, Larry. Had a few setbacks trying to configure this DNS v.9 program, but hallelujah, I got it working, finally. If I recall correctly, this is what I did: after installing my two v. 9 -- not v. 9.5 -- discs in a temporary file in my second interior hard drive (E:) and downloading orca to that file into it. Then I right clicked on orca and chose> Edit with Orca then the> orca.msi-Orca window opened, then I chose> Launch Condition, then I selected Tables in the menu and selected> Drop Table. This is where I think I differed from the above suggestion: I right clicked> ISScript1050.Msi in the temporary files and right clicked on> Open with> Windows installer.THEN I clicked on> Setup.exe, then I was a rolling, then I use my instinct by clicking whatever I thought was right. But I am now writing this post with DNS v.9, YES. Even though it took me quite a few hours to get to this point. It was worth it. Don't give up, I'm sure it can work for you to. Because I tried so many things, so many different ways, I was a little foggy in writing this, but I think I got it pretty straight. I have been using Microsoft7 speech without any trouble, but this is better and I'm glad to get back to it. I hope this helps. Thank you very, very much Larry. russ.

russ,
russ,

Save $$$$$: If you can't get DNS9 to work with win7/64, then try Microsoft Speech Recognition on win7, if you haven't. I have it on my w7/64 Home and Pro and it works almost as good as DNS9, I am using it now. It is also somewhat trainable and has similar commands, but not quite equal to DNS9. Try it, it's free because you already have it. The H-LL with nuance, I'm not gonna give them any more 100$, of which I have already. Good site, im still trying, russ.

Alistair
Alistair

Larry, Thanks very much for sharing your knowledge - your work-around worked perfectly on my Win7 machine at the second attempt - the first time round I only copied the files from installation disc #1, not disc 2. You saved me a lot of time and money, so thanks a bunch. Alistair

wayne
wayne

i did install it worked first time i ran it than next time all i got was error a cured.

John
John

Larry, I hope you are able to read the large number of comments you receive. You are the man. I just installed Dragon Naturally Speaking 8 on my Windows 7 machine following your directions. It worked perfectly. You have just saved me hundreds of dollars. Thanks for sharing. John

Antlab
Antlab

Thank you very much for the advice. I recently purchased a new PC with Win 7 Professional 64 bit. When I tried to install my old DNS 9 I got the incompatibility message. So I searched the web, and the first result was your page. Following your instructions and some reader comments, in particular that by Ron concerning running audio.exe after having started DNS, I am now happily able to use the program. Thanks again, much appreciated :-) Ciao from Italy.

JimG
JimG

I was able to do this successfully. Thanks for the advice. After installation, get the free upgrade to DNS 9.5 - it cures a lot of the hanging issues,

Rewrite
Rewrite

I am at the audio stage but the option for compatability mode is gradyed out. I ran the troubleshooter instead and used XP2 that way but after the microphone was all set up I am asked for a security key (not the serial number). Any suggestions?

Ellen
Ellen

I must be on the wrong planet. It always seems that I am at the wrong place at the wrong time! I bought Dragon Naturally Speaking Premium 11. I am having the same problem installing it. I keep getting an error message indicating that Visual C ++. During the installation a window pops up & says that Visual C ++ has to be installed before running Dragon NS. Then I get an error message saying that the installation package could not be opened & to verify that the package exists & that I can access it or contact the application vendor to verify this is a valid windows installer package. I have spoken to 3 different techs from Nuance & they gave me the same directions. It didin't work the first time I don't know why it would work if I did the same thing again. I am really at my wits end. All of my searching has come up with answers for DNS 9 & 10. I haven't seen any answers for problems with DNS 11. Can you help me?

Michael
Michael

I am using Tablet ASUS with windows 7 have followd the instrustion ( I think have checked and rechecked) everything goes well up to the training and the DNS does not seem to recognise the microphone cannot turn the microphone on the geen line responds to my voice but it does not progress from the first Phrase in the training and I cannot finish the train . Is this someting to do with the tablet

Newground
Newground

Thank you for this most helpful set of instructions. All seemed well until near the very end when the program told me "Error 1311.Source file not found: <folder path>. Verify that the file exists and that you can access it." Any thoughts on a work-around for this? I've been online looking for the 1311.Source file and cannot seem to get anywhere with it. Much appreciated! All the best, . . . Bruce

Dave
Dave

:-( It was all going swimmingly well with your guide but have now come up against an error I can't overcome. 'Error 1722. There is a problem with this Windows installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected. Contact your support personnel or package vendor.' I have both discs copied across to a folder and have run as admin and XP SP3 mode but no joy :-( I was so chuffed to have this installing as well - please, any advise would be gratefully received. Dave.

Sandy Egg O
Sandy Egg O

This is great. I was able to set my program up, fine. Thank you, thank you, thank you. +++++

andrew
andrew

someone help please.... i bought dns v9 back in 2006. i got it all set up, and ran a few of the exercises, but never really used it. 5 years later i try and reinstall it, but i cant. i need the oganization code & serial number in order to re-install the discs....but i dont know where/what they are, i must have thrown out the sleeves/codes/numbers. i paid $100 for this program, which i really liked at the time. so id hate for it to go to waste now that i want to use it again. what do i do? how can i get new codes? anybody?....please im still using windows xp, if that matters. and i know longer have the old email i used back when i registered it.

PJDavis
PJDavis

Win 7 x64: Install worked!!!!

Ale
Ale

Thanks! This is brilliant and works like a charm

David
David

I had a problem. Gleary Utilities,as a part of so called system clean up, deleted many needed files from my Registry. I reinstalled Win 7 and every program on my computer. When reinstalling Dragon 9 however, it won't work now as it had beforee. I am getting this message. One or more registry settings are corrupt and your registry permissions prevent Dragon NaturallySpeaking from correcting them. Please run Dragon NaturallySpeaking Setup and select the Repair option. I can reinstall or repair Dragon 9 ad infinitum and it never works, just gives me the same error message over and over. If I reinstalled my OS, how can I be having registry settings problems? I have no idea how to change my registry settings to fix this, or whatever else needs to be done, and haven't been able to find out either. I was about to break down and buy Dragon 11, but it went from 50$ on sale back to $100 and I can't do that. Plus, I have no assurance a new version would be able to install any better than the old version- and once software is opened they won't take it back. Can you help?

Andrew
Andrew

Found this post very interesting as I have a client that I have had to move their user files now for the third time first XP then Vista 32bit (DNS upgrade to 9.5 preferred) and now to win 7 64 still using DNS 9.5. I installed using the CD and I only ran the installer as "Admin" where after on initial run I canceled creating the new user and imported the user files and opened the user where at this point it ran the Audio Setup Wizard which completed normally and went straight to the dictation mode. Only issue the client had was DNS not recognizing any of her commands or standard speech. This was when I found out that supposedly the version of DNS was not compatible and how I came to find this blog, during the time I had been searching for options the speech recognition seem to start working with no changes to her setup. Has anyone ran across this issue as I had the same problem during the move to Vista also.

pradip
pradip

i forgot serial no. and cant install dragon natural speaking 9

Rob
Rob

problem with SAE.cab .... but was because I had 2 CD's and the .cab file was on 2nd cd.

Kitty
Kitty

I think my problem, Larry, might be that I'm doing something wrong with Orca. I did a set-up of Orca. The next thing I have to do is to open the DNS .msi file with Orca. How, exactly, do I do this? I think I might be making a mistake here. Also, when the Launch Condition Table is dropped, this means it's deleted? If not, I'm doing something wrong in this step, too.

Kitty
Kitty

When I installed Orca, I had a choice of installations -- modify, repair, remove; I chose "modify" since this seems to be what we're doing (I'm over my head here). DNS installed to a point and then gave me "Error 1722. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected." I'm getting there!!!!!! :)

Kitty
Kitty

Does this work with Dragon Naturally Speaking Essentials? I think I have version 9, but the disk doesn't tell me and I can't install it on my Windows 7 64 bit machine to find out. Thank you!

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

Glad to help... and thanks for sharing. Later, Larry My recent post Smartphones on vacation… very useful.

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

Seriously.. did you read the article at all?

russ,
russ,

Sorry, that line was a miss stake. russ [I am posting after this post my experience, thanks to you, how I got my v.9 Pro running.]

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

the voice recognition with Microsoft is good to be sure, but the deciding factor is the GUI and the usage. The recognition is good, but the deal breaker for me was the lack of proper development on the UI for Microsoft voice recognition. If Microsoft could put just a little more time in to their UI; it could be seriously good contender. Thanks for your comments... Later, Larry

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

Thank you, sir.. I read all my comments from users. If this worked for you; that's great! I've had many report the instructions didn't work for them… I presume some are luckier than others. But, again, Many thanks… I hope you have a nice day! Later, Larry

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

I'm not able to say; never used a tablet, but if not already try rebooting it, or try bypassing training. I hope this helps... Until next time, Larry Henry Jr.

Joy
Joy

I have the same error - did you finda a solution?

andrew
andrew

well...i found my serial #, and got the program re-installed. yaaa.. problem solved, right? of coarse not. now it says i have to register or else the program will stop working after being ran five times. what a surprise. so...to register, i need the serial# (which i have now) and a machine fingerprint, in order to get some other secret code(activation key). why is life so damn difficult, 1 problem after another, i swear. what the hell is the "machine fingerprint" and where do i find this number/code?

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

Cool… glad it worked out for you! Thank you, Larry Henry Jr. www.LEHSYS.com

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

Yeah, you\'ve remember to get all the CAB files from all the discs... Happy Holidays! Until next time, Larry Henry Jr.

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

What you can do is open the orca application and then try to select the MSI file; my suggestion however would be to simply right-click on the MSI file and choose the option to 'open with', and then choose the orca application... you may have to browse the installed programs listing in the 'program files' folder. good luck. Happy Holidays! Until next time, Larry Henry Jr.

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

keep trying; hundreds of people have done the same instructions— and Dragon NaturallySpeaking got installed and was working. Happy Holidays! Until next time, Larry Henry Jr.

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

Yes it does… I hope this helps... I hope you have a nice day! Until next time, Larry Henry Jr.

tinabr
tinabr

 @lehenryjr  @tinabr Thank you, I will try it tonight. It kept telling me the Visual C++ is not compatible with 64 bit...So, I hope this helps.

 

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

Glad to help... Russ… Happy Holidays! Later, Larry

russ,
russ,

Larry, what do you mean by usage, megabytes? I get the impression that you were suggesting that I might want to drop Microsoft speech because of the usage? Possibly? Can I do that without attribute ill effects? Have you discovered the free program called Revo Uninstall downloaded either from CNet or Google, not sure? It's the best utility I have discovered free or paid for. It saves me a lot of time clearing out my register. Great. I am posting after this post my experience, thanks to you, how I got my v.9 Pro running. russ

Guest
Guest

I had the same problem. If you go to the nuance website and register it with the serial number it will put in a fingerprint code which is a number unique to your computer. Then click on generate an activation code and it should give you one which I did, However, if you have installed it in the past on several computers and did not uninstall before you got rid of those computers and got new ones (because of Windows 7 coming out) you may be screwed like me. I still cannot activate it because it says I have 1 more time I can use it and I have used all my activations. So I have one more time to use it. So I still need a CD key for activation. I wrote to Nuance with no response.

Kitty
Kitty

Yes, I'd already tried this and got and still do get an error message telling me the DNS .msi file isn't a valid Win32 application.

Kitty
Kitty

Thank you, lehenryjr! I've been so busy typing and trying to make the Windows 7 voice recognition software do anything but cause me to work 3 hours for every 1 hour I'd be working with Dragon that I haven't had a chance to sleep, let alone get back here. I now plan to try to follow all of the directions and, hopefully, my wrists will again be happy. :)

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

I wasn't making a charge to drop Microsoft voice recognition; it's inferior to Dragon NaturallySpeaking, but I was not advocating to drop it. Microsoft's voice recognition is actually good— their GUI makes it unusable. Where Dragon NaturallySpeaking has perfected the user interface; Microsoft has spent little time on it and it shows. And I know about Revo; I have used it plenty of times. It's a standard in my system tools. I'm glad your up and running. Happy Holidays! Later, Larry

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

no problem... I hope everything works out for you. Nuance has made some noticeable changes in the latest version— I believe for the better. And since v10.1, offering 64-bit versions of Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Have a nice day... Until next time, Larry Henry Jr.

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