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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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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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  1. bob

    Man, what is your deal with 64 but OS? Get over it, if it doesn’t work. Man, lay off. Go do something that actually is worth the effort!!

    1. James

      This is great because it means I don't have to buy the latest version of DNS!

  2. Pamela

    Wow. Sounds great. Do you have any idea if this installation will also work with Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 ? I have the same issues with my new 64-bit OS.

  3. NapoleonAG

    Dragon NaturallySpeaking is not compatible with Vista 64, but Nuance has pledged an update for registered users of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 w/Vista 64.

    Refer to my Article:
    http://techsidestories.com/2008/11/13/free-update-dragon-naturally-speaking-10-for-vista-64/

    Hope this helps.

  4. NapoleonAG

    Sorry Bob. You could be right.
    Thanks for reading!

  5. Larry Henry Jr.

    yo yo yo- dude you b trippin! and yu be right dude- I be high
    side'n it…

    I'm on the flip side, throw'n it down and righteous!

    Your welcome- enjoy!

    Thanks,

    L. Henry Jr.

    http://www.lehsys.com

  6. Joe

    You can also use Windows 2000 compatibility mode if you have issues with the Audio Setup Wizard not detecting the correct soundcard.

    1. morsee

      Tried to lower the compatibility mode to Windows 2000 mode. "sound card not recognized" when I try to define a new "user." The audio.exe file I have in ver 9.51.001.009 "Standard" has three steps, not 4. Step one (above) which has you identify the sound system to be used is not present. Anyone found a workaround?

  7. HappyMan

    Many many thanks for this wonderful help. I am using NaturallySpeaking 9 on Windows 7 64 bit operating system to type this.

    Cheers :-)

    1. Larry Henry Jr.

      I'm glad the information helped you…

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

    2. Larry Henry Jr.

      I'm glad the information helped you…

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

  8. Brian

    I can't believe this is possible and it worked. Thanks so much. I was ready to buy a new version before I found this

    1. Larry Henry Jr.

      It's nice to save a little green uh?
      Your welcome.

      Thanks,
      LHenryJr.
      http://www.lehsys.com

  9. David

    Many thanks indeed for documenting this. Nuance's stance on this is deplorable after we've paid so much for the software so this is much appreciated. I followed the notes to the letter and had no problems except that audio settings from the Dragonbar links seemed a bit confused but it worked!

    1. Larry Henry Jr.

      Your welcome…

      Later,
      Larry

      1. Mick

        Brilliant Larry! Thanks

        Just upgraded my wifes machine from XP to Windows 7 x64 and found Dragon NS Pref 9 wouldn't work – but downloaded the 9.5 update, followed your instructions and everything seems to be installed OK :D – Just need her to test it properly! Saved me a few ££££s LOL

        Thanks again mate.

        1. Larry Henry Jr.

          …And we have just a few MORE dollars siphoned away from Nuance, 'cause their customer support refused to help…

          Your welcome…

          ————-
          Later,
          LEHenryJr.

  10. Payam

    I have followed your directions exactly, but when I go to start DNS 9.5 preferred on my Windows 7 64 bit, I get an error message that says "A serious error occurred while initializing the NaturallySpeaking speech engine. Please try reinstalling to correct this problem." When I closed that window, I get "an internal error occurred" and I cannot start the program. I would greatly appreciate any help that you might be able to offer. Thanks.

    1. Larry Henry Jr.

      Only suggestion I can offer is to make sure the security on the file is set 'run as administrator' and make sure your are running the file in compatibility mode, either XP or 2000.

      Hope this helps.

      Later,
      Larry

  11. jan helleman

    Hey man

    it still gives me the error that it can't find my audio system once i did the audio.exe thing and started dns… :(

  12. Ethan

    Wow this is really awesome!!!!! Thanks so much for your amazing advice!!! I am a student and this has allowed me to save lots of money!!! You are the best!!! I hope you keep up your kick ass posts. I found your help page on Google and I'm sure will help many more. As we speak I am using Dragon NS9! The instructions require a little bit of technical knowledge but most people should be able to figure them out fine.

  13. Brian

    I get an error while installing DNS "Error 1311.Source file not found: C:UsersusernametemporarydirectorySEA.cab. Verify that the file exists and that you can access it". There is no such file, and if I cancel, the installation quits.
    Any idea how to proceed?
    Thanks –

    1. Brian

      Whoops – SEA.cab was on Disk 2, which I forgot to copy over to the temp directory. Never mind. Thanks for working this out and posting the instructions. Terrific

  14. Guy

    When I go to open the installation MSI file which is the instmsi30.exe file using the orca application, it fails to open it. I was able to open the ISScript1050 file to drop the table but I think that is not the right file. After doing that, I got the error that Dragon Naturally Speaking is not supported on a 64-bit system and could not be installed.

    Help…. what do I need to do to get it to work?

  15. fifi

    Hello. I'm from France and I have Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9 (in french) ; my computer is a windows 7 – 64. Thanks for all these advices. I followed them and I could install DNS. But it doesn't work. I can create a user but I can't create an "audio configuration". It's written : error: the audio configuration assistant can't find the sound system. Check if you have a multimedia sound system. … So, I can't do anything whith it .

    Quel dommage! En tout cas, merci quand meme.

    Sorry for my english …

    1. Bob

      The way I was able to get this to work is to start Dragon like normal, select the user and try the "audio configuration" After you get the error if you RE-DO the step described above to run the "audio.exe" program then it allows you to train and everything worked smoothly for me after that

  16. George

    I found the launchcondition table, and changed the compatibility for the audio.exe, but was unable to complete the audio setup wizard. An error message populated stating that the audio setup wizard cannot find the sound system, try checking if there is a multimedia sound system on your system. Any advice?

  17. Larry Henry Jr.

    Did you reboot? you've to reboot after you install…

    1. Antonio

      yes…I reboot many many times….!! :(

      1. Larry Henry Jr.

        Unfortunately, I can't answer all the questions why it works, or doesn't, the instructions are based on steps I took to install Dragon NaturallySpeaking on my machine. And those same steps have worked for large percentage of users, but unfortunately there's a small percentage this doesn't work for…

        Sorry this solution didn't work out for you.

        Thanks,
        LHenryJr.
        http://www.lehsys.com

  18. a guest

    Yes I did it exactly as you said and I am now dictating this using Dragon nine. Thank you oh so much I think I will stick with with my Windows 7 now. And I thought I would have to buy that damn upgrade.

    1. Larry Henry Jr.

      no problem… enjoy.
      Have a nice day!

      Until next time,
      LEHenryJr
      LEHSYS.com

  19. Nathan

    Installing Naturally Speaking 9 Professional on Windows 7 64 bit. Got error about SEA.CAB – copied and renamed ENU.CAB now getting error 1334 "the file seaamsmall.sig cannot be installed because file cannot be found in cabinet file 'SEA.cab' "
    Help please…

    1. Larry Henry Jr.

      There should be a second disc… Check the second disc for the sea.cab.
      I hope this helps… I hope you have a nice day!

  20. Mike

    SOLVED!!!
    in short, my Comodo firewall was preventing DNS from loading !!!
    I thought something had to prevent DNS from loading, my comp was just sitting there, no HD activity, no error messages, etc
    I've uninstalled Comodo and BAM, DNS started purring…
    Google confirmed: http://forums.comodo.com/empty-t49442.0.html
    Happppyyyyyyyyy again !!!
    Mike

    1. Larry Henry Jr.

      Wow. That's a great find! So Dragon NaturallySpeaking is calling
      home and because it couldn't- Dragon NaturallySpeaking wouldn't
      install. Very fascinating. I'll update my post; that's note worthy.

      I appreciate it…

      Until next time,

      LEHenryJr

      LEHSYS.com

  21. lexer

    Where do i find the right ISScript installer Package for WIn7 x64 ultimate german?

    1. Larry Henry Jr.

      Your question is too vague… please explain.

      1. lexer

        no need 2 nswer, you mentioned, you needed to install ISScript during install process, i've found it on the cd, thx, it works now;

  22. glen

    it was pretty confusing, but all I can say is thanks, it works great.!!

  23. Help

    Hi, I apreciate the replies you have allready made regarding "…cannot find the sound system. Try checking if there is a multimedia sound system on your system." and understand since it didn't happen to you…
    What can we try? I have an Asus P5KC motherboard with Realtek audio. Any sugestions?

  24. guest

    help. i was able to get it to work using a hp desktop using with w7 64 bit but i cant get it to work using a acer laptop with w7 64 bit. i am using a logitech usb mic and the green on light shuts off when i turn the program on.

    I get a error message " audio setup wiZARD CANNOT FIND SOUND SYSTEM. try checking if there is a multimedia sound system on your system"
    i may try re-installing"

    please help

  25. morsee

    I've had exactly the same problem. Program seemed to install well but "sound card not recognized." The audio.exe procedure has 3 steps, not 4 as in the explanation above. Step 1, "choose one sound system" is not included in the procedure when this file is "run." Obviously, the audio.exe file is a bit different. The version I have is 9.51.001.009 Standard. Wonder if the other people who have had the sound card recognition problem have the same version?

    1. Larry Henry Jr.

      Great information – thanks for sharing with others! Perfect.

  26. Gernot

    Hi,

    thanks a lot for this great workaround! I use DNS 9,5 legal german and had to update the hardware to win7 x 64 Now it works.great on my new PC. -The audio exe made some problems becuse it told that there was no audio Hardware detected. After trying some different compatibilities it worked.( i mean with win 2000) Thanks a lot! Youre great

  27. RegularGayGirl

    My Windows 7 came with its own dictation program. That program was taking EXCLUSIVE control of my sound system which is why I had trouble after following the above directions. I went to "Control Panel", "Sound", "Playback". Then I right-clicked the speaker, selected "Properties" and the "Advanced" tab. I UNselected the box that reads "Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device". Then I did the same process for the microphone. No problem with the program working now! Yeah!!

    1. dragon

      Awesome! Thanks a million!

  28. Ron

    Hi,

    I was able to get past the "audio setup wizard cannot find the sound system" error only by running the audio.exe file while the dragon bar was turned on. As noted on http://scottonwriting.net/sowblog/archive/2008/07… :

    In the same post where VelvetPoodle shared how to install Dragon NaturallySpeaking 64-bit operating system, another poster named webbediva shared a workaround for the audio wizard problem that worked for me:

    To get past the audio wizard error:
    With Naturally Speaking bar running, right-click on the audio.exe file using Windows Explorer in Program FilesNuanceNaturallySpeaking9Program. Under "Properties" click "Compatibility" tab and select "XP". Double-click to run.

    This took me sometime to figure out and perhaps could save many other users a lot of time and frustration.

  29. David m

    I have tried to follow the instructions to install Drag 9 in windows 7 . When i go into Orca and open file Dragon 9, the launch conditin does not appear in the list on the left but on the right if if i click on InstallUIS sequence. I'm lost. Please help.

    1. Larry Henry Jr.

      My apologies; I can't provide all the answers, but what I can say is that I've received hundreds of emails telling me the instructions I posted worked perfectly [it's exactly what I did].

      I wish you the best of luck with your installation, and I wish that Nuance had only tried a fraction more to help people like ourselves; their customers.

      Thanks for your comments.
      I hope you've a nice day

      Until next time,
      LEHenryJr

  30. newground

    7/24/10.

    This process appears to be working flawlessly — thank you!

    The two minor glitches I will note for others:

    1. After downloading Orca, you right-click on the "Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9.msi" file and select edit. Then the box pops up as displayed in the picture above. How to use Orca was not clear in the original instructions.

    2. You save the modified "Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9.msi" file (of course, you made a backup first), then YOU MUST EXIT ORCA. My install initially failed for no discernable reason, and it was only after fiddling around that I received the message the file couldn't be accessed because it was still open in Orca.

    3. I later on in the process received other error messages about SEA.cab not being accessible. That, and other related .cab files, are on the DNS disk #2. Simply copy those 4-5 files into the same directory as you've been using, and the process proceeded on to conclusion without a hitch.
    _______

    I am delighted! I don't use DNS enough to make it worth buying a new copy for Windows 7, but rented a laptop for a week to attend an upcoming retreat where I'll be able to use DNS to record family stories. The laptop only came with Win 7, no option for XP.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting these instructions — I hope they work as well for others as they have for me.

  31. Klaus

    Thanks to your instructions I managed to install Dragon Naturally Speaking 9 on my laptop that runs Windows 7 Professional (64 bit). I completed the audio setup for the microphone, rebooted my computer several times, but when DNS prompts me to do the General Training it always hangs. It asks me again and again to read out "Welcome to General Training" and does not go any step further. It would be much appreciated if you could help me with this problem!

  32. alberto

    I´m using the program in spanish. I was able to install it but even after rebooting the computer it writes the words in the dragon box but it doesn´t inject the words. If you have any other tip it will be great. Thank you any way

    Muchisimas gracias amigo

  33. angus

    That was a great help. Many thanks youve saved me a significant problem

  34. 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!

    1. Larry Henry Jr.

      Yes it does…
      I hope this helps…

      I hope you have a nice day!

      Until next time,
      Larry Henry Jr.

      1. 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. :)

        1. Larry Henry Jr.

          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.

  35. 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!!!!!! :)

    1. Larry Henry Jr.

      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.

  36. 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.

    1. Larry Henry Jr.

      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.

      1. 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.

  37. Rob

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

    1. Larry Henry Jr.

      Yeah, you\’ve remember to get all the CAB files from all the discs…
      Happy Holidays!

      Until next time,
      Larry Henry Jr.

  38. pradip

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

  39. 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.

  40. 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?

  41. Ale

    Thanks! This is brilliant and works like a charm

  42. PJDavis

    Win 7 x64:
    Install worked!!!!

    1. Larry Henry Jr.

      Cool… glad it worked out for you!

      Thank you,
      Larry Henry Jr. http://www.LEHSYS.com

  43. 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.

    1. 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?

      1. 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.

  44. Sandy Egg O

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

  45. 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.

    1. Joy

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

  46. 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

  47. 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

    1. Larry Henry Jr.

      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.

  48. 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?

  49. 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?

  50. 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,

  51. 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.

  52. 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

    1. Larry Henry Jr.

      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

  53. wayne

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

  54. 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

    1. Larry Henry Jr.

      no problem… Glad to help…
      I hope you have a nice day!

      Later,
      Larry

  55. 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.

    1. Larry Henry Jr.

      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

      1. 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

        1. Larry Henry Jr.

          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

  56. 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.

  57. 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

    1. 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.]

      1. Larry Henry Jr.

        Glad to help… Russ…
        Happy Holidays!

        Later,
        Larry

  58. Don

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

    1. Larry Henry Jr.

      Seriously.. did you read the article at all?

  59. 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.

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  61. 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.

    1. Larry Henry Jr.

      Glad to help… and thanks for sharing.

      Later,
      Larry

      My recent post Smartphones on vacation… very useful.

  62. tinabr

    does this process work for installing version 10?

    1. lehenryjr

       @tinabr To my knowledge. yes.
       
      Later,Larry 

      1. 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.
         

  63. Amin

    After seeing such a large number of comments regarding Dragon Naturally Speaking software, one must admit that the software has really made its place in its users. And beside these all comments are not just fill in the blanks, but everybody seems to be closely attached with this software and wants to be informed and updated with the slightest bit of information as much as possible.

  64. lilprincessperl

    I got 1611: unable to extract file NaturallySpeaking9.msi after dropping, saving and trying to install

  65. NapoleonAG

    No. Sorry, but they have stated they’re starting beta testing and which would elude to a antoher version soon.

    http://techsidestories.com/2008/11/07/dragon-naturally-speaking-10-on-vista-64-oh-no-you-didn/

    http://techsidestories.com/2008/11/13/free-update-dragon-naturally-speaking-10-for-vista-64/

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,
    Larry ‘NapoleonAG’ Henry
    Email/IM: NapoleonAG.TSS@Gmail.com
    Website: http://www.TechSideStories.com

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