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Thread: Vista & Dragon 8 Preferred ?

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    Vista & Dragon 8 Preferred ?

    My son (C-5 incomplete) just bought a new laptop
    (I haven't seen it yet - a Toshiba, I think) a few weeks ago
    and has never used a voice recognition pgm before.
    He asked me to buy him DNS 8 Preferred and a mike via eBay.
    Rather than spend a lot on 9.1 & SP1, he wants to try this as a test.
    They've just arrived and we're planning to install asap,
    but the new system's OS is Vista.
    I don't know anything about Vista (I gather that very few do),
    I've enough trouble with XP !!
    (I'm just an ole dad & a 'puter dummy)

    Is there any problem trying to install this DNS 8 Pref, with Vista?
    Anything special to know?

    I've heard that Vista already comes with a voice recognition pgm.
    (So does "MS Office"- but its not very good)
    Any tips, help, thoughts? (other than, to get - DNS 9)
    Bob B
    SCI - Parent

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    Quote Originally Posted by orangejello
    According to Nuance's website, neither the Standard nor Preferred versions of Dragon 8.0 are Vista compatible. I don't have the link handy, but Vista requires 9.5 (which one can upgrade to from 8.0 but for a cost.)

    I have installed Preferred 9.5 to hold me until 9 Pro is patched. The biggest issue I am having is with the Vista driver for my bluetooth headset. But beyond that, and with a USB headset, 9.5 has been working well for me so far. A few small bugs with the occasional lock up but I suspect that is due to some other software I installed, not Dragon itself.
    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?t=77770

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    NaturallySpeaking 9

    Quote Originally Posted by nide44
    My son (C-5 incomplete) just bought a new laptop
    (I haven't seen it yet - a Toshiba, I think) a few weeks ago
    and has never used a voice recognition pgm before.
    He asked me to buy him DNS 8 Preferred and a mike via eBay.
    Rather than spend a lot on 9.1 & SP1, he wants to try this as a test.
    They've just arrived and we're planning to install asap,
    but the new system's OS is Vista.
    I don't know anything about Vista (I gather that very few do),
    I've enough trouble with XP !!
    (I'm just an ole dad & a 'puter dummy)

    Is there any problem trying to install this DNS 8 Pref, with Vista?
    Anything special to know?

    I've heard that Vista already comes with a voice recognition pgm.
    (So does "MS Office"- but its not very good)
    Any tips, help, thoughts? (other than, to get - DNS 9)


    Unfortunately Vista is not compatible with version 8. You'll have to upgrade to version 9. Check their website for more info:

    http://www.nuance.com/

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    yup- $149.99 to upgrade for Preferred
    $99.99 for Standard and that.s nly to 9.0
    gotta DK for 9.5 & SP1, so they say.
    Bob B
    SCI - Parent

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