In this step-by-step guide to installing Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2, we’ll show you how to run the DVD, walk you through each stage of the install, and address some of the common issues and questions that can arise.
Although installing Dragon for Windows® is basically the same for all editions of the Nuance® software, there are some important details specific to the medical edition.
Dragon’s Minimum System Requirements
Your computer needs to meet or exceed these technical specs in order to install Dragon Medical.
Intel® Pentium® 1 Ghz / equivalent AMD / 1.66 GHz Atom® with SSE2 instruction set
5 GB—or 10 GB if you need to download the installation package
You need to be an administrator on your computer to install Dragon Medical.
Operating systems and RAM
Please note that on different computer operating systems, the Dragon dictation software has different RAM requirements.
|Operating System||32 or 64-bit||RAM (in GB)|
|Windows Server 2012 R2||64||4|
|Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP2 or higher)||64||4|
|Windows 8, 8.1||Both||2 for 32-bit
4 for 64-bit
|Windows 7 (SP1 or higher)||Both||2 for 32-bit
4 for 64-bit
|Windows Vista (SP2 or higher)||Both||1|
|Windows XP Home or Professional (SP3 or higher)||32||1|
Before running “Setup.exe,” which starts the installation process, it’s best to either restart your computer or close out of all programs. Once you’re ready, choose your installation medium.
Put in the DVD
An AutoPlay window will pop up, asking you if you want to run the installation. If it does not, open File Explorer and browse to the DVD, which is usually in the D drive. Open the DVD, find “Setup.exe,” and double-click it.
Open the Download
If you downloaded Dragon Naturally Speaking, find the “DMPE v2.2_Build_12.52.35.048_ (Full Version)” folder. Make sure that it’s unzipped first, and then open it and double click “Setup.exe.”
One the installation wizard launches, click the [Next] button.
A window might pop up requesting you to close some programs that are in use. If so, you can do this in one of two ways:
- From the taskbar, open the program and use the “X” in the top right corner to close the window.
- Right-click on the program in the taskbar and choose “Close window.”
With the programs closed, click on [Retry].
Dragon Software Installation Part 1
In the License Agreement window, click “I accept the terms” and then [Next].
Enter your name, your practice or clinic’s name, and the serial number you were provided for the Dragon dictation software. Click [Next].
Choose “Typical/Complete” and click [Next].
Waiting on the installation
Dragon will take a few minutes to install, depending on your computer and the speed of your optical drive. You may not see progress on the progress bar, but your machine is working to install the program.
Once it has completed, uncheck “Check for updates” and click [Finish].
After installation, you’ll have the option to register your Dragon dictation software. You can wait for a week or take care of it immediately. Either way, we do recommend you complete registration, because it enables you to look up your serial number if you lose it.
Dragon Software Installation Part 2
Once Dragon Naturally Speaking has been registered, please double-click the icon on your desktop.
The Software Manager will pop up and ask you to download a software update. You need to install two updates, actually—and they must be installed in a specific order.
- How to install Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2.3
- How to install Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2.3.1
Once the updates are finished…
Double-click the Dragon on your desktop. You are now ready to create your profile for Dragon voice-to-text.
Once your profile has been created, you are ready to dictate!
If you have problems saving your new Dragon Naturally Speaking profile, you may need to have these security permissions updated by your IT administrator.