The install process checks that your system meets the minimum requirements
If they are not met, Dragon NaturallySpeaking will not be installed.
CPU: minimum 1 GHz Intel Pentium or equivalent AMD processor or 1.66 GHz Intel Atom processor. We recommend 1.8 GHz Intel Dual Core or equivalent AMD processor. (IMPORTANT: SSE2 instruction set required - further information can be found by visiting the following webpage: http://nuance.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5669/)
Processor Cache: minimum 512 KB. We recommend 2 MB.
Free hard disk space: 2.5 GB (2.8 GB for localized non-English versions)
Supported Operating Systems:
Microsoft Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit
Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 and SP2, 32-bit and 64-bit
Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, 32-bit only
Windows Server 2003 and 2008, SP1, SP2 and R2, 32-bit and 64-bit
RAM: minimum 1 GB for Windows XP and Windows Vista, and 2 GB for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003/2008. We recommend 2 GB RAM for Windows XP and Windows Vista, and 4 GB for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003/2008 64-bit.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or higher (free download at www.microsoft.com)
Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16 or equivalent sound card supporting 16-bit recording
DVD-ROM drive required for installation
Nuance-approved noise-canceling headset microphone (included in purchase). See details at support.nuance.com/compatibility/ (includes Bluetooth microphones, recorders, and Tablet PCs).
Note: An internet connection is required for product activation (a quick anonymous process)