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Dragon Medical Practice Edition Upgrades

Proof of prior version is required to install upgrade versions for the Medical products.

Upgrades to Dragon Medical Practice Edition

There are several upgrades to Dragon Medical Practice Edition. These upgrades are for those with Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical 9 , Dragon Medical 10, Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9 Medical Small Practice Edition and Dragon Medical 10 Small Practice Edition. These offers may not apply to those with OLP licenses for these products. If you have questions, please contact us at or by phone at 602-375-0998.

If you have a mix of Small Practice and Medical licenses, we advise moving all your licenses to Dragon Medical Practice Edition. That will avoid technical problems that have been seen when mixing versions of Dragon Medical.

If you would like to read Nuance's press release regarding Dragon Medical Practice Edition, click here.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical 9, Medical Small Practice 9, Medical 10, and Dragon Medical Small Practice 10 to Dragon Medical Practice Edition

Unavailable as of January 2014

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional 9, 10 or 11 to Dragon Medical Practice Edition

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical 8 or earlier licenses

Sorry, Dragon Medical 8 or earlier users need to buy a new license for Dragon Medical Practice Edition.


System Requirements

If you are running Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical 9 or Dragon Medical 10 on a system you will be almost always be OK with Dragon Medical Practice Edition. A dual-core CPU, 2.4GHz or faster (faster the better) is recommended. But Dragon Medical Practice Edition does a good job of adapting to a wide range of processors.

Dragon Medical Practice Edition requires Windows-XP SP-2 or SP-3 (32-bit); Vista SP1 or SP2, 32-bit or 64-bit; or Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit; Windows Server 2003 SP2; or Windows Server 2008 R2. At least 2GB RAM is required on Windows Windows-XP, 2GB RAM on Windows Vista is minimal. 64-bit systems require 4GB RAM.

To use the Remote Desktop Protocol capabilities available in Dragon Medical Practice Edition, you need to either use Windows 8 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Enterprise, or be running Terminal Services using Windows Server 2008 SP2 or later.

A minimum 1GHz CPU is required for Dragon Medical Practice Edition products. At that speed, performance will normally be poor. A 1 MB or larger L2 cache is required, that primarily affects the (unusual) buyer who has a system with a CPU made by VIA (very low power, light systems), or a system using an early model Intel Atom CPU.

The SSE2 instruction set is required. What this means is that some systems bought before mid-2006, most commonly AMD systems, may not work. AMD Sempron CPU's are specifically affected. It just won't work! Nuance has a TechNote 6027 in their support section that goes into the detail of this issue and provides information of how to determine if your system is affected. But if your system is 5 years old and you are looking to upgrade to Dragon Medical Practice Edition, we advise you to buy a new computer.

If your computer system does not meet these requirements, it may still be worthwhile buying an upgrade to preserve future upgrade options or to run in a slightly-slower mode.


[Scripting for Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9, by Larry V. Allen.]


Upgrade Documentation Special

For those upgrading to Dragon Medical Practice Edition, we offer special pricing, $20, for a single copy of Scripting for Dragon NaturallySpeaking® 10 (a $49 value). This book provides needed documentation so that you can learn to produce the voice commands that will allow you to better customize your product. Otherwise, you must rely on on-line help files to decipher how to create voice commands that make these products powerful.

Offer no longer available


These products are licensed PER USER. Two users, one machine requires two licenses. One user, two machines requires one license. Please call or e-mail if upgrading 4 or more licenses as other licensing options may exist. Provide your current versions (Medical, Small Practice, etc.) and release numbers (8, 9 ...) for products you already have.


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