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Installing Dragon for Windows

Contents:
  1. Go to the Nuance website and buy Dragon Dictate Home edition.
  2. When you have bought DragonDictate, go to your email and look for the receipt. There will be a download link there for you to download your purchase.
  3. When it is done, it will be in your downloads folder.
  4. Choose where you want to download dragon
  5. Dragon Will Download itself and start installing.
  6. Follow the steps for the Dragon InstallShield Wizard.
  7. Enter your name, organization, and serial number
  8. Enter what region you are from. Dragon Dictate will set things up by default to try and understand your accent.
  9. Click install to install dragon dictate
  10. You can now double-click on the Dragon Dictate icon. Since I installed it on my desktop, that’s where I find it.
  11. It will take you to a screen with your serial number. Click next to activate. You will see a thank you for activation screen.
  12. Press launch. It will take you into the new profile screen. Press next.
  13. Make up a name for your Dragon Dictate profile.
  14. Choose your regional accent.
  15. Choose your microphone. The built-in microphone most computers have is enough to get started with, but the better micropohone you have the better your experience will be.
  16. Adjust your microphone so that either a headset microphone is at the corner of your mouth or a regular microphone is two feet straight in front of you.
  17. Now we train a Dragon Dictate profile to understand you by reading text so it can analyze an accent.
  18. And now the configuration is complete.
  19. Dragon is customizing itself
  20. Dragon wants to collect what you say. I like my privacy, so I tell them they can’t use my transcripts as training tools.
  21. Dragon is now ready to use. As soon as you click next, it will open a series of tutorials.
  22. It is useful to follow the tutorials, but it is more useful to know two things:

Go to the Nuance website and buy Dragon Dictate Home edition.

This will cost $150, plus tax depending on what country you’re in.

image of the of DragonDictate home page, showing $150 four DragonDictate home

Dragon Dictate Email Receipt

When it is done, it will be in your downloads folder. image showing dragon dictate download manager

Choose where you want to download dragon

Choose where you want to download dragon

Dragon Will Download itself and start installing.

Dragon Dictate Downloading And Installing

Follow the steps for the Dragon InstallShield Wizard.

Dragon InstallShield Wizard

Accept the licensing agreement.

Enter your name, organization, and serial number

enter your name, organization, and serial number

Enter what region you are from. Dragon Dictate will set things up by default to try and understand your accent.

select what regions you want for Dragon Dictate

Click install to install dragon dictate

click install to install dragon dictate

The installation screen appears.

Eventually, the installation will complete.

DragonDictate InstallShield Complete

You can now double-click on the Dragon Dictate icon. Since I installed it on my desktop, that’s where I find it.

DragonDictate icon

Activate The Product

It will take you to a screen with your serial number. Click next to activate. You will see a thank you for activation screen.

Product Activation Thank You Screen

Press launch. It will take you into the new profile screen. Press next.

Welcome To Dragon Setup Wizard

Make up a name for your Dragon Dictate profile.

Name Dragon Dictate Profile

Choose your regional accent.

Choose your regional accent

Choose your microphone. The built-in microphone most computers have is enough to get started with, but the better micropohone you have the better your experience will be.

Choose your microphone

Adjust your microphone so that either a headset microphone is at the corner of your mouth or a regular microphone is two feet straight in front of you.

adjust your microphone

Now we train a Dragon Dictate profile to understand you by reading text so it can analyze an accent.

Train Dragon Dictate Profile to understand you by reading text so it can analyze your accent

And now the configuration is complete.

Configuration Complete

Dragon is customizing itself

Dragon spends some time customizing itself.

Dragon wants to collect what you say. I like my privacy, so I tell them they can’t use my transcripts as training tools.

Dragon wants to collect what you say.  I like my privacy, so I tell them they can't use my transcripts as training tools

Dragon is now ready to use. As soon as you click next, it will open a series of tutorials.

Dragon i

It is useful to follow the tutorials, but it is more useful to know two things:

First, the command “what can I say” shows you what command options you have in a particular window.

Second, you can go back to the Interactive Tutorial at any time by

  • moving your mouse up to the DragonDictate bar
  • when it expands moving your mouse to hover over the help button,
  • click on the help button,
  • and choose interactive menu.

How to get back to the tutorial