There are many different upgrades to Dragon NaturallySpeaking. If you wish to upgrade, the first step is to determine your current release and product. Click on the appropriate link below, then the logical upgrades can be identified.
In some cases buying a new product is advised instead of upgrading, in other cases multiple upgrades may be necessary.
Release 13 requires Windows 7 or Windows 8. It supports Office 2010 and Office 2013/Office 365 products. Release 13 does not support Windows XP or Windows Vista. Nor does it support Office 2003 or Office 2007 though it often works properly in those applications.
Most upgrade purchases include the Dragon NaturallySpeaking Upgrade DVD, a tiny Quick Reference Guide from Nuance, and Nuance's technical support as applicable (usually 1 free problem report). Download-only upgrades to Dragon Professional Individual include an email with serial number and download instructions, no hard-copy materials.
Softnet Systems will assist with installation issues when Remote Internet access is available so that we can observe and participate in the installation and see the problem(s) first-hand. We use a service that costs you nothing to use, just a couple of minutes to set it up when necessary. We provide a web page with supplemental instructions for upgraders.
Possibly a one-time opportunity for Premium users to upgrade to Professional inexpensively. For Professional users, be warned that Dragon Professional Individual does not support Roaming profiles or running Dragon on a Terminal Services server and accessing Dragon via Remote Desktop Protocol.
Currently (October 2015) we are only offering these as downloads. You will receive an email with download links and your serial number.
For Pro 12/13 users wishing to upgrade:
|Item||Price||Upgrade from NaturallySpeaking Professional Releases 12 or 13 to Dragon Professional Individual (14).
This product is shipped electronically approximately one business day after ordering. You will receive an email with the serial number and download instructions. Nuance Part SN-K889A-R00-14.0.
For Dragon Premium 12 or 13 users who wish to upgrade to Dragon Professional Individual
|Item||Price||Upgrade from NaturallySpeaking Premium Releases 12 or 13 to Dragon Professional Individual (14).
This product is shipped electronically approximately one business day after ordering. You will receive an email with the serial number and download instructions. Nuance Part SN-K890A-R00-14.0.
We have ample stock to fill all orders of these upgrades.
For doctors or others using many Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systems, Professional may not support dictation into such systems, doctors should typically upgrade to Nuance Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2.
Release 13 is supported on Windows 7 and Windows 8. Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013/365 are supported.
|Item||Price||Upgrade from NaturallySpeaking Professional Release 11 or 12 to Professional 13!
CLOSEOUT - Price valid while supplies last.
|Item||Price||Upgrade from NaturallySpeaking Premium Releases 11 or 12 to Premium 13.
This product will be shipped by the next business day after receipt of order.
This pricing limited to stock on hand, regular price is $149.99.
Nuance Part K689A-K00-13.0
|Item||Price||Upgrade from NaturallySpeaking Premium Releases 11 or 12 or 13 to Professional 13. CLOSEOUT! Price valid while supplies last.
This product will be shipped by the next business day after receipt of order. Nuance Part A290A-XC7-13.0 (same ability to upgrade as with A290A-RC7-13.0).
Release 13 requires Windows 7 or Windows 8.
|Item||Price||Upgrade from NaturallySpeaking Legal Release 11/12 to Legal 13
This is the latest version supporting Windows 7 and 8, Office 2010 and Office 2013.
Dragon Legal Individual requires Windows 7, 8, or 10. It is delivered as a download. Note that delivery is not immediate, the process for getting this downgrade can take 2-3 days.
|Item||Price||Upgrade from NaturallySpeaking Legal Releases 12 or 13 to Dragon Legal Individual (14).
This product is shipped electronically one-three business days after ordering. You will receive an email with the serial number and download instructions. Nuance Part K589A-R00-14.0.
Release 11 requires Windows-XP SP-3 (32-bit), Vista, or Windows 7.
At least 1GB RAM is normally needed on Windows-XP, 2GB RAM on Windows Vista or Windows 7 32-bit systems is minimal, 4GB on Windows Vista 64-bit or Windows 7 32 or 64-bit systems is required. If buying a new system, get 2GB if Windows XP or 4GB+ for Windows Vista and Windows 7. Release 11 requires about 150MB more RAM than Release 9. Memory upgrades are simple to do on most PC's (Tablet-PC's can be an exception), if you need more RAM I suggest looking at http://www.crucial.com as a top-notch supplier.
A minimum 1GHz CPU is required for any of the Release 11 products. Either a dual-core CPU, 1.6GHz or faster; or a single processor at least 2.4GHz is needed. If buying new, then we suggest a dual-core system running 2GHz or faster. If your computer system does not meet these requirements, it may still be worthwhile buying an upgrade to Pro, Medical, or Legal to preserve future upgrade options or to run in a slightly-slower mode.
The SSE2 instruction set and at least 512KB L2 cache memory is required. What this means in practice is that some systems bought before 2006, most commonly AMD systems, may not work. Don't worry, those systems wouldn't run Release 11 very well anyways! Nuance has a TechNote 6027 that goes into the detail of this issue and provides information of how to determine if your system is affected.
Upgrade purchases include the Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 Upgrade DVD, a tiny Quick Reference Guide from Nuance, and Nuance's technical support as applicable (usually 1 free problem report).
For those upgrading to Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional or Legal 13, we offer special pricing for upgrades which includes a PDF copy of Scripting for Dragon NaturallySpeaking® 11 (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.
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 (Preferred, Medical, Pro, etc.) and release numbers (8, 9, 10 ...) for products you already have.
No longer available.
No longer available. Buy Nuance Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2
If you have a valid Dragon Legal 8, Legal 9, or Legal 10 license, we have upgrades may assist in updating your software to a more-current version of Dragon Legal. Please contact us by phone at 602-375-0998 for further information. Let us know your current Dragon release. Quantities are limited to stock on-hand.