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    dragon naturally speaking 10 pro

    Is there any cheaper alternatives to this? The head uses it and the dep head is after a copy, but its comign in at ~ 200

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    We just use the standard version but it's still around 70. What is so special about the pro version?

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    Not sure, ive never used it. Does the standard let you dictate into any text field or only the dragon pad?

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    There is an education edition for less money, but hardly anyone actually has it in stock and getting hold of it is annoying and prolonged.

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    The differences

    I recently had to look at this for an outside job, the main differences as far as i can tell are the ability to control the pc more and use wireless headsets with the pro version. If the user just wants to dictate to a word document then i guess the standard version would do.

    Here's the comparison matrix to have a proper look.

    Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 Product Comparision Matrix

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    Thanks. Ordered the preferred.

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    Spent ages writing a big reply about how it wouldn't install on vista, and all the various steps I had to go through to get it to work, but then the site died for a few mins and I lost the reply.

    So if anyone in the future has problems installing this on vista PM me and ill explain how to do it.

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    Had lots of issues with XP SP3 too, this is what I did:

    Code:
    As per phone call, we followed the KB article:
    
    http://knowledgebase.scansoft.com/view.asp?60VQ=KFKI&5d7r4B=
    
    This is the full error information, this is after product key being entered, after prepping for copy - fails as just about to copy on installation.
    
    
    The spec of the PC was:
    
    XP SP3
    2GB RAM
    2.2 Core2Duo
    120gb S-ATA HDD
    
    I did all as per the knowledgebase, still failed.
    
    I tried to firstly install .NET again, i know that the WinVerifyTrust is a function and was worried somehow .NET was knackered, this made no difference.
    
    I tried to install 3.1 Installer once more, again no difference.
    
    Removed XP SP3, proceeded to incrementally install bits, eg, only one set of components at a time and then going to add/remove and installing component by component.
    
    
    This worked without failure, I managed to install the software, however upon loading was faced with "Unable to find the file: C:\Windows\Speech\VCMD.exe", then proceeded to run with a repair.... still failed.
    
    Installed http://activex.microsoft.com/activex/controls/sapi/spchapi.exe
    
    Run the software, hooray it works.
    For Vista, i'd imagine disable UAC would be the first step.

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    Basically got stuck in an install loop, trying to install the c++ runtime. The FAQ on the website acknowledged this, and offered download, but the download page was broken and not accepting serial numbers.

    The fix was to run some .vbs scripts to force the install of the runtime and bypass the reboot..

    and then run another script to install the software from the dvd.

    Ive attatched the files. You need to copy the runtime exe from the dvd to the location of the scripts.
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