In this guide, we will show you how to transfer Dragon Naturally Speaking to a new computer. This will include your Dragon user profile so that once Dragon is transferred to your new computer, all of your settings, voice files, and user profiles will have been transferred as well.
There are two ways to transfer Dragon Naturally Speaking by Nuance to a new computer. One is doing a manual transfer and the other, a much faster and easier option, is using transfer software that will automatically transfer Dragon to another computer.
We will cover both in this guide, although if you prefer to just skip to the easier, automatic option, you can click here for automatic transfer of Dragon Naturally Speaking from one computer to another.
Our goal is not just to install Dragon on another computer, but also to transfer your Dragon profile and account settings to the other computer as well, so that it looks and behaves just like the old one. This will include your voice files, custom word lists, profile settings, your customizations – everything associated with Dragon will be transferred to your new computer.
Please note: If you prefer to attempt a manual transfer of your Dragon Profile, as opposed to doing a fast, automatic transfer of your Dragon account to your new computer, you will need a USB stick or some kind of external hard drive.
This is not the easiest method and you will be limited as to what you can transfer to your new computer by the Dragon Naturally Speaking app, i.e. only the settings and files that Dragon Naturally Speaking allows through its options will be transferred. However, it is a free method, as long as you have the premium version.
There are 2 parts to manually transferring Dragon Naturally speaking to another computer. Part 1 is exporting your profile to a storage device
Now that you have completed part 1, you are ready to import everything to your new computer and complete the transfer:
That is how to manually transfer Dragon Naturally speaking to a new computer.
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The easiest way to transfer Dragon Naturally speaking to a new computer is to use a dedicated transfer tool – Zinstall WinWin. No registry edits of folder copy required.
This is a better option than the manual transfer method because it will transfer all of the files associated with Dragon Naturally speaking, including your profile and account settings. It will also work regardless of which version of Dragon Naturally Speaking by Nuance that you are trying to transfer – as well as other applications and files on your computer.
Zinstall will automatically transfer Dragon Naturally Speaking to the new computer, including your Dragon account, settings, voice files, and user profiles. You’ll have it up and running on the new computer just like on the old one. And not just Dragon: it transfers all other applications, settings, profiles, and files you have – the entire computer.
The new computer will feel just like home.