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How to Transfer Dragon Naturally Speaking to a New Computer with Windows 11 or Windows 10

Transfer Dragon Naturally Speaking From One Computer To Another

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.

Manual transfer of Dragon Naturally Speaking to a 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

  1. Open Dragon Naturally Speaking and on the DragonBar, click ‘Profile’ > ‘Manage User Profile’.
  2. Select your user profile or the user profile that you want to transfer to your new computer.
  3. Click on ‘Advanced’ and select ‘Export’.
  4. Navigate to the USB stick or storage space you are using to transfer your profile and account. Create a new folder and click OK.
  5. A dialog box should pop up saying that the export has been successful, click OK.
  6. Your Dragon profile has now been exported and is ready to transfer to another computer. The folder you exported it to will be labeled with the profile name.

Now that you have completed part 1, you are ready to import everything to your new computer and complete the transfer:

  1. Install Dragon Naturally Speaking on the other computer and open the program
  2. On the DragonBar, click on ‘Profile’ > ‘Manage User Profiles’
  3. Click on the ‘Advanced’ button and select ‘Import’.
  4. Navigate to the USB stick or the device where you exported your Dragon Profile in part 1.
  5. Select the profile folder and click ‘OK’.
  6. Congrats! You have successfully imported your Dragon profile.

That is how to manually transfer Dragon Naturally speaking to a new computer.

Pros of this method:

  • It’s free and you don’t have to pay for additional software
  • If you are happy for the app to choose what is transferred to your new computer then this method is adequate
  • Good if you are simply looking to export and import a user profile in Dragon Naturally Speaking

Cons of this method:

  • If you want to transfer more files and settings, you will have to find all of the files using Windows Explorer. These are usually hidden and requires significant technical expertise and experience
  • This method will not work if you do not have the premium version
  • You will need a USB Stick or hard drive
  • You have to manually select which profiles to transfer
  • You can only transfer one profile at a time

Automatic Transfer of Dragon Naturally Speaking to a New Computer

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.

How to transfer Transfer Dragon Naturally Speaking to a New Computer

  1. Run Zinstall WinWin on your current computer (the one you are transferring from).
    Note: You can get Zinstall WinWin here.
  2. Run Zinstall WinWin on the new computer
    1. You don’t need to do any configurations for the computers to connect – it’s automatic
    2. If the computers are already connect to same router, same Internet connection, or same wireless connection, you don’t need anything else
    3. If the computers are not connected at all, connect them with a network / Ethernet cable
  3. If you’d like to select which applications and files you want to transfer, press the Advanced menu. If you just want to transfer everything, you don’t need to go to the Advanced menu.
  4. Press “Go” on the Windows 11 or Windows 10 computer to start the transfer

That’s it!

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.

Ready to transfer Dragon Naturally Speaking and the rest of your stuff to your new computer?

Get Zinstall WinWin here!

Video tutorial – how to transfer Dragon Naturally Speaking and other apps, files from one computer to another