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How to Choose Your Dragon

A message keeps popping up on your phone. You probably know the one. It says there's a software update available for the phone's operating system. Do you want to update now or later? Many people say "later," but you'll have to update eventually or apps will stop working properly.

Upgrade to Dragon Medical Network EditionThat's the way it is with software. Everything has to be kept up to date or the compatibility begins to break down. Eventually software companies stop supporting older versions of their products entirely. We published a blog last year about Microsoft no longer supporting XP and what it could mean for HIPAA. It also has implications for your speech recognition solution. Newer versions of Microsoft Windows and Office are not compatible with older versions of Dragon and the other way around. Here is a handy guide for figuring out if your operating system and Dragon versions will work together:


Dragon Medical 10.1 Enterprise Edition System Requirements and Compatibility

Supported Operating Systems & Apps:

  • Windows XP SP2 or higher, 32-bit
  • Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Office 2013 and later is NOT
  • Windows 8 and later is NOT
  • There are also compatibility issues with Office 2010 64bit combined with Windows 7 64-bit versions

Dragon Medical Network Edition System Requirements and Compatibility

Supported Operating Systems & Apps:

  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit Editions)
  • Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit Editions)
  • Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit Editions)
  • Microsoft Word (Office 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013) [32-bit and 64-bit]

If your organization is considering an update or upgrade to a newer version of Windows, Office, or Dragon, it is important to make sure that all your programs are compatible. We can help. Even if you just want to know more, contact us. Our expert team can walk you through your next project, and support you the whole way.

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