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NUANCE Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Premium Student/Teacher Online Validation

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Required: Valid .edu email address necessary for eligibility.

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"Online Validation and Activation Required"

How to validate your education status
Nuance Student License product does not contain a serial number/activation code. You will need to follow these steps in order to confirm your academic status, obtain your serial number and begin using the software:
* Go to:
* You will be asked to provide a Unique ID Code (this 8 character code is printed on the validation card in the box) as proof of purchase and complete online form, confirming your details and your proof of academic status.
You will be required to submit one or more of the following:
* A valid email address that is associated with your accredited education institution.
* A valid, current student / teacher photo ID card that includes name and date / registration card.
* Letter or Correspondence* from academic institution confirming EDU status. Confirmation must be on letterhead paper and signed by a lecturer / teacher if you are a student** or by colleague (including contact details) if you are a lecturer / teacher.

* Correspondance can be letter from school addressed to pupil at home address.
** Students under 18 are required to complete No 3 as form of validation.

* Once you have submitted your online form and proof, your application will be processed. Providing the proof is sufficient, the serial number will be released to you via email within 24 hours.
* If the form is incomplete or confirmation of academic status is not submitted, yourform will be held and your serial number will not be emailed. You will receive an email within 24 hours informing you of this.




Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Premium Student/Teacher Online Validation
Operating Systems Supported
System Requirements
CPU: We recommend 2.2 GHz Intel dual core or equivalent AMD processor. (Minimum 1 GHz Intel Pentium or equivalent AMD processor or 1.66 GHz Intel Atom processor). NOTE: Faster processors yield faster performance. (IMPORTANT: SSE2 instruction set is required)

Processor Cache: We recommend 2 MB L2 cache. (Minimum: 512 KB L2 cache)

Free hard disk space: 3.2 GB (4 GB for localized non-English versions)

Supported Operating Systems:

Microsoft Windows 7 and higher, 32-bit and 64-bit

Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, 32-bit and 64-bit

Microsoft Windows XP SP3, 32-bit only

Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2, 32-bit and 64-bit

RAM: We recommend 2 GB for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 32-bit, 4 GB for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 64-bit. (Minimum: 1 GB for Windows XP and Windows Vista and 2 GB for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008.)

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or higher for online help (free download at

Internet Explorer 9, Firefox 12 or higher, or Google Chrome 16 or higher are required in order to experience the enhanced capabilities in Gmail and Hotmail

Sound card supporting 16-bit recording

A DVD-ROM drive for installation

A Nuance-approved noise-canceling headset microphone (included in purchase). See details at (includes USB adapters and digital voice recorders).


Dictate documents, spreadsheets and presentations

Search the Web, post to Facebook and Twitter, navigate and control your PC & applications - all by voice

Use with Gmail and Hotmail - two of the most popular web-based email applications

Capture notes using a digital voice recorder or a compatible iOS device for later transcription at your PC

Free Dragon Remote Mic app turns your iOS or Android device into a wireless mic*

Wideband Bluetooth support provides higher wireless accuracy

Smart Format Rules means Dragon adapts to your preferences for how words, phrases or numbers are formatted

Compatible with most Windows operating systems

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  • Leonard D.
  • 1/21/2014 3:03:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsCriminal

Pros: Contents of the box are as advertised.

Cons: My son got this product (student/teacher edition) as a gift in October, 2013. He has since been trying to get the code that will allow him to use it. He has used his student e-mail address as identification. He was asked for his transcript and has sent that. He is still waiting for the code to unlock the program. Nuance is impossible to work with and is even worse. There is no way to work with these companies and the Naturally Speaking product sits unused and it has been an absolute waste of money.

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  • Ronald P.
  • 12/18/2013 1:40:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Perfect! Easy to Register.

Pros: Let's get the registration issue out of the way. If you really are a student or teacher, then you will have your registration key in 5 minutes or less. If you are not a teacher/student, then don't buy this version. I am a University of Phoenix "online" student. Answered around 6 questions before my registration key arrived. Easy.

My version 12 came with a USB headset. Not the best, but not the worst. The headset actually works well, and was recognized by my Windows 7 OS without issue. The microphone does not sit directly in front of my mouth, and I thought that would be an issue. It was not an issue.

The short story is this; I talk fast, and not very clearly. After reading 3 short paragraphs to optimize the software to my speaking style, I swear I can't get the software to make a mistake. I have no reason to blow wind up anyone's skirt. The software works great.

I am a doctoral student, and am getting ready to conduct my research study. Instead of paying around $2000 for someone to transcribe my interview recordings, I will "parrot" the interviews myself (listen, repeat sentence to Dragon, listen, lather, rinse, and repeat).

Final note: you can control your computer with this software. I did it for fun, but it was too much work. But you can give Word commands for example, like "press alt F", "click S", "type myfile", close word.

Cons: None.

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  • John D.
  • 9/10/2013 4:01:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBeware Licensing issues

Pros: The program generally does what it's supposed to, as long as you've got a solid mike and you're careful with enunciation.

Cons: Licensing is non-trivially awkward, especially for the student/teacher edition. Further, if you need to purchase this for multiple machines, the individual end users must activate each product key to obtain the serial number separately. This is because Nuance limits Academic purchases to one per person per 365 days. A fact that isn't on the box, wasn't in the item description, and wasn't mentioned in the activation process until after the error was flagged.

Other Thoughts: If one user wants this software installed on multiple devices, the Academic license is pretty clearly not an option for purchases after the first one.

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  • Frederick O.
  • 1/1/2013 8:16:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsDragon Naturally Speaking

Pros: none

Cons: does not work as advertised

Other Thoughts: After 4 hrs. of trying to get through the install/learning program I admitted defeat . Every paragraph I dictated after 2-3 sentences the program would stop and a window would pop up saying it didn't recognize what I was saying. Than I would have to X out the window, turn the mike back on, and start over. After 4 hrs. of this I quit, put it back in the box, and uninstalled the program, I would take it back, but it was a Christmas gift from out of state.

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  • David A.
  • 12/8/2012 1:38:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works well & validation was EZ

Pros: I'm very pleased with Dragon NaturallySpeaking premium student-teacher edition. I'm a teacher at a major university. I ordered the software through Newegg. It came promptly and it installed easily. It requires University validation but my email address being an .edu one was adequate. I've used Microsoft's speech software. Dragon 12 is many times better.

Cons: I couldn't find any. It requires a lot of storage memory and installed memory, RAM needs to be at least 2G. I have 8G.

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  • Virgil B.
  • 10/22/2012 8:15:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsActivation Issue

Pros: 5 Trial uses before being locked out

Cons: Activation Database with nuance requires corporate approval of a new serial and you must go through customer support which takes at least 30 minutes depending on how competent your representative is. Highly recommend not to waste your time with this new version.

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