At long last, Speakeasy Solutions is pleased to announce the arrival of Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2.3. This patch provides complete support for the Windows 10 Operating System, as well as Microsoft Office 2016.
Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2.2 was previously mostly compatible with Windows 10, but everyone who holds a license for Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2.X is encouraged to install the patch. Please read below for further details and the important steps for applying this patch, available for free to those who hold a Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 license.
As an aside, with the release of this patch, it is highly unlikely that Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 3 is anywhere on the horizon at this point in time. For those of you who have been holding off purchasing Dragon® Medical Practice Edition due to wishing version 3, please be advised that the next version is seemingly quite distant in the future. As a reminder, the Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 3 that is available in Europe differs from the currently available version of Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 in North America.
Version 2.3 is available only as a service pack update and is downloaded from the Dragon Software Manager, accessible through the DragonBar as well as your computer’s Task Bar. If you are a client of Speakeasy Solutions, we are more than happy to assist you in downloading the patch from our website if you encounter difficulties with the Dragon Software Manager.
2.3 is available to those who are currently running Dragon® Medical Practice Edition version 2.2.
If you possess an earlier version of Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2, you will need to apply the update to version 2.2 first (same process is outlined below), and then you will have version 2.3 available to you.
If you have a license for Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 1 or Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical version 10, an upgrade is available (for an upgrade fee) to Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2. Contact Speakeasy Solutions for this upgrade order purchase online.
What’s New in Update 2.3
- Full support for the windows 10 Operating System.
- Full support for Microsoft Office 2016.
- Full support for Internet Explorer 11.
- Intermittent freezing of the DragonBar and microphone resolved.
Installing the Update
First and foremost, always backup or export a copy of your Dragon user profile. On the DragonBar, click Profile> Manage Users> Advanced> Export.
It’s also prudent to close all applications and restart your computer. Once your computer has restarted, then begin Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2.
On the DragonBar, click Help> Check for Updates.
Within the Dragon Software Manager, check the tick box next to Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2.3*, and choose Download Only. Should you Install directly from the Nuance website, errors may occur.
Once this has begun, you may close Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2. The patch will download to your computer at your default or designated folder. I recommend your desktop.
Once complete, click Finish on the Software Manager.
Double check that Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 is closed, and then double click on the patch.
The 12.5 upgrade will commence.
When prompted, click Update on the Dragon® Medical Practice Edition InstallShield Wizard.
The update may take several minutes. Once complete, click Finish.
Verify the patch has been successful by starting Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2. On the DragonBar click Help> About Dragon. The version should read 12.53.350.033.
Again, if you are a Speakeasy Solutions client, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.
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We look forward to optimizing your clinic.