If you’re currently running Dragon Naturally Speaking 11 or 12, then you may qualify for an upgrade discount when moving up to Dragon 13. Nuance, like many other software companies, has special deals for existing customers that come back to upgrade their current versions to the newest version.
What’s the discount & how to qualify?
If you currently own Dragon Naturally Speaking Premium 11.0, 11.5, or 12.0, then you can qualify got a 25% off savings off the list price (that’s $50.00 off!) when ordering directly from the Nuance Store. Nuance only supports upgrades for two-versions back so if you own Dragon 9 or an older version then you will have to buy it all full-price. You must also be upgrading to either the same edition or to better version (i.e. From Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 11 to Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 13). You can not “downgrade” from Premium to Home editions using the upgrade discount. The Professional editions, like Dragon Medial or Legal, do not qualify for discounted upgrade pricing.
How to upgrade your current version.
The easiest way to upgrade is to pick it up directly from the Nuance Store. The $149.99 discounted price will be already reflected when your checkout (the Premium version normally retails for $199.99). After you checkout out and install the software (either digitally if you choose the download version or with the installation disk that arrives in the mail) you will be prompted to provide your existing serial number/key to verify your current version and to confirm that you qualify for the upgrade pricing. Note that you are not required to install your purchase on the same computer.
What happens to my existing Dragon User Profile?
When you upgrade, you’re existing Dragon User Profile from the previous version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking can be upgraded as well. That means that all your saved words, commands and phrases don’t have to be re-recorded in Dragon 13. You can upgrade your user profile using the User Profile Upgrade Wizard found in Dragon 13 (one you have it installed). You can find it here: “Start > All Programs > Dragon NaturallySpeaking > Dragon NaturallySpeaking Tools > Upgrade User Profiles”. Unfortunately, if you’re down-grading or purchasing the full edition of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 then you will not be able to import your previous User Profile onto the version.
Should I upgrade?
We often run across people who think that they HAVE TO buy the upgrade versions because they currently own a previous version. Well, this is absolutely not the case as everyone can purchase the full version. I hear it already – You are probably already saying to yourself “why would i want to buy at the more expensive full version?”. Well, we’ve found that there are times that the full version is priced for less than the upgrade version. This often happens near the end of the version cycle when top Nuance resellers began clearing out existing inventory to make room for the upcoming new versions. You’ll also find some pretty good deals around the holidays and on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. To see all the latest deals on Dragon 13 then be sure to see our Dragon 13 coupon codes and deals page for the latest offers (we update the offers daily!).
If you have questions about upgrading your Dragon speech recognition software then just leave your questions in the comments below and we’ll do our best to help you out!