How to Activate Dragon Naturally Speaking

By Jim Connor

Dragon Naturally Speaking is a software program designed by Nuance Communications that enables a user to speak instead of type to both transcribe information and control his computer. This is beneficial if you don't like typing or physically cannot do it. The software requires a headset microphone to work and some configuration to get started. To continue using Dragon Naturally Speaking, you must register it or it disables itself. Activation is done online and requires a product serial number. The location of the serial number varies depending on the software version, but it should be located on the box, CD case or manual.

Start Dragon Naturally Speaking. When it completes the loading process, click "Activate Now" when prompted and then click "Activate Automatically."

Enter the serial number in the space provided and click "Generate Activation Key."

Copy the activation key into the activation text box and click "OK" to activate Dragon Naturally Speaking.