Nuance released service Pack 1 for Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 10. I apply updates blindly so this update was no exception. The first hitch that I encountered was that the service packs installer was unable to completely closed Dragon NaturallySpeaking. I suspect this is an issue with my current Windows XP installation as opposed to the service pack’s installer. Therefore, the installation could not complete. Before you install the service Pack, you must close Dragon NaturallySpeaking completely. Once this has been done, the installation will go very smoothly.
It is besed to download the service pack rather than to run it from the Internet.
Dictation in Outlook 2007 as well as Microsoft Word works as expected. Even the correction system is working as it should. Outlook 2007 Microsoft Word and Internet explorer can all be started using speech commands. Beyond that, I have not really noticed any other side-effects.
One thing that seems to have happened a few hours after I wrote the above is that my user profile has got corrupted. I cannot tell whether this is the result of the service pack’s attempt to upgrade it or something I did. I have deleted the user and I will create a new user. I have my commands and vocabulary backed up.
You can read more about the service pack at
this knowledge base article.