Instead of going to add/remove programs you can run repairs for Dragon NaturallySpeaking by using the command prompt.
This will take something that usually takes 7 or 8 minutes down to less than 2 minutes.
Navigate to the directory that contains natspeak.exe
In a typical installation, natspeak.exe is located in the following directory:
Path for 32bit
Path for 64bit
C:Program Files (x86)NuanceNaturallySpeaking11Program
This example is for 32bit. For 64bit, see use the path designated for 64bit. Note: When navigating directories with spaces such as the path for 64bit, you will need to put those directories in double quotes.
Open a command prompt by going to start > start search. Type in cmd. This will take you to the command line window. Navigate by going to the root (if you are not there already).
type ‘cd /’ or ‘cd ‘ (either should work)
then type ‘cd C:Program FilesNuanceNaturallySpeaking11Program’
Then type following command ‘natspeak.exe /fixguids
You will not see anything other than the little Windows circle showing the PC clocking. Lasts usually less than a minute. Tops 2 minutes.
After that your repair is done and you can go back to using Dragon.
Source: Nuance Support
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