23 Aug

Find out your Dragon NaturallySpeaking serial number

To find out the serial number of your version of Dragon Naturally Speaking once it’s installed:

Option 1

  1. Open the Dragon NaturallySpeaking software.
  2. Click “Help” on the Dragon menu bar and click “About NaturallySpeaking…”
  3. The window that opens will contain details of Dragon NaturallySpeaking including your serial number.

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Option 2

(if Dragon NaturallySpeaking will not load)

  1. Navigate to the folder where Dragon is installed which is usually one of the following:
    • C:\Program Files\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking11
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking11
      (Folder name will vary based on your version.)
  2. Open the Ereg folder.
  3. Open the ereg.ini file (it is a text file).
  4. Look for a line beginning with Ser_Num=
    The serial number will be written after it.

25 Responses to Find out your Dragon NaturallySpeaking serial number

  1. Dennis Raphael January 30, 2013 at 20:37

    Thank you! A lifesaver as my son discarded the sleeve with the number.

  2. Heroic – thank you!! I had lost the sleeve.

  3. i tried finding this location a bunch of different ways, but can’t find it.
    i need the serial # for when it asks me at the begining before i install it, so this might be a reason.
    any help?

  4. Thank you, That was a great help.

  5. You are the man

  6. Nothing comes up when i copy and past the folder to find my serial number I have it installed and used it already it says i can use it two more times before I have to put in the serial number any suggestions

  7. Thanks, putting it on a second computer that can ‘hear’ me better. I do love techies. 🙂

  8. Thanks for that.
    I tried to contact nuance, but no response. Just as well there are sites like this.

  9. Thanks, I already spent too much time trying to find my SN

  10. James monfregola March 11, 2014 at 21:15

    Thanks it worked !

    This saved me from 2 -3 hours of frustration calling Dragon Shitupport.

  11. Renata Petrson March 23, 2014 at 13:19

    Hello, Nice to be here. I just wanted to encourage you more in your work and wish you good writing all the time.

  12. I used to work at a relative’s computer store for a while, but didn’t know too much about computers but now I feel a slight urge in wanting to know more about new technology – Computer products, Mobile phones, Tablets, etc.

  13. Worked for me with version 12 too. Got a new computer and lost the serial number. Life saver!

  14. Great article! I am sure this is going to help a lot of people

  15. Thank you so much for this! I had almost given up and purchased a new copy.

  16. I.T staff here – thanks! users lost serial .

  17. My old computer crashed. I am trying to install it into my new computer, but my daughter threw away the protective sleeve. I have the box and instructions, but no serial number. Is there anything I can do?

  18. My old computer crashed. I have the CD, box and directions. I kept the CD in a CD wallet and misplaced the sleeve. How can I load the software on my new computer?

  19. still will not activate a309z-w00-xtn7-cerw-g5

  20. Nila Spitzack Hetteen April 12, 2016 at 00:41

    You are a life saver about where to find the serial number. God bless!

  21. Fantastic, thanks so much for this, much appreciated

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