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"Dragon NaturallySpeaking should not be run in the elevated mode." - ha!

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by GiftOfGab, May 13, 2015.

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  1. GiftOfGab

    GiftOfGab Thread Starter

    May 6, 2015
    I got this error message and was confused about it because the account I normally use is an "administrator" and the program has always run before.

    It seemed to start after I upgraded to Windows 8.1 but I can't be sure of that.

    After trying several things mentioned in other posts I realized I was running Skype. I thought to myself "I'll bet Skype uses the microphone so maybe there's some conflict." So I shut down Skype and NaturallySpeaking came up normally. Note that:

    1 - You have to "Quit" Skype to get it to shut down, just "closing" it still leaves it running.

    2 - If you don't have Skype it's possible some other program "has" the microphone and/or speakers under its control and NaturallySpeaking may not like that. A reboot might help to get rid of that.

    3 - If it starts automatically at startup (they make that the default) then rebooting will appear not to solve the problem because Skype is still running.

    4 - It is actually "bad form" to run as Administrator all the time if you are not actually an IT Administrator type person and even then "good ones" won't do so.

    I hope this helps.
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