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Workaround for ZoomText 8.1 and Dragon Naturally Speaking 8

The fix to get ZoomText 8.1 and Dragon Natural Speaking 8 to work under Power user account.


Starting ZoomText 8.1 with a power user account causes the Dragon NaturalSpeaking 8 install window to start.


Dragon 8 and ZoomText 8.1 both use installShield to check and download updates to their program.


Disable ZoomText from checking for updates every time it is launched.

To turn off the update checking in ZoomText, do the following:

  1. Open ZoomText and select "Settings" in the menu then "program.…"
  2. In the "Preferences" window, select the "Program" tab and uncheck the box next to "Check for online updates each time ZoomText is launched" and click OK.
  3. In the ZoomText "File" menu, select "Save As Default." A box will appear that asks you if you want to have your current settings as Default, click OK.

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