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How to locate your Dragon NaturallySpeaking (DNS) Serial Number

Why you might want to locate your serial number?

bulletYou need this serial number to be able to install and/or register your product.
bulletIf you lose your DVD/CDs containing your NaturallySpeaking serial number but still have the product loaded on a PC, you can look up your serial number on the PC.  With your serial number, you can contact Nuance Customer Service at 800 654-1187 and request (a) replacement DVD/CDs for a nominal media charge.

So, how can you locate the serial number?  There are two major ways of finding your serial number.  

bullet Your DNS CD came in a white envelope with a label that had your serial number  - repeated three times on a label set.  You used this serial number to install your product.  So, locate the DNS CD and you'll see the serial number in a format similar to:


Note, your serial number format may be slightly different, depending on whether you have a DNS full product or upgrade.
bullet If the DNS CD with label isn't available, then go to your system with DNS installed.  The serial number is written to a file used for electronic registration called "ereg.ini" -- you can either search for it or its location, if you want to browse to it, is
"C:\Program Files\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking10\Ereg"
C:\Program Files\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking9\Program"
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\NaturallySpeaking8\Program"

If you choose to "search" for the ereg.ini, you'll see that other programs on your computer also have an ereg.ini file, so just make sure you get the correct one by noticing where it is. (In other words, make sure you are in the NaturallySpeaking8 folder path.)  

By the way, y
ou may get warnings from Windows that you should not look in these folders, but be assured that unless you do something like deleting the files in these folders, nothing bad will happen. 

Find the file ereg.ini.   You may see two files named "ereg" -- one is the actual electronic registration executable applet (the one with the Scansoft logo) and the other is the file we want.  It is a small text file that can be opened with the notepad.   Open the file.  If asked for a program to open the file with, choose Notepad, Wordpad, or Word or some other text editor.   At or near the end of this file, you should see a line containing the serial number in the format below:

Note, your serial number format may be slightly different, depending on whether you have a DNS full product or upgrade.

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