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So I purchased an Acer laptop for my folks, along with Microsoft Office 2007 and Dragon Naturally Speaking, with the sole purpose that my father could start transcribing his scribble notes to a nice print.
Little did I know that Dragon does not support 64 bit Vista. Also I had no idea the laptop even came with 64 bit Vista until I fired it up, as the documentation said no such thing.
In short, are there any 64 bit speech to text programs worth a damn? I played a little with Vista's built in speech to text and it seemed OK, but how does it stack up to something like Dragon (as I never got to actually use it)? And finally how easy is it to downgrade to 32 bit Vista?
And if none of that works, and I'm able to return the laptop, how do I know I won't get another 64 bit product so I can actually load Dragon on for him? The documentation on these online doesn't always specify, it just says something like "Vista Home Premium."