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Topic Title: Latest versions of Parallels, Dragon professional and Windows 10 64: microphone unstable in VM
Topic Summary: Dragon Professional & Parallels - microphones unstable in VM
Created On: 05/02/2021 01:07 PM
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Bernd
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I am running Dragon in a Parallels VM on a MacBook pro 2019 with 16 GB RAM.
I remember that previous versions of Parallels, Dragon and Windows 10 seemed to be much more stable with regards to disconnecting/reconnecting the USB microphone, closing and opening the laptop lid, pausing or hibernating and then skill being able to dictate.
I even switched to the built in MacBook microphone to see if that would make it easier for the microphone to be recognised, no joy.
Windows and Dragon are the latest versions, Microsoft office is installed and not much else.
I have read and followed all parallels instruction/troubleshooting with regards to microphones, all to no avail.
Initially dictation is fine and then relatively quickly the microphone (USB or build in) is not recognised and mostly a restart of the VM is required. When the microphone is recognised recognition and transcription speed is excellent.

I do need the Mac for work, so switching to a Windows machine permanently will not be a solution.
Incidentally Dragon and windows 10 play together incredibly well on a Dell XPS I occasionally use when it comes to microphone disconnection/reconnection, hibernation and then flawless dictation without fail.
Very grateful for your thoughts.
Bernd



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