Installing Dragon Naturally Speaking 12 Does Not Work With WINE 1.5.20

NOTE: This is NOT a how-to.  This was an effort to document the problems I ran into during installation.  This blog post did not end in a successful installation of Dragon Naturally Speaking 12 in WINE 1.5.20.

This post, like my previous one, also started as a How-to, until it didn’t work…  I did eventually get Dragon Naturally Speaking working, and that post will be coming shortly.  This post does not have instructions which work, but I will publish it anyway in the hopes that someone will find it on Google, and something I’ve written will be useful.

My Installation Experiences

After failing to get Dragon Naturally Speaking 12 working on Ubuntu 10.04, I decided to try it in Ubuntu 12.04 where I would have access to a more recent version of WINE.  I decided to grab the latest version of WINE from the PPA.

Install WINE 1.5 from the PPA

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine

Install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 (Winetricks)

winetricks dotnet40

I was asked to download a file from Mediafire and put it in a location. Follow all on-screen instructions.

Dragon - 3 - Dotnet Error

The .NET Framework installer failed and produced error code HRESULT 0x80070643.  I found this bug report which led me to these other Winetricks.

When installing the other Winetricks, pay attention to their instructions, as some of them will have you download and run other scripts.  This is supposed to satisfy the missing .NET Framework requirements.

winetricks gecko
winetricks windowscodecs
winetricks ie7
winetricks msxml3
winetricks msxml4

Create a 32-bit WINE Prefix As described from this thread, I followed these steps.

export WINEARCH="win32"
export WINPREFIX="/home/folder/.wine"

Run Dragon Naturally Speaking Installer

wine setup.exe

Dragon - 1 - Install Starting

Dragon - 2 - License Agreement


I still got an error when executing the MSI installer…

Unhandled exception: page fault on read access to 0x00000000 in 32-bit code (0x6840c928).
Register dump:
 CS:0073 SS:007b DS:007b ES:007b FS:0033 GS:003b
 EIP:6840c928 ESP:0033f860 EBP:0033f8a8 EFLAGS:00010246(  R- --  I  Z- -P- )
 EAX:00000000 EBX:68475ff4 ECX:0033f750 EDX:00000000
 ESI:00852580 EDI:008525a4
Stack dump:
0x0033f860:  0013eb08 6846146c 00000016 683fd2a1
0x0033f870:  00000000 00000002 00011000 00000000
0x0033f880:  00000000 00000000 008527b8 007fac68
0x0033f890:  001506bc 00150680 0033f948 68475ff4
0x0033f8a0:  0066c158 00150680 0033f948 683fe5b8
0x0033f8b0:  00150680 00000001 00852580 68475ff4
=>0 0x6840c928 in msi (+0x5c928) (0x0033f8a8)
  1 0x683fe5b8 in msi (+0x4e5b7) (0x0033f948)
  2 0x683c38e9 in msi (+0x138e8) (0x0033f998)
  3 0x683d5776 in msi (+0x25775) (0x0033f9e8)
  4 0x683d59ef in msi (+0x259ee) (0x0033fa38)
  5 0x6841f4c0 in msi (+0x6f4bf) (0x0033fa78)
  6 0x683c2862 in msi (+0x12861) (0x0033fac8)
  7 0x683c38e9 in msi (+0x138e8) (0x0033fb18)
  8 0x683d5776 in msi (+0x25775) (0x0033fb68)
  9 0x683d59ef in msi (+0x259ee) (0x0033fbb8)
  10 0x6841f4c0 in msi (+0x6f4bf) (0x0033fbf8)
  11 0x683d6056 in msi (+0x26055) (0x0033fc48)
  12 0x684108bd MsiInstallProductW+0x8c() in msi (0x0033fc98)
  13 0x6839caa4 WinMain+0x673() in msiexec (0x0033fd78)
  14 0x6839e3bf main+0xae() in msiexec (0x0033fe08)
  15 0x6839e2fc in msiexec (+0xe2fb) (0x0033fe58)
  16 0x7b85f8ec call_process_entry+0xb() in kernel32 (0x0033fe78)
  17 0x7b860b6f in kernel32 (+0x50b6e) (0x0033feb8)
  18 0x7bc77130 call_thread_func_wrapper+0xb() in ntdll (0x0033fed8)
  19 0x7bc79cad call_thread_func+0x7c() in ntdll (0x0033ffa8)
  20 0x7bc7710e RtlRaiseException+0x21() in ntdll (0x0033ffc8)
  21 0x7bc4c82e call_dll_entry_point+0x61d() in ntdll (0x0033ffe8)
0x6840c928: movzwl	0x0(%edx,%eax,1),%ecx
Module	Address			Debug info	Name (126 modules)
PE	  460000-  46e000	Deferred        msi3ae7.tmp
PE	  9e0000-  a14000	Deferred        msi8158.tmp
PE	  a20000-  a43000	Deferred        msi855f.tmp
PE	  a50000-  a93000	Deferred        msi8568.tmp
PE	  ac0000-  ac7000	Deferred        msi897d.tmp
PE	  d90000-  f43000	Deferred        msi414e.tmp
PE	10000000-10036000	Deferred        msi3a4e.tmp
ELF	20014000-20052000	Deferred
ELF	20052000-20064000	Deferred
ELF	20064000-20133000	Deferred
ELF	20133000-20138000	Deferred
ELF	20138000-2014a000	Deferred
ELF	2014a000-20193000	Deferred
ELF	20214000-20228000	Deferred        shfolder<elf>
  \-PE	20220000-20228000	\               shfolder
ELF	20228000-20253000	Deferred        netapi32<elf>
  \-PE	20230000-20253000	\               netapi32
ELF	20253000-20277000	Deferred        iphlpapi<elf>
  \-PE	20260000-20277000	\               iphlpapi
ELF	20277000-202a6000	Deferred        secur32<elf>
  \-PE	20280000-202a6000	\               secur32
ELF	20b14000-20b26000	Deferred
ELF	21d6d000-21dc0000	Deferred
ELF	25089000-250bc000	Deferred        ws2_32<elf>
  \-PE	25090000-250bc000	\               ws2_32
ELF	29ce3000-29cfd000	Deferred        sxs<elf>
  \-PE	29cf0000-29cfd000	\               sxs
ELF	2aa63000-2aa8b000	Deferred
ELF	2c11e000-2c122000	Deferred
ELF	362dd000-362eb000	Deferred
ELF	3d6e9000-3d798000	Deferred        winmm<elf>
  \-PE	3d6f0000-3d798000	\               winmm
ELF	48efc000-48fc0000	Deferred
ELF	4c164000-4c1c3000	Deferred        dbghelp<elf>
  \-PE	4c170000-4c1c3000	\               dbghelp
ELF	4e730000-4e739000	Deferred
ELF	53ee2000-53efa000	Deferred
PE	5dca0000-5dce5000	Deferred        iertutil
ELF	5e608000-5e611000	Deferred
PE	603b0000-60416000	Deferred        mscoreei
PE	604a0000-604ac000	Deferred        fusion
ELF	605a8000-605ad000	Deferred
PE	61410000-61534000	Deferred        urlmon
ELF	63a94000-63ab7000	Deferred        imm32<elf>
  \-PE	63aa0000-63ab7000	\               imm32
ELF	63ca7000-63cab000	Deferred
ELF	68000000-68022000	Deferred
ELF	68022000-68164000	Dwarf 
ELF	68164000-6817f000	Deferred
ELF	6817f000-68329000	Deferred
ELF	68329000-6832e000	Deferred
ELF	6832e000-6835a000	Deferred
ELF	6835a000-68363000	Deferred
ELF	68363000-6837d000	Deferred
ELF	6837d000-6838a000	Deferred
ELF	6838a000-683a8000	Dwarf           msiexec<elf>
  \-PE	68390000-683a8000	\               msiexec
ELF	683a8000-68491000	Dwarf           msi<elf>
  \-PE	683b0000-68491000	\               msi
ELF	68491000-68526000	Deferred        msvcrt<elf>
  \-PE	684a0000-68526000	\               msvcrt
ELF	68526000-6863b000	Deferred        ole32<elf>
  \-PE	68540000-6863b000	\               ole32
ELF	6863b000-686a0000	Deferred        advapi32<elf>
  \-PE	68650000-686a0000	\               advapi32
ELF	686a0000-687e7000	Deferred        user32<elf>
  \-PE	686b0000-687e7000	\               user32
ELF	687e7000-688f2000	Deferred        gdi32<elf>
  \-PE	687f0000-688f2000	\               gdi32
ELF	688f2000-6890c000	Deferred        version<elf>
  \-PE	68900000-6890c000	\               version
ELF	6890c000-68a26000	Deferred        oleaut32<elf>
  \-PE	68920000-68a26000	\               oleaut32
ELF	68a26000-68a3c000	Deferred
ELF	68a3c000-68a62000	Deferred        mpr<elf>
  \-PE	68a40000-68a62000	\               mpr
ELF	68a62000-68c7b000	Deferred        shell32<elf>
  \-PE	68a70000-68c7b000	\               shell32
ELF	68c7b000-68c9b000	Deferred        cabinet<elf>
  \-PE	68c80000-68c9b000	\               cabinet
ELF	68c9b000-68d35000	Deferred
ELF	68d35000-68dbf000	Deferred        winex11<elf>
  \-PE	68d40000-68dbf000	\               winex11
ELF	68dbf000-68dc8000	Deferred
ELF	68dc8000-68efc000	Deferred
ELF	68efc000-68f02000	Deferred
ELF	68f02000-68f23000	Deferred
ELF	68f23000-68f27000	Deferred
ELF	68f27000-68f2e000	Deferred
ELF	68f2e000-68f32000	Deferred
ELF	68f32000-68f3c000	Deferred
ELF	68f3c000-68f45000	Deferred
ELF	68f45000-68f49000	Deferred
ELF	68f49000-68f59000	Deferred
ELF	68f59000-68f5f000	Deferred
ELF	68f5f000-68f93000	Deferred        uxtheme<elf>
  \-PE	68f70000-68f93000	\               uxtheme
ELF	6936d000-6938b000	Deferred
ELF	6b9ef000-6b9f6000	Deferred
ELF	6bf38000-6bf55000	Deferred        fusion<elf>
ELF	711fa000-71272000	Deferred        rpcrt4<elf>
  \-PE	71210000-71272000	\               rpcrt4
ELF	71c59000-71c73000	Deferred
ELF	73149000-731ce000	Deferred
ELF	73e00000-73e0c000	Deferred
ELF	74470000-74499000	Deferred        msacm32<elf>
  \-PE	74480000-74499000	\               msacm32
ELF	74501000-74575000	Deferred        wininet<elf>
  \-PE	74510000-74575000	\               wininet
ELF	76722000-76728000	Deferred
ELF	76736000-76741000	Deferred
ELF	77665000-77679000	Deferred        psapi<elf>
  \-PE	77670000-77679000	\               psapi
PE	77f60000-77fd6000	Deferred        shlwapi
ELF	78a36000-78a48000	Deferred
PE	79000000-7904a000	Deferred        mscoree
PE	79060000-7911e000	Deferred        msvcr100_clr0400
PE	79140000-797af000	Deferred        clr
ELF	799a8000-799bb000	Deferred
ELF	7b149000-7b245000	Deferred        comctl32<elf>
  \-PE	7b150000-7b245000	\               comctl32
ELF	7b800000-7ba33000	Dwarf           kernel32<elf>
  \-PE	7b810000-7ba33000	\               kernel32
ELF	7bc00000-7bcca000	Dwarf           ntdll<elf>
  \-PE	7bc10000-7bcca000	\               ntdll
ELF	7bf00000-7bf04000	Deferred        <wine-loader>
process  tid      prio (all id:s are in hex)
0000000e services.exe
	00000028    0
	00000027    0
	00000020    0
	00000010    0
	0000000f    0
00000014 explorer.exe
	00000015    0
0000001d winedevice.exe
	00000025    0
	00000022    0
	0000001f    0
	0000001e    0
00000023 plugplay.exe
	00000029    0
	00000026    0
	00000024    0
0000002a setup.exe
	0000002b    0
0000002c (D) C:\windows\system32\msiexec.exe
	0000005f    0
	0000005d    0
	0000005b    0
	00000059    0
	00000055    0
	00000053    0
	0000004f    0
	0000004d    0
	0000004b    0
	00000049    0
	00000011    0
	0000001b    0
	00000033    0
	00000009    0
	00000017    0
	00000013    0
	00000016    0
	00000046    0
	00000044    0
	00000042    0
	00000040    0
	0000003e    0
	0000003c    0
	0000003a    0
	00000038    0
	00000036    0
	00000034    0
	00000032    0
	00000031    0
	0000002d    0 <==
System information:
    Wine build: wine-1.5.20
    Platform: i386
    Host system: Linux
    Host version: 3.2.0-35-generic

One Thought on “Installing Dragon Naturally Speaking 12 Does Not Work With WINE 1.5.20

  1. Hello, It looks like the installer is trying to install a service into the background, which makes sense since dragon has 2 services called DNS service (Dragon Naturally speaking service) and something else for the licensing. This allows the process to interface with the operating system and build its own API’s I believe. The problem is that the installer is searching for appropriate processes to install the service and the processes aren’t responding with the appropriate response so the installer hangs and crashes.

    gnome-keyring-pkcs11.soELF 7b149000-7b245000 Deferred comctl32<elf> \-PE 7b150000-7b245000 \ comctl32ELF 7b800000-7ba33000 Dwarf kernel32<elf> \-PE 7b810000-7ba33000 \ kernel32ELF 7bc00000-7bcca000 Dwarf ntdll<elf> \-PE 7bc10000-7bcca000 \ ntdllELF 7bf00000-7bf04000 Deferred <wine-loader>Threads:process tid prio (all id:s are in hex)0000000e services.exe

    I am aware that wine can support services since i was able to install office 2010 into it, which also uses several services.

    My guess is that you are missing binaries for wine, I know dragon is coded in C and C++, so I recommend install every single runtime for these language and installing java in case the installer calls upon java for certain operations.

    You can use a tool called play on linux to setup a windows instance with wine, then install all the runtimes, there are guides everywhere, i would recommend you install every runtime. If you want you could copy binaries from a window’s xp machine to give wine all the possible dll’s it will require for the Dragon installation.

    Personally i wouldn’t install it on wine because dragon won’t have access to the application window, so you will be using the floating text box to copy desired text to the clipboard. Just install a virtual machine with win xp and do your work through that, it will be more efficient and less mess.

    Kind regards

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