I'm using Dragon NSP( P) v.10 and suspect that opposing sound settings on my Vista (Business) VAIO laptop are "fighting" each other. At present the reaction to dictating is so very slow that the words appear on my screen literally letter-by-letter.
With XP I knew exactly how to fix the sound settings, but with Vista I'm totally lost.
My headset/Mic is an Andrea Antinoise ANC-750 with a VX1 USB Translator. However, an item called Sigma Hi Definition Audio CODEC appears in the "sound" item on my Control Panel, with no mention anywhere of VXI. Shouldn't that be one listed there as an alternative to Signa Hi Def Audio CODEC, or isn't that so?
I have a feeling that my computer is simultaneously running its own (Microsoft?) voice recognition software program. I also don't know whether the computer's internal microphone may be switched on and therefore "clashing" with the Andrea USB. There seems to be no indication of how to turn either of these off.
Someone recently told me to find a "sound icon 'under' (my single quotes) the control panel" and that "If you click it you should be able to do everything there." However there seems to be no such icon literally "under" the control panel. There certainly isn't any useful info. when I click the actual sound button actually IN the Control Panel's Sound section. All there is there is a mention of Sigma Hi Def with a check mark and three options (Playback, Recording and Sounds) none of which seem to help me select any settings.
Although this explanation may seem fairly lucid, I am not at all technically savvy, and so would appreciate a very basic explanation about what to do.