OK, I need some advice. I have been trying to get Dragon Naturally Speaking 9 (DNS) to work using VM ware and a USB mike. Windows recognizes the mike, windows sound levels are fine using the windows hardware test. Even so, DNS will not recognize the mike, will not go through the training routine. I called Nuance, maker of DNS, and was told (rather curtly, I might add) that they do not support Macs, whether virtualization or boot camp. They referred me to their tech document #5420, if you want to read their position. I have been in touch with VMWare by email. They have been quite responsive with several emails back and forth, suggesting various possible solutions, so far without any success. I have sent them a bunch of info they requested, and am waiting for their response. Any suggestions? THanks!