Re: Windows 7 32 bit or 64 bit

Dave Durber


No version of JAWS will work with Windows XP 64 BIT.



Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lisle, Ted" <>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <>
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2011 9:04 AM
Subject: RE: Windows 7 32 bit or 64 bit

Early reports from supposedly reliable sources stated that 64-bit OS's
could not run 32-bit programs. That's the main reason I stuck with
32-bit when going to XP. Only later did I learned the error.
-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Steve
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2011 6:00 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Windows 7 32 bit or 64 bit Richard,
I don't know of any 32-bit programs that won't run on a 64-bit system, although I suppose there may be some. But, that is what the
Programs\x86 folder is for, that's where the 32-bit programs that run in Win 7 or
Vista 64-bit editions live.
Jaws is available in either 32 or 64-bit editions. If you have the Jaws
installation DVD, it will recognize which version you need for your
system; if not, just go to the FS site and download the correct version.
Take my advice, I don't use it anyway.
Lansing, MI
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Holloway" <>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <>
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2011 5:32 PM
Subject: Re: Windows 7 32 bit or 64 bit

32 vs. 64 bit has to do with the way the computer physically addresses
data; literally 32 or 64 pieces of information at a time (specifically
that many ones or zeros at a time-- that's what a "bit" is, a one or a
zero in binary computing. Multiple bits comprise a byte. Enough bytes
a "k", then megs, gigs, etc.)

You must run the correct bit OS on the appropriate processor.
vary. You can run some 32 bit applications on some 64 bit machines
which I
assume requires some sort of emulation mode by the OS which may be transparent to the user. 64 bit applications won't work for 32 bit.

JAWS 9 was 32 bit only. At the time that was out, Freedom told me they
no intention of supporting 64 bit machines in the future. Once most
machines started going 32 bit, they changed their tune a bit. (Pun intended.)

I assume current JAWS has a dual installer that works on both? I know
are currently supported one way or another.

Sent from my iPad
On Jul 30, 2011, at 5:00 PM, "Crystal French" <>

I have Jaws 12, but have reverted to Jaws 11 as 12 was crashing too often.

I'm afraid I need to think seriously about a new computer.

I'm still with XP Home.

Can someone tell me what would be the major difference between
Windows 7
32 bit or 64 bit?


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