Re: JAWS Repair

David Whitehead <davidwhitehead1957@...>

The steps below are the best, most in depth, and most thorough way of
repairing Jaws according to Freedom Scientific Tech Support.
Note; jaws11 is the example, however, this will work for 12 13 14 15.
1. Place a copy of the Jaws executible version that you want to repair into
the main root of the " C " drive. For example; If you are running Jaws11
most recent you would paste a copy of " J11.0.1430-32bit.exe " into the main
root of the " C " drive. To open the main root of the " C " drive, go to
the desktop, press enter on My Computer, press enter on Local disk C, and
now you have the main root of the " C " drive open.
2. With the Jaws " .exe " pasted into the "C" drive, highlight the " .exe ",
and press F2 as if you were going to edit this line of text. now press
control + C to copy this Jaws executible, press escape to close the edit
field, and press Alt + F4 to close the C drive.
What you want to do is place just the title of the Jaws version into the
Windows Run Dialogue box and not the file. If you were to place the Jaws
executable into the Run box without copying as you did as per the
instructions above you would have pasted the whole file into the Run Box
instead of just the title.
3. Now that you have just the title copied to the clipboard, press Windows
key + R to open the Run Dialogue Box. Type, remember to type a capitalC ,"
C:\ " without the quotes or
spaces and press control + V to paste the Jaws title, press your end key to
take the cursor to the end of the title and type in the following " /type
repair" without the quotes but, with the spaces . Below is what your line
of text should look / read like.

C:\J15.0.5056ENU-64bit.exe /type repair

Read character by character to make sure you have put in the proper spaces,
Forward & back slashes and text. press the home key to go to the front of
the title and press enter to start the repair.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Robbie Curtis
Sent: Sunday, December 22, 2013 2:10 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: JAWS Repair

Thanksz Bill, I will try that.

On 12/22/2013 11:18 AM, Bill White wrote:
Hi, Robbie. If you didn't use a CD or DVD to install your copy of JAWS,
but instead used the program directly downloaded from Freedom
Scientific, you will need to download the exact version which is
installed on your system, and then do a repair from that executable
file. I have had this same trouble when I was trying to repair JAWS
using a file which did not match the exact version on my system.

This will also be the case if you have used the automatic update feature
of JAWS.

Thank you.
Bill White
----- Original Message ----- From: "Robbie Curtis"
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, December 21, 2013 6:49 PM
Subject: JAWS Repair

JAWS Repair
Hi All,

I am currently using JAWS 15 and windows 8 and need to update.
However, when I tried to update, I got an error message saying that I
need to repair.
Can anyone tell me which folder has the setup package so that I may do

Thanks in advance.


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