Re: Installation of today's new JAWS release

Michal Nowicki <mnowicki4@...>

Unlike earlier versions, Windows 8.1 installs security updates automatically
upon system shut down or restart when such updates are available. This may
explain why it sometimes takes longer for computers to reboot following a
JAWS update

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Soronel Haetir
via Jfw
Sent: Monday, June 22, 2015 3:18 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Cc: Soronel Haetir
Subject: Re: Installation of today's new JAWS release


I've noticed lately that most reboots after installation take significantly
longer than I would expect (even taking into account that reboot after
install won't have the normal decreased boot time associated with win8.1).
Given how simply turning off a booting system is one of the few remaining
ways to mess up an operating system install I would suggest waiting much
longer than five minutes before assuming that the reboot is hung. My jaws
upgrade took close to that today and I've had a few MS updates take more
than 20 minutes after reboot, but the point is that the system did
eventually come around.

On 6/22/15, Adrian Spratt via Jfw <> wrote:
When I rebooted an hour ago, I was notified of a new JAWS release.
Against my better judgment, I went ahead with the installation. As
usual, I was required to reboot on completion. After about five
minutes, I decided something was wrong because the rebooting process
got hung. So I shut down the PC and restarted. It took a while, but
eventually the PC came back to life and JAWS reloaded. Ultimately a
good result, but the experience brought back bad memories of earlier
JAWS releases. In the future, I'll make sure to have sighted
assistance nearby when I install a new JAWS release, just in case. I
wonder if this process went more smoothly for others.
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