Re: Uninstalling older versions of JAWS... Using "Narrator"


Thanks for the heads-up; but, I have never used "Narrator", even though I
think that Windows 8.1 has this feature.

Is there a "users' guide" for using this feature? If so, how does one find
it? Will this feature allow one to resolve some problems caused by not
being able to totally access the screen with the PC, JAWS, and/or the Touch

Now, regarding "leaving everything to the default" during Windows 10 set-up,
were these the dialogue check boxes regarding what information you were
willing to "send to Microsoft"? If so, you might want to revisit these
boxes to uncheck them. However, someone else will have to tell you how to
do this as I am not all that technically inclined, and have never done a
"Windows installation" myself.

On the subject of installing Windows 10, there was a message, from 1 of the
listers, that gave very clear directions on how to avoid giving away your
"privacy" to Microsoft. If the person who sent that message is seeing this,
perhaps she/he could resend those instructions. I have no intention of
installing Windows 10 for some time yet - not until "most" of the bugs have
been worked out, and after JAWS 17 has been released - for a while, to be
sure. So, I did not hang on to that message at the time.

Jim H

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Peter Tesar
via Jfw
Sent: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 6:27 PM
Cc: Peter Tesar <>
Subject: RE: Uninstalling older versions of JAWS.


I didn't get JAWS again until the whole process of installing Windows 10
was finished, almost 3 hours.

JAWS was alive for the download phase, about 50 minutes. I could get
JAWS to read the progress line showing the percentage completed.

I had sighted assistance after the reboot.

Since, I was told that I could have finished the install process by
starting Narrator
with the Windows Key plus ENTER.

The final phase required setting check boxes to allow your loss of
privacy. I left it simple by leaving everything to the default.

On some computers, the chevron button has a:
start Windows 10 button

This I did not use because the computer did not have it in the chevron

Peter T.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: RE: Uninstalling older versions of JAWS.
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2015 13:29:52 -0400
From: Jim Hamilton <>
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.' <>
CC: 'Peter Tesar' <>

How did you get JAWS to restart after it stopped with the first system
reboot during the Windows 10 installation process?

Jim H

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Peter Tesar
via Jfw
Sent: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 5:25 PM
Cc: Peter Tesar<>
Subject: Re: Uninstalling older versions of JAWS.


I just went through the process of installing Windows 10. The Freedom
Scientific site:

says that you have to first use the utility tool to remove all versions
of JAWS prior to the latest version of JAWS 16: 0.4350.

The latest version of Jaws works with Windows 10.

Even if you don't want to install Windows 10, I would suspect that the
utility tool can still be used to clean up your computer of older
versions of JAWS.

After running the utility tool, I still had JAWS working and it
continute to work during the download and install of Windows 10. JAWS
stopped when the computer began the first of the several reboots.

Peter T.

On 2015-09-08 12:22 PM, Michael Mote via Jew wrote:
Hi folks! It's been awhile, and I can't remember the best way to
older versions of JAWS. Should I leave behind the shared components or
uninstall them too? Any suggestions?

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