Re: Speeding up the JAWS starting time?
I should have mentioned that bothmy laptops have SSD
‘s, the old one came with a regular hard drive at the time, but I upgraded it immediately to an SSD, my new Asus Zenbook which compared to the old Acer is a pretty high-end computer, came with 16 Gb of RAM and a 512 SSD. It came with Windows 10 Home which I have since upgraded to Pro via a paid upgrade. I could have simply installed Windows 10 Pro from scratch, but this laptop unlike many others I have bought in the past came with more or less no preinstalled junk or bloatware and it ran so good out of the box that I didn’t feel it would make a difference.
I heard Del is a bit known for putting all sorts of stuff on their machines and if it’s a real concern I still think installing from scratch is your best option.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Tony
Sent: Saturday, June 3, 2017 10:09 AM
Subject: Re: Speeding up the JAWS starting time?
It is a new machine with little junk installed. Both Microsoft Disability Support and Dell Pro Support have looked at it. Microsoft said wait for the 1703 update. I did, it got worse. Dell is still trying to figure out what is going on.
The Dell tech is pretty knowledgable and has solved a couple of Dell driver problems. I’ll point out to her that your machine, which should be a bit slower based on the SSD, takes only about half the time my machine takes to boot.
You might want to reinstall Windows 10 then, I have both a 5-year old Acer laptop with an iI5 processor from backthen and a new Asus Zenbook with an I7 Skylake processor, both have Windows 10 Creator’s Update and Jaws 18 and while the old Acer takes maybe a bit longer, both boot very fast. If my Asus is shut down and I press the button to turn it on it takes about 10 seconds for it to boot to the password/PIN prompt, then after I enter my PIN the desktop visually is there in about 2 or 3 seconds, Jaws takes maybe another 6 or 8 seconds to speak.
There are times when Windows is busy cleaning up some mess or finishing updates that take longer than expected.
My old machine was taking 4 minutes to jaws speech. It was not a slow machine but had been running for two years without much in the way of cleanup. I installed a SSD and the boot time dropped to24 seconds without making any other changes.
My new Xeon Win 10machine with a faster SSD and more RAM takes twice as long to boot. So much for progress.
I got a slight scare earlier this morning. I restarted the computer and there was no JAWS starting up. NVDA started up on the login screen but then went silent. JAWS finally came on. My question is, is there anyway to get it to come on quicker? Honestly, I could have drank a cup of coffee waiting for JAWS to start speaking.