moderated Re: How to update JAWS 2020
As John said, you can certainly leave it and I agree that for a while you should. But if you find you always use Jaws 2020 and there are no issues which make it necessary to fall back to Jaws 2019 you can certainly uninstall it. Here is what you do (I assume you have Windows 10):
1. Press Windows Key + X and press enter on “Apps and Features”, it’s the first item in the menu which comes up
2. Tab I think about 6 times until you get into the list of all the installed programs and apps on your computer
3. Arrow down to “Freedom Scientific Jaws 2019” and press enter to expand it, then tab once to “Uninstall” and press enter.
4. You may have to press Uninstall one more time, but eventually the Jaws 2019 installer starts and you can select to remove it, just make very sure you don’t and I mean “do not” check to remove shared components because if you do Jaws 2020 will also no longer work. You can, if you want, remove the user files by checking that option.
5. Let the uninstallation finish and reboot, there is a good chance Jaws 2020 won’t speak at the logon screen or even after you enter your password, if that is the case just load Jaws 2020 manually, then go into Jaws Options > Basics, tab twice to “Automatically Start Jaws” and make sure the option for Jaws to speak at the logon screen is checked and that it is set to “Always” for speaking after the desktop loads. That’s it.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of ARORA Meesha
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:21 AM
Subject: Re: How to update JAWS 2020
Ok, thanks . I’ll do that.
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Just leave it there.
It will not cause you any problem and if something starts acting funny with 2020, you can see if it does the same with 2019 if needed.
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Thanks Brian for the confirmation😊
So now I have downloaded the online version of JAWS 2020 and installed it on my system and I was expecting it to prompt for authorization however I think it automatically picked it up.
So far…. It seems to run smoothly. And I have two versions now –both 2019 and 2020. I am not sure if I should uninstall 2019 as for some reason I never had a smooth uninstallation of JAWS as whenever I try to uninstall it, it always leaves it’s components and then when I try to install the JAWS, it doesn’t get properly installed like doesn’t give the usual audio feedback etc.
So may be I leave both of these…I hope that wouldn’t be a problem??
Dear Meesha & List:
Any time I have updated my JAWS version previously, I have had to download the new JAWS
The check for updates function of JAWS only checks for updates to the version
you are running.
Brian K. Lingard
I currently have JAWS 2019 running on my system and I am entitled to JAWS 2020 as a part of my SMA. I would like to confirm whether I need to download JAWS 2020 on my system separately or it will automatically be updated if I click “Check for updates” in JAWS 2019 help option?
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