moderated How to update JAWS for Windows


Tony Sohl <tonysohl@...>
 

FOr new JAWS users, I have a document on how to update JAWS for Windows.

Instructions for updating JAWS for Windows

If you have an older version of JAWS, then here are the instructions to either check for updates or to update JAWS for Windows.

1. Open the JAWS window by pressing Insert J.

2. Once in the JAWS window, press Alt H to open the help menu.

3. Press the up arrow till you get to the Check for updates option and press enter.

4. Press enter and you will hear the following message:
Checking for updates.

You will get either one of two messages. If you have the latest version of JAWS, then you will hear:
Your JAWS is up to date.

If you have an older version of JAWS then you wil be presented with a list of options.

You will hear:
The following update is available:
JAWS Version 2023.2210.29.

5. If you get a newer version to install presss the spacebar to check the item and press enter to proceed.

6. You will be presented with a screen to accept the licance agreement and simply press the spacebar followed by enter.

7. Press enter and this will start the installation process. This will take several minutes.

8. Once the update has been installed, you will hear the following message:
JAWS needs to restart your computer so the changes can take affect. Press enter to restart now or you can press the tab key to restart later.

Only use the restart later option if you are currently working on a file while the update is being installed.


Adrian Spratt
 

If I'm not mistaken, these instructions are misleading. They work for updates to an existing version, true, but I don't believe they work if Vispero issues a completely new version, such as the current 2023. Please someone correct me if I'm wrong, as I know you will!!

I rely on Mike B's posts about new releases and versions. In addition to saving me from checking from time to time, Mike links to the actual executable file. Installing from that file has proven to be more dependable than the method described below. also, having the file on your system makes repairing simple.

As an added bonus, Mike always adds the list of improvements and fixes.

--
My novel Caroline is now available in paperback, Kindle and audiobook versions and, for qualified readers in the US, at the National Library Service/BARD. Go to: https://adrianspratt.com/book/

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tony Sohl
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 3:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: How to update JAWS for Windows

FOr new JAWS users, I have a document on how to update JAWS for Windows.

Instructions for updating JAWS for Windows

If you have an older version of JAWS, then here are the instructions to either check for updates or to update JAWS for Windows.

1. Open the JAWS window by pressing Insert J.

2. Once in the JAWS window, press Alt H to open the help menu.

3. Press the up arrow till you get to the Check for updates option and press enter.

4. Press enter and you will hear the following message:
Checking for updates.

You will get either one of two messages. If you have the latest version of JAWS, then you will hear:
Your JAWS is up to date.

If you have an older version of JAWS then you wil be presented with a list of options.

You will hear:
The following update is available:
JAWS Version 2023.2210.29.

5. If you get a newer version to install presss the spacebar to check the item and press enter to proceed.

6. You will be presented with a screen to accept the licance agreement and simply press the spacebar followed by enter.

7. Press enter and this will start the installation process. This will take several minutes.

8. Once the update has been installed, you will hear the following message:
JAWS needs to restart your computer so the changes can take affect.
Press enter to restart now or you can press the tab key to restart later.

Only use the restart later option if you are currently working on a file while the update is being installed.


Jim Weiss <jimweiss72@...>
 

I got the update notice that 2023 was available when I was running 2022.  This notice popped up if I rebooted or sopped and restarted JAWS.
Jim Weiss
jimweiss72@...

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” - Henry Ford




On Nov 15, 2022, at 3:28 PM, Adrian Spratt <adrian@...> wrote:

If I'm not mistaken, these instructions are misleading. They work for updates to an existing version, true, but I don't believe they work if Vispero issues a completely new version, such as the current 2023. Please someone correct me if I'm wrong, as I know you will!!

I rely on Mike B's posts about new releases and versions. In addition to saving me from checking from time to time, Mike links to the actual executable file. Installing from that file has proven to be more dependable than the method described below. also, having the file on your system makes repairing simple.

As an added bonus, Mike always adds the list of improvements and fixes.

--
My novel Caroline is now available in paperback, Kindle and audiobook versions and, for qualified readers in the US, at the National Library Service/BARD. Go to: https://adrianspratt.com/book/

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tony Sohl
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 3:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: How to update JAWS for Windows

FOr new JAWS users, I have a document on how to update JAWS for Windows.

Instructions for updating JAWS for Windows

If you have an older version of JAWS, then  here are the instructions to either check for updates or to update JAWS for Windows.

1. Open the JAWS window by pressing Insert J.

2. Once in the JAWS window, press Alt H to open the help menu.

3. Press the up arrow till you get to the Check for updates option and press enter.

4. Press enter and you will hear the following message:
Checking for updates.

You will get either one of two messages. If you have the latest version of JAWS, then you will hear:
Your JAWS is up to date.

If you have an older version of JAWS then you wil be presented with a list of options.

You will hear:
The following update is available:
JAWS Version 2023.2210.29.

5. If you get a newer version to install presss the spacebar to check the item and press enter to proceed.

6. You will be presented with a screen to accept the licance agreement and simply press the spacebar followed by enter.

7. Press enter and this will start the installation process. This will take several minutes.

8. Once the update has been installed, you will hear the following message:
JAWS needs to restart your computer so the changes can take affect.
Press enter to restart now or you can press the tab key to restart later.

Only use the restart later option if you are currently working on a file while the update is being installed.











Tom Behler
 

I want to echo what Adrian says here.

I truly appreciate Mike's e-mails regarding Jaws updates.

In addition, I've found that saving the executable files and then using them
to install the updates tends to be more reliable and less problematic than
using the Jaws update function.

These are just my thoughts, of course.

Tom Behler

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 3:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to update JAWS for Windows

If I'm not mistaken, these instructions are misleading. They work for
updates to an existing version, true, but I don't believe they work if
Vispero issues a completely new version, such as the current 2023. Please
someone correct me if I'm wrong, as I know you will!!

I rely on Mike B's posts about new releases and versions. In addition to
saving me from checking from time to time, Mike links to the actual
executable file. Installing from that file has proven to be more dependable
than the method described below. also, having the file on your system makes
repairing simple.

As an added bonus, Mike always adds the list of improvements and fixes.

--
My novel Caroline is now available in paperback, Kindle and audiobook
versions and, for qualified readers in the US, at the National Library
Service/BARD. Go to: https://adrianspratt.com/book/

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tony Sohl
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 3:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: How to update JAWS for Windows

FOr new JAWS users, I have a document on how to update JAWS for Windows.

Instructions for updating JAWS for Windows

If you have an older version of JAWS, then here are the instructions to
either check for updates or to update JAWS for Windows.

1. Open the JAWS window by pressing Insert J.

2. Once in the JAWS window, press Alt H to open the help menu.

3. Press the up arrow till you get to the Check for updates option and press
enter.

4. Press enter and you will hear the following message:
Checking for updates.

You will get either one of two messages. If you have the latest version of
JAWS, then you will hear:
Your JAWS is up to date.

If you have an older version of JAWS then you wil be presented with a list
of options.

You will hear:
The following update is available:
JAWS Version 2023.2210.29.

5. If you get a newer version to install presss the spacebar to check the
item and press enter to proceed.

6. You will be presented with a screen to accept the licance agreement and
simply press the spacebar followed by enter.

7. Press enter and this will start the installation process. This will take
several minutes.

8. Once the update has been installed, you will hear the following message:
JAWS needs to restart your computer so the changes can take affect.
Press enter to restart now or you can press the tab key to restart later.

Only use the restart later option if you are currently working on a file
while the update is being installed.


Adrian Spratt
 

Thanks, Jim. I gladly sit corrected.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Weiss via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 3:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to update JAWS for Windows

 

I got the update notice that 2023 was available when I was running 2022.  This notice popped up if I rebooted or sopped and restarted JAWS.

Jim Weiss


“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” - Henry Ford

 

 



On Nov 15, 2022, at 3:28 PM, Adrian Spratt <adrian@...> wrote:

 

If I'm not mistaken, these instructions are misleading. They work for updates to an existing version, true, but I don't believe they work if Vispero issues a completely new version, such as the current 2023. Please someone correct me if I'm wrong, as I know you will!!

I rely on Mike B's posts about new releases and versions. In addition to saving me from checking from time to time, Mike links to the actual executable file. Installing from that file has proven to be more dependable than the method described below. also, having the file on your system makes repairing simple.

As an added bonus, Mike always adds the list of improvements and fixes.

--
My novel Caroline is now available in paperback, Kindle and audiobook versions and, for qualified readers in the US, at the National Library Service/BARD. Go to: https://adrianspratt.com/book/

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tony Sohl
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 3:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: How to update JAWS for Windows

FOr new JAWS users, I have a document on how to update JAWS for Windows.

Instructions for updating JAWS for Windows

If you have an older version of JAWS, then  here are the instructions to either check for updates or to update JAWS for Windows.

1. Open the JAWS window by pressing Insert J.

2. Once in the JAWS window, press Alt H to open the help menu.

3. Press the up arrow till you get to the Check for updates option and press enter.

4. Press enter and you will hear the following message:
Checking for updates.

You will get either one of two messages. If you have the latest version of JAWS, then you will hear:
Your JAWS is up to date.

If you have an older version of JAWS then you wil be presented with a list of options.

You will hear:
The following update is available:
JAWS Version 2023.2210.29.

5. If you get a newer version to install presss the spacebar to check the item and press enter to proceed.

6. You will be presented with a screen to accept the licance agreement and simply press the spacebar followed by enter.

7. Press enter and this will start the installation process. This will take several minutes.

8. Once the update has been installed, you will hear the following message:
JAWS needs to restart your computer so the changes can take affect.
Press enter to restart now or you can press the tab key to restart later.

Only use the restart later option if you are currently working on a file while the update is being installed.