[access-uk] Re: preparing for clean installation of XP

Open system properties in control panel, control-tab until you get to
the hardware tab, and click the device manager button. Your video card
should be listed under display adaptors. Hope that helps.
On Tue, 16 Jan 2007 17:43:44 +0000, "Andy Collins"
<Andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> said:
> Christopher - from what I understand, it might be that XP installs 
> this graphics driver, how will I know if it's installed or not before 
> installing JAWS? -
> Andy
> On Tue Jan 16 16:53 , 'Christopher Hallsworth' 
> <chrishallsworth@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> sent:
> 
> >No. However, you can use Narrator to install your graphics driver. 
> You
> >should install the graphics driver first before installing any screen
> >reader that relies on video intercept technology. JAWS is one of 
> them.
> >Hope that helps.
> >On Tue, 16 Jan 2007 16:13:57 +0000, "Andy Collins"
> >Andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> said:
> >> Thanks Christopher - first things first then, after I install XP, 
> >> then JFW, will that be enough to be me started again, even if my 
> >> graphics driver hasn't been reinstalled, will JFW still give me 
> >> enough feedback to allow me to install everything else that is 
> needed?
> >> -
> >> Andy
> >> On Tue Jan 16  8:19 , 'Christopher Hallsworth' 
> >> chrishallsworth@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> sent:
> >> 
> >> >First, you can retrieve your JAWS activation code through the 
> >> internet
> >> >if you're using an internet-based licence. Otherwise if you're 
> using 
> >> a
> >> >floppy licence, you'll need to transfer the key to your floppy 
> before
> >> >formatting, then transfer it back once JAWS has been installed. 
> >> Second,
> >> >your recovery media, if any, should contain all the drivers for 
> your
> >> >computer. If not, you can download the drivers from the 
> >> manufacturer's
> >> >website and burn them to a CD. Lastly, you cannot simply copy 
> files 
> >> for,
> >> >say, Word, to another medium, since after installing Windows from 
> a
> >> >format and you copy the files back to Program Files, Windows 
> won't 
> >> know
> >> >how to load Word, to put it in a less technical manner, . Hope
> >> >that helps, and good luck.
> >> >On Mon, 15 Jan 2007 19:22:29 +0000, "Andy Collins"
> >> >Andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> said:
> >> >> In respect of all this then Christopher, What do I need to do 
> to 
> >> get 
> >> >> another JAWS registration? My sound card is the Realtech ac97 I 
> >> >> think, it came with the PC, which came with XP preinstalled; I 
> was 
> >> >> never sent a CD for ac97, so do you think it will still work 
> after 
> >> >> the installation? As for word2000, is there a way to make a 
> copy 
> >> of 
> >> >> the programme so I can copy it back after the installation? I 
> >> don't 
> >> >> have a code for it!
> >> >> 
> >> >> Your help is much apreciated, I don't have muc knowledge about 
> >> these 
> >> >> things when they stop working as they should!
> >> >> -
> >> >> Andy
> >> >> On Mon Jan 15 18:54 , 'Christopher Hallsworth' 
> >> >> chrishallsworth@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> sent:
> >> >> 
> >> >> >First, yes doing a clean install will affect your JAWS 
> >> registration
> >> >> >since a clean install will wipe your hard disk clean. Second, 
> you 
> >> >> will
> >> >> >need to have your drivers ready as Windows XP does not come 
> with 
> >> >> every
> >> >> >make and model of hardware that it supports. Under the hood, 
> if 
> >> you 
> >> >> hear
> >> >> >no sound, then it means Windows hasn't recognized your sound 
> card 
> >> and
> >> >> >therefore you need to download drivers. Last but not least, 
> you 
> >> >> might be
> >> >> >able to reinstall MS Word 2000 OEM, however you'll be stuck if 
> >> you're
> >> >> >asked for a product key. Somewhere on the packaging there 
> should 
> >> be a
> >> >> >product key. If not, I would consider saving up and buy Office 
> >> 2003. 
> >> >> I
> >> >> >hope this helps, and have fun reinstalling Windows!
> >> >> >P.S. Warning! After installing Windows XP You will have 30 
> days to
> >> >> >activate it. After that you'll be locked out until it's 
> activated.
> >> >> >On Mon, 15 Jan 2007 16:52:15 +0000, "Andy Collins"
> >> >> >Andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> said:
> >> >> >> Hi all -
> >> >> >> 
> >> >> >> I've backed up all it seems I can in readiness for a clean 
> >> >> reinstall 
> >> >> >> of XP. Will this affect JAWS registration? Also, I've been 
> >> looking 
> >> >> >> through my installed programmes, and I've got several 
> programme 
> >> >> files 
> >> >> >> I have backed up, but I wonder about things like things such 
> as 
> >> my 
> >> >> >> sound card, for which I have no installation cd, and 
> therefore, 
> >> no 
> >> >> >> driver files. Do I need to worry about this? Also, I have a 
> >> >> version 
> >> >> >> of MS Word2000 that I would like to reinstall; the original 
> >> >> >> installation for this was as an oem licence on an earlier 
> PC, 
> >> so I 
> >> >> >> don't have a user licence code for it, evne though it is 
> >> legally 
> >> >> mine 
> >> >> >> to use. Any way I can copy or back this up so as to 
> reinstall 
> >> it 
> >> >> >> after installing XP again?
> >> >> >> 
> >> >> >> Regards -
> >> >> >> Andy
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