Re: Forced to switch to JFW Pro

I had no problem except they used an old disk for the authorization, but other than that good working all the way. Note: make sure that when you install jaws that you make sure that you first go in to control pannel and go to add/remove programs and go through the list to see what programs you aren't going to use and delete them there. Don't do that from the desk top because these programs still show up otherwise.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Katrina" <kanderson@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 5:28 PM
Subject: RE: Forced to switch to JFW Pro



So David, did the combination of JFW Pro and the XP Media Center Edition
work out okay for you?  At this point I am leaning toward getting JFw Pro
and keeping my new computer as it is.

Katrina


-----Original Message----- From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of david ingram Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 2:41 PM To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: Forced to switch to JFW Pro

   I remember having to do the same thing.  I have a laptop with the media
center addition of windows xp which is a pro version of xp.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Katrina" <kanderson@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, December 04, 2005 1:35 AM
Subject: Forced to switch to JFW Pro


After spending the last week dealing with several problems getting a
new desktop computer to work, it turns out I am faced with the worst
problem of all, and everything I have gone through thus far may have
been a huge waste of time, money, and resources.  Obviously I will
contact FS Monday about this matter, but that will be my first day
back to work after a long vacation, so I may not have an easy time of
getting to speak with somebody during business hours.  In the
meantime, I was hoping somebody on this list could help.

I thought that my new computer came with Windows XP Home, but instead
it has Windows XP Media Center.  I had never heard of that, and
actually had thought there were only two versions (Home or Pro).  I
knew to not get Windows XP Pro, but apparently I should have known to
stress that my version of JFW would only work with XP Home, and made
sure to not get the Media Center.  I had called FS to ask if there was
anything I needed to stay away from and/or know about before buying
the computer.  I specifically asked about the ATI video card, as I had
heard that could be a problem.  I was advised on that topic, but was
given no other advice.  Oh well, that is water under the bridge.  Now
I need to figure out how to solve the problem at hand.  After
installing JFW, I was given a message about this version of JFW not
working with XP Pro, etc.  I thought that was interesting, because I
didn't purchase XP Pro.  I did a bit of research on the FS Website,
and learned that FS does not support Media Center (and/or hasn't
tested it), but that it would work with the professional version of
JFW.  Well, it was a great time to find that out!  (frown)

As I see it, there are three choices.  First of all I called HP to ask
if the HP Pavilion with Windows XP Media Center could be changed to XP
Home.
I
was told absolutely it could not!  I was advised to return the
computer, and get one with XP Home, so that is my second option.  Or
then there is the third option of purchasing the JFW Pro version.
Since the first option appears to be out of the question, I'm left
with two choices.  I truly don't want to think about returning the
computer and getting another one, as I have spent a good deal of time
and money getting this computer working.  I have had lots of people
help with transportation, installation, etc.  This past week I was on
vacation, but Monday it is back to reality.  I never considered that I
couldn't have this computer working before returning to the stress of
my job.  But, it is unfortunately going to happen that way.

It is a long story, but all of it revolves around the installation of
a secondary hard drive (from my old computer), and the floppy from the
old computer.  Best Buy ran into a major problem, which they thought
was a flaw in my new computer.  Turned out the problem lied in their
network.  I don't even know if they will take this computer back after
all of the work that has been done.  Fortunately I have had access to
transportation this past week, so it was possible to travel back and
forth to Best Buy multiple times.  That transportation will not be
available after tomorrow, and I am definitely not going to pay for a
taxi considering the distance involved.

So, that makes me lean toward the latter choice....getting the JFW Pro
version.  Now my question...how much would I have to pay to get that
software?  I just purchased version 6.1 a few months ago, and have
been using version 7 most recently.  I really am not sure I can afford
another thousand dollars.  Since I already have JFW, and a Sma, would
I have to pay the full price?  And, since FS hasn't tested Media
Center should I stay away from it?

All thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

Katrina


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