RE: General Jaws Question

Hi,

Well, I have turned off the little switch on the front of my computer that
turns off all the radios.  I don't know if this is the same thing or not.

Karl

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Karl Smith
Access Technology Specialist
Axis
4304 South El Camino St.
Taylorsville, Utah 84119

Phone:  866-824-7885
Fax:    866-824-7885
E-mail: karl@xxxxxxxxxxxx

Life is one dumb thing after another....Love is two dumb things after each
other.


-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Chip Orange
Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 9:01 AM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: General Jaws Question

How are you disabling them?  Could it be you're not turning them off,
but simply stopping them from making connections?  On my dell I actually
turn the power to the radios off, but your device has to have power
management enabled for it in order to do this.  turning off the power
unloads the driver, and you can see the device disappear from the
devices list of the device manager when you do this.

the support tech at jaws said I certainly wasn't the first to have this
problem.
 
here's an fyi which made my problem much worse:
 
every time I reactivated, it went through the process ok, and said it
worked, and reduced my activation count on the server, but jaws didn't
save the activation information on the laptop!!!  this definitely was a
vista problem, and it may be fixed in jaws 10.
 
fs was violating a tenant of vista design, and trying to write the
activation information in the program directories of jaws.  this works
during setup because the setup program is specially priviledged at the
time it runs, but when doing it afterwards, vista prevents you or jaws
from making changes in the program files directory, and jaws wasn't
reporting an error when it could not save the activation info.
 
The only solution is to take ownership of the program files\freedom
scientific directory away from the system and give it to your account
before attempting activation.  Yes, I was using an administrator
account.

that coupled with the 8 activations I needed really caused me headaches
for a long time.
 
Chip
 
 




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Chip Orange
Database Administrator
Florida Public Service Commission

Chip.Orange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
(850) 413-6314

 (Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not
necessarily reflect those of the Florida Public Service Commission.)


 


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        From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Karl Smith
        Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 10:22 AM
        To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: RE: General Jaws Question
        
        

        Yes this is a Vista Ultimate machine.

         

        Karl

         

         

         

        ____________________

         

        Karl Smith

        Access Technology Specialist

        Axis

        4304 South El Camino St.

        Taylorsville, Utah 84119

         

        Phone:  866-824-7885

        Fax:    866-824-7885

        E-mail: karl@xxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:karl@xxxxxxxxxxxx> 

         

        Life is one dumb thing after another....Love is two dumb things
after each other.

         

        From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Chip Orange
        Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 7:30 AM
        To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: RE: General Jaws Question

         

        Is it running vista though?  as I said, the tech seemed to
indicate this was a vista only problem, but didn't realize until I
explained it to him, that with vista the devices actualy disappear from
your device list when made inactive.  

         

        Chip

         

         

         

        
        
        

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        Chip Orange
        Database Administrator
        Florida Public Service Commission
        
        Chip.Orange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
        (850) 413-6314
        
         (Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do
not necessarily reflect those of the Florida Public Service Commission.)

         

                 

                ________________________________

                                From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Karl Smith
                Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 7:14 AM
                To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
                Subject: RE: General Jaws Question

                I am surprised to hear this as I have a Lenovo X61
laptop and I turn the blue tooth and other radios on and off all the
time and have never been asked to reactivate my JAWS.

                 

                Karl

                 

                 

                 

                ____________________

                 

                Karl Smith

                Access Technology Specialist

                Axis

                4304 South El Camino St.

                Taylorsville, Utah 84119

                 

                Phone:  866-824-7885

                Fax:    866-824-7885

                E-mail: karl@xxxxxxxxxxxx

                 

                Life is one dumb thing after another....Love is two dumb
things after each other.

                 

                From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Chip Orange
                Sent: Monday, September 22, 2008 3:42 PM
                To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
                Subject: RE: General Jaws Question

                 

                just an fyi that I found the hard way, 

                 

                if it's possible for you to deactivate hardware
temporarily, say turning off a wifi card, this will also trigger jaws to
think you've got a different pc.  this seems to be a problem mostly for
laptop users with vista, as it appears hardware which is turned off
under vista actually disappears from the device list because it's driver
is unloaded.

                 

                since I have a wifi card, a bluetooth card, and a hard
wired ethernet option, jaws required me to activate *eight* different
times to cover all the possibilities of hardware configurations!!! :(
since fs will only give you 3 activations at a time, this took weeks to
resolve.

                 

                this is unacceptible to me as who knows where you might
be when some hardware change happens to your pc; you may be away from
the internet, or out of activations at the fs web site.

                 

                 

                 

                 

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                Chip Orange
                Database Administrator
                Florida Public Service Commission
                
                Chip.Orange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
                (850) 413-6314
                
                 (Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author
and do not necessarily reflect those of the Florida Public Service
Commission.)

                 

                         

                        ________________________________

                                                From:
jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Sharon Hooley
                        Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2008 8:49 AM
                        To: Jaws Users Group
                        Subject: General Jaws Question

                        Hi!

                         

                        A computer guy came to my house yesterday and
put in a DVD drive in for me, and may have reactivated my printer.  Now,
when I boot up, Jaws prompts me with "activation".  How do I get that to
stop?

                         

                        Thanks!

                         

                        Come inside where...Is it hot or cool?

                         

                        http://www.MyPowerMall.com/biz/home/52721

                         

                        Sharon

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