RE: My JAWS 6.1 disaster!

Been there, done that. Now I think as you do in this regard.

Bruce

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On Fri, 15 Apr 2005, J Dumes wrote:

> I learned a long time ago not to hold off on something because somebody else
> had a problem with it.  I prefer to find out myself.  When it comes to new
> releases, if you waited until everybody was happy, you'd probably still be
> using dos.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
> Cy
> Sent: Friday, April 15, 2005 4:01 PM
> To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: My JAWS 6.1 disaster!
>
>
> Chris,
> I think you must have chosen the scrambled eggs option on the merge
> phase.
> I hate to tell you but I am still using 5.0.677.
> I have 6.0 and then they sent me an additional disk to renew my SMA
> afterwards but, until the dust all settles I will not install 6.0.
> Cy, the aprehensive Ancient Okie...
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Chris Skarstad
> Sent: Friday, April 15, 2005 5:02 PM
> To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: My JAWS 6.1 disaster!
>
>
> Hi all! I was really excited about the new update to  6.1 so I
> downloaded
> and installed it right away. The install went as smooth as you like,
> everything was cool.  So, I murged my settings with 6 and then went to
> test
> things out. I am sad to say that, for whatever reason, msn messenger 6.2
>
> would not work on my system here. I could read the input window, in
> other
> words I could read what I was typing, but the history window would not
> read
> at all. Nothing, zip, absolutely silent!
> Well, being a former beta tester, I figured, Ok, I'll quit 6.1 and
> re-launch 6.0 and see if it works there.  Well, to my shock and
> amazement,
> msn 6.2 didn't work with that either! I was really frazzled now.  So,
> I  did a repair on 6 thinking that would work, but no dice. Still same
> condition as before, I could read what I wrote, but not what other
> people
> wrote to me.  Well, to make a long story very short, I ended up having
> to
> scrap everything and re-installing JAWS 6, and I was even asked to
> re-activate. I have sent in a request to have my count reset, so
> hopefully
> they'll do that in a few days. I'm just really upset that the whole
> upgrade
> process didn't work the way it was advertised to.
> So, if you're using MSN Messenger 6.2 with XP Home, be careful! Install
> this newly updated version at your own risk. If it works for you,
> fantastic. If not, stick to 6 until FS can get their *** together.
> What's interesting is I have friends using XP Pro and the update works
> flawlessly, so go figure. Anyways, there's the report. I've only
> rebooted
> this computer about 5 times now, and I've finally got everything working
>
> again, so I'm really just thinking I'll stick with 6.0 for now.
>
> Thanks guys
> The rather frazzled Chris
>
>
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