Re: jfw Digest V1 #122

First let me just explain what I found, and then maybe someone can contrast
that to the information in the below article.

I'm running Windows XP, I have been since I first purchased JAWS 4.0 to run
on that OS.

I checked my hard drive and authorizations floppy disk formats and found the
following:
Local disk C: - NTFS,
Authorization floppy in A: FAT.

I have JAWS 4.51 also installed as a fallback.  It was on the system and
authorized using the diskette prior to JAWS 5.

AmI missing something in the article below?  Because it sounds like my FAT
diskette shouldn't be working with my NTFS C: drive, and yet it does with no
problems.  Have even used this same diskette to install on other NTFS drives
with no problems.
-Greg Epley

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Phil Halton" <philhalt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 6:01 PM
Subject: Re: jfw Digest V1 #122


> I wrote to the origional poster of this thread off-list, but its probably
> good information for everybody so here it is again as I learned from FS.
> The problem is in the file system format.  Windows9X and ME systems used
the
> FAT or FAT32 file system format.  WindowsXP uses the newer NTFS file
system
> format.  The two aren't compatible, and a jaws auth disk that works for 9x
&
> ME systems won't work on XP systems.  Anyone migrating or upgrading to XP
> from 9x or ME will no doubt encounter this problem.  The solution is to
get
> a auth disk formatted specifically for the XP operating system (which is
to
> say, formatted in NTFS format) from FS.  Keep your old auth disk though,
> because if you go back to FAT or FAT32 for some reason, your XP auth disk
> won't work there just as the FAT disk won't work on XP.  If you get
someone
> at FS who doesn't know about this-which can happen-tell them you changed
> operating systems from 9x to XP (or changed file system formats from FAT
to
> NTFS more accurately) and just ask them to humor you and issue the new
auth
> disk for your operating system file format.
>
>
>
> > From: "Marie Nelson" <thebkkpr@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Subject: Re: Authorization key will not install under Windows XP
> > Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 09:17:54 -0700
> >
> > I had this same problem last summer when I purchased a new desktop.
After
> > tearing my hair out for a week or more, the solution was that Freedom
> > Scientific sent me a new authorization disk and it worked just fine.
Marie
>
>
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