[access-uk] VISTA ready to go

  • From: "Andy Logue" <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2008 22:21:42 -0000

Hi all.

Took the big plunge today and purchased a HP VISTA desk-top PC. It's sitting in the kitchen in a couple of big boxes and I'm planning to put it together tomorrow with sighted assistance from my wife Pauline.

I have a copy of JAWS Pro 8 to install, though I am hoping to upgrade this week to JAWS Pro 9, which will probably arrive within ten days.

So I've not done a thing to it thus far. I'm looking for some advice. For example, is there anything that I should do to the settings prior to installing JAWS. For example, I have since Windows 95 used the High Contrast Number 2 display colour option as this is less harsh on my eyes. Should I wait until JAWS has been installed before attempting to change this?

I have a document titled something like Setting up XP to work with JAWS. I have used the recommendations in this document for several years, to change settings to maximise JAWS. I was wondering if there was perhaps a similar document which would tell me how to enable JAWS to work at it's best in VISTA?

So there is a couple of questions off the top of my head and perhaps there is a more crucial modification that I need to make but don't yet know of it. Perhaps JAWS will work with VISTA out of the box, so to speak, but given past experience, I doubt it very much.

Looking forward to lots of advice.

Best wishes.


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