Re: Stay away from JAWS 5.0 and 5.1.

  • From: "Rosemarie Chavarria" <knitqueen2005@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2005 17:01:39 -0800

Hi, Byran.  I agree with you.  Recently I installed jaws 5.0 on my computer and 
I'm not having a single problem with it.  I also have xp home and SP 2.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Byron Stephens 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, December 09, 2005 3:59 PM
  Subject: Re: Stay away from JAWS 5.0 and 5.1.

  I can tell you right now that's a farce, because I've got both versions 
installed fine by myself.
  When the life giver dies, all around is laied to waste. I live my last hour, 
I'm a slave to the power of death.
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: James Dean 
    To: blindtech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Cc: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Friday, December 09, 2005 3:46 PM
    Subject: Stay away from JAWS 5.0 and 5.1.

    Note: The below message is also being CC'd to the jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx list.

    Hi all. I found out something yesterday that I think all JAWS users should 
be aware of. If you are thinking of installing JAWS 5.0 or 5.1 on a Windows XP 
machine, don't do it! You'll need sighted assistance to fix it like I did. What 
happened is that Freedom scientific changed the way JAWS hooks to the screen. 
The only way you should try to install JAWS 5.0/5.1 is if you have at least 
version 6 of JAWS on your system, and do not remove the shared components. Even 
then, I wouldn't recommend it. In order to fix it, buy the way, you have to 
either do a system restore or boot the computer in to safe mode and remove the 
jhook file. Either way, you have to boot the PC up in to Safe mode because the 
computer can't display in normal mode. I don't know if this is true on all 
windows systems, but on my Windows XP Service Pack 2 machine it most certainly 


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