Lori, Yup, that is what I also think. Now, if you are doing things which XP Home will not support then you really have no choice with JAWS. If you can manage with XP Home then the Pro versions are an awful lot of expense for nothing. As has been noted it is not only the initial cost but each time you go for a new SMA you will pay through the nose again ? and again ? and again. Further, I think that some of the extra features which will run on JAWS Pro are extra cost items. Cy From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lori Duncan Sent: Monday, March 21, 2011 10:11 AM To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: Upgrading Jaws and windows xp Hi not on this ocation, I get the same message each time, seems like they want an awful lot of money out of us :( ----- Original Message ----- From: Cy Selfridge <mailto:cyselfridge@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, March 21, 2011 3:34 PM Subject: RE: Upgrading Jaws and windows xp Hi, Were it me I would just go to XP home. Unless you need the few extra things which XP Pro might give you I think it is a horrid waste of money. Also, what happens when you re-start your computer? Occasionally Jaws tells me that it is not authorized but a re-start seems to clear all that nonsense up. Cy From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lori Duncan Sent: Monday, March 21, 2011 9:27 AM To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Upgrading Jaws and windows xp Hi I'm trying to activate Jaws 11 on my home PC, and although it came up activation successful, when I tried to exit I got a message saying something like "Jaws is not authorised to run on windows opperating systems, windows XP or Proffessional, please contact Freedomscientific support for advice". I did and was told I could iether downgrade my system to windows XP Home adition, or else upgrade my JAWs to 12, which would work fine with Windows Profferssional. The problem is it'd cost me about £300.38. Does anyone else use JAWS with Windows XP Proffessional, and if so is it worth the upgrade? I don't know whether to just go for the upgrade and pay the extra money or whether to get a more basic version of XP. I'd be grateful for any advice on this before I make a choice. Many thanks from Lori duncan.