Bob, below I'm copying instructions posted some time ago for how to determine whether you have JAWS pro or standard on your system. You can also find out by going to FS's Activate webpage. The method below enables you to get the answer on your own system. 1. Go to the start menu by pressing the windows key. 2. Go to the All Programs or Programs submenu depending on how your system is set up. 3. Press the letter J until you hear "JAWS X .0 Submenu" and press right arrow or enter to open it. (For "X," substitute your version number.) 4. Use the up or down arrow to find the "Tools" submenu, and press enter or right arrow to open it. 5. Arrow down until you hear "ILM Authorization Viewer." Press enter to open it. 6. Once the viewer has examined your system and found your JAWS Authorization, go through the read only edit box and arrow down until you hear one of the following: If you are using the Professional version, you will hear "Edition: Professional." If you are using the Standard version, you will hear "Edition: Standard." 7. Close the window by pressing alt F4. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---- From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bob W Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 4:30 AM To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: Upgrading Jaws and windows xp This discussion got me wondering, how can you tell whether you have jaws home or professional on your computer? I am using xp home but I purchased my jaws several computers ago and think I have jaws professional on my machine. I looked in the "about" box and found no reference to either home or professional. Thanks. Bob ----- Original Message ----- From: Lois Goodine To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 1:34 AM Subject: Re: Upgrading Jaws and windows xp I am using Jaws 12 with XP professional and they are good together. A few years ago I got shafted though when I was purchasing a new system and the man who was building the system for me talked me into accepting XP professional rather than home. That meant I had to upgrade my current Jaws license to accept professional and it cost me about two hundred dollars. I went along with this, though somewhat reluctantly because the computer dealer I was working with had given me a very good deal on the system I wanted. I like Jaws 12; and I find XP professional a little more secure in some ways than the home version. So I guess your big decider will be whether you want to spend the money. Hope you find satisfaction. Lois Goodine.