Re: nvda installation problem

Don <donmi@...>

I have rebooted and it made no difference.


From: <> On Behalf Of Chris via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2018 12:49 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] nvda installation problem


Try restarting windows then see if you can delete them then


From: Don
Sent: 22 June 2018 06:57
Subject: Re: [nvda] nvda installation problem


I found NVDA files left after the uninstall in the program files (x86)

folder. There are 21 files. I tried removing the directory manually,

removing the files with a global delete and one by one. In all cases I got

the same message saying that the process could not be completed because a

file is in use.


I have never used safe mode. Can a screen reader, JAWS 2018, read the screen

in safe mode?


How do I get in to safe mode? Is that the right next step?




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Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2018 10:35 AM


Subject: Re: [nvda] nvda installation problem


In the latest nvda system, the lib folders are renamed and new files are

written to new copies, then the old files deleted. If any of this fails then

this error can occur. I noticed it with another piece of software about a

week ago. A complete clear out fixed it.



However great care went into the fail safe nature for nvda in this regard,

but it might well be a very old  version of nvda if then updated to a very

new one might throw up errors we have not experienced.




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From: "Gene" <gsasner@...>

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Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2018 11:07 AM

Subject: Re: [nvda] nvda installation problem



You said that it was uninstalled.  That doesn't mean all files were removed.


The next question, which has been discussed here before but which I didn't

try to remember the answer to, is what files are left when uninstalling.  It


appears from the cannot overwrite a file message, that at least one file is

in use.  I don't know why but such questions may help you solve the proboem.


Perhaps something wasn't fully uninstalled that should have been and Windows


is keeping a file in use, perhaps because a registry entry is still present

that tells it to.  In short, I suspect that completely removing the program

may require dealing with such questions or, perhaps, going into safe mode

and removing the extra files.



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From: Don

Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2018 4:57 AM


Subject: Re: [nvda] nvda installation problem



I see no indication in the list of apps and programs on the computer that

NVDAis present. If it were running on the log in screen how would I remove





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From: <> On Behalf Of Simone Dal Maso

Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2018 2:08 AM


Subject: Re: [nvda] nvda installation problem


Are you sure you don't have a copy of NVDA that is running on the logon



Il 21/06/2018 10:58, Don ha scritto:

> I have a new windows 10 laptop computer. I am trying to install the

> 2018.1 program. When I run the install application I get the message

> that NVDA was unable to overwrite, or remove a file. Another copy of

> NVDA may be running. I have no copy running. I did have someone else

> try to help me install NVDA before and they couldn't make it work so

> they uninstalled the previous copy they tried to install.

> I am currently running JAWS 2018. What do I need to do to get the

> installer to complete the installation of NVDA 2018.1 on my laptop?

















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