Re: {NVDA} Problems installing NVDA 2018.2.1 on a Win 10 Computer

Quentin Christensen

Hi Hermann,

Do you currently have a newer snapshot build (such as 2018.3beta3) installed?  If so, if you try to install an older version of NVDA than the version which is currently installed, NVDA will warn that you are installing an older version.  Generally, that should be fine.  We recommend running the latest stable build of NVDA (which, as you note, is NVDA 2018.2.1), though of course we do also want people to test the beta builds to ensure there are no big issues before we do release the next stable version of NVDA.

Note that I am only referring to installed copies of NVDA there, you can have newer or older portable copies on your system without any notice from NVDA about having a newer or older version.

Kind regards


On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 9:22 PM, Hermann-Josef Kurzen <ymh005@...> wrote:

I've tried to install NVDA 2018.2.1 on a Win 10 Computer.
After starting the installation I'm told, that I am trying to install an olderversion of NVDA. But there has never been NVDA on the Computer.

Is it advisable, to ignore this message?
 What is the possbiel reason for this message?

Greetings - Hermann.


> Gesendet: Freitag, 31. August 2018 um 12:44 Uhr
> Von: "David Moore" <jesusloves1966@...>
> An: "" <>
> Betreff: Re: [nvda] who knows this?
> Hi Paul!
> Here is what I do when I hear those choices and not a message!
> I just press:
> Windows+M to go to the desktop,
> And Press:
> Alt+Tab, and it says the message to me, along with the choices.
> That works every time.
> David Moore
>                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sent from Mail for Windows 10
> From: P. Otter
> Sent: Friday, August 31, 2018 5:12 AM
> To:
> Subject: [nvda] who knows this?
> hello friends from nvda,
> I have a fairly simple question, sometimes there is a choice in windows
> because of an update for example.
> I can now choose yes, install or no, do not install.
> I just can not manage to read the question that I have to say yes or no to.
> not even with the numeric keypad.
> not even with nvda-key plus 7
> who knows what to do?
> thanks in advance!
> paul otter

Quentin Christensen
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