Re: Last NVDA: How do I update it?

Sarah k Alawami

You couls also pot shurtcuts in system32 and run them via the run dialogue. xmaple


I'm not one for keyboardshortcuts so prefer it this way.


On 16 Dec 2018, at 17:18, hurrikennyandopo ... wrote:

Hi Marcio

if you are running the alfa version as a installed version it will stay on the alfa version for updates.

The way a few of us do it is they might keep the stable version as the main installer version.

If they want to test out either the alfa version or beta version then they would make up a directory on the c: drive and either name it alfa version of nvda or beta version of nvda or along those lines.

They would then download either the alfa version or beta version and then make a portable copy inside of either directory and have the files put into it.

Then they would make a shortcut from the desktop either to the alfa version or the beta version to the nvda.exe file and also asign a shortcut to start that copy.

I have a alfa version plus the beta version plus the stable version on this computer.

so when you go to start it lets say for the alfa version the hot key could be alt + ctrl + the letter A.

So when you say look at my c: drive i would have c:\ nvda alfa

c:\ nvda beta

programfiles x86 nvda which is the stable version.

Hope you get what i mean.

On 17/12/2018 2:03 PM, marcio via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi Quentin,
First, thanks for your answer.
Just to see if I got it right: If I download this version, I'll automatically lose the Alpha channel?
If so, how I can stay up to date about news on the NVDA stable without losing it?
I mean, staying in the Alpha channel I won't receive news from the stable version, or will I?
Maybe it's a stupid question but I still am confused about these channels.
Em 16/12/2018 21:59, Quentin Christensen escreveu:
Hi Marcio,

You can download the update from - when you install it, the installer will automatically install over your existing installed version.

The Beta channel automatically updates to the RC channel.
The RC channel automatically updates to the next stable release.

The alpha channel stays on the alpha channel.  If you would like to change from alpha to stable, you will need to download manually.

So anyone who downloaded either the beta or RC releases should be prompted to update to NVDA 2018.4 stable, but you can also download it manually and install.

Note that NVDA only checks once every 24 hours or so; for those following us on social media or in the groups here, you often find out before NVDA has checked.  You can either download or check for updates manually, or wait and it will do it within a day or so.



On Mon, Dec 17, 2018 at 10:37 AM marcio via Groups.Io <> wrote:
Hello folks.
I'm on the NVDA Alpha channel. I got informed that a new version was available, but not for the channel, I read it here just now.
The thing is: when I was going to check for updates it shows me nothing.
Anyone knows what can be happening and how to fix it?

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