Re: Installation issues

Quentin Christensen

Indeed, as Gene said, all versions of NVDA, including the latest NVDA 2020.3 RC1 should work fine on Windows 7.  The only caveat, is that since NVDA 2017.4, you need to have Windows 7 Service Pack 1.  There is no reason not to use SP1, however if installing Windows 7 from scratch using old installation media, it may not come with SP1 out of the box.

Meanwhile, Jim, did you manage to get NVDA installed?

Kind regards


On Tue, Oct 6, 2020 at 9:12 PM Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
It will work.  If it wouldn't, there would have been an announcement on the
list that Windows 7 is no longer supported and that it wouldn't work or
might not work.

-----Original Message-----
From: Arlene
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2020 12:34 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Installation issues

Hi, I’m not sure if the latest version of NVDA will work on windows seven.
I don’t see why it wouldn’t.  It probably will if you have the proper
updates that windows seven has.  The last time I used it. I was using NVDA
version 19 01  but my 7 box bit the dust and I had to upgrade to win ten.

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

From: Socheat Muth
Sent: October 5, 2020 7:57 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Installation issues


Make sure you have Windows 7 service pack 1 installed on your system. I'm
not sure how NVDA works on Windows 7 now, as I'm using Windows 10 myself.

On 10/6/2020 9:26 AM, Jim L wrote:

Hiya folks,

Have had an afternoon I’d rather forget trying to update NVDA to its latest
version 2020.2

I tried updating within the program and also download the full installation
file and both fail each time it tries to go to installing it.

I’ve also uninstalled it and tried it that way still no luck then I could
not install an earlier version to I got hold of version 2016.3 then it
installed and I could only go up to 2019 and then same issues happened

Is anyone else having this issue? Am running a windows 7, 64bit PC.



Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

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