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First do not listen to anybody recommending you to install Java 7, it is not safe, it has various security holes!
So assuming you have only Java 8 on your system, if you have Java 7 remove it.
SpeechHub and SpeakOn are designed to work with Java 8 for over two years.
The problem you are having (only occurs on some machines for some reason) is that the upgrade from Java 7 to Java 8 did not work properly, it is a Java problem not a SpeechHub one, no Java would work on your system until it is fixed but the solution is simple; you don't have to uninstall anything, do the following:
There is a Java 8 installation problem after installing java 8 (jdk & jre) on a system already running (or used to run) Java 7.
Without going into technicalities, the Java 8 installer leaves (it should not) three files which needs to be removed manually for Java to work these are:
java.exe, javaw.exe & javaws.exe in the Windows system folder.
So, the solution is to check if these files are present in your windows system folder and if so, simply to delete the 3 Java exes, as above.
If you are running 32-bit Java on a 64-bit Windows, the exes would be in Windows\SysWOW64, otherwise in Windows\System32.
On 06/09/2016 19:00, Life My Way via Groups.io wrote:
this is what i get when trying to install the speech hub program that installs fine but when i try and install the add on this is what i get.
Java Virtual Machine Launcher
Error: Registry key 'Software\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment'\CurrentVersion'has value '1.8', but '1.7' is required.
On 9/6/2016 9:39 AM, Isaac Porat wrote:
As I said I maintain SpeechHub, No new features since July 2015 but I make sure everything works as I use it myself.
I have tried SpeechHub with the NVDA latest version 2016.3 and it works fine.
Assuming you installed SpeechHub and have installed the NVDA add-on supplied with the installer (instructions on the website) it should work.
It works well with Java 8 (Java 7 is insecure if you have it, you should remove it anyway).
A problem encountered by some people is with their firewall. SpeechHub is an internal server and you need to make sure that Java is allowed to communicate.
If anybody has a problem, you are welcome to contact me at:
The website is at:
On 06/09/2016 07:57, Dang Manh Cuong wrote:
To all listers
Using NVDA 2016.3RC2, and the speech hub add-on didn't work. Try reinstall, and NvDA faild to install that add-on.
Just a quick report.
Dang Manh Cuong
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