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


Hermann-Josef Kurzen
 

Hi!

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.


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Gesendet: Freitag, 31. August 2018 um 12:44 Uhr
Von: "David Moore" <jesusloves1966@gmail.com>
An: "nvda@nvda.groups.io" <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
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: nvda@nvda.groups.io
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








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That is an odd one.
I would say its fine, after all what could go wrong... On the other hand don't answer that. I have never had that happen to me on a new install, I've had it refuse to create the desktop icon or just fail to restart, but not the problem you have. It might be an idea to create a portable version on a hard disc folder as well to be on the safe side.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Hermann-Josef Kurzen" <ymh005@gmx.net>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2018 12:22 PM
Subject: [nvda] {NVDA} Problems installing NVDA 2018.2.1 on a Win 10 Computer


Hi!

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.


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Gesendet: Freitag, 31. August 2018 um 12:44 Uhr
Von: "David Moore" <jesusloves1966@gmail.com>
An: "nvda@nvda.groups.io" <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
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: nvda@nvda.groups.io
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
 

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

Quentin.

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

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.


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> Gesendet: Freitag, 31. August 2018 um 12:44 Uhr
> Von: "David Moore" <jesusloves1966@...>
> An: "nvda@nvda.groups.io" <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> 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: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> 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
Training and Support Manager

Official NVDA Training modules and expert certification now available: http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
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Hermann-Josef Kurzen
 

Hi Quentin,

I don't install snapshots on computers I use for everydays work. On the machine in question there has never been any version of NVDA.
In the mean time I created a portable version and it works fine. I will try a snapshot on another machine next weekend.

Thank You for the hint.


Greetings - Hermann





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Gesendet: Montag, 03. September 2018 um 01:19 Uhr
Von: "Quentin Christensen" <quentin@nvaccess.org>
An: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Betreff: Re: [nvda] {NVDA} Problems installing NVDA 2018.2.1 on a Win 10 Computer

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

Quentin.

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

Hi!

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@gmail.com>
An: "nvda@nvda.groups.io" <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
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: nvda@nvda.groups.io
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
Training and Support Manager

Official NVDA Training modules and expert certification now available:
http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

www.nvaccess.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess
Twitter: @NVAccess