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Updating NVDA


Louise Pfau
 


Hi.  I have the "automatically check for updates" and "notify for pending updates on start-up" checkboxes checked, but I don't seem to be getting notifications about updates.  I do receive the notifications when I manually check for updates.  For example, I checked after the notice to the list about the 2020.3 release.  Has anyone else come across this?

Thanks,

Louise


 

I have not come across this, specifically, but my decades of dealing with all sorts of software have shown me that, over time, a lot of software that's been updated, and particularly repeatedly, via "install over" updates often gets wonky.

If/when they do, I simply uninstall them entirely using Control Panel, then install the updated version separately afterward.  This solves these issues in almost all cases.

NVDA makes this particularly easy, since your user data is stored in your own AppData folder, so any configuration changes you've made, add-ons you've installed, etc., are all still there when you do a fresh install.

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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

It’s hard waking up and realizing it’s not always black and white.

     ~ Kelley Boorn

 


Leslie
 

I just updated NVDA. Because I just found notices on the list.  That was a very easy update, or is it that I am getting used to updating with W10.  Can you believe that I used to be phobic about updating my computer with any older program?  It used to take so long to update with slower computers and programs.  Now it’s even easier to update Windows with these faster computers.  Yippi.

 

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From: Louise Pfau
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:03 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Updating NVDA

 


Hi.  I have the "automatically check for updates" and "notify for pending updates on start-up" checkboxes checked, but I don't seem to be getting notifications about updates.  I do receive the notifications when I manually check for updates.  For example, I checked after the notice to the list about the 2020.3 release.  Has anyone else come across this?

Thanks,

Louise

 


Kerryn Gunness
 


i go the same as brian and also i check for updates and do the update there
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 2:11 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Updating NVDA

I have not come across this, specifically, but my decades of dealing with all sorts of software have shown me that, over time, a lot of software that's been updated, and particularly repeatedly, via "install over" updates often gets wonky.

If/when they do, I simply uninstall them entirely using Control Panel, then install the updated version separately afterward.  This solves these issues in almost all cases.

NVDA makes this particularly easy, since your user data is stored in your own AppData folder, so any configuration changes you've made, add-ons you've installed, etc., are all still there when you do a fresh install.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

It’s hard waking up and realizing it’s not always black and white.

     ~ Kelley Boorn

 


Quentin Christensen
 

NVDA checks for updates roughly once a day - so if you are active on the list or follow NV Access on social media, you may well see the posts about a new version coming out before your copy goes off to look for it.  That manually running the check for updates feature found the new version indicates that NVDA can check for updates and find the new version, so it likely would have prompted you maybe later in the day or the next day if you hadn't tried earlier.  We could set it to check more often I'm sure, but given we release usually four updates a year, it's arguably not worth it just to try to get in before you see it on the list here :)


On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 8:22 AM Kerryn Gunness via groups.io <k_gunness=yahoo.ca@groups.io> wrote:
i go the same as brian and also i check for updates and do the update there
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 2:11 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Updating NVDA

I have not come across this, specifically, but my decades of dealing with all sorts of software have shown me that, over time, a lot of software that's been updated, and particularly repeatedly, via "install over" updates often gets wonky.

If/when they do, I simply uninstall them entirely using Control Panel, then install the updated version separately afterward.  This solves these issues in almost all cases.

NVDA makes this particularly easy, since your user data is stored in your own AppData folder, so any configuration changes you've made, add-ons you've installed, etc., are all still there when you do a fresh install.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

It’s hard waking up and realizing it’s not always black and white.

     ~ Kelley Boorn

 



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Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager