Frequently Asked Questions

Please see below for some of the more commonly asked questions, if you need more information please call or email us.

Jaws, Magic and OpenBook

  • Do I need Jaws professional, or standard?
    The version of Jaws you need depends on the operating system of your laptop or desktop, following are the guidelines from the Freedom Scientific website:


    JAWS Professional:
    JAWS 64-bit Professional can be used with all 64-bit versions of:
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 7
    • Windows Vistaฎ
    • Windows 2008 Server.

    JAWS 32-bit Professional can be used with the following 32-bit operating systems:
    all 32-bit versions of
    • Windows 7
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows XP Professional
    • Windows XP Home
    • Windows XP Media Center Edition
    • Windows 2008 Server
    • Windows 2003 Server.


    JAWS Standard:
    JAWS 64-bit Standard can be used with 64-bit versions of
    • Windows 8 Home Premium
    • Windows 7 Home Premium
    • Windows Vista Home Premium
    • Windows Vista Home Basic.

    JAWS 32-bit Standard can be used with 32-bit versions of
    • Windows 7 Home Premium
    • Windows Vista Home Premium
    • Windows Vista Home Basic
    • Windows XP Home.

    If you are installing Jaws from a DVD you do not need to know if your laptop or desktop is 64-bit, or 32-bit, but if you installing Jaws via download you need to select the correct version.
    To find out whether you are using a 64-bit, or 32-bit machine, go to control panel, then System, the information will be there.

 
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