Re: Which Version of J2018 to Download

JM Casey

" i prefer to have an older working all the time product instead of being a tester "

I hear that; that is how I feel about Windows 10, sometimes, that we're all involuntary beta testers whenever we receive the latest updates. I know I'm not the only one who feels a frisson of tension and apprehension whenever the update process starts.

That said, if Windows keeps updating, and JAWS doesn't, you may find yourself running into problems. So far still using jAWS 2018 myself and, not too many complaints; if something doesn't work, also, I can switch to nVDA, which I do on occasion. Still though, with the current software model moving increasingly toward the service structure, where all software is constantly a work in progress, the need to stay up to date becomes more pressing. I don't like it much, but I don't really have a better solution, either.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of g melconian
Sent: June 26, 2019 10:17 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Which Version of J2018 to Download

That's exactly what I did.i prefer a stable screenreader for work and so that is why I went back to jaws 2018 instead of 2019.i prefer to have an older working all the time product instead of being a tester which I do all day long at other facit of life.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Margaret Thomas
Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 9:33 AM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Which Version of J2018 to Download

Thanks, Mike and John. I got the job done. I couldn't remember being asked about tandem versions before. My brain has been on vacation.


On 6/23/2019 10:09 PM, Mike B wrote:

Hi Margaret,
I would suggest that you download and install the tandem versions just
in case you ever run into that time when you need it! You know the
old saying, It's better to have it and not need it, verses needing it
but not having it! It won't cause any harm having the extra feature.
If you choose to do so, the direct download links are below for the
latest versions of both J2018 and J2019. Also, it doesn't matter
whether it's Home or Pro they'll both work the same except now the Pro
version is usually used in only a multiple computer licensing
application, as in a business type atmosphere.
J2018 64 bit:
J2019 64 32 & bit:

Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool. Go dodgers!
If at first you DO succeed, try not to look astonished!
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Margaret Thomas <>
*To:* JAWS-Users <>
*Sent:* Sunday, June 23, 2019 6:50 PM
*Subject:* [jaws-users] Which Version of J2018 to Download

Hi, All:

I have J16 to 2019 on this 64 bit Windows 7 Home machine and am being
nagged about a new update being available. I thought I would take
care of 2018 first and don't know if I should download the tandem
version or non-tandem one at:

I have never helped anyone using a tandem session or been helped using
one other than when tech support has done a remote session.

When I first purchased JAWS, I had the home or personal version rather
than the pro one. In about for J2019, it says that remote session and
tandem direct are both disabled. This leads me to think I want the 64
bit non-tandem version. Is this correct?

Any help is greatly appreciated.


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