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So, I was wondering if anyone had a windows install image that uses NVDA on the installer, and also keeps NVDA after windows is done. The problem with Bryan Smart's installers are that NVDA is not kept when installation is done. I would like to have one that does.

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Unfortunately, I don't think there are any. Plus, they'd prefer that you go through their process of entering your email first. I'm not sure why, but it's probably for a good reason.

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It's a user-base thing and also so that they personally can send you updates, although to be completely honest I haven't really gotten any from them except for my donation messages. Either way, slipstreaming only goes as far as device drivers, I believe.

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After a clean install of Windows, you can run Narrator to get you through the setup screen, and then install NVDA immediately. If you're using Windows 10, this is a pretty easy process. Earlier versions of Windows, particularly 7, are a bit more difficult since Narrator was crap then, but it is doable if you're determined.

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You can also use a USB drive or other removable media. Put the NVDA setup executable and an autorun.inf file on the drive. The executable will run automatically according to autorun.inf.

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It doesn't, never has for me, but its easily startable from the run dialog. Also, if you don't have a copy, just use ninite, they carry a copy and its easy to install a lot of apps really quickly that way, they have this accessibility page which contains NVDA and apps known to work well with screen readers. It's perfectly doable to check a bunch of options using narrator, then download and run the ninite installer, which will in turn install all those apps.

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Negative: it might not be that easy to run it from the Run dialog. Removable media is never guaranteed to be assigned consistent drive letters, especially on a fresh copy of Windows.

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installing NvDA is super easy! just go to
www.ninite.com

find the NV-Access checkbox and check it. then hit the make your ninite installer or get ninite button. and while you're at it use ninite to get other stuff you need or may want quickly and easily. When your ninite installer has been downloaded, run it. your ninite installer will happily go out onto the internet and grab all the latest versions of the software you requested for your custom ninite accessible installer. and yes it will install NVDA for you, no prompts, no nothing, just sit back and watch your installer from www.ninite.com work its magic!

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No, removable media aren't very easy, but doable. You can just hit windows r and type D:\nvda\nvda.exe, hit enter, wait 10 seconds, hit escape a few times, then go with E:, until you get a result. As for ninnite, I recommend you don't use it too much. THe last time I did, it installed 32 bit versions of important apps such as firefox on my 64 bit system, which is less secure. And yes, it should be possible to integrate nvda into a windows image. But narrator works fine for the initial setup, but you'll have to use tools ment for computer manufacturers which are not very accessible and not intuitive. I suggest you put nvda on removable media, and use the trick I outlined above to start it.

Roel
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As long as an app is a new version running under 32bit is no big deal whatsoever. The only difference for 32bit vs 64bit is memory allocation allowed.

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While I do like Ninite myself, I also have a thing about offline installers. I must be the only weird person who actually enjoys sitting down and installing all the programs I need by hand, lol. There's just something soothing about it. I know a couple of people who despise building their systems up from the ground, software wise, that way, but I love it. If I'm in a hurry, I'll use Ninite, and I have a task set to run biweekly which runs an installer with all of the essential programs that should be kept up to date such as Java, Shockwave, Skype, etc. Also, it goes without saying, but offline installers are much better in situations where you have a data cap, or no internet connection for whatever reason.

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eww... The thought of installing all of my apps, I mean I've done it countless times, been installing systems since windows 3.1.1. Ninite automates this grim prospect rather nicely, and its fast. I know there are people who enjoy things like filing and paper work, and mundane things, but I'm like 180° off from that, I hate that kind of thing with a passion. I will automate whatever I can because I hate drudgery.

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Haha, I totally get that. I think it's something about having complete control over the process which appeals to me.

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You can not only slipstream drivers into a Windows install but updates, especially service packs, too.

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hot key command for turning narrator on and off?

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control windows enter

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And windows enter for older versions of windows. And yes, for most programs it doesn't matter if they are 32 or 64 bits, but for some reason browsers are an exception. THe following post from the firefox blog skims over the benefits:
https://blog.mozilla.org/firefox/firefo … t-windows/
It's rather short, but I reason that sometime someone has thought about this, someone with more knowledge then I have on this subject. And it sorta makes sense that a browser will use more than 2 gb when many tabs are opened.

Roel
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