CakeTalking 8.5 Download Page
See our CakeTalking page
if you're interested in ordering CakeTalking.
If you have not yet installed SONAR, or have installed an update patch to SONAR, you must run SONAR at least once before installing CakeTalking.
This document will instruct you how to install SONAR from your SONAR CD or DVD without sighted assistance.
VERY IMPORTANT: CakeTalking now works with both the 32-bit version of SONAR and the 64-bit version as well. So you can now install either the 32-bit version of SONAR or the 64-bit version. The same version of CakeTalking works with both versions of SONAR.
ALSO VERY IMPORTANT: Before installing CakeTalking for SONAR 8.5 under Windows7 or Vista, you must disable User Account Control (UAC).
Turning user Account Control Off in Windows7: Open the User Accounts Control Center Window. The Keywords to type in the Start Menu's search box are, "Change User Account Control Settings". Set the Notify slider to, "Never Notify".
Turning user Account Control Off in Windows Vista: In Control Panel, User Accounts dialog, TAB to the item named, Turn User Account Control On or Off. Press SPACE, thenTAB to the checkbox called, Use User Account Control (UAC) to protect your computer. Uncheck it. User Account Control must be turned off for optimum JAWS performance.
You must have SONAR 8.5.3 installed to use CakeTalking 8.5.3. SONAR 8.5.3 is a no-cost update for SONAR 8.5 customers.
Before running 8.5.3, you may need to run the update to bring your version up to SONAR 8.5.2 first. See link provided on
the SONAR 8.5.3 update page.
CakeTalking 8.5 will only run under Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
You must use JAWS 7.10, 8.x, 9, 10 11 or 12. For Windows 7, you must use JAWS 11 or 12. CakeTalking 8.5 has been found to work with JAWS 12 under Windows7, but it has only been extensively tested with Jaws 11. That is, Dancing Dots does not officially support using CakeTalking 8.5 with JAWS 12 but many customers do so and have not experienced technical difficulties doing so. If you encounter a technical problem using CakeTalking 8.5 with JAWS 12, install JAWS 11, reinstall CakeTalking, and call Dancing Dots if the problem persists.
order a JAWS upgrade or
order a new unit of JAWS.
After installing CakeTalking, especially if you use a non-English version of Windows, follow instructions in the
CakeTalking 1 Settings document for your version of Windows which you will
find in CakeTalking's Setup folder.
Uninstalling Previous Versions
There is no need to uninstall previous versions of CakeTalking for SONAR before installing this version unless
someone from Dancing Dots has explicitly instructed you to do so.
Unless you have already purchased CakeTalking for SONAR or intend to do so,
do not download and install the installation program for CakeTalking.
CakeTalking does not yet have a demo mode. Without proper authorization,
CakeTalking will report that you do not have an authorized copy of
CakeTalking and will close Cakewalk SONAR. You will be unable to use SONAR
with JAWS until you uninstall CakeTalking.
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Last updated: Aug. 28, 2010