Note that this section does not apply to those using free System Access to Go accounts. To utilize this functionality, it is necessary to own System Access Mobile, or a System Access license purchased through Accessibility Anywhere. Learn more about System access Mobile by visiting http://www.serotek.com/systemaccess Learn more about Accessibility Anywhere by visiting http://www.serotek.com/accessibilityanywhere
System Access now runs on standard USB drives, as well as on U3 smart drives. You are welcome to use either type of drive, but you may find it helpful to know which type you have. If U3 is not prominently visible on the drive or it’s packaging, chances are that you have a standard USB drive. These devices are often referred to as thumb drives or pen drives, regardless of whether or not they are using U3 technology. One type is not preferable to another, but U3 drives are becoming increasingly harder to find.
You can install System Access Mobile on any U3 smart drive or standard USB drive. Here's how.
First, you'll need to acquire the drive you'd like to use. You can find these drives by shopping at local office supply stores or by searching online. If you are using a U3 drive, we recommend that you install the latest U3 software on the drive
to ensure best performance. You can find the latest U3 software at
< http://u3.sandisk.com>. Download and run the software, and follow the instructions during software installation to complete setup.
When inserting a drive for the first time, it is best to run System Access from the desktop machine and allow Windows to discover the drive before attempting to install System Access Mobile on the device. Any messages after this step that talk about unsafe removal and loss of data can safely be ignored. Just check the box that says "Don't display this message again" once you have set up your drive.
As mentioned previously, you will only be able to install System Access on your drive if you have a license for System Access Mobile, or you've purchased a license through Accessibility Anywhere, and that license isn't currently in use as a computer installation. Also, please note that you may have only one U3 smart drive or one Standard USB drive in use on the account at any given time.
To set up either your U3 smart drive or your standard USB drive, first run System Access from your desktop installation, or log into your account at http://www.satogo.com. Once System Access is running, go to the System Access menu by pressing Modifier+F. Now, use your arrow keys until you get to Install System Access Mobile on a USB Drive and press the Enter Key. To get to this option more quickly, you may press the letter U from the System Access menu. You will now be asked to insert a USB drive. Once you insert a drive, you will be shown information specific to it, such as the brand and capacity. You'll be asked if you would like to use the existing drive, or insert a different one. If the drive recognized by System Access isn't the one you'd like to use, you may unplug it and insert the drive you do want to use.
Once System Access has detected the correct drive, you can choose to reinstall System Access, or install the software for the first time on a new drive. There are additional installation options, but if you'd just like to install System Access with no add-ons, you may choose the Continue button. Otherwise, you can choose add-ons such as NeoSpeech?, RealSpeak?, and Ivona. Note that these add-ons will only be available to install on your drive if you have purchased them, or are eligible for a trial. If you do not see some items in this list which you have purchased, they will be automatically installed.
Once you have made your selections, you can activate the Continue button. You will be shown the software that you have selected for installation, the size of each software package, and the total size that the software will consume on the drive. Once you choose to install the software, installation will begin. You will hear status messages such as "Preparing to install...," or "Copying files...," as well as a percentage indicator to let you know how the
creation process is going. The entire process will take about 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the components that you select. As soon as your drive is set up, feel free to try it out on any Windows-based computer.
If you get a new or larger capacity drive in the future, you can easily transfer System Access Mobile and your add- ons of choice to the new device. Simply perform the steps above using the new drive, and the System Access license on your previous drive will automatically be deactivated.
The process of running System Access will vary, depending on whether or not you are using a U3 or a standard USB drive, and on the version of Windows you are running. If you are using Windows 7 or later, you will first have to tell Windows to automatically run software from USB drives when they are inserted. This process must be done on each computer on which you want to run System Access, but it only has to be done once on each computer.
You may need to use System Access to perform the following steps. Insert your U3 smart drive in to a Windows computer. When the autoplay screen pops up, press the letter R. This will select the Run Launch U3.exe option. Tab two times, and press the Spacebar to check the Always Do This for Software and Games checkbox, and press the Enter Key. You can now turn off System Access and allow it to launch from the U3 drive. If you get the message that says, "System Access is already running," press Enter to acknowledge the message, then turn off System Access, and reinsert the U3 drive.
Using your U3 smart drive under Windows 7 and above is slightly less straightforward, but still fairly easy to do. Because Microsoft disabled software from running automatically from removable media such as USB drives, your U3 Launchpad will not launch automatically. Here's what you can do to initiate the process. If you happen to know the drive letter of the U3 system, you may do the following: Hold down the Windows key and press the letter R to bring up the Run dialogue. Type DriveLetter:launchu3 where DriveLetter? equals the letter of the drive that your U3 system is on.
If you don't know the letter of the drive you need to access, you may find it helpful to use Narrator just long enough to locate and launch the appropriate file. To do this, press the Windows Key+R, and type in the word "narrator" (without the quotes), and press Enter. Once Narrator is running, choose the computer icon from either your start menu or from your desktop, and then press enter on the drive which says, "U3 System."" Once this drive is open, navigate with your arrow keys to the file entitled: launchu3.exe. Press enter on it, and System Access will soon come up talking.
You may press the letter L to jump more quickly to the launchu3.exe file. When the U3 smart drive is installed, the Launchpad is also in the System Tray. You can bring up the System Tray at any time and gain access to the Launchpad by locating it in the tray and simply hitting the Enter Key. We recommend that you rename your U3 smart drive so that you can quickly differentiate this from your other removable drives. It is very easy to rename the drive. Just press the Windows Key+E. This places you within Windows Explorer. Now tab once. You should be within a list of drives on your computer. Next, use your Up/Down Arrow Keys to find your U3 smart drive. With the cursor on the U3 smart drive, press Alt+Enter. The keyboard command accesses the U3 smart drive's properties. You should hear "Label editable text." Just type in a friendly name that will help you remember this U3 smart drive in the future and hit Enter. The next time that the U3 smart drive is inserted, the drive will show the name that you typed here.
U3 smart drives are "hot swappable," which means you can plug a U3 smart drive in or remove it while the computer is running. The U3 smart drive is not damaged when you do this, and the software files, emails, and settings will all stay intact. There have been a lot of promises in the past, but U3 is the first thumb drive technology that is truly plug and play.
Unfortunately, Sandisk is no longer developing U3, and U3 drives are, consequently, difficult if not impossible to find, since they are no longer being manufactured. To meet this need, System Access now works with any USB drive, whether it has U3 software on it or not.
If you are using a standard USB drive, the process is the same for all versions of Windows. If you happen to know the drive letter of your USB device, you may do the following: Hold down the Windows key and press the letter R to bring up the Run dialogue. Type either DriveLetter:launch System Access.exe or DriveLetter:launch SA.exe where DriveLetter? equals the letter of the USB drive. If you don't know the letter of the drive you need to access, you may find it helpful to use Narrator just long enough to locate and launch the appropriate file. To do this, press the Windows Key+R, and type in the word "narrator" (without the quotes), and press Enter. Once Narrator is running, choose the computer icon from either your start menu or from your desktop, and then press enter on the correct drive. Once this drive is open, navigate with your arrow keys to either the file entitled: launch System Access.exe or launch SA.exe. Press enter on it, and in about 30 seconds, System Access will soon come up talking. You may press the letter L to jump more quickly to either launch option.
We recommend that you rename your USB drive so that you can quickly differentiate this from your other removable drives. It is very easy to rename the drive. Just press the Windows Key+E. This places you within Windows Explorer. Now tab once. You should be within a list of drives on your computer.
Next, use your Up/Down Arrow Keys to find your USB drive. With the cursor on the USB drive, press Alt+Enter. The keyboard command accesses the USB drive's properties. You should hear "Label editable text." Just type in a friendly name that will help you remember this drive in the future and hit Enter. The next time that the drive is inserted, it will show the name that you typed here.
To ensure that you do not lose any data, we recommend that you eject the USB drive. You can either shut down the computer and then remove the drive, or shut down System Access before removing the drive from within Windows. Important: Never remove the drive from the USB socket without first shutting down System Access.
To eject the drive, highlight the drive you want to remove, and press the Context Menu key or Shift+F10, and type the letter J to eject the drive. You may be presented with options labeled Retry or Continue. Choose the Continue option to safely remove the drive. You will, of course, perform these steps with no spoken feedback unless you run Narrator again.
Last modified December 10, 2014
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