Re: Windows 11 Question Please.

Gerald Levy

If the Best Buy store where you plan to buy your new computer has a Geek Squad desk, ask one of their technicians your questions instead of a sales clerk, most of whom don't know computers from kumquats.  And if the new keyboard lacks an applications key, you can still use the keyboard from your old Windows 7 desktop instead, as long as it works.


On 11/11/2021 5:49 PM, Janet wrote:



Thank you for this.  I was totally blown away when the one Geek and the sale’s person told me they never heard of an application key either!  Matter of fact, they even told me I must be misunderstanding about an application key!  LOL! 





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From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2021 4:25 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Windows 11 Question Please.


If no Application Key, press Shift+F10, that is, if you have
the standard function above the numbers on your keyboard.

I can't imagine someone never even hearing of an Application

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Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2021 4:46 PM
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 and that isn't even including the taxes. 

I would love not to have the tower.  As far as the
miniaturization, I'm fine with that, as all that comes with
the computer is the monitor and the keyboard.  Best Buy said
if need be, they work on these computers the same way as if
the computer had a tower.  Although, the keyboard didn't
have a application key, as it had a FN key on each side of
the space bar.   I asked them what happened to the
application key, they said they never heard of an
application key on any keyboard.  I know there is another
way to use the application if the keyboard didn't have

one, but I don't remember what that is.  They didn't have
any Windows 11 for $699 , other than some Windows ten with
very little ram,  I just can't see myself paying that much!
LOL!  I do have my keyboard from Windows 7, but I still
can't stand that Laptop, 





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From: Gene <mailto:gsasner@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2021 3:12 PM
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How important is no tower?  I haven't seen the kind of
computer you are discussing, but I've seen brief discussions
of them off and on.  Based on what you say, you may be
paying a lot for miniaturization. 


Also, I hope others discuss repair, if it becomes necessary.
Is it practical to repair such machines? 


I would think that, on sale, you could get a machine for six
hundred dollars, perhaps less that would meet your needs.
Do you actually want two computers or do you want a desktop
since you no longer have one?  If you get an external
keyboard, you can operate your laptop as though it were a



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From: Janet <mailto:janet.harvard@...

Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2021 3:00 PM

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Subject: [TechTalk] Windows 11 Question Please.


HI Everyone,

Well, since my Windows 7 stopped working. I am wanting to
buy a new desktop computer, as I hate laptops.  I was at
Best Buy yesterday, so I thought as long as I am here, I
decided to look at the new Windows 11.  I saw one I really
liked, but I didn't like the price in which was 13 hundred
dollars!  LOL!  The main thing about this computer I really
did like is it had no tower, the hard drive, ram, fan, just
everything that is in the tower, is in the monitor,  and the
monitor isn't all that big.  It also didn't have a cd drive
tray, but I'm not for sure I would need that anyway.  So, my
question is has anyone seen these new computers like this,
and if so, can you please share your thoughts?


Thank you in advance.




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