Re: windows 8 installing programs help needed


Gene
 

I did two searches with different wording and I found nothing when looking at the first number of results in either case.  This appears to be so nonstandard that it isn't generally discussed.  It may point to some problem in Windows.  If you can't make UAC show the correct dialog, you may have to set UAC to 0 if you can't correct the problem. 
 
I'm not saying you will have other problems because of the way you got the computer but in general, I would almost never buy used computers from individuals.  I would buy a manufacture refurbished computer or maybe one refurbished from a reputable dealer but there are just too many problems, possible malware, possible file corruption due to bad previous owner practices, and probably others I don't know of that I would not do this. As with all such statements, there might be the exception but in general, I wouldn't do so.
 

Gene
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Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 7:46 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

Puzzeling really. 65% is the default setting from clean install, but it is strange that this comes up rather than the ‘yes’ ‘no’ dialog.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: 07 January 2017 13:40
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Yes I'm stumped as well.  Perhaps it is related to the fact that the slider is set fairly high.  Although that still doesn't sound quite right.

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From: Gene

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 8:34 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Then my guess about the dialog was incorrect and it is related to UAC.  But why you see this dialog and not the standard UAC dialog is something I don't know. 

 

From: Keith S

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 7:08 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

I tried to install the window eyes 8.4 setup again, and the window that pops up is the following:

 

User Account control settings window

tell me more about user accounts control settings (link)

this opens the help center, which finds nothing to help the user, as I have waited for it to look up usable files

Notification level (slider, currently set at 65 percent of 100

 

okay and cancel buttons

 

Keith

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From: Keith S

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 5:55 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

the file info that narrrator read out to me was setup and then it said it was an application

 

Keith

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From: John Gregory

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 5:11 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Hi Keith,

 

When you say you clicked on ‘setup.exe’, are you absoluteley sure it was ‘setup.exe’? I have just had a look at the files for Window-Eyes 9.5 and there are several ‘setup’ files:

 

setup.bmp

setup.exe

setup.ini

setup.inx

setuptl.exe

 

If you clicked on one of the other files other than ‘setup.exe’ then I suspect you will get an error message. What I would suggest therefore is (assuming that your thumb drive is ‘e:’ and the WE 8.4 files are in the root folder):

 

1.       Press Windows key + R;

 

The ‘run’ dialog box will appear.

 

2.       Type (without the quotes): ‘e:\setup.exe’ and press the enter key;

 

Hopefully the WE installation will start. Note, the talking installer for Window-Eyes takes quite a while to kick in, so be patient, you will not necessarily hear anything before the talking installer loads.

 

HTH

 

John.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: 07 January 2017 10:49
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

I've tried that and narrator says nothing   

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From: John Gregory

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 4:12 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Hi Carlos, the UAC was my first thought, but that defaults to ‘No’, so as you say, it is not UAC. Cannot think of what it could be at the moment other than an error dialog box.

 

Keith, when the ‘OK’ button comes up, have you tried Alt + Tab out of the dialog and then Alt + Tab back into it so that Narrator reads the entire box? Doing this may or may not give some idea as to the nature of the dialog box.

 

John.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: 07 January 2017 09:59
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Never mind.  Now that I think about it, which is not often since I don't have UAC enabled myself, there should be no

"OK"

button in the UAC prompt.

----- Original Message -----

From: Carlos

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 4:55 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

That is most likely the User Account Control AKA UAC prompt asking if you want to allow the installation to proceed.  Try running setup again and when you hear the sound, press Alt+Y to select the

"Yes"

button.  For the record, although there are certainly differences between Windows 7, 8, and 10, they also have many basic things in common.  Most of the issues you have experienced so far are due to lack of experience.  All of the questions you have asked so far would for the most part have received the same replies if you were running 7 or 10.

----- Original Message -----

From: Keith S

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 3:06 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Hi,

 

I took several of the suggestions offered to me regarding installing programs and was able to install classic shell to my new windows 8 machine.

 

I then placed the contents of  my window eyes 8.4 cd onto a thumb drive and used the windows key plus R combo and opened the thumb drive and found the setup.exe file and hit enter on it.

 

Nothing happened, but then there was some sort of sound and a new window appeared with an okay button, but nothing else.  Nothing was read under the narrator TTS.

 

I am logged into the admin account, so I'm not sure what is going on or what else I should be doing.

 

Kind of wish I could have gotten my hands on a windows7 or windows 10 machine, but my wife got the computer for me.

 

Didn't  do her research I'm guessing.

 

Thanks for any help.

 

keith

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