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Re: Upgrading to windows 10

Monica Jones
 

Thank you, Joseph, this is very helpful.

-----Original Message-----
From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10

Hi,
You don't technically need an ISO to upgrade via Media Creation Tool. The
steps are as follows:
1. If possible, make a backup of your data (programs, installers, documents,
etc.).
2. Download latest version of your screen reader (in case of JAWS for
Windows, use the removal tool from Freedom Scientific to remove old JAWS
releases).
3. Download Media Creation Tool and run it.
4. Unless the option has changed, select "Upgrade this PC".
5. Select what to keep (keep everything or remove all).
6. Wait for some time (typically half an hour ormore).
7. after a while, press Windows+U to start Ease of Access, then select
Narrator.
8. If Narrator comes up talking, follow the prompt to finish setup (I and
others recommend using custom settings so you can turn off unnecessary
things).
9. After a while your screen reader or Narrator will come up talking.
10. For Anniversary Update and other builds: no need to invoke Narrator, as
the upgrade process is automatic.

Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Monica Jones
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 9:48 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10

Lol, Carlos, I really didn't know what I meant either, but thank you. I no
longer have the get windows thing in my system tray. Someone sent a script a
while back that would remove it from the registry. I probably need to use
the reverse script to get it back in there. I think you might have sent it
but I'm not sure. I have no idea how to get started with the .iso image file
or the Media Creation thing. Can I just install from that image file or do I
have to burn it to the DVD? I'm assuming I do have to burn it. I figure it's
about time I upgraded, yet, as I said, I'm leary since I don't have adequate
sighted help.


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 10:59 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10

Hi Monica,
I'm not quite sure what you mean by a link for the install. You can upgrade
using either the "Get Windows 10" tray notification offered via Windows
updates or with the Media Creation Tool.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
Although most users seem to have had more success upgrading using the "Get
Windows 10" method.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Monica Jones" <coffeegal57@att.net>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 11:44 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10


Carlos, thank you for the Jaws link. If I do a search for the words,
windows ten, I suppose this will give me a link for he install? thanks
bunches.


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2016 7:55 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10

It should basically be a matter of following the prompts. You will be
given
the choice of keeping the programs you have installed during the upgrade
process. And if you are running JAWS, you should follow the instructions
here
https://www.freedomscientific.com/support/TechnicalSupport/Windows10Upgrade
before you proceed with the upgrade.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris G" <jedikent@mysticaccess.email>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2016 8:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10


Hi,
Make sure you have the latest version of your screen reader and check to
see if they have any advice for upgrading to Windows 10.

For example, Window-eyes 9.1 or earlier will not run on Windows 10, I
think the same holds true for JAWS 15 or below.
If you are running NVDA, you probably have the latest version.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Veronica Kirk
Sent: Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 8:37 PM EST
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10

Hi Carlos and list,



I want to upgrade a w-7 computer to windows 10, but since I do not feel
confident enough to do it myself, I am going to have a sighted relative
do it for me. However, she is not really that confident about doing it
either, so what I would like to know is it going to be as simple as just
following the prompts? Also, the programs I have on the windows-7
machine will they be on the windows-10 update? I apologize for these
stupid questions, but all of you on this list are my teachers. Thank
you for all suggestions.



Veronica








Monni, the coffee gal
Twitter, @Monni52

Facebook, Monica Rose Jones





Monni, the coffee gal
Twitter, @Monni52

Facebook, Monica Rose Jones







Monni, the coffee gal
Twitter, @Monni52

Facebook, Monica Rose Jones


Re: Upgrading to windows 10

Monica Jones
 

I think the second one is the one I used. I'm sue I saved it, but thanks for resending these in case.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10

A couple of applications have been posted on the list to disable the
notification. Never10
https://www.grc.com/never10.htm
and GWX Control Panel.
http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/
I'm not sure which one you used, but both can be used to re-enable the
notification as well. Although it might not necessarily reappear
immediately.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Monica Jones" <coffeegal57@att.net>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10


Lol, Carlos, I really didn't know what I meant either, but thank you. I no longer have the get windows thing in my system tray. Someone sent a script a while back that would remove it from the registry. I probably need to use the reverse script to get it back in there. I think you might have sent it but I'm not sure. I have no idea how to get started with the .iso image file or the Media Creation thing. Can I just install from that image file or do I have to burn it to the DVD? I'm assuming I do have to burn it. I figure it's about time I upgraded, yet, as I said, I'm leary since I don't have adequate sighted help.


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 10:59 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10

Hi Monica,
I'm not quite sure what you mean by a link for the install. You can upgrade
using either the "Get Windows 10" tray notification offered via Windows
updates or with the Media Creation Tool.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
Although most users seem to have had more success upgrading using the "Get
Windows 10" method.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Monica Jones" <coffeegal57@att.net>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 11:44 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10


Carlos, thank you for the Jaws link. If I do a search for the words, windows ten, I suppose this will give me a link for he install? thanks bunches.


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2016 7:55 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10

It should basically be a matter of following the prompts. You will be given
the choice of keeping the programs you have installed during the upgrade
process. And if you are running JAWS, you should follow the instructions
here
https://www.freedomscientific.com/support/TechnicalSupport/Windows10Upgrade
before you proceed with the upgrade.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris G" <jedikent@mysticaccess.email>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2016 8:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10


Hi,
Make sure you have the latest version of your screen reader and check to see if they have any advice for upgrading to Windows 10.

For example, Window-eyes 9.1 or earlier will not run on Windows 10, I think the same holds true for JAWS 15 or below.
If you are running NVDA, you probably have the latest version.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Veronica Kirk
Sent: Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 8:37 PM EST
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10

Hi Carlos and list,



I want to upgrade a w-7 computer to windows 10, but since I do not feel
confident enough to do it myself, I am going to have a sighted relative
do it for me. However, she is not really that confident about doing it
either, so what I would like to know is it going to be as simple as just
following the prompts? Also, the programs I have on the windows-7
machine will they be on the windows-10 update? I apologize for these
stupid questions, but all of you on this list are my teachers. Thank
you for all suggestions.



Veronica








Monni, the coffee gal
Twitter, @Monni52

Facebook, Monica Rose Jones





Monni, the coffee gal
Twitter, @Monni52

Facebook, Monica Rose Jones





Monni, the coffee gal
Twitter, @Monni52

Facebook, Monica Rose Jones


Re: Upgrading to windows 10

Carlos
 

A couple of applications have been posted on the list to disable the notification. Never10
https://www.grc.com/never10.htm
and GWX Control Panel.
http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/
I'm not sure which one you used, but both can be used to re-enable the notification as well. Although it might not necessarily reappear immediately.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Monica Jones" <coffeegal57@att.net>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10


Lol, Carlos, I really didn't know what I meant either, but thank you. I no longer have the get windows thing in my system tray. Someone sent a script a while back that would remove it from the registry. I probably need to use the reverse script to get it back in there. I think you might have sent it but I'm not sure. I have no idea how to get started with the .iso image file or the Media Creation thing. Can I just install from that image file or do I have to burn it to the DVD? I'm assuming I do have to burn it. I figure it's about time I upgraded, yet, as I said, I'm leary since I don't have adequate sighted help.


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 10:59 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10

Hi Monica,
I'm not quite sure what you mean by a link for the install. You can upgrade
using either the "Get Windows 10" tray notification offered via Windows
updates or with the Media Creation Tool.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
Although most users seem to have had more success upgrading using the "Get
Windows 10" method.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Monica Jones" <coffeegal57@att.net>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 11:44 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10


Carlos, thank you for the Jaws link. If I do a search for the words, windows ten, I suppose this will give me a link for he install? thanks bunches.


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2016 7:55 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10

It should basically be a matter of following the prompts. You will be given
the choice of keeping the programs you have installed during the upgrade
process. And if you are running JAWS, you should follow the instructions
here
https://www.freedomscientific.com/support/TechnicalSupport/Windows10Upgrade
before you proceed with the upgrade.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris G" <jedikent@mysticaccess.email>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2016 8:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10


Hi,
Make sure you have the latest version of your screen reader and check to see if they have any advice for upgrading to Windows 10.

For example, Window-eyes 9.1 or earlier will not run on Windows 10, I think the same holds true for JAWS 15 or below.
If you are running NVDA, you probably have the latest version.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Veronica Kirk
Sent: Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 8:37 PM EST
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10

Hi Carlos and list,



I want to upgrade a w-7 computer to windows 10, but since I do not feel
confident enough to do it myself, I am going to have a sighted relative
do it for me. However, she is not really that confident about doing it
either, so what I would like to know is it going to be as simple as just
following the prompts? Also, the programs I have on the windows-7
machine will they be on the windows-10 update? I apologize for these
stupid questions, but all of you on this list are my teachers. Thank
you for all suggestions.



Veronica








Monni, the coffee gal
Twitter, @Monni52

Facebook, Monica Rose Jones





Monni, the coffee gal
Twitter, @Monni52

Facebook, Monica Rose Jones


Re: Upgrading to windows 10

Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...>
 

Hi,
You don't technically need an ISO to upgrade via Media Creation Tool. The
steps are as follows:
1. If possible, make a backup of your data (programs, installers, documents,
etc.).
2. Download latest version of your screen reader (in case of JAWS for
Windows, use the removal tool from Freedom Scientific to remove old JAWS
releases).
3. Download Media Creation Tool and run it.
4. Unless the option has changed, select "Upgrade this PC".
5. Select what to keep (keep everything or remove all).
6. Wait for some time (typically half an hour ormore).
7. after a while, press Windows+U to start Ease of Access, then select
Narrator.
8. If Narrator comes up talking, follow the prompt to finish setup (I and
others recommend using custom settings so you can turn off unnecessary
things).
9. After a while your screen reader or Narrator will come up talking.
10. For Anniversary Update and other builds: no need to invoke Narrator, as
the upgrade process is automatic.

Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Monica Jones
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 9:48 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10

Lol, Carlos, I really didn't know what I meant either, but thank you. I no
longer have the get windows thing in my system tray. Someone sent a script a
while back that would remove it from the registry. I probably need to use
the reverse script to get it back in there. I think you might have sent it
but I'm not sure. I have no idea how to get started with the .iso image file
or the Media Creation thing. Can I just install from that image file or do I
have to burn it to the DVD? I'm assuming I do have to burn it. I figure it's
about time I upgraded, yet, as I said, I'm leary since I don't have adequate
sighted help.


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 10:59 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10

Hi Monica,
I'm not quite sure what you mean by a link for the install. You can upgrade
using either the "Get Windows 10" tray notification offered via Windows
updates or with the Media Creation Tool.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
Although most users seem to have had more success upgrading using the "Get
Windows 10" method.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Monica Jones" <coffeegal57@att.net>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 11:44 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10


Carlos, thank you for the Jaws link. If I do a search for the words,
windows ten, I suppose this will give me a link for he install? thanks
bunches.


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2016 7:55 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10

It should basically be a matter of following the prompts. You will be
given
the choice of keeping the programs you have installed during the upgrade
process. And if you are running JAWS, you should follow the instructions
here
https://www.freedomscientific.com/support/TechnicalSupport/Windows10Upgrade
before you proceed with the upgrade.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris G" <jedikent@mysticaccess.email>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2016 8:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10


Hi,
Make sure you have the latest version of your screen reader and check to
see if they have any advice for upgrading to Windows 10.

For example, Window-eyes 9.1 or earlier will not run on Windows 10, I
think the same holds true for JAWS 15 or below.
If you are running NVDA, you probably have the latest version.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Veronica Kirk
Sent: Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 8:37 PM EST
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10

Hi Carlos and list,



I want to upgrade a w-7 computer to windows 10, but since I do not feel
confident enough to do it myself, I am going to have a sighted relative
do it for me. However, she is not really that confident about doing it
either, so what I would like to know is it going to be as simple as just
following the prompts? Also, the programs I have on the windows-7
machine will they be on the windows-10 update? I apologize for these
stupid questions, but all of you on this list are my teachers. Thank
you for all suggestions.



Veronica








Monni, the coffee gal
Twitter, @Monni52

Facebook, Monica Rose Jones





Monni, the coffee gal
Twitter, @Monni52

Facebook, Monica Rose Jones


Re: Downloading windows 10

Monica Jones
 

Carolyn, thank you, this helps lots. I will call them for help.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 11:11 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloading windows 10

When you call Microsoft Disability, you identify the screen
reader or magnification device, Braille device, whatever aid
that applies. Most of the time, they work with you by
tandem, and there is no doubt, when they get into your
computer.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of TerriLynne
Pomeroy
Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 11:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Downloading windows 10

Am I able to just download Windows 10 as sort of a backup on
one of my peripheral drives, not my c drive? Then I could
install it later when I am ready to do so.



I am concerned that the free version for people with
disabilities may be a while in coming since there are no
details on how you prove that you are a person with a
disability. In other words, what hoops might I have to hop
through later on?



TerriLynne






Monni, the coffee gal
Twitter, @Monni52

Facebook, Monica Rose Jones


Re: Upgrading to windows 10

Monica Jones
 

Lol, Carlos, I really didn't know what I meant either, but thank you. I no longer have the get windows thing in my system tray. Someone sent a script a while back that would remove it from the registry. I probably need to use the reverse script to get it back in there. I think you might have sent it but I'm not sure. I have no idea how to get started with the .iso image file or the Media Creation thing. Can I just install from that image file or do I have to burn it to the DVD? I'm assuming I do have to burn it. I figure it's about time I upgraded, yet, as I said, I'm leary since I don't have adequate sighted help.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 10:59 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10

Hi Monica,
I'm not quite sure what you mean by a link for the install. You can upgrade
using either the "Get Windows 10" tray notification offered via Windows
updates or with the Media Creation Tool.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
Although most users seem to have had more success upgrading using the "Get
Windows 10" method.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Monica Jones" <coffeegal57@att.net>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 11:44 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10


Carlos, thank you for the Jaws link. If I do a search for the words, windows ten, I suppose this will give me a link for he install? thanks bunches.


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2016 7:55 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10

It should basically be a matter of following the prompts. You will be given
the choice of keeping the programs you have installed during the upgrade
process. And if you are running JAWS, you should follow the instructions
here
https://www.freedomscientific.com/support/TechnicalSupport/Windows10Upgrade
before you proceed with the upgrade.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris G" <jedikent@mysticaccess.email>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2016 8:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10


Hi,
Make sure you have the latest version of your screen reader and check to see if they have any advice for upgrading to Windows 10.

For example, Window-eyes 9.1 or earlier will not run on Windows 10, I think the same holds true for JAWS 15 or below.
If you are running NVDA, you probably have the latest version.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Veronica Kirk
Sent: Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 8:37 PM EST
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10

Hi Carlos and list,



I want to upgrade a w-7 computer to windows 10, but since I do not feel
confident enough to do it myself, I am going to have a sighted relative
do it for me. However, she is not really that confident about doing it
either, so what I would like to know is it going to be as simple as just
following the prompts? Also, the programs I have on the windows-7
machine will they be on the windows-10 update? I apologize for these
stupid questions, but all of you on this list are my teachers. Thank
you for all suggestions.



Veronica








Monni, the coffee gal
Twitter, @Monni52

Facebook, Monica Rose Jones





Monni, the coffee gal
Twitter, @Monni52

Facebook, Monica Rose Jones


Re: Upgrading to windows 10

Carlos
 

Hi Monica,
I'm not quite sure what you mean by a link for the install. You can upgrade using either the "Get Windows 10" tray notification offered via Windows updates or with the Media Creation Tool.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
Although most users seem to have had more success upgrading using the "Get Windows 10" method.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Monica Jones" <coffeegal57@att.net>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 11:44 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10


Carlos, thank you for the Jaws link. If I do a search for the words, windows ten, I suppose this will give me a link for he install? thanks bunches.


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2016 7:55 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10

It should basically be a matter of following the prompts. You will be given
the choice of keeping the programs you have installed during the upgrade
process. And if you are running JAWS, you should follow the instructions
here
https://www.freedomscientific.com/support/TechnicalSupport/Windows10Upgrade
before you proceed with the upgrade.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris G" <jedikent@mysticaccess.email>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2016 8:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10


Hi,
Make sure you have the latest version of your screen reader and check to see if they have any advice for upgrading to Windows 10.

For example, Window-eyes 9.1 or earlier will not run on Windows 10, I think the same holds true for JAWS 15 or below.
If you are running NVDA, you probably have the latest version.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Veronica Kirk
Sent: Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 8:37 PM EST
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10

Hi Carlos and list,



I want to upgrade a w-7 computer to windows 10, but since I do not feel
confident enough to do it myself, I am going to have a sighted relative
do it for me. However, she is not really that confident about doing it
either, so what I would like to know is it going to be as simple as just
following the prompts? Also, the programs I have on the windows-7
machine will they be on the windows-10 update? I apologize for these
stupid questions, but all of you on this list are my teachers. Thank
you for all suggestions.



Veronica








Monni, the coffee gal
Twitter, @Monni52

Facebook, Monica Rose Jones


Re: Upgrading to windows 10

Monica Jones
 

Carlos, thank you for the Jaws link. If I do a search for the words, windows ten, I suppose this will give me a link for he install? thanks bunches.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2016 7:55 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10

It should basically be a matter of following the prompts. You will be given
the choice of keeping the programs you have installed during the upgrade
process. And if you are running JAWS, you should follow the instructions
here
https://www.freedomscientific.com/support/TechnicalSupport/Windows10Upgrade
before you proceed with the upgrade.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris G" <jedikent@mysticaccess.email>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2016 8:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10


Hi,
Make sure you have the latest version of your screen reader and check to see if they have any advice for upgrading to Windows 10.

For example, Window-eyes 9.1 or earlier will not run on Windows 10, I think the same holds true for JAWS 15 or below.
If you are running NVDA, you probably have the latest version.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Veronica Kirk
Sent: Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 8:37 PM EST
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10

Hi Carlos and list,



I want to upgrade a w-7 computer to windows 10, but since I do not feel
confident enough to do it myself, I am going to have a sighted relative
do it for me. However, she is not really that confident about doing it
either, so what I would like to know is it going to be as simple as just
following the prompts? Also, the programs I have on the windows-7
machine will they be on the windows-10 update? I apologize for these
stupid questions, but all of you on this list are my teachers. Thank
you for all suggestions.



Veronica








Monni, the coffee gal
Twitter, @Monni52

Facebook, Monica Rose Jones


Re: Upgrading to windows 10

Monica Jones
 

Veronica, if these questions are stupid, and they are not, I would be as stupid as you. I’m not sure of the right way to go about it. I hear there are instructions on the Jaws web site for doing it with Jaws, and I’m going to check that out. I don’t have any sight help either so it makes me a little shaky as well. However, most of my friends who are blind say it worked well for them. My sister lives with me but she is computer illiterate.
 
 

Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2016 7:37 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Upgrading to windows 10
 

Hi Carlos and list,

 

I want to upgrade a w-7 computer to windows 10, but since I do not feel confident enough to do it myself, I am going to have a sighted relative do it for me.  However, she is not really that confident about doing it either, so what I would like to know is it going to be as simple as just following the prompts?  Also, the programs I have on the windows-7 machine will they be on the windows-10 update?  I apologize for these stupid questions, but all of you on this list are my teachers.  Thank you for all suggestions.

 

Veronica

Monni, the coffee gal
Twitter, @Monni52

Facebook, Monica Rose Jones


Re: Adding contacts to my google account?

Mark Brett
 

Hi, What e-mail client do you use on your computer and what phone do you
have? Android, IOS or Windows Mobile?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Flying Bird via Groups.io
Sent: 28 July 2016 16:10
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Adding contacts to my google account?

Hello all:
I'd like to know if does anyone know of a way or a program which will allow
me to add contacts from the computer to my google account?
Its page seems confusing and I don't always have my phone to add contacts
from it.
Thanks


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Adding contacts to my google account?

Flying Bird
 

Hello all:
I'd like to know if does anyone know of a way or a program which will allow me to add contacts from the computer to my google account?
Its page seems confusing and I don't always have my phone to add contacts from it.
Thanks


Sent from my iPhone


Re: Consumer products label and directions website

Blaster
 

No problem, glad to help.
Actually, I never heard of this site before yesterday, I just found it
on a search.
it really is a well thought out website and easy to use.

On 7/28/16, Smiling? <blind7@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
directionsForMe.org is back up, very cool and thanks for putting it up
letting us know.
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Blaster Nil8
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 6:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Consumer products label and directions website

I found a website that provides consumer products label information
including, directions for use and ingredients info. They also have a
barcode scanner for sale that works with the website. check it out,

http://www.directionsforme.org

HTH,
Blaster







New message sound

Mark Brett
 

Hi, When I get a message from a person or group that I have not set a rule for it to go into a folder so it stays in the inbox I get a new message sound.

 

If I get a new message from a person or group that has a rule to put it into a folder I don’t get a new message sound.

 

How can I set outlook 2016 to play a sound regardless of what folder receives the new message?

 

Many thanks

 

 

 

 

Mark Brett

 

E-mail: markbrett@...

Phone: +448432086070

Twitter: @markbrett1

 


creating a signature file.

Flor Lynch
 

Hi,
 
What have people found best where a person’s signature is required, for when filling in forms on a PC, i.e., pdf’s? A .png file (image) of a printed signature, i.e., a template file?
 


Re: Mp3s stop playing in Windows 10.

Marie N. <magpie.mn@...>
 

Win 10 will default to the new Groove Music which is not very accessible. So either right click on the file you want to play and if the option to play with Windows Media Player is available choose it or choose the Open with option to see which programs are available. For future use, Go into the setting by pressing the Windows key plus the letter I.
Under System settings, find Default programs and press enter then tab to the default for playing music and select Windows Media Player or whatever player you have installed.
HTH
Marie
 
 

From: SK22
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:28 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Mp3s stop playing in Windows 10.
 

I am using Windows 10 with JFW 17. I tried to listen to a podcast that I had downloaded but it kept stopping.  If I pressed the tab key it would continue.  This happened with 2 MP3 files.  I’ve just started using Windows 10 and am using whatever Windows picked to play the MP3 files.  How can I hear the whole file?

 

Shirley


Re: Request Windows 10 search instructions

Carlos
 

The easiest way to search all locations in Windows 10 is via the search field in Explorer.  I don't know if this is still the case in Windows 10, but it is worth keeping in mind that in Windows 7 searching via the Start menu does not search all locations.  It only searches indexed locations and not all drives are configured as indexed locations by default.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 8:34 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Request Windows 10 search instructions

I haven't experimented much with the Windows 7 search feature to find files.  But the small amount I've done indicates to me that the actual search disk feature, as opposed to the general start menu search may be better at finding files.  I therefore, on the rare occasions when I search for files use the disk search feature.  But I don't know if it is the same in Windows 10 in terms of the interface, though I suspect functionality is the same or similar.  But my guess might be wrong about that. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 7:20 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Request Windows 10 search instructions

Hi all,

the search feature in Windows7 through Windows10 is what used to be
called in the Linux World, an incremental search.  Here's how it works.

If you are searching for a file called my_song_recording.mp3, you start
typing this into the search box.  As you type, the computer starts
searching for files starting with my and continues as you add more of
the file name.  the key here is not to press enter after you finish
tyuping.  I repeat, do not hit enter after typing.  If you do, the
incremental search will stop!

The * (star) is still and has always been your wild card, so you could
type  my_song*.mp3 and it would still find your file, providing you
don't stop the search by hitting 'enter'.

Wait a bit, and then arrow down to see the list of what the 'puter found.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL:  akp@...
web site:  http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."



Re: Request Windows 10 search instructions

Gene
 

I haven't experimented much with the Windows 7 search feature to find files.  But the small amount I've done indicates to me that the actual search disk feature, as opposed to the general start menu search may be better at finding files.  I therefore, on the rare occasions when I search for files use the disk search feature.  But I don't know if it is the same in Windows 10 in terms of the interface, though I suspect functionality is the same or similar.  But my guess might be wrong about that. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 7:20 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Request Windows 10 search instructions

Hi all,

the search feature in Windows7 through Windows10 is what used to be
called in the Linux World, an incremental search.  Here's how it works.

If you are searching for a file called my_song_recording.mp3, you start
typing this into the search box.  As you type, the computer starts
searching for files starting with my and continues as you add more of
the file name.  the key here is not to press enter after you finish
tyuping.  I repeat, do not hit enter after typing.  If you do, the
incremental search will stop!

The * (star) is still and has always been your wild card, so you could
type  my_song*.mp3 and it would still find your file, providing you
don't stop the search by hitting 'enter'.

Wait a bit, and then arrow down to see the list of what the 'puter found.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL:  akp@...
web site:  http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."



Re: Request Windows 10 search instructions

Ann Parsons <akp@...>
 

Hi all,

the search feature in Windows7 through Windows10 is what used to be called in the Linux World, an incremental search. Here's how it works.

If you are searching for a file called my_song_recording.mp3, you start typing this into the search box. As you type, the computer starts searching for files starting with my and continues as you add more of the file name. the key here is not to press enter after you finish tyuping. I repeat, do not hit enter after typing. If you do, the incremental search will stop!

The * (star) is still and has always been your wild card, so you could type my_song*.mp3 and it would still find your file, providing you don't stop the search by hitting 'enter'.

Wait a bit, and then arrow down to see the list of what the 'puter found.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@samobile.net
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: Maybe this sound card problem has been around for a long time

James Bentley
 

I should go ahead and image this drive just to be safe.
 
Thanks, Carlos,
 
James
 
 
 

From: Carlos
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:57 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Maybe this sound card problem has been around for a long time
 
Hi James,
If I remember correctly, I'm pretty sure the standard license is a lifetime one so you should always be able to use the latest version.  And when it comes to imaging the latest version of an operating system, it is always best to use the latest version of your imaging software.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 7:50 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Maybe this sound card problem has been around for a long time
 
VFO/FS also confirmed that different drivers provide different features and different menus.
 
Carlos, I need to install Image for Windows.  Should I install my original version that hasn’t been updated in about one year and then update.  Or, should I just down load a current version?  I just don’t know if my product key is going to register a current version on a fresh install of Windows.
 
James
 
 
 
From: Carlos
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:21 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Maybe this sound card problem has been around for a long time
 
Hmm, unfortunately this seems to confirm my previous observation that the
"Enhancements"
tab is not always visible.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 7:14 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Maybe this sound card problem has been around for a long time
 
OK Carlos,
 
It was worth a try.  I found a major amount of things that I had forgot were in there.  But, no enhancement tab, so I couldn’t disable all sound affects.
 
From: Carlos
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 3:47 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Maybe this sound card problem has been around for a long time
 
The following solution for the issue with distorted audio from Realtek sound cards did not work for me previously, but it does work for me now so it may be worth a try.
 
1. Press Windows key+R to open the
"Run"
dialog.
 
2. Type
mmsys.cpl
followed by Enter.
 
3. When the
"Sound"
dialog opens, select the
"Speakers / Headphones (Realtek High Definition Audio)"
device from the list on the
"Playback"
tab.
 
4. Tab to the
"Properties"
button and select it.
 
5. Navigate to the
"Enhancements"
tab if you can find it.
 
6. Enable the
"Disable all sound effects"
checkbox.
 
7. Select the
"OK"
button twice to close the
"Properties"
and
"Sound"
dialogs respectively.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 2:40 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Maybe this sound card problem has been around for a long time
 
Hello everyone,
 
My problem with RealTech sound cards started over 14 months ago when I purchased a new Dell 2-in-1 laptop.  Its sound was pretty decent until Microsoft forced
Win10 updates on to the computer.  The sound card drivers that MS forces on to the computer makes it sound horrible.  Loads of distortion.  Crackly sound, and worse of all, if the computer hasn’t been used for just a few seconds, the first character or word that you type is not sounded through the speakers.  I gave FS, MS, and Dell lots of opportunities to resolve the problem with zero results so I sent the laptop back to Dell.  I figured that in a year or so MS or someone would have come up with a solution.  Man, was I ever wrong.
 
The new Dell 2-in-1 laptop that I just got yesterday sounded so fine.  I really couldn’t believe how awesome it sounded.
 
That is Until, Yet again, MS forced updates with what I am assuming also contained sound card drivers for the RealTech sound card on to the unit.  A quick phone call to VFO/FS revealed that they do not know of a solution.
 
Anyway, since I plan on making this laptop my main computer located on my desk in my living room.  I am wondering if an external USB sound card might fix most of the problem.  The laptop would still sound terrible when used as a portable but, I think it should sound fine running it through my regular computer speakers and my receiver as long as I plug everything in to the external sound card.
 
If I am understanding this right, the USB external sound card uses no drivers.  I am thinking that you just plug it in and it works.
 
Important, Can someone tell me if MS updates will screw up an external USB sound card?  If not, What’s a good external sound card?  Hopefully with two analog inputs and a microphone input.
 
I really hope to be able to keep this laptop because I like so many other things about it.Its extremely fast.
 
As always, many thanks for your input,
 
James
 
**No one is totally worthless, they can always be used as a bad example.


Re: Maybe this sound card problem has been around for a long time

Carlos
 


Hi James,
If I remember correctly, I'm pretty sure the standard license is a lifetime one so you should always be able to use the latest version.  And when it comes to imaging the latest version of an operating system, it is always best to use the latest version of your imaging software.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 7:50 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Maybe this sound card problem has been around for a long time

VFO/FS also confirmed that different drivers provide different features and different menus.
 
Carlos, I need to install Image for Windows.  Should I install my original version that hasn’t been updated in about one year and then update.  Or, should I just down load a current version?  I just don’t know if my product key is going to register a current version on a fresh install of Windows.
 
James
 
 
 
From: Carlos
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:21 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Maybe this sound card problem has been around for a long time
 
Hmm, unfortunately this seems to confirm my previous observation that the
"Enhancements"
tab is not always visible.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 7:14 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Maybe this sound card problem has been around for a long time
 
OK Carlos,
 
It was worth a try.  I found a major amount of things that I had forgot were in there.  But, no enhancement tab, so I couldn’t disable all sound affects.
 
From: Carlos
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 3:47 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Maybe this sound card problem has been around for a long time
 
The following solution for the issue with distorted audio from Realtek sound cards did not work for me previously, but it does work for me now so it may be worth a try.
 
1. Press Windows key+R to open the
"Run"
dialog.
 
2. Type
mmsys.cpl
followed by Enter.
 
3. When the
"Sound"
dialog opens, select the
"Speakers / Headphones (Realtek High Definition Audio)"
device from the list on the
"Playback"
tab.
 
4. Tab to the
"Properties"
button and select it.
 
5. Navigate to the
"Enhancements"
tab if you can find it.
 
6. Enable the
"Disable all sound effects"
checkbox.
 
7. Select the
"OK"
button twice to close the
"Properties"
and
"Sound"
dialogs respectively.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 2:40 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Maybe this sound card problem has been around for a long time
 
Hello everyone,
 
My problem with RealTech sound cards started over 14 months ago when I purchased a new Dell 2-in-1 laptop.  Its sound was pretty decent until Microsoft forced
Win10 updates on to the computer.  The sound card drivers that MS forces on to the computer makes it sound horrible.  Loads of distortion.  Crackly sound, and worse of all, if the computer hasn’t been used for just a few seconds, the first character or word that you type is not sounded through the speakers.  I gave FS, MS, and Dell lots of opportunities to resolve the problem with zero results so I sent the laptop back to Dell.  I figured that in a year or so MS or someone would have come up with a solution.  Man, was I ever wrong.
 
The new Dell 2-in-1 laptop that I just got yesterday sounded so fine.  I really couldn’t believe how awesome it sounded.
 
That is Until, Yet again, MS forced updates with what I am assuming also contained sound card drivers for the RealTech sound card on to the unit.  A quick phone call to VFO/FS revealed that they do not know of a solution.
 
Anyway, since I plan on making this laptop my main computer located on my desk in my living room.  I am wondering if an external USB sound card might fix most of the problem.  The laptop would still sound terrible when used as a portable but, I think it should sound fine running it through my regular computer speakers and my receiver as long as I plug everything in to the external sound card.
 
If I am understanding this right, the USB external sound card uses no drivers.  I am thinking that you just plug it in and it works.
 
Important, Can someone tell me if MS updates will screw up an external USB sound card?  If not, What’s a good external sound card?  Hopefully with two analog inputs and a microphone input.
 
I really hope to be able to keep this laptop because I like so many other things about it.Its extremely fast.
 
As always, many thanks for your input,
 
James
 
**No one is totally worthless, they can always be used as a bad example.

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