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Re: restoring my computer from image back up questions

 

I can't get the download link to work, I think because I am super tired atm.

I have windows 7 professional 64 bit.

On 8/26/16, Melissa Hammitt <@MJMarney> wrote:
Oh my, wtf didn’t I find that myself? I so fail at using google these days.

It says that it is service pack 1 and will work for all architectures.
Does that mean professional, home, and the other types of windows 7
along with either 32 or 64 bit?
Also, if I use that will I be able to run windows update to get
service pack 2. I’m guessing that there will be a lot of updating
going on when I do do that.



On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Approximately 3 GB, but I just remembered that you can also download it
from

Softpedia here.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/Windows-7.shtml
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:25 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


Good lord, how big would the file be? I have a 16 gb and a 32 gb
flashdrive, but I'm guessing it is more of a how the hell am I going
to get it to you sort of size? Hmm, can't you upload files through the
groups.io page? Or is that for yahoo groups?
Either way I need to get to sleep so going to go quiet for now.

thanks a bunch for the help people

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Several users including myself can provide an ISO image. LOL I just
have

to

find a service which will host a file that large. It's been a while
since
I've had to send anything that large to anyone.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


Okay, but my problem is where to get a copy to use. I don't know
anyone personally who would have a windows installation disk.

.



On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
No guarantees, but you should be able to use a plain Windows 7
installation

DVD/ISO image with the product key if it came from the COA key
sticker.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:02 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


So is there a number besides that key that I need? As I mentioned
when
I tried to use it on the microsoft site it told me to go to the
manufacturer and when I went to dell site it told me that it didn't
have an iso that I could download for my model/machine and to
contact
tech support. I did contact dell tech support, but no telling when
they will be able to get to it.

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
If it was on the top of the tower then that should be the COA key
sticker.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 11:57 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


It was on the top of the tower I believe. She had to use my phone
to
take a pic of it so she could see it better. There are two
stickers
on
the top of my tower. One feels newer and the other feels like it's
been there a while, sides peeled up etc.

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Do you mean that she retrieved it from your Windows installation
or
from

a
sticker on the case? As I said the COA key sticker is usually on
the
side
or top of the case with desktops, and on the bottom with laptops.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 11:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


The product key is the one my mother got off of my computer, so
is
that product key from the COA key sticker?
Is there some other number/key I should have someone look at on
my
computer? Or is there a sticker they missed....



On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
If you were able to retrieve the product key from the COA key
sticker,
we
could probably arrange for a Windows 7 ISO image you could use
to
perform

a

clean installation.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back
up
questions


Okay, so I finally got a chance to run that prog and get my
service
tag. I took the service tag they gave me and used it on the
dell
site
to get the media/iso so I could reinstall windows 7. After
having
to
re enable wibvisum to use it to solve the captcha I got this
error:
Recovery image not available for your Service Tag.
Sorry, but a Dell Hosted Recovery Image is currently not
available
for
the Service Tag that you entered. Please enter another Service
Tag
or
contact Dell Technical Support for further assistance.

I contacted support so I'm just waiting for them to tell me
"too
bad
so sad" ... rolling my eyes here, lol.
I'm starting a new email about computer specs or something to
take
my
mind off of this frustration.

Melissa
On 8/25/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Melissa, just have someone sighted look for the product key
on
the
COA
key
sticker. On desktops it is usually on the side or the top of
the
case.
With laptops it is usually on the bottom.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 11:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back
up
questions


That sounds complicated. I bought my computer from a seller
off
of
amazon and I'm guessing he was able to do a fresh install,
because
I
don't recall any dell stuff when I first got my computer.
It just had windows 7 professional, 64 bit and I don't
remember
any
extra programs sides the basics. Maybe he just uninstalled
them
who
freaking knows.

This is so very frustrating because I had finally made the
decision
(very long story there) to try and see if I could do some
freelance
transcribing or editing and now ... oh gee my computer ends
up
being
a
total ass hat.


Walking away from computer before I throw something.
TTFN
Melissa

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
wrote:
Yes unfortunately that's right but not always. It's
possible
to
fix
the
issues but it's not easy.
We are gambling...<Smile>

On 8/25/2016 7:52 PM, Carlos wrote:
Usually this means it is an OEM product key which
generally
you
cannot
use to activate a retail copy of Windows 7. In some
cases,
modifying
ei.cfg
will allow the image to work with an OEM key, but I have
read
reports
of
this not always working.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back
up
questions


Seams she have the product key. She just can't download
Windows
using
the key which is normal. That site do not work with any
key
I
tried.

On 8/25/2016 7:47 PM, Carlos wrote:
It won't do you any good unless you have a working
product
key.
However, just about any machine which came with Windows
7
preinstalled
from a manufacturer should have the product key on a COA
key
sticker.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back
up
questions


Do not worry at all.
Windows 7 professional? Sorry 32 or 64 bit? Hope you
know.

I
will
send
you a download link.

On 8/25/2016 7:42 PM, Melissa wrote:
I used Active@ disk image to create my image files.

I want to download windows 7 professional, 64 bit.But,
the
windows
site is telling me to talk to the manufacturer and
that
they
can't
help me with that. I will have to get the service tag
number,
my
computer is a dell, and go through their site to try
and
get
a
copy
of
windows 7 and since my computer is out of warranty I
might
get
charged
for it, I don't know yet.
I'm not sure what version of office I have beside it
being
2007.

I have a bad headache right now so I'm going to try
and
sleep
now.
That, or I will be slow to reply because I'm never
good
at
getting
to
sleep when I want, lol.

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
About the password: most likely no. What imaging
software
you
used,
however?
Still trying to understand what you want to download?
Windows
7
or
Office 2007? If windows 7, yes. Windows 7 download
still
do
not
work
with all keys. What edition of Windows 7 do you want?
For Office 2007 also, what Office 2007 edition you
have?
Probably
just
the Home and Student version?
Confirm these, and we'll try to help.

On 8/25/2016 7:28 PM, Melissa wrote:
For some odd reason I can't recall or put in right
the
password
that I
had used to make my windows 7 image. I always use a
variant
of
a
few
things when I make passwords and I know I didn't put
in

a
super
hard
password for it. I'm guessing this is a no, but is
there
a
way
to
get
the password from the image?
I do have an image that I took *right* after I
upgraded
to
windows 10.
However, the option to rollback to windows 7 is not
there
at
all.
I'm
guessing that I'm just SOL with that?
Since I want windows 7 I'm guessing that I will have
to
do
a
clean
install, which is probably a good thing to do
anyway.
The only issue I might have with that is I'm unable
to
get
a
download
of Office 07, even though I have the right key. I
use
word
and
excel a
lot and don't use the other tools. I'm guessing I
would
have
to
contact microsoft accessibility for that.
After trying to download the iso file from the
microsoft
website,

I
entered in my serial number, and clicked on verify.
It
tells
me:
Error
The product key you entered appears to be for
software
pre-installed
by the device manufacturer. Please contact the
device
manufacturer for
software recovery options.

So does that mean I have to harass dell for a copy
of
windows

7
for my
old ass computer?? I don't even think they offer
support
for
my
model
, opti plex 745.
After searching their site it looks like I need to
hunt
down
a
sightling to get the service tag number from my
tower
before
I
can
download their media creation crap. Plus, since my
computer
is
way out
of warranty there might be a "fee" associated with
that
and
getting
help for it.

All I want is a clean install of windows 7
professional
64
bit,
without the crapware, that I had when I bought my
computer.
Do any of you fine people have a suggestion?








































Re: restoring my computer from image back up questions

Carlos
 

Yes, it only seems to be the service pack. My apologies Melissa.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:39 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up questions


I think that is only the service pack, not the ISO file she will need.

On 8/26/2016 9:33 PM, Carlos wrote:
Approximately 3 GB, but I just remembered that you can also download it
from Softpedia here.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/Windows-7.shtml
----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:25 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up questions


Good lord, how big would the file be? I have a 16 gb and a 32 gb
flashdrive, but I'm guessing it is more of a how the hell am I going
to get it to you sort of size? Hmm, can't you upload files through the
groups.io page? Or is that for yahoo groups?
Either way I need to get to sleep so going to go quiet for now.

thanks a bunch for the help people

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Several users including myself can provide an ISO image. LOL I just
have to

find a service which will host a file that large. It's been a while
since
I've had to send anything that large to anyone.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


Okay, but my problem is where to get a copy to use. I don't know
anyone personally who would have a windows installation disk.

.



On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
No guarantees, but you should be able to use a plain Windows 7
installation

DVD/ISO image with the product key if it came from the COA key
sticker.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:02 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


So is there a number besides that key that I need? As I mentioned
when
I tried to use it on the microsoft site it told me to go to the
manufacturer and when I went to dell site it told me that it didn't
have an iso that I could download for my model/machine and to contact
tech support. I did contact dell tech support, but no telling when
they will be able to get to it.

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
If it was on the top of the tower then that should be the COA key
sticker.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 11:57 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


It was on the top of the tower I believe. She had to use my
phone to
take a pic of it so she could see it better. There are two stickers
on
the top of my tower. One feels newer and the other feels like it's
been there a while, sides peeled up etc.

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Do you mean that she retrieved it from your Windows
installation or
from

a
sticker on the case? As I said the COA key sticker is usually on
the
side
or top of the case with desktops, and on the bottom with laptops.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 11:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


The product key is the one my mother got off of my computer,
so is
that product key from the COA key sticker?
Is there some other number/key I should have someone look at
on my
computer? Or is there a sticker they missed....



On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
If you were able to retrieve the product key from the COA key
sticker,
we
could probably arrange for a Windows 7 ISO image you could
use to
perform

a

clean installation.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


Okay, so I finally got a chance to run that prog and get my
service
tag. I took the service tag they gave me and used it on the
dell
site
to get the media/iso so I could reinstall windows 7. After
having
to
re enable wibvisum to use it to solve the captcha I got this
error:
Recovery image not available for your Service Tag.
Sorry, but a Dell Hosted Recovery Image is currently not
available
for
the Service Tag that you entered. Please enter another Service
Tag
or
contact Dell Technical Support for further assistance.

I contacted support so I'm just waiting for them to tell me
"too
bad
so sad" ... rolling my eyes here, lol.
I'm starting a new email about computer specs or something to
take
my
mind off of this frustration.

Melissa
On 8/25/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Melissa, just have someone sighted look for the product key on
the
COA
key
sticker. On desktops it is usually on the side or the top of
the
case.
With laptops it is usually on the bottom.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 11:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back up
questions


That sounds complicated. I bought my computer from a
seller off
of
amazon and I'm guessing he was able to do a fresh install,
because
I
don't recall any dell stuff when I first got my computer.
It just had windows 7 professional, 64 bit and I don't
remember
any
extra programs sides the basics. Maybe he just uninstalled
them
who
freaking knows.

This is so very frustrating because I had finally made the
decision
(very long story there) to try and see if I could do some
freelance
transcribing or editing and now ... oh gee my computer
ends up
being
a
total ass hat.


Walking away from computer before I throw something.
TTFN
Melissa

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
wrote:
Yes unfortunately that's right but not always. It's possible
to
fix
the
issues but it's not easy.
We are gambling...<Smile>

On 8/25/2016 7:52 PM, Carlos wrote:
Usually this means it is an OEM product key which generally
you
cannot
use to activate a retail copy of Windows 7. In some cases,
modifying
ei.cfg
will allow the image to work with an OEM key, but I have
read
reports
of
this not always working.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back
up
questions


Seams she have the product key. She just can't download
Windows
using
the key which is normal. That site do not work with any
key
I
tried.

On 8/25/2016 7:47 PM, Carlos wrote:
It won't do you any good unless you have a working
product
key.
However, just about any machine which came with Windows 7
preinstalled
from a manufacturer should have the product key on a COA
key
sticker.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back
up
questions


Do not worry at all.
Windows 7 professional? Sorry 32 or 64 bit? Hope you
know.

I
will
send
you a download link.

On 8/25/2016 7:42 PM, Melissa wrote:
I used Active@ disk image to create my image files.

I want to download windows 7 professional, 64 bit.But,
the
windows
site is telling me to talk to the manufacturer and that
they
can't
help me with that. I will have to get the service tag
number,
my
computer is a dell, and go through their site to try
and
get
a
copy
of
windows 7 and since my computer is out of warranty I
might
get
charged
for it, I don't know yet.
I'm not sure what version of office I have beside it
being
2007.

I have a bad headache right now so I'm going to try and
sleep
now.
That, or I will be slow to reply because I'm never good
at
getting
to
sleep when I want, lol.

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
About the password: most likely no. What imaging
software
you
used,
however?
Still trying to understand what you want to download?
Windows
7
or
Office 2007? If windows 7, yes. Windows 7 download
still
do
not
work
with all keys. What edition of Windows 7 do you want?
For Office 2007 also, what Office 2007 edition you
have?
Probably
just
the Home and Student version?
Confirm these, and we'll try to help.

On 8/25/2016 7:28 PM, Melissa wrote:
For some odd reason I can't recall or put in right
the
password
that I
had used to make my windows 7 image. I always use a
variant
of
a
few
things when I make passwords and I know I didn't
put in

a
super
hard
password for it. I'm guessing this is a no, but is
there
a
way
to
get
the password from the image?
I do have an image that I took *right* after I
upgraded
to
windows 10.
However, the option to rollback to windows 7 is not
there
at
all.
I'm
guessing that I'm just SOL with that?
Since I want windows 7 I'm guessing that I will
have to
do
a
clean
install, which is probably a good thing to do anyway.
The only issue I might have with that is I'm
unable to
get
a
download
of Office 07, even though I have the right key. I use
word
and
excel a
lot and don't use the other tools. I'm guessing I
would
have
to
contact microsoft accessibility for that.
After trying to download the iso file from the
microsoft
website,

I
entered in my serial number, and clicked on
verify. It
tells
me:
Error
The product key you entered appears to be for
software
pre-installed
by the device manufacturer. Please contact the device
manufacturer for
software recovery options.

So does that mean I have to harass dell for a copy of
windows

7
for my
old ass computer?? I don't even think they offer
support
for
my
model
, opti plex 745.
After searching their site it looks like I need to
hunt
down
a
sightling to get the service tag number from my tower
before
I
can
download their media creation crap. Plus, since my
computer
is
way out
of warranty there might be a "fee" associated with
that
and
getting
help for it.

All I want is a clean install of windows 7
professional
64
bit,
without the crapware, that I had when I bought my
computer.
Do any of you fine people have a suggestion?






































Re: restoring my computer from image back up questions

 

Oh my, wtf didn’t I find that myself? I so fail at using google these days.

It says that it is service pack 1 and will work for all architectures.
Does that mean professional, home, and the other types of windows 7
along with either 32 or 64 bit?
Also, if I use that will I be able to run windows update to get
service pack 2. I’m guessing that there will be a lot of updating
going on when I do do that.

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Approximately 3 GB, but I just remembered that you can also download it from

Softpedia here.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/Windows-7.shtml
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:25 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up questions


Good lord, how big would the file be? I have a 16 gb and a 32 gb
flashdrive, but I'm guessing it is more of a how the hell am I going
to get it to you sort of size? Hmm, can't you upload files through the
groups.io page? Or is that for yahoo groups?
Either way I need to get to sleep so going to go quiet for now.

thanks a bunch for the help people

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Several users including myself can provide an ISO image. LOL I just have

to

find a service which will host a file that large. It's been a while
since
I've had to send anything that large to anyone.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


Okay, but my problem is where to get a copy to use. I don't know
anyone personally who would have a windows installation disk.

.



On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
No guarantees, but you should be able to use a plain Windows 7
installation

DVD/ISO image with the product key if it came from the COA key
sticker.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:02 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


So is there a number besides that key that I need? As I mentioned
when
I tried to use it on the microsoft site it told me to go to the
manufacturer and when I went to dell site it told me that it didn't
have an iso that I could download for my model/machine and to contact
tech support. I did contact dell tech support, but no telling when
they will be able to get to it.

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
If it was on the top of the tower then that should be the COA key
sticker.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 11:57 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


It was on the top of the tower I believe. She had to use my phone
to
take a pic of it so she could see it better. There are two stickers
on
the top of my tower. One feels newer and the other feels like it's
been there a while, sides peeled up etc.

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Do you mean that she retrieved it from your Windows installation
or
from

a
sticker on the case? As I said the COA key sticker is usually on
the
side
or top of the case with desktops, and on the bottom with laptops.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 11:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


The product key is the one my mother got off of my computer, so
is
that product key from the COA key sticker?
Is there some other number/key I should have someone look at on
my
computer? Or is there a sticker they missed....



On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
If you were able to retrieve the product key from the COA key
sticker,
we
could probably arrange for a Windows 7 ISO image you could use
to
perform

a

clean installation.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


Okay, so I finally got a chance to run that prog and get my
service
tag. I took the service tag they gave me and used it on the
dell
site
to get the media/iso so I could reinstall windows 7. After
having
to
re enable wibvisum to use it to solve the captcha I got this
error:
Recovery image not available for your Service Tag.
Sorry, but a Dell Hosted Recovery Image is currently not
available
for
the Service Tag that you entered. Please enter another Service
Tag
or
contact Dell Technical Support for further assistance.

I contacted support so I'm just waiting for them to tell me
"too
bad
so sad" ... rolling my eyes here, lol.
I'm starting a new email about computer specs or something to
take
my
mind off of this frustration.

Melissa
On 8/25/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Melissa, just have someone sighted look for the product key on
the
COA
key
sticker. On desktops it is usually on the side or the top of
the
case.
With laptops it is usually on the bottom.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 11:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back
up
questions


That sounds complicated. I bought my computer from a seller
off
of
amazon and I'm guessing he was able to do a fresh install,
because
I
don't recall any dell stuff when I first got my computer.
It just had windows 7 professional, 64 bit and I don't
remember
any
extra programs sides the basics. Maybe he just uninstalled
them
who
freaking knows.

This is so very frustrating because I had finally made the
decision
(very long story there) to try and see if I could do some
freelance
transcribing or editing and now ... oh gee my computer ends
up
being
a
total ass hat.


Walking away from computer before I throw something.
TTFN
Melissa

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
wrote:
Yes unfortunately that's right but not always. It's possible
to
fix
the
issues but it's not easy.
We are gambling...<Smile>

On 8/25/2016 7:52 PM, Carlos wrote:
Usually this means it is an OEM product key which generally
you
cannot
use to activate a retail copy of Windows 7. In some cases,
modifying
ei.cfg
will allow the image to work with an OEM key, but I have
read
reports
of
this not always working.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back
up
questions


Seams she have the product key. She just can't download
Windows
using
the key which is normal. That site do not work with any
key
I
tried.

On 8/25/2016 7:47 PM, Carlos wrote:
It won't do you any good unless you have a working
product
key.
However, just about any machine which came with Windows 7
preinstalled
from a manufacturer should have the product key on a COA
key
sticker.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back
up
questions


Do not worry at all.
Windows 7 professional? Sorry 32 or 64 bit? Hope you
know.

I
will
send
you a download link.

On 8/25/2016 7:42 PM, Melissa wrote:
I used Active@ disk image to create my image files.

I want to download windows 7 professional, 64 bit.But,
the
windows
site is telling me to talk to the manufacturer and that
they
can't
help me with that. I will have to get the service tag
number,
my
computer is a dell, and go through their site to try
and
get
a
copy
of
windows 7 and since my computer is out of warranty I
might
get
charged
for it, I don't know yet.
I'm not sure what version of office I have beside it
being
2007.

I have a bad headache right now so I'm going to try and
sleep
now.
That, or I will be slow to reply because I'm never good
at
getting
to
sleep when I want, lol.

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
About the password: most likely no. What imaging
software
you
used,
however?
Still trying to understand what you want to download?
Windows
7
or
Office 2007? If windows 7, yes. Windows 7 download
still
do
not
work
with all keys. What edition of Windows 7 do you want?
For Office 2007 also, what Office 2007 edition you
have?
Probably
just
the Home and Student version?
Confirm these, and we'll try to help.

On 8/25/2016 7:28 PM, Melissa wrote:
For some odd reason I can't recall or put in right
the
password
that I
had used to make my windows 7 image. I always use a
variant
of
a
few
things when I make passwords and I know I didn't put
in

a
super
hard
password for it. I'm guessing this is a no, but is
there
a
way
to
get
the password from the image?
I do have an image that I took *right* after I
upgraded
to
windows 10.
However, the option to rollback to windows 7 is not
there
at
all.
I'm
guessing that I'm just SOL with that?
Since I want windows 7 I'm guessing that I will have
to
do
a
clean
install, which is probably a good thing to do anyway.
The only issue I might have with that is I'm unable
to
get
a
download
of Office 07, even though I have the right key. I use
word
and
excel a
lot and don't use the other tools. I'm guessing I
would
have
to
contact microsoft accessibility for that.
After trying to download the iso file from the
microsoft
website,

I
entered in my serial number, and clicked on verify.
It
tells
me:
Error
The product key you entered appears to be for
software
pre-installed
by the device manufacturer. Please contact the device
manufacturer for
software recovery options.

So does that mean I have to harass dell for a copy of
windows

7
for my
old ass computer?? I don't even think they offer
support
for
my
model
, opti plex 745.
After searching their site it looks like I need to
hunt
down
a
sightling to get the service tag number from my tower
before
I
can
download their media creation crap. Plus, since my
computer
is
way out
of warranty there might be a "fee" associated with
that
and
getting
help for it.

All I want is a clean install of windows 7
professional
64
bit,
without the crapware, that I had when I bought my
computer.
Do any of you fine people have a suggestion?








































Re: a newer computer & discussing specs

Gene
 

You don't explain why using an external sound card is a problem in your case.  I used an external sound card for years as my only sound card when I damaged the internal sound card in an XP laptop many years ago.  It was so close in responsiveness to the internal sound card that there was no problem and I could hardly tell the difference in performance. 
 
Gene
 
----- Original Message -----

From: Jeremy
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 11:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

I can't disagree that using a USB type sound card may offer the ability
to have working sound in 10, especially if driver support may be less
than friendly for her computer, but I'm not sure I'd say that it's a fix.


Unless I'm really misunderstanding what you're suggesting, I cringe at
the thought that I'd have to solely rely on an external sound card, just
to have working sound.


Using an external sound card for the PE isn't all that bad, but for my
installation that I use every day, I'd find that to be quite
frustrating, me thinks.

Forgive if you meant something different, that's just how I read things.
hehe


On 8/26/2016 10:50 PM, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io wrote:
> That issue can be fixable.
> Do you have a USB headset? Hope you know what it is... LOL!
>
> On 8/26/2016 8:36 PM, Melissa wrote:
>> Yes and so far, I hope and hope, that is my only issue. I have not
>> found any resolution for the error I'm getting and the Dell site tells
>> me that they don't offer windows 10 support for my model.
>>
>> On 8/26/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
>> <gocloud84@...> wrote:
>>> Will take a look at this. So you have a Dell OptiPlex 755?
>>> Here I can imagine what's your issue but let's make sure.
>>>
>>> On 8/26/2016 8:09 PM, Melissa wrote:
>>>> The main issue that I have is that there is no updated sound drivers
>>>> and I keep getting a dialog box on restart/boot up that tells me that
>>>> the sound is not meant for this soft ware version. I've looked
>>>> everywhere, it seems, for a fix for this, but I haven't found anything
>>>> about it.
>>>> When I go to look at hardware and devices it says that my soundcard is
>>>> working fine though.
>>>>
>>>> On 8/26/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
>>>> <gocloud84@...>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> It's not bad at all. It can run what you want. I'd try to move to
>>>>> Windows 10, unless there's a really issue.
>>>>> If you have problem we can try to help. There are users who just
>>>>> do not
>>>>> like Windows 10 but you should be fine.
>>>>>
>>>>> On 8/26/2016 7:48 PM, Melissa wrote:
>>>>>> Thanks for your opinion. It sounds weird, but I kinda like the name
>>>>>> lenovo, maybe it is a girl thing, lol.
>>>>>> To compare, my present computer:
>>>>>> Dell Inc. OptiPlex 755
>>>>>> 2.67 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo E6750
>>>>>> 64 kilobyte
>>>>>> I think it is 4 gb of ram
>>>>>>
>>>>>> So I'm thinking almost anything will be faster, hah.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 8/26/16, Jeremy <icu8it2@...> wrote:
>>>>>>> For the price, I'd say it doesn't sound bad at all and I've really
>>>>>>> grown
>>>>>>> to like Lenovo, having had mine for around 4 or so years now. I'd
>>>>>>> definitely stick with a machine that either comes with 7 or that
>>>>>>> can
>>>>>>> be
>>>>>>> downgraded, without to much trouble, but if that ends up being to
>>>>>>> difficult, having to change over to 10 really isn't super bad.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> My machine's processor is a tad bit quicker, so I can't really
>>>>>>> speak
>>>>>>> to
>>>>>>> what type of decrease you may see, but if you just want it for word
>>>>>>> processing and tinkering about on the interwebs, I'd guess it'd
>>>>>>> work
>>>>>>> pretty well. Just as reference, my machine is the x220, upgraded
>>>>>>> to an
>>>>>>> SSD, which I purchased later down the road and installed myself.
>>>>>>> I've also really liked the Dell Latitude machines, but it's been a
>>>>>>> long
>>>>>>> time since I had a dell, so I can't speak to them these days.
>>>>>>> Just a few thoughts. :)
>>>>>>> Take care.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On 8/26/2016 9:05 PM, Melissa wrote:
>>>>>>>> Oh ... gee ... that would make sense huh? lol
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I want a desktop, I would prefer windows 7 and I know that I most
>>>>>>>> likely won't find a new computer with that on it. I was thinking
>>>>>>>> buying used again off of amazon since I've had good experience
>>>>>>>> with
>>>>>>>> doing that. I don't mind windows 10, but my experience is with a
>>>>>>>> computer that doesn't play well with windows 10 so a more updated
>>>>>>>> computer might be lots better.
>>>>>>>> One computer I was looking @ was:
>>>>>>>> https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01E0FYVXM/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=XFT3UT4G71GO&coliid=I2LVROXSQJE4WB&psc=1
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> however what sounds like basically the same thing is 4 or 5
>>>>>>>> dollars
>>>>>>>> less
>>>>>>>> https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00VTQ5U5Y/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=XFT3UT4G71GO&coliid=I1NITMZZKYXTF8
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> As for price I am thinking $400 or lower if possible. But, not
>>>>>>>> so low
>>>>>>>> as to get a computer that would only last me for a year or so.
>>>>>>>> Those
>>>>>>>> two are the same brand and are "mini" desktops and honestly they
>>>>>>>> don't
>>>>>>>> sound bad to me, but I've been out of the loop regarding computer
>>>>>>>> stuff since I lost my site and now could care less if the
>>>>>>>> computer is
>>>>>>>> powerful enough to run photoshop or the games I used to play.
>>>>>>>> When I search I would like a few more specs to look for as in hard
>>>>>>>> drive types, ram, and processor type/speed. I think that is it,
>>>>>>>> but
>>>>>>>> I'm sure I'm missing something.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On 8/26/16, Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:
>>>>>>>>> Hi Melissa,
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Just so these good folks know, what price range, Windows 7 or 10,
>>>>>>>>> laptop
>>>>>>>>> or
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> desktop?  This will give people a better idea as to what you
>>>>>>>>> want &
>>>>>>>>> with
>>>>>>>>> what search criteria to use.
>>>>>>>>> Take care.
>>>>>>>>> Mike
>>>>>>>>> Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!
>>>>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>>>>> From: Melissa
>>>>>>>>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>>>>>>>> Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 6:43 PM
>>>>>>>>> Subject: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I'm about ready to look into getting a newer if not a new
>>>>>>>>> computer.
>>>>>>>>> It
>>>>>>>>> would mean putting off stuff I've been saving for ... but I
>>>>>>>>> need a
>>>>>>>>> working computer to actually make moneyand well I've been putting
>>>>>>>>> off
>>>>>>>>> getting my divorce for this long I'm thinking I can put it off
>>>>>>>>> a bit
>>>>>>>>> more, lol.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I was looking at amazon to get an idea of costs and saw some
>>>>>>>>> entries
>>>>>>>>> for a "mini desktop computer. My thing is that I don't need
>>>>>>>>> something
>>>>>>>>> all powerful since I usually use my computer for word processing
>>>>>>>>> types
>>>>>>>>> of things and the internet. I don't use my computer to listen to
>>>>>>>>> music
>>>>>>>>> or movies.
>>>>>>>>> All I know is that I would want a faster processor, I'm
>>>>>>>>> thinking a
>>>>>>>>> SSD
>>>>>>>>> drive,  bluetooth, wireless (not muy importante, and I can't
>>>>>>>>> think
>>>>>>>>> of
>>>>>>>>> anything else right now.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> If I spend any money on something I want it to be on something
>>>>>>>>> that
>>>>>>>>> will last for a while, not for forever, and it be possible to do
>>>>>>>>> maintenance on it or maybe upgrade it.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I greatly value y'all's opinions.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Excuse me if I am rambling, but trying to talk myself out of
>>>>>>>>> being
>>>>>>>>> nuerotic.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Melissa
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>




Re: restoring my computer from image back up questions

Carlos
 

I don't remember if the machine had a 32 or 64 bit processor. And it was not my intention to complicate anything. I was simply providing alternatives. Pleas do not make references to sources without providing them or questionable/illegal sources in general.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:38 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up questions


Windows 7, Professional, English, 64 bit. That's it.
Don't make it too complicated; there are ways to cheat Microsoft and get ISO from there.

On 8/26/2016 9:37 PM, Carlos wrote:
Yes if the copy on Softpedia doesn't work out for you, let us know and
I'm sure we can arrange for something. As Jeremy says, we would need to
know what edition. I have both 32 and 64 bit ISO images.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jeremy" <icu8it2@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:32 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up questions


Haha, nods, more of the second. It's a little of a beast to upload, as
it's a few gigabytes in size and there are some services that get
upset with the larger upload/downloads. Unfortunately I no longer have
my sendspace pro account, else I'd be happy to post it up for you.

You should be able to store it no problem though.


Also, just sort of an FYI, if I end up being the one to help with the
uploading, I've only got the 64 bit version of 7 professional, so not
sure which one you'd be needing. :)

If I can be of any help though, just let me know what I can do.
May be able to bounce it up to dropbox and send you a link, perhaps
just one person grabbing it wouldn't get them all in a tissy. haha
Laters.

On 8/26/2016 11:25 PM, Melissa wrote:
Good lord, how big would the file be? I have a 16 gb and a 32 gb
flashdrive, but I'm guessing it is more of a how the hell am I going
to get it to you sort of size? Hmm, can't you upload files through the
groups.io page? Or is that for yahoo groups?
Either way I need to get to sleep so going to go quiet for now.

thanks a bunch for the help people

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Several users including myself can provide an ISO image. LOL I just
have to

find a service which will host a file that large. It's been a while
since
I've had to send anything that large to anyone.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


Okay, but my problem is where to get a copy to use. I don't know
anyone personally who would have a windows installation disk.

.



On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
No guarantees, but you should be able to use a plain Windows 7
installation

DVD/ISO image with the product key if it came from the COA key
sticker.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:02 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


So is there a number besides that key that I need? As I mentioned
when
I tried to use it on the microsoft site it told me to go to the
manufacturer and when I went to dell site it told me that it didn't
have an iso that I could download for my model/machine and to
contact
tech support. I did contact dell tech support, but no telling when
they will be able to get to it.

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
If it was on the top of the tower then that should be the COA key
sticker.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 11:57 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


It was on the top of the tower I believe. She had to use my
phone to
take a pic of it so she could see it better. There are two
stickers
on
the top of my tower. One feels newer and the other feels like it's
been there a while, sides peeled up etc.

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Do you mean that she retrieved it from your Windows
installation or
from

a
sticker on the case? As I said the COA key sticker is usually on
the
side
or top of the case with desktops, and on the bottom with laptops.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 11:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


The product key is the one my mother got off of my computer,
so is
that product key from the COA key sticker?
Is there some other number/key I should have someone look at
on my
computer? Or is there a sticker they missed....



On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
If you were able to retrieve the product key from the COA key
sticker,
we
could probably arrange for a Windows 7 ISO image you could
use to
perform

a

clean installation.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back up
questions


Okay, so I finally got a chance to run that prog and get my
service
tag. I took the service tag they gave me and used it on the
dell
site
to get the media/iso so I could reinstall windows 7. After
having
to
re enable wibvisum to use it to solve the captcha I got this
error:
Recovery image not available for your Service Tag.
Sorry, but a Dell Hosted Recovery Image is currently not
available
for
the Service Tag that you entered. Please enter another Service
Tag
or
contact Dell Technical Support for further assistance.

I contacted support so I'm just waiting for them to tell me
"too
bad
so sad" ... rolling my eyes here, lol.
I'm starting a new email about computer specs or something to
take
my
mind off of this frustration.

Melissa
On 8/25/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Melissa, just have someone sighted look for the product
key on
the
COA
key
sticker. On desktops it is usually on the side or the top of
the
case.
With laptops it is usually on the bottom.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 11:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back up
questions


That sounds complicated. I bought my computer from a
seller off
of
amazon and I'm guessing he was able to do a fresh install,
because
I
don't recall any dell stuff when I first got my computer.
It just had windows 7 professional, 64 bit and I don't
remember
any
extra programs sides the basics. Maybe he just
uninstalled them
who
freaking knows.

This is so very frustrating because I had finally made the
decision
(very long story there) to try and see if I could do some
freelance
transcribing or editing and now ... oh gee my computer
ends up
being
a
total ass hat.


Walking away from computer before I throw something.
TTFN
Melissa

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
wrote:
Yes unfortunately that's right but not always. It's
possible
to
fix
the
issues but it's not easy.
We are gambling...<Smile>

On 8/25/2016 7:52 PM, Carlos wrote:
Usually this means it is an OEM product key which
generally
you
cannot
use to activate a retail copy of Windows 7. In some
cases,
modifying
ei.cfg
will allow the image to work with an OEM key, but I
have read
reports
of
this not always working.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from
image back
up
questions


Seams she have the product key. She just can't download
Windows
using
the key which is normal. That site do not work with
any key
I
tried.

On 8/25/2016 7:47 PM, Carlos wrote:
It won't do you any good unless you have a working
product
key.
However, just about any machine which came with
Windows 7
preinstalled
from a manufacturer should have the product key on a COA
key
sticker.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back
up
questions


Do not worry at all.
Windows 7 professional? Sorry 32 or 64 bit? Hope you
know.

I
will
send
you a download link.

On 8/25/2016 7:42 PM, Melissa wrote:
I used Active@ disk image to create my image files.

I want to download windows 7 professional, 64 bit.But,
the
windows
site is telling me to talk to the manufacturer and
that
they
can't
help me with that. I will have to get the service tag
number,
my
computer is a dell, and go through their site to
try and
get
a
copy
of
windows 7 and since my computer is out of warranty I
might
get
charged
for it, I don't know yet.
I'm not sure what version of office I have beside it
being
2007.

I have a bad headache right now so I'm going to try
and
sleep
now.
That, or I will be slow to reply because I'm never
good
at
getting
to
sleep when I want, lol.

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
About the password: most likely no. What imaging
software
you
used,
however?
Still trying to understand what you want to download?
Windows
7
or
Office 2007? If windows 7, yes. Windows 7 download
still
do
not
work
with all keys. What edition of Windows 7 do you want?
For Office 2007 also, what Office 2007 edition you
have?
Probably
just
the Home and Student version?
Confirm these, and we'll try to help.

On 8/25/2016 7:28 PM, Melissa wrote:
For some odd reason I can't recall or put in
right the
password
that I
had used to make my windows 7 image. I always use a
variant
of
a
few
things when I make passwords and I know I didn't
put in

a
super
hard
password for it. I'm guessing this is a no, but is
there
a
way
to
get
the password from the image?
I do have an image that I took *right* after I
upgraded
to
windows 10.
However, the option to rollback to windows 7 is not
there
at
all.
I'm
guessing that I'm just SOL with that?
Since I want windows 7 I'm guessing that I will
have to
do
a
clean
install, which is probably a good thing to do
anyway.
The only issue I might have with that is I'm
unable to
get
a
download
of Office 07, even though I have the right key. I
use
word
and
excel a
lot and don't use the other tools. I'm guessing I
would
have
to
contact microsoft accessibility for that.
After trying to download the iso file from the
microsoft
website,

I
entered in my serial number, and clicked on
verify. It
tells
me:
Error
The product key you entered appears to be for
software
pre-installed
by the device manufacturer. Please contact the
device
manufacturer for
software recovery options.

So does that mean I have to harass dell for a
copy of
windows

7
for my
old ass computer?? I don't even think they offer
support
for
my
model
, opti plex 745.
After searching their site it looks like I need
to hunt
down
a
sightling to get the service tag number from my
tower
before
I
can
download their media creation crap. Plus, since my
computer
is
way out
of warranty there might be a "fee" associated
with that
and
getting
help for it.

All I want is a clean install of windows 7
professional
64
bit,
without the crapware, that I had when I bought my
computer.
Do any of you fine people have a suggestion?





















Re: a newer computer & discussing specs

Edmond Nazarian <gocloud84@...>
 

I could not keep that for a long time...
Carlos I am going to put the ISO download link here for Windows 7, 64 bit, English.
Ban me if you want afterward... <LOL>

On 8/26/2016 9:05 PM, Carlos wrote:
Sure what ever, but I have no idea what you are talking about.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:00 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


hahaha. Let's keep this one for myself.
Something comes out.

On 8/26/2016 8:58 PM, Carlos wrote:
I'm not sure what you mean by come out of it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 11:53 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


For now I am going to see how can get that "SoundMax Integrated Digital
Audio" work in Windows 10. Carlos you say. I like helping people...
Maybe sometime come out of it LOL

On 8/26/2016 8:39 PM, Carlos wrote:
LOL be aware that machine is tiny. It's about the size of a VHS
cassette,
but more square. The one I purchased came with 8 GB. Mind you, despite
it's size, it is perfectly functional if all you want is a basic system.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 11:32 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


After seeing the one Carlos linked (TS M53 Celeron 4GB 500GB ) and
this other one:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A04M72E/ref=psdc_565098_t2_B00SNSFMYA
I’m thinking that an SSD drive isn’t *that* important since I can
upgrade that in the future (and also have an external to use) so I
could go more for processor speed? Or I see USB 2.0 with some USB 3.0
also.


On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
That was the Lenovo ThinkCentre M53.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SNSFMYA?&psc=1
Although the page doesn't quite look the same and it seems a bit more
pricy

than it was when I purchased it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy" <icu8it2@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 10:59 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


I can't recall, but got me curious on what machine you'd posted about,
guess it's been a good ways back. I know that it ran windows, but it
was
one of those little tiny type PCS, almost a portable sort but still a
PC.
You remember which one it was?
Thanks.
On 8/26/2016 9:41 PM, Carlos wrote:
I don't usually praise individual manufacturers, but I have to say
that
my Dell XPS 8700 is the most stable and silent machine I have ever
owned.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jeremy" <icu8it2@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 10:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


For the price, I'd say it doesn't sound bad at all and I've really
grown

to like Lenovo, having had mine for around 4 or so years now. I'd
definitely stick with a machine that either comes with 7 or that
can be

downgraded, without to much trouble, but if that ends up being to
difficult, having to change over to 10 really isn't super bad.


My machine's processor is a tad bit quicker, so I can't really
speak to

what type of decrease you may see, but if you just want it for word
processing and tinkering about on the interwebs, I'd guess it'd work
pretty well. Just as reference, my machine is the x220, upgraded
to an
SSD, which I purchased later down the road and installed myself.
I've also really liked the Dell Latitude machines, but it's been a
long

time since I had a dell, so I can't speak to them these days.
Just a few thoughts. :)
Take care.

On 8/26/2016 9:05 PM, Melissa wrote:
Oh ... gee ... that would make sense huh? lol

I want a desktop, I would prefer windows 7 and I know that I most
likely won't find a new computer with that on it. I was thinking
buying used again off of amazon since I've had good experience with
doing that. I don't mind windows 10, but my experience is with a
computer that doesn't play well with windows 10 so a more updated
computer might be lots better.
One computer I was looking @ was:
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01E0FYVXM/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=XFT3UT4G71GO&coliid=I2LVROXSQJE4WB&psc=1




however what sounds like basically the same thing is 4 or 5 dollars
less
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00VTQ5U5Y/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=XFT3UT4G71GO&coliid=I1NITMZZKYXTF8




As for price I am thinking $400 or lower if possible. But, not so
low
as to get a computer that would only last me for a year or so.
Those
two are the same brand and are "mini" desktops and honestly they
don't
sound bad to me, but I've been out of the loop regarding computer
stuff since I lost my site and now could care less if the
computer is
powerful enough to run photoshop or the games I used to play.
When I search I would like a few more specs to look for as in hard
drive types, ram, and processor type/speed. I think that is it, but
I'm sure I'm missing something.

On 8/26/16, Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:
Hi Melissa,

Just so these good folks know, what price range, Windows 7 or 10,
laptop or

desktop? This will give people a better idea as to what you
want &
with
what search criteria to use.
Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool. Go Dodgers!
----- Original Message -----
From: Melissa
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 6:43 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


I'm about ready to look into getting a newer if not a new
computer.
It
would mean putting off stuff I've been saving for ... but I need a
working computer to actually make moneyand well I've been putting
off
getting my divorce for this long I'm thinking I can put it off a
bit
more, lol.

I was looking at amazon to get an idea of costs and saw some
entries
for a "mini desktop computer. My thing is that I don't need
something
all powerful since I usually use my computer for word processing
types
of things and the internet. I don't use my computer to listen to
music
or movies.
All I know is that I would want a faster processor, I'm thinking a
SSD
drive, bluetooth, wireless (not muy importante, and I can't
think of
anything else right now.

If I spend any money on something I want it to be on something
that
will last for a while, not for forever, and it be possible to do
maintenance on it or maybe upgrade it.

I greatly value y'all's opinions.

Excuse me if I am rambling, but trying to talk myself out of being
nuerotic.


Melissa






















Re: a newer computer & discussing specs

jeremy <icu8it2@...>
 

Hehe, I was only kidding, of course. I'd not want the whoopin my girly half would most likely dish out when I payed you back for that nice new toy. I don't particularly wish to sleep on the couch with the puppies, to many mosquitos for sleeping outside too.

My most gracious thanks for the offer though. :P

On 8/26/2016 10:16 PM, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io wrote:
Hahaha. That's fine. No problem at all. I can purchase your parts via my Amazon Prime, or even better, PrimeNow (hope you are in a supported area) if you wish... <LOL>!

On 8/26/2016 8:10 PM, Jeremy wrote:
Hey now, if you're giving away machines, may I build it and send you the
bill? :P

My credit card would be quite appreciative, me thinks. :)


On 8/26/2016 10:08 PM, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io wrote:
Carlos, is this really your current machine? What if I build and gift
you a new one...<LOL>!

On 8/26/2016 8:06 PM, Carlos wrote:
That was the Lenovo ThinkCentre M53.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SNSFMYA?&psc=1
Although the page doesn't quite look the same and it seems a bit more
pricy than it was when I purchased it.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jeremy" <icu8it2@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 10:59 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


I can't recall, but got me curious on what machine you'd posted about,
guess it's been a good ways back. I know that it ran windows, but it
was one of those little tiny type PCS, almost a portable sort but
still a PC.
You remember which one it was?
Thanks.
On 8/26/2016 9:41 PM, Carlos wrote:
I don't usually praise individual manufacturers, but I have to say
that my Dell XPS 8700 is the most stable and silent machine I have
ever owned.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jeremy" <icu8it2@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 10:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


For the price, I'd say it doesn't sound bad at all and I've really
grown to like Lenovo, having had mine for around 4 or so years now.
I'd definitely stick with a machine that either comes with 7 or that
can be downgraded, without to much trouble, but if that ends up
being to difficult, having to change over to 10 really isn't super
bad.


My machine's processor is a tad bit quicker, so I can't really speak
to what type of decrease you may see, but if you just want it for
word processing and tinkering about on the interwebs, I'd guess it'd
work pretty well. Just as reference, my machine is the x220,
upgraded to an SSD, which I purchased later down the road and
installed myself.
I've also really liked the Dell Latitude machines, but it's been a
long time since I had a dell, so I can't speak to them these days.
Just a few thoughts. :)
Take care.

On 8/26/2016 9:05 PM, Melissa wrote:
Oh ... gee ... that would make sense huh? lol

I want a desktop, I would prefer windows 7 and I know that I most
likely won't find a new computer with that on it. I was thinking
buying used again off of amazon since I've had good experience with
doing that. I don't mind windows 10, but my experience is with a
computer that doesn't play well with windows 10 so a more updated
computer might be lots better.
One computer I was looking @ was:
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01E0FYVXM/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=XFT3UT4G71GO&coliid=I2LVROXSQJE4WB&psc=1



however what sounds like basically the same thing is 4 or 5 dollars
less
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00VTQ5U5Y/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=XFT3UT4G71GO&coliid=I1NITMZZKYXTF8



As for price I am thinking $400 or lower if possible. But, not so
low
as to get a computer that would only last me for a year or so. Those
two are the same brand and are "mini" desktops and honestly they
don't
sound bad to me, but I've been out of the loop regarding computer
stuff since I lost my site and now could care less if the
computer is
powerful enough to run photoshop or the games I used to play.
When I search I would like a few more specs to look for as in hard
drive types, ram, and processor type/speed. I think that is it, but
I'm sure I'm missing something.

On 8/26/16, Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:
Hi Melissa,

Just so these good folks know, what price range, Windows 7 or 10,
laptop or

desktop? This will give people a better idea as to what you want
& with
what search criteria to use.
Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool. Go Dodgers!
----- Original Message -----
From: Melissa
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 6:43 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


I'm about ready to look into getting a newer if not a new
computer. It
would mean putting off stuff I've been saving for ... but I need a
working computer to actually make moneyand well I've been
putting off
getting my divorce for this long I'm thinking I can put it off a
bit
more, lol.

I was looking at amazon to get an idea of costs and saw some
entries
for a "mini desktop computer. My thing is that I don't need
something
all powerful since I usually use my computer for word processing
types
of things and the internet. I don't use my computer to listen to
music
or movies.
All I know is that I would want a faster processor, I'm thinking a
SSD
drive, bluetooth, wireless (not muy importante, and I can't
think of
anything else right now.

If I spend any money on something I want it to be on something that
will last for a while, not for forever, and it be possible to do
maintenance on it or maybe upgrade it.

I greatly value y'all's opinions.

Excuse me if I am rambling, but trying to talk myself out of being
nuerotic.


Melissa













Re: restoring my computer from image back up questions

Edmond Nazarian <gocloud84@...>
 

I think that is only the service pack, not the ISO file she will need.

On 8/26/2016 9:33 PM, Carlos wrote:
Approximately 3 GB, but I just remembered that you can also download it
from Softpedia here.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/Windows-7.shtml
----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:25 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up questions


Good lord, how big would the file be? I have a 16 gb and a 32 gb
flashdrive, but I'm guessing it is more of a how the hell am I going
to get it to you sort of size? Hmm, can't you upload files through the
groups.io page? Or is that for yahoo groups?
Either way I need to get to sleep so going to go quiet for now.

thanks a bunch for the help people

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Several users including myself can provide an ISO image. LOL I just
have to

find a service which will host a file that large. It's been a while
since
I've had to send anything that large to anyone.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


Okay, but my problem is where to get a copy to use. I don't know
anyone personally who would have a windows installation disk.

.



On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
No guarantees, but you should be able to use a plain Windows 7
installation

DVD/ISO image with the product key if it came from the COA key
sticker.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:02 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


So is there a number besides that key that I need? As I mentioned
when
I tried to use it on the microsoft site it told me to go to the
manufacturer and when I went to dell site it told me that it didn't
have an iso that I could download for my model/machine and to contact
tech support. I did contact dell tech support, but no telling when
they will be able to get to it.

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
If it was on the top of the tower then that should be the COA key
sticker.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 11:57 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


It was on the top of the tower I believe. She had to use my
phone to
take a pic of it so she could see it better. There are two stickers
on
the top of my tower. One feels newer and the other feels like it's
been there a while, sides peeled up etc.

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Do you mean that she retrieved it from your Windows
installation or
from

a
sticker on the case? As I said the COA key sticker is usually on
the
side
or top of the case with desktops, and on the bottom with laptops.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 11:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


The product key is the one my mother got off of my computer,
so is
that product key from the COA key sticker?
Is there some other number/key I should have someone look at
on my
computer? Or is there a sticker they missed....



On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
If you were able to retrieve the product key from the COA key
sticker,
we
could probably arrange for a Windows 7 ISO image you could
use to
perform

a

clean installation.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


Okay, so I finally got a chance to run that prog and get my
service
tag. I took the service tag they gave me and used it on the
dell
site
to get the media/iso so I could reinstall windows 7. After
having
to
re enable wibvisum to use it to solve the captcha I got this
error:
Recovery image not available for your Service Tag.
Sorry, but a Dell Hosted Recovery Image is currently not
available
for
the Service Tag that you entered. Please enter another Service
Tag
or
contact Dell Technical Support for further assistance.

I contacted support so I'm just waiting for them to tell me
"too
bad
so sad" ... rolling my eyes here, lol.
I'm starting a new email about computer specs or something to
take
my
mind off of this frustration.

Melissa
On 8/25/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Melissa, just have someone sighted look for the product key on
the
COA
key
sticker. On desktops it is usually on the side or the top of
the
case.
With laptops it is usually on the bottom.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 11:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back up
questions


That sounds complicated. I bought my computer from a
seller off
of
amazon and I'm guessing he was able to do a fresh install,
because
I
don't recall any dell stuff when I first got my computer.
It just had windows 7 professional, 64 bit and I don't
remember
any
extra programs sides the basics. Maybe he just uninstalled
them
who
freaking knows.

This is so very frustrating because I had finally made the
decision
(very long story there) to try and see if I could do some
freelance
transcribing or editing and now ... oh gee my computer
ends up
being
a
total ass hat.


Walking away from computer before I throw something.
TTFN
Melissa

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
wrote:
Yes unfortunately that's right but not always. It's possible
to
fix
the
issues but it's not easy.
We are gambling...<Smile>

On 8/25/2016 7:52 PM, Carlos wrote:
Usually this means it is an OEM product key which generally
you
cannot
use to activate a retail copy of Windows 7. In some cases,
modifying
ei.cfg
will allow the image to work with an OEM key, but I have
read
reports
of
this not always working.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back
up
questions


Seams she have the product key. She just can't download
Windows
using
the key which is normal. That site do not work with any
key
I
tried.

On 8/25/2016 7:47 PM, Carlos wrote:
It won't do you any good unless you have a working
product
key.
However, just about any machine which came with Windows 7
preinstalled
from a manufacturer should have the product key on a COA
key
sticker.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back
up
questions


Do not worry at all.
Windows 7 professional? Sorry 32 or 64 bit? Hope you
know.

I
will
send
you a download link.

On 8/25/2016 7:42 PM, Melissa wrote:
I used Active@ disk image to create my image files.

I want to download windows 7 professional, 64 bit.But,
the
windows
site is telling me to talk to the manufacturer and that
they
can't
help me with that. I will have to get the service tag
number,
my
computer is a dell, and go through their site to try
and
get
a
copy
of
windows 7 and since my computer is out of warranty I
might
get
charged
for it, I don't know yet.
I'm not sure what version of office I have beside it
being
2007.

I have a bad headache right now so I'm going to try and
sleep
now.
That, or I will be slow to reply because I'm never good
at
getting
to
sleep when I want, lol.

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
About the password: most likely no. What imaging
software
you
used,
however?
Still trying to understand what you want to download?
Windows
7
or
Office 2007? If windows 7, yes. Windows 7 download
still
do
not
work
with all keys. What edition of Windows 7 do you want?
For Office 2007 also, what Office 2007 edition you
have?
Probably
just
the Home and Student version?
Confirm these, and we'll try to help.

On 8/25/2016 7:28 PM, Melissa wrote:
For some odd reason I can't recall or put in right
the
password
that I
had used to make my windows 7 image. I always use a
variant
of
a
few
things when I make passwords and I know I didn't
put in

a
super
hard
password for it. I'm guessing this is a no, but is
there
a
way
to
get
the password from the image?
I do have an image that I took *right* after I
upgraded
to
windows 10.
However, the option to rollback to windows 7 is not
there
at
all.
I'm
guessing that I'm just SOL with that?
Since I want windows 7 I'm guessing that I will
have to
do
a
clean
install, which is probably a good thing to do anyway.
The only issue I might have with that is I'm
unable to
get
a
download
of Office 07, even though I have the right key. I use
word
and
excel a
lot and don't use the other tools. I'm guessing I
would
have
to
contact microsoft accessibility for that.
After trying to download the iso file from the
microsoft
website,

I
entered in my serial number, and clicked on
verify. It
tells
me:
Error
The product key you entered appears to be for
software
pre-installed
by the device manufacturer. Please contact the device
manufacturer for
software recovery options.

So does that mean I have to harass dell for a copy of
windows

7
for my
old ass computer?? I don't even think they offer
support
for
my
model
, opti plex 745.
After searching their site it looks like I need to
hunt
down
a
sightling to get the service tag number from my tower
before
I
can
download their media creation crap. Plus, since my
computer
is
way out
of warranty there might be a "fee" associated with
that
and
getting
help for it.

All I want is a clean install of windows 7
professional
64
bit,
without the crapware, that I had when I bought my
computer.
Do any of you fine people have a suggestion?






































Re: restoring my computer from image back up questions

Edmond Nazarian <gocloud84@...>
 

Windows 7, Professional, English, 64 bit. That's it.
Don't make it too complicated; there are ways to cheat Microsoft and get ISO from there.

On 8/26/2016 9:37 PM, Carlos wrote:
Yes if the copy on Softpedia doesn't work out for you, let us know and
I'm sure we can arrange for something. As Jeremy says, we would need to
know what edition. I have both 32 and 64 bit ISO images.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jeremy" <icu8it2@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:32 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up questions


Haha, nods, more of the second. It's a little of a beast to upload, as
it's a few gigabytes in size and there are some services that get
upset with the larger upload/downloads. Unfortunately I no longer have
my sendspace pro account, else I'd be happy to post it up for you.

You should be able to store it no problem though.


Also, just sort of an FYI, if I end up being the one to help with the
uploading, I've only got the 64 bit version of 7 professional, so not
sure which one you'd be needing. :)

If I can be of any help though, just let me know what I can do.
May be able to bounce it up to dropbox and send you a link, perhaps
just one person grabbing it wouldn't get them all in a tissy. haha
Laters.

On 8/26/2016 11:25 PM, Melissa wrote:
Good lord, how big would the file be? I have a 16 gb and a 32 gb
flashdrive, but I'm guessing it is more of a how the hell am I going
to get it to you sort of size? Hmm, can't you upload files through the
groups.io page? Or is that for yahoo groups?
Either way I need to get to sleep so going to go quiet for now.

thanks a bunch for the help people

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Several users including myself can provide an ISO image. LOL I just
have to

find a service which will host a file that large. It's been a while
since
I've had to send anything that large to anyone.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


Okay, but my problem is where to get a copy to use. I don't know
anyone personally who would have a windows installation disk.

.



On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
No guarantees, but you should be able to use a plain Windows 7
installation

DVD/ISO image with the product key if it came from the COA key
sticker.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:02 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


So is there a number besides that key that I need? As I mentioned
when
I tried to use it on the microsoft site it told me to go to the
manufacturer and when I went to dell site it told me that it didn't
have an iso that I could download for my model/machine and to
contact
tech support. I did contact dell tech support, but no telling when
they will be able to get to it.

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
If it was on the top of the tower then that should be the COA key
sticker.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 11:57 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


It was on the top of the tower I believe. She had to use my
phone to
take a pic of it so she could see it better. There are two
stickers
on
the top of my tower. One feels newer and the other feels like it's
been there a while, sides peeled up etc.

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Do you mean that she retrieved it from your Windows
installation or
from

a
sticker on the case? As I said the COA key sticker is usually on
the
side
or top of the case with desktops, and on the bottom with laptops.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 11:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


The product key is the one my mother got off of my computer,
so is
that product key from the COA key sticker?
Is there some other number/key I should have someone look at
on my
computer? Or is there a sticker they missed....



On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
If you were able to retrieve the product key from the COA key
sticker,
we
could probably arrange for a Windows 7 ISO image you could
use to
perform

a

clean installation.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back up
questions


Okay, so I finally got a chance to run that prog and get my
service
tag. I took the service tag they gave me and used it on the
dell
site
to get the media/iso so I could reinstall windows 7. After
having
to
re enable wibvisum to use it to solve the captcha I got this
error:
Recovery image not available for your Service Tag.
Sorry, but a Dell Hosted Recovery Image is currently not
available
for
the Service Tag that you entered. Please enter another Service
Tag
or
contact Dell Technical Support for further assistance.

I contacted support so I'm just waiting for them to tell me
"too
bad
so sad" ... rolling my eyes here, lol.
I'm starting a new email about computer specs or something to
take
my
mind off of this frustration.

Melissa
On 8/25/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Melissa, just have someone sighted look for the product
key on
the
COA
key
sticker. On desktops it is usually on the side or the top of
the
case.
With laptops it is usually on the bottom.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 11:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back up
questions


That sounds complicated. I bought my computer from a
seller off
of
amazon and I'm guessing he was able to do a fresh install,
because
I
don't recall any dell stuff when I first got my computer.
It just had windows 7 professional, 64 bit and I don't
remember
any
extra programs sides the basics. Maybe he just
uninstalled them
who
freaking knows.

This is so very frustrating because I had finally made the
decision
(very long story there) to try and see if I could do some
freelance
transcribing or editing and now ... oh gee my computer
ends up
being
a
total ass hat.


Walking away from computer before I throw something.
TTFN
Melissa

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
wrote:
Yes unfortunately that's right but not always. It's
possible
to
fix
the
issues but it's not easy.
We are gambling...<Smile>

On 8/25/2016 7:52 PM, Carlos wrote:
Usually this means it is an OEM product key which
generally
you
cannot
use to activate a retail copy of Windows 7. In some
cases,
modifying
ei.cfg
will allow the image to work with an OEM key, but I
have read
reports
of
this not always working.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from
image back
up
questions


Seams she have the product key. She just can't download
Windows
using
the key which is normal. That site do not work with
any key
I
tried.

On 8/25/2016 7:47 PM, Carlos wrote:
It won't do you any good unless you have a working
product
key.
However, just about any machine which came with
Windows 7
preinstalled
from a manufacturer should have the product key on a COA
key
sticker.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back
up
questions


Do not worry at all.
Windows 7 professional? Sorry 32 or 64 bit? Hope you
know.

I
will
send
you a download link.

On 8/25/2016 7:42 PM, Melissa wrote:
I used Active@ disk image to create my image files.

I want to download windows 7 professional, 64 bit.But,
the
windows
site is telling me to talk to the manufacturer and
that
they
can't
help me with that. I will have to get the service tag
number,
my
computer is a dell, and go through their site to
try and
get
a
copy
of
windows 7 and since my computer is out of warranty I
might
get
charged
for it, I don't know yet.
I'm not sure what version of office I have beside it
being
2007.

I have a bad headache right now so I'm going to try
and
sleep
now.
That, or I will be slow to reply because I'm never
good
at
getting
to
sleep when I want, lol.

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
About the password: most likely no. What imaging
software
you
used,
however?
Still trying to understand what you want to download?
Windows
7
or
Office 2007? If windows 7, yes. Windows 7 download
still
do
not
work
with all keys. What edition of Windows 7 do you want?
For Office 2007 also, what Office 2007 edition you
have?
Probably
just
the Home and Student version?
Confirm these, and we'll try to help.

On 8/25/2016 7:28 PM, Melissa wrote:
For some odd reason I can't recall or put in
right the
password
that I
had used to make my windows 7 image. I always use a
variant
of
a
few
things when I make passwords and I know I didn't
put in

a
super
hard
password for it. I'm guessing this is a no, but is
there
a
way
to
get
the password from the image?
I do have an image that I took *right* after I
upgraded
to
windows 10.
However, the option to rollback to windows 7 is not
there
at
all.
I'm
guessing that I'm just SOL with that?
Since I want windows 7 I'm guessing that I will
have to
do
a
clean
install, which is probably a good thing to do
anyway.
The only issue I might have with that is I'm
unable to
get
a
download
of Office 07, even though I have the right key. I
use
word
and
excel a
lot and don't use the other tools. I'm guessing I
would
have
to
contact microsoft accessibility for that.
After trying to download the iso file from the
microsoft
website,

I
entered in my serial number, and clicked on
verify. It
tells
me:
Error
The product key you entered appears to be for
software
pre-installed
by the device manufacturer. Please contact the
device
manufacturer for
software recovery options.

So does that mean I have to harass dell for a
copy of
windows

7
for my
old ass computer?? I don't even think they offer
support
for
my
model
, opti plex 745.
After searching their site it looks like I need
to hunt
down
a
sightling to get the service tag number from my
tower
before
I
can
download their media creation crap. Plus, since my
computer
is
way out
of warranty there might be a "fee" associated
with that
and
getting
help for it.

All I want is a clean install of windows 7
professional
64
bit,
without the crapware, that I had when I bought my
computer.
Do any of you fine people have a suggestion?





















Re: restoring my computer from image back up questions

Carlos
 

Yes if the copy on Softpedia doesn't work out for you, let us know and I'm sure we can arrange for something. As Jeremy says, we would need to know what edition. I have both 32 and 64 bit ISO images.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy" <icu8it2@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:32 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up questions


Haha, nods, more of the second. It's a little of a beast to upload, as it's a few gigabytes in size and there are some services that get upset with the larger upload/downloads. Unfortunately I no longer have my sendspace pro account, else I'd be happy to post it up for you.

You should be able to store it no problem though.


Also, just sort of an FYI, if I end up being the one to help with the uploading, I've only got the 64 bit version of 7 professional, so not sure which one you'd be needing. :)

If I can be of any help though, just let me know what I can do.
May be able to bounce it up to dropbox and send you a link, perhaps just one person grabbing it wouldn't get them all in a tissy. haha
Laters.

On 8/26/2016 11:25 PM, Melissa wrote:
Good lord, how big would the file be? I have a 16 gb and a 32 gb
flashdrive, but I'm guessing it is more of a how the hell am I going
to get it to you sort of size? Hmm, can't you upload files through the
groups.io page? Or is that for yahoo groups?
Either way I need to get to sleep so going to go quiet for now.

thanks a bunch for the help people

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Several users including myself can provide an ISO image. LOL I just have to

find a service which will host a file that large. It's been a while since
I've had to send anything that large to anyone.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up questions


Okay, but my problem is where to get a copy to use. I don't know
anyone personally who would have a windows installation disk.

.



On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
No guarantees, but you should be able to use a plain Windows 7
installation

DVD/ISO image with the product key if it came from the COA key sticker.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:02 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


So is there a number besides that key that I need? As I mentioned when
I tried to use it on the microsoft site it told me to go to the
manufacturer and when I went to dell site it told me that it didn't
have an iso that I could download for my model/machine and to contact
tech support. I did contact dell tech support, but no telling when
they will be able to get to it.

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
If it was on the top of the tower then that should be the COA key
sticker.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 11:57 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


It was on the top of the tower I believe. She had to use my phone to
take a pic of it so she could see it better. There are two stickers
on
the top of my tower. One feels newer and the other feels like it's
been there a while, sides peeled up etc.

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Do you mean that she retrieved it from your Windows installation or
from

a
sticker on the case? As I said the COA key sticker is usually on
the
side
or top of the case with desktops, and on the bottom with laptops.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 11:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


The product key is the one my mother got off of my computer, so is
that product key from the COA key sticker?
Is there some other number/key I should have someone look at on my
computer? Or is there a sticker they missed....



On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
If you were able to retrieve the product key from the COA key
sticker,
we
could probably arrange for a Windows 7 ISO image you could use to
perform

a

clean installation.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


Okay, so I finally got a chance to run that prog and get my
service
tag. I took the service tag they gave me and used it on the dell
site
to get the media/iso so I could reinstall windows 7. After having
to
re enable wibvisum to use it to solve the captcha I got this
error:
Recovery image not available for your Service Tag.
Sorry, but a Dell Hosted Recovery Image is currently not
available
for
the Service Tag that you entered. Please enter another Service
Tag
or
contact Dell Technical Support for further assistance.

I contacted support so I'm just waiting for them to tell me "too
bad
so sad" ... rolling my eyes here, lol.
I'm starting a new email about computer specs or something to
take
my
mind off of this frustration.

Melissa
On 8/25/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Melissa, just have someone sighted look for the product key on
the
COA
key
sticker. On desktops it is usually on the side or the top of
the
case.
With laptops it is usually on the bottom.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 11:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


That sounds complicated. I bought my computer from a seller off
of
amazon and I'm guessing he was able to do a fresh install,
because
I
don't recall any dell stuff when I first got my computer.
It just had windows 7 professional, 64 bit and I don't remember
any
extra programs sides the basics. Maybe he just uninstalled them
who
freaking knows.

This is so very frustrating because I had finally made the
decision
(very long story there) to try and see if I could do some
freelance
transcribing or editing and now ... oh gee my computer ends up
being
a
total ass hat.


Walking away from computer before I throw something.
TTFN
Melissa

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
wrote:
Yes unfortunately that's right but not always. It's possible
to
fix
the
issues but it's not easy.
We are gambling...<Smile>

On 8/25/2016 7:52 PM, Carlos wrote:
Usually this means it is an OEM product key which generally
you
cannot
use to activate a retail copy of Windows 7. In some cases,
modifying
ei.cfg
will allow the image to work with an OEM key, but I have read
reports
of
this not always working.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back
up
questions


Seams she have the product key. She just can't download
Windows
using
the key which is normal. That site do not work with any key
I
tried.

On 8/25/2016 7:47 PM, Carlos wrote:
It won't do you any good unless you have a working product
key.
However, just about any machine which came with Windows 7
preinstalled
from a manufacturer should have the product key on a COA
key
sticker.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back
up
questions


Do not worry at all.
Windows 7 professional? Sorry 32 or 64 bit? Hope you know.

I
will
send
you a download link.

On 8/25/2016 7:42 PM, Melissa wrote:
I used Active@ disk image to create my image files.

I want to download windows 7 professional, 64 bit.But,
the
windows
site is telling me to talk to the manufacturer and that
they
can't
help me with that. I will have to get the service tag
number,
my
computer is a dell, and go through their site to try and
get
a
copy
of
windows 7 and since my computer is out of warranty I
might
get
charged
for it, I don't know yet.
I'm not sure what version of office I have beside it
being
2007.

I have a bad headache right now so I'm going to try and
sleep
now.
That, or I will be slow to reply because I'm never good
at
getting
to
sleep when I want, lol.

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
About the password: most likely no. What imaging
software
you
used,
however?
Still trying to understand what you want to download?
Windows
7
or
Office 2007? If windows 7, yes. Windows 7 download still
do
not
work
with all keys. What edition of Windows 7 do you want?
For Office 2007 also, what Office 2007 edition you have?
Probably
just
the Home and Student version?
Confirm these, and we'll try to help.

On 8/25/2016 7:28 PM, Melissa wrote:
For some odd reason I can't recall or put in right the
password
that I
had used to make my windows 7 image. I always use a
variant
of
a
few
things when I make passwords and I know I didn't put in

a
super
hard
password for it. I'm guessing this is a no, but is
there
a
way
to
get
the password from the image?
I do have an image that I took *right* after I upgraded
to
windows 10.
However, the option to rollback to windows 7 is not
there
at
all.
I'm
guessing that I'm just SOL with that?
Since I want windows 7 I'm guessing that I will have to
do
a
clean
install, which is probably a good thing to do anyway.
The only issue I might have with that is I'm unable to
get
a
download
of Office 07, even though I have the right key. I use
word
and
excel a
lot and don't use the other tools. I'm guessing I would
have
to
contact microsoft accessibility for that.
After trying to download the iso file from the
microsoft
website,

I
entered in my serial number, and clicked on verify. It
tells
me:
Error
The product key you entered appears to be for software
pre-installed
by the device manufacturer. Please contact the device
manufacturer for
software recovery options.

So does that mean I have to harass dell for a copy of
windows

7
for my
old ass computer?? I don't even think they offer
support
for
my
model
, opti plex 745.
After searching their site it looks like I need to hunt
down
a
sightling to get the service tag number from my tower
before
I
can
download their media creation crap. Plus, since my
computer
is
way out
of warranty there might be a "fee" associated with that
and
getting
help for it.

All I want is a clean install of windows 7 professional
64
bit,
without the crapware, that I had when I bought my
computer.
Do any of you fine people have a suggestion?



















Re: a newer computer & discussing specs

Gene
 

Why not avoid all this trouble and simply purchase an inexpensive external sound card.  All you have to do, if you just want to use it for play, is plug it into the USb port and leave it plugged in. 
 
If people would tell us what probem they are trying to solve, rather than just ask how to do what they think will solve it, they will often get much better help.  We have been answering your question about how to reinstall Windows 7 when, as far as I can tell now, the problem is with your sound card, which is very easy to solve.  You can continue to use Windows 10 if you wish.  You can purchase an external sound card for ten dollars, or if you want better quality, you can spend more.  I haven't priced sound cards so I don't know what the cheapest ones sell for so you may find ones for less than ten dollars.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Melissa
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 10:09 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

The main issue that I have is that there is no updated sound drivers
and I keep getting a dialog box on restart/boot up that tells me that
the sound is not meant for this soft ware version. I've looked
everywhere, it seems, for a fix for this, but I haven't found anything
about it.
When I go to look at hardware and devices it says that my soundcard is
working fine though.

On 8/26/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io <gocloud84@...> wrote:
> It's not bad at all. It can run what you want. I'd try to move to
> Windows 10, unless there's a really issue.
> If you have problem we can try to help. There are users who just do not
> like Windows 10 but you should be fine.
>
> On 8/26/2016 7:48 PM, Melissa wrote:
>> Thanks for your opinion. It sounds weird, but I kinda like the name
>> lenovo, maybe it is a girl thing, lol.
>> To compare, my present computer:
>> Dell Inc. OptiPlex 755
>> 2.67 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo E6750
>> 64 kilobyte
>> I think it is 4 gb of ram
>>
>> So I'm thinking almost anything will be faster, hah.
>>
>>
>> On 8/26/16, Jeremy <icu8it2@...> wrote:
>>> For the price, I'd say it doesn't sound bad at all and I've really grown
>>> to like Lenovo, having had mine for around 4 or so years now. I'd
>>> definitely stick with a machine that either comes with 7 or that can be
>>> downgraded, without to much trouble, but if that ends up being to
>>> difficult, having to change over to 10 really isn't super bad.
>>>
>>>
>>> My machine's processor is a tad bit quicker, so I can't really speak to
>>> what type of decrease you may see, but if you just want it for word
>>> processing and tinkering about on the interwebs, I'd guess it'd work
>>> pretty well. Just as reference, my machine is the x220, upgraded to an
>>> SSD, which I purchased later down the road and installed myself.
>>> I've also really liked the Dell Latitude machines, but it's been a long
>>> time since I had a dell, so I can't speak to them these days.
>>> Just a few thoughts. :)
>>> Take care.
>>>
>>> On 8/26/2016 9:05 PM, Melissa wrote:
>>>> Oh ... gee ... that would make sense huh? lol
>>>>
>>>> I want a desktop, I would prefer windows 7 and I know that I most
>>>> likely won't find a new computer with that on it. I was thinking
>>>> buying used again off of amazon since I've had good experience with
>>>> doing that. I don't mind windows 10, but my experience is with a
>>>> computer that doesn't play well with windows 10 so a more updated
>>>> computer might be lots better.
>>>> One computer I was looking @ was:
>>>> https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01E0FYVXM/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=XFT3UT4G71GO&coliid=I2LVROXSQJE4WB&psc=1
>>>>
>>>> however what sounds like basically the same thing is 4 or 5 dollars
>>>> less
>>>> https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00VTQ5U5Y/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=XFT3UT4G71GO&coliid=I1NITMZZKYXTF8
>>>>
>>>> As for price I am thinking $400 or lower if possible. But, not so low
>>>> as to get a computer that would only last me for a year or so. Those
>>>> two are the same brand and are "mini" desktops and honestly they don't
>>>> sound bad to me, but I've been out of the loop regarding computer
>>>> stuff since I lost my site and now could care less if the computer is
>>>> powerful enough to run photoshop or the games I used to play.
>>>> When I search I would like a few more specs to look for as in hard
>>>> drive types, ram, and processor type/speed. I think that is it, but
>>>> I'm sure I'm missing something.
>>>>
>>>> On 8/26/16, Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:
>>>>> Hi Melissa,
>>>>>
>>>>> Just so these good folks know, what price range, Windows 7 or 10,
>>>>> laptop
>>>>> or
>>>>>
>>>>> desktop?  This will give people a better idea as to what you want &
>>>>> with
>>>>> what search criteria to use.
>>>>> Take care.
>>>>> Mike
>>>>> Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!
>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>> From: Melissa
>>>>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>>>> Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 6:43 PM
>>>>> Subject: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm about ready to look into getting a newer if not a new computer. It
>>>>> would mean putting off stuff I've been saving for ... but I need a
>>>>> working computer to actually make moneyand well I've been putting off
>>>>> getting my divorce for this long I'm thinking I can put it off a bit
>>>>> more, lol.
>>>>>
>>>>> I was looking at amazon to get an idea of costs and saw some entries
>>>>> for a "mini desktop computer. My thing is that I don't need something
>>>>> all powerful since I usually use my computer for word processing types
>>>>> of things and the internet. I don't use my computer to listen to music
>>>>> or movies.
>>>>> All I know is that I would want a faster processor, I'm thinking a SSD
>>>>> drive,  bluetooth, wireless (not muy importante, and I can't think of
>>>>> anything else right now.
>>>>>
>>>>> If I spend any money on something I want it to be on something that
>>>>> will last for a while, not for forever, and it be possible to do
>>>>> maintenance on it or maybe upgrade it.
>>>>>
>>>>> I greatly value y'all's opinions.
>>>>>
>>>>> Excuse me if I am rambling, but trying to talk myself out of being
>>>>> nuerotic.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Melissa
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>



Re: a newer computer & discussing specs

Edmond Nazarian <gocloud84@...>
 

That one is fine for the price. If I tell something better, then yellow cards will continue to come.

On 8/26/2016 9:12 PM, Jeremy wrote:
I can't disagree that using a USB type sound card may offer the ability
to have working sound in 10, especially if driver support may be less
than friendly for her computer, but I'm not sure I'd say that it's a fix.


Unless I'm really misunderstanding what you're suggesting, I cringe at
the thought that I'd have to solely rely on an external sound card, just
to have working sound.


Using an external sound card for the PE isn't all that bad, but for my
installation that I use every day, I'd find that to be quite
frustrating, me thinks.

Forgive if you meant something different, that's just how I read things.
hehe


On 8/26/2016 10:50 PM, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io wrote:
That issue can be fixable.
Do you have a USB headset? Hope you know what it is... LOL!

On 8/26/2016 8:36 PM, Melissa wrote:
Yes and so far, I hope and hope, that is my only issue. I have not
found any resolution for the error I'm getting and the Dell site tells
me that they don't offer windows 10 support for my model.

On 8/26/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Will take a look at this. So you have a Dell OptiPlex 755?
Here I can imagine what's your issue but let's make sure.

On 8/26/2016 8:09 PM, Melissa wrote:
The main issue that I have is that there is no updated sound drivers
and I keep getting a dialog box on restart/boot up that tells me that
the sound is not meant for this soft ware version. I've looked
everywhere, it seems, for a fix for this, but I haven't found anything
about it.
When I go to look at hardware and devices it says that my soundcard is
working fine though.

On 8/26/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
wrote:
It's not bad at all. It can run what you want. I'd try to move to
Windows 10, unless there's a really issue.
If you have problem we can try to help. There are users who just
do not
like Windows 10 but you should be fine.

On 8/26/2016 7:48 PM, Melissa wrote:
Thanks for your opinion. It sounds weird, but I kinda like the name
lenovo, maybe it is a girl thing, lol.
To compare, my present computer:
Dell Inc. OptiPlex 755
2.67 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo E6750
64 kilobyte
I think it is 4 gb of ram

So I'm thinking almost anything will be faster, hah.


On 8/26/16, Jeremy <icu8it2@...> wrote:
For the price, I'd say it doesn't sound bad at all and I've really
grown
to like Lenovo, having had mine for around 4 or so years now. I'd
definitely stick with a machine that either comes with 7 or that
can
be
downgraded, without to much trouble, but if that ends up being to
difficult, having to change over to 10 really isn't super bad.


My machine's processor is a tad bit quicker, so I can't really
speak
to
what type of decrease you may see, but if you just want it for word
processing and tinkering about on the interwebs, I'd guess it'd
work
pretty well. Just as reference, my machine is the x220, upgraded
to an
SSD, which I purchased later down the road and installed myself.
I've also really liked the Dell Latitude machines, but it's been a
long
time since I had a dell, so I can't speak to them these days.
Just a few thoughts. :)
Take care.

On 8/26/2016 9:05 PM, Melissa wrote:
Oh ... gee ... that would make sense huh? lol

I want a desktop, I would prefer windows 7 and I know that I most
likely won't find a new computer with that on it. I was thinking
buying used again off of amazon since I've had good experience
with
doing that. I don't mind windows 10, but my experience is with a
computer that doesn't play well with windows 10 so a more updated
computer might be lots better.
One computer I was looking @ was:
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01E0FYVXM/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=XFT3UT4G71GO&coliid=I2LVROXSQJE4WB&psc=1


however what sounds like basically the same thing is 4 or 5
dollars
less
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00VTQ5U5Y/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=XFT3UT4G71GO&coliid=I1NITMZZKYXTF8


As for price I am thinking $400 or lower if possible. But, not
so low
as to get a computer that would only last me for a year or so.
Those
two are the same brand and are "mini" desktops and honestly they
don't
sound bad to me, but I've been out of the loop regarding computer
stuff since I lost my site and now could care less if the
computer is
powerful enough to run photoshop or the games I used to play.
When I search I would like a few more specs to look for as in hard
drive types, ram, and processor type/speed. I think that is it,
but
I'm sure I'm missing something.

On 8/26/16, Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:
Hi Melissa,

Just so these good folks know, what price range, Windows 7 or 10,
laptop
or

desktop? This will give people a better idea as to what you
want &
with
what search criteria to use.
Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool. Go Dodgers!
----- Original Message -----
From: Melissa
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 6:43 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


I'm about ready to look into getting a newer if not a new
computer.
It
would mean putting off stuff I've been saving for ... but I
need a
working computer to actually make moneyand well I've been putting
off
getting my divorce for this long I'm thinking I can put it off
a bit
more, lol.

I was looking at amazon to get an idea of costs and saw some
entries
for a "mini desktop computer. My thing is that I don't need
something
all powerful since I usually use my computer for word processing
types
of things and the internet. I don't use my computer to listen to
music
or movies.
All I know is that I would want a faster processor, I'm
thinking a
SSD
drive, bluetooth, wireless (not muy importante, and I can't
think
of
anything else right now.

If I spend any money on something I want it to be on something
that
will last for a while, not for forever, and it be possible to do
maintenance on it or maybe upgrade it.

I greatly value y'all's opinions.

Excuse me if I am rambling, but trying to talk myself out of
being
nuerotic.


Melissa















Re: restoring my computer from image back up questions

Carlos
 

Approximately 3 GB, but I just remembered that you can also download it from Softpedia here.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/Windows-7.shtml

----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:25 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up questions


Good lord, how big would the file be? I have a 16 gb and a 32 gb
flashdrive, but I'm guessing it is more of a how the hell am I going
to get it to you sort of size? Hmm, can't you upload files through the
groups.io page? Or is that for yahoo groups?
Either way I need to get to sleep so going to go quiet for now.

thanks a bunch for the help people

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Several users including myself can provide an ISO image. LOL I just have to

find a service which will host a file that large. It's been a while since
I've had to send anything that large to anyone.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up questions


Okay, but my problem is where to get a copy to use. I don't know
anyone personally who would have a windows installation disk.

.



On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
No guarantees, but you should be able to use a plain Windows 7
installation

DVD/ISO image with the product key if it came from the COA key sticker.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:02 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


So is there a number besides that key that I need? As I mentioned when
I tried to use it on the microsoft site it told me to go to the
manufacturer and when I went to dell site it told me that it didn't
have an iso that I could download for my model/machine and to contact
tech support. I did contact dell tech support, but no telling when
they will be able to get to it.

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
If it was on the top of the tower then that should be the COA key
sticker.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 11:57 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


It was on the top of the tower I believe. She had to use my phone to
take a pic of it so she could see it better. There are two stickers
on
the top of my tower. One feels newer and the other feels like it's
been there a while, sides peeled up etc.

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Do you mean that she retrieved it from your Windows installation or
from

a
sticker on the case? As I said the COA key sticker is usually on
the
side
or top of the case with desktops, and on the bottom with laptops.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 11:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


The product key is the one my mother got off of my computer, so is
that product key from the COA key sticker?
Is there some other number/key I should have someone look at on my
computer? Or is there a sticker they missed....



On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
If you were able to retrieve the product key from the COA key
sticker,
we
could probably arrange for a Windows 7 ISO image you could use to
perform

a

clean installation.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


Okay, so I finally got a chance to run that prog and get my
service
tag. I took the service tag they gave me and used it on the dell
site
to get the media/iso so I could reinstall windows 7. After having
to
re enable wibvisum to use it to solve the captcha I got this
error:
Recovery image not available for your Service Tag.
Sorry, but a Dell Hosted Recovery Image is currently not
available
for
the Service Tag that you entered. Please enter another Service
Tag
or
contact Dell Technical Support for further assistance.

I contacted support so I'm just waiting for them to tell me "too
bad
so sad" ... rolling my eyes here, lol.
I'm starting a new email about computer specs or something to
take
my
mind off of this frustration.

Melissa
On 8/25/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Melissa, just have someone sighted look for the product key on
the
COA
key
sticker. On desktops it is usually on the side or the top of
the
case.
With laptops it is usually on the bottom.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 11:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


That sounds complicated. I bought my computer from a seller off
of
amazon and I'm guessing he was able to do a fresh install,
because
I
don't recall any dell stuff when I first got my computer.
It just had windows 7 professional, 64 bit and I don't remember
any
extra programs sides the basics. Maybe he just uninstalled them
who
freaking knows.

This is so very frustrating because I had finally made the
decision
(very long story there) to try and see if I could do some
freelance
transcribing or editing and now ... oh gee my computer ends up
being
a
total ass hat.


Walking away from computer before I throw something.
TTFN
Melissa

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
wrote:
Yes unfortunately that's right but not always. It's possible
to
fix
the
issues but it's not easy.
We are gambling...<Smile>

On 8/25/2016 7:52 PM, Carlos wrote:
Usually this means it is an OEM product key which generally
you
cannot
use to activate a retail copy of Windows 7. In some cases,
modifying
ei.cfg
will allow the image to work with an OEM key, but I have read
reports
of
this not always working.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back
up
questions


Seams she have the product key. She just can't download
Windows
using
the key which is normal. That site do not work with any key
I
tried.

On 8/25/2016 7:47 PM, Carlos wrote:
It won't do you any good unless you have a working product
key.
However, just about any machine which came with Windows 7
preinstalled
from a manufacturer should have the product key on a COA
key
sticker.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back
up
questions


Do not worry at all.
Windows 7 professional? Sorry 32 or 64 bit? Hope you know.

I
will
send
you a download link.

On 8/25/2016 7:42 PM, Melissa wrote:
I used Active@ disk image to create my image files.

I want to download windows 7 professional, 64 bit.But,
the
windows
site is telling me to talk to the manufacturer and that
they
can't
help me with that. I will have to get the service tag
number,
my
computer is a dell, and go through their site to try and
get
a
copy
of
windows 7 and since my computer is out of warranty I
might
get
charged
for it, I don't know yet.
I'm not sure what version of office I have beside it
being
2007.

I have a bad headache right now so I'm going to try and
sleep
now.
That, or I will be slow to reply because I'm never good
at
getting
to
sleep when I want, lol.

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
About the password: most likely no. What imaging
software
you
used,
however?
Still trying to understand what you want to download?
Windows
7
or
Office 2007? If windows 7, yes. Windows 7 download still
do
not
work
with all keys. What edition of Windows 7 do you want?
For Office 2007 also, what Office 2007 edition you have?
Probably
just
the Home and Student version?
Confirm these, and we'll try to help.

On 8/25/2016 7:28 PM, Melissa wrote:
For some odd reason I can't recall or put in right the
password
that I
had used to make my windows 7 image. I always use a
variant
of
a
few
things when I make passwords and I know I didn't put in

a
super
hard
password for it. I'm guessing this is a no, but is
there
a
way
to
get
the password from the image?
I do have an image that I took *right* after I upgraded
to
windows 10.
However, the option to rollback to windows 7 is not
there
at
all.
I'm
guessing that I'm just SOL with that?
Since I want windows 7 I'm guessing that I will have to
do
a
clean
install, which is probably a good thing to do anyway.
The only issue I might have with that is I'm unable to
get
a
download
of Office 07, even though I have the right key. I use
word
and
excel a
lot and don't use the other tools. I'm guessing I would
have
to
contact microsoft accessibility for that.
After trying to download the iso file from the
microsoft
website,

I
entered in my serial number, and clicked on verify. It
tells
me:
Error
The product key you entered appears to be for software
pre-installed
by the device manufacturer. Please contact the device
manufacturer for
software recovery options.

So does that mean I have to harass dell for a copy of
windows

7
for my
old ass computer?? I don't even think they offer
support
for
my
model
, opti plex 745.
After searching their site it looks like I need to hunt
down
a
sightling to get the service tag number from my tower
before
I
can
download their media creation crap. Plus, since my
computer
is
way out
of warranty there might be a "fee" associated with that
and
getting
help for it.

All I want is a clean install of windows 7 professional
64
bit,
without the crapware, that I had when I bought my
computer.
Do any of you fine people have a suggestion?




































Re: restoring my computer from image back up questions

jeremy <icu8it2@...>
 

Haha, nods, more of the second. It's a little of a beast to upload, as it's a few gigabytes in size and there are some services that get upset with the larger upload/downloads. Unfortunately I no longer have my sendspace pro account, else I'd be happy to post it up for you.

You should be able to store it no problem though.


Also, just sort of an FYI, if I end up being the one to help with the uploading, I've only got the 64 bit version of 7 professional, so not sure which one you'd be needing. :)

If I can be of any help though, just let me know what I can do.
May be able to bounce it up to dropbox and send you a link, perhaps just one person grabbing it wouldn't get them all in a tissy. haha
Laters.

On 8/26/2016 11:25 PM, Melissa wrote:
Good lord, how big would the file be? I have a 16 gb and a 32 gb
flashdrive, but I'm guessing it is more of a how the hell am I going
to get it to you sort of size? Hmm, can't you upload files through the
groups.io page? Or is that for yahoo groups?
Either way I need to get to sleep so going to go quiet for now.

thanks a bunch for the help people

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Several users including myself can provide an ISO image. LOL I just have to

find a service which will host a file that large. It's been a while since
I've had to send anything that large to anyone.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up questions


Okay, but my problem is where to get a copy to use. I don't know
anyone personally who would have a windows installation disk.

.



On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
No guarantees, but you should be able to use a plain Windows 7
installation

DVD/ISO image with the product key if it came from the COA key sticker.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:02 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


So is there a number besides that key that I need? As I mentioned when
I tried to use it on the microsoft site it told me to go to the
manufacturer and when I went to dell site it told me that it didn't
have an iso that I could download for my model/machine and to contact
tech support. I did contact dell tech support, but no telling when
they will be able to get to it.

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
If it was on the top of the tower then that should be the COA key
sticker.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 11:57 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


It was on the top of the tower I believe. She had to use my phone to
take a pic of it so she could see it better. There are two stickers
on
the top of my tower. One feels newer and the other feels like it's
been there a while, sides peeled up etc.

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Do you mean that she retrieved it from your Windows installation or
from

a
sticker on the case? As I said the COA key sticker is usually on
the
side
or top of the case with desktops, and on the bottom with laptops.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 11:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


The product key is the one my mother got off of my computer, so is
that product key from the COA key sticker?
Is there some other number/key I should have someone look at on my
computer? Or is there a sticker they missed....



On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
If you were able to retrieve the product key from the COA key
sticker,
we
could probably arrange for a Windows 7 ISO image you could use to
perform

a

clean installation.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


Okay, so I finally got a chance to run that prog and get my
service
tag. I took the service tag they gave me and used it on the dell
site
to get the media/iso so I could reinstall windows 7. After having
to
re enable wibvisum to use it to solve the captcha I got this
error:
Recovery image not available for your Service Tag.
Sorry, but a Dell Hosted Recovery Image is currently not
available
for
the Service Tag that you entered. Please enter another Service
Tag
or
contact Dell Technical Support for further assistance.

I contacted support so I'm just waiting for them to tell me "too
bad
so sad" ... rolling my eyes here, lol.
I'm starting a new email about computer specs or something to
take
my
mind off of this frustration.

Melissa
On 8/25/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Melissa, just have someone sighted look for the product key on
the
COA
key
sticker. On desktops it is usually on the side or the top of
the
case.
With laptops it is usually on the bottom.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 11:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


That sounds complicated. I bought my computer from a seller off
of
amazon and I'm guessing he was able to do a fresh install,
because
I
don't recall any dell stuff when I first got my computer.
It just had windows 7 professional, 64 bit and I don't remember
any
extra programs sides the basics. Maybe he just uninstalled them
who
freaking knows.

This is so very frustrating because I had finally made the
decision
(very long story there) to try and see if I could do some
freelance
transcribing or editing and now ... oh gee my computer ends up
being
a
total ass hat.


Walking away from computer before I throw something.
TTFN
Melissa

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
wrote:
Yes unfortunately that's right but not always. It's possible
to
fix
the
issues but it's not easy.
We are gambling...<Smile>

On 8/25/2016 7:52 PM, Carlos wrote:
Usually this means it is an OEM product key which generally
you
cannot
use to activate a retail copy of Windows 7. In some cases,
modifying
ei.cfg
will allow the image to work with an OEM key, but I have read
reports
of
this not always working.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back
up
questions


Seams she have the product key. She just can't download
Windows
using
the key which is normal. That site do not work with any key
I
tried.

On 8/25/2016 7:47 PM, Carlos wrote:
It won't do you any good unless you have a working product
key.
However, just about any machine which came with Windows 7
preinstalled
from a manufacturer should have the product key on a COA
key
sticker.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back
up
questions


Do not worry at all.
Windows 7 professional? Sorry 32 or 64 bit? Hope you know.

I
will
send
you a download link.

On 8/25/2016 7:42 PM, Melissa wrote:
I used Active@ disk image to create my image files.

I want to download windows 7 professional, 64 bit.But,
the
windows
site is telling me to talk to the manufacturer and that
they
can't
help me with that. I will have to get the service tag
number,
my
computer is a dell, and go through their site to try and
get
a
copy
of
windows 7 and since my computer is out of warranty I
might
get
charged
for it, I don't know yet.
I'm not sure what version of office I have beside it
being
2007.

I have a bad headache right now so I'm going to try and
sleep
now.
That, or I will be slow to reply because I'm never good
at
getting
to
sleep when I want, lol.

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
About the password: most likely no. What imaging
software
you
used,
however?
Still trying to understand what you want to download?
Windows
7
or
Office 2007? If windows 7, yes. Windows 7 download still
do
not
work
with all keys. What edition of Windows 7 do you want?
For Office 2007 also, what Office 2007 edition you have?
Probably
just
the Home and Student version?
Confirm these, and we'll try to help.

On 8/25/2016 7:28 PM, Melissa wrote:
For some odd reason I can't recall or put in right the
password
that I
had used to make my windows 7 image. I always use a
variant
of
a
few
things when I make passwords and I know I didn't put in

a
super
hard
password for it. I'm guessing this is a no, but is
there
a
way
to
get
the password from the image?
I do have an image that I took *right* after I upgraded
to
windows 10.
However, the option to rollback to windows 7 is not
there
at
all.
I'm
guessing that I'm just SOL with that?
Since I want windows 7 I'm guessing that I will have to
do
a
clean
install, which is probably a good thing to do anyway.
The only issue I might have with that is I'm unable to
get
a
download
of Office 07, even though I have the right key. I use
word
and
excel a
lot and don't use the other tools. I'm guessing I would
have
to
contact microsoft accessibility for that.
After trying to download the iso file from the
microsoft
website,

I
entered in my serial number, and clicked on verify. It
tells
me:
Error
The product key you entered appears to be for software
pre-installed
by the device manufacturer. Please contact the device
manufacturer for
software recovery options.

So does that mean I have to harass dell for a copy of
windows

7
for my
old ass computer?? I don't even think they offer
support
for
my
model
, opti plex 745.
After searching their site it looks like I need to hunt
down
a
sightling to get the service tag number from my tower
before
I
can
download their media creation crap. Plus, since my
computer
is
way out
of warranty there might be a "fee" associated with that
and
getting
help for it.

All I want is a clean install of windows 7 professional
64
bit,
without the crapware, that I had when I bought my
computer.
Do any of you fine people have a suggestion?


















Re: restoring my computer from image back up questions

 

Good lord, how big would the file be? I have a 16 gb and a 32 gb
flashdrive, but I'm guessing it is more of a how the hell am I going
to get it to you sort of size? Hmm, can't you upload files through the
groups.io page? Or is that for yahoo groups?
Either way I need to get to sleep so going to go quiet for now.

thanks a bunch for the help people

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Several users including myself can provide an ISO image. LOL I just have to

find a service which will host a file that large. It's been a while since
I've had to send anything that large to anyone.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up questions


Okay, but my problem is where to get a copy to use. I don't know
anyone personally who would have a windows installation disk.

.



On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
No guarantees, but you should be able to use a plain Windows 7
installation

DVD/ISO image with the product key if it came from the COA key sticker.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:02 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


So is there a number besides that key that I need? As I mentioned when
I tried to use it on the microsoft site it told me to go to the
manufacturer and when I went to dell site it told me that it didn't
have an iso that I could download for my model/machine and to contact
tech support. I did contact dell tech support, but no telling when
they will be able to get to it.

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
If it was on the top of the tower then that should be the COA key
sticker.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 11:57 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


It was on the top of the tower I believe. She had to use my phone to
take a pic of it so she could see it better. There are two stickers
on
the top of my tower. One feels newer and the other feels like it's
been there a while, sides peeled up etc.

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Do you mean that she retrieved it from your Windows installation or
from

a
sticker on the case? As I said the COA key sticker is usually on
the
side
or top of the case with desktops, and on the bottom with laptops.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 11:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


The product key is the one my mother got off of my computer, so is
that product key from the COA key sticker?
Is there some other number/key I should have someone look at on my
computer? Or is there a sticker they missed....



On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
If you were able to retrieve the product key from the COA key
sticker,
we
could probably arrange for a Windows 7 ISO image you could use to
perform

a

clean installation.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


Okay, so I finally got a chance to run that prog and get my
service
tag. I took the service tag they gave me and used it on the dell
site
to get the media/iso so I could reinstall windows 7. After having
to
re enable wibvisum to use it to solve the captcha I got this
error:
Recovery image not available for your Service Tag.
Sorry, but a Dell Hosted Recovery Image is currently not
available
for
the Service Tag that you entered. Please enter another Service
Tag
or
contact Dell Technical Support for further assistance.

I contacted support so I'm just waiting for them to tell me "too
bad
so sad" ... rolling my eyes here, lol.
I'm starting a new email about computer specs or something to
take
my
mind off of this frustration.

Melissa
On 8/25/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Melissa, just have someone sighted look for the product key on
the
COA
key
sticker. On desktops it is usually on the side or the top of
the
case.
With laptops it is usually on the bottom.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 11:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


That sounds complicated. I bought my computer from a seller off
of
amazon and I'm guessing he was able to do a fresh install,
because
I
don't recall any dell stuff when I first got my computer.
It just had windows 7 professional, 64 bit and I don't remember
any
extra programs sides the basics. Maybe he just uninstalled them
who
freaking knows.

This is so very frustrating because I had finally made the
decision
(very long story there) to try and see if I could do some
freelance
transcribing or editing and now ... oh gee my computer ends up
being
a
total ass hat.


Walking away from computer before I throw something.
TTFN
Melissa

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
wrote:
Yes unfortunately that's right but not always. It's possible
to
fix
the
issues but it's not easy.
We are gambling...<Smile>

On 8/25/2016 7:52 PM, Carlos wrote:
Usually this means it is an OEM product key which generally
you
cannot
use to activate a retail copy of Windows 7. In some cases,
modifying
ei.cfg
will allow the image to work with an OEM key, but I have read
reports
of
this not always working.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back
up
questions


Seams she have the product key. She just can't download
Windows
using
the key which is normal. That site do not work with any key
I
tried.

On 8/25/2016 7:47 PM, Carlos wrote:
It won't do you any good unless you have a working product
key.
However, just about any machine which came with Windows 7
preinstalled
from a manufacturer should have the product key on a COA
key
sticker.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back
up
questions


Do not worry at all.
Windows 7 professional? Sorry 32 or 64 bit? Hope you know.

I
will
send
you a download link.

On 8/25/2016 7:42 PM, Melissa wrote:
I used Active@ disk image to create my image files.

I want to download windows 7 professional, 64 bit.But,
the
windows
site is telling me to talk to the manufacturer and that
they
can't
help me with that. I will have to get the service tag
number,
my
computer is a dell, and go through their site to try and
get
a
copy
of
windows 7 and since my computer is out of warranty I
might
get
charged
for it, I don't know yet.
I'm not sure what version of office I have beside it
being
2007.

I have a bad headache right now so I'm going to try and
sleep
now.
That, or I will be slow to reply because I'm never good
at
getting
to
sleep when I want, lol.

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
About the password: most likely no. What imaging
software
you
used,
however?
Still trying to understand what you want to download?
Windows
7
or
Office 2007? If windows 7, yes. Windows 7 download still
do
not
work
with all keys. What edition of Windows 7 do you want?
For Office 2007 also, what Office 2007 edition you have?
Probably
just
the Home and Student version?
Confirm these, and we'll try to help.

On 8/25/2016 7:28 PM, Melissa wrote:
For some odd reason I can't recall or put in right the
password
that I
had used to make my windows 7 image. I always use a
variant
of
a
few
things when I make passwords and I know I didn't put in

a
super
hard
password for it. I'm guessing this is a no, but is
there
a
way
to
get
the password from the image?
I do have an image that I took *right* after I upgraded
to
windows 10.
However, the option to rollback to windows 7 is not
there
at
all.
I'm
guessing that I'm just SOL with that?
Since I want windows 7 I'm guessing that I will have to
do
a
clean
install, which is probably a good thing to do anyway.
The only issue I might have with that is I'm unable to
get
a
download
of Office 07, even though I have the right key. I use
word
and
excel a
lot and don't use the other tools. I'm guessing I would
have
to
contact microsoft accessibility for that.
After trying to download the iso file from the
microsoft
website,

I
entered in my serial number, and clicked on verify. It
tells
me:
Error
The product key you entered appears to be for software
pre-installed
by the device manufacturer. Please contact the device
manufacturer for
software recovery options.

So does that mean I have to harass dell for a copy of
windows

7
for my
old ass computer?? I don't even think they offer
support
for
my
model
, opti plex 745.
After searching their site it looks like I need to hunt
down
a
sightling to get the service tag number from my tower
before
I
can
download their media creation crap. Plus, since my
computer
is
way out
of warranty there might be a "fee" associated with that
and
getting
help for it.

All I want is a clean install of windows 7 professional
64
bit,
without the crapware, that I had when I bought my
computer.
Do any of you fine people have a suggestion?




































Re: a newer computer & discussing specs

Carlos
 

I tend to agree. It is certainly a solution, but not a solution I would care to use just for the dubious privilege of running Windows 10.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy" <icu8it2@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


I can't disagree that using a USB type sound card may offer the ability to have working sound in 10, especially if driver support may be less than friendly for her computer, but I'm not sure I'd say that it's a fix.


Unless I'm really misunderstanding what you're suggesting, I cringe at the thought that I'd have to solely rely on an external sound card, just to have working sound.


Using an external sound card for the PE isn't all that bad, but for my installation that I use every day, I'd find that to be quite frustrating, me thinks.

Forgive if you meant something different, that's just how I read things. hehe


On 8/26/2016 10:50 PM, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io wrote:
That issue can be fixable.
Do you have a USB headset? Hope you know what it is... LOL!

On 8/26/2016 8:36 PM, Melissa wrote:
Yes and so far, I hope and hope, that is my only issue. I have not
found any resolution for the error I'm getting and the Dell site tells
me that they don't offer windows 10 support for my model.

On 8/26/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Will take a look at this. So you have a Dell OptiPlex 755?
Here I can imagine what's your issue but let's make sure.

On 8/26/2016 8:09 PM, Melissa wrote:
The main issue that I have is that there is no updated sound drivers
and I keep getting a dialog box on restart/boot up that tells me that
the sound is not meant for this soft ware version. I've looked
everywhere, it seems, for a fix for this, but I haven't found anything
about it.
When I go to look at hardware and devices it says that my soundcard is
working fine though.

On 8/26/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
wrote:
It's not bad at all. It can run what you want. I'd try to move to
Windows 10, unless there's a really issue.
If you have problem we can try to help. There are users who just do not
like Windows 10 but you should be fine.

On 8/26/2016 7:48 PM, Melissa wrote:
Thanks for your opinion. It sounds weird, but I kinda like the name
lenovo, maybe it is a girl thing, lol.
To compare, my present computer:
Dell Inc. OptiPlex 755
2.67 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo E6750
64 kilobyte
I think it is 4 gb of ram

So I'm thinking almost anything will be faster, hah.


On 8/26/16, Jeremy <icu8it2@...> wrote:
For the price, I'd say it doesn't sound bad at all and I've really
grown
to like Lenovo, having had mine for around 4 or so years now. I'd
definitely stick with a machine that either comes with 7 or that can
be
downgraded, without to much trouble, but if that ends up being to
difficult, having to change over to 10 really isn't super bad.


My machine's processor is a tad bit quicker, so I can't really speak
to
what type of decrease you may see, but if you just want it for word
processing and tinkering about on the interwebs, I'd guess it'd work
pretty well. Just as reference, my machine is the x220, upgraded to an
SSD, which I purchased later down the road and installed myself.
I've also really liked the Dell Latitude machines, but it's been a
long
time since I had a dell, so I can't speak to them these days.
Just a few thoughts. :)
Take care.

On 8/26/2016 9:05 PM, Melissa wrote:
Oh ... gee ... that would make sense huh? lol

I want a desktop, I would prefer windows 7 and I know that I most
likely won't find a new computer with that on it. I was thinking
buying used again off of amazon since I've had good experience with
doing that. I don't mind windows 10, but my experience is with a
computer that doesn't play well with windows 10 so a more updated
computer might be lots better.
One computer I was looking @ was:
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01E0FYVXM/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=XFT3UT4G71GO&coliid=I2LVROXSQJE4WB&psc=1

however what sounds like basically the same thing is 4 or 5 dollars
less
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00VTQ5U5Y/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=XFT3UT4G71GO&coliid=I1NITMZZKYXTF8

As for price I am thinking $400 or lower if possible. But, not so low
as to get a computer that would only last me for a year or so. Those
two are the same brand and are "mini" desktops and honestly they
don't
sound bad to me, but I've been out of the loop regarding computer
stuff since I lost my site and now could care less if the computer is
powerful enough to run photoshop or the games I used to play.
When I search I would like a few more specs to look for as in hard
drive types, ram, and processor type/speed. I think that is it, but
I'm sure I'm missing something.

On 8/26/16, Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:
Hi Melissa,

Just so these good folks know, what price range, Windows 7 or 10,
laptop
or

desktop? This will give people a better idea as to what you want &
with
what search criteria to use.
Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool. Go Dodgers!
----- Original Message -----
From: Melissa
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 6:43 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


I'm about ready to look into getting a newer if not a new computer.
It
would mean putting off stuff I've been saving for ... but I need a
working computer to actually make moneyand well I've been putting
off
getting my divorce for this long I'm thinking I can put it off a bit
more, lol.

I was looking at amazon to get an idea of costs and saw some entries
for a "mini desktop computer. My thing is that I don't need
something
all powerful since I usually use my computer for word processing
types
of things and the internet. I don't use my computer to listen to
music
or movies.
All I know is that I would want a faster processor, I'm thinking a
SSD
drive, bluetooth, wireless (not muy importante, and I can't think
of
anything else right now.

If I spend any money on something I want it to be on something that
will last for a while, not for forever, and it be possible to do
maintenance on it or maybe upgrade it.

I greatly value y'all's opinions.

Excuse me if I am rambling, but trying to talk myself out of being
nuerotic.


Melissa














Re: a newer computer & discussing specs

Gene
 

I don't see any reason for an SSD drive if your computer is going to be used for word processing and other undemanding work.  I haven't compared prices, but I would think you might save perhaps fifty or one-hundred dollars and have a larger drive if you get a computer with a mechanical drive. 
 
I don't know how much you want to spend but for word processing, e-mail  and Internet browsing, you might consider a computer from, I believe it's called computers for the blind.  I know little about them but they provide Windows 7 machines for a much cheaper price than purchasing a new computer. 

Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Melissa
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 8:43 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

I'm about ready to look into getting a newer if not a new computer. It
would mean putting off stuff I've been saving for ... but I need a
working computer to actually make moneyand well I've been putting off
getting my divorce for this long I'm thinking I can put it off a bit
more, lol.

I was looking at amazon to get an idea of costs and saw some entries
for a "mini desktop computer. My thing is that I don't need something
all powerful since I usually use my computer for word processing types
of things and the internet. I don't use my computer to listen to music
or movies.
All I know is that I would want a faster processor, I'm thinking a SSD
drive,  bluetooth, wireless (not muy importante, and I can't think of
anything else right now.

If I spend any money on something I want it to be on something that
will last for a while, not for forever, and it be possible to do
maintenance on it or maybe upgrade it.

I greatly value y'all's opinions.

Excuse me if I am rambling, but trying to talk myself out of being nuerotic.


Melissa



Re: a newer computer & discussing specs

Edmond Nazarian <gocloud84@...>
 

A USB soundcard?
This one is not bad:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001EHG7DM
It's $15. Let me know if you want me to use my Amazon Prime so you get it faster.

On 8/26/2016 8:51 PM, Melissa wrote:
That is a good idea, I never thought of that. Any suggestions?

As for upgrading hard drives I was thinking of a newer computer to do
that on, not mine. I think the year of manu of my computer is 2006.

On 8/26/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
It's always a good idea to go with a faster processor and also more memory.
This one is also good but it's not really better than your current Dell
computer.
You can upgrade the hard drive to a SSD one later, but you may not get
the advertised speed of that new SSD on that old computer.
By the way, I know what's your sound problem but there is little we can
do to fix it. Maybe you can get a cheap but usable USB sound card and do
not use the built-in one.

On 8/26/2016 8:32 PM, Melissa wrote:
After seeing the one Carlos linked (TS M53 Celeron 4GB 500GB ) and
this other one:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A04M72E/ref=psdc_565098_t2_B00SNSFMYA
I’m thinking that an SSD drive isn’t *that* important since I can
upgrade that in the future (and also have an external to use) so I
could go more for processor speed? Or I see USB 2.0 with some USB 3.0
also.


On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
That was the Lenovo ThinkCentre M53.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SNSFMYA?&psc=1
Although the page doesn't quite look the same and it seems a bit more
pricy

than it was when I purchased it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy" <icu8it2@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 10:59 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


I can't recall, but got me curious on what machine you'd posted about,
guess it's been a good ways back. I know that it ran windows, but it
was
one of those little tiny type PCS, almost a portable sort but still a
PC.
You remember which one it was?
Thanks.
On 8/26/2016 9:41 PM, Carlos wrote:
I don't usually praise individual manufacturers, but I have to say
that
my Dell XPS 8700 is the most stable and silent machine I have ever
owned.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jeremy" <icu8it2@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 10:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


For the price, I'd say it doesn't sound bad at all and I've really
grown

to like Lenovo, having had mine for around 4 or so years now. I'd
definitely stick with a machine that either comes with 7 or that can
be

downgraded, without to much trouble, but if that ends up being to
difficult, having to change over to 10 really isn't super bad.


My machine's processor is a tad bit quicker, so I can't really speak
to

what type of decrease you may see, but if you just want it for word
processing and tinkering about on the interwebs, I'd guess it'd work
pretty well. Just as reference, my machine is the x220, upgraded to
an
SSD, which I purchased later down the road and installed myself.
I've also really liked the Dell Latitude machines, but it's been a
long

time since I had a dell, so I can't speak to them these days.
Just a few thoughts. :)
Take care.

On 8/26/2016 9:05 PM, Melissa wrote:
Oh ... gee ... that would make sense huh? lol

I want a desktop, I would prefer windows 7 and I know that I most
likely won't find a new computer with that on it. I was thinking
buying used again off of amazon since I've had good experience with
doing that. I don't mind windows 10, but my experience is with a
computer that doesn't play well with windows 10 so a more updated
computer might be lots better.
One computer I was looking @ was:
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01E0FYVXM/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=XFT3UT4G71GO&coliid=I2LVROXSQJE4WB&psc=1

however what sounds like basically the same thing is 4 or 5 dollars
less
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00VTQ5U5Y/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=XFT3UT4G71GO&coliid=I1NITMZZKYXTF8

As for price I am thinking $400 or lower if possible. But, not so
low
as to get a computer that would only last me for a year or so. Those
two are the same brand and are "mini" desktops and honestly they
don't
sound bad to me, but I've been out of the loop regarding computer
stuff since I lost my site and now could care less if the computer
is
powerful enough to run photoshop or the games I used to play.
When I search I would like a few more specs to look for as in hard
drive types, ram, and processor type/speed. I think that is it, but
I'm sure I'm missing something.

On 8/26/16, Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:
Hi Melissa,

Just so these good folks know, what price range, Windows 7 or 10,
laptop or

desktop? This will give people a better idea as to what you want &
with
what search criteria to use.
Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool. Go Dodgers!
----- Original Message -----
From: Melissa
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 6:43 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


I'm about ready to look into getting a newer if not a new computer.
It
would mean putting off stuff I've been saving for ... but I need a
working computer to actually make moneyand well I've been putting
off
getting my divorce for this long I'm thinking I can put it off a
bit
more, lol.

I was looking at amazon to get an idea of costs and saw some
entries
for a "mini desktop computer. My thing is that I don't need
something
all powerful since I usually use my computer for word processing
types
of things and the internet. I don't use my computer to listen to
music
or movies.
All I know is that I would want a faster processor, I'm thinking a
SSD
drive, bluetooth, wireless (not muy importante, and I can't think
of
anything else right now.

If I spend any money on something I want it to be on something that
will last for a while, not for forever, and it be possible to do
maintenance on it or maybe upgrade it.

I greatly value y'all's opinions.

Excuse me if I am rambling, but trying to talk myself out of being
nuerotic.


Melissa














Re: restoring my computer from image back up questions

Carlos
 

Several users including myself can provide an ISO image. LOL I just have to find a service which will host a file that large. It's been a while since I've had to send anything that large to anyone.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
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Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:12 AM
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Okay, but my problem is where to get a copy to use. I don't know
anyone personally who would have a windows installation disk.

.



On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
No guarantees, but you should be able to use a plain Windows 7 installation

DVD/ISO image with the product key if it came from the COA key sticker.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
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Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:02 AM
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So is there a number besides that key that I need? As I mentioned when
I tried to use it on the microsoft site it told me to go to the
manufacturer and when I went to dell site it told me that it didn't
have an iso that I could download for my model/machine and to contact
tech support. I did contact dell tech support, but no telling when
they will be able to get to it.

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
If it was on the top of the tower then that should be the COA key
sticker.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
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Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 11:57 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


It was on the top of the tower I believe. She had to use my phone to
take a pic of it so she could see it better. There are two stickers on
the top of my tower. One feels newer and the other feels like it's
been there a while, sides peeled up etc.

On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Do you mean that she retrieved it from your Windows installation or
from

a
sticker on the case? As I said the COA key sticker is usually on the
side
or top of the case with desktops, and on the bottom with laptops.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
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Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 11:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


The product key is the one my mother got off of my computer, so is
that product key from the COA key sticker?
Is there some other number/key I should have someone look at on my
computer? Or is there a sticker they missed....



On 8/26/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
If you were able to retrieve the product key from the COA key
sticker,
we
could probably arrange for a Windows 7 ISO image you could use to
perform

a

clean installation.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
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Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


Okay, so I finally got a chance to run that prog and get my service
tag. I took the service tag they gave me and used it on the dell
site
to get the media/iso so I could reinstall windows 7. After having
to
re enable wibvisum to use it to solve the captcha I got this error:
Recovery image not available for your Service Tag.
Sorry, but a Dell Hosted Recovery Image is currently not available
for
the Service Tag that you entered. Please enter another Service Tag
or
contact Dell Technical Support for further assistance.

I contacted support so I'm just waiting for them to tell me "too
bad
so sad" ... rolling my eyes here, lol.
I'm starting a new email about computer specs or something to take
my
mind off of this frustration.

Melissa
On 8/25/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Melissa, just have someone sighted look for the product key on the
COA
key
sticker. On desktops it is usually on the side or the top of the
case.
With laptops it is usually on the bottom.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
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Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 11:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


That sounds complicated. I bought my computer from a seller off
of
amazon and I'm guessing he was able to do a fresh install,
because
I
don't recall any dell stuff when I first got my computer.
It just had windows 7 professional, 64 bit and I don't remember
any
extra programs sides the basics. Maybe he just uninstalled them
who
freaking knows.

This is so very frustrating because I had finally made the
decision
(very long story there) to try and see if I could do some
freelance
transcribing or editing and now ... oh gee my computer ends up
being
a
total ass hat.


Walking away from computer before I throw something.
TTFN
Melissa

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
wrote:
Yes unfortunately that's right but not always. It's possible to
fix
the
issues but it's not easy.
We are gambling...<Smile>

On 8/25/2016 7:52 PM, Carlos wrote:
Usually this means it is an OEM product key which generally you
cannot
use to activate a retail copy of Windows 7. In some cases,
modifying
ei.cfg
will allow the image to work with an OEM key, but I have read
reports
of
this not always working.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
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Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back
up
questions


Seams she have the product key. She just can't download
Windows
using
the key which is normal. That site do not work with any key I
tried.

On 8/25/2016 7:47 PM, Carlos wrote:
It won't do you any good unless you have a working product
key.
However, just about any machine which came with Windows 7
preinstalled
from a manufacturer should have the product key on a COA key
sticker.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
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To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back
up
questions


Do not worry at all.
Windows 7 professional? Sorry 32 or 64 bit? Hope you know. I
will
send
you a download link.

On 8/25/2016 7:42 PM, Melissa wrote:
I used Active@ disk image to create my image files.

I want to download windows 7 professional, 64 bit.But, the
windows
site is telling me to talk to the manufacturer and that
they
can't
help me with that. I will have to get the service tag
number,
my
computer is a dell, and go through their site to try and
get
a
copy
of
windows 7 and since my computer is out of warranty I might
get
charged
for it, I don't know yet.
I'm not sure what version of office I have beside it being
2007.

I have a bad headache right now so I'm going to try and
sleep
now.
That, or I will be slow to reply because I'm never good at
getting
to
sleep when I want, lol.

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
About the password: most likely no. What imaging software
you
used,
however?
Still trying to understand what you want to download?
Windows
7
or
Office 2007? If windows 7, yes. Windows 7 download still
do
not
work
with all keys. What edition of Windows 7 do you want?
For Office 2007 also, what Office 2007 edition you have?
Probably
just
the Home and Student version?
Confirm these, and we'll try to help.

On 8/25/2016 7:28 PM, Melissa wrote:
For some odd reason I can't recall or put in right the
password
that I
had used to make my windows 7 image. I always use a
variant
of
a
few
things when I make passwords and I know I didn't put in a
super
hard
password for it. I'm guessing this is a no, but is there
a
way
to
get
the password from the image?
I do have an image that I took *right* after I upgraded
to
windows 10.
However, the option to rollback to windows 7 is not there
at
all.
I'm
guessing that I'm just SOL with that?
Since I want windows 7 I'm guessing that I will have to
do
a
clean
install, which is probably a good thing to do anyway.
The only issue I might have with that is I'm unable to
get
a
download
of Office 07, even though I have the right key. I use
word
and
excel a
lot and don't use the other tools. I'm guessing I would
have
to
contact microsoft accessibility for that.
After trying to download the iso file from the microsoft
website,

I
entered in my serial number, and clicked on verify. It
tells
me:
Error
The product key you entered appears to be for software
pre-installed
by the device manufacturer. Please contact the device
manufacturer for
software recovery options.

So does that mean I have to harass dell for a copy of
windows

7
for my
old ass computer?? I don't even think they offer support
for
my
model
, opti plex 745.
After searching their site it looks like I need to hunt
down
a
sightling to get the service tag number from my tower
before
I
can
download their media creation crap. Plus, since my
computer
is
way out
of warranty there might be a "fee" associated with that
and
getting
help for it.

All I want is a clean install of windows 7 professional
64
bit,
without the crapware, that I had when I bought my
computer.
Do any of you fine people have a suggestion?
































Re: a newer computer & discussing specs

jeremy <icu8it2@...>
 

Haha. If only we had computer pixies that would drop a new one off, every year or so, just to keep us up to date.

I wont be greedy, but perhaps she'd have a sister that deals in phones too. Guessing that most pixies are chicks, don't know that one though. :)

Tc.

On 8/26/2016 10:48 PM, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io wrote:
I can't mail cash, <LOL>! but we can think about other available gifting options...:)

On 8/26/2016 8:34 PM, Melissa wrote:
yeah, yeah, then send me your cast-offs, lol

On 8/26/16, Jeremy <icu8it2@...> wrote:
Hey now, if you're giving away machines, may I build it and send you the
bill? :P

My credit card would be quite appreciative, me thinks. :)


On 8/26/2016 10:08 PM, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io wrote:
Carlos, is this really your current machine? What if I build and gift
you a new one...<LOL>!

On 8/26/2016 8:06 PM, Carlos wrote:
That was the Lenovo ThinkCentre M53.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SNSFMYA?&psc=1
Although the page doesn't quite look the same and it seems a bit more
pricy than it was when I purchased it.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jeremy" <icu8it2@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 10:59 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


I can't recall, but got me curious on what machine you'd posted about,
guess it's been a good ways back. I know that it ran windows, but it
was one of those little tiny type PCS, almost a portable sort but
still a PC.
You remember which one it was?
Thanks.
On 8/26/2016 9:41 PM, Carlos wrote:
I don't usually praise individual manufacturers, but I have to say
that my Dell XPS 8700 is the most stable and silent machine I have
ever owned.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jeremy" <icu8it2@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 10:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


For the price, I'd say it doesn't sound bad at all and I've really
grown to like Lenovo, having had mine for around 4 or so years now.
I'd definitely stick with a machine that either comes with 7 or that
can be downgraded, without to much trouble, but if that ends up
being to difficult, having to change over to 10 really isn't super
bad.


My machine's processor is a tad bit quicker, so I can't really speak
to what type of decrease you may see, but if you just want it for
word processing and tinkering about on the interwebs, I'd guess it'd
work pretty well. Just as reference, my machine is the x220,
upgraded to an SSD, which I purchased later down the road and
installed myself.
I've also really liked the Dell Latitude machines, but it's been a
long time since I had a dell, so I can't speak to them these days.
Just a few thoughts. :)
Take care.

On 8/26/2016 9:05 PM, Melissa wrote:
Oh ... gee ... that would make sense huh? lol

I want a desktop, I would prefer windows 7 and I know that I most
likely won't find a new computer with that on it. I was thinking
buying used again off of amazon since I've had good experience with
doing that. I don't mind windows 10, but my experience is with a
computer that doesn't play well with windows 10 so a more updated
computer might be lots better.
One computer I was looking @ was:
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01E0FYVXM/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=XFT3UT4G71GO&coliid=I2LVROXSQJE4WB&psc=1




however what sounds like basically the same thing is 4 or 5 dollars
less
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00VTQ5U5Y/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=XFT3UT4G71GO&coliid=I1NITMZZKYXTF8




As for price I am thinking $400 or lower if possible. But, not so
low
as to get a computer that would only last me for a year or so. Those
two are the same brand and are "mini" desktops and honestly they
don't
sound bad to me, but I've been out of the loop regarding computer
stuff since I lost my site and now could care less if the
computer is
powerful enough to run photoshop or the games I used to play.
When I search I would like a few more specs to look for as in hard
drive types, ram, and processor type/speed. I think that is it, but
I'm sure I'm missing something.

On 8/26/16, Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:
Hi Melissa,

Just so these good folks know, what price range, Windows 7 or 10,
laptop or

desktop? This will give people a better idea as to what you want
& with
what search criteria to use.
Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool. Go Dodgers!
----- Original Message -----
From: Melissa
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 6:43 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


I'm about ready to look into getting a newer if not a new
computer. It
would mean putting off stuff I've been saving for ... but I need a
working computer to actually make moneyand well I've been
putting off
getting my divorce for this long I'm thinking I can put it off a
bit
more, lol.

I was looking at amazon to get an idea of costs and saw some
entries
for a "mini desktop computer. My thing is that I don't need
something
all powerful since I usually use my computer for word processing
types
of things and the internet. I don't use my computer to listen to
music
or movies.
All I know is that I would want a faster processor, I'm thinking a
SSD
drive, bluetooth, wireless (not muy importante, and I can't
think of
anything else right now.

If I spend any money on something I want it to be on something that
will last for a while, not for forever, and it be possible to do
maintenance on it or maybe upgrade it.

I greatly value y'all's opinions.

Excuse me if I am rambling, but trying to talk myself out of being
nuerotic.


Melissa