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Windows ISO Downloader review - gHacks Tech News

Edmond Nazarian <gocloud84@...>
 

Hi Folks,
So here it is all. Just hope you could use the program.
http://www.ghacks.net/2016/05/22/windows-iso-downloader/


Re: restoring my computer from image back up questions

Carlos
 

Yes but if Rob is willing having static download links for 7 would still be useful.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 8:16 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up questions


That is because I did not post it on the list for instant. Sure I can do this, I can also generate more ISO download link.
Also it's actually possible to do this by hand.


On 8/27/2016 5:14 AM, Carlos wrote:
I wouldn't bother with 10 since they are pretty easy to download from an
accessible page. 7 might be worthwhile. The tool posted by Edmond is
convenient, but many users might find it difficult to use.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Rob" <captinlogic@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 5:54 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up questions


Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
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.

I've been thinking about sticking win7 and 10 isos up on the little
server. I've got both, but only 64 bit.





Re: restoring my computer from image back up questions

Rob <captinlogic@...>
 

Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote;
Also, I already have 32 and 64 bit images of 7 SP1 so if you really want to
do this I can take care of it.

Great, go ahead. I know I have them ssomewhere, but finding them would mean venturing into the darkness of my closet where one of my old backup drives is.


Re: restoring my computer from image back up questions

Rob <captinlogic@...>
 

Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
I wouldn't bother with 10 since they are pretty easy to download from an
accessible page. 7 might be worthwhile.
Okay, I'll see what I can dig up. You can find iso files from 7 on the m$ page, but it takes some digging. So this might be a good idea.


Re: restoring my computer from image back up questions

Edmond Nazarian <gocloud84@...>
 

That is because I did not post it on the list for instant. Sure I can do this, I can also generate more ISO download link.
Also it's actually possible to do this by hand.

On 8/27/2016 5:14 AM, Carlos wrote:
I wouldn't bother with 10 since they are pretty easy to download from an
accessible page. 7 might be worthwhile. The tool posted by Edmond is
convenient, but many users might find it difficult to use.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Rob" <captinlogic@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 5:54 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up questions


Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
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.

I've been thinking about sticking win7 and 10 isos up on the little
server. I've got both, but only 64 bit.





Re: restoring my computer from image back up questions

Carlos
 

Also, I already have 32 and 64 bit images of 7 SP1 so if you really want to do this I can take care of it.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob" <captinlogic@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 5:54 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up questions


Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
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.

I've been thinking about sticking win7 and 10 isos up on the little server. I've got both, but only 64 bit.


Re: restoring my computer from image back up questions

Carlos
 

I wouldn't bother with 10 since they are pretty easy to download from an accessible page. 7 might be worthwhile. The tool posted by Edmond is convenient, but many users might find it difficult to use.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob" <captinlogic@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 5:54 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up questions


Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
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.

I've been thinking about sticking win7 and 10 isos up on the little server. I've got both, but only 64 bit.


Re: New technology v things familiar

Edmond Nazarian <gocloud84@...>
 

On 8/27/2016 2:13 AM, Nancy Hill wrote:
I appreciate the input regarding the Iphone SE and the LG Revere. At
this point I am still considering the SE...but I still have the Revere 3
which works, but I am hoping

to locate and replace the battery in the original Revere.


To me, the original Revere is superior in workmanship and ability At
this point I don't have a need for more technology than what is required
for the phone calls.


Thanks again,

Nancy





Re: a newer computer & discussing specs

Gerald Levy
 

 
I can personally vouch for Computers for the Blind, the Texas-based organization that makes refurbished desktop and laptop computers available to blind individuals for a nominal fee.  The refurbished Dell Optaplex desktop equipped with Windows 7 Pro 32 bit that I obtained from them for $110 a full year ago has been working well for me since then.  If your needs are basic word processing, , sending and receiving email and web surfing, this is definitely an option worth considering. And because it comes with both NVDA and JAWS 16 demo version already installed, plus a number of other blind-friendly programs like Jarte word processor and Windows Live Mail 2012, set up is greatly simplified.
 
Gerald
 
 
 

From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:22 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs
 
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: IE and freezing. alot.

Kimsan
 

Gene:

 

“If you do a search in the start menu search field for Internet

> Explorer, one of the items is for running Internet Explorer without add

> ons.”

 

I did not see that in my results.

 

I’d assume it’s my machine, as I have not seen anyone report this, or any other windows 10 machines I have in the house are having this issue, only my machine after updating.

 

Kimsan Song

kimsansong@...

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 3:53 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] IE and freezing. alot.

 

At this point, we don't know if that is generally the case or just on your machine.  We also don't know if there is another way to get to the option.  For example, in whatever the all programs menu is called now, if there is an Internet Explorer submenu, if opening that allows access to the without add ons option. I don't have Windows 10 so I can't investigate on a machine. 

 

Gene

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

Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 5:47 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] IE and freezing. alot.

 

Well I did not recommend that because it's not showing in my Windows
10's start menu. Odd.

On 8/23/2016 3:46 AM, Gene wrote:
> Reset is not a good way to test for add ons because there is a
> completely nondestructive way to do so.  Run Internet Explorer without
> add ons.  If you do a search in the start menu search field for Internet
> Explorer, one of the items is for running Internet Explorer without add
> ons.
>
> Gene
> ----- original Message -----
> *From:* Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io <mailto:gocloud84@...>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, August 23, 2016 4:54 AM
> *To:* main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
> *Subject:* Re: [TechTalk] IE and freezing. alot.
>
> Try resetting IE.
> Control Panel\Internet Options\Advanced tab,  select the reset...
> button, check the Delete personal settings check box, then OK.
> Maybe there's an add-on causing the issue.
>
> On 8/22/2016 10:48 PM, Kimsan wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>>
>>
>> Using IE 11 on windows 10 build 16o7, I’ve noticed ever since the
>> update, I’m always getting the recover webpage message and the page
>> never loads.
>>
>>
>>
>> Preview handlers are off and the preview pane as well.  I state that
>> because those were typical solutions in the past; however, presently,
>> nothing. Thoughts?
>>
>>
>>
>> Kimsan Song
>>
>> kimsansong@... <mailto:kimsansong@...>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>



Re: restoring my computer from image back up questions

Rob <captinlogic@...>
 

Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
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.

I've been thinking about sticking win7 and 10 isos up on the little server. I've got both, but only 64 bit.


zello?

Kimsan
 

Hi,

 

I know this is old but hey it’s still pretty cool.

 

Zello, a walki talki ap for the iphone, one can also use it on the computer, so here is my question.

 

I installed it on my daughters comp but how does she send me a message?

 

I could tell her but I forgot what I did after installing and signing in, I’m such the terrible teacher. Lol.

Kimsan Song

kimsansong@...

 


New technology v things familiar

Nancy Hill
 

I appreciate the input regarding the Iphone SE and the LG Revere. At this point I am still considering the SE...but I still have the Revere 3 which works, but I am hoping

to locate and replace the battery in the original Revere.


To me, the original Revere is superior in workmanship and ability At this point I don't have a need for more technology than what is required for the phone calls.


Thanks again,

Nancy


Re: a newer computer & discussing specs

Gene
 

On a laptop that you want to move around, you might not want to use an external sound card.  For a stationary laptop or for a desktop, there is no disadvantage in using one. 
 
In the current situation, if Melissa is satisfied with Windows 10, it might make far more sense to purchase an external sound card than to reinstall Windows 7, reinstall all programs, possibly look for one or more drivers that have been lost in the installation, and install a lot of updates. 
 
 
Gene

From: Jeremy
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 11:49 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

For the simple fact that it's external. I'm not saying it'd not work, just that I personally would not wish to solely rely on using an external for my every day installation of windows. Perhaps my feelings are a bit different than others, being that I use and have used a laptop for years and years now and maybe on a PC it'd be more tolerable, but I don't care for using external devices, unless they become necessary.

Take care.

On 8/26/2016 11:45 PM, Gene wrote:
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: a newer computer & discussing specs

Edmond Nazarian <gocloud84@...>
 

I eased your work.

On 8/26/2016 9:49 PM, Carlos wrote:
Don't be dramatic. Since I offered to upload a copy myself, it would
hardly
make sense to ban you for doing so.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:41 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


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: restoring my computer from image back up questions

Edmond Nazarian <gocloud84@...>
 

And do not forget that "comes out"... LOL

On 8/26/2016 9:48 PM, Melissa wrote:
Thank y'all for the help bed for me ... seriously this time. :)

On 8/26/16, Melissa Hammitt <@MJMarney> wrote:
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: a newer computer & discussing specs

jeremy <icu8it2@...>
 

For the simple fact that it's external. I'm not saying it'd not work, just that I personally would not wish to solely rely on using an external for my every day installation of windows. Perhaps my feelings are a bit different than others, being that I use and have used a laptop for years and years now and maybe on a PC it'd be more tolerable, but I don't care for using external devices, unless they become necessary.

Take care.

On 8/26/2016 11:45 PM, Gene wrote:
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: a newer computer & discussing specs

Carlos
 

Don't be dramatic. Since I offered to upload a copy myself, it would hardly
make sense to ban you for doing so.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:41 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


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: restoring my computer from image back up questions

Edmond Nazarian <gocloud84@...>
 

There is no Windows 7 Service Pack 2. You will sure have issues with Windows Update. That's a different story.

On 8/26/2016 9:45 PM, Melissa 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

 

Thank y'all for the help bed for me ... seriously this time. :)

On 8/26/16, Melissa Hammitt <@MJMarney> wrote:
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?