Date   

Re: 1 Touch to Unblock Websites

rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

Hi,
This raises a question. If I'm on a unique
IP address, does this mean I can do whatever, and I will not be caught?
Sent from a BrailleNote

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike B." <mb69mach1@charter.net
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Date sent: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:17:36 -0700
Subject: [TechTalk] 1 Touch to Unblock Websites

Hi All,



Below is an app I came across that might benefit some of you.



Fact of the day:

Splenda was an insecticide that became a sweetener when an assistant

misheard an order to "test" it as "taste" it.



Things to ponder:

Why is an Alarm Clock Going "off" when It Actually Turns on?



One Touch to Unblock Websites | For some reasons you may not be able to
visit a website due to restrictions by service providers or censorship by
institutions or governments at your location. However, these geo limitations
can easily be overcome by average users. How easily? Hey, it is just a tap
on the screen.

On a mobile device, install and run this app,



Betternet



tap the "Connect" button, you can then unblock and access all websites and
services including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or other websites banned at
your location or workplace. Simple as that.

What this app provides is a free unlimited Virtual Private Network (VPN)
service. It detects your location automatically and connects you to the
nearest server that can access all websites and services, therefore
bypassing your default server that may restrict your access right.

Besides encrypting your data for security, this app also allows you to surf
the Web anonymously. It changes your IP address so that your online identity
is anonymous and internet activity is hidden. With this, you can gain access
to geo restricted services such as Netflix that limits its availability to
some countries only.

Better still, this app does not impose irritating ads on the web pages you're
browsing, though it does occasionally recommend third party apps to you.
This is how Betternet works for free with no ads but covers its costs from
promoters who pay Betternet in return for recommendation.

You can install Betternet to your Android or iOS mobile devices from the
links provided below, or go to the download page to get a version for
browser extensions or the Windows desktop.

https://www.betternet.co/#download



Betternet is not the only VPN service as there're plenty of them in the
market, some free with ads and some that you need to pay for, including
several best paid VPN services reviewed by Gizmo here.



http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/best-vpn-services.htm



Free Mobile App of the Week



Betternet



For Android Download:



https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.freevpnintouch



For iPhone and iPad Download:



https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/unlimited-free-vpn-by-betternet/i
d946659216?mt=8



Author, Jojo Yee from Gizmo Daily Tech Treats,

August 29 2015




Take care.
Mike
This email was sent from my, iBarstool. Go Dodgers!


1 Touch to Unblock Websites

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi All,

 

Below is an app I came across that might benefit some of you.

 

Fact of the day:

Splenda was an insecticide that became a sweetener when an assistant 

misheard an order to "test" it as "taste" it.

 

Things to ponder:

Why is an Alarm Clock Going "off" when It Actually Turns on?

 

One Touch to Unblock Websites | For some reasons you may not be able to visit a website due to restrictions by service providers or censorship by institutions or governments at your location. However, these geo limitations can easily be overcome by average users. How easily? Hey, it is just a tap on the screen.

On a mobile device, install and run this app,

 

Betternet

 

 tap the “Connect” button, you can then unblock and access all websites and services including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or other websites banned at your location or workplace. Simple as that.

What this app provides is a free unlimited Virtual Private Network (VPN) service. It detects your location automatically and connects you to the nearest server that can access all websites and services, therefore bypassing your default server that may restrict your access right.

Besides encrypting your data for security, this app also allows you to surf the Web anonymously. It changes your IP address so that your online identity is anonymous and internet activity is hidden. With this, you can gain access to geo restricted services such as Netflix that limits its availability to some countries only.

Better still, this app does not impose irritating ads on the web pages you’re browsing, though it does occasionally recommend third party apps to you. This is how Betternet works for free with no ads but covers its costs from promoters who pay Betternet in return for recommendation.

You can install Betternet to your Android or iOS mobile devices from the links provided below, or go to the download page to get a version for browser extensions or the Windows desktop.

https://www.betternet.co/#download

 

Betternet is not the only VPN service as there’re plenty of them in the market, some free with ads and some that you need to pay for, including several best paid VPN services reviewed by Gizmo here.

 

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/best-vpn-services.htm

 

Free Mobile App of the Week

 

Betternet

 

For Android Download:

 

 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.freevpnintouch

 

For iPhone and iPad Download:

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/unlimited-free-vpn-by-betternet/id946659216?mt=8

 

Author, Jojo Yee from Gizmo Daily Tech Treats,

August 29 2015

 

 
Take care.
Mike
This email was sent from my, iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!


Re: Exactly what really does happen if I reset Windows10 on a new Dell laptop?

Carlos
 


Indeed, I would be interested to know if your Dell/OEM included software was restored as well.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 1:53 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Exactly what really does happen if I reset Windows10 on a new Dell laptop?

My Dell laptop just rebooted.  I think it may have rebooted two or three times.  It took over one hour to finish.
 
This time, it appears to have done exactly what I was hoping it would do.
 
All of the Windows sounds are default now and I don’t see any signs of my old files or settings or Apps.
 
Windows is working with Narrator just fine.  I landed at the windows set up screen where I was able to set up my log in password, country, local account name, password, and password hint. Next, I landed on the desktop.
 
Oh, I also did get the option to set up my internet but I skipped that step so I can go in to Windows later this afternoon and tell Windows and Dell to not give me any automatic driver downloads.  Its kind of neat.  My Router and around a dozen others were in a list just waiting for me to hit enter on the right one.
 
By the way, I was able to go to a thumb drive where I have Jaws.  I will do that next...after I grab some sleep.
 
The main point for me is just that it does appear as though a blind individual can do a reset, and then set up a new commercially available system with out sighted assistance.  That’s what I really wanted.
 
I am not certain yet as to whether I have all of the Dell software on the system or if I only have Windows stuff but it won’t matter too much to me either way.  I’m guessing that it is my original system the way that it came to me from Dell. 
 
I need to get some sleep so I will report back to the list later this afternoon in case some one is following this thread but here is a very very, important thing that I need to say right now.
 
When I clicked on reset, I got two options.  One said some thing like delete all files.  That is the selection that I chose.  It does appear that I now have a fresh Win10 install.
 
The other option that I was given after clicking on the reset button was to clean all drives.  This setting appears to wipe all drives.  I am assuming that the C (primary) drive and the D (restoration) drive get wiped.  Someone wanting Windows to come back up with Narrator would certainly want to avoid cleaning all drives unless they have a way to install another copy of Windows.  So, be careful which button you select or you will get stuck with a completely cleaned nonfunctioning drive.
 
Carlos, I sure am glad that I didn’t fire you!
 
James
 
 
 
From: Carlos
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 11:48 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Exactly what really does happen if I reset Windows10 on a new Dell laptop?
 
If I remember correctly though it does specifically depend on the options you choose.
----- Original Message -----
From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 11:42 AM
Subject: RE: [TechTalk] Exactly what really does happen if I reset Windows10 on a new Dell laptop?
 

Hi,

It’s more than that: it you do choose to wipe your hard drive, everything (including OEM software) will be removed (I had to do this on my Toshiba laptop a few days ago).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@...]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 6:33 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Exactly what really does happen if I reset Windows10 on a new Dell laptop?

 

Resetting is basically like reinstalling Windows.  Only software which may have been included by the manufacturer is restored.  All settings and other applications will be removed.

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

Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 9:00 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] Exactly what really does happen if I reset Windows10 on a new Dell laptop?

 

Hi Group,

 

I would have to write a book to explain all that I have gone through with my 6 day old Dell Inspiron11 laptop loaded from Dell with Windows10.  So I will try for the condensed version.

 

I fell in love with the laptop at first touch but, the sound was terrible.  Loads of distortion and the volume continually changed itself all by it self.  So, I rolled the RealTek drivers back to the prior version and the laptop sounded 100% perfect. 

 

Then, Microsoft updates gave me the newest and latest driver update for the onboard RealTek sound which just happened to be the bad drivers that I had just removed.  Suddenly, the sound was all messed up again.

 

My next attempt to roll back the drivers failed several times. Then, I got MS to do a remote in on the laptop and they install the same older drivers that made the machine sound perfect again.

 

Carlos told me how to prevent MS from changing my drivers with future Windows updates.  And, I did that.  So, I spent around 12 hours getting every thing installed on the laptop. 

 

The next day, the sound was back to the same as the day before.  It turns out that Dell also sends out driver updates and this time, it was Dell who messed me over. <groan?

 

I ain’t all that great with even using some features on my computer much less being able to repair it when something goes wrong.  And, I have news for both Dell and Microsoft, I can break my computer just fine with out any assistance from them.

 

Since I had reasons to suspect corrupted files for other reasons that I won’t go in to right now, , I got Dell tech support to remote in and do a Windows reset.  I was informed by Dell tech support that the laptop would be in the exact same state as it was the moment that I took it out of the box for the first time.  I figured I could keep it off line long enough to set up Jaws, and change the settings to stop Dell and MS from helping themselves with making my computer work better.

 

But, after the reset that Dell claimed to do, I still had some files that I put on the computer.  I still had my log on password, the Jaws authorization key, along with other things including the stupid RealTek drivers that sound so bad.  I wonder if the Dell tech support person did an actual reset or maybe just a refresh.

 

So I went in to Windows and looked at the reset setting because I was considering doing my own reset. And it said that the reset action was the recommended  action for user’s to preform before recycling their computers.  This causes me to wonder exactly what the Win10 reset function really does.

 

Now here’s my point.  I want one of two things.  Either the computer to go back to the exact same state it was in when I booted it up the first time.  Or, I would be completely happy with a clean Win10 install with none of the original Dell software.

 

So, if I am not the first person that Carlos has to kick off of his new list for boring you all to death,  is there any one who can really really, tell me exactly what I will get if I reset
Win10 myself?

 

So sorry for what still turned out to be a book,

 

James

 


Re: Exactly what really does happen if I reset Windows10 on a new Dell laptop?

James Bentley
 

My Dell laptop just rebooted.  I think it may have rebooted two or three times.  It took over one hour to finish.
 
This time, it appears to have done exactly what I was hoping it would do.
 
All of the Windows sounds are default now and I don’t see any signs of my old files or settings or Apps.
 
Windows is working with Narrator just fine.  I landed at the windows set up screen where I was able to set up my log in password, country, local account name, password, and password hint. Next, I landed on the desktop.
 
Oh, I also did get the option to set up my internet but I skipped that step so I can go in to Windows later this afternoon and tell Windows and Dell to not give me any automatic driver downloads.  Its kind of neat.  My Router and around a dozen others were in a list just waiting for me to hit enter on the right one.
 
By the way, I was able to go to a thumb drive where I have Jaws.  I will do that next...after I grab some sleep.
 
The main point for me is just that it does appear as though a blind individual can do a reset, and then set up a new commercially available system with out sighted assistance.  That’s what I really wanted.
 
I am not certain yet as to whether I have all of the Dell software on the system or if I only have Windows stuff but it won’t matter too much to me either way.  I’m guessing that it is my original system the way that it came to me from Dell. 
 
I need to get some sleep so I will report back to the list later this afternoon in case some one is following this thread but here is a very very, important thing that I need to say right now.
 
When I clicked on reset, I got two options.  One said some thing like delete all files.  That is the selection that I chose.  It does appear that I now have a fresh Win10 install.
 
The other option that I was given after clicking on the reset button was to clean all drives.  This setting appears to wipe all drives.  I am assuming that the C (primary) drive and the D (restoration) drive get wiped.  Someone wanting Windows to come back up with Narrator would certainly want to avoid cleaning all drives unless they have a way to install another copy of Windows.  So, be careful which button you select or you will get stuck with a completely cleaned nonfunctioning drive.
 
Carlos, I sure am glad that I didn’t fire you!
 
James
 
 
 

From: Carlos
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 11:48 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Exactly what really does happen if I reset Windows10 on a new Dell laptop?
 
If I remember correctly though it does specifically depend on the options you choose.
----- Original Message -----
From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 11:42 AM
Subject: RE: [TechTalk] Exactly what really does happen if I reset Windows10 on a new Dell laptop?
 

Hi,

It’s more than that: it you do choose to wipe your hard drive, everything (including OEM software) will be removed (I had to do this on my Toshiba laptop a few days ago).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@...]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 6:33 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Exactly what really does happen if I reset Windows10 on a new Dell laptop?

 

Resetting is basically like reinstalling Windows.  Only software which may have been included by the manufacturer is restored.  All settings and other applications will be removed.

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

Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 9:00 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] Exactly what really does happen if I reset Windows10 on a new Dell laptop?

 

Hi Group,

 

I would have to write a book to explain all that I have gone through with my 6 day old Dell Inspiron11 laptop loaded from Dell with Windows10.  So I will try for the condensed version.

 

I fell in love with the laptop at first touch but, the sound was terrible.  Loads of distortion and the volume continually changed itself all by it self.  So, I rolled the RealTek drivers back to the prior version and the laptop sounded 100% perfect. 

 

Then, Microsoft updates gave me the newest and latest driver update for the onboard RealTek sound which just happened to be the bad drivers that I had just removed.  Suddenly, the sound was all messed up again.

 

My next attempt to roll back the drivers failed several times. Then, I got MS to do a remote in on the laptop and they install the same older drivers that made the machine sound perfect again.

 

Carlos told me how to prevent MS from changing my drivers with future Windows updates.  And, I did that.  So, I spent around 12 hours getting every thing installed on the laptop. 

 

The next day, the sound was back to the same as the day before.  It turns out that Dell also sends out driver updates and this time, it was Dell who messed me over. <groan?

 

I ain’t all that great with even using some features on my computer much less being able to repair it when something goes wrong.  And, I have news for both Dell and Microsoft, I can break my computer just fine with out any assistance from them.

 

Since I had reasons to suspect corrupted files for other reasons that I won’t go in to right now, , I got Dell tech support to remote in and do a Windows reset.  I was informed by Dell tech support that the laptop would be in the exact same state as it was the moment that I took it out of the box for the first time.  I figured I could keep it off line long enough to set up Jaws, and change the settings to stop Dell and MS from helping themselves with making my computer work better.

 

But, after the reset that Dell claimed to do, I still had some files that I put on the computer.  I still had my log on password, the Jaws authorization key, along with other things including the stupid RealTek drivers that sound so bad.  I wonder if the Dell tech support person did an actual reset or maybe just a refresh.

 

So I went in to Windows and looked at the reset setting because I was considering doing my own reset. And it said that the reset action was the recommended  action for user’s to preform before recycling their computers.  This causes me to wonder exactly what the Win10 reset function really does.

 

Now here’s my point.  I want one of two things.  Either the computer to go back to the exact same state it was in when I booted it up the first time.  Or, I would be completely happy with a clean Win10 install with none of the original Dell software.

 

So, if I am not the first person that Carlos has to kick off of his new list for boring you all to death,  is there any one who can really really, tell me exactly what I will get if I reset
Win10 myself?

 

So sorry for what still turned out to be a book,

 

James

 


Re: tech memories

rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

Hi,
I liked the braillenotes myself, until I got the apex, and realised that it was identical to my trusty mpower, which never let me down. But yeah, I stted with a braillenote, too.

Sent from a BrailleNote

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mohamed" <malhajamy@gmail.com
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Date sent: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:10:32 -0400
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] tech memories

Oh, my first days of technology. I remember the BrailleNotes, the first
piece of technology I had access to. I thought they were sooooo cool.
Tech history is a very interesting subject.

On 08/31/15 11:35 AM, Marie wrote:
I remember when I first got an account at Audible.com and they gave
you a free MP3 player called the Otis. It was a great device for the
audible books and both my husband and I listened to many, many books
on those little guys. Wonder if there are any still around somewhere?
Marie


-----Original Message----- From: Chris G
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 1:25 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] tech memories

Anyone remember the digasette?
This was an mp3 player shaped like an audio cassette. You could insert
it in a cassette player press play and play your mp3 files that way.
They ahd one that you could record with by pressing the record button on
your tape player so you could record from the radio or other tapes.


You could also connect ear phones to it.
It had a whole 64mb of internal storage and could accept up to 128mb
media cards.

Chris Grabowski
Mystic Access
Where the magic is in learning.
http://www.MysticAccess.com

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On Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:49:05 -0700
"Curtis Delzer" <curtis@calweb.com> wrote:

Sure, remember napstar, :) and still have some of the stuff I got from
it. :)
My first *.mp3 player portable was one I got from the NLS, when they
were sending MP3 players for those of us who would check out their new
web site and download their brand new *.3gp files which they finally
agreed upon which would be the most economy for the buck. Originally
there were going to use 32K *.mp3 files, but changed when they got the
license and rights to that 3GP format.etc.
It is a great format for the quality it does have for very low bit
rates.
by the way, nice to be here from very hot California.
-----
Curtis Delzer, HS.
K6VFO
San Bernardino, CA

On Sun, 30 Aug 2015 05:41:28 -0600
"Beth" <thebluesisloose@gmail.com> wrote:

I wrote an introduction in which I got the memories of Apple and
Echo > synthesis, but what about those of you who remember Napster?
Who > remembers any of the old MP3 players from the past?
Now, I was wondering who would be privy to a book review? This is a
book > review on a technological subject: the MP3 and music
revolution. We all > love music, I"m sure, around here. So this book
is available on Bard, so > if you have a patronage with the Talking
Book service in the NLS > program, you can access this audio book. I
found myself fascinated by > this book, and someone mentioned
Philips. Yes, they're famous for > shavers, funny Gerald mentioned
that. Anyway Philips was indeed a > conglomerate and they tried to
harness what two German engineers > invented, forcing them to use a
certain filtering bay. But this book > covers an entire history
behind MP3 piracy, which I would have been a > victim of thanks to
the RIAA, if Project Hubcap had been going on longer > than it did.
I'm a confessed downloader of music, but I absolutely can't > afford
music files from iTunes, and have been yelled at. By none other
than Dad, so unfortunately, piracy in its weirdest form seems to have
been the only way I can stream music. Also, this book covers what
Spotify and other subscriptions do, and we meet a lot of people who
have > shaped the music industry as we know it today. Thank God, we
don't need > CD's and yeah, it gets better. It was an older executive
called Doug > Morris who came up with ideas for bringing in more
revenue for music > artists. Anyhow, I would recommend this book to
any piracy or any music > enthusiasts out there.
Enjoy if you dare,
Beth

-- Beth Taurasi, Windows 10 edition,
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Where the magic is in learning.
http://www.MysticAccess.com

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at:
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Re: How to reply privately

Gene
 

It should also be pointed out that to move to the from line in thunderbird, when you open a message, you can't just start shift tabbing.  It appears you have to tab once first, then shift tab a number of times to get to the from line. 
 
Gene

From: Gene
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 12:09 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to reply privately

I don't use Thunderbird but I have it on my machine so I can try to see how things are done.  I hate to tell you, but you have been doing things the hard way. 
 
Open the message, shift tab to the from field, and then open the context menu.  Up or down arrow, I think up arrowing is faster but I didn't check carefully, and you will get to an item that says something like send a message to.  but instead of just stopping on that item, it would be a good idea to go through the entire menu and see what options, in addition to the send message option, are available.  When you are working with something and you can't see an easy way to do something, or even if you can see an easy way, opening the context menu and looking around is a good idea.  I'm speaking in general, not just Thunderbird. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 11:46 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to reply privately

Are you referring to a laptop layout command when you discuss the NVDA shift down arrow command?  I'm not sure what that command would be on the desktop layout.  I suspect the desktop command is insert numpad down arrow.
 
Gene

From: Jeremy
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 10:07 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to reply privately

It's pretty much the same in tb, just a few things of note to keep in mind, at least with NVDA. NVDA has always had some kind of strange issue with keeping focus within those areas inside the message headers, so, using the normal commands to move about through the field to copy them may not work or give you response as expected. Rather, I find it easier to use NVDA's ability to copy the text from flat review and then the NVDA command to place that in the clipboard. For me, when I tab to the field that contains the sender's address, it has it displayed as a menu, so I have to first enter that object using the NVDA+shift down arrow command. From here. I can set the start of where I wish to copy with NVDA+f9, use flat review to move to the end of the address and NVDA+f10 to copy it to the clipboard.
Hope this helps, and tc.
Blessings.
On 8/31/2015 7:58 AM, Gene wrote:
Considering how many times over the years, I see blind people on different lists not know how to respond privately to someone, here are instructions that will work on some, perhaps many, e-mail programs. 
 
Be on the message in the message list.
Open the message properties with alt enter, that is, hold alt and press enter. 
Issue the command control tab.
Try down arrowing.  If you can't down arrow, tab once.  Now try down arrowing again.  If you have to tab once, do that every time you follow this procedure before down arrowing. 
Now start down arrowing through the message headers.
There will be a lot of information but you will find a line that says from and then gives the address of the sender.
Move to the start of the address.
Then use the command shift end to select it.
Copy it to the clipboard. 
Close properties with escape.
Then start a new message and paste the address into the clipboard. 
 
Some e-mail lists won't display the original sender's address in the properties or anywhere else but many lists do. 
 
It would be a good idea if people would send instructions about how to reply privately with different e-mail programs.  I know the method I gave works in Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail and, presumably Windows Mail.  I don't know if it works in Word or Thunderbird. 
 
Gene


Re: Exactly what really does happen if I reset Windows10 on a new Dell laptop?

Carlos
 

This article describes the options for the "Reset" feature in Windows 10.  Sorry, I don't currently have 10 installed so I wasn't able to provide this information first hand.
Specifically where it says,
 
 Resetting lets you choose whether to keep your files or remove them, and then reinstalls Windows. To get started, go to Settings > Update & security >
Reset this PC > Get started and choose an option. 
 
Option
What it does  
 
Keep my files
 
This reinstalls Windows 10, but keeps your personal files and any apps that came with your PC. It removes:
 
Changes you made to settings
 
Apps and drivers you installed  
 
Remove everything
 
This reinstalls Windows 10 and any apps that came with your PC. It removes:
 
Personal files
 
Changes you made to settings
 
Apps and drivers you installed
 
If you're planning to donate, recycle, or sell your PC, use this option and choose to fully clean the drive. This might take an hour or two, but it makes it harder for other people to recover files you've removed.  
 
Restore factory settings
 
This reinstalls the version of Windows that came on your PC and any apps that came with it. It removes:
 
Personal files
 
Changes you made to settings
 
Apps and drivers you installed
 
 This option isn't available on all PCs. 
Note
•   If you reset your PC within a month of your upgrade to Windows 10, the option in Settings that lets you go back to your previous version of Windows
will no longer be available.


Re: Introduction

amanda burt
 

Oh you sound like a really lovely person smiles.  Behaving is boring smiles
 
amanda
 

Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 5:07 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Introduction
 
I got tied up with serviceing two down computers and a down friend. The friend and one computer are back up running.  Plus, I don’t have any one to make me behave. <smile<
 
James
 
 
 
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 10:35 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Introduction
 
Waw, that’s really interesting smiles..  I must ask though, why have you been up for that long?
 
Amanda
 
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 4:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Introduction
 
Well, I haven’t slept in around 20 hours now.  But, Now, I am certainly wide awake.
 
Hi there Juanita!
 
Totally major wow!
 
Your old friend from Austin Texas,
 
James
 
 
 
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 10:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Introduction
 
Actually, I was on the other list too.  We go back further than you know.  You knew me as Juanita Hollaway. 
 
On Aug 31, 2015, at 9:12 AM, James Bentley <bentleyj1952@...> wrote:
 
Hello Juanita,
 
I’ve been through Gladewater a time or two.  I don’t think I recall your name from any other list that I am on.  So,  I will take this opportunity to tell you that I  can guarantee you that this is a friendly list with a lot of experienced computer users who enjoy sharing their knowledge.
 
Good luck to you.  Now, I am off to reset a misbehaving laptop.
 
James
 
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 8:48 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Introduction
 
Hi James I live in Gladewater.  That’s a pretty old town too.
 
On Aug 31, 2015, at 6:44 AM, James Bentley <bentleyj1952@...> wrote:
 
Hey there Nance,
 
I’m from the oldest town in Texas. Nacogdoches.  Just so your screenreader will say that right.  It should sound like Nacodoechus.
I’ll bet we are only about 150 miles from each other as the crow flies.
 
James
 
 
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 6:30 AM
Subject: RE: [TechTalk] Introduction
 
Hi, James, I’m in Southeastern Oklahoma. Where abouts are you in east Texas? Just curious!
 
Nance
 
 
From: James Bentley [mailto:bentleyj1952@...] 
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 6:29 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Introduction
 
My name is James Bentley.  I am from East Texas.
 
I am proud to be a member of this new list.  I expect that this list will become very busy.
 
James Bentley
 



 
 





Re: Many thanks Carlos for the invite to the group

Carlos
 

Welcome Az.

----- Original Message -----
From: "AZ" <khanazar@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Many thanks Carlos for the invite to the group


Second that! thanx a lot for the invite Carlos, appreciate it greatly.
Certainly, this list would drop good stuff in our email inboxes on regular
basis,a real plus, bundles of techy stuff ahead.
Best
AZ
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2015 3:01 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Many thanks Carlos for the invite to the group


Welcome Marion and thanks for the support.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marion Woods" <marion_woods38@yahoo.co.uk>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2015 2:42 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Many thanks Carlos for the invite to the group



Hi Carlos,

I am very pleased that you have started this new group, I'm sure it
will be a great success

Regards.

Marion

Contact marion_woods38@yahoo.co.uk
A proud member of the Roses Forum.

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to
be.” Ralph Waldo Emerson









Re: tech memories

Mohamed
 

Oh, my first days of technology. I remember the BrailleNotes, the first piece of technology I had access to. I thought they were sooooo cool. Tech history is a very interesting subject.

On 08/31/15 11:35 AM, Marie wrote:
I remember when I first got an account at Audible.com and they gave you a free MP3 player called the Otis. It was a great device for the audible books and both my husband and I listened to many, many books on those little guys. Wonder if there are any still around somewhere?
Marie


-----Original Message----- From: Chris G
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 1:25 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] tech memories

Anyone remember the digasette?
This was an mp3 player shaped like an audio cassette. You could insert
it in a cassette player press play and play your mp3 files that way.
They ahd one that you could record with by pressing the record button on
your tape player so you could record from the radio or other tapes.


You could also connect ear phones to it.
It had a whole 64mb of internal storage and could accept up to 128mb
media cards.

Chris Grabowski
Mystic Access
Where the magic is in learning.
http://www.MysticAccess.com

Check out our eclectic and comprehensive assistive technology podcasts at:
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On Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:49:05 -0700
"Curtis Delzer" <curtis@calweb.com> wrote:

Sure, remember napstar, :) and still have some of the stuff I got from
it. :)
My first *.mp3 player portable was one I got from the NLS, when they
were sending MP3 players for those of us who would check out their new
web site and download their brand new *.3gp files which they finally
agreed upon which would be the most economy for the buck. Originally
there were going to use 32K *.mp3 files, but changed when they got the
license and rights to that 3GP format.etc.
It is a great format for the quality it does have for very low bit rates.
by the way, nice to be here from very hot California.
-----
Curtis Delzer, HS.
K6VFO
San Bernardino, CA

On Sun, 30 Aug 2015 05:41:28 -0600
"Beth" <thebluesisloose@gmail.com> wrote:

I wrote an introduction in which I got the memories of Apple and
Echo > synthesis, but what about those of you who remember Napster? Who > remembers any of the old MP3 players from the past?
Now, I was wondering who would be privy to a book review? This is a
book > review on a technological subject: the MP3 and music revolution. We all > love music, I"m sure, around here. So this book is available on Bard, so > if you have a patronage with the Talking Book service in the NLS > program, you can access this audio book. I found myself fascinated by > this book, and someone mentioned Philips. Yes, they're famous for > shavers, funny Gerald mentioned that. Anyway Philips was indeed a > conglomerate and they tried to harness what two German engineers > invented, forcing them to use a certain filtering bay. But this book > covers an entire history behind MP3 piracy, which I would have been a > victim of thanks to the RIAA, if Project Hubcap had been going on longer > than it did. I'm a confessed downloader of music, but I absolutely can't > afford music files from iTunes, and have been yelled at. By none other > than Dad, so unfortunately, piracy in its weirdest form seems to have
been the only way I can stream music. Also, this book covers what >
Spotify and other subscriptions do, and we meet a lot of people who have > shaped the music industry as we know it today. Thank God, we don't need > CD's and yeah, it gets better. It was an older executive called Doug > Morris who came up with ideas for bringing in more revenue for music > artists. Anyhow, I would recommend this book to any piracy or any music > enthusiasts out there.
Enjoy if you dare,
Beth

-- Beth Taurasi, Windows 10 edition,
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Chris Grabowski
Mystic Access
Where the magic is in learning.
http://www.MysticAccess.com

Check out our eclectic and comprehensive assistive technology podcasts at:
http://www.MysticAccessPodcast.com

Contact:

Phone: (716) 543-3323
Direct Line: (716) 670-1221
Facebook: mysticaccessempower
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Re: Exactly what really does happen if I reset Windows10 on a new Dell laptop?

Carlos
 


LOL

----- Original Message -----
From: Marie
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 11:45 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Exactly what really does happen if I reset Windows10 on a new Dell laptop?

Funny, but sometimes you have different accents or even a female voice!!
Marie
 
 
From: Carlos
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 6:44 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Exactly what really does happen if I reset Windows10 on a new Dell laptop?
 
I have been told that occasionally yes.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 9:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Exactly what really does happen if I reset Windows10 on a new Dell laptop?
 
Awe, so nice to hear your voice again.  Has any one ever told you that you sound a lot like Jaws.
 
But seriously, I am going to try the reset right now.
 
Thanks for your assistance,
 
James
 
 
 
From: Carlos
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 8:33 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Exactly what really does happen if I reset Windows10 on a new Dell laptop?
 
Resetting is basically like reinstalling Windows.  Only software which may have been included by the manufacturer is restored.  All settings and other applications will be removed.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 9:00 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Exactly what really does happen if I reset Windows10 on a new Dell laptop?
 
Hi Group,
 
I would have to write a book to explain all that I have gone through with my 6 day old Dell Inspiron11 laptop loaded from Dell with Windows10.  So I will try for the condensed version.
 
I fell in love with the laptop at first touch but, the sound was terrible.  Loads of distortion and the volume continually changed itself all by it self.  So, I rolled the RealTek drivers back to the prior version and the laptop sounded 100% perfect. 
 
Then, Microsoft updates gave me the newest and latest driver update for the onboard RealTek sound which just happened to be the bad drivers that I had just removed.  Suddenly, the sound was all messed up again.
 
My next attempt to roll back the drivers failed several times. Then, I got MS to do a remote in on the laptop and they install the same older drivers that made the machine sound perfect again.
 
Carlos told me how to prevent MS from changing my drivers with future Windows updates.  And, I did that.  So, I spent around 12 hours getting every thing installed on the laptop. 
 
The next day, the sound was back to the same as the day before.  It turns out that Dell also sends out driver updates and this time, it was Dell who messed me over. <groan?
 
I ain’t all that great with even using some features on my computer much less being able to repair it when something goes wrong.  And, I have news for both Dell and Microsoft, I can break my computer just fine with out any assistance from them.
 
Since I had reasons to suspect corrupted files for other reasons that I won’t go in to right now, , I got Dell tech support to remote in and do a Windows reset.  I was informed by Dell tech support that the laptop would be in the exact same state as it was the moment that I took it out of the box for the first time.  I figured I could keep it off line long enough to set up Jaws, and change the settings to stop Dell and MS from helping themselves with making my computer work better.
 
But, after the reset that Dell claimed to do, I still had some files that I put on the computer.  I still had my log on password, the Jaws authorization key, along with other things including the stupid RealTek drivers that sound so bad.  I wonder if the Dell tech support person did an actual reset or maybe just a refresh.
 
So I went in to Windows and looked at the reset setting because I was considering doing my own reset. And it said that the reset action was the recommended  action for user’s to preform before recycling their computers.  This causes me to wonder exactly what the Win10 reset function really does.
 
Now here’s my point.  I want one of two things.  Either the computer to go back to the exact same state it was in when I booted it up the first time.  Or, I would be completely happy with a clean Win10 install with none of the original Dell software.
 
So, if I am not the first person that Carlos has to kick off of his new list for boring you all to death,  is there any one who can really really, tell me exactly what I will get if I reset
Win10 myself?
 
So sorry for what still turned out to be a book,
 
James
 


Re: How to reply privately

Gene
 

I don't use Thunderbird but I have it on my machine so I can try to see how things are done.  I hate to tell you, but you have been doing things the hard way. 
 
Open the message, shift tab to the from field, and then open the context menu.  Up or down arrow, I think up arrowing is faster but I didn't check carefully, and you will get to an item that says something like send a message to.  but instead of just stopping on that item, it would be a good idea to go through the entire menu and see what options, in addition to the send message option, are available.  When you are working with something and you can't see an easy way to do something, or even if you can see an easy way, opening the context menu and looking around is a good idea.  I'm speaking in general, not just Thunderbird. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 11:46 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to reply privately

Are you referring to a laptop layout command when you discuss the NVDA shift down arrow command?  I'm not sure what that command would be on the desktop layout.  I suspect the desktop command is insert numpad down arrow.
 
Gene

From: Jeremy
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 10:07 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to reply privately

It's pretty much the same in tb, just a few things of note to keep in mind, at least with NVDA. NVDA has always had some kind of strange issue with keeping focus within those areas inside the message headers, so, using the normal commands to move about through the field to copy them may not work or give you response as expected. Rather, I find it easier to use NVDA's ability to copy the text from flat review and then the NVDA command to place that in the clipboard. For me, when I tab to the field that contains the sender's address, it has it displayed as a menu, so I have to first enter that object using the NVDA+shift down arrow command. From here. I can set the start of where I wish to copy with NVDA+f9, use flat review to move to the end of the address and NVDA+f10 to copy it to the clipboard.
Hope this helps, and tc.
Blessings.
On 8/31/2015 7:58 AM, Gene wrote:
Considering how many times over the years, I see blind people on different lists not know how to respond privately to someone, here are instructions that will work on some, perhaps many, e-mail programs. 
 
Be on the message in the message list.
Open the message properties with alt enter, that is, hold alt and press enter. 
Issue the command control tab.
Try down arrowing.  If you can't down arrow, tab once.  Now try down arrowing again.  If you have to tab once, do that every time you follow this procedure before down arrowing. 
Now start down arrowing through the message headers.
There will be a lot of information but you will find a line that says from and then gives the address of the sender.
Move to the start of the address.
Then use the command shift end to select it.
Copy it to the clipboard. 
Close properties with escape.
Then start a new message and paste the address into the clipboard. 
 
Some e-mail lists won't display the original sender's address in the properties or anywhere else but many lists do. 
 
It would be a good idea if people would send instructions about how to reply privately with different e-mail programs.  I know the method I gave works in Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail and, presumably Windows Mail.  I don't know if it works in Word or Thunderbird. 
 
Gene


outlook 2013 issues

Adrien Collins <adriencollins22160@...>
 

Hi

I have been using outlook 2013 or office 365 for a few
months now. I have noticed a few issues with it. firstly,
none of my contact folders are showing as address books,
they are all displaying ok but when you go to folder
properties, I cannot see or access any check boxes to use
the folder as an address book. I have several pst files and
they are all the same.

The other issue I have, I recently purchased the sperrysoft
add e-mail address add-in, it is a 14 day demo copy and
after so long it is supposed to display a pop-up box to
register, I am not seeing the pop-up box at all, I spotted
on investigating that pop-ups in internet explorer could be
blocked but I am sure they are disabled to allow pop-ups. I
have been in communication with sperrysoft support but we
cannot work this one out. In the error log it mensions
something about mapi files, is there a way to delete the
mapi files so outlook has to create them again, this may fix
the issues. I don't know what else I can do about this. I
have had to ask them for a refund.

Regards

Adrien


Re: Exactly what really does happen if I reset Windows10 on a new Dell laptop?

Carlos
 


If I remember correctly though it does specifically depend on the options you choose.

----- Original Message -----
From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 11:42 AM
Subject: RE: [TechTalk] Exactly what really does happen if I reset Windows10 on a new Dell laptop?

Hi,

It’s more than that: it you do choose to wipe your hard drive, everything (including OEM software) will be removed (I had to do this on my Toshiba laptop a few days ago).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@...]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 6:33 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Exactly what really does happen if I reset Windows10 on a new Dell laptop?

 

Resetting is basically like reinstalling Windows.  Only software which may have been included by the manufacturer is restored.  All settings and other applications will be removed.

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

Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 9:00 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] Exactly what really does happen if I reset Windows10 on a new Dell laptop?

 

Hi Group,

 

I would have to write a book to explain all that I have gone through with my 6 day old Dell Inspiron11 laptop loaded from Dell with Windows10.  So I will try for the condensed version.

 

I fell in love with the laptop at first touch but, the sound was terrible.  Loads of distortion and the volume continually changed itself all by it self.  So, I rolled the RealTek drivers back to the prior version and the laptop sounded 100% perfect. 

 

Then, Microsoft updates gave me the newest and latest driver update for the onboard RealTek sound which just happened to be the bad drivers that I had just removed.  Suddenly, the sound was all messed up again.

 

My next attempt to roll back the drivers failed several times. Then, I got MS to do a remote in on the laptop and they install the same older drivers that made the machine sound perfect again.

 

Carlos told me how to prevent MS from changing my drivers with future Windows updates.  And, I did that.  So, I spent around 12 hours getting every thing installed on the laptop. 

 

The next day, the sound was back to the same as the day before.  It turns out that Dell also sends out driver updates and this time, it was Dell who messed me over. <groan?

 

I ain’t all that great with even using some features on my computer much less being able to repair it when something goes wrong.  And, I have news for both Dell and Microsoft, I can break my computer just fine with out any assistance from them.

 

Since I had reasons to suspect corrupted files for other reasons that I won’t go in to right now, , I got Dell tech support to remote in and do a Windows reset.  I was informed by Dell tech support that the laptop would be in the exact same state as it was the moment that I took it out of the box for the first time.  I figured I could keep it off line long enough to set up Jaws, and change the settings to stop Dell and MS from helping themselves with making my computer work better.

 

But, after the reset that Dell claimed to do, I still had some files that I put on the computer.  I still had my log on password, the Jaws authorization key, along with other things including the stupid RealTek drivers that sound so bad.  I wonder if the Dell tech support person did an actual reset or maybe just a refresh.

 

So I went in to Windows and looked at the reset setting because I was considering doing my own reset. And it said that the reset action was the recommended  action for user’s to preform before recycling their computers.  This causes me to wonder exactly what the Win10 reset function really does.

 

Now here’s my point.  I want one of two things.  Either the computer to go back to the exact same state it was in when I booted it up the first time.  Or, I would be completely happy with a clean Win10 install with none of the original Dell software.

 

So, if I am not the first person that Carlos has to kick off of his new list for boring you all to death,  is there any one who can really really, tell me exactly what I will get if I reset
Win10 myself?

 

So sorry for what still turned out to be a book,

 

James

 


Re: How to reply privately

Gene
 

Are you referring to a laptop layout command when you discuss the NVDA shift down arrow command?  I'm not sure what that command would be on the desktop layout.  I suspect the desktop command is insert numpad down arrow.
 
Gene

From: Jeremy
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 10:07 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to reply privately

It's pretty much the same in tb, just a few things of note to keep in mind, at least with NVDA. NVDA has always had some kind of strange issue with keeping focus within those areas inside the message headers, so, using the normal commands to move about through the field to copy them may not work or give you response as expected. Rather, I find it easier to use NVDA's ability to copy the text from flat review and then the NVDA command to place that in the clipboard. For me, when I tab to the field that contains the sender's address, it has it displayed as a menu, so I have to first enter that object using the NVDA+shift down arrow command. From here. I can set the start of where I wish to copy with NVDA+f9, use flat review to move to the end of the address and NVDA+f10 to copy it to the clipboard.
Hope this helps, and tc.
Blessings.
On 8/31/2015 7:58 AM, Gene wrote:
Considering how many times over the years, I see blind people on different lists not know how to respond privately to someone, here are instructions that will work on some, perhaps many, e-mail programs. 
 
Be on the message in the message list.
Open the message properties with alt enter, that is, hold alt and press enter. 
Issue the command control tab.
Try down arrowing.  If you can't down arrow, tab once.  Now try down arrowing again.  If you have to tab once, do that every time you follow this procedure before down arrowing. 
Now start down arrowing through the message headers.
There will be a lot of information but you will find a line that says from and then gives the address of the sender.
Move to the start of the address.
Then use the command shift end to select it.
Copy it to the clipboard. 
Close properties with escape.
Then start a new message and paste the address into the clipboard. 
 
Some e-mail lists won't display the original sender's address in the properties or anywhere else but many lists do. 
 
It would be a good idea if people would send instructions about how to reply privately with different e-mail programs.  I know the method I gave works in Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail and, presumably Windows Mail.  I don't know if it works in Word or Thunderbird. 
 
Gene


Re: Many thanks Carlos for the invite to the group

AZ
 

Second that! thanx a lot for the invite Carlos, appreciate it greatly. Certainly, this list would drop good stuff in our email inboxes on regular basis,a real plus, bundles of techy stuff ahead.
Best
AZ

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2015 3:01 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Many thanks Carlos for the invite to the group


Welcome Marion and thanks for the support.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marion Woods" <marion_woods38@yahoo.co.uk>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2015 2:42 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Many thanks Carlos for the invite to the group



Hi Carlos,

I am very pleased that you have started this new group, I'm sure it
will be a great success

Regards.

Marion

Contact marion_woods38@yahoo.co.uk
A proud member of the Roses Forum.

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to
be.” Ralph Waldo Emerson





Re: Introduction

James Bentley
 

I got tied up with serviceing two down computers and a down friend. The friend and one computer are back up running.  Plus, I don’t have any one to make me behave. <smile<
 
James
 
 
 

Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 10:35 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Introduction
 
Waw, that’s really interesting smiles..  I must ask though, why have you been up for that long?
 
Amanda
 
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 4:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Introduction
 
Well, I haven’t slept in around 20 hours now.  But, Now, I am certainly wide awake.
 
Hi there Juanita!
 
Totally major wow!
 
Your old friend from Austin Texas,
 
James
 
 
 
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 10:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Introduction
 
Actually, I was on the other list too.  We go back further than you know.  You knew me as Juanita Hollaway. 
 
On Aug 31, 2015, at 9:12 AM, James Bentley <bentleyj1952@...> wrote:
 
Hello Juanita,
 
I’ve been through Gladewater a time or two.  I don’t think I recall your name from any other list that I am on.  So,  I will take this opportunity to tell you that I  can guarantee you that this is a friendly list with a lot of experienced computer users who enjoy sharing their knowledge.
 
Good luck to you.  Now, I am off to reset a misbehaving laptop.
 
James
 
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 8:48 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Introduction
 
Hi James I live in Gladewater.  That’s a pretty old town too.
 
On Aug 31, 2015, at 6:44 AM, James Bentley <bentleyj1952@...> wrote:
 
Hey there Nance,
 
I’m from the oldest town in Texas. Nacogdoches.  Just so your screenreader will say that right.  It should sound like Nacodoechus.
I’ll bet we are only about 150 miles from each other as the crow flies.
 
James
 
 
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 6:30 AM
Subject: RE: [TechTalk] Introduction
 
Hi, James, I’m in Southeastern Oklahoma. Where abouts are you in east Texas? Just curious!
 
Nance
 
 
From: James Bentley [mailto:bentleyj1952@...] 
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 6:29 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Introduction
 
My name is James Bentley.  I am from East Texas.
 
I am proud to be a member of this new list.  I expect that this list will become very busy.
 
James Bentley
 



 
 



Re: Exactly what really does happen if I reset Windows10 on a new Dell laptop?

Marie <magpie.mn@...>
 

Funny, but sometimes you have different accents or even a female voice!!
Marie
 
 

From: Carlos
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 6:44 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Exactly what really does happen if I reset Windows10 on a new Dell laptop?
 
I have been told that occasionally yes.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 9:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Exactly what really does happen if I reset Windows10 on a new Dell laptop?
 
Awe, so nice to hear your voice again.  Has any one ever told you that you sound a lot like Jaws.
 
But seriously, I am going to try the reset right now.
 
Thanks for your assistance,
 
James
 
 
 
From: Carlos
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 8:33 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Exactly what really does happen if I reset Windows10 on a new Dell laptop?
 
Resetting is basically like reinstalling Windows.  Only software which may have been included by the manufacturer is restored.  All settings and other applications will be removed.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 9:00 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Exactly what really does happen if I reset Windows10 on a new Dell laptop?
 
Hi Group,
 
I would have to write a book to explain all that I have gone through with my 6 day old Dell Inspiron11 laptop loaded from Dell with Windows10.  So I will try for the condensed version.
 
I fell in love with the laptop at first touch but, the sound was terrible.  Loads of distortion and the volume continually changed itself all by it self.  So, I rolled the RealTek drivers back to the prior version and the laptop sounded 100% perfect. 
 
Then, Microsoft updates gave me the newest and latest driver update for the onboard RealTek sound which just happened to be the bad drivers that I had just removed.  Suddenly, the sound was all messed up again.
 
My next attempt to roll back the drivers failed several times. Then, I got MS to do a remote in on the laptop and they install the same older drivers that made the machine sound perfect again.
 
Carlos told me how to prevent MS from changing my drivers with future Windows updates.  And, I did that.  So, I spent around 12 hours getting every thing installed on the laptop. 
 
The next day, the sound was back to the same as the day before.  It turns out that Dell also sends out driver updates and this time, it was Dell who messed me over. <groan?
 
I ain’t all that great with even using some features on my computer much less being able to repair it when something goes wrong.  And, I have news for both Dell and Microsoft, I can break my computer just fine with out any assistance from them.
 
Since I had reasons to suspect corrupted files for other reasons that I won’t go in to right now, , I got Dell tech support to remote in and do a Windows reset.  I was informed by Dell tech support that the laptop would be in the exact same state as it was the moment that I took it out of the box for the first time.  I figured I could keep it off line long enough to set up Jaws, and change the settings to stop Dell and MS from helping themselves with making my computer work better.
 
But, after the reset that Dell claimed to do, I still had some files that I put on the computer.  I still had my log on password, the Jaws authorization key, along with other things including the stupid RealTek drivers that sound so bad.  I wonder if the Dell tech support person did an actual reset or maybe just a refresh.
 
So I went in to Windows and looked at the reset setting because I was considering doing my own reset. And it said that the reset action was the recommended  action for user’s to preform before recycling their computers.  This causes me to wonder exactly what the Win10 reset function really does.
 
Now here’s my point.  I want one of two things.  Either the computer to go back to the exact same state it was in when I booted it up the first time.  Or, I would be completely happy with a clean Win10 install with none of the original Dell software.
 
So, if I am not the first person that Carlos has to kick off of his new list for boring you all to death,  is there any one who can really really, tell me exactly what I will get if I reset
Win10 myself?
 
So sorry for what still turned out to be a book,
 
James
 


Re: Exactly what really does happen if I reset Windows10 on a new Dell laptop?

Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...>
 

Hi,

It’s more than that: it you do choose to wipe your hard drive, everything (including OEM software) will be removed (I had to do this on my Toshiba laptop a few days ago).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@...]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 6:33 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Exactly what really does happen if I reset Windows10 on a new Dell laptop?

 

Resetting is basically like reinstalling Windows.  Only software which may have been included by the manufacturer is restored.  All settings and other applications will be removed.

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

Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 9:00 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] Exactly what really does happen if I reset Windows10 on a new Dell laptop?

 

Hi Group,

 

I would have to write a book to explain all that I have gone through with my 6 day old Dell Inspiron11 laptop loaded from Dell with Windows10.  So I will try for the condensed version.

 

I fell in love with the laptop at first touch but, the sound was terrible.  Loads of distortion and the volume continually changed itself all by it self.  So, I rolled the RealTek drivers back to the prior version and the laptop sounded 100% perfect. 

 

Then, Microsoft updates gave me the newest and latest driver update for the onboard RealTek sound which just happened to be the bad drivers that I had just removed.  Suddenly, the sound was all messed up again.

 

My next attempt to roll back the drivers failed several times. Then, I got MS to do a remote in on the laptop and they install the same older drivers that made the machine sound perfect again.

 

Carlos told me how to prevent MS from changing my drivers with future Windows updates.  And, I did that.  So, I spent around 12 hours getting every thing installed on the laptop. 

 

The next day, the sound was back to the same as the day before.  It turns out that Dell also sends out driver updates and this time, it was Dell who messed me over. <groan?

 

I ain’t all that great with even using some features on my computer much less being able to repair it when something goes wrong.  And, I have news for both Dell and Microsoft, I can break my computer just fine with out any assistance from them.

 

Since I had reasons to suspect corrupted files for other reasons that I won’t go in to right now, , I got Dell tech support to remote in and do a Windows reset.  I was informed by Dell tech support that the laptop would be in the exact same state as it was the moment that I took it out of the box for the first time.  I figured I could keep it off line long enough to set up Jaws, and change the settings to stop Dell and MS from helping themselves with making my computer work better.

 

But, after the reset that Dell claimed to do, I still had some files that I put on the computer.  I still had my log on password, the Jaws authorization key, along with other things including the stupid RealTek drivers that sound so bad.  I wonder if the Dell tech support person did an actual reset or maybe just a refresh.

 

So I went in to Windows and looked at the reset setting because I was considering doing my own reset. And it said that the reset action was the recommended  action for user’s to preform before recycling their computers.  This causes me to wonder exactly what the Win10 reset function really does.

 

Now here’s my point.  I want one of two things.  Either the computer to go back to the exact same state it was in when I booted it up the first time.  Or, I would be completely happy with a clean Win10 install with none of the original Dell software.

 

So, if I am not the first person that Carlos has to kick off of his new list for boring you all to death,  is there any one who can really really, tell me exactly what I will get if I reset
Win10 myself?

 

So sorry for what still turned out to be a book,

 

James

 


Re: Introduction

amanda burt
 

Waw, that’s really interesting smiles..  I must ask though, why have you been up for that long?
 
Amanda
 

Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 4:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Introduction
 
Well, I haven’t slept in around 20 hours now.  But, Now, I am certainly wide awake.
 
Hi there Juanita!
 
Totally major wow!
 
Your old friend from Austin Texas,
 
James
 
 
 
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 10:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Introduction
 
Actually, I was on the other list too.  We go back further than you know.  You knew me as Juanita Hollaway. 
 
On Aug 31, 2015, at 9:12 AM, James Bentley <bentleyj1952@...> wrote:
 
Hello Juanita,
 
I’ve been through Gladewater a time or two.  I don’t think I recall your name from any other list that I am on.  So,  I will take this opportunity to tell you that I  can guarantee you that this is a friendly list with a lot of experienced computer users who enjoy sharing their knowledge.
 
Good luck to you.  Now, I am off to reset a misbehaving laptop.
 
James
 
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 8:48 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Introduction
 
Hi James I live in Gladewater.  That’s a pretty old town too.
 
On Aug 31, 2015, at 6:44 AM, James Bentley <bentleyj1952@...> wrote:
 
Hey there Nance,
 
I’m from the oldest town in Texas. Nacogdoches.  Just so your screenreader will say that right.  It should sound like Nacodoechus.
I’ll bet we are only about 150 miles from each other as the crow flies.
 
James
 
 
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 6:30 AM
Subject: RE: [TechTalk] Introduction
 
Hi, James, I’m in Southeastern Oklahoma. Where abouts are you in east Texas? Just curious!
 
Nance
 
 
From: James Bentley [mailto:bentleyj1952@...] 
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 6:29 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Introduction
 
My name is James Bentley.  I am from East Texas.
 
I am proud to be a member of this new list.  I expect that this list will become very busy.
 
James Bentley
 



 
 


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