Date   

Re: 1 Touch to Unblock Websites

Donald L. Roberts
 

This brings up a related question.

My ISP is Comcast. If I grab torrents using a program such as Utorrent, is the use of Betternet likely to shield my IP sufficiently to preclude Comcast from sending one of those nasty notices? Some persons allege that Comcast sends such a notice any time a torrent program is used, regardless of what is being downloaded.

Don Roberts

On 8/31/2015 12:00 PM, rajmund wrote:
Hi,
Well, while I have no mainstream yet, it'll be quicker than the apex loading web pages.

Sent from a BrailleNote

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Date sent: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:43:16 -0400
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 1 Touch to Unblock Websites

Also, it is worth noting that proxy servers and VPNs will add latency to
your connection and may slow down your browsing.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com
To: <TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 2:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 1 Touch to Unblock Websites


MMM, not necessarily. In theory such services make you anonymous, but
they may be legally required to release information under certain
circumstances.
----- Original Message -----
From: "rajmund" <brajmund2000@gmail.com
To: <TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 2:27 PM
Subject: re: [TechTalk] 1 Touch to Unblock Websites


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!














.


Re: No automatic driver updates.

Carlos
 


Hi Marie,
You're quite welcome.  LOL but if I ever get to the point where I start to think of this as a job, it might be time to quit.  Although I don't believe there's any danger of that possibility for the foreseeable future.

----- Original Message -----
From: Marie
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 4:18 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] No automatic driver updates.

Thanks to you, Carlos I have set my Windows 10 laptop to never download the MS driver updates or the manufacturer’s updates automatically. Glad to have this done before I got in the same position James found himself dealing with. I do believe, by popular opinion that your job is safe. (At least for now!)
But of course you know how fickle some people can be! LOL
Marie


Re: How to reply privately

jeremy <icu8it2@...>
 

Just went to check, and no, that doesn't work here inside tb for me. Although it does announce the from header as a sub-menu, pressing any of the arrows, or space doesn't appear to open it. Pressing the applications key on this sub-menu does bring up the menu as you describe, however, the portion of that menu that contains the email address, NVDA announces it as unavailable. Two ways I can see from this menu to grab the address would be to still use NVDA's mark and copy feature from flat review, or, there's another option a few down that says, copy email address. I'm guessing that this would copy it directly to the clipboard. I'm honestly not sure which one ends up being faster, but, I'll add that for me at least, I've found more frustrations in actually getting to where the headers begin. I'd at first thought that if you use control end to jump to the end of the message, and then press tab, it should land you on the beginning of the headers, but, this doesn't always work here. More often than not, I end up having to press tab a few times, depending on the length of the message, to actually reach the from header to copy the address.
Tc.
Blessings.

On 8/31/2015 12:09 PM, Gene wrote:
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



No automatic driver updates.

Marie <magpie.mn@...>
 

Thanks to you, Carlos I have set my Windows 10 laptop to never download the MS driver updates or the manufacturer’s updates automatically. Glad to have this done before I got in the same position James found himself dealing with. I do believe, by popular opinion that your job is safe. (At least for now!)
But of course you know how fickle some people can be! LOL
Marie


Office 2013 question.

Carolyn Arnold
 

Somehow, my system got into some kind of Protective Mode. I had to call
Microsoft Support, who finally helped me get out of it, but every time I try
to go into Word or Documents, I am in a read pain, not a navigation pain.

In word, I get the message some to the effect of:
One line or more

In Documents, I get something to the effect of:
Items view, multi-select box

Do any of you have any idea what to do to put a stop to that, please.

Best from,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Shea Anker [mailto:svanker@shaw.ca]
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2015 10:34 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: RE: [TechTalk] Thank you Carlos

Hi Carlos:
I'd also like to thank you for the invitation.

Shea Anker: BA Eng/Hist.


-----Original Message-----
From: Sugar [mailto:sugarsyl71@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2015 6:33 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Thank you Carlos

Hi Carlos
Thanks for the invite.
I joined right away.
I wish you all the best here,and I am looking forward to continue to learn.
Sugar

'I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
~Sugar


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2015 10:36 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] glad to be a member

I'll continue to send invitations and hope that word gets around.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis L" <dennisl1982@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2015 1:34 AM
Subject: RE: [TechTalk] glad to be a member


We'll see I just posted it and unsubscribed and unsubscribed although
I suspect my posting it was enough.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2015 1:28 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] glad to be a member

Well I've already invited about 70 members so we'll see.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis L" <dennisl1982@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2015 1:22 AM
Subject: RE: [TechTalk] glad to be a member


I have no time for such a restrictive list. Only way people will know
is if it's put out there I don't mind.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2015 1:22 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] glad to be a member

You don't have to do that Dennis. I appreciate it, but I don't want
you to be banned on my behalf. Especially if this list doesn't take
off.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis L" <dennisl1982@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2015 1:17 AM
Subject: RE: [TechTalk] glad to be a member


What's the subscribe address I'm next to get band.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2015 1:16 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] glad to be a member

LOL no they already banned me from the list.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis L" <dennisl1982@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2015 12:55 AM
Subject: RE: [TechTalk] glad to be a member


Did you post it on the blind tech list? I would if they remove you
the hell with it. Oh btw I contacted the author of outlook express
for windows 7 and told him the issue I was having with his outlook
express he's going to look into it. If he fixes it I'll pay for it.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2015 12:45 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] glad to be a member

I hope so too, but if not at least I tried.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis L" <dennisl1982@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2015 12:43 AM
Subject: RE: [TechTalk] glad to be a member


I hope the list takes off.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2015 12:26 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] glad to be a member

Welcome Dennis,
LOL congratulations, you are my very first subscriber.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis L" <dennisl1982@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2015 12:24 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] glad to be a member


Hi Carlos glad to be a member thanks for all you do.





























Re: What happened

Marie <magpie.mn@...>
 

This list is not only up and running, it is delightful.
Marie
 
 

From: Cristóbal
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 12:40 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] What happened
 

Wow, I don’t’ check the lists for a couple of days and apparently everything goes poopoo.

So is this list actually active?

All sorts of drama on BlindTech.


Re: How to reply privately

jeremy <icu8it2@...>
 

Ah yeah, my bad, you're correct. I forgot to add that I am using the laptop layout here.

On 8/31/2015 11:46 AM, Gene wrote:
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: What happened

Carlos
 

Welcome to the list Cristóbal.  Indeed it is active.  We currently have about 98 members.
 
LOL let's just say that I had a difference of opinion in the art of list management with the owner/moderators of BlindTech.

----- Original Message -----
From: Cristóbal
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 3:40 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] What happened

Wow, I don’t’ check the lists for a couple of days and apparently everything goes poopoo.

So is this list actually active?

All sorts of drama on BlindTech.


Re: What happened

rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

Hi,
Well, I received your post.

Sent from a BrailleNote

----- Original Message -----
From: Crist처bal <crismunoz54@gmail.com
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Date sent: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:40:57 -0700
Subject: [TechTalk] What happened

Wow, I don뭪� check the lists for a couple of days and apparently everything
goes poopoo.

So is this list actually active?

All sorts of drama on BlindTech.


What happened

Cristóbal
 

Wow, I don’t’ check the lists for a couple of days and apparently everything goes poopoo.

So is this list actually active?

All sorts of drama on BlindTech.


Re: 1 Touch to Unblock Websites

rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

Hi,
I have nothing in mind, but obviously, on things like a school network, you have to be careful. LOL, I can't even access it at this point, unless they have a windows CE version of it?

Sent from a BrailleNote

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Date sent: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:44:51 -0400
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 1 Touch to Unblock Websites

It could not be traced by the average person. Just be careful that what
ever you have in mind is not illegal.
----- Original Message -----
From: "rajmund" <brajmund2000@gmail.com
To: <TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 2:39 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 1 Touch to Unblock Websites


Hi,
Well, here's what I thought. Pranking someone. Now, unless the person
knows how to trace this back, could anything occur to anyone?
PS. On a school network, where everything is blocked, mlvb.net is the
solution. Class mates are using twitter through it. But, I didn't just
say this.

Sent from a BrailleNote

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Date sent: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:33:40 -0400
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 1 Touch to Unblock Websites

MMM, not necessarily. In theory such services make you anonymous, but
they
may be legally required to release information under certain
circumstances.
----- Original Message -----
From: "rajmund" <brajmund2000@gmail.com
To: <TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 2:27 PM
Subject: re: [TechTalk] 1 Touch to Unblock Websites


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!


Re: 1 Touch to Unblock Websites

rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

Hi,
Well, while I have no mainstream yet, it'll be quicker than the apex loading web pages.

Sent from a BrailleNote

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Date sent: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:43:16 -0400
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 1 Touch to Unblock Websites

Also, it is worth noting that proxy servers and VPNs will add latency to
your connection and may slow down your browsing.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com
To: <TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 2:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 1 Touch to Unblock Websites


MMM, not necessarily. In theory such services make you anonymous, but
they may be legally required to release information under certain
circumstances.
----- Original Message -----
From: "rajmund" <brajmund2000@gmail.com
To: <TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 2:27 PM
Subject: re: [TechTalk] 1 Touch to Unblock Websites


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!


Re: 1 Touch to Unblock Websites

Carlos
 

It could not be traced by the average person. Just be careful that what ever you have in mind is not illegal.

----- Original Message -----
From: "rajmund" <brajmund2000@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 2:39 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 1 Touch to Unblock Websites


Hi,
Well, here's what I thought. Pranking someone. Now, unless the person knows how to trace this back, could anything occur to anyone?
PS. On a school network, where everything is blocked, mlvb.net is the solution. Class mates are using twitter through it. But, I didn't just say this.

Sent from a BrailleNote

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Date sent: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:33:40 -0400
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 1 Touch to Unblock Websites

MMM, not necessarily. In theory such services make you anonymous, but they
may be legally required to release information under certain circumstances.
----- Original Message -----
From: "rajmund" <brajmund2000@gmail.com
To: <TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 2:27 PM
Subject: re: [TechTalk] 1 Touch to Unblock Websites


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!










Re: 1 Touch to Unblock Websites

Carlos
 

Also, it is worth noting that proxy servers and VPNs will add latency to your connection and may slow down your browsing.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 2:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 1 Touch to Unblock Websites


MMM, not necessarily. In theory such services make you anonymous, but they may be legally required to release information under certain circumstances.
----- Original Message -----
From: "rajmund" <brajmund2000@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 2:27 PM
Subject: re: [TechTalk] 1 Touch to Unblock Websites


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!





Re: 1 Touch to Unblock Websites

rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

Hi,
Well, here's what I thought. Pranking someone. Now, unless the person knows how to trace this back, could anything occur to anyone?
PS. On a school network, where everything is blocked, mlvb.net is the solution. Class mates are using twitter through it. But, I didn't just say this.

Sent from a BrailleNote

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Date sent: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:33:40 -0400
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 1 Touch to Unblock Websites

MMM, not necessarily. In theory such services make you anonymous, but they
may be legally required to release information under certain circumstances.
----- Original Message -----
From: "rajmund" <brajmund2000@gmail.com
To: <TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 2:27 PM
Subject: re: [TechTalk] 1 Touch to Unblock Websites


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!


Re: 1 Touch to Unblock Websites

Carlos
 

MMM, not necessarily. In theory such services make you anonymous, but they may be legally required to release information under certain circumstances.

----- Original Message -----
From: "rajmund" <brajmund2000@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 2:27 PM
Subject: re: [TechTalk] 1 Touch to Unblock Websites


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!



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

 

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