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Re: Charger for Pen Friend 1?

Vicky Vaughan
 

Oops, Thanks so much!

 

Vicky

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 11:01 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Charger for Pen Friend 1?

 

Hi Vicky,

If you are talking about the original Pen Friend, there is no charger,

you simply replace the batteries.

 

HTH,

Rick

 

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

Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 9:48 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] Charger for Pen Friend 1?

 

Hi List, Can anyone tell me the correct charger for the Pen Friend 1? 

 

Thanks very much!

 

Sincerely, Vicky

 


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Re: a Victor reader stream 2nd gen question

Troy Burnham
 

Hi Gene,


Sorry I meant that the file isn't showing anymore once I put the card back in the reader.


I haven't tried it yet but I think David's idea will probably work, moving the file from the notes folder to the other books folder.


Troy




On 5/14/2018 6:17 PM, Gene wrote:
Do you have the computer set to show file extensions?  This may not be the problem, it depends on how you renamed the file.  But you may have removed the extension.  Changing your computer setting so it shows file extensions is a very important setting to change, and you should do so, if you haven't.  If you don't, you won't know if a file has a real extension that you may see, or if someone is sending you a malicious file with a double extension such as mp3.exe.  You will just see mp3 in the attachment as the extension.  Also, it is often very useful to see the extenbsion of a file for other reasons.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 2:01 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] a Victor reader stream 2nd gen question

Hi all,


I just created a short audio note on my Victor reader 2nd generation,
and on the sd card the file was titled 0000001.  I wanted to give it a
more descrictive title though so I took the card out of the Victor and
put it into the card reader on my laptop, then I accessed the card and
renamed the note but now it doesn't even show up on the Victor reader. 
I thought that I'd be able to rename the file so what, if anything, did
I do wrong?


Thanks.


Troy







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Re: sending text to a cell phone

Janet
 

Hi Carolyn and Everyone,
Ok, I'm following these instructions Carolyn gave, but no go for me. I am using Windows 7 JAWS 2018, Outlook 2010.
Any thoughts?
Thank you.
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 6:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text to a cell phone

All you need to do when sending a text is in the to field type in the caller's phone number - ten digits, three number area code, then three number prefix and four numbers. Then in the message field, just type your message. If you have a cell phone, you can go to contacts and on that contact, just arrow to message and type and send. The number will be in the contact list where you typed your message.

Best regards,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of george b
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 1:18 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text to a cell phone

Lol your in trouble for telling me that now, I got it last for google is your friend…hehaheha

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kimsan
Sent: May 14, 2018 10:08
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text to a cell phone

You google it.


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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of george b
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 9:25 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text to a cell phone

How do you find the phone provider prefex

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf Of Jim Wohlgamuth
Sent: May 14, 2018 9:22
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text to a cell phone

Hi there!
The way I do this is simply placing the pertinent information into the to field-are code, number and the prefix for the phone provider. I generally leave the subject line blank although I really do not think it makes an difference. Then I tab to the body of the message and fill it in. I have not ran into any sort of size limitations so really cannot address this one. I did however several years ago, send a rather large file and it went through just fine. Hope this helps..! Have A Good 1! de <KF8LT><Jim>.

On 14-May-18 11:13, Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc. wrote:
Howard wrote in part:

"I want to send text to a cell phone number. Does the text go in the
subject line or in the message body? Is there a limit to the number of
characters one can send?"

No sir, put the text in the body of the message. Limit: 160 characters!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: hijacking messages

Gene
 

Does that mean the address isn't in the contacts?  Do you have your program set to automatically add messages to the address book?
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 3:26 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] hijacking messages

Well, I did delete the text in the subject line which, in effect, changes
the thread and creates a new message; then when I started the message, if I
had done control a, the original message would be gone and it would
virtually be a fresh message.  I didn't just type the address into the "to"
line because I didn't remember it.  So I went back in my in box to find a
message sent to the list.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Laz" <laz@...>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 12:45 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] hijacking messages


> Whether one deletes all the contents of a previous message or not
> replying to an existing thread to send a new message is still
> hijacking.
>
> Why not just send a new message to main@techtalk.groups.io instead?
>
> Laz List admin
>
> On 5/14/18, Howard Traxler <howard@...> wrote:
>> Very sorry my last note was a hijack.  I use the "reply" function to fill
>> in
>> the "to" field and forgot to delete the original message.
>>
>> I'll try to do better.
>>
>> Howard
>>
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Re: backing up a pc

Gene
 

Whether it copies those account files or not, you aren't backing up programs in a form you can restore to the computer and have most or almost all of them work properly, if at all, because you aren't backing up the registry.  If you place all your documents, music, etc. in the account, I would think such files would be backed up but I would think, though I don't know, that these would only include files in such premade folders as Documents and Music.  Others may comment on this and I may be wrong, but I would think that any folder you create on the c drive wouldn't be copied, only files and folders specifically in your account folder. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 3:22 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] backing up a pc

It should have copied your user account with all their folders. It worked for me I have a back up user folder off my external drive. If you want to copy over programs, you have to use a back up manager. I have not used one before so I do not know which is best! Cheers Heather

 

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From: Michael Boyd
Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2018 11:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] backing up a pc

 

 

These steps didn’t do anything when I tried them.

 

Michael

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2018 10:08 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] backing up a pc

 

Hay, I am trying to keep real simple for a person who does not know computers at all accept how to turn it on!  So please tell me if I am missing a step. I think I am!

Step 1 for windows 10

Push the the windows key and type in your user account name and hit inter

Step 2: back space and hit applications and arrow up to copy.

3 Now copy this file to your external drive!

So did I miss anything!

Thanks Heather

 


Re: backing up a pc

Gene
 

She can back up her entire drive using the Microsoft backup utility but I would imagine that is not a highly thought of utility because, if it is the way it was in most earlier versions of Windows, perhaps all earlier versions, you have to have Windows installed and running before you can restore from it.  So if you have to reinstall Windows for some reason, you have to have that done first. 
 
In Windows 10, I would think it would be more easily used in many cases because you can use the restore option if Windows is able to be run and restore the machine to a fresh version of Windows, then run the restore from the backup to put everything back on.  Those who use Windows 10 may comment further and state whether what I've said is accurate for that version of Windows.  I haven't read about the backup program in Windows 10 but what I've said is what I expect in terms of how it can be used.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 3:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] backing up a pc

She wants to back her drive with all the data. I was trying to make it simple. Is there a simple way to tell her how to back and put it on an external drive? She does not want to use any extra programs woe! But, I think she just wants her files contacts, favorites, music etc.I think the games, something about her being on a certain level, I do not play games so I did not know how she would keep it! She checks her mail online with gmail. That is why I suggested that way. She can download all the programs again because I know my mom, if it is too complicated, she will not do it! Cheers Heather

 

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From: Gene
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 12:21 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] backing up a pc

 

Are you trying to only back up programs?  You evidently are trying to do so by copying a folder that contains program files.  that isn't sufficient in any version of Windows that has a registry.  If you want to back up programs on the computer so they can be restored, you should use a backup program.  Is this person backing up data files such as music, documents, etc?  If not, you can use a backup program to back up everything.  If so, you can back up programs in such a way that they can be restored but I'll let others who do so discuss the matter more.  I just back up data files such as music, documents, etc.  One of these days, I may learn to make an image of the disk and back up everything but I haven't done so because I would need to restore the image so infrequently. 

 

Whatever you want to do, what you are describing won't work in any version of Windows from Windows 95 on.

 

Gene

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

From: Michael Boyd

Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2018 11:21 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] backing up a pc

 

 

These steps didn’t do anything when I tried them.

 

Michael

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2018 10:08 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] backing up a pc

 

Hay, I am trying to keep real simple for a person who does not know computers at all accept how to turn it on!  So please tell me if I am missing a step. I think I am!

Step 1 for windows 10

Push the the windows key and type in your user account name and hit inter

Step 2: back space and hit applications and arrow up to copy.

3 Now copy this file to your external drive!

So did I miss anything!

Thanks Heather

 


Re: sending text to a cell phone

Vicky Vaughan
 

Hi Carolyn, Will this work if you need to proceed the 10 digits with a country code?

Thanks much!

Vicky

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 7:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text to a cell phone

All you need to do when sending a text is in the to field type in the caller's phone number - ten digits, three number area code, then three number prefix and four numbers. Then in the message field, just type your message. If you have a cell phone, you can go to contacts and on that contact, just arrow to message and type and send. The number will be in the contact list where you typed your message.

Best regards,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of george b
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 1:18 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text to a cell phone

Lol your in trouble for telling me that now, I got it last for google is your friend…hehaheha

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kimsan
Sent: May 14, 2018 10:08
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text to a cell phone

You google it.


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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of george b
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 9:25 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text to a cell phone

How do you find the phone provider prefex

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf Of Jim Wohlgamuth
Sent: May 14, 2018 9:22
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text to a cell phone

Hi there!
The way I do this is simply placing the pertinent information into the to field-are code, number and the prefix for the phone provider. I generally leave the subject line blank although I really do not think it makes an difference. Then I tab to the body of the message and fill it in. I have not ran into any sort of size limitations so really cannot address this one. I did however several years ago, send a rather large file and it went through just fine. Hope this helps..! Have A Good 1! de <KF8LT><Jim>.

On 14-May-18 11:13, Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc. wrote:
Howard wrote in part:

"I want to send text to a cell phone number. Does the text go in the
subject line or in the message body? Is there a limit to the number of
characters one can send?"

No sir, put the text in the body of the message. Limit: 160 characters!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado













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Re: a Victor reader stream 2nd gen question

Gene
 

Do you have the computer set to show file extensions?  This may not be the problem, it depends on how you renamed the file.  But you may have removed the extension.  Changing your computer setting so it shows file extensions is a very important setting to change, and you should do so, if you haven't.  If you don't, you won't know if a file has a real extension that you may see, or if someone is sending you a malicious file with a double extension such as mp3.exe.  You will just see mp3 in the attachment as the extension.  Also, it is often very useful to see the extenbsion of a file for other reasons.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 2:01 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] a Victor reader stream 2nd gen question

Hi all,


I just created a short audio note on my Victor reader 2nd generation,
and on the sd card the file was titled 0000001.  I wanted to give it a
more descrictive title though so I took the card out of the Victor and
put it into the card reader on my laptop, then I accessed the card and
renamed the note but now it doesn't even show up on the Victor reader. 
I thought that I'd be able to rename the file so what, if anything, did
I do wrong?


Thanks.


Troy






Re: sending text to a cell phone

Carolyn Arnold
 

All you need to do when sending a text is in the to field type in the caller's phone number - ten digits, three number area code, then three number prefix and four numbers. Then in the message field, just type your message. If you have a cell phone, you can go to contacts and on that contact, just arrow to message and type and send. The number will be in the contact list where you typed your message.

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of george b
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 1:18 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text to a cell phone

Lol your in trouble for telling me that now, I got it last for google is your friend…hehaheha

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kimsan
Sent: May 14, 2018 10:08
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text to a cell phone

You google it.


If you are a wrestling fan, I invite you to visit my wrestling site for blogs and podcasts by navigating to: http://www.therasslincafe.com/ Also, you may like our page on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheRasslinCafe/ <https://www.facebook.com/TheRasslinCafe/> or join us on twitter @TheRasslinCafe

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of george b
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 9:25 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text to a cell phone

How do you find the phone provider prefex

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf Of Jim Wohlgamuth
Sent: May 14, 2018 9:22
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text to a cell phone

Hi there!
The way I do this is simply placing the pertinent information into the to field-are code, number and the prefix for the phone provider. I generally leave the subject line blank although I really do not think it makes an difference. Then I tab to the body of the message and fill it in. I have not ran into any sort of size limitations so really cannot address this one. I did however several years ago, send a rather large file and it went through just fine. Hope this helps..! Have A Good 1! de <KF8LT><Jim>.

On 14-May-18 11:13, Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc. wrote:
Howard wrote in part:

"I want to send text to a cell phone number. Does the text go in the
subject line or in the message body? Is there a limit to the number of
characters one can send?"

No sir, put the text in the body of the message. Limit: 160 characters!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: New look for Windows 10 confusing

Charles Adkins
 

Fixed my problem. For some reason the box was automatically going in to tablet mode. I turned it off and disabled it and now machine is running fine and looks like it did before the update. Thanks to all for reading and for those who offered suggestions. 



On May 9, 2018, at 11:26 AM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

A correction and a comment:
Yesterday, I said that Kim Komando said the Windows 10 spring update has a fatal flaw.  That is incorrect.  She said that a Windows 10 patch has a fatal flaw, the patch is useless. It was supposed to correct the chip vulnerability that was a big news story a few months ago, but it didn't.  A patch to do what the ineffective patch didn't do was issued as part of the Windows 10 spring update.  So, contrary to my earlier belief, the Windows 10 update corrects a problem from an earlier update and it doesn't have a fatal flaw.  My statement yesterday was incorrect. 
 
Those who haven't got the spring major update yet will get a patch in regular updates soon so that those who haven't been sent the spring update yet can patch their earlier versions of Windows 10.  Here is a link to the article:
 
I'm sorry for the mistake yesterday. 
 
So this issuance of a patch to correct an earlier patch has nothing to do with my comments about why I'm glad I don't have Windows 10 yet.  I'm still glad, however, because I've seen enough inconveniences over time with major updates that I'm in no hurry.
 
As I said yesterday, many of these updates are corrected over time and I suspect many are annoyances and not more, but even so, I'm not eager to get those problems, even if just temporary annoyances in many cases.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 8:29 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New look for Windows 10 confusing

I don't see it as a debate, rather a discussion.  While I'll use Windows 10 when I get a computer that has it on the machine, one reason I didn't upgrade an existing machine is that, whenever the twice yearly major upgrades come out, which users can't refuse, I see various problems with them as discussed on lists like this or in the general media.  Just yesterday, though I haven't read it yet, I saw a headline in  a Kim Komando newsletter that said something like, Windows 10 upgrade has a fatal flaw. 
 
Kim Komando usually has good information, but her headlines, as is all too common in Internet only media, often exaggerate or mislead to try to get people to read the article.  But we'll see what this alleged fatal flaw is.  I'll send a link to the article to the list because many people may be curious.
 
I would expect that flaws and problems tend to be worked out in major updates over time by Microsoft updates and screen-reader updates, but I've seen enough inconveniences, even if many are minor, to be glad I didn't upgrade a perfectly well working Windows 7 machine.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 7:24 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New look for Windows 10 confusing

Thanks. I have always embrased new technology both in my broadcasting career and with the adaptive technology I use. Microsoft will eventually push you up to the latest as long as you use Windows whether you want to go or not. I've been using Windows 10 since its inception, and have only had problems with this latest update. I'm sory this subject line is getting off track, but felt some explanation was in order. Any further debate should be done off list. 


On May 8, 2018, at 8:06 AM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

I didn't mean it as admonishment, but rather as pointing out an assumption about computer, and related technology, that is unfounded and may lead to not pursuing a problem properly.  That may mean wasting time and effort. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 6:29 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New look for Windows 10 confusing

I feel properly admonished, thanks for the help. 



On May 8, 2018, at 7:04 AM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

I don't use Windows 10 but this is almost surely a case of being so sure that Windows is right and I'm not that you fail to recognize a defective upgrade.  It's just about certain that if the upgrade had gone as it should, that these problems wouldn't exist.  Just empirically, if these were general problems, lists such as this would be swamped with an avalanche of complaints.  Never be so confident in technology that you fail to see the obvious. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 4:58 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] New look for Windows 10 confusing



Well, I was one of the "lucky" ones to get the newest windows 10 installations. Upon completion, I find myself feeling like a beginner again. The maximize keyboard command doesn't seem to work, my desktop as I knew it is gone, alt f4 won't take me to my shutdown restart window, it goes on. Figured out lots of stuff doing searches, but how to shotdown and do other stuff still working on. I feel so stupid asking all this stuff. If there is a list of new keyboard commands and someone could point me to them I would be greatful. Cortana in her loving way hooks me up with keyboard command list that are pre-progress.

Thanks loads. Am also considering a little shell program that will give my box a Windows 7 look but don't want to cheat myself of features that after learning may be something for my long term good.

Thanks again.

Chuck





sound problem fixed for the moment.

Jim Rawls
 

Hi all,

I uninstalled  the windows 1803 update, and what do you know, my sound is back, just like it  used to be. Now, of course, Microsoft wants me to download the update sometime I guess, and when that time comes, I’m    not sure what to do. I don’t want to put up with the crummy sound again. Any ideas on what to do, because eventually the great God of Microsoft wants me to install the Windows 1803 update. Smile. Jim


Re: hijacking messages

Laz
 

Sorry but changing the visible aspects of an email message in a thread
are not enough. there is information in the message headers that
belongs to the original thread that you haven't edited and which makes
your "new" message part of the old thread.

Laz List admin

On 5/14/18, Howard Traxler <howard@traxlerenterprises.com> wrote:
Well, I did delete the text in the subject line which, in effect, changes
the thread and creates a new message; then when I started the message, if I

had done control a, the original message would be gone and it would
virtually be a fresh message. I didn't just type the address into the "to"

line because I didn't remember it. So I went back in my in box to find a
message sent to the list.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Laz" <laz@talkingmp3players.com>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 12:45 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] hijacking messages


Whether one deletes all the contents of a previous message or not
replying to an existing thread to send a new message is still
hijacking.

Why not just send a new message to main@techtalk.groups.io instead?

Laz List admin

On 5/14/18, Howard Traxler <howard@traxlerenterprises.com> wrote:
Very sorry my last note was a hijack. I use the "reply" function to fill

in
the "to" field and forgot to delete the original message.

I'll try to do better.

Howard

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Re: Issues with Recovery

Eleni Vamvakari
 

hahahaha No multiplying please! *smile* One of me is enough. Thank
you for the levity. I really needed it.

On 14/05/2018, Bachir Benanou via Groups.Io <ben_bach=yahoo.fr@groups.io> wrote:
    The poster of this message is masculine and therefore an
appropriate pronoun can be used when writing to him, lol

Thank you for having remembered to include my name when you replied to
my message.

May you prosper, Madam, may you prosper and multiply! lol

And say hello to the poster of the message.

Good luck again.


Bachir
Le 14/05/2018 à 18:51, Eleni Vamvakari a écrit :
The poster has a name, and is female so an appropriate pronoun can
also be used when writing about her. In any case, How do I find these
other tools? The drive canot be found. I even tried installing
Windows10, since the installer is fully accessible, but it couldn't
see the hard drive at all.

To answer your questions, Bachir, the hard drive says 160gb, but only
149gb showed during installation. Originally, it said that Windows
could not be installed to a GPT partition. There were three showing.
One had most of the 149gb, and the other two were only a few mb each.
Following instructions that Lee and I found, we deleted all three,
giving us access to the full 149gb. I found it odd that we weren't
advised to reformat, but Windows installed properly and worked for a
while. No drivers were slipstreamed. We installed 32-bit Windows 7
Ultimate. Thank you! I need all the good luck I can get!

On 14/05/2018, Bachir Benanou via Groups.Io <ben_bach=yahoo.fr@groups.io>
wrote:
    Hi,

Three questions here, in the hope of getting you on the right track: how
big is your brand new hard drive?

Did you slipstream the necessary AHCI drivers?

Finally, assuming that everything is MBR based, are you trying a 32-bits
or a 64-bits Windows?
Good luck in getting your machine up and running!
Bachir

Le 14/05/2018 à 04:16, Eleni Vamvakari a écrit :
I am at a complete loss right now! In my 22 years of using computers,
I have never seen anything like this! I booted the disk and decided
to check the Computer option, to see if I could get into my hard drive
that way. There is nothing important on it, but I wanted to test a
theory. Sure enough, it's showing Boot X as the hard drive and C is
removable. There are no other drives listed. X is the dvd, and C is
completely inaccessible! Now, I'm wondering if my hard drive crashed!
How could that even have happened, given the fact that it was brand
new! Lee literally took it out of the box and removed the plastic
from it! I know it's not the tool, because I was able to access a
drive on one of my desktops with it about a week ago.

I'm thinking, for the time being, of installing some form of Windows
onto a usb thumb drive, if only to be able to use this machine, until
I can send it off for a professional repair. I know that I can do it
with 10, and probably 7, and I even found a site for installing XP in
this way! Note that I am not talking about booting from it, but
really running Windows from the drive itself.

https://superuser.com/questions/1117858/how-to-install-and-run-windows-xp-operating-system-on-an-external-hard-drive-or

If I install 10, though, it will strictly be so that I can run my XP
virtual machine, and it will only last for 30 days. If nothing else,
that installation speaks, though I may be able to do it directly from
inside of the Windows on one of my desktops, in which case, any
version will be fine. My other option is to install Vinux, which I've
only ever played with occasionally for fun. But I'm not sure how to
do this. I know of Rufus, which supports it, but that's only for
creating bootable disks. *sigh*

On 13/05/2018, Eleni Vamvakari <elvam2167@gmail.com> wrote:
Okay. I tried the commands, exactly as written, and it said "the
device is not ready". I then entered c: although I should have
entered cd\ to get to the root directory and then c: but anyway.
Again, it said "device is not ready". I am wondering if there is an
issue with the hard drive. It's brand new! When Lee tried to install
Windows, it said something about a GPT partition, but he deleted that
and Windows installed and worked properly. What on Earth is going on!

On 13/05/2018, Eleni Vamvakari <elvam2167@gmail.com> wrote:
I had to power off my new computer because I lost speech again. Now,
it won't start. I thought it was just the usual Windows 7 feature
where I have to choose an option which doesn't speak, hit tab twice
and then hit enter to start the system again. That happened with my
desktop and it worked correctly after that. But nothing seems to be
working.

I was successfully able to start the Talking Windows PE disk. I went
to Start-up Repair, which I accessed both on its own and then through
System Recovery. Both times, when I tried to start it, it said "If
you have recently attached a device to this computer, such as a
camera
or portable music player, remove it and restart your computer.  If
you
continue to see this message, contact your system administrator or
computer manufacturer for assistance." Nothing is attached to the
computer except the dvd rom drive, which is a usb device. It's also
worth noting that, when it asks me to select an operating system on
the drive, it says "Unknown" and there is no way for me to check the
list of options, if any exist at all. It's supposed to say Windows 7
Ultimate. I did nothing that would result in a removal of the
operating system from the drive. I then chose "load drivers" and
inserted the full Windows disk, thinking that it might try to install
or repair from there, but it asked for a file name instead.

I found some information on the problem here, though the author
mentions signatures and reporting to Microsoft. I didn't receive
that
option, or if I did, NVDA didn't read it.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/startup-repair-cannot-repair-this-computer/718e1c0c-a907-404e-b48e-700e4e65c248?auth=1

Most of the solutions at that page were inaccessible with a screen
reader, such as booting into safe mode and booting into advanced boot
options. But one seemed doable.

"When you are notified that startup repair cannot repair the
computer,
click dont send then go into the system recovery/repair options, you
want to click on "Command prompt" here.

Once in, enter the following commands:

bootrec /fixmbr

followed by:

bootrec /fixboot

Each command entered should give u a confirmation that the operation
completed succesfuly, if so, reboot the system and hopefuly windows
should boot normally. Not a 100% fix for getting to the route of the
problem but this should let you access your system again."

If that doesn't work, is it possible to completely install Windows 7
using the disk that I have? As I said in another thread, I would
prefer XP, but at this point, anything is better than nothing,
especially if it works properly.

Thanks,
Eleni

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Re: hijacking messages

Howard Traxler <howard@...>
 

Sorry guys, I guess I thought I knew more than I do--which is usually the case.  There must be some stuff in the message headers that gets retained that I'm not aware of.  I'll try not to do it again.
 
Thanks.
Howard

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 12:51 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] hijacking messages

Thanks for your concern to not hijack threads.
 
However, as I understand it, deleting the contents of a message and writing a new subject line and message body isn't adequate.  I've seen comments before that doing that doesn't remove code in messages. The unremoved code makes e-mail programs place them in the old conversation if people are viewing mail by conversation.  also, it may place the message in the old thread in the archives, thus having a completely unrelated message in that thread of the archives.
 
If we find out that these things don't occur, fine but unless we find out, would people please start completely new threads, sending a completely new message to the list?  If someone has problems doing so, for some reason, sending a message to the list asking about the problem will likely get effective help in resolving it.
 
If someone has problems doing this and needs to ask for help on the list to learn to do this, it's fine to use a message from an existing thread.
 
Gene
List Owner
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 10:05 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] hijacking messages

Very sorry my last note was a hijack.  I use the "reply" function to fill in the "to" field and forgot to delete the original message.
 
I'll try to do better.
 
Howard


Re: hijacking messages

Howard Traxler <howard@...>
 

Well, I did delete the text in the subject line which, in effect, changes the thread and creates a new message; then when I started the message, if I had done control a, the original message would be gone and it would virtually be a fresh message. I didn't just type the address into the "to" line because I didn't remember it. So I went back in my in box to find a message sent to the list.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Laz" <laz@talkingmp3players.com>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 12:45 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] hijacking messages


Whether one deletes all the contents of a previous message or not
replying to an existing thread to send a new message is still
hijacking.

Why not just send a new message to main@techtalk.groups.io instead?

Laz List admin

On 5/14/18, Howard Traxler <howard@traxlerenterprises.com> wrote:
Very sorry my last note was a hijack. I use the "reply" function to fill in
the "to" field and forgot to delete the original message.

I'll try to do better.

Howard

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Re: backing up a pc

heather albright
 

It should have copied your user account with all their folders. It worked for me I have a back up user folder off my external drive. If you want to copy over programs, you have to use a back up manager. I have not used one before so I do not know which is best! Cheers Heather

 

"Blindness is a characteristic, not a handicap!" Dr. Kenneth Jernigan
e-mail:
kd5cbl@...
sites:
National Federation of The Blind:
www.nfb.org
An Accessible Online Library:
www.bookshare.org

 

From: Michael Boyd
Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2018 11:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] backing up a pc

 

 

These steps didn’t do anything when I tried them.

 

Michael

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2018 10:08 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] backing up a pc

 

Hay, I am trying to keep real simple for a person who does not know computers at all accept how to turn it on!  So please tell me if I am missing a step. I think I am!

Step 1 for windows 10

Push the the windows key and type in your user account name and hit inter

Step 2: back space and hit applications and arrow up to copy.

3 Now copy this file to your external drive!

So did I miss anything!

Thanks Heather

 


Re: backing up a pc

heather albright
 

She wants to back her drive with all the data. I was trying to make it simple. Is there a simple way to tell her how to back and put it on an external drive? She does not want to use any extra programs woe! But, I think she just wants her files contacts, favorites, music etc.I think the games, something about her being on a certain level, I do not play games so I did not know how she would keep it! She checks her mail online with gmail. That is why I suggested that way. She can download all the programs again because I know my mom, if it is too complicated, she will not do it! Cheers Heather

 

"Blindness is a characteristic, not a handicap!" Dr. Kenneth Jernigan
e-mail:
kd5cbl@...
sites:
National Federation of The Blind:
www.nfb.org
An Accessible Online Library:
www.bookshare.org

 

From: Gene
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 12:21 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] backing up a pc

 

Are you trying to only back up programs?  You evidently are trying to do so by copying a folder that contains program files.  that isn't sufficient in any version of Windows that has a registry.  If you want to back up programs on the computer so they can be restored, you should use a backup program.  Is this person backing up data files such as music, documents, etc?  If not, you can use a backup program to back up everything.  If so, you can back up programs in such a way that they can be restored but I'll let others who do so discuss the matter more.  I just back up data files such as music, documents, etc.  One of these days, I may learn to make an image of the disk and back up everything but I haven't done so because I would need to restore the image so infrequently. 

 

Whatever you want to do, what you are describing won't work in any version of Windows from Windows 95 on.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2018 11:21 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] backing up a pc

 

 

These steps didn’t do anything when I tried them.

 

Michael

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2018 10:08 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] backing up a pc

 

Hay, I am trying to keep real simple for a person who does not know computers at all accept how to turn it on!  So please tell me if I am missing a step. I think I am!

Step 1 for windows 10

Push the the windows key and type in your user account name and hit inter

Step 2: back space and hit applications and arrow up to copy.

3 Now copy this file to your external drive!

So did I miss anything!

Thanks Heather

 


Re: Issues with Recovery

Bachir Benanou <ben_bach@...>
 

The poster of this message is masculine and therefore an appropriate pronoun can be used when writing to him, lol

Thank you for having remembered to include my name when you replied to my message.

May you prosper, Madam, may you prosper and multiply! lol

And say hello to the poster of the message.

Good luck again.


Bachir

Le 14/05/2018 à 18:51, Eleni Vamvakari a écrit :
The poster has a name, and is female so an appropriate pronoun can
also be used when writing about her. In any case, How do I find these
other tools? The drive canot be found. I even tried installing
Windows10, since the installer is fully accessible, but it couldn't
see the hard drive at all.

To answer your questions, Bachir, the hard drive says 160gb, but only
149gb showed during installation. Originally, it said that Windows
could not be installed to a GPT partition. There were three showing.
One had most of the 149gb, and the other two were only a few mb each.
Following instructions that Lee and I found, we deleted all three,
giving us access to the full 149gb. I found it odd that we weren't
advised to reformat, but Windows installed properly and worked for a
while. No drivers were slipstreamed. We installed 32-bit Windows 7
Ultimate. Thank you! I need all the good luck I can get!

On 14/05/2018, Bachir Benanou via Groups.Io <ben_bach=yahoo.fr@groups.io> wrote:
    Hi,

Three questions here, in the hope of getting you on the right track: how
big is your brand new hard drive?

Did you slipstream the necessary AHCI drivers?

Finally, assuming that everything is MBR based, are you trying a 32-bits
or a 64-bits Windows?
Good luck in getting your machine up and running!
Bachir

Le 14/05/2018 à 04:16, Eleni Vamvakari a écrit :
I am at a complete loss right now! In my 22 years of using computers,
I have never seen anything like this! I booted the disk and decided
to check the Computer option, to see if I could get into my hard drive
that way. There is nothing important on it, but I wanted to test a
theory. Sure enough, it's showing Boot X as the hard drive and C is
removable. There are no other drives listed. X is the dvd, and C is
completely inaccessible! Now, I'm wondering if my hard drive crashed!
How could that even have happened, given the fact that it was brand
new! Lee literally took it out of the box and removed the plastic
from it! I know it's not the tool, because I was able to access a
drive on one of my desktops with it about a week ago.

I'm thinking, for the time being, of installing some form of Windows
onto a usb thumb drive, if only to be able to use this machine, until
I can send it off for a professional repair. I know that I can do it
with 10, and probably 7, and I even found a site for installing XP in
this way! Note that I am not talking about booting from it, but
really running Windows from the drive itself.

https://superuser.com/questions/1117858/how-to-install-and-run-windows-xp-operating-system-on-an-external-hard-drive-or

If I install 10, though, it will strictly be so that I can run my XP
virtual machine, and it will only last for 30 days. If nothing else,
that installation speaks, though I may be able to do it directly from
inside of the Windows on one of my desktops, in which case, any
version will be fine. My other option is to install Vinux, which I've
only ever played with occasionally for fun. But I'm not sure how to
do this. I know of Rufus, which supports it, but that's only for
creating bootable disks. *sigh*

On 13/05/2018, Eleni Vamvakari <elvam2167@gmail.com> wrote:
Okay. I tried the commands, exactly as written, and it said "the
device is not ready". I then entered c: although I should have
entered cd\ to get to the root directory and then c: but anyway.
Again, it said "device is not ready". I am wondering if there is an
issue with the hard drive. It's brand new! When Lee tried to install
Windows, it said something about a GPT partition, but he deleted that
and Windows installed and worked properly. What on Earth is going on!

On 13/05/2018, Eleni Vamvakari <elvam2167@gmail.com> wrote:
I had to power off my new computer because I lost speech again. Now,
it won't start. I thought it was just the usual Windows 7 feature
where I have to choose an option which doesn't speak, hit tab twice
and then hit enter to start the system again. That happened with my
desktop and it worked correctly after that. But nothing seems to be
working.

I was successfully able to start the Talking Windows PE disk. I went
to Start-up Repair, which I accessed both on its own and then through
System Recovery. Both times, when I tried to start it, it said "If
you have recently attached a device to this computer, such as a camera
or portable music player, remove it and restart your computer.  If you
continue to see this message, contact your system administrator or
computer manufacturer for assistance." Nothing is attached to the
computer except the dvd rom drive, which is a usb device. It's also
worth noting that, when it asks me to select an operating system on
the drive, it says "Unknown" and there is no way for me to check the
list of options, if any exist at all. It's supposed to say Windows 7
Ultimate. I did nothing that would result in a removal of the
operating system from the drive. I then chose "load drivers" and
inserted the full Windows disk, thinking that it might try to install
or repair from there, but it asked for a file name instead.

I found some information on the problem here, though the author
mentions signatures and reporting to Microsoft. I didn't receive that
option, or if I did, NVDA didn't read it.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/startup-repair-cannot-repair-this-computer/718e1c0c-a907-404e-b48e-700e4e65c248?auth=1

Most of the solutions at that page were inaccessible with a screen
reader, such as booting into safe mode and booting into advanced boot
options. But one seemed doable.

"When you are notified that startup repair cannot repair the computer,
click dont send then go into the system recovery/repair options, you
want to click on "Command prompt" here.

Once in, enter the following commands:

bootrec /fixmbr

followed by:

bootrec /fixboot

Each command entered should give u a confirmation that the operation
completed succesfuly, if so, reboot the system and hopefuly windows
should boot normally. Not a 100% fix for getting to the route of the
problem but this should let you access your system again."

If that doesn't work, is it possible to completely install Windows 7
using the disk that I have? As I said in another thread, I would
prefer XP, but at this point, anything is better than nothing,
especially if it works properly.

Thanks,
Eleni

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Re: Braille note reset question

Kay Malmquist
 

Sounds like he's got the first one you have on your list.   I assume you have it on when you do a reset.  We tried dots 456 with the reset button and got no where with this.  We tried holding the reset button in by itself and nothing.  Any other thoughts?
 
Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
Gratitude Advantages
"No matter what your temperament is now, gratitude will give you more patience, understanding, compassion, and kindness."
 
— Rhonda Byrne
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 12:22 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille note reset question

Hi,

The back panel can be examined to see what it’s got:

  • Classic: serial port, CompactFlash card slot, parallel port, modem.
  • mPower: serial port, USB client port, two USB host ports, CompactFlash card slot, SD card slot, modem.
  • Apex: three USB host ports, SD card slot, blinking lights, VGA port, ethernet port.

 

For all three models, reset button is on the left side of the BrailleNote behind the power switch.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kay Malmquist
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 10:22 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille note reset question

 

How do I find out what model it is and where is the reset button?

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...

 

Gratitude Advantages
"No matter what your temperament is now, gratitude will give you more patience, understanding, compassion, and kindness."

 

— Rhonda Byrne
 

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

From: Joseph Lee

Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 12:02 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille note reset question

 

Hi,

It depends on which model you’ve got. If it is an Apex, you would press dots 4-5-6 while pressing the reset button. The Touch may have a different procedure.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kay Malmquist
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 10:04 AM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Braille note reset question

 

Hi all,

 

Does anyone remember how to reset a Braille note back to factory defaults?  Any help is appreciated.  Thanks.

 

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...

 

Gratitude Advantages
"No matter what your temperament is now, gratitude will give you more patience, understanding, compassion, and kindness."

 

— Rhonda Byrne
 


Re: a Victor reader stream 2nd gen question

David Petrilli
 

When I rename a note file I move it to other book folder. It may not be Seen in notes. Dave

On May 14, 2018, at 3:01 PM, Troy Burnham <troyburnham34@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi all,


I just created a short audio note on my Victor reader 2nd generation, and on the sd card the file was titled 0000001. I wanted to give it a more descrictive title though so I took the card out of the Victor and put it into the card reader on my laptop, then I accessed the card and renamed the note but now it doesn't even show up on the Victor reader. I thought that I'd be able to rename the file so what, if anything, did I do wrong?


Thanks.


Troy





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