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Re: Chromebook help

Michael Rodgerson
 

Thank you, I know I was at that class.


Michael


Re: Clearing a laptop

chris judge
 

Hi. I did it about a year ago. Are you using 1903? If so, do the following.
Go to settings.
Go to update and security.
From there, go to recovery.
Tab to reset this pc. Press enter, follow the prompts and all should work fine.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of M.E.N.
Sent: September 5, 2019 12:13 AM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Clearing a laptop

I am preparing a laptop for selling and have a couple of questions. It is running Win 10 1809.

Will a reset choosing to remove data, be enough or do I have to do a full clean install? If the latter, I have not done that before so, how difficult is it?

Thanks for any advise.

Marie


Re: Chromebook help

chris judge
 

FYI. Mystic access just did an excellent, free class on using the chrome
book. It's called "a world of chromebooks", and is available on their
website at:
www.mysticaccess.com. Go to their free downloads link. They are also in the
process of producing a full-fledged tutorial covering the chrome book. This
will be available on September 16. If you've ever used their tutorials you
will know they are very well done.

I purchased an acer chrome book last week. It has 4 gig of ram, which is
standard, and 64 gig of storage. It's kind of cool. I'm not sure if I'll
ever replace my windows pc with one, but they're great to have as they are
light and easy to toss in an overnight bag while travelling. Aside from
surfing the net and email, you can do word processing, spread sheets and
slide presentations using the google suite. Also, some of the android apps
will run on them. I have already installed Netflix, spotify and dolphin easy
reader.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: September 5, 2019 1:43 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Chromebook help

For help with the Chrome Book, you should probably consider joining the
ChromeVox mailing list at:

chromevox-discuss+subscribe@googlegroups.com

I've thought of grabbing a Chrome Book, but my twisted mind can't zero-in on
which brand to throw a stone at. I keep leaning much more towards tablets
purely for business purposes.

Sorry for nudging you towards another mailing list and I hope the folks
there will address your issues clearly.,

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: purchased a new ipad want to learn voice over.

 

i could do that but the time difference between the time zones will be
to much im from India.

On 9/5/19, Michael Rodgerson <monex249@gmail.com> wrote:
Austin, I can teach you voiceover, lessons would be 20 dollars for a
half hour lesson. I take Paypal. Give me a call (3866894316) I am on
the east coast.


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Re: purchased a new ipad want to learn voice over.

Michael Rodgerson
 

Austin, I can teach you voiceover, lessons would be 20 dollars for a
half hour lesson. I take Paypal. Give me a call (3866894316) I am on
the east coast.


Michael


purchased a new ipad want to learn voice over.

 

hi all.
so my brother who is sighhted purchased the latest ipad mini.
he installed ipad os 13 beta on it.
i have never used voiceover in my life and wanted to practice voice so
that i can purchase the ipad for me also.
so i am going to ask a lot of questions.
1. is there a way to start voiceover without sighted help?
2. is there a guide that compares voice over jestures with that of talkback?
3. is there a guide that tells us about different voiceover jestures?
4. can you recomend podcasts or mailing lists to learn more about voiceover.


success with Fire Fox

Shelly Kane
 

Hi Group:


I just wanted to thank you all for helping me with Fire Fox. It's working great.  I had no trouble downloading and when I launched it, it asked me if I wanted to make it my default browser and I clicked on it.  I didn't have to do all of the things that I needed to do for chrome.  It also reads Facebook just like IE. I'm thrilled about that.  I have one more question, is there any settings that I need to know about?  I am very simple.  I just enter web pages by typing in the addresses and I don't use bookmarks.  I couldn't just hit Control L to search.  It actually said where to search so I didn't have to type Control L.  Is there any way I can get rid of that and I can just type it in as normal?  I never had to set Chrome or IE so just wondered if this was any different.  This is brand new to me.  Now for my final question, what are the commands to make google my home page?  I tried the commands in Chrome but it didn't work.  Thanks again for everything.

Shelly


Clearing a laptop

M.E.N. <magpie.mn@...>
 

I am preparing a laptop for selling and have a couple of questions. It is running Win 10 1809.

Will a reset choosing to remove data, be enough or do I have to do a full clean install? If the latter, I have not done that before so, how difficult is it?

Thanks for any advise.

Marie


Re: Chromebook help

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

For help with the Chrome Book, you should probably consider joining the
ChromeVox mailing list at:

chromevox-discuss+subscribe@googlegroups.com

I've thought of grabbing a Chrome Book, but my twisted mind can't zero-in on
which brand to throw a stone at. I keep leaning much more towards tablets
purely for business purposes.

Sorry for nudging you towards another mailing list and I hope the folks
there will address your issues clearly.,

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Android phones

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Hello Michael:

You wrote:

"my budget is 200/300, I wouldn't mind spending a little bit more than
that."

My apologies for delayed response. Please laugh with or at me for a bit. I
got my fingers stuck in this and that as I keep practicing how best to RUN
LATE to my own funeral as if I'd know whether or not I am being stuck in the
ground or fed to the ... Anyhow, based on the foregoing, I would suggest
you take a hard look at a mid-range toy in the Android ecosystem. This way,
if it doesn't work for you, you wouldn't have spent too many pennies and
farthings.

For a start, I would recommend the Nokia 6.1; this one will get Android 10
soon. Android 10 got out of beta today and was officially released to the
public albeit still on Pixel phones for now. I have heard that the 1Plus
toys welcomed the new OS today. HMD which manufactures and sells Nokia on
the Android platform has promised an upgrade for the 6.1, 7.1 and its
related other cousins. Please check it out here:

https://www.amazon.com/Nokia-6-1-Unlocked-Smartphone-T-Mobile/dp/B07B4KPFKM

Whilst at it, you may also want to check out the Nokia 7.1 as well.

Now and then, I do see flagship toys selling for 300 & a quarter dollars,
but one must HUNT THEM DOWN immediately before they are gone! Looks like
Google will let you trade-in an iPhone and get the Pixel 3A FOR AROUND $149.
Reportedly, this one will get up to six Android updates. The Google Store
will most certainly have some better info than I have been able to share
here.

You also wrote:


As far "as what I'm looking for in a phone, could you be a little more
specific?"

It appears you did a better research than what I was thinking; As I read in
this space, I see folks plunging into the Android world without doing a lot
of digging. So my question is irrelevant.

You further wrote:

"Yes I'm ready for a learning curve. I am thinking of making the swich
because I find the I Phones are slowing down faster,and Android is much more
customisable. Yes I love tinkering with new things."

It's grand to know that you are a tinkerer like me. My biggest problem is
that I don't document what I do; I do achieve results and when I don't, I
back track and try again. I should command Olusegun's silly fingers to stop
and write down something during their tinkering processes. It might take me
a trillion weeks to get there with my excitement when it comes to tinkering.


Yes, customization is huge in Android Land; the fact that I can throw any
TTS of my own choosing at my screen reader is a big plus! If Braille is a
huge necessity, Android is only there in bits and pieces; some sweet day, it
will dawn on the Talkback team to get cranking. All that aside, some folks
have reported being able to use their Braille notetakers with their toys
without a glitch. I'm an avid Braille reader, but I don't have a good
Braille device toy to interface with my Shiny Android toys presently.

I hope the foregoing is somewhat helpful; there are more brilliant folks who
play with so many mid-range Android toys on an Android mailing list that
DOES NOT TIE THE HANDS in front of one's chest; traffic will be high, but NO
HOLES BARRED! No moderation, everyone is an adult, and we treat each other
with respect. Will share more info should you wish to cross that bridge.
Also, please take a good look at:

www.inclusiveandroid.com

This site is pieced together by the community, has a plethora of information
about Android including demos of apps. The community doesn't update it on a
regular basis, but the general basics are largely the same.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Unread messages

Veronica Kirk
 

I have just tried the command you suggested, and after reading your message
using Control-U, your message was listed as unread, or it will jump to some
other message that I have already read.

Veronica

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Vicky Vaughan
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 9:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Unread messages

Hi, I'm coming in on this thread late, so please pardon me if this has
already been suggested.

Have you tried the command:
Control+u?

For me, that jumps to any unread message, no matter where it is hiding.

Best of luck.

Vicky V

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Veronica Kirk
Sent: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 9:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Unread messages

Yes, I did, but the 190 unread e-mails are only in the inbox folder.

Veronica

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 9:58 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Unread messages

Veronica, I guess you checked your Junk Folder?

Best regards,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 1:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Unread messages

On my windows 7 machine, I am using JAWS 16 with Outlook 2013. When I have
finished reading all of my unread E-mails, my inbox says I still have 190
unread e-mails.
However, I do not know where these unread e-mails are.
This has been occurring for the last three or four days.
How do I go about finding these unread e-mails? Thank you for any help you
can provide.



Veronica














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Re: Unread messages

Vicky Vaughan <vrvaughan63@...>
 

Hi, I'm coming in on this thread late, so please pardon me if this has
already been suggested.

Have you tried the command:
Control+u?

For me, that jumps to any unread message, no matter where it is hiding.

Best of luck.

Vicky V

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Veronica Kirk
Sent: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 9:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Unread messages

Yes, I did, but the 190 unread e-mails are only in the inbox folder.

Veronica

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 9:58 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Unread messages

Veronica, I guess you checked your Junk Folder?

Best regards,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 1:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Unread messages

On my windows 7 machine, I am using JAWS 16 with Outlook 2013. When I have
finished reading all of my unread E-mails, my inbox says I still have 190
unread e-mails.
However, I do not know where these unread e-mails are.
This has been occurring for the last three or four days.
How do I go about finding these unread e-mails? Thank you for any help you
can provide.



Veronica














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Re: Unread messages

Veronica Kirk
 

Yes, I did, but the 190 unread e-mails are only in the inbox folder.

Veronica

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 9:58 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Unread messages

Veronica, I guess you checked your Junk Folder?

Best regards,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 1:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Unread messages

On my windows 7 machine, I am using JAWS 16 with Outlook 2013. When I have
finished reading all of my unread E-mails, my inbox says I still have 190
unread e-mails.
However, I do not know where these unread e-mails are.
This has been occurring for the last three or four days.
How do I go about finding these unread e-mails? Thank you for any help you
can provide.



Veronica


Re: Fluctuating Recording Volume

Gene
 

I should also say that I was assuming this effect is on Sound Recorder Pro.  It could be in the Braille Note as well.  I don't know if it might process sound when you run an app or if it leaves that completely to the app.  Though I would think it would leave it completely to the app, I don't want to assume it.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 6:09 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Fluctuating Recording Volume

I don't know what such a filter is called but it is lowering the volume when you are recording a quiet passage and raising it when you are recording a loud passage.  That is to keep out extraneous sound.  Evidently, that is the default setting and the default is ridiculous.  A loud passage w8ill cover up extraneous sound.  A soft passage will allow much more of it to be heard. 
 
If you look through the app settings, does anything appear to match my description?
 
My laptop soundcard has such a setting and I turned it off. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 5:53 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Fluctuating Recording Volume

I use Sound Recorder Pro on my BrailleNote Touch plus running Android 8. I've noticed that the volume in my recordings fluctuates. Is there a setting I can tweak to keep this from happening?

Here's a Dropbox link to a recording I made earlier with this app. It's not bad, but you'll definitely notice the change in volume. With this recording, I used a headset with an in-line microphone, but I've noticed the same behavior with the device's external mic. This leads me to believe there must be a setting I can change. Any ideas?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0bpnr9w8t76pkkg/always.mp3?dl=0


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Re: Fluctuating Recording Volume

Gene
 

I don't know what such a filter is called but it is lowering the volume when you are recording a quiet passage and raising it when you are recording a loud passage.  That is to keep out extraneous sound.  Evidently, that is the default setting and the default is ridiculous.  A loud passage w8ill cover up extraneous sound.  A soft passage will allow much more of it to be heard. 
 
If you look through the app settings, does anything appear to match my description?
 
My laptop soundcard has such a setting and I turned it off. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 5:53 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Fluctuating Recording Volume

I use Sound Recorder Pro on my BrailleNote Touch plus running Android 8. I've noticed that the volume in my recordings fluctuates. Is there a setting I can tweak to keep this from happening?

Here's a Dropbox link to a recording I made earlier with this app. It's not bad, but you'll definitely notice the change in volume. With this recording, I used a headset with an in-line microphone, but I've noticed the same behavior with the device's external mic. This leads me to believe there must be a setting I can change. Any ideas?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0bpnr9w8t76pkkg/always.mp3?dl=0


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Fluctuating Recording Volume

Abbie Taylor
 

I use Sound Recorder Pro on my BrailleNote Touch plus running Android 8. I've noticed that the volume in my recordings fluctuates. Is there a setting I can tweak to keep this from happening?

Here's a Dropbox link to a recording I made earlier with this app. It's not bad, but you'll definitely notice the change in volume. With this recording, I used a headset with an in-line microphone, but I've noticed the same behavior with the device's external mic. This leads me to believe there must be a setting I can change. Any ideas?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0bpnr9w8t76pkkg/always.mp3?dl=0


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Re: Think Twice Before Installing the Latest Windows 10Update

heather albright
 

I am currently running 1809, I have no issues as of yet! I have not updated to 1903 and do not plan on doing so till they fix all the issues! So I will keep my usb drives plugged in, they do not have anything important but, following the advice  from pc mag. Windows 1903 will not install if one has usb drives connected to their machine. So far seems   to be the case, it installs updates but it has not asked to upgrade to 1903! Some wanted to know where that article is located but, it got it off my iPhone off the smart knews app under the pc mag tabb. For those who use the smart knews app can testify the articles do not always stay there after reading as they are constantly being updated. So if anyone has a copy of the article from pc mag explaining, if you want to update to the latest windows 1903, you have to make sure that you do not have usb drives connected because it cant install! And I am not that technical to explain all the reasons this is the case but that is also in the article! Perhaps someone this list can explain for those who want to know! Oh, I wanted to say, despite all the problems of 10, I cant see myself going back to 7. If you want to up to a good version try 1809 with windows 10. And I know for windows7 users, classic shell still works with 1809 so you can have the seven start minue etc.  Cheers Heather

 

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From: Gerald Levy via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 10:07 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Think Twice Before Installing the Latest Windows 10Update

 

 

Which is why many Windows 7 users will be reluctant to upgrade to Windows 10 in January, after support for it is ended, even if it means that there computers may be at higher risk for malware attacks. After all, the dire warnings about XP machines being infected after support for XP ended turned out to be greatly overblown. Right now, Windows 7 appears to be more stable and reliable than Windows10. Given all the problems with Windows 10 update, it is not unreasonable that MS might decide to extend support for Windows 7 beyond the January deadline.

 

Gerald

 

 

On 9/4/2019 10:39 AM, Gene wrote:

Optional or not, the article states that this problem was flagged by testers and the update was released anyway.  Not the kind of behavior that inspires confidence in the quality of updates in future, especially considering the problem with a number of updates in the past.

 

Gene

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

From: Joseph Lee

Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 9:24 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Think Twice Before Installing the Latest Windows 10 Update

 

Hi,
Thankfully, this is an optional update - would have been very urgent if it was a regular monthly update. Microsoft acknowledge this problem a few hours ago.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Think Twice Before Installing the Latest Windows 10 Update

Here is the Article Gerald posted a Link.


Latest Windows 10 update introduces a serious problem - here's how to fix it By Janet Perez, Komando.com © Paulus Rusyanto | DREAMSTIME.COM Microsoft continues to have problems with its Windows 10 updates. The latest issue involves Cortana and its impact on your overall computer performance.
This is the most recent case of issues involving Windows 10 updates.
It's also the second time this year that specifically involves computer performance, with the first in April where users couldn't update because their computers weren't compatible.

This most recent bug came through an update that was made available at the end of August, with multiple users coming forward about the trouble it's causing. We'll tell you what the problem is and how to get around it.
Cortana eats up CPU
Microsoft's voice assistant, Cortana, is headlining the latest problem for Windows 10. After installing the latest optional update, KB4512941, many users have seen Cortana gobble up their computers' CPU.
Windows 10 users who have installed the update have seen processor increases between 30% and 40%. To make things worse, the system memory is still being hogged even if Cortana is not in use. And despite Beta testers flagging the problem, Microsoft still released the update.
The problem seems to be linked to the integration of Bing into Windows 10. This change to Cortana was meant to be a good thing as many users hated how the assistant popped up every time they came near the start menu.
So Cortana and the Bing search engine are now separated. The search box stands on its own without accidentally turning on your microphone. Microsoft has not confirmed the problem or released an official fix, but keep reading, because we've got the workaround.
RELATED: THE WINDOWS 10 KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS YOU NEED TO KNOW Cortana update workaround While users wait for Microsoft to issue an official fix, users have found one workaround The fix involves editing the Registry.
1. Launch the Registry Editor by pressing the Windows key and R, typing regedit and pressing Enter.
2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER, and then Software\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Search 3. Find the DWORD value called BingSearchEnabled and set its value to 0.
Don't forget, you can also simply uninstall the latest update with these
steps:

1. Open Settings
2. Look for Update & Security
3. Then View Update History
4. Click Uninstall Updates
Since Microsoft rolled out its Windows 10 update, numerous problems for users have cropped up. In fact, supposed patches for glitches introduced other problems.
One patch began degrading the performance of certain games and caused severe graphics and mouse issues. Last month, Microsoft announced a security flaw that takes makes computers using Windows' Remote Desktop Services vulnerable to hackers.
Windows' Remote Desktop Services allows a user to access their computer over the internet with special software. But a flaw in the system allows hackers to gain remote access to a computer, letting them install software and create new user accounts with full privileges.
Microsoft also allows malware to reproduce and spread to other computers on its own. Microsoft released a number of patches to address the security flaw, which affected as many as 800 million Windows computers.
RELATED: WINDOWS 10 WILL NOW AUTOMATICALLY UNINSTALL BUGGY UPDATES Windows 10 offers nice features While the Windows 10 update hasn't come without its glitches, it also contains some nice features. For example, with the update, you can copy and paste across your devices by using the cloud.
Windows 10 now also gives users the option to toggle between light and dark modes. And, the update has made it easier to change the size of your text and cursor.

Windows users can now do something they've been able to do for years with their smartphones: access emojis straight from the keyboard. Microsoft also included the option "Recommended Troubleshooting."
This feature gives you advice and tips from Microsoft that automatically appear if you run into errors or problems. It can even walk you through fixing a problem on your own.
Windows





 


Re: Think Twice Before Installing the Latest Windows 10 Update

Monte Single
 

Stable win 7 is getting the boot out the dorr and win 10 which has been here for 4 years continues to gives millions of headaches.

Before I switch , I’ll need a better reason than ominous tales of the boogie man.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via Groups.Io
Sent: September-04-19 9:08 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Think Twice Before Installing the Latest Windows 10 Update

 

 

Which is why many Windows 7 users will be reluctant to upgrade to Windows 10 in January, after support for it is ended, even if it means that there computers may be at higher risk for malware attacks. After all, the dire warnings about XP machines being infected after support for XP ended turned out to be greatly overblown. Right now, Windows 7 appears to be more stable and reliable than Windows10. Given all the problems with Windows 10 update, it is not unreasonable that MS might decide to extend support for Windows 7 beyond the January deadline.

 

Gerald

 

 

On 9/4/2019 10:39 AM, Gene wrote:

Optional or not, the article states that this problem was flagged by testers and the update was released anyway.  Not the kind of behavior that inspires confidence in the quality of updates in future, especially considering the problem with a number of updates in the past.

 

Gene

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

From: Joseph Lee

Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 9:24 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Think Twice Before Installing the Latest Windows 10 Update

 

Hi,
Thankfully, this is an optional update - would have been very urgent if it was a regular monthly update. Microsoft acknowledge this problem a few hours ago.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Think Twice Before Installing the Latest Windows 10 Update

Here is the Article Gerald posted a Link.


Latest Windows 10 update introduces a serious problem - here's how to fix it By Janet Perez, Komando.com © Paulus Rusyanto | DREAMSTIME.COM Microsoft continues to have problems with its Windows 10 updates. The latest issue involves Cortana and its impact on your overall computer performance.
This is the most recent case of issues involving Windows 10 updates.
It's also the second time this year that specifically involves computer performance, with the first in April where users couldn't update because their computers weren't compatible.

This most recent bug came through an update that was made available at the end of August, with multiple users coming forward about the trouble it's causing. We'll tell you what the problem is and how to get around it.
Cortana eats up CPU
Microsoft's voice assistant, Cortana, is headlining the latest problem for Windows 10. After installing the latest optional update, KB4512941, many users have seen Cortana gobble up their computers' CPU.
Windows 10 users who have installed the update have seen processor increases between 30% and 40%. To make things worse, the system memory is still being hogged even if Cortana is not in use. And despite Beta testers flagging the problem, Microsoft still released the update.
The problem seems to be linked to the integration of Bing into Windows 10. This change to Cortana was meant to be a good thing as many users hated how the assistant popped up every time they came near the start menu.
So Cortana and the Bing search engine are now separated. The search box stands on its own without accidentally turning on your microphone. Microsoft has not confirmed the problem or released an official fix, but keep reading, because we've got the workaround.
RELATED: THE WINDOWS 10 KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS YOU NEED TO KNOW Cortana update workaround While users wait for Microsoft to issue an official fix, users have found one workaround The fix involves editing the Registry.
1. Launch the Registry Editor by pressing the Windows key and R, typing regedit and pressing Enter.
2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER, and then Software\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Search 3. Find the DWORD value called BingSearchEnabled and set its value to 0.
Don't forget, you can also simply uninstall the latest update with these
steps:

1. Open Settings
2. Look for Update & Security
3. Then View Update History
4. Click Uninstall Updates
Since Microsoft rolled out its Windows 10 update, numerous problems for users have cropped up. In fact, supposed patches for glitches introduced other problems.
One patch began degrading the performance of certain games and caused severe graphics and mouse issues. Last month, Microsoft announced a security flaw that takes makes computers using Windows' Remote Desktop Services vulnerable to hackers.
Windows' Remote Desktop Services allows a user to access their computer over the internet with special software. But a flaw in the system allows hackers to gain remote access to a computer, letting them install software and create new user accounts with full privileges.
Microsoft also allows malware to reproduce and spread to other computers on its own. Microsoft released a number of patches to address the security flaw, which affected as many as 800 million Windows computers.
RELATED: WINDOWS 10 WILL NOW AUTOMATICALLY UNINSTALL BUGGY UPDATES Windows 10 offers nice features While the Windows 10 update hasn't come without its glitches, it also contains some nice features. For example, with the update, you can copy and paste across your devices by using the cloud.
Windows 10 now also gives users the option to toggle between light and dark modes. And, the update has made it easier to change the size of your text and cursor.

Windows users can now do something they've been able to do for years with their smartphones: access emojis straight from the keyboard. Microsoft also included the option "Recommended Troubleshooting."
This feature gives you advice and tips from Microsoft that automatically appear if you run into errors or problems. It can even walk you through fixing a problem on your own.
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Re: Think Twice Before Installing the Latest Windows 10 Update

Gerald Levy
 


Which is why many Windows 7 users will be reluctant to upgrade to Windows 10 in January, after support for it is ended, even if it means that there computers may be at higher risk for malware attacks. After all, the dire warnings about XP machines being infected after support for XP ended turned out to be greatly overblown. Right now, Windows 7 appears to be more stable and reliable than Windows10. Given all the problems with Windows 10 update, it is not unreasonable that MS might decide to extend support for Windows 7 beyond the January deadline.

 

Gerald



On 9/4/2019 10:39 AM, Gene wrote:
Optional or not, the article states that this problem was flagged by testers and the update was released anyway.  Not the kind of behavior that inspires confidence in the quality of updates in future, especially considering the problem with a number of updates in the past.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 9:24 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Think Twice Before Installing the Latest Windows 10 Update

Hi,
Thankfully, this is an optional update - would have been very urgent if it was a regular monthly update. Microsoft acknowledge this problem a few hours ago.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Think Twice Before Installing the Latest Windows 10 Update

Here is the Article Gerald posted a Link.


Latest Windows 10 update introduces a serious problem - here's how to fix it By Janet Perez, Komando.com © Paulus Rusyanto | DREAMSTIME.COM Microsoft continues to have problems with its Windows 10 updates. The latest issue involves Cortana and its impact on your overall computer performance.
This is the most recent case of issues involving Windows 10 updates.
It's also the second time this year that specifically involves computer performance, with the first in April where users couldn't update because their computers weren't compatible.

This most recent bug came through an update that was made available at the end of August, with multiple users coming forward about the trouble it's causing. We'll tell you what the problem is and how to get around it.
Cortana eats up CPU
Microsoft's voice assistant, Cortana, is headlining the latest problem for Windows 10. After installing the latest optional update, KB4512941, many users have seen Cortana gobble up their computers' CPU.
Windows 10 users who have installed the update have seen processor increases between 30% and 40%. To make things worse, the system memory is still being hogged even if Cortana is not in use. And despite Beta testers flagging the problem, Microsoft still released the update.
The problem seems to be linked to the integration of Bing into Windows 10. This change to Cortana was meant to be a good thing as many users hated how the assistant popped up every time they came near the start menu.
So Cortana and the Bing search engine are now separated. The search box stands on its own without accidentally turning on your microphone. Microsoft has not confirmed the problem or released an official fix, but keep reading, because we've got the workaround.
RELATED: THE WINDOWS 10 KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS YOU NEED TO KNOW Cortana update workaround While users wait for Microsoft to issue an official fix, users have found one workaround The fix involves editing the Registry.
1. Launch the Registry Editor by pressing the Windows key and R, typing regedit and pressing Enter.
2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER, and then Software\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Search 3. Find the DWORD value called BingSearchEnabled and set its value to 0.
Don't forget, you can also simply uninstall the latest update with these
steps:

1. Open Settings
2. Look for Update & Security
3. Then View Update History
4. Click Uninstall Updates
Since Microsoft rolled out its Windows 10 update, numerous problems for users have cropped up. In fact, supposed patches for glitches introduced other problems.
One patch began degrading the performance of certain games and caused severe graphics and mouse issues. Last month, Microsoft announced a security flaw that takes makes computers using Windows' Remote Desktop Services vulnerable to hackers.
Windows' Remote Desktop Services allows a user to access their computer over the internet with special software. But a flaw in the system allows hackers to gain remote access to a computer, letting them install software and create new user accounts with full privileges.
Microsoft also allows malware to reproduce and spread to other computers on its own. Microsoft released a number of patches to address the security flaw, which affected as many as 800 million Windows computers.
RELATED: WINDOWS 10 WILL NOW AUTOMATICALLY UNINSTALL BUGGY UPDATES Windows 10 offers nice features While the Windows 10 update hasn't come without its glitches, it also contains some nice features. For example, with the update, you can copy and paste across your devices by using the cloud.
Windows 10 now also gives users the option to toggle between light and dark modes. And, the update has made it easier to change the size of your text and cursor.

Windows users can now do something they've been able to do for years with their smartphones: access emojis straight from the keyboard. Microsoft also included the option "Recommended Troubleshooting."
This feature gives you advice and tips from Microsoft that automatically appear if you run into errors or problems. It can even walk you through fixing a problem on your own.
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Re: Unread messages

Carolyn Arnold
 

Veronica, I guess you checked your Junk Folder?

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 1:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Unread messages

On my windows 7 machine, I am using JAWS 16 with Outlook
2013. When I have finished reading all of my unread
E-mails, my inbox says I still have 190 unread e-mails.
However, I do not know where these unread e-mails are.
This has been occurring for the last three or four days.
How do I go about finding these unread e-mails? Thank you
for any help you can provide.



Veronica

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