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Re: Windows Ten Question

Dave
 

Hello Shelly,


<Slight laugh>  As you can tell, opinions are all across the board as to
whether or not Win 10 would be a beneficial switch, or one that would be
more Headache than not.


If your System is 9 years old, it probably is going to run Win 10 slower
than it now runs Win 7.


Speaking for myself, if I were in your Shoes, I would just keep using
what you have, and start making plans to obtain another newer system
later down the road.    As mentioned before, even though Win 7 Support
is going away in a few months, Win 7 will continue to work until it
doesn't.  How long this might be, no one can tell you for sure.  I would
guess Win 7 would work for another two years after Support goes away,
but this is just a guess.


As for how to replace that computer with a Newer one, well, of course it
will require you to spend some money, and money for some is a hard thing
to come by.


I have purchased a number of Used Systems over the years, not only for
myself, but for my job as well.  And you can get a very good and
reliable System for a fraction of what something New would cost.   And
it would have Win 10 already installed.


Again, this is what I would be looking for if it were me  and so my
suggestion is a System I would be comfortable with, and that I know
would do the job, any job I threw at it.  Some here are going to tell
you that you could get by with a lot less.  You could, but I strongly
suggest to resist getting less power.  If you can afford it, get more
power, but not less!


Here are my suggested Minimums for a replacement System running Win 10.


I chose to go with a Desk top System.  If you prefer a Lap Top, then
those usually cost more, so figure to almost double the price for a Used
Lap Top.


If I were buying a System for you, it would have an I5 Quad Chip with at
least 3.0 GHZ.  Think of this Chip as the motor in a Car. The larger the
Motor, the more Power or Speed that Car has the ability to perform is
needed.   I would not get anything less than 3.0 ghz, and of course you
can always get something even faster if you can afford it.  This is a
minimum.


I would have 8 GB of Memory and at least 500 GB of Hard Drive Space.


For the tasks you use a computer to accomplish, this system would work
very well for you.  There are lots of Computers with a lot more Memory,
more Speed, and really Giant hard Drives.  Those all will cost more, and
for what you need, my suggestion is more than capable, but if you have
the extra money to spend, then Bigger and Faster is better than slower
and smaller. But I don't thik you would find fault with the System I
suggest for your needs.


OK what is something like this going to cost?


I just made an early morning visit over to Ebay.  Don't know if you have
ever gone to that web site, but it is the Giant Yard Sale in the Sky. 
You can buy just about anything over there.


So ran a search for desk top systems that had an I5 Quad Chip, 500 GB of
HD space, and 8 GB of memory.

The lowest price I saw was $120 and the price went up from there.     I
would think of spending $160 to $325 for a good quality replacement Desk
Top.    Some systems had Free Shipping, or others had shipping charges
added.


And when it comes to Use Gear, it comes in all conditions.  From looking
as if someone dropped it off the top floor of a 10 Story Building to
something that looks untouched by man's hands.


So figure to spend $160 to $325 for a replacement system, that will do
everything you need it to do and more, plus it will have Win 10 installed.


Now for the Fine Print Section of this long winded post-


Shelly, your current system should last you at least another year or
two, and perhaps more.  Win 7 will be like Win XP.  And some have ran
Win XP for several years after support was gone.  It really depends upon
what you need the computer to do.   So for the time being, you shouldn't
feel pressure to quickly buy another System.  You have some time.


Since I chose to look for Desk Tops instead of Lap Tops, I was assuming
you were using a Desk Top and so already had a Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse
and Speakers.


If your current System is 9 years old, you will need to purchase another
Keyboard and Mouse, since the ones you have today probably have the
older Round Connector that plugs into the back of the Tower.  These
Round Plugs and Sockets have been replaced on newer systems with extra
USB Ports.   as all new Keyboards and some Mice are now using a USB
connection.


I am always looking for the Perfect Keyboard, and so change mine out
fairly often.  I never buy a New one, but I do make a trip to my local
Thrift Store, and I have bought several Keyboards there, and they range
in price from $2 to maybe $5.  Same goes for a Mouse.  I rarely use one,
but the System likes to have one connected, plus Sighted friends need
one.  Mice too can be found at the local Thrift store for about $5.


Your current Monitor should work fine, as it is probably a VGA Monitor,
and since these used systems are also 3 or 4 years old, they would have
a BGA outlet on the back.


The one thing you may need to replace is your Printer, as there may not
be any Driver for your Printer Model for Win 10.  This isn't always a
Deal Buster, as sometimes you can get the Driver for Win 7 or 8 and
install it in Win 10.  I did this recently for my old Printer, and it
works fine.


Now if you have a Lap Top and wish to get another Lap Top, I would still
look for the same Chip, and memory and HD Size.  A Lap Top will cost you
more, and Lap Tops can be Abused and Well Used, but some can be found
that are still in Good Condition.  I would be a lot more careful when
purchasing a Used Lap Top.    But, for a Lap Top you might be paying an
extra $150 to$400 for a System.


If you, or anyone else have any questions, this List is the place to ask
them.  Ask away.


Hope this helps more than it Confuses,


Grumpy Dave


Major problems with Outlook 365

Norma A. Boge
 

Hi group,

 

I’m using Jaws 2019 with outlook 365 on my Windows 10 PC. I’m using CathyAnne’s textbook to help me learn 365 but I’m running into major problems. This post is a little long but I appreciate your indulgence.

I had been using 365 for about a month when I felt comfortable enough to uninstall my Office 2010. After the uninstall, I discovered that the in box for my primary email account in 365 was empty. I called Microsoft, as I had a couple other 365 problems to discuss with them. The tech support person resolved one of the problems I had with 365 but caused other problems, as now my contacts are gone and most of my calendar items. I imported 2 .pst files created during the tech support session but my data is still missing. And I have a feeling I am not receiving all my mail with 365.

There are Jaws-specific problems which I have written to FS about but haven’t yet heard back. These issues include Jaws not consistently reporting message status; Crashes, hanging and slow performance and not seeing messages when I know they exist.

Troubleshooting this is difficult for me, as I believe part of the problem is 365, part is Jaws and part might be my PC.

In closing, let me be frank. Please don’t recommend Thunderbird. If TB was what I needed, I’d be using it. Those

using outlook 365 with Jaws or have relevant suggestions are strongly encouraged to reply.

 

Thanks much,

Norma

 


Re: How does this ssd connect

Steve Matzura
 

I would warn you away from the WD Blue line. Their ratings aren't very good. Try a Samsung or Crucial SSD instead.


But to answer your question properly about connecting the drive, yes, it's a sandard SATA series 3 connection, and yes, you can get a drive caddy or cage and put the drive inside, then connect it to any computer via USB, preferably USB 3.0.

On 9/17/2019 7:53 AM, Fanus wrote:
Hello list
I can get this ssd at a very good price. The description is: WD Blue 500GB
2.5" Sata3 3D NAND SSD
My question is how would this drive connect to a laptop? What does sata3
mean? Would it mean the usual sata connections like in a pc for connecting a
hard drive or is this a newer type for which one would need a special
connector? Would I be able to connect it as an external usb drive to my pc
or laptop?
Regards
Fanus


Re: Hackers, On Line Pirates an other Jerks

Steve Matzura
 

The checking is quick--a scan of your computer's open ports is accomplished in a second or two. You can go to http://www.grc.com and have your system scanned by one of the leaders in the anti-badware field, Gibson Research Corporation. If the report tells you that you have exposed ports, do whatever you have to do to mitigate those exposures. That can mean anything from  being more mindful of where you're going online, to stopping using a particular program with known exploits, to bolstering your firewall with some better access or denial rules.


Need direct download or Sendspace link for latest iTunes for Windows please

Peter Spitz
 

Let me explain why. I accidentally installed AVAST onto my laptop and
cannot figure out how to remove it. When I go to the link from the
Apple website to download iTunes from the Microsoft website, the site
is blocked by Avast for reasons I cannot explain.

Therefore, I am asking for someone to post a direct link or even
better, a Sendspace link for the latest iTunes for Windows.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Peter


Re: Windows Ten Question

chris judge
 

Especially when you have to factor in such things as screen readers and such.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: September 18, 2019 11:01 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Windows Ten Question

 

The minimum requirements for any version of Windows are the minimum under which it will run but it’s a bad idea to use the minum requirements.

 

Gene

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

From: Loy

Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 8:54 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Windows Ten Question

 

Here is the minimum requirement to run Windows 10 according to Microsoft But I think they are too minimum. I have a laptop with 1.7 GH and 3 GB RAM and windows 10 runs extremely slow in comparison to my Desktop with 3.2 GH and 8 GB RAM..

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



 

1.       

Jun 19, 2019 - Windows 10 system requirements. Latest OS: Make sure you're running the latest version—either Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update. Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC. RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit. Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS or 20 GB for 64-bit OS. Graphics card: ...

From: Gene

Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:42 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Windows Ten Question

 

I don't know if a nine-year-old computer has whatever is needed to run Windows 7 or to run it well in terms of what is actually in the computer.  For example, it doesn't use the newer BIOS system and I don't know if or how that might matter.  I hope others discuss this.  Computers that can do what you want to do aren't expensive these days and it might well either be necessary or make more sense just to get a new one with Windows 10 on it.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:43 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Windows Ten Question

 

Thank you Ron!  I greatly appreciate you answering my question. My
computer will be nine years old in February but I really don't do much
with it.  Will Thunderbird work the same?  Occasionally, I will hit
control escape to bring up the start menu and get it that way but for
the most part, I use alt control T.  I also have shortcut keys for
Firefox and Chrome.  I really don't want to learn all about it basically
just the things I do.

Shelly

On 9/17/2019 10:09 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
> Hello:
>
> In answer to your questions: You shouldn't have major difficulty using
> Windows 10.  I was reticent to install it for a few years, but when I
> did install it, It wasn't very difficult to use.  Your browsers:
> Firefox, and Chrome should work just about the same as with Windows
> 7.  Thunderbird also works without issues.
> The only major difference that I can see for normal operation is the
> Windows Explorer/My Computer now in Windows 10 known as This PC
> interface. It uses the ribbons.  However, you can easily achieve most
> operations such as creating a new folder and sorting and listing items
> via hotkeys and the context menu.  There is also a hack to restore
> This PC to the normal menu driven system of Windows 7 and earlier.
>
> For the installation, you might call the Microsoft phone for
> disability and ask them to install it remotely.  Lacking that, you can
> buy a new computer and it will come installed.
>
> Here is the phone number:
> Microsoft Disability Assistance Phone Number
> 1-800-936-5900
>
>
>
> On 9/17/2019 2:00 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
>>         HI Group:
>>
>>
>> Just recently, I received a notification on my computer telling me
>> that as of January that Windows Seven won't be supported anymore. My
>> question is what is the easiest way for me to obtain Windows Ten? 
>> When I get it, how would I set it up on my computer so I will be able
>> to navigate around?  I know nothing about this operating system.  Any
>> help would be greatly appreciated.  Will my programs read the same
>> way as they are now?
>>
>> Shelly
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>


Re: Help Getting Started With OpenDrive

Walter Ramage
 

Hi. There is a 24 hour help line but where on the site it is I can't remember. If you click on Support you might find it but when contacting support via email I've never encounterred a capcha. I've not been following this thread from it's beginning so what issue do you have with Open Drive?

I've just checked, here's the number they give, hope it helps. Walter.

Phone number.
(888) 418-1108

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Margaret Thomas
Sent: 18 September 2019 14:40
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Help Getting Started With OpenDrive

Walter and All:

I spent more time with OpenDrive overnight and made some progress and
hope to work on it again today.

Do you know if they have telephone support? I filled out a support form
only to run into a captcha (sp.). There was something billed as an
audio variant, where one could supposedly type the words heard, but they
were spoken at a thousand words per minute and I had to give up.

Any hints or suggestions for working with the service would be greatly
appreciated.

Margaret


On 9/17/2019 6:45 PM, Margaret Thomas wrote:
Thanks, Walter.

I don't have any files I want to share and have save password and auto
log-in unchecked. The way things have been going, I'll lose the
password for secure.


Margaret

On 9/16/2019 2:28 AM, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:
block quote
Hi. When using the Secure folder for the first time you are asked to
create a password. This is a password different to your log in password
and has
no connection. It is very important you remember this password or keep
a copy somewhere because not even Open Drive can get access to the
secure folder.
If you lose or forget your password for the secure folder then you can
ask Open Drive to reset the folder but in doing so, you will lose all
the content
of that folder. Walter.

-----Original Message-----
From:
main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io]
On Behalf Of Margaret Thomas
Sent: 16 September 2019 01:35
To:
main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Help Getting Started With OpenDrive

Good Evening:

I apologize if my previous attempt at sending this did make it to the
list. It landed in my in-box and not in the folder where it should have
gone.

I got a licensed copy of OpenDrive to back up documents and files on my
Windows 7 machine a couple months ago. It was not a good time to try to
learn

something new then and, although now isn't much better, I want to try
again and hope some kind person who uses the service can help me get
started.

I downloaded and installed the app back then and created a test folder
in Documents and uploaded a couple test documents and put them in the
test folder.

When I logged in yesterday, I got a message saying that a new version
was available and asking if I wanted to update. I didn't click on yes.
Somewhere
it
seems to say that

version 1.7.4.15 is the most recent. Other than Programs and Features,
which says 1.7.4.9, how can I find out what version I have? Help in the
menu Is

about help for Windows and not OpenDrive. Is the new one accessible
with JAWS 2018, 2019 and NVDA 2019.1.1? Windows 10 is in the near future.

I was able to find the User Guide for the app on my previous attempt at
learning OpenDrive a couple months ago and, after some fumbling around
yesterday,
found
the darn thing. Am I missing something or is it not available on the
app or only on the page for

www.opendrive.com

I also have a question about uploading documents to the secure folder.
I think I read something during my previous learning attempt about a
second password

being necessary to complete it. Does this replace the password one
signs in with or are there two passwords needed to do different things.

I do not have experience with DropBox etc. and heartily disliked
OpenDrive on my earlier effort with the thing and, today, don't like it
any better.
Does anyone have any hints or suggestions for configuring the app so it
works better with JAWS and/or NVDA? I'm running Google Chrome and Firefox.

Any help getting my money's worth out of OpenDrive and feeling
comfortable with it would be greatly appreciated.

Margaret





Re: Windows Ten Question

Gene
 

The minimum requirements for any version of Windows are the minimum under which it will run but it’s a bad idea to use the minum requirements.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Loy
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 8:54 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Windows Ten Question

Here is the minimum requirement to run Windows 10 according to Microsoft But I think they are too minimum. I have a laptop with 1.7 GH and 3 GB RAM and windows 10 runs extremely slow in comparison to my Desktop with 3.2 GH and 8 GB RAM..
----- Original Message -----
Jun 19, 2019 - Windows 10 system requirements. Latest OS: Make sure you're running the latest version—either Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update. Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC. RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit. Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS or 20 GB for 64-bit OS. Graphics card: ...
From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Windows Ten Question

I don't know if a nine-year-old computer has whatever is needed to run Windows 7 or to run it well in terms of what is actually in the computer.  For example, it doesn't use the newer BIOS system and I don't know if or how that might matter.  I hope others discuss this.  Computers that can do what you want to do aren't expensive these days and it might well either be necessary or make more sense just to get a new one with Windows 10 on it.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:43 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Windows Ten Question

Thank you Ron!  I greatly appreciate you answering my question. My
computer will be nine years old in February but I really don't do much
with it.  Will Thunderbird work the same?  Occasionally, I will hit
control escape to bring up the start menu and get it that way but for
the most part, I use alt control T.  I also have shortcut keys for
Firefox and Chrome.  I really don't want to learn all about it basically
just the things I do.

Shelly

On 9/17/2019 10:09 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
> Hello:
>
> In answer to your questions: You shouldn't have major difficulty using
> Windows 10.  I was reticent to install it for a few years, but when I
> did install it, It wasn't very difficult to use.  Your browsers:
> Firefox, and Chrome should work just about the same as with Windows
> 7.  Thunderbird also works without issues.
> The only major difference that I can see for normal operation is the
> Windows Explorer/My Computer now in Windows 10 known as This PC
> interface. It uses the ribbons.  However, you can easily achieve most
> operations such as creating a new folder and sorting and listing items
> via hotkeys and the context menu.  There is also a hack to restore
> This PC to the normal menu driven system of Windows 7 and earlier.
>
> For the installation, you might call the Microsoft phone for
> disability and ask them to install it remotely.  Lacking that, you can
> buy a new computer and it will come installed.
>
> Here is the phone number:
> Microsoft Disability Assistance Phone Number
> 1-800-936-5900
>
>
>
> On 9/17/2019 2:00 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
>>         HI Group:
>>
>>
>> Just recently, I received a notification on my computer telling me
>> that as of January that Windows Seven won't be supported anymore. My
>> question is what is the easiest way for me to obtain Windows Ten? 
>> When I get it, how would I set it up on my computer so I will be able
>> to navigate around?  I know nothing about this operating system.  Any
>> help would be greatly appreciated.  Will my programs read the same
>> way as they are now?
>>
>> Shelly
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>



Re: Windows Ten Question

Loy <loyrg2845@...>
 


Here is the minimum requirement to run Windows 10 according to Microsoft But I think they are too minimum. I have a laptop with 1.7 GH and 3 GB RAM and windows 10 runs extremely slow in comparison to my Desktop with 3.2 GH and 8 GB RAM..

----- Original Message -----
Jun 19, 2019 - Windows 10 system requirements. Latest OS: Make sure you're running the latest version—either Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update. Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC. RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit. Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS or 20 GB for 64-bit OS. Graphics card: ...
From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Windows Ten Question

I don't know if a nine-year-old computer has whatever is needed to run Windows 7 or to run it well in terms of what is actually in the computer.  For example, it doesn't use the newer BIOS system and I don't know if or how that might matter.  I hope others discuss this.  Computers that can do what you want to do aren't expensive these days and it might well either be necessary or make more sense just to get a new one with Windows 10 on it.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:43 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Windows Ten Question

Thank you Ron!  I greatly appreciate you answering my question. My
computer will be nine years old in February but I really don't do much
with it.  Will Thunderbird work the same?  Occasionally, I will hit
control escape to bring up the start menu and get it that way but for
the most part, I use alt control T.  I also have shortcut keys for
Firefox and Chrome.  I really don't want to learn all about it basically
just the things I do.

Shelly

On 9/17/2019 10:09 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
> Hello:
>
> In answer to your questions: You shouldn't have major difficulty using
> Windows 10.  I was reticent to install it for a few years, but when I
> did install it, It wasn't very difficult to use.  Your browsers:
> Firefox, and Chrome should work just about the same as with Windows
> 7.  Thunderbird also works without issues.
> The only major difference that I can see for normal operation is the
> Windows Explorer/My Computer now in Windows 10 known as This PC
> interface. It uses the ribbons.  However, you can easily achieve most
> operations such as creating a new folder and sorting and listing items
> via hotkeys and the context menu.  There is also a hack to restore
> This PC to the normal menu driven system of Windows 7 and earlier.
>
> For the installation, you might call the Microsoft phone for
> disability and ask them to install it remotely.  Lacking that, you can
> buy a new computer and it will come installed.
>
> Here is the phone number:
> Microsoft Disability Assistance Phone Number
> 1-800-936-5900
>
>
>
> On 9/17/2019 2:00 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
>>         HI Group:
>>
>>
>> Just recently, I received a notification on my computer telling me
>> that as of January that Windows Seven won't be supported anymore. My
>> question is what is the easiest way for me to obtain Windows Ten? 
>> When I get it, how would I set it up on my computer so I will be able
>> to navigate around?  I know nothing about this operating system.  Any
>> help would be greatly appreciated.  Will my programs read the same
>> way as they are now?
>>
>> Shelly
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>



Re: Windows Ten Question

Gene
 

I don't know if a nine-year-old computer has whatever is needed to run Windows 7 or to run it well in terms of what is actually in the computer.  For example, it doesn't use the newer BIOS system and I don't know if or how that might matter.  I hope others discuss this.  Computers that can do what you want to do aren't expensive these days and it might well either be necessary or make more sense just to get a new one with Windows 10 on it.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:43 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Windows Ten Question

Thank you Ron!  I greatly appreciate you answering my question. My
computer will be nine years old in February but I really don't do much
with it.  Will Thunderbird work the same?  Occasionally, I will hit
control escape to bring up the start menu and get it that way but for
the most part, I use alt control T.  I also have shortcut keys for
Firefox and Chrome.  I really don't want to learn all about it basically
just the things I do.

Shelly

On 9/17/2019 10:09 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
> Hello:
>
> In answer to your questions: You shouldn't have major difficulty using
> Windows 10.  I was reticent to install it for a few years, but when I
> did install it, It wasn't very difficult to use.  Your browsers:
> Firefox, and Chrome should work just about the same as with Windows
> 7.  Thunderbird also works without issues.
> The only major difference that I can see for normal operation is the
> Windows Explorer/My Computer now in Windows 10 known as This PC
> interface. It uses the ribbons.  However, you can easily achieve most
> operations such as creating a new folder and sorting and listing items
> via hotkeys and the context menu.  There is also a hack to restore
> This PC to the normal menu driven system of Windows 7 and earlier.
>
> For the installation, you might call the Microsoft phone for
> disability and ask them to install it remotely.  Lacking that, you can
> buy a new computer and it will come installed.
>
> Here is the phone number:
> Microsoft Disability Assistance Phone Number
> 1-800-936-5900
>
>
>
> On 9/17/2019 2:00 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
>>         HI Group:
>>
>>
>> Just recently, I received a notification on my computer telling me
>> that as of January that Windows Seven won't be supported anymore. My
>> question is what is the easiest way for me to obtain Windows Ten? 
>> When I get it, how would I set it up on my computer so I will be able
>> to navigate around?  I know nothing about this operating system.  Any
>> help would be greatly appreciated.  Will my programs read the same
>> way as they are now?
>>
>> Shelly
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>



Re: Help Getting Started With OpenDrive

Margaret Thomas
 

Walter and All:

I spent more time with OpenDrive overnight and made some progress and hope to work on it again today.

Do you know if they have telephone support? I filled out a support form only to run into a captcha (sp.). There was something billed as an audio variant, where one could supposedly type the words heard, but they were spoken at a thousand words per minute and I had to give up.

Any hints or suggestions for working with the service would be greatly appreciated.

Margaret

On 9/17/2019 6:45 PM, Margaret Thomas wrote:
Thanks, Walter.
I don't have any files I want to share and have save password and auto log-in unchecked.  The way things have been going, I'll lose the password for secure.
Margaret
On 9/16/2019 2:28 AM, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:
block quote
Hi.  When using the Secure folder for the first time you are asked to create a password.  This is a password different to your log in password and has
no connection.  It is very important you remember this password or keep a copy somewhere because not even Open Drive can get access to the secure folder.
If you lose or forget your password for the secure folder then you can ask Open Drive to reset the folder but in doing so, you will lose all the content
of that folder.  Walter.
-----Original Message-----
From:
main@TechTalk.groups.io
 [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io]
On Behalf Of Margaret Thomas
Sent: 16 September 2019 01:35
To:
main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Help Getting Started With OpenDrive
Good Evening:
I apologize if my previous attempt at sending this did make it to the
list.  It landed in my in-box and not in the folder where it should have
gone.
I got a licensed copy of OpenDrive to back up documents and files on my
Windows 7 machine a couple months ago.  It was not a good time to try to
learn
something new then and, although now isn't much better, I want to try
again and hope some kind person who uses the service can help me get
started.
I downloaded and installed the app back then and created a test folder
in Documents and uploaded a couple test documents and put them in the
test folder.
When I logged in yesterday, I got a message saying that a new version
was available and asking if I wanted to update.  I didn't click on yes.
Somewhere
it
seems to say that
version 1.7.4.15 is the most recent.  Other than Programs and Features,
which says 1.7.4.9, how can I find out what version I have? Help in the
menu Is
about help for Windows and not OpenDrive.  Is the new one accessible
with JAWS 2018, 2019 and NVDA 2019.1.1? Windows 10 is in the near future.
I was able to find the User Guide for the app on my previous attempt at
learning OpenDrive a couple months ago and, after some fumbling around
yesterday,
found
the darn thing.  Am I missing something or is it not available on the
app or only on the page for
www.opendrive.com
I also  have a question about uploading documents to the secure folder.
I think I read something during my previous learning attempt about a
second password
being necessary to complete it.  Does this replace the password one
signs in with or are there two passwords needed to do different things.
I do not have experience with DropBox etc.  and heartily disliked
OpenDrive on my earlier effort with the thing and, today, don't like it
any better.
Does anyone have any hints or suggestions for configuring the app so it
works better with JAWS and/or NVDA?  I'm running Google Chrome and Firefox.
Any help getting my money's worth out of OpenDrive and feeling
comfortable with it would be greatly appreciated.
Margaret


Re: Windows Ten Question

Gene
 

I don't use Windows 10, but I helped a friend who uses it with a problem by phone.  My impression is that, unless you use Windows 10 apps, or programs where you use something like the JAWS cursor, that using Windows 10 is similar to using Windows 7.  There are specific differences, which people may comment on, but in general, I don't think what you do will be affected much and it should be easy to learn the changes.  The person I helped has a hard time learning new things regarding Windows and Windows programs and she didn't say anything to me about Windows 10 being hard to switch to.  I don't know this, but I doubt a transcription employer would allow you to use Windowws 7 for security reasons.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:37 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Windows Ten Question

Dave:


Thank you so much for explain things to me.  i just thought I had better
start getting used to windows 10 wince windows 7 isn't going to be
supported anymore.  I use the computer for email and searching the
internet and using Facebook.  I may possible need it for a transcription
job on Rev if I can even do it with Jaws.  So I'm hoping windows 10
won't be that difficult since that's all I do.  One more things, I also
use Bard Express.  Take care.

Shelly

On 9/17/2019 9:43 AM, Dave wrote:
> Hello Shelly,
>
>
> Even though Win 7 Support is going away, you would still be able to use
> Win 7 for a while, possibly for several years depending upon how you use
> the Computer.
>
>
> In January, Win 7 will not just stop working.  Microsoft just will not
> be updating it as needed.  Either New bugs and New Conflicts won't be
> addressed, or eventually, new programs you have yet to obtain will not
> work.  But this too won't be something that happens over night.
>
>
> I would say you have at least a year to continue to use Win 7, and
> perhaps even longer.
>
>
> I have a friend who is still using Win XP, and he even goes On Line with
> it, although he does have some troubles doing so cleanly.    But, he
> still uses the same programs he had back when XP was King, and he even
> still uses his old Printer, which works fine with his System.
>
>
> Now if he were to buy a new printer, there most likely will not be any
> Drivers for XP, or Win 7 after this coming January.
>
>
> My guess is that the weakest area in Win 7 is going to be connecting to
> the Internet, and this has to do with the Browser more than Win 7.  But
> if new versions of Fire Fox or Chrome come along, and they will not run
> in Win 7, then you will be limited to running older versions of these
> Browsers.  Which might work for a long time.  It really depends upon the
> Constantly Changing Internet.
>
>
> And as mentioned before, if you need to buy a new printer,or Scanner, or
> some other Device connected to the Computer, there eventually will not
> be Drivers for these new items.
>
>
> As far as upgrading to Win 10-
>
>
> I don't know what speed you have become accustomed to with your Win 7.
> But installing Win 10 will slow everything down.  it will take longer to
> Boot and to move around doing your normal tasks. And it is different
> than Win 7.  Like with other Operating Systems, there are similarities
> and big differences between Win 10 and Win 7.
>
>
> There will be a learning process, and you won't need to learn everything
> there is about Win 10, but you will need to find out how to do the
> typical things you now do in Win 7.   And that should not take you too
> long, maybe a few hours to a day or two.
>
>
> <Smile>  And that's about it for my Arm Chair early morning
> Pontificating.
>
>
> Grumpy Dave
>
>
>
>
>
>
> .
>



Re: How does this ssd connect

Fanus
 

Hello
Thanks much. Your explanation is very valuable.
Regards
Fanus

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Blaster
Sent: Tuesday, 17 September 2019 18:28
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How does this ssd connect

This will depend on your make and model of laptop. Some laptops have a
compartment door that can be easily removed to expose the hard drive
and other laptops have to be disassembled, in some cases removing much
more than the rear lid. You'll need to lookup that info on your
manufactures website for details on replacing the hard disk.

The SATA 3 connector will connect to your laptops SATA connector. If
your laptop has the SATA 2 connecter it will bring the transfer speed
down to 3 GB/s, if it supports SATA 3 it will run at 6 GB/s, it's just
a performance measurement, either way it will be a dramatic
improvement over a standard laptop hard drive.

Alternatively, you could get an external hard drive enclosure and
connect it to your laptop via a USB port, but honestly, a WD external
passport drive would accomplish the same thing at a much lower cost.
Besides that , you wouldn't get any performance boost because your
only going to be adding a storage device.

HTH,
Blaster




On 9/17/19, Fanus <buys.fanus@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello list
I can get this ssd at a very good price. The description is: WD Blue 500GB
2.5" Sata3 3D NAND SSD
My question is how would this drive connect to a laptop? What does sata3
mean? Would it mean the usual sata connections like in a pc for connecting
a
hard drive or is this a newer type for which one would need a special
connector? Would I be able to connect it as an external usb drive to my pc
or laptop?
Regards
Fanus






Re: Windows Ten Question

Shelly Kane
 

Thank you Ron!  I greatly appreciate you answering my question. My computer will be nine years old in February but I really don't do much with it.  Will Thunderbird work the same?  Occasionally, I will hit control escape to bring up the start menu and get it that way but for the most part, I use alt control T.  I also have shortcut keys for Firefox and Chrome.  I really don't want to learn all about it basically just the things I do.

Shelly

On 9/17/2019 10:09 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hello:

In answer to your questions: You shouldn't have major difficulty using Windows 10.  I was reticent to install it for a few years, but when I did install it, It wasn't very difficult to use.  Your browsers: Firefox, and Chrome should work just about the same as with Windows 7.  Thunderbird also works without issues.
The only major difference that I can see for normal operation is the Windows Explorer/My Computer now in Windows 10 known as This PC interface. It uses the ribbons.  However, you can easily achieve most operations such as creating a new folder and sorting and listing items via hotkeys and the context menu.  There is also a hack to restore This PC to the normal menu driven system of Windows 7 and earlier.

For the installation, you might call the Microsoft phone for disability and ask them to install it remotely.  Lacking that, you can buy a new computer and it will come installed.

Here is the phone number:
Microsoft Disability Assistance Phone Number
1-800-936-5900



On 9/17/2019 2:00 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
        HI Group:


Just recently, I received a notification on my computer telling me that as of January that Windows Seven won't be supported anymore. My question is what is the easiest way for me to obtain Windows Ten?  When I get it, how would I set it up on my computer so I will be able to navigate around?  I know nothing about this operating system.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Will my programs read the same way as they are now?

Shelly





Re: Windows Ten Question

Shelly Kane
 

Dave:


Thank you so much for explain things to me.  i just thought I had better start getting used to windows 10 wince windows 7 isn't going to be supported anymore.  I use the computer for email and searching the internet and using Facebook.  I may possible need it for a transcription job on Rev if I can even do it with Jaws.  So I'm hoping windows 10 won't be that difficult since that's all I do.  One more things, I also use Bard Express.  Take care.

Shelly

On 9/17/2019 9:43 AM, Dave wrote:
Hello Shelly,


Even though Win 7 Support is going away, you would still be able to use
Win 7 for a while, possibly for several years depending upon how you use
the Computer.


In January, Win 7 will not just stop working.  Microsoft just will not
be updating it as needed.  Either New bugs and New Conflicts won't be
addressed, or eventually, new programs you have yet to obtain will not
work.  But this too won't be something that happens over night.


I would say you have at least a year to continue to use Win 7, and
perhaps even longer.


I have a friend who is still using Win XP, and he even goes On Line with
it, although he does have some troubles doing so cleanly.    But, he
still uses the same programs he had back when XP was King, and he even
still uses his old Printer, which works fine with his System.


Now if he were to buy a new printer, there most likely will not be any
Drivers for XP, or Win 7 after this coming January.


My guess is that the weakest area in Win 7 is going to be connecting to
the Internet, and this has to do with the Browser more than Win 7.  But
if new versions of Fire Fox or Chrome come along, and they will not run
in Win 7, then you will be limited to running older versions of these
Browsers.  Which might work for a long time.  It really depends upon the
Constantly Changing Internet.


And as mentioned before, if you need to buy a new printer,or Scanner, or
some other Device connected to the Computer, there eventually will not
be Drivers for these new items.


As far as upgrading to Win 10-


I don't know what speed you have become accustomed to with your Win 7.
But installing Win 10 will slow everything down.  it will take longer to
Boot and to move around doing your normal tasks. And it is different
than Win 7.  Like with other Operating Systems, there are similarities
and big differences between Win 10 and Win 7.


There will be a learning process, and you won't need to learn everything
there is about Win 10, but you will need to find out how to do the
typical things you now do in Win 7.   And that should not take you too
long, maybe a few hours to a day or two.


<Smile>  And that's about it for my Arm Chair early morning Pontificating.


Grumpy Dave





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Re: Help Getting Started With OpenDrive

Margaret Thomas
 

Thanks, Walter.

I don't have any files I want to share and have save password and auto log-in unchecked.  The way things have been going, I'll lose the password for secure.


Margaret

On 9/16/2019 2:28 AM, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:
block quote
Hi.  When using the Secure folder for the first time you are asked to create a password.  This is a password different to your log in password and has
no connection.  It is very important you remember this password or keep a copy somewhere because not even Open Drive can get access to the secure folder.
If you lose or forget your password for the secure folder then you can ask Open Drive to reset the folder but in doing so, you will lose all the content
of that folder.  Walter.

-----Original Message-----
From:
main@TechTalk.groups.io
 [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io]
On Behalf Of Margaret Thomas
Sent: 16 September 2019 01:35
To:
main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Help Getting Started With OpenDrive

Good Evening:

I apologize if my previous attempt at sending this did make it to the
list.  It landed in my in-box and not in the folder where it should have
gone.

I got a licensed copy of OpenDrive to back up documents and files on my
Windows 7 machine a couple months ago.  It was not a good time to try to
learn

something new then and, although now isn't much better, I want to try
again and hope some kind person who uses the service can help me get
started.

I downloaded and installed the app back then and created a test folder
in Documents and uploaded a couple test documents and put them in the
test folder.

When I logged in yesterday, I got a message saying that a new version
was available and asking if I wanted to update.  I didn't click on yes.
Somewhere
it
seems to say that

version 1.7.4.15 is the most recent.  Other than Programs and Features,
which says 1.7.4.9, how can I find out what version I have? Help in the
menu Is

about help for Windows and not OpenDrive.  Is the new one accessible
with JAWS 2018, 2019 and NVDA 2019.1.1? Windows 10 is in the near future.

I was able to find the User Guide for the app on my previous attempt at
learning OpenDrive a couple months ago and, after some fumbling around
yesterday,
found
the darn thing.  Am I missing something or is it not available on the
app or only on the page for

www.opendrive.com

I also  have a question about uploading documents to the secure folder.
I think I read something during my previous learning attempt about a
second password

being necessary to complete it.  Does this replace the password one
signs in with or are there two passwords needed to do different things.

I do not have experience with DropBox etc.  and heartily disliked
OpenDrive on my earlier effort with the thing and, today, don't like it
any better.
Does anyone have any hints or suggestions for configuring the app so it
works better with JAWS and/or NVDA?  I'm running Google Chrome and Firefox.

Any help getting my money's worth out of OpenDrive and feeling
comfortable with it would be greatly appreciated.

Margaret


Re: Windows 10 desktop computer doesn't always click the link with either Enter key

Loy <loyrg2845@...>
 

I have experienced this using Edge DEV as my default browser.  But not with another browser. So I believe it is a problem with Edge DEV.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:40 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Windows 10 desktop computer doesn't always click the link with either Enter key

Hi Vicky,

 

I have experienced this running Windows 10 with Jaws 2019. And I’ve had it happen with buttons, as well. Restarting Jaws and refreshing the screen doesn’t help. I think switching browsers sometimes helps, but I don’t recall if it was a particular one giving me problems and I don’t think it is certain web sites. Sometimes I can find the link and activate it with the Jaws cursor, touch cursor hasn’t helped. Seems to be no fix and I’ve been meaning to contact FS/Vispero but haven’t taken the time to do it.

 

Yours in frustration solidarity,

Norma


Re: Windows 10 desktop computer doesn't always click the link with either Enter key

Norma A. Boge
 

Hi Vicky,

 

I have experienced this running Windows 10 with Jaws 2019. And I’ve had it happen with buttons, as well. Restarting Jaws and refreshing the screen doesn’t help. I think switching browsers sometimes helps, but I don’t recall if it was a particular one giving me problems and I don’t think it is certain web sites. Sometimes I can find the link and activate it with the Jaws cursor, touch cursor hasn’t helped. Seems to be no fix and I’ve been meaning to contact FS/Vispero but haven’t taken the time to do it.

 

Yours in frustration solidarity,

Norma


Re: Windows 10 desktop computer doesn't always click the link with either Enter key

Gene
 

How are you moving to a link?  If enter doesn’t work, tab and shift tab to get back to the link.  When you move to a link in other ways, such as moving by line with the arrow keys, you may not be properly on the link, even if it is announced when you move to the line its on.
 
If a sound is available, it has to do with your browser, usually using an add-on. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:06 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Windows 10 desktop computer doesn't always click the link with either Enter key
 

Hi List, A fair amount of time, when I use my Enter key, either the main one or the one on the number pad, my Windows 10 desktop computer using Jaws 2019, does not act upon it.

 

I then try the Insert+F7 for the list of links and sometimes that works.

 

I’m thinking that perhaps the coder of the page might not have put the actual link where the Jaws picks it up and can read it or it’s just very bad coding to begin with.

 

Have any of you come across this and solved it?

 

Another thing I was hoping to learn, is there a way to make the computer make a clicking sound when it actually does make the click?  At least that way, I would know whether it went through or it’s just sitting there singing a song to itself.

 

Thanks very much for any help!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V


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