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Re: Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Nimer Jaber
 

I recommend anyone to join the Windows 10 mailing list for additional help on Windows 10. Fact is, Narrator has never needed Internet to be turned on. As I stated, there are other possible reasons for why Narrator did not turn on. These could be that you were not at the setup screen before turning on Narrator, your volume was low with the built-in speakers therefore necessitating maybe plugging in some headphones, an inadvertent keypress got you to a different screen, you were not familiar with the keys on your laptop (I say this because the control key moves from laptop to laptop), so on and so on. The possibilities are endless as to why this did not work, but let me assure and reassure anyone looking to buy a computer that Narrator will, indeed, come up at the setup screen, no Internet access required, no update required so long as the laptop in question has Windows 10. Same goes for a phone. Phones do not need Internet access to enable accessibility at the setup screen. Anyone providing this information needs to know that this is misinformation and simply isn't true.


On Sun, Jan 3, 2021 at 1:27 PM Janet <janet.harvard@...> wrote:
Hi Joyce,
Thank you so much for this, as this all makes sense.  People kept telling me to just turn on Narrator and follow the prompts, but that didn't happen.  What you are saying does make much more sense, there is more to setting up Windows for someone who has no speech than what many people are thinking.  I also think  this is a learning experience for all of us.  Now I know what to tell Best Buy what I need them to do for me, as they are trying to help me as much as they can, and they don't know anything about Narrator, and I don't expect them to, as me as a blind person, I don't even know anything about Narrator,as I've never used it either. 
Thank you so much again. 

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joyce Feinberg
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2021 12:59 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Hi Chris and Janet,
I recently received a brand new laptop and a brand new desktop in the household. When it was turned on, it came up to a screen and I tried to activate narrator. Narrator would not activate until I got through the start up process. Neither computer was set up on a direct link to the router, they both needed to be set up as wireless.
Some of the initial set ups were to set up a username and password/pen which seems to now be required as I have been unable to disable it. It also helped you set up your wireless network as well as got you into one email address. Depending on what you purchased with the laptop, those apps will be on the desktop when it gets logged in. On the laptop, it was only recycle Ben and Microsoft edge. On the desktop it also included the icons for office 365 which I just configured to my current user login.
I figure that Best Buy will have some type of Internet access which should allow them to assist you in getting through the initial start up screens. I did need sighted assistance until I was able to get logged in I am set up on the wireless Wi-Fi. Once I was at the desktop, I was able to activate narrator which then allowed me to load up my screen reader program. Once the screen reader of my choice was active, I performed the update to the latest windows and started to download additional apps and programs that I currently use.
Hope this information helps you out, but Best Buy should be able to assist you in getting through those initial start up screens which are not accessible with narrator.
> On Jan 3, 2021, at 12:21 PM, chris judge <chrisjudge1967@...> wrote:
>
> Hi.
>
> When I got my dell XPS in March of 2019 I was able to completely set it up without sighted assistance. This pc has both wired and wifi connectivity. I can't recall now if I had hard wired it to the internet before I began, or if I used wifi, but I had no issues starting narrator at the beginning. I hadn't heard that narrator won't run unless the computer is connected to the internet and I don't think that is the case.
>
> I'm surprised someone hasn't done a demonstration on some podcast going through the steps of setting up a pc from scratch. I am considering picking up a new laptop for the specific purpose of recording it's set-up, but I won't have time to do it for a couple of weeks as it's back to work tomorrow and things are going to be busy for a while.Chris Judge
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joyce Feinberg
> Sent: January 2, 2021 9:25 PM
> To: main@techtalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.
>
> Hi Janet, a few things as I have just set up a new laptop.
> First, you will need sided assistance to get through the first few steps because narrator does not turn on until you are connected to the Internet. See if Best Buy will get you through to at least the desktop without an Internet connection.
> Second, after you have gotten to the desktop and loaded your screen reader you will probably need to perform an update to the Windows operating system. Although the latest windows update has been out for a few months, I still needed to update to the 2008, H2 version.
> I hope this information helps.
>> On Jan 2, 2021, at 7:41 PM, Janet <janet.harvard@...> wrote:
>>
>> Gene,
>> I already asked Best buy if I or them could install my Network information for me, and they said I need to be home by my Wi-Fi in order to do this.  I just might try to turn on Narrator when I am at Best Buy to see if it will work or not, because if it doesn't work, I don't know what is my next step!  LOL!
>>
>> Janet
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
>> Behalf Of Gene
>> Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 6:26 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.
>>
>> I don't know what you can arrange, but it may be that the store from
>> which you purchase the computer from would have someone do it but I
>> don't know just what you are asked and if you need to provide
>> information you wouldn't want others to know.  I also don't know if
>> the store would charge to do it.Narrator shouldn't automatically turn off.
>>
>> Gene
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Janet
>> Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 6:23 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.
>>
>> Gene,
>> Several people told me to use Narrator, and that is what I did, but
>> everytime I turned Narrator on, it would completely turn right back
>> off, and so that is why I say Narrator was no help to me at all.  I
>> don't have any idea why Narrator was like that though, as I have never
>> worked with Narrator before.  I will try to use Narrator again when I
>> pick up my Laptop this coming Tuesday, and see how it works this time.
>> If it doesn't work this time, I have no speech, so there for, I won't be able to set up the Laptop.
>>
>> Janet
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
>> Behalf Of Gene
>> Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 6:17 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.
>>
>> I haven't gone through the setup procedure when you first run a new
>> computer.  I doubt you can install anything until you go through it.
>> We don't know why you had the problems you had before, but Narrator
>> may not have been the problem.  Whenever I see this question
>> discussed, those who describe what they do say they use Narrator.
>>
>> Gene
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Janet
>> Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 6:11 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.
>>
>> Gene,
>> Ok this makes sense.  I do know the information from my Router to
>> enter it, matter of fact, now that I finally thought about it, I can
>> probably connect the Laptop to my Wi-FI just like I do when I
>> connected my iPhone using my network password and security number.  My
>> Modem and Router is so old, and out dated as I've had it since 2009,
>> and I probably need a new one soon.  Do you know if I can install Jaws
>> as I turn on the Laptop, or do I need to use Narrator? Last week when
>> I tried to work with the other Laptop, Narrator wasn't any help at all.
>>
>> Janet
>> Janet
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
>> Behalf Of Gene
>> Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:57 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.
>>
>> No, but when you connect your laptop to the WIFI, you will have to
>> enter information on your laptop to allow it to connect.  The laptop
>> will see your router but when you tell it to connect, it will ask for your security key.
>> I'm not sure if it asks for anything else.
>>
>> Gene
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Janet
>> Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:53 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.
>>
>> HI Gene,
>> System Defender sounds like it will be enough for me.  Now though,
>> speaking about Wi-Fi, my current PC is connected to my modem and
>> Router, but I do know or so I've been told by ATT back in 2009, I do
>> have WI-FI connections with this Modem and Router, but I'm now wondering will I need to do
>> something to my Modem or Router in order to connect my new Laptop    to
>> Wi-Fi?
>> Janet
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
>> Behalf Of Gene
>> Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:44 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.
>>
>> As far as I know, you won't have to set up security if all you want to
>> do is use the program Mivcrosoft provides with Windows.  As I recall,
>> its system Defender.
>>
>> You may want to use something in addition such as Malware Bytes but
>> System Defender is a highly rated program and you will be unlikely to
>> need something else unless you want to use something like Malwaare Bytes.
>>
>> You will have to go through some sort of procedure as has been
>> discussed here when you first use the computer.  Aside from what you
>> are discussing, the only thing I can think of is to set up your
>> computer to work with your WIFI, unless at home, you are going to
>> connect your computer to your router by cable.  I don't know enough
>> about how you set up your computer to work with your WIFI to discuss
>> it.  When I had my modem set up here, the serviceman set up my laptop
>> to work with it.  I think AT&T does that for customers when a router is connected by them.
>>
>> Gene
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Janet
>> Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:19 PM
>> To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io'
>> Subject: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.
>>
>> Hi All,
>> I'm just curious if Windows Ten is already installed on my Laptop,
>> what might be left that I would need to do? I know I will need to set
>> up an email program, install my screen reader, set up security though.
>> Just so I know what to expect when I bring home my Laptop.  I know how
>> to plug it in though!  LOL!
>> Janet
>>
>> Peace Be With You.
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Re: Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Carolyn Arnold
 

Yeah, OfficeMax would, and I would get them to do mine next
time. It would have cost me $80 back in 2015.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 2, 2021 7:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question
Please.

I don't know what you can arrange, but it may be that the
store from which you purchase the computer from would have
someone do it but I don't know just what you are asked and
if you need to provide information you wouldn't want others
to know. I also don't know if the store would charge to do
it.Narrator shouldn't automatically turn off.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 6:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question
Please.

Gene,
Several people told me to use Narrator, and that is what I
did, but everytime I turned Narrator on, it would completely
turn right back off, and so that is why I say Narrator was
no help to me at all. I don't have any idea why Narrator
was like that though, as I have never worked with Narrator
before. I will try to use Narrator again when I pick up my
Laptop this coming Tuesday, and see how it works this time.
If it doesn't work this time, I have no speech, so there
for, I won't be able to set up the Laptop.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 6:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question
Please.

I haven't gone through the setup procedure when you first
run a new
computer. I doubt you can install anything until you go
through it. We
don't know why you had the problems you had before, but
Narrator may not
have been the problem. Whenever I see this question
discussed, those who
describe what they do say they use Narrator.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 6:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question
Please.

Gene,
Ok this makes sense. I do know the information from my
Router to enter it,
matter of fact, now that I finally thought about it, I can
probably connect
the Laptop to my Wi-FI just like I do when I connected my
iPhone using my
network password and security number. My Modem and Router
is so old, and
out dated as I've had it since 2009, and I probably need a
new one soon. Do
you know if I can install Jaws as I turn on the Laptop, or
do I need to use
Narrator? Last week when I tried to work with the other
Laptop, Narrator
wasn't any help at all.

Janet
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question
Please.

No, but when you connect your laptop to the WIFI, you will
have to enter
information on your laptop to allow it to connect. The
laptop will see your
router but when you tell it to connect, it will ask for your
security key.
I'm not sure if it asks for anything else.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question
Please.

HI Gene,
System Defender sounds like it will be enough for me. Now
though, speaking
about Wi-Fi, my current PC is connected to my modem and
Router, but I do
know or so I've been told by ATT back in 2009, I do have
WI-FI connections
with this Modem and Router, but I'm now wondering will I
need to do
something to my Modem or Router in order to connect my new
Laptop to
Wi-Fi?
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question
Please.

As far as I know, you won't have to set up security if all
you want to do is
use the program Mivcrosoft provides with Windows. As I
recall, its system
Defender.

You may want to use something in addition such as Malware
Bytes but System
Defender is a highly rated program and you will be unlikely
to need
something else unless you want to use something like
Malwaare Bytes.

You will have to go through some sort of procedure as has
been discussed
here when you first use the computer. Aside from what you
are discussing,
the only thing I can think of is to set up your computer to
work with your
WIFI, unless at home, you are going to connect your computer
to your router
by cable. I don't know enough about how you set up your
computer to work
with your WIFI to discuss it. When I had my modem set up
here, the
serviceman set up my laptop to work with it. I think AT&T
does that for
customers when a router is connected by them.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:19 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io'
Subject: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Hi All,
I'm just curious if Windows Ten is already installed on my
Laptop, what
might be left that I would need to do? I know I will need to
set up an email
program, install my screen reader, set up security though.
Just so I know
what to expect when I bring home my Laptop. I know how to
plug it in
though! LOL!
Janet

Peace Be With You.


Re: Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Carolyn Arnold
 

I've used mine five and a half years with the virus fighter
that is with it, and also have not had to run defrag.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, January 2, 2021 6:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question
Please.

Windows 10 comes with its own antivirus and security
software.
I've been using this win10 machine for about a year. I
have not set up any antivirus or security. I just use what
came with windows; You can probably set times for scans and
such.
I just let windows do its thing and that's fine with me.
Unless you know what you are doing, setting up third party
security software may lead to confusion and problems.
Others will have different opinions.
I am reporting what is working for me.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On
Behalf Of Janet
Sent: January 2, 2021 5:19 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Hi All,
I'm just curious if Windows Ten is already installed on my
Laptop, what might be left that I would need to do? I know I
will need to set up an email program, install my screen
reader, set up security though. Just so I know what to
expect when I bring home my Laptop. I know how to plug it
in though! LOL!
Janet

Peace Be With You.


Re: Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Carolyn Arnold
 

I had to enter my router number into my phone in order for
it to connect; I do not know if that is necessary on a
computer or not. It did take Jim quite a bit of time to get
mine going.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 2, 2021 6:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question
Please.

No, but when you connect your laptop to the WIFI, you will
have to enter information on your laptop to allow it to
connect. The laptop will see your router but when you tell
it to connect, it will ask for your security key.
I'm not sure if it asks for anything else.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question
Please.

HI Gene,
System Defender sounds like it will be enough for me. Now
though, speaking about Wi-Fi, my current PC is connected to
my modem and Router, but I do know or so I've been told by
ATT back in 2009, I do have WI-FI connections with this
Modem and Router, but I'm now wondering will I need to do
something to my Modem or Router in order to connect my new
Laptop to
Wi-Fi?
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question
Please.

As far as I know, you won't have to set up security if all
you want to do is use the program Mivcrosoft provides with
Windows. As I recall, its system Defender.

You may want to use something in addition such as Malware
Bytes but System Defender is a highly rated program and you
will be unlikely to need something else unless you want to
use something like Malwaare Bytes.

You will have to go through some sort of procedure as has
been discussed here when you first use the computer. Aside
from what you are discussing, the only thing I can think of
is to set up your computer to work with your WIFI, unless at
home, you are going to connect your computer to your router
by cable. I don't know enough about how you set up your
computer to work with your WIFI to discuss it. When I had
my modem set up here, the serviceman set up my laptop to
work with it. I think AT&T does that for customers when a
router is connected by them.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:19 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io'
Subject: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Hi All,
I'm just curious if Windows Ten is already installed on my
Laptop, what might be left that I would need to do? I know I
will need to set up an email program, install my screen
reader, set up security though. Just so I know what to
expect when I bring home my Laptop. I know how to plug it
in though! LOL!
Janet

Peace Be With You.


Re: Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Carolyn Arnold
 

You may need to install some updates.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 2, 2021 6:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question
Please.

As far as I know, you won't have to set up security if all
you want to do is use the program Mivcrosoft provides with
Windows. As I recall, its system Defender.

You may want to use something in addition such as Malware
Bytes but System Defender is a highly rated program and you
will be unlikely to need something else unless you want to
use something like Malwaare Bytes.

You will have to go through some sort of procedure as has
been discussed here when you first use the computer. Aside
from what you are discussing, the only thing I can think of
is to set up your computer to work with your WIFI, unless at
home, you are going to connect your computer to your router
by cable. I don't know enough about how you set up your
computer to work with your WIFI to discuss it. When I had
my modem set up here, the serviceman set up my laptop to
work with it. I think AT&T does that for customers when a
router is connected by them.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:19 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io'
Subject: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Hi All,
I'm just curious if Windows Ten is already installed on my
Laptop, what might be left that I would need to do? I know I
will need to set up an email program, install my screen
reader, set up security though. Just so I know what to
expect when I bring home my Laptop. I know how to plug it
in though! LOL!
Janet

Peace Be With You.


Re: Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Janet
 

Hi Joyce,
Thank you so much for this, as this all makes sense. People kept telling me to just turn on Narrator and follow the prompts, but that didn't happen. What you are saying does make much more sense, there is more to setting up Windows for someone who has no speech than what many people are thinking. I also think this is a learning experience for all of us. Now I know what to tell Best Buy what I need them to do for me, as they are trying to help me as much as they can, and they don't know anything about Narrator, and I don't expect them to, as me as a blind person, I don't even know anything about Narrator,as I've never used it either.
Thank you so much again.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joyce Feinberg
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2021 12:59 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Hi Chris and Janet,
I recently received a brand new laptop and a brand new desktop in the household. When it was turned on, it came up to a screen and I tried to activate narrator. Narrator would not activate until I got through the start up process. Neither computer was set up on a direct link to the router, they both needed to be set up as wireless.
Some of the initial set ups were to set up a username and password/pen which seems to now be required as I have been unable to disable it. It also helped you set up your wireless network as well as got you into one email address. Depending on what you purchased with the laptop, those apps will be on the desktop when it gets logged in. On the laptop, it was only recycle Ben and Microsoft edge. On the desktop it also included the icons for office 365 which I just configured to my current user login.
I figure that Best Buy will have some type of Internet access which should allow them to assist you in getting through the initial start up screens. I did need sighted assistance until I was able to get logged in I am set up on the wireless Wi-Fi. Once I was at the desktop, I was able to activate narrator which then allowed me to load up my screen reader program. Once the screen reader of my choice was active, I performed the update to the latest windows and started to download additional apps and programs that I currently use.
Hope this information helps you out, but Best Buy should be able to assist you in getting through those initial start up screens which are not accessible with narrator.
On Jan 3, 2021, at 12:21 PM, chris judge <chrisjudge1967@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi.

When I got my dell XPS in March of 2019 I was able to completely set it up without sighted assistance. This pc has both wired and wifi connectivity. I can't recall now if I had hard wired it to the internet before I began, or if I used wifi, but I had no issues starting narrator at the beginning. I hadn't heard that narrator won't run unless the computer is connected to the internet and I don't think that is the case.

I'm surprised someone hasn't done a demonstration on some podcast going through the steps of setting up a pc from scratch. I am considering picking up a new laptop for the specific purpose of recording it's set-up, but I won't have time to do it for a couple of weeks as it's back to work tomorrow and things are going to be busy for a while.Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joyce Feinberg
Sent: January 2, 2021 9:25 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Hi Janet, a few things as I have just set up a new laptop.
First, you will need sided assistance to get through the first few steps because narrator does not turn on until you are connected to the Internet. See if Best Buy will get you through to at least the desktop without an Internet connection.
Second, after you have gotten to the desktop and loaded your screen reader you will probably need to perform an update to the Windows operating system. Although the latest windows update has been out for a few months, I still needed to update to the 2008, H2 version.
I hope this information helps.
On Jan 2, 2021, at 7:41 PM, Janet <janet.harvard@outlook.com> wrote:

Gene,
I already asked Best buy if I or them could install my Network information for me, and they said I need to be home by my Wi-Fi in order to do this. I just might try to turn on Narrator when I am at Best Buy to see if it will work or not, because if it doesn't work, I don't know what is my next step! LOL!

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 6:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

I don't know what you can arrange, but it may be that the store from
which you purchase the computer from would have someone do it but I
don't know just what you are asked and if you need to provide
information you wouldn't want others to know. I also don't know if
the store would charge to do it.Narrator shouldn't automatically turn off.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 6:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Gene,
Several people told me to use Narrator, and that is what I did, but
everytime I turned Narrator on, it would completely turn right back
off, and so that is why I say Narrator was no help to me at all. I
don't have any idea why Narrator was like that though, as I have never
worked with Narrator before. I will try to use Narrator again when I
pick up my Laptop this coming Tuesday, and see how it works this time.
If it doesn't work this time, I have no speech, so there for, I won't be able to set up the Laptop.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 6:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

I haven't gone through the setup procedure when you first run a new
computer. I doubt you can install anything until you go through it.
We don't know why you had the problems you had before, but Narrator
may not have been the problem. Whenever I see this question
discussed, those who describe what they do say they use Narrator.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 6:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Gene,
Ok this makes sense. I do know the information from my Router to
enter it, matter of fact, now that I finally thought about it, I can
probably connect the Laptop to my Wi-FI just like I do when I
connected my iPhone using my network password and security number. My
Modem and Router is so old, and out dated as I've had it since 2009,
and I probably need a new one soon. Do you know if I can install Jaws
as I turn on the Laptop, or do I need to use Narrator? Last week when
I tried to work with the other Laptop, Narrator wasn't any help at all.

Janet
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

No, but when you connect your laptop to the WIFI, you will have to
enter information on your laptop to allow it to connect. The laptop
will see your router but when you tell it to connect, it will ask for your security key.
I'm not sure if it asks for anything else.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

HI Gene,
System Defender sounds like it will be enough for me. Now though,
speaking about Wi-Fi, my current PC is connected to my modem and
Router, but I do know or so I've been told by ATT back in 2009, I do
have WI-FI connections with this Modem and Router, but I'm now wondering will I need to do
something to my Modem or Router in order to connect my new Laptop to
Wi-Fi?
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

As far as I know, you won't have to set up security if all you want to
do is use the program Mivcrosoft provides with Windows. As I recall,
its system Defender.

You may want to use something in addition such as Malware Bytes but
System Defender is a highly rated program and you will be unlikely to
need something else unless you want to use something like Malwaare Bytes.

You will have to go through some sort of procedure as has been
discussed here when you first use the computer. Aside from what you
are discussing, the only thing I can think of is to set up your
computer to work with your WIFI, unless at home, you are going to
connect your computer to your router by cable. I don't know enough
about how you set up your computer to work with your WIFI to discuss
it. When I had my modem set up here, the serviceman set up my laptop
to work with it. I think AT&T does that for customers when a router is connected by them.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:19 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io'
Subject: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Hi All,
I'm just curious if Windows Ten is already installed on my Laptop,
what might be left that I would need to do? I know I will need to set
up an email program, install my screen reader, set up security though.
Just so I know what to expect when I bring home my Laptop. I know how
to plug it in though! LOL!
Janet

Peace Be With You.




















































Re: Windows license will expire soon

Terrilynne Pomeroy
 

When I just googled expiring Windows license, I found several articles as well as some youtube links to help you with this problem.

 

The site I looked at said that if you upgraded from Windows 7 or 8, you have a year’s license.

 

You might want to check online for assistance in handling your problem.

 

TerriLynne

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Teresa Arroyo Llosa
Sent: Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:55 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Windows license will expire soon

 

Hello all,

 

First of all, I hope you all had a happy Christmas and new year.

 

As the subject says, I got a notification saying that my windows license will expire soon, and had two options, go to PC settings or close buttons. When I went to PC settings I there was an activate button and a place to write a key.

 

I got my laptop some years ago with Windows 8, which I was able to upgrade freely to Windows 8.1.

 

My issue is, does this kind of license expire? Is there something I could do to avoid it?

 

Thank you in advance for your advice.

 

Teresa Arroyo

 

Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Nimer Jaber
 

Hello Joyce,

I cannot tell you why this was the case for you, but I can assure everyone that, in most cases, you will not encounter any difficulties whatsoever launching Narrator, even at the setup screen, before WiFi. Narrator does not need network access to run.

On Sun, Jan 3, 2021 at 10:59 AM Joyce Feinberg <joycefeinberg@...> wrote:
Hi Chris and Janet,
I recently received a brand new laptop and a brand new desktop in the household. When it was turned on, it came up to a screen and I tried to activate narrator. Narrator would not activate until I got through the start up process. Neither computer was set up on a direct link to the router, they both needed to be set up as wireless.
Some of the initial set ups were to set up a username and password/pen which seems to now be required as I have been unable to disable it. It also helped you set up your wireless network as well as got you into one email address. Depending on what you purchased with the laptop, those apps will be on the desktop when it gets logged in. On the laptop, it was only recycle Ben and Microsoft edge. On the desktop it also included the icons for office 365 which I just configured to my current user login.
I figure that Best Buy will have some type of Internet access which should allow them to assist you in getting through the initial start up screens. I did need sighted assistance until I was able to get logged in I am set up on the wireless Wi-Fi. Once I was at the desktop, I was able to activate narrator which then allowed me to load up my screen reader program. Once the screen reader of my choice was active, I performed the update to the latest windows and started to download additional apps and programs that I currently use.
Hope this information helps you out, but Best Buy should be able to assist you in getting through those initial start up screens which are not accessible with narrator.
> On Jan 3, 2021, at 12:21 PM, chris judge <chrisjudge1967@...> wrote:
>
> Hi.
>
> When I got my dell XPS in March of 2019 I was able to completely set it up without sighted assistance. This pc has both wired and wifi connectivity. I can't recall now if I had hard wired it to the internet before I began, or if I used wifi, but I had no issues starting narrator at the beginning. I hadn't heard that narrator won't run unless the computer is connected to the internet and I don't think that is the case.
>
> I'm surprised someone hasn't done a demonstration on some podcast going through the steps of setting up a pc from scratch. I am considering picking up a new laptop for the specific purpose of recording it's set-up, but I won't have time to do it for a couple of weeks as it's back to work tomorrow and things are going to be busy for a while.Chris Judge
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joyce Feinberg
> Sent: January 2, 2021 9:25 PM
> To: main@techtalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.
>
> Hi Janet, a few things as I have just set up a new laptop.
> First, you will need sided assistance to get through the first few steps because narrator does not turn on until you are connected to the Internet. See if Best Buy will get you through to at least the desktop without an Internet connection.
> Second, after you have gotten to the desktop and loaded your screen reader you will probably need to perform an update to the Windows operating system. Although the latest windows update has been out for a few months, I still needed to update to the 2008, H2 version.
> I hope this information helps.
>> On Jan 2, 2021, at 7:41 PM, Janet <janet.harvard@...> wrote:
>>
>> Gene,
>> I already asked Best buy if I or them could install my Network information for me, and they said I need to be home by my Wi-Fi in order to do this.  I just might try to turn on Narrator when I am at Best Buy to see if it will work or not, because if it doesn't work, I don't know what is my next step!  LOL!
>>
>> Janet
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
>> Behalf Of Gene
>> Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 6:26 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.
>>
>> I don't know what you can arrange, but it may be that the store from
>> which you purchase the computer from would have someone do it but I
>> don't know just what you are asked and if you need to provide
>> information you wouldn't want others to know.  I also don't know if
>> the store would charge to do it.Narrator shouldn't automatically turn off.
>>
>> Gene
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Janet
>> Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 6:23 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.
>>
>> Gene,
>> Several people told me to use Narrator, and that is what I did, but
>> everytime I turned Narrator on, it would completely turn right back
>> off, and so that is why I say Narrator was no help to me at all.  I
>> don't have any idea why Narrator was like that though, as I have never
>> worked with Narrator before.  I will try to use Narrator again when I
>> pick up my Laptop this coming Tuesday, and see how it works this time.
>> If it doesn't work this time, I have no speech, so there for, I won't be able to set up the Laptop.
>>
>> Janet
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
>> Behalf Of Gene
>> Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 6:17 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.
>>
>> I haven't gone through the setup procedure when you first run a new
>> computer.  I doubt you can install anything until you go through it.
>> We don't know why you had the problems you had before, but Narrator
>> may not have been the problem.  Whenever I see this question
>> discussed, those who describe what they do say they use Narrator.
>>
>> Gene
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Janet
>> Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 6:11 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.
>>
>> Gene,
>> Ok this makes sense.  I do know the information from my Router to
>> enter it, matter of fact, now that I finally thought about it, I can
>> probably connect the Laptop to my Wi-FI just like I do when I
>> connected my iPhone using my network password and security number.  My
>> Modem and Router is so old, and out dated as I've had it since 2009,
>> and I probably need a new one soon.  Do you know if I can install Jaws
>> as I turn on the Laptop, or do I need to use Narrator? Last week when
>> I tried to work with the other Laptop, Narrator wasn't any help at all.
>>
>> Janet
>> Janet
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
>> Behalf Of Gene
>> Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:57 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.
>>
>> No, but when you connect your laptop to the WIFI, you will have to
>> enter information on your laptop to allow it to connect.  The laptop
>> will see your router but when you tell it to connect, it will ask for your security key.
>> I'm not sure if it asks for anything else.
>>
>> Gene
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Janet
>> Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:53 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.
>>
>> HI Gene,
>> System Defender sounds like it will be enough for me.  Now though,
>> speaking about Wi-Fi, my current PC is connected to my modem and
>> Router, but I do know or so I've been told by ATT back in 2009, I do
>> have WI-FI connections with this Modem and Router, but I'm now wondering will I need to do
>> something to my Modem or Router in order to connect my new Laptop    to
>> Wi-Fi?
>> Janet
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
>> Behalf Of Gene
>> Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:44 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.
>>
>> As far as I know, you won't have to set up security if all you want to
>> do is use the program Mivcrosoft provides with Windows.  As I recall,
>> its system Defender.
>>
>> You may want to use something in addition such as Malware Bytes but
>> System Defender is a highly rated program and you will be unlikely to
>> need something else unless you want to use something like Malwaare Bytes.
>>
>> You will have to go through some sort of procedure as has been
>> discussed here when you first use the computer.  Aside from what you
>> are discussing, the only thing I can think of is to set up your
>> computer to work with your WIFI, unless at home, you are going to
>> connect your computer to your router by cable.  I don't know enough
>> about how you set up your computer to work with your WIFI to discuss
>> it.  When I had my modem set up here, the serviceman set up my laptop
>> to work with it.  I think AT&T does that for customers when a router is connected by them.
>>
>> Gene
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Janet
>> Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:19 PM
>> To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io'
>> Subject: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.
>>
>> Hi All,
>> I'm just curious if Windows Ten is already installed on my Laptop,
>> what might be left that I would need to do? I know I will need to set
>> up an email program, install my screen reader, set up security though.
>> Just so I know what to expect when I bring home my Laptop.  I know how
>> to plug it in though!  LOL!
>> Janet
>>
>> Peace Be With You.
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Re: Windows license will expire soon

Dave Mitchel
 

this sure sounds like a scam to me. I have never had a windows license expire.
delete that message ASAP.
Dave
 

From: Teresa Arroyo Llosa
Sent: Sunday, January 3, 2021 11:55 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Windows license will expire soon
 

Hello all,

 

First of all, I hope you all had a happy Christmas and new year.

 

As the subject says, I got a notification saying that my windows license will expire soon, and had two options, go to PC settings or close buttons. When I went to PC settings I there was an activate button and a place to write a key.

 

I got my laptop some years ago with Windows 8, which I was able to upgrade freely to Windows 8.1.

 

My issue is, does this kind of license expire? Is there something I could do to avoid it?

 

Thank you in advance for your advice.

 

Teresa Arroyo


Virus-free. www.avast.com


Windows license will expire soon

Teresa Arroyo Llosa
 

Hello all,

 

First of all, I hope you all had a happy Christmas and new year.

 

As the subject says, I got a notification saying that my windows license will expire soon, and had two options, go to PC settings or close buttons. When I went to PC settings I there was an activate button and a place to write a key.

 

I got my laptop some years ago with Windows 8, which I was able to upgrade freely to Windows 8.1.

 

My issue is, does this kind of license expire? Is there something I could do to avoid it?

 

Thank you in advance for your advice.

 

Teresa Arroyo


Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Joyce Feinberg
 

Hi Chris and Janet,
I recently received a brand new laptop and a brand new desktop in the household. When it was turned on, it came up to a screen and I tried to activate narrator. Narrator would not activate until I got through the start up process. Neither computer was set up on a direct link to the router, they both needed to be set up as wireless.
Some of the initial set ups were to set up a username and password/pen which seems to now be required as I have been unable to disable it. It also helped you set up your wireless network as well as got you into one email address. Depending on what you purchased with the laptop, those apps will be on the desktop when it gets logged in. On the laptop, it was only recycle Ben and Microsoft edge. On the desktop it also included the icons for office 365 which I just configured to my current user login.
I figure that Best Buy will have some type of Internet access which should allow them to assist you in getting through the initial start up screens. I did need sighted assistance until I was able to get logged in I am set up on the wireless Wi-Fi. Once I was at the desktop, I was able to activate narrator which then allowed me to load up my screen reader program. Once the screen reader of my choice was active, I performed the update to the latest windows and started to download additional apps and programs that I currently use.
Hope this information helps you out, but Best Buy should be able to assist you in getting through those initial start up screens which are not accessible with narrator.

On Jan 3, 2021, at 12:21 PM, chris judge <chrisjudge1967@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi.

When I got my dell XPS in March of 2019 I was able to completely set it up without sighted assistance. This pc has both wired and wifi connectivity. I can't recall now if I had hard wired it to the internet before I began, or if I used wifi, but I had no issues starting narrator at the beginning. I hadn't heard that narrator won't run unless the computer is connected to the internet and I don't think that is the case.

I'm surprised someone hasn't done a demonstration on some podcast going through the steps of setting up a pc from scratch. I am considering picking up a new laptop for the specific purpose of recording it's set-up, but I won't have time to do it for a couple of weeks as it's back to work tomorrow and things are going to be busy for a while.Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joyce Feinberg
Sent: January 2, 2021 9:25 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Hi Janet, a few things as I have just set up a new laptop.
First, you will need sided assistance to get through the first few steps because narrator does not turn on until you are connected to the Internet. See if Best Buy will get you through to at least the desktop without an Internet connection.
Second, after you have gotten to the desktop and loaded your screen reader you will probably need to perform an update to the Windows operating system. Although the latest windows update has been out for a few months, I still needed to update to the 2008, H2 version.
I hope this information helps.
On Jan 2, 2021, at 7:41 PM, Janet <janet.harvard@outlook.com> wrote:

Gene,
I already asked Best buy if I or them could install my Network information for me, and they said I need to be home by my Wi-Fi in order to do this. I just might try to turn on Narrator when I am at Best Buy to see if it will work or not, because if it doesn't work, I don't know what is my next step! LOL!

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 6:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

I don't know what you can arrange, but it may be that the store from
which you purchase the computer from would have someone do it but I
don't know just what you are asked and if you need to provide
information you wouldn't want others to know. I also don't know if
the store would charge to do it.Narrator shouldn't automatically turn off.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 6:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Gene,
Several people told me to use Narrator, and that is what I did, but
everytime I turned Narrator on, it would completely turn right back
off, and so that is why I say Narrator was no help to me at all. I
don't have any idea why Narrator was like that though, as I have never
worked with Narrator before. I will try to use Narrator again when I
pick up my Laptop this coming Tuesday, and see how it works this time.
If it doesn't work this time, I have no speech, so there for, I won't be able to set up the Laptop.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 6:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

I haven't gone through the setup procedure when you first run a new
computer. I doubt you can install anything until you go through it.
We don't know why you had the problems you had before, but Narrator
may not have been the problem. Whenever I see this question
discussed, those who describe what they do say they use Narrator.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 6:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Gene,
Ok this makes sense. I do know the information from my Router to
enter it, matter of fact, now that I finally thought about it, I can
probably connect the Laptop to my Wi-FI just like I do when I
connected my iPhone using my network password and security number. My
Modem and Router is so old, and out dated as I've had it since 2009,
and I probably need a new one soon. Do you know if I can install Jaws
as I turn on the Laptop, or do I need to use Narrator? Last week when
I tried to work with the other Laptop, Narrator wasn't any help at all.

Janet
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

No, but when you connect your laptop to the WIFI, you will have to
enter information on your laptop to allow it to connect. The laptop
will see your router but when you tell it to connect, it will ask for your security key.
I'm not sure if it asks for anything else.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

HI Gene,
System Defender sounds like it will be enough for me. Now though,
speaking about Wi-Fi, my current PC is connected to my modem and
Router, but I do know or so I've been told by ATT back in 2009, I do
have WI-FI connections with this Modem and Router, but I'm now wondering will I need to do
something to my Modem or Router in order to connect my new Laptop to
Wi-Fi?
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

As far as I know, you won't have to set up security if all you want to
do is use the program Mivcrosoft provides with Windows. As I recall,
its system Defender.

You may want to use something in addition such as Malware Bytes but
System Defender is a highly rated program and you will be unlikely to
need something else unless you want to use something like Malwaare Bytes.

You will have to go through some sort of procedure as has been
discussed here when you first use the computer. Aside from what you
are discussing, the only thing I can think of is to set up your
computer to work with your WIFI, unless at home, you are going to
connect your computer to your router by cable. I don't know enough
about how you set up your computer to work with your WIFI to discuss
it. When I had my modem set up here, the serviceman set up my laptop
to work with it. I think AT&T does that for customers when a router is connected by them.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:19 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io'
Subject: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Hi All,
I'm just curious if Windows Ten is already installed on my Laptop,
what might be left that I would need to do? I know I will need to set
up an email program, install my screen reader, set up security though.
Just so I know what to expect when I bring home my Laptop. I know how
to plug it in though! LOL!
Janet

Peace Be With You.




















































Re: Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

chris judge
 

Hi.

When I got my dell XPS in March of 2019 I was able to completely set it up without sighted assistance. This pc has both wired and wifi connectivity. I can't recall now if I had hard wired it to the internet before I began, or if I used wifi, but I had no issues starting narrator at the beginning. I hadn't heard that narrator won't run unless the computer is connected to the internet and I don't think that is the case.

I'm surprised someone hasn't done a demonstration on some podcast going through the steps of setting up a pc from scratch. I am considering picking up a new laptop for the specific purpose of recording it's set-up, but I won't have time to do it for a couple of weeks as it's back to work tomorrow and things are going to be busy for a while.Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joyce Feinberg
Sent: January 2, 2021 9:25 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Hi Janet, a few things as I have just set up a new laptop.
First, you will need sided assistance to get through the first few steps because narrator does not turn on until you are connected to the Internet. See if Best Buy will get you through to at least the desktop without an Internet connection.
Second, after you have gotten to the desktop and loaded your screen reader you will probably need to perform an update to the Windows operating system. Although the latest windows update has been out for a few months, I still needed to update to the 2008, H2 version.
I hope this information helps.
On Jan 2, 2021, at 7:41 PM, Janet <janet.harvard@outlook.com> wrote:

Gene,
I already asked Best buy if I or them could install my Network information for me, and they said I need to be home by my Wi-Fi in order to do this. I just might try to turn on Narrator when I am at Best Buy to see if it will work or not, because if it doesn't work, I don't know what is my next step! LOL!

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 6:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

I don't know what you can arrange, but it may be that the store from
which you purchase the computer from would have someone do it but I
don't know just what you are asked and if you need to provide
information you wouldn't want others to know. I also don't know if
the store would charge to do it.Narrator shouldn't automatically turn off.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 6:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Gene,
Several people told me to use Narrator, and that is what I did, but
everytime I turned Narrator on, it would completely turn right back
off, and so that is why I say Narrator was no help to me at all. I
don't have any idea why Narrator was like that though, as I have never
worked with Narrator before. I will try to use Narrator again when I
pick up my Laptop this coming Tuesday, and see how it works this time.
If it doesn't work this time, I have no speech, so there for, I won't be able to set up the Laptop.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 6:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

I haven't gone through the setup procedure when you first run a new
computer. I doubt you can install anything until you go through it.
We don't know why you had the problems you had before, but Narrator
may not have been the problem. Whenever I see this question
discussed, those who describe what they do say they use Narrator.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 6:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Gene,
Ok this makes sense. I do know the information from my Router to
enter it, matter of fact, now that I finally thought about it, I can
probably connect the Laptop to my Wi-FI just like I do when I
connected my iPhone using my network password and security number. My
Modem and Router is so old, and out dated as I've had it since 2009,
and I probably need a new one soon. Do you know if I can install Jaws
as I turn on the Laptop, or do I need to use Narrator? Last week when
I tried to work with the other Laptop, Narrator wasn't any help at all.

Janet
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

No, but when you connect your laptop to the WIFI, you will have to
enter information on your laptop to allow it to connect. The laptop
will see your router but when you tell it to connect, it will ask for your security key.
I'm not sure if it asks for anything else.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

HI Gene,
System Defender sounds like it will be enough for me. Now though,
speaking about Wi-Fi, my current PC is connected to my modem and
Router, but I do know or so I've been told by ATT back in 2009, I do
have WI-FI connections with this Modem and Router, but I'm now wondering will I need to do
something to my Modem or Router in order to connect my new Laptop to
Wi-Fi?
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

As far as I know, you won't have to set up security if all you want to
do is use the program Mivcrosoft provides with Windows. As I recall,
its system Defender.

You may want to use something in addition such as Malware Bytes but
System Defender is a highly rated program and you will be unlikely to
need something else unless you want to use something like Malwaare Bytes.

You will have to go through some sort of procedure as has been
discussed here when you first use the computer. Aside from what you
are discussing, the only thing I can think of is to set up your
computer to work with your WIFI, unless at home, you are going to
connect your computer to your router by cable. I don't know enough
about how you set up your computer to work with your WIFI to discuss
it. When I had my modem set up here, the serviceman set up my laptop
to work with it. I think AT&T does that for customers when a router is connected by them.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:19 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io'
Subject: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Hi All,
I'm just curious if Windows Ten is already installed on my Laptop,
what might be left that I would need to do? I know I will need to set
up an email program, install my screen reader, set up security though.
Just so I know what to expect when I bring home my Laptop. I know how
to plug it in though! LOL!
Janet

Peace Be With You.











































Re: my computer no longer plays wave files

Gene
 

You can probably play files within the program, even if you can't by pressing enter on them in the list outside of the program.
In Windows media player, press control to open the open dialog. Shift tab once or twice, I'm don't know just how things are set up in Windows 10.
You can get to a list of files and folders. If you back space you will move back from where you are toard the c drive. If you backspace more, you will be in a list and computer will be one of the items. Press enter
Move to the drive, I think it is an external drive, and press enter. Move to where you want to be as usual on the drive. Try playing a file. After that, we can see if you can play files as you wish, perhaps selected files or an entire folder.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2021 10:55 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Good Morning, Blaster,

I had no trouble removing Web Adviser.

when it comes to File Associations, I had limited success.

Thanks to Gene, I was very careful to select WAV. When I entered on that, it showed that Windows Media Player was the default player. I accepted this and closed that out.

I still couldn't play wivefiles. I went further and found that I couldn't play MP3 and MIDI files.

In one of my many trials I got one file to play but I have no idea how that happened.

Where am I, except lost, of course?

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:34 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, Everything I wrote was for Windows 7, not Windows 10 as you
mentioned that in your first post. The ninite.com website removes all
adware before you download it to your PC, that's why I suggested the
K-lite codec pack, and yes it does work in Windows 7. But since it
opened and played in the media player classic it's safe to assume
you've got a working codec for .wav files installed. So, If you want
to get rid of web advisor first then go to your control panel, then
find the add and remove programs section and remove the McAffee Web
Advisor. You will probably need to remove the entire McAfee suite if
it's like all of the other McAfee products that I've dealt with in the
past. I think the only other option, that is if you want to keep the
McAfee suite, is to temporarily disable it when you need to accomplish
a task that it's blocking and I think that's got to be done in
whatever browser your using. I'm no fan of McAfee, so I'd get rid of
it, but that's your choice.

As far as the file explorer issue, I'm not sure why your getting a
different fly-out window on the open with screen, as arrowing down
should give you a list of programs associated with .wav files followed
by the choose another program option. Mike may have something there,
so try arrowing to the right instead of down to see if the menu is
horizontal. If that doesn't work, we're not sunk yet, Press the
windows key on your keyboard and type "file associations" in the type
in field and press the enter key. This should open the file
associations window, where you can skim through the list until you
find the .wav format and then choose the program you want to associate
with this file type manually. Follow the instructions at the top of
the page and see if that works for you. If you have any troubles, just
post back here to the list.

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/2/21, Mike B <mb69mach1@fastmail.com> wrote:
The folders in Explorer may not be in a list so, try using your right and
left arrow keys.

Stay safe and take care. Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Giovanelli
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files


Hi, Blaster,

I now can say that you are on the track. Here's what happens:

First, I cannot get to my wavefile folder with Explorer. It does not show me

everiy folder. It just shows Documents and Libraries, and control panel.

I therefore bypassed that step and went to the folder by running it.

I selected a wavefile.

I pressed the context menu key and found Open with.

I wasn't given a choice. It showed Media Classic, O.

I pressed O, and the highlighted selection began playing.

This is the only selection which played.

I guess this is because I could not follow your outline. I suspect that you

are getting this outline from Win 10 a nd not 7, but I don't really k now
that.

I was able to download a Win 7 codecs pack, but other things came along,
including Winzip Updater.

I can't uninstall it and other unasked for programs. There's Web Advisor,
and it won't uninstall and it won't let me install anything else until Web
Adviser is uninstalled, and looks like it won't ever want to disappear.

It reminds me of Congress where we get what we want along with other things

we would never care to have.

There you have it. I hope you or some others can figure out what I can do to

solve the wavefile problems and get rid of uninvited guests.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:05 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, You don't really have to know what the codec files are exactly,
only that they are installed on your pc. Windows will pick and choose
which ones it wants whenever it wants one. But, Here's something else
you can try. Just in case your file associations got a little mixed
up between audio programs, you can re-associate the .wav file type
with your media player. I'm not sure if specific codecs are tied to
file associations, but it's worth a try.

Press the windows key on your keyboard and tap the letter E key to
open a file explorer window.

Navigate to a folder where you keep your .wav files.

Arrow up or down to select a .wav file.

Press the context key on your keyboard, shift key plus the F10 key if
you use a laptop, to open the context window.

Arrow up or down until you come to the selection titled "Open with"
and press the right-arrow key to open the fly-out window.

Even though media player is in this list, arrow down to the selection
titled "choose another program" and press the enter key.

In this window, Tap the tab key until you get to a list of programs,
In this list, arrow down to media player and then tap the tab key to
jump down to a check box that says always use this program to open the
associated file type.

Press the space bar to check the box and then tab to the OK button and
press the enter key.

You'll be taken back to the file explorer where your .wav file should
still be selected, so press the enter key on it and see if it opens in
media player and starts to pley.

Good luck,
Blaster



On 1/1/21, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@gmail.com> wrote:
David, just to say that your suggestion does not work with Win 7.

I looked at codecs but they are more complicated than my pay grade.

I hope you or others have more ideas.

Thank you.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one Media
player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get the K-lite codec
pack from this website:

https://ninite.com/accessible

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting a file in
the
list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the context
menu
and
press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will cause the
file
to
play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason, it no
longer
will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem. Media
Player
is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried VLC, and
wave
files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something in that
software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose a system
restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was installed. No
good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD collection

is
now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave files,
but
I
don't think there's a way to play all the files in a folder. That is
what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY































Re: my computer no longer plays wave files

Joe Giovanelli
 

Good Morning, Blaster,

I had no trouble removing Web Adviser.

when it comes to File Associations, I had limited success.

Thanks to Gene, I was very careful to select WAV. When I entered on that, it showed that Windows Media Player was the default player. I accepted this and closed that out.

I still couldn't play wivefiles. I went further and found that I couldn't play MP3 and MIDI files.

In one of my many trials I got one file to play but I have no idea how that happened.

Where am I, except lost, of course?

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:34 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, Everything I wrote was for Windows 7, not Windows 10 as you
mentioned that in your first post. The ninite.com website removes all
adware before you download it to your PC, that's why I suggested the
K-lite codec pack, and yes it does work in Windows 7. But since it
opened and played in the media player classic it's safe to assume
you've got a working codec for .wav files installed. So, If you want
to get rid of web advisor first then go to your control panel, then
find the add and remove programs section and remove the McAffee Web
Advisor. You will probably need to remove the entire McAfee suite if
it's like all of the other McAfee products that I've dealt with in the
past. I think the only other option, that is if you want to keep the
McAfee suite, is to temporarily disable it when you need to accomplish
a task that it's blocking and I think that's got to be done in
whatever browser your using. I'm no fan of McAfee, so I'd get rid of
it, but that's your choice.

As far as the file explorer issue, I'm not sure why your getting a
different fly-out window on the open with screen, as arrowing down
should give you a list of programs associated with .wav files followed
by the choose another program option. Mike may have something there,
so try arrowing to the right instead of down to see if the menu is
horizontal. If that doesn't work, we're not sunk yet, Press the
windows key on your keyboard and type "file associations" in the type
in field and press the enter key. This should open the file
associations window, where you can skim through the list until you
find the .wav format and then choose the program you want to associate
with this file type manually. Follow the instructions at the top of
the page and see if that works for you. If you have any troubles, just
post back here to the list.

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/2/21, Mike B <mb69mach1@fastmail.com> wrote:
The folders in Explorer may not be in a list so, try using your right and
left arrow keys.

Stay safe and take care. Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Giovanelli
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files


Hi, Blaster,

I now can say that you are on the track. Here's what happens:

First, I cannot get to my wavefile folder with Explorer. It does not show me

everiy folder. It just shows Documents and Libraries, and control panel.

I therefore bypassed that step and went to the folder by running it.

I selected a wavefile.

I pressed the context menu key and found Open with.

I wasn't given a choice. It showed Media Classic, O.

I pressed O, and the highlighted selection began playing.

This is the only selection which played.

I guess this is because I could not follow your outline. I suspect that you

are getting this outline from Win 10 a nd not 7, but I don't really k now
that.

I was able to download a Win 7 codecs pack, but other things came along,
including Winzip Updater.

I can't uninstall it and other unasked for programs. There's Web Advisor,
and it won't uninstall and it won't let me install anything else until Web
Adviser is uninstalled, and looks like it won't ever want to disappear.

It reminds me of Congress where we get what we want along with other things

we would never care to have.

There you have it. I hope you or some others can figure out what I can do to

solve the wavefile problems and get rid of uninvited guests.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:05 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, You don't really have to know what the codec files are exactly,
only that they are installed on your pc. Windows will pick and choose
which ones it wants whenever it wants one. But, Here's something else
you can try. Just in case your file associations got a little mixed
up between audio programs, you can re-associate the .wav file type
with your media player. I'm not sure if specific codecs are tied to
file associations, but it's worth a try.

Press the windows key on your keyboard and tap the letter E key to
open a file explorer window.

Navigate to a folder where you keep your .wav files.

Arrow up or down to select a .wav file.

Press the context key on your keyboard, shift key plus the F10 key if
you use a laptop, to open the context window.

Arrow up or down until you come to the selection titled "Open with"
and press the right-arrow key to open the fly-out window.

Even though media player is in this list, arrow down to the selection
titled "choose another program" and press the enter key.

In this window, Tap the tab key until you get to a list of programs,
In this list, arrow down to media player and then tap the tab key to
jump down to a check box that says always use this program to open the
associated file type.

Press the space bar to check the box and then tab to the OK button and
press the enter key.

You'll be taken back to the file explorer where your .wav file should
still be selected, so press the enter key on it and see if it opens in
media player and starts to pley.

Good luck,
Blaster



On 1/1/21, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@gmail.com> wrote:
David, just to say that your suggestion does not work with Win 7.

I looked at codecs but they are more complicated than my pay grade.

I hope you or others have more ideas.

Thank you.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one Media
player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get the K-lite codec
pack from this website:

https://ninite.com/accessible

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting a file in
the
list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the context
menu
and
press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will cause the
file
to
play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason, it no
longer
will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem. Media
Player
is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried VLC, and
wave
files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something in that
software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose a system
restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was installed. No
good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD collection

is
now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave files,
but
I
don't think there's a way to play all the files in a folder. That is
what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY































Re: trouble with Google Chrome, Open Drive & Dropbox

Blaster
 

Yes, I've had this happen to me too. If you press the CTRL key and
tap the letter J key, it will open your download manager page. Arrow
down the list and remove all of the cued downloads and it will stop
behaving as you described.

HTH,
Blaster

On 1/3/21, Vicki W <vwherry4@comcast.net> wrote:
Good Morning,

For the last several weeks whenever I open up Open Drive or Google or even
DropBox to download something someone has uploaded, at least 6 save as
windows will open. I can just pick one and the download will work, but the
windows keep opening and when the download is complete, I need to close each
of those windows individually. Until I do, a temp file shows up in my
download folder for each one as though it is trying to download what I just
finished successfully downloading.

Anyone else had this problem and any suggestions to a solution?

Thanks.

Vicki






Re: New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Monte Single
 

Yes, I know it can be done with desktops because I have done it more than
once.
Well, if I need to purchase a laptop with out an os, I send you a request.

Cheers,

Monte

Hope the Broncos have been practicing safe living habits so they can at
least put a team on the field.
They may be great, but they are not gods.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: January 3, 2021 12:09 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Hmm, Colonel Monte, it is possible to purchase a BARE-BONE COMPUTER, whether
that be a laptop or desktop, and then proceed to install an OS of one's
choice. Of course, you're not likely going to find any such computer on the
shelves of the likes of Bestbuy, Microcenter and others, but bare-bone
computers with NO PREINSTALLED OS on them are out there for folks like me
who take joy in tinkering with the impossible.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


trouble with Google Chrome, Open Drive & Dropbox

Vicki W
 

Good Morning,
 
For the last several weeks whenever I open up Open Drive or Google or even DropBox to download something someone has uploaded, at least 6 save as windows will open. I can just pick one and the download will work, but the windows keep opening and when the download is complete, I need to close each of those windows individually. Until I do, a temp file shows up in my download folder for each one as though it is trying to download what I just finished successfully downloading.
 
Anyone else had this problem and any suggestions to a solution?
 
Thanks.
 
Vicki
 


Re: Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

You might want to set up a printer or other periferal. You will want to set up your wi-fi. You will want to set up your mail program. You will want to make sure all your folders are set to list view and that you enable file extensions and allow hidden files.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: Firefox Downloads

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

What OS are you running. Check the downloads folder.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: EPUB Reader

john s
 

QRead and Balabolka are good.  Balabolka is free.


At 12:15 PM 1/2/2021, Akshaya Choudhary, wrote:
 Hello everyone,

Can someone suggest a good EPUB reader?  I personally enjoyed using Microsoft  Edge, but it doesn't read EPUB files anymore. Currently, I'm using Acrobat DC, but it is not as smooth as MS Edge. It hangs while handling large files.

All suggestions are welcome

Regards

                 John

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