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Re: what would be the cost of replacing a hard drive in a windows ten comiput4er?

Gene
 

I don't have an opinion but I wouldn't assume the hard drive is the problem. Loose memory or perhaps dirty memory contacts may be the problem, though I think you would have crashes and perhaps other odd problems if it were. But something appears to be corrupting information. I don't have the technical knowledge to know what other possibilities there might be, but I would have a full diagnostic done on the computer, not specify that a certain thing be done when you don't know if that thing is the problem.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Austin Pinto
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2021 12:13 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] what would be the cost of replacing a hard drive in a windows ten comiput4er?

i dont think the hard drive is the problem unless its limited storage.

On 3/29/21, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
If the hard drive is determined to be the problem and if you replace the
existing hard drive and have a new version of Windows installed, I don't
know what that would cost. If it costs 100 or 150 dollars, would you be
willing to pay that much for a vfew months until you get the new computer?

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Rawls
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2021 4:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] what would be the cost of replacing a hard drive in

a windows ten comiput4er?



No, I wouldn’t go solid state since it is just a temporary stop gap.





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of

Dennis L
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2021 2:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] what would be the cost of replacing a hard drive in

a windows ten comiput4er?





That depends on things like size of the drive do you go solid state drive?





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim
Rawls
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2021 4:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] what would be the cost of replacing a hard drive in a
windows ten comiput4er?





Hi all, the Hellen Keller foundation is going to give me a new computer in
three to four months. Until then, I have this very unreliable one to work
with. I can’t update anything. I can’t get jaws to install anything. I have

version 2018, but it won’t install anything past that, even though I have
been authorized to have later versions.

My win amp play won’t open properly etc. So I have to work with this, and I

was just wondering if I head the geek squad install a new hard drive on this

computer, it might solve my problems. Any ideas on this please?? Jim













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Re: Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

Pablo Morales
 

Can you try using Be my eyes?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2021 6:24 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

I don't know. I asked it but it didn't respond.


Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: March 29, 2021 1:16 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

hi Chris,

Hmmmm... the key does nothing? What is it doing there in the first place?


On 3/28/2021 8:55 PM, chris judge wrote:
Hi. Are you sure that key to the right of alt is actually a windows key? Some keyboards have keys there that appear to do nothing. I'm typing on one right now. It's a dell.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: March 28, 2021 9:13 PM
To: TechTalk Mailing List <TechTalk@groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

Hello Group,

I recently bought two standard qwerty keyboards with USB connections. The right windows key does not work. I am running 64 bit Windows 10 with all stable updates. What could be causing this and how may it be remedied?

Thanks in advance for anyhelp.

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Re: Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Mike,

I downloaded this archive and in all the listings when unzipped, I cannot see the Sharpkeys.exe or Sharpkeys.msi file to run.  Do you have a copy of this file? I know on the page you referenced they said something about the project has been shifted to Bithub, but when I went there, again, I did not see any installer files.


On 3/29/2021 12:55 AM, Mike B wrote:

Hi Ron,
 
Use a program like Sharp Keys.  Below are steps on doing what you want to do using the applications key as an example.
 
1. To use this utility you must press enter on the file:
"E:\Downloads\sharpkeys3\SharpKeys.exe." There is no installer and no entry
placed on All Programs menu or Desktop.

2. If it pops up, hit Alt + letter R when the "Open File Security Warning"
pops up. SharpKeys will then present it's user interface.

3. Tab to the Add button" and press enter.

4. You will be placed in a list box containing some 235 items representing
your keyboard's individual keys. Down arrow through this list until you
select the key you want to remap. Since I want to remap my Windows
applications key I will down arrow and select the following key: Special:
Application (E0_5D).

5. Tab about 3 times or until you reach the second list box. you can now
down arrow to select what you would like the new key to be. Since I want to
change the default Windows applications key to a second Windows key to the
right of the spacebar, I will select the following key: Special: Right
Windows (E0_5C)

6. Tab to Ok and hit enter.

7. Tab to "Write to Registry" and press enter.

8. You will receive a prompt informing you that you will need to either reboot or log off for the changes to take effect.

9. I rebooted and now I have a second windows key to the right of the spacebar.
 
Homepage:
http://sharpkeys.codeplex.com/
 
Download page:
http://sharpkeys.codeplex.com/releases/view/20569
 
Note: not necessarily intended for Windows7 but it worked on Windows7 64 bit
and windows 7 starter 32 bit.
 
JR
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2021 9:18 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

hi Monty,

There are four keys: alt key, (supposedly Windows key) context key
(which does work normally) and control key.


On 3/28/2021 9:10 PM, Monte Single wrote:
> Hi Ron,
>
> How many keys are ther between the right hand end of the space bar, and the cursor keys.
> If there are onhly 3 keys, chances are that you have an alt key, a context or menu key, and a control key.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
> Sent: March 28, 2021 6:13 PM
> To: TechTalk Mailing List <TechTalk@groups.io>
> Subject: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard
>
> Hello Group,
>
> I recently bought two standard qwerty keyboards with USB connections. The right windows key does not work. I am running 64 bit Windows 10 with all stable updates.  What could be causing this and how may it be remedied?
>
> Thanks in advance for anyhelp.
>
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Re: Outlook Express & Windows 10

Gerald Levy
 


I think the version of Outlook Express that works with Windows 10 is called OE Classic, but it is not free, and although users have reported that it has so far not been affected by feature updates, there is no guarantee that this will continue to be the case with future updates, and it could stop working at any time, which is why relying on it as your email client of choice is not a good idea.


Gerald



On 3/29/2021 6:25 AM, chris judge wrote:

There is a version of outlook express that works with windows 10. I’ve never used it but I know a couple people who do. Not sure how well it works and I’ve hear it is often effected by windows updates.

 

Chris Judge

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: March 29, 2021 1:37 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Cc: TechTalk <TechTalk@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Outlook Express & Windows 10

 

Outlook Express was in Windows XP

Became Windows mail in Windows Vista

Became Windows Live mail in Windows 7 and joined the Windows Essentials suite.

For Windows 10, the equivalent would be Mail which is built into Windows.

 

If you don't want to use that, your alternatives are Outlook if you have Office, or Thunderbird, or a web mail interface.

 

Kind regards

 

Quentin.

 

On Mon, Mar 29, 2021 at 6:45 AM Jerry hathaway <jerry.hathaway2@...> wrote:

I want to know if there is a Outlook Express version that will work with windows 10.

Jerry

 


 

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Re: Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

chris judge
 

When you said the right windows key wasn't working I assumed there was a key there that you assumed was a windows key. Sorry.

Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: March 29, 2021 7:46 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

Hi Chris,

This keyboard is exactly like a standard Windows keyboard. There is no extra key on the left side of the left alt key or next to the left control key.


On 3/29/2021 6:23 AM, chris judge wrote:
This keyboard shipped with my XPS 8930. It also has an FN key between the left hand control key and the windows key, at least I think it's an FN key. It's the only external keyboard I've ever seen that has one.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Monte Single
Sent: March 29, 2021 12:52 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

Well Chris, maybe you have a "special" keyboard.
Maybe some day, it will do something magical!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
chris judge
Sent: March 28, 2021 8:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

The dell keyboard I have has a key between the right alt key and the application key, but it does nothing.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Monte Single
Sent: March 28, 2021 10:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

Hi Ron,

How many keys are ther between the right hand end of the space bar, and the cursor keys.
If there are onhly 3 keys, chances are that you have an alt key, a context or menu key, and a control key.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Ron Canazzi
Sent: March 28, 2021 6:13 PM
To: TechTalk Mailing List <TechTalk@groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

Hello Group,

I recently bought two standard qwerty keyboards with USB connections. The right windows key does not work. I am running 64 bit Windows 10 with all stable updates. What could be causing this and how may it be remedied?

Thanks in advance for anyhelp.

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Re: Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi  Chris,

This keyboard is exactly like a standard Windows keyboard. There is no extra key on the left side of the left alt key or next to the left control key.

On 3/29/2021 6:23 AM, chris judge wrote:
This keyboard shipped with my XPS 8930. It also has an FN key between the left hand control key and the windows key, at least I think it's an FN key. It's the only external keyboard I've ever seen that has one.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: March 29, 2021 12:52 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

Well Chris, maybe you have a "special" keyboard.
Maybe some day, it will do something magical!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: March 28, 2021 8:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

The dell keyboard I have has a key between the right alt key and the application key, but it does nothing.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: March 28, 2021 10:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

Hi Ron,

How many keys are ther between the right hand end of the space bar, and the cursor keys.
If there are onhly 3 keys, chances are that you have an alt key, a context or menu key, and a control key.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: March 28, 2021 6:13 PM
To: TechTalk Mailing List <TechTalk@groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

Hello Group,

I recently bought two standard qwerty keyboards with USB connections. The right windows key does not work. I am running 64 bit Windows 10 with all stable updates. What could be causing this and how may it be remedied?

Thanks in advance for anyhelp.

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Re: Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

chris judge
 

Hi Ron. Just curious, but have you had someone with sight look at that key to see if it actually has the windows logo on it?

 

Chris Judge

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: March 29, 2021 2:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

 

Hi Mike,

Before I try this, I want to make sure just what key I should choose in the list of 235 keys.  You changed your applications key to a second windows key.  I don't want to do that. I want the non functioning windows key to function properly.

On 3/29/2021 12:55 AM, Mike B wrote:



Hi Ron,

 

Use a program like Sharp Keys.  Below are steps on doing what you want to do using the applications key as an example.

 

1. To use this utility you must press enter on the file:
"E:\Downloads\sharpkeys3\SharpKeys.exe." There is no installer and no entry
placed on All Programs menu or Desktop.


2. If it pops up, hit Alt + letter R when the "Open File Security Warning"
pops up. SharpKeys will then present it's user interface.


3. Tab to the Add button" and press enter.


4. You will be placed in a list box containing some 235 items representing
your keyboard's individual keys. Down arrow through this list until you
select the key you want to remap. Since I want to remap my Windows
applications key I will down arrow and select the following key: Special:
Application (E0_5D).


5. Tab about 3 times or until you reach the second list box. you can now
down arrow to select what you would like the new key to be. Since I want to
change the default Windows applications key to a second Windows key to the
right of the spacebar, I will select the following key: Special: Right
Windows (E0_5C)


6. Tab to Ok and hit enter.


7. Tab to "Write to Registry" and press enter.


8. You will receive a prompt informing you that you will need to either reboot or log off for the changes to take effect.


9. I rebooted and now I have a second windows key to the right of the spacebar.
 
Homepage:
http://sharpkeys.codeplex.com/
 
Download page:
http://sharpkeys.codeplex.com/releases/view/20569
 
Note: not necessarily intended for Windows7 but it worked on Windows7 64 bit
and windows 7 starter 32 bit.
 
JR

 

 

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

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

Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2021 9:18 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

 

hi Monty,

There are four keys: alt key, (supposedly Windows key) context key
(which does work normally) and control key.


On 3/28/2021 9:10 PM, Monte Single wrote:
> Hi Ron,
>
> How many keys are ther between the right hand end of the space bar, and the cursor keys.
> If there are onhly 3 keys, chances are that you have an alt key, a context or menu key, and a control key.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
> Sent: March 28, 2021 6:13 PM
> To: TechTalk Mailing List <TechTalk@groups.io>
> Subject: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard
>
> Hello Group,
>
> I recently bought two standard qwerty keyboards with USB connections. The right windows key does not work. I am running 64 bit Windows 10 with all stable updates.  What could be causing this and how may it be remedied?
>
> Thanks in advance for anyhelp.
>
> --
> They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
> They ask: "How Happy are You?"
> I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>

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They ask: "How Happy are You?"
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Re: Outlook Express & Windows 10

chris judge
 

There is a version of outlook express that works with windows 10. I’ve never used it but I know a couple people who do. Not sure how well it works and I’ve hear it is often effected by windows updates.

 

Chris Judge

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: March 29, 2021 1:37 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Cc: TechTalk <TechTalk@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Outlook Express & Windows 10

 

Outlook Express was in Windows XP

Became Windows mail in Windows Vista

Became Windows Live mail in Windows 7 and joined the Windows Essentials suite.

For Windows 10, the equivalent would be Mail which is built into Windows.

 

If you don't want to use that, your alternatives are Outlook if you have Office, or Thunderbird, or a web mail interface.

 

Kind regards

 

Quentin.

 

On Mon, Mar 29, 2021 at 6:45 AM Jerry hathaway <jerry.hathaway2@...> wrote:

I want to know if there is a Outlook Express version that will work with windows 10.

Jerry

 


 

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Re: Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

chris judge
 

I don't know. I asked it but it didn't respond.


Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: March 29, 2021 1:16 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

hi Chris,

Hmmmm... the key does nothing? What is it doing there in the first place?


On 3/28/2021 8:55 PM, chris judge wrote:
Hi. Are you sure that key to the right of alt is actually a windows key? Some keyboards have keys there that appear to do nothing. I'm typing on one right now. It's a dell.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: March 28, 2021 9:13 PM
To: TechTalk Mailing List <TechTalk@groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

Hello Group,

I recently bought two standard qwerty keyboards with USB connections. The right windows key does not work. I am running 64 bit Windows 10 with all stable updates. What could be causing this and how may it be remedied?

Thanks in advance for anyhelp.

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Re: Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

chris judge
 

This keyboard shipped with my XPS 8930. It also has an FN key between the left hand control key and the windows key, at least I think it's an FN key. It's the only external keyboard I've ever seen that has one.

Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: March 29, 2021 12:52 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

Well Chris, maybe you have a "special" keyboard.
Maybe some day, it will do something magical!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: March 28, 2021 8:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

The dell keyboard I have has a key between the right alt key and the application key, but it does nothing.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: March 28, 2021 10:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

Hi Ron,

How many keys are ther between the right hand end of the space bar, and the cursor keys.
If there are onhly 3 keys, chances are that you have an alt key, a context or menu key, and a control key.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: March 28, 2021 6:13 PM
To: TechTalk Mailing List <TechTalk@groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

Hello Group,

I recently bought two standard qwerty keyboards with USB connections. The right windows key does not work. I am running 64 bit Windows 10 with all stable updates. What could be causing this and how may it be remedied?

Thanks in advance for anyhelp.

--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

chris judge
 

I have a Logitech wireless keyboard that doesn't have either as well. The key between the right alt and control keys appears to do nothing. If anyone knows a way to remap that key to function as a windows key, I'd love to hear from you.

Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of brian
Sent: March 28, 2021 11:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

My Logatech keyboard does not have a right windows key or a context menu key. They seem to be doing away with theese 2 keys and maybe the blind people are the only people who care about those keys.

Brian Sackrider

On 3/28/2021 8:43 PM, Loy wrote:
Could it be that it does not have a right windows key?, I have a
logitech
270 and it does not have a right windows key. I also have seen some
Dell keyboards that does not have a right windows key.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: "TechTalk Mailing List" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2021 8:13 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard


Hello Group,

I recently bought two standard qwerty keyboards with USB connections.
The right windows key does not work. I am running 64 bit Windows 10
with all stable updates. What could be causing this and how may it be remedied?

Thanks in advance for anyhelp.


Re: Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Mike,

Before I try this, I want to make sure just what key I should choose in the list of 235 keys.  You changed your applications key to a second windows key.  I don't want to do that. I want the non functioning windows key to function properly.


On 3/29/2021 12:55 AM, Mike B wrote:

Hi Ron,
 
Use a program like Sharp Keys.  Below are steps on doing what you want to do using the applications key as an example.
 
1. To use this utility you must press enter on the file:
"E:\Downloads\sharpkeys3\SharpKeys.exe." There is no installer and no entry
placed on All Programs menu or Desktop.

2. If it pops up, hit Alt + letter R when the "Open File Security Warning"
pops up. SharpKeys will then present it's user interface.

3. Tab to the Add button" and press enter.

4. You will be placed in a list box containing some 235 items representing
your keyboard's individual keys. Down arrow through this list until you
select the key you want to remap. Since I want to remap my Windows
applications key I will down arrow and select the following key: Special:
Application (E0_5D).

5. Tab about 3 times or until you reach the second list box. you can now
down arrow to select what you would like the new key to be. Since I want to
change the default Windows applications key to a second Windows key to the
right of the spacebar, I will select the following key: Special: Right
Windows (E0_5C)

6. Tab to Ok and hit enter.

7. Tab to "Write to Registry" and press enter.

8. You will receive a prompt informing you that you will need to either reboot or log off for the changes to take effect.

9. I rebooted and now I have a second windows key to the right of the spacebar.
 
Homepage:
http://sharpkeys.codeplex.com/
 
Download page:
http://sharpkeys.codeplex.com/releases/view/20569
 
Note: not necessarily intended for Windows7 but it worked on Windows7 64 bit
and windows 7 starter 32 bit.
 
JR
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2021 9:18 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

hi Monty,

There are four keys: alt key, (supposedly Windows key) context key
(which does work normally) and control key.


On 3/28/2021 9:10 PM, Monte Single wrote:
> Hi Ron,
>
> How many keys are ther between the right hand end of the space bar, and the cursor keys.
> If there are onhly 3 keys, chances are that you have an alt key, a context or menu key, and a control key.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
> Sent: March 28, 2021 6:13 PM
> To: TechTalk Mailing List <TechTalk@groups.io>
> Subject: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard
>
> Hello Group,
>
> I recently bought two standard qwerty keyboards with USB connections. The right windows key does not work. I am running 64 bit Windows 10 with all stable updates.  What could be causing this and how may it be remedied?
>
> Thanks in advance for anyhelp.
>
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Re: I am reposting this, as I messed up the subject line in my first posting. What would be the cost of replacing a hard drive in a windows ten computer?

 

if you have sighted help around, you could do the diagnostic your self.
just download a program called CrystalDiskInfo Portable
from this link.
https://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/crystaldiskinfo_portable
just run the exe file and it will extract the files needed to a folder.
run the CrystalDiskInfo.exe and it will give you a chart kind of thing
which is color coded.
if there is all green, you are good.
if there is something with any other color then red, then you should
plan to replace your disk and if there is any red in the list you
should replace the drive asap.
now this program is 100% accessible with a screen reader, but it
reports things in decimals and you should change to 10x or something,
now it wont guaranty and tell you that the drive has failed, but if it
is read then its totally possible its on its way out and you should
have a system backup even if its read or green or anything cause you
never know.

On 3/29/21, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know if it would solve the problem. they should be able to do a
diagnostic to see if the hard drive is the problem.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Rawls
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2021 3:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] I am reposting this, as I messed up the subject line in

my first posting. What would be the cost of replacing a hard drive in a
windows ten computer?









From: jim rawls [mailto:jazzpiano@ca.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: what would be the cost of replacing a hard drive in a windows ten
comiput4er?





Hi all, the Hellen Keller foundation is going to give me a new computer in
three to four months. Until then, I have this very unreliable one to work
with. I can’t update anything. I can’t get jaws to install anything. I have

version 2018, but it won’t install anything past that, even though I have
been authorized to have later versions.

My win amp play won’t open properly etc. So I have to work with this, and I

was just wondering if I head the geek squad install a new hard drive on this

computer, it might solve my problems. Any ideas on this please?? Jim








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Re: what would be the cost of replacing a hard drive in a windows ten comiput4er?

 

i dont think the hard drive is the problem unless its limited storage.

On 3/29/21, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
If the hard drive is determined to be the problem and if you replace the
existing hard drive and have a new version of Windows installed, I don't
know what that would cost. If it costs 100 or 150 dollars, would you be
willing to pay that much for a vfew months until you get the new computer?

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Rawls
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2021 4:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] what would be the cost of replacing a hard drive in

a windows ten comiput4er?



No, I wouldn’t go solid state since it is just a temporary stop gap.





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of

Dennis L
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2021 2:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] what would be the cost of replacing a hard drive in

a windows ten comiput4er?





That depends on things like size of the drive do you go solid state drive?





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim
Rawls
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2021 4:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] what would be the cost of replacing a hard drive in a
windows ten comiput4er?





Hi all, the Hellen Keller foundation is going to give me a new computer in
three to four months. Until then, I have this very unreliable one to work
with. I can’t update anything. I can’t get jaws to install anything. I have

version 2018, but it won’t install anything past that, even though I have
been authorized to have later versions.

My win amp play won’t open properly etc. So I have to work with this, and I

was just wondering if I head the geek squad install a new hard drive on this

computer, it might solve my problems. Any ideas on this please?? Jim












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Re: Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

Mike B
 


Hi Ron,
 
Use a program like Sharp Keys.  Below are steps on doing what you want to do using the applications key as an example.
 
1. To use this utility you must press enter on the file:
"E:\Downloads\sharpkeys3\SharpKeys.exe." There is no installer and no entry
placed on All Programs menu or Desktop.

2. If it pops up, hit Alt + letter R when the "Open File Security Warning"
pops up. SharpKeys will then present it's user interface.

3. Tab to the Add button" and press enter.

4. You will be placed in a list box containing some 235 items representing
your keyboard's individual keys. Down arrow through this list until you
select the key you want to remap. Since I want to remap my Windows
applications key I will down arrow and select the following key: Special:
Application (E0_5D).

5. Tab about 3 times or until you reach the second list box. you can now
down arrow to select what you would like the new key to be. Since I want to
change the default Windows applications key to a second Windows key to the
right of the spacebar, I will select the following key: Special: Right
Windows (E0_5C)

6. Tab to Ok and hit enter.

7. Tab to "Write to Registry" and press enter.

8. You will receive a prompt informing you that you will need to either reboot or log off for the changes to take effect.

9. I rebooted and now I have a second windows key to the right of the spacebar.
 
Homepage:
http://sharpkeys.codeplex.com/
 
Download page:
http://sharpkeys.codeplex.com/releases/view/20569
 
Note: not necessarily intended for Windows7 but it worked on Windows7 64 bit
and windows 7 starter 32 bit.
 
JR
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2021 9:18 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

hi Monty,

There are four keys: alt key, (supposedly Windows key) context key
(which does work normally) and control key.


On 3/28/2021 9:10 PM, Monte Single wrote:
> Hi Ron,
>
> How many keys are ther between the right hand end of the space bar, and the cursor keys.
> If there are onhly 3 keys, chances are that you have an alt key, a context or menu key, and a control key.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
> Sent: March 28, 2021 6:13 PM
> To: TechTalk Mailing List <TechTalk@groups.io>
> Subject: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard
>
> Hello Group,
>
> I recently bought two standard qwerty keyboards with USB connections. The right windows key does not work. I am running 64 bit Windows 10 with all stable updates.  What could be causing this and how may it be remedied?
>
> Thanks in advance for anyhelp.
>
> --
> They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
> They ask: "How Happy are You?"
> I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>

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Re: Outlook Express & Windows 10

Quentin Christensen
 

Outlook Express was in Windows XP
Became Windows mail in Windows Vista
Became Windows Live mail in Windows 7 and joined the Windows Essentials suite.
For Windows 10, the equivalent would be Mail which is built into Windows.

If you don't want to use that, your alternatives are Outlook if you have Office, or Thunderbird, or a web mail interface.

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Mon, Mar 29, 2021 at 6:45 AM Jerry hathaway <jerry.hathaway2@...> wrote:
I want to know if there is a Outlook Express version that will work with windows 10.
Jerry
 



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Re: Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi MIKE,

How do you assign it if it isn't already assigned?

On 3/28/2021 9:59 PM, Mike B wrote:

Hi Ron,
 
If that key turns out not to be a Windows key, you might be able to assign it to be a Windows key.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2021 6:10 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

Hi Ron,

How many keys are ther between the right hand end of the space bar, and the cursor keys.
If there are onhly 3 keys, chances are that you have an alt key, a context or menu key, and a control key.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: March 28, 2021 6:13 PM
To: TechTalk Mailing List <TechTalk@groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

Hello Group,

I recently bought two standard qwerty keyboards with USB connections. The right windows key does not work. I am running 64 bit Windows 10 with all stable updates.  What could be causing this and how may it be remedied?

Thanks in advance for anyhelp.

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They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"











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They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

Ron Canazzi
 

hi Monty,

There are four keys: alt key, (supposedly Windows key) context key (which does work normally) and control key.

On 3/28/2021 9:10 PM, Monte Single wrote:
Hi Ron,

How many keys are ther between the right hand end of the space bar, and the cursor keys.
If there are onhly 3 keys, chances are that you have an alt key, a context or menu key, and a control key.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: March 28, 2021 6:13 PM
To: TechTalk Mailing List <TechTalk@groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

Hello Group,

I recently bought two standard qwerty keyboards with USB connections. The right windows key does not work. I am running 64 bit Windows 10 with all stable updates. What could be causing this and how may it be remedied?

Thanks in advance for anyhelp.

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They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"









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They ask: "How Happy are You?"
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Re: Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

Ron Canazzi
 

hi Chris,

Hmmmm... the key does nothing?  What is it doing there in the first place?

On 3/28/2021 8:55 PM, chris judge wrote:
Hi. Are you sure that key to the right of alt is actually a windows key? Some keyboards have keys there that appear to do nothing. I'm typing on one right now. It's a dell.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: March 28, 2021 9:13 PM
To: TechTalk Mailing List <TechTalk@groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

Hello Group,

I recently bought two standard qwerty keyboards with USB connections. The right windows key does not work. I am running 64 bit Windows 10 with all stable updates. What could be causing this and how may it be remedied?

Thanks in advance for anyhelp.

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They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"










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They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Loy,

Well there is a key that feels just like a Windows key just to the left of the context key which is to the left of the right control key that exists, but when I press it, nothing happens.

On 3/28/2021 8:43 PM, Loy wrote:
Could it be that it does not have a right windows key?, I have a logitech
270 and it does not have a right windows key. I also have seen some Dell
keyboards that does not have a right windows key.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: "TechTalk Mailing List" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2021 8:13 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Right Windows Key doesn't work on New Keyboard


Hello Group,

I recently bought two standard qwerty keyboards with USB connections.
The right windows key does not work. I am running 64 bit Windows 10 with
all stable updates. What could be causing this and how may it be remedied?

Thanks in advance for anyhelp.
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They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"

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