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Re: Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Gene
 

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.

Janet
 

Hi,
Thank you for this, as this is good to know. I will just use System Defender as my security, and I should be fine with that.
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:57 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.

Janet
 

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.

Monte Single
 

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.

Gene
 

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.

Janet
 

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.

Gene
 

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.


Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.

Janet
 

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: New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Pamela Dominguez
 

I agree with you on that. It would be just like me to spill something in it before I could catch it. So, the best way to do it is just to not do it. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 6:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Hello All,
I never have any liquid or food around my PC, so I will never have any of that around my Laptop either. That is not a smart thing to do in my opinion, unless I'm asking for trouble!

Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 4:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

I don't, either. I figure it this way. I can't really be that lazy that I
can't walk a few feet to have something to eat or drink. I spilled coffee
on my keyboard at work, and somebody got up and took it really fast and
drained it out. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 9:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Lol I love my computers. I never ever drink or eat near a computer.

On 12/28/2020 12:51 PM, chris judge wrote:
yes Gene, that's true, however I'm sure many of us have done it, I'm
guessing even you at some point in their lives. I was simply stating a
drawback of the laptop as one unit, no need to dole out the God complex.
I'm sure we all feel stupid when it happens without getting that extra
little boost.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: December 28, 2020 11:23 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

I consider the consideration about spilling things to be inapplicable.
I'm not saying this to give any one person a hard time, but there are just
certain things you don't do and one of them is eat or drink around a
computer. In my opinion, that's just negligent behavior.

As far as laptop versus desktop is concerned, I don't know how much the
ssmall desktops weigh so I can't comment on that. I will say that I used
to use desktops and purchase them. But I want the option to use a
computer portably and conveniently in different rooms. It may still be
that laptops don't last as long in general as desktops, but I'll pay to
replace a laptop more often because I consider it perhaps even more
expensive to have a laptop that I would seldom use outside of my home and
a separate desktop that I would use most of the time at home.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: chris judge
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 7:16 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

I have a couple of lap tops but I only have them because I require
portability sometimes. If I was planning to use my computer at home all
the time, in one place, I would never choose a lap top over a desk top
computer.
Consider the following.

One can now buy desktop computers that are both tiny and powerful. You can
get computers that are All-in-one, which means all the goodies, except for
the keyboard are built in to the unit, similar to the way apple does it
with the iMac..
If you are using your laptop with it's built-in keyboard and you spill
something such as a coffee or any other liquid in to it, you risk ruining
the entire device. If you do this to an external keyboard, you just say
"oh rats" toss the keyboard out and plug another one in.
I spilled an entire cup of hot chocolate in to my X Wifes laptop many
years ago, and although it wasn't the cause of our eventual divorce, it
sure earned me a trip to the dog house. 😀

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Carolyn Arnold
Sent: December 27, 2020 4:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

I would not get a laptop, if I had to use another keyboard, don't have one
for my iPhone, wouldn't have one for it. That just makes for too clumsy
maneuvering in my opinion.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of Janet
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:07 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Hi,
May I ask you why you say you don't like Laptop keyboards? I've never used
a Laptop before, and I don't know very much about them, so if you would
please shed some light on the factors of Laptop keyboards, I would greatly
appreciate it.
Thank you.
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of Catherine Clegg
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 9:19 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

I hate laptop keyboards so I always buy an external one
On Dec 26, 2020, at 10:13 PM, Janet <janet.harvard@...> wrote:

Hi Marie,
Don't let it intimidate me, laughing, so you made my day! I was
pretty close to letting it intimidate me! Laughing! I can't stand
the keyboard though, so I haven't even turned it on. As far as the
MS, I think that was a 6 month trial though, but I don't want MS, but
I'm just not for sure if I will need MS or not, but I'll see. I will
see what I can find at Best Buy Monday when I take back the Laptop I just
bought.
Thank you so much!
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 10:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Janet,
Power the laptop up and wait a minute for the booth process to begin.
Then press the ctrl Plus Windows key plus enter and soon Narrator will
begin talking.
I am quite sure that Windows 10 is on the machine and if you take your
time and listen to the prompts, you can get it set up. Many of us have
done it before you.
I also believe that the Office suite is a thirty day trial unless you
paid extra to have the package.
The important thing is not to let it intimidate you. LOL!


-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 6:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

HI Marten,
Thank you for this, but I don't even know if Windows 10 is already
installed, although, I don't think so. The person who helped me
online with this, said Windows is already installed. I don't know the
Lenovo key on the keyboard in which I think I might need. I don't
know the product key number either. LOL! I don't know if Narrator
will walk me through all the steps or not though. I don't know if
this was a good idea buying this Laptop either. Thank you anyway. I
greatly appreciate it.

Janet
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Marten Post Uiterweer
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 5:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Janet" ,

You can cturn on Narrator with ctrl-win-enter, but I am not sure with
wat screen the Lenovo will start.

You can try to start the laptop and after a while press this shortkey.

It can also be, that the laptop will ask to install windows and in
this case I am not sure if Narrator is working.

Regards, Marten


On Thu, 24 Dec 2020 22:59:39 +0000 "Janet"
<janet.harvard@...>
wrote:

Hi Everyone,
Well, I thought I wasn't going to receive my new Lenovo IdeaPad until
Jan 06-2021, but I just received it, and I don't know what to do with
it now!
LOL! I do know it might take me sometime to learn the keys, as some
of them are long and some of them are wide, and the keys are a little
larger than what I am used to. The keys are also close to each
other. Any suggestions how to get started with this, meaning I need
some speech, or there isn't any point in me even turning it on! LOL!
Someone mentioned to turn on Narrator, but I don't remember how to
turn it on.

Janet

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Re: New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Janet
 

Hello All,
I never have any liquid or food around my PC, so I will never have any of that around my Laptop either. That is not a smart thing to do in my opinion, unless I'm asking for trouble!

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 4:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

I don't, either. I figure it this way. I can't really be that lazy that I
can't walk a few feet to have something to eat or drink. I spilled coffee
on my keyboard at work, and somebody got up and took it really fast and
drained it out. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 9:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Lol I love my computers. I never ever drink or eat near a computer.

On 12/28/2020 12:51 PM, chris judge wrote:
yes Gene, that's true, however I'm sure many of us have done it, I'm
guessing even you at some point in their lives. I was simply stating a
drawback of the laptop as one unit, no need to dole out the God complex.
I'm sure we all feel stupid when it happens without getting that extra
little boost.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: December 28, 2020 11:23 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

I consider the consideration about spilling things to be inapplicable.
I'm not saying this to give any one person a hard time, but there are just
certain things you don't do and one of them is eat or drink around a
computer. In my opinion, that's just negligent behavior.

As far as laptop versus desktop is concerned, I don't know how much the
ssmall desktops weigh so I can't comment on that. I will say that I used
to use desktops and purchase them. But I want the option to use a
computer portably and conveniently in different rooms. It may still be
that laptops don't last as long in general as desktops, but I'll pay to
replace a laptop more often because I consider it perhaps even more
expensive to have a laptop that I would seldom use outside of my home and
a separate desktop that I would use most of the time at home.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: chris judge
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 7:16 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

I have a couple of lap tops but I only have them because I require
portability sometimes. If I was planning to use my computer at home all
the time, in one place, I would never choose a lap top over a desk top
computer.
Consider the following.

One can now buy desktop computers that are both tiny and powerful. You can
get computers that are All-in-one, which means all the goodies, except for
the keyboard are built in to the unit, similar to the way apple does it
with the iMac..
If you are using your laptop with it's built-in keyboard and you spill
something such as a coffee or any other liquid in to it, you risk ruining
the entire device. If you do this to an external keyboard, you just say
"oh rats" toss the keyboard out and plug another one in.
I spilled an entire cup of hot chocolate in to my X Wifes laptop many
years ago, and although it wasn't the cause of our eventual divorce, it
sure earned me a trip to the dog house. 😀

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Carolyn Arnold
Sent: December 27, 2020 4:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

I would not get a laptop, if I had to use another keyboard, don't have one
for my iPhone, wouldn't have one for it. That just makes for too clumsy
maneuvering in my opinion.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of Janet
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:07 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Hi,
May I ask you why you say you don't like Laptop keyboards? I've never used
a Laptop before, and I don't know very much about them, so if you would
please shed some light on the factors of Laptop keyboards, I would greatly
appreciate it.
Thank you.
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of Catherine Clegg
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 9:19 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

I hate laptop keyboards so I always buy an external one
On Dec 26, 2020, at 10:13 PM, Janet <janet.harvard@...> wrote:

Hi Marie,
Don't let it intimidate me, laughing, so you made my day! I was
pretty close to letting it intimidate me! Laughing! I can't stand
the keyboard though, so I haven't even turned it on. As far as the
MS, I think that was a 6 month trial though, but I don't want MS, but
I'm just not for sure if I will need MS or not, but I'll see. I will
see what I can find at Best Buy Monday when I take back the Laptop I just
bought.
Thank you so much!
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 10:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Janet,
Power the laptop up and wait a minute for the booth process to begin.
Then press the ctrl Plus Windows key plus enter and soon Narrator will
begin talking.
I am quite sure that Windows 10 is on the machine and if you take your
time and listen to the prompts, you can get it set up. Many of us have
done it before you.
I also believe that the Office suite is a thirty day trial unless you
paid extra to have the package.
The important thing is not to let it intimidate you. LOL!


-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 6:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

HI Marten,
Thank you for this, but I don't even know if Windows 10 is already
installed, although, I don't think so. The person who helped me
online with this, said Windows is already installed. I don't know the
Lenovo key on the keyboard in which I think I might need. I don't
know the product key number either. LOL! I don't know if Narrator
will walk me through all the steps or not though. I don't know if
this was a good idea buying this Laptop either. Thank you anyway. I
greatly appreciate it.

Janet
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Marten Post Uiterweer
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 5:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Janet" ,

You can cturn on Narrator with ctrl-win-enter, but I am not sure with
wat screen the Lenovo will start.

You can try to start the laptop and after a while press this shortkey.

It can also be, that the laptop will ask to install windows and in
this case I am not sure if Narrator is working.

Regards, Marten


On Thu, 24 Dec 2020 22:59:39 +0000 "Janet"
<janet.harvard@...>
wrote:

Hi Everyone,
Well, I thought I wasn't going to receive my new Lenovo IdeaPad until
Jan 06-2021, but I just received it, and I don't know what to do with
it now!
LOL! I do know it might take me sometime to learn the keys, as some
of them are long and some of them are wide, and the keys are a little
larger than what I am used to. The keys are also close to each
other. Any suggestions how to get started with this, meaning I need
some speech, or there isn't any point in me even turning it on! LOL!
Someone mentioned to turn on Narrator, but I don't remember how to
turn it on.

Janet

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Re: New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Pamela Dominguez
 

I don't, either. I figure it this way. I can't really be that lazy that I can't walk a few feet to have something to eat or drink. I spilled coffee on my keyboard at work, and somebody got up and took it really fast and drained it out. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 9:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Lol I love my computers. I never ever drink or eat near a computer.

On 12/28/2020 12:51 PM, chris judge wrote:
yes Gene, that's true, however I'm sure many of us have done it, I'm guessing even you at some point in their lives. I was simply stating a drawback of the laptop as one unit, no need to dole out the God complex. I'm sure we all feel stupid when it happens without getting that extra little boost.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: December 28, 2020 11:23 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

I consider the consideration about spilling things to be inapplicable. I'm not saying this to give any one person a hard time, but there are just certain things you don't do and one of them is eat or drink around a computer. In my opinion, that's just negligent behavior.

As far as laptop versus desktop is concerned, I don't know how much the ssmall desktops weigh so I can't comment on that. I will say that I used to use desktops and purchase them. But I want the option to use a computer portably and conveniently in different rooms. It may still be that laptops don't last as long in general as desktops, but I'll pay to replace a laptop more often because I consider it perhaps even more expensive to have a laptop that I would seldom use outside of my home and a separate desktop that I would use most of the time at home.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: chris judge
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 7:16 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

I have a couple of lap tops but I only have them because I require portability sometimes. If I was planning to use my computer at home all the time, in one place, I would never choose a lap top over a desk top computer.
Consider the following.

One can now buy desktop computers that are both tiny and powerful. You can get computers that are All-in-one, which means all the goodies, except for the keyboard are built in to the unit, similar to the way apple does it with the iMac..
If you are using your laptop with it's built-in keyboard and you spill something such as a coffee or any other liquid in to it, you risk ruining the entire device. If you do this to an external keyboard, you just say "oh rats" toss the keyboard out and plug another one in.
I spilled an entire cup of hot chocolate in to my X Wifes laptop many years ago, and although it wasn't the cause of our eventual divorce, it sure earned me a trip to the dog house. 😀

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: December 27, 2020 4:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

I would not get a laptop, if I had to use another keyboard, don't have one for my iPhone, wouldn't have one for it. That just makes for too clumsy maneuvering in my opinion.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:07 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Hi,
May I ask you why you say you don't like Laptop keyboards? I've never used a Laptop before, and I don't know very much about them, so if you would please shed some light on the factors of Laptop keyboards, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you.
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Catherine Clegg
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 9:19 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

I hate laptop keyboards so I always buy an external one
On Dec 26, 2020, at 10:13 PM, Janet <janet.harvard@...> wrote:

Hi Marie,
Don't let it intimidate me, laughing, so you made my day! I was
pretty close to letting it intimidate me! Laughing! I can't stand
the keyboard though, so I haven't even turned it on. As far as the
MS, I think that was a 6 month trial though, but I don't want MS, but
I'm just not for sure if I will need MS or not, but I'll see. I will
see what I can find at Best Buy Monday when I take back the Laptop I just bought.
Thank you so much!
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 10:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Janet,
Power the laptop up and wait a minute for the booth process to begin.
Then press the ctrl Plus Windows key plus enter and soon Narrator will
begin talking.
I am quite sure that Windows 10 is on the machine and if you take your
time and listen to the prompts, you can get it set up. Many of us have
done it before you.
I also believe that the Office suite is a thirty day trial unless you
paid extra to have the package.
The important thing is not to let it intimidate you. LOL!


-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 6:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

HI Marten,
Thank you for this, but I don't even know if Windows 10 is already
installed, although, I don't think so. The person who helped me
online with this, said Windows is already installed. I don't know the
Lenovo key on the keyboard in which I think I might need. I don't
know the product key number either. LOL! I don't know if Narrator
will walk me through all the steps or not though. I don't know if
this was a good idea buying this Laptop either. Thank you anyway. I
greatly appreciate it.

Janet
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Marten Post Uiterweer
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 5:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Janet" ,

You can cturn on Narrator with ctrl-win-enter, but I am not sure with
wat screen the Lenovo will start.

You can try to start the laptop and after a while press this shortkey.

It can also be, that the laptop will ask to install windows and in
this case I am not sure if Narrator is working.

Regards, Marten


On Thu, 24 Dec 2020 22:59:39 +0000 "Janet"
<janet.harvard@...>
wrote:

Hi Everyone,
Well, I thought I wasn't going to receive my new Lenovo IdeaPad until
Jan 06-2021, but I just received it, and I don't know what to do with
it now!
LOL! I do know it might take me sometime to learn the keys, as some
of them are long and some of them are wide, and the keys are a little
larger than what I am used to. The keys are also close to each
other. Any suggestions how to get started with this, meaning I need
some speech, or there isn't any point in me even turning it on! LOL!
Someone mentioned to turn on Narrator, but I don't remember how to
turn it on.

Janet

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Re: my computer no longer plays wave files

Blaster
 

So, My file association window doesn't appear to be exactly the same
as yours is, I don't get a combo box or selection that I need to use
the arrow down to open. I just press the enter key on the selection,
.wav, and I'm presented with a list of programs that I can up and down
arrow throu or I can use the tab key to jump to a browse for the
program manually. One thing I noticed about this file association
window and I remember it being an issue with use of a screen reader,
it can act a little unusual. For instance, If I arrow up and down the
list of available programs it will go silent, and I needed to tab and
then shift plus tab to put focus back on the list. Gene is right
there is a .wab file that is associated with your contacts list, my
.wav option was two spots down from that one. If you go back to the
.wav option and press the enter key on it you may be able to tab to
the browse button and select it manually, I'm pretty sure the file
name is mplayer2.exe, although I'm not exactly sure where it is
located.

HTH,
Blaster

On 1/2/21, gbmagoo@... <gbmagoo@...> wrote:
Hve you tried going to codecs and downloading the wav / wave codecs.

This seems to be what Microsoft says you may be missing.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe
Giovanelli
Sent: Saturday, January 2, 2021 13:02
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Answering a couple of messages:

If I typed wab, it was an accident.

I tried VLC and it didn't play wave files either.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@...>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 3:28 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



I should have added that wab is a Windows address book file.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 2:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

It isn't wav. Its wab with a b. If something incongrous happens like
that, check spelling.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 1:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

When I enter after selecting .wav, all I see is

Windows Contacts.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@...>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 2:44 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Using Windows 7 PRO 64bit I have .wav & .mp3 in my file associations
list. Pressing the enter key on either of those files brings up a
list of audio programs that can run .wav & .mp3 files. If you don't
have these in your list then I'm not sure if it's available on every
Windows 7 PC, we'll have to wait and find out if Joe has this option.

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/2/21, Blaster via groups.io <blaster.nil8@...>
wrote:
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@...> 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@...>
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@...> 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@...>
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@...> 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: Firefox Downloads

Gene
 

It downloads files where most programs do, in the downloads folder specified by Microsoft. If you checked in that folder, I don't know why you can't find the file.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Andy
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 3:40 PM
To: techtalk@GROUPS.IO
Subject: [TechTalk] Firefox Downloads


I am pretty green when it comes to Firefox. I downloaded a file from the CVS web site, and now I can't find it. Where does Firefox place its downloads if you haven't set a preference?

Andy


Re: my computer no longer plays wave files

gbmagoo@...
 

Hve you tried going to codecs and downloading the wav / wave codecs.

This seems to be what Microsoft says you may be missing.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe
Giovanelli
Sent: Saturday, January 2, 2021 13:02
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Answering a couple of messages:

If I typed wab, it was an accident.

I tried VLC and it didn't play wave files either.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@...>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 3:28 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



I should have added that wab is a Windows address book file.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 2:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

It isn't wav. Its wab with a b. If something incongrous happens like
that, check spelling.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 1:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

When I enter after selecting .wav, all I see is

Windows Contacts.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@...>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 2:44 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Using Windows 7 PRO 64bit I have .wav & .mp3 in my file associations
list. Pressing the enter key on either of those files brings up a
list of audio programs that can run .wav & .mp3 files. If you don't
have these in your list then I'm not sure if it's available on every
Windows 7 PC, we'll have to wait and find out if Joe has this option.

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/2/21, Blaster via groups.io <blaster.nil8@...>
wrote:
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@...> 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@...>
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@...> 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@...>
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@...> 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










































Firefox Downloads

Andy
 

I am pretty green when it comes to Firefox.  I downloaded a file from the CVS web site, and now I can't find it.  Where does Firefox place its downloads if you haven't set a preference?
 
Andy
 


Re: my computer no longer plays wave files

Gene
 

It wasn't about what you typed. I'm saying that what you saw was for wab files in the list, not wave files. That's why when you pressed enter, you saw Windows contacts. My point is not to assume that what you think you hear with speech is correct if something incongruous happens and that's why I said to check spelling. There is no wav with a v in your associations list, just as there isn't with mine.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 3:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Answering a couple of messages:

If I typed wab, it was an accident.

I tried VLC and it didn't play wave files either.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@...>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 3:28 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



I should have added that wab is a Windows address book file.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 2:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

It isn't wav. Its wab with a b. If something incongrous happens like that,
check spelling.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 1:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

When I enter after selecting .wav, all I see is

Windows Contacts.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@...>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 2:44 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Using Windows 7 PRO 64bit I have .wav & .mp3 in my file associations
list. Pressing the enter key on either of those files brings up a list
of audio programs that can run .wav & .mp3 files. If you don't have
these in your list then I'm not sure if it's available on every
Windows 7 PC, we'll have to wait and find out if Joe has this option.

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/2/21, Blaster via groups.io <blaster.nil8@...> wrote:
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@...> 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@...>
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@...> 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@...>
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@...> 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
 

Answering a couple of messages:

If I typed wab, it was an accident.

I tried VLC and it didn't play wave files either.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@...>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 3:28 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



I should have added that wab is a Windows address book file.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 2:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

It isn't wav. Its wab with a b. If something incongrous happens like that,
check spelling.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 1:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

When I enter after selecting .wav, all I see is

Windows Contacts.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@...>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 2:44 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Using Windows 7 PRO 64bit I have .wav & .mp3 in my file associations
list. Pressing the enter key on either of those files brings up a list
of audio programs that can run .wav & .mp3 files. If you don't have
these in your list then I'm not sure if it's available on every
Windows 7 PC, we'll have to wait and find out if Joe has this option.

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/2/21, Blaster via groups.io <blaster.nil8@...> wrote:
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@...> 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@...>
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@...> 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@...>
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@...> 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

Gene
 

I should have added that wab is a Windows address book file.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 2:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

It isn't wav. Its wab with a b. If something incongrous happens like that,
check spelling.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 1:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

When I enter after selecting .wav, all I see is

Windows Contacts.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@...>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 2:44 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Using Windows 7 PRO 64bit I have .wav & .mp3 in my file associations
list. Pressing the enter key on either of those files brings up a list
of audio programs that can run .wav & .mp3 files. If you don't have
these in your list then I'm not sure if it's available on every
Windows 7 PC, we'll have to wait and find out if Joe has this option.

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/2/21, Blaster via groups.io <blaster.nil8@...> wrote:
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@...> 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@...>
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@...> 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@...>
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@...> 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

Gene
 

It isn't wav. Its wab with a b. If something incongrous happens like that, check spelling.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 1:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

When I enter after selecting .wav, all I see is

Windows Contacts.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@...>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 2:44 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Using Windows 7 PRO 64bit I have .wav & .mp3 in my file associations
list. Pressing the enter key on either of those files brings up a list
of audio programs that can run .wav & .mp3 files. If you don't have
these in your list then I'm not sure if it's available on every
Windows 7 PC, we'll have to wait and find out if Joe has this option.

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/2/21, Blaster via groups.io <blaster.nil8@...> wrote:
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@...> 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@...>
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@...> 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@...>
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@...> 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

Mike B <mb69mach1@...>
 

Why not try installing the VLC media player and see if that'll work better for you.
 

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 11:48 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Blaster,

Perhaps this computer has other problems because I can't manually select Media Player, Windows Media Player.

I got the tons of possible associations and found .wav. It looks like there's a box which can open with alt-down arrow, but there's nothing shown. I mannually type Windows Media Player, trying with first letter caps, all caps. I'm always told that the file can't be found.

Considering that your first idea didn't work, I have to think that something has deleted or corrupted something.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster  <blaster.nil8@...>
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@...> 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@...>
> > 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@...> 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@...>
> >> > 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@...> 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
> >> >> >
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