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Re: a newer computer & discussing specs

Carolyn Arnold
 

I love those L-shaped ones, but practical wooden ones. My
husband, at the time, bought me one that had a smoked glass
top, only one top pull-out drawer, and it did have a place
for the tower. I just hated it, finally gave it to one of
our computer guys, the one that I call Good Computer Guy,
didn't know Gomer the Guru then.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rob
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 9:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

Pamela Dominguez <geodom@...> wrote:
I've seen so many computer desks that are these giant
things;
sometimes l-shaped and all.
I've got one of those, with a hutch on top.
I had to have someone help me put it together because I
couldn't figure it out at all (I'm not that good at puzzle
pieces lol.) The instructions that came with it looked like
a small novel.
It's got a space under it for a tower, three drawers and
about an acre of desk top. I love the thing, but moving it
when I buy a real house is going to be fun.


Re: a newer computer & discussing specs

Carolyn Arnold
 

True. Any kid born past 2000, like my grandchildren, have no idea of all the stuff that's been out there like reel-to-reel tapes, cassette tapes, eight track, stand-alone answering machine that connected to the phone and outlet - and not to mention records like 45s and 78s. Maybe some day they'll have tech history 101.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Melissa
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

tell me about it a freaking computer with nice specs the size of a VHS tape, then again how many of the youngings know what a VHS tape is nowadays? lol

On 8/27/16, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
It is a forever changing world that we live in. Somehow, it seems that
as more time goes on, the faster the changes are.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

It seems like that's always the way. You find somebody who Is good,
and then they either move, or they get too busy with work and can't do
it anymore, or whatever. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Melissa
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 6:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

I have a tech who I could ask to help me, he helped me with this
computer when I got it, but I'm not sure how much it would cost me to
do the whole shebang so to speak.
I'm sad that the guy I had found years ago who had a home business
moved to freaking arizona. He was awesome.

On 8/27/16, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
I am glad to have that clarified. She got a laptop; I'd prefer a desktop.

I
will keep them in mind, if the time comes for me to have to replace,
which, in all probability, it will.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:09 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


CFB charges a nominal fee of $110 for a refurbished desktop computer
and
$130 for a refurbed laptop. You are permitted to request one
computer per year.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:03 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

Melissa, have you contacted:
Computers for the Blind
214-340-6328

They are located in Garland, Texas and provide refurbished computers
with NVDA for, I believe it is $127. A friend of mine in Houston got
one, and the computer guy at her church updated it from 7 to 10 for
her. She has been very pleased with it.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Melissa
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

I'm about ready to look into getting a newer if not a new computer.
It would mean putting off stuff I've been saving for ... but I need a
working computer to actually make moneyand well I've been putting off
getting my divorce for this long I'm thinking I can put it off a bit
more, lol.

I was looking at amazon to get an idea of costs and saw some entries
for a "mini desktop computer. My thing is that I don't need something
all powerful since I usually use my computer for word processing
types of things and the internet. I don't use my computer to listen
to music or movies.
All I know is that I would want a faster processor, I'm thinking a
SSD drive, bluetooth, wireless (not muy importante, and I can't
think of anything else right now.

If I spend any money on something I want it to be on something that
will last for a while, not for forever, and it be possible to do
maintenance on it or maybe upgrade it.

I greatly value y'all's opinions.

Excuse me if I am rambling, but trying to talk myself out of being
nuerotic.


Melissa


















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Re: restoring my computer from image back up questions

Carolyn Arnold
 

I finally ate the whole thing - the better to have the energy to work my computer, phone, other tech gadgets, lest we go too far afield.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:46 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up questions

What you ate so far? Lamb? LOL!

On 8/27/2016 4:44 PM, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
Last night I ate out with friends, had a good steak. My girlfriend asked if I'd like her to cut it, and I said I'd appreciate it. Smart girl; she did not cut it all, so I had some left for later, which was exactly the way I wanted it.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Melissa
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions

I say that sometimes too. Just now, after almost 10 years I think since I lost my sight, my dad is finally letting me cut up my own meat/food.
Yes, I know that souds silly, but whenever dinner was ready my plate was just there and he never called me until he had cut up the big pieces. I remember right after I came home from the hospital he had served steak and I was trying to cut it up and he was watching me. He got tired of seeing me struggle and just took it away from me and did it from then on. I can't help it if he wolfs down his dinner and sits and watches the others eat, lol.
These days no one eats at the table except for me now since my dad eats in his chair since my mom and sister don't get home till later in the evening .

On 8/27/16, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
I think it could be that there are some people who can't possibly
understand how in the world they'd do anything if they could not see
and also when seeing us, sometimes the way we approach things are
different from the way they do it. Therefore, they are perplexed,
sometimes overwhelmed, and sometimes do not react favorably.

We had a lady that came to the Center and played cards with our
group, landed on my table, or shall I say the same table as I. So a
few weeks later, a friend of hers asked why she hadn't come back, and
she said, "I went down there and played cards and got beat by a blind woman!"

I used to ride to church with a retired nurse. One time she said,
"Carolyn, I can't figure out what you can and can't do."

I said, "Roberta, don't feel bad; I can't either!"

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Melissa
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 6:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions

I think maybe he was meaning how sometimes people with site assume
blind people aren't that smart.
Personally the fact that you are blind and know so much about
computers floors me since I can't imagine it. Maybe it is because I
was born with sight and only lost it a few years ago so that my
thought processes are stuck in "find the visual route first" mode.
When I was walking my mom through getting my computer to boot from
USB I just wondered how the hell you did it.
On 8/27/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
I don't believe anyone thinks or was implying that anyone else is stupid.
People were simply offering alternatives which is the point of the list.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 6:24 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


Yes. People think we are stupid... This is unfortunate. At least
Melissa pointed she really do not want a cheap computer. Maybe 1
wanted to eat
$100 and send nothing then.

On 8/27/2016 3:06 PM, Melissa wrote:
Man, you guys really got busy in the time I couldn't get to my
computer. While I was playing catch up I had hit the DL for the
link Edmund posted and have been downloading it ... I hope it is
the right one for me. After catching up I feel bad for all of the
trouble y'all went through. Though I am hoping someone else can
also make use of what you came up with.
Makes me wish I had asked sooner to get help but it is that stupid
pride thing that pops up when it comes to asking for help with
something. I should know by now that it shouldn't matter with you
guys. (especially after seeing how most of you are to other
community members over the years)








On 8/27/16, Veronica Kirk <veronicaa.kirk@...> wrote:
Hi Melissa,

If you will e-mail me off list I can give you some information as
to where you can purchase a mini-desk computer for $100. This is
not from Computers for the Blind, although they also sell
computers for $100. My e-mail address is:

veronicaa.kirk@...

Veronica

-----Original Message-----
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Behalf

Of
Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions

This is true for retail keys. A retail key is not given to you
when you

buy
a machine with Windows 7 pre-installed. Same for Windows Vista.
Same for Windows XP. Yes things got easier when Windows 8
arrived, so the key is

now
integrated in the BIOS. I won't change on it, just hope one can
activate their Windows!


On 8/26/2016 6:59 PM, Carlos wrote:
Then you should already know that COA stands for certificate of
authenticity and any machine which comes with Windows 7
preinstalled from a legitimate manufacturer will include one.
Further more, the product key on this sticker will always allow
you to activate a clean installation. This was changed starting
with Windows 8 where the product key is stored in the BIOS.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:49 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


Carlos. Why you are urging this please? Once cannot activate
such installations without proper certificate install.
It's my job here I am doing it at least once or twice in a week.

On 8/26/2016 6:45 PM, Carlos wrote:
If you were able to retrieve the product key from the COA key
sticker, we could probably arrange for a Windows 7 ISO image
you could use to perform a clean installation.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa"
<@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back
up questions


Okay, so I finally got a chance to run that prog and get my
service tag. I took the service tag they gave me and used it
on the dell site to get the media/iso so I could reinstall
windows 7. After having to re enable wibvisum to use it to
solve the captcha I got this
error:
Recovery image not available for your Service Tag.
Sorry, but a Dell Hosted Recovery Image is currently not
available for the Service Tag that you entered. Please enter
another Service Tag or contact Dell Technical Support for
further assistance.

I contacted support so I'm just waiting for them to tell me
"too bad so sad" ... rolling my eyes here, lol.
I'm starting a new email about computer specs or something to
take my mind off of this frustration.

Melissa
On 8/25/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Melissa, just have someone sighted look for the product key
on the COA key sticker. On desktops it is usually on the
side or the top of the case.
With laptops it is usually on the bottom.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 11:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back up questions


That sounds complicated. I bought my computer from a seller
off of amazon and I'm guessing he was able to do a fresh
install, because I don't recall any dell stuff when I first
got my computer.
It just had windows 7 professional, 64 bit and I don't
remember any extra programs sides the basics. Maybe he just
uninstalled them who freaking knows.

This is so very frustrating because I had finally made the
decision (very long story there) to try and see if I could
do some freelance transcribing or editing and now ... oh
gee my computer ends up being a total ass hat.


Walking away from computer before I throw something.
TTFN
Melissa

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
wrote:
Yes unfortunately that's right but not always. It's
possible to fix the issues but it's not easy.
We are gambling...<Smile>

On 8/25/2016 7:52 PM, Carlos wrote:
Usually this means it is an OEM product key which
generally you cannot use to activate a retail copy of
Windows 7. In some cases, modifying ei.cfg will allow
the image to work with an OEM key, but I have read
reports of this not always working.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back up questions


Seams she have the product key. She just can't download
Windows using the key which is normal. That site do not
work with any key I tried.

On 8/25/2016 7:47 PM, Carlos wrote:
It won't do you any good unless you have a working
product key.
However, just about any machine which came with Windows
7 preinstalled from a manufacturer should have the
product key on a COA key sticker.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from
image back up questions


Do not worry at all.
Windows 7 professional? Sorry 32 or 64 bit? Hope you
know. I will send you a download link.

On 8/25/2016 7:42 PM, Melissa wrote:
I used Active@ disk image to create my image files.

I want to download windows 7 professional, 64
bit.But, the windows site is telling me to talk to
the manufacturer and that they can't help me with
that. I will have to get the service tag number, my
computer is a dell, and go through their site to try
and get a copy of windows 7 and since my computer is
out of warranty I might get charged for it, I don't know yet.
I'm not sure what version of office I have beside it
being 2007.

I have a bad headache right now so I'm going to try
and sleep now.
That, or I will be slow to reply because I'm never
good at getting to sleep when I want, lol.

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
About the password: most likely no. What imaging
software you used, however?
Still trying to understand what you want to download?
Windows
7 or
Office 2007? If windows 7, yes. Windows 7 download
still do not work with all keys. What edition of
Windows 7 do you want?
For Office 2007 also, what Office 2007 edition you have?
Probably
just
the Home and Student version?
Confirm these, and we'll try to help.

On 8/25/2016 7:28 PM, Melissa wrote:
For some odd reason I can't recall or put in right
the password that I had used to make my windows 7
image. I always use a variant of a few things when
I make passwords and I know I didn't put in a super
hard password for it. I'm guessing this is a no,
but is there a way to get the password from the image?
I do have an image that I took *right* after I
upgraded to windows 10.
However, the option to rollback to windows 7 is not
there at all.
I'm
guessing that I'm just SOL with that?
Since I want windows 7 I'm guessing that I will
have to do a clean install, which is probably a
good thing to do anyway.
The only issue I might have with that is I'm unable
to get a download of Office 07, even though I have
the right key. I use word and excel a lot and don't
use the other tools. I'm guessing I would have to
contact microsoft accessibility for that.
After trying to download the iso file from the
microsoft website,

I
entered in my serial number, and clicked on verify.
It tells
me:
Error
The product key you entered appears to be for
software pre-installed by the device manufacturer.
Please contact the device manufacturer for software
recovery options.

So does that mean I have to harass dell for a copy
of windows 7 for my old ass computer?? I don't even
think they offer support for my model , opti plex 745.
After searching their site it looks like I need to
hunt down a sightling to get the service tag number
from my tower before I can download their media
creation crap.
Plus, since my computer is way out of warranty
there might be a "fee" associated with that and
getting help for it.

All I want is a clean install of windows 7
professional
64 bit, without the crapware, that I had when I
bought my computer.
Do any of you fine people have a suggestion?










































Re: a newer computer & discussing specs

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi Rob,
 
You might call it fun right now, but after you move that thing I have a strong feeling you'll be calling it something else!  LOL 
Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

----- Original Message -----
From: Rob
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 6:01 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

Pamela Dominguez <geodom@...> wrote:
> I've seen so many computer desks that are these giant things; sometimes
> l-shaped and all.

I've got one of those, with a hutch on top.
I had to have someone help me put it together because I couldn't figure it out at all (I'm not that good at puzzle pieces lol.) The instructions that came with it looked like a small novel.
It's got a space under it for a tower, three drawers and about an acre of desk top. I love the thing, but moving it when I buy a real house is going to be fun.



Re: a newer computer & discussing specs

Rob <captinlogic@...>
 

Pamela Dominguez <geodom@...> wrote:
I've seen so many computer desks that are these giant things; sometimes
l-shaped and all.
I've got one of those, with a hutch on top.
I had to have someone help me put it together because I couldn't figure it out at all (I'm not that good at puzzle pieces lol.) The instructions that came with it looked like a small novel.
It's got a space under it for a tower, three drawers and about an acre of desk top. I love the thing, but moving it when I buy a real house is going to be fun.


Re: a newer computer & discussing specs

 

I see what you mean. I like this corner desk it doesn't take up much
room in my tiny bedroom.

On 8/27/16, Pamela Dominguez <geodom@...> wrote:
I've seen so many computer desks that are these giant things; sometimes
l-shaped and all. I didn't have room for anything like that in this crowded

apartment. The one we were in when we got this was even smaller and more
crowded. So, I found this thing that is called a Euro-cart. It has the top

part, a keyboard shelf that slides in and out, a printer shelf that is
underneath that can slide out, and the bottom shelf. To the left of the
part that has all that is a place made to hold a tower, and above that is a

shelf that looks like it's for software. I have my cable modem on that, and

right now, a package of cds. When I was telling somebody about my computer

table, that it was small, and that it's called a Euro-cart, he said: "Oh
yes. In Europ, they have small things like that". Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Melissa
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 8:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

I miss the desk I had before my stroke when I still was with my idiot
ex boyfriend. It had a little shelf for my tower, a rollout shelf for
my keyboard and mouse and plenty of desktop space for my flat screen
monitor and the random crap I kept on my desk, lol.
I like my desk now. It is a corner desk with two shelves above the
main desk part, but I don't keep anything on there the fax machine
that is never used it there along with the cable modem. The bottom
part of the desk, which is off of the floor, has my tower, the mini
fan I have for it and the surge protector and cords on it.I can put my
feet up on it, but I tend to sit cross legged most of the time. I
think I need a more comfortable chair, but I don't have much room in
my bedroom for a bigger chair.

On 8/27/16, Pamela Dominguez <geodom@...> wrote:
I don't mind the size of my tower, because my computer table has a space
specifically made for a tower. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Melissa
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 8:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

Good grief that is small and here I have this giant tower. At least
monitors aren't 50lbs monsters any more.
On 8/27/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Sorry, I was thinking of the Intel Compute Stick,
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/compute-stick/intel-compute-stick.html
but there are quite a few other pocket sized PCs these days.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:45 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


Dell has a PC the size of a flash drive.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


tell me about it a freaking computer with nice specs the size of a VHS
tape, then again how many of the youngings know what a VHS tape is
nowadays? lol

On 8/27/16, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
It is a forever changing world that we live in. Somehow, it seems
that
as
more time goes on, the faster the changes are.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf

Of
Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

It seems like that's always the way. You find somebody who Is good,
and
then they either move, or they get too busy with work and can't do it
anymore, or whatever. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Melissa
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 6:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

I have a tech who I could ask to help me, he helped me with this
computer
when I got it, but I'm not sure how much it would cost me to do the
whole
shebang so to speak.
I'm sad that the guy I had found years ago who had a home business
moved

to
freaking arizona. He was awesome.

On 8/27/16, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
I am glad to have that clarified. She got a laptop; I'd prefer a
desktop.

I
will keep them in mind, if the time comes for me to have to replace,
which, in all probability, it will.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:09 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


CFB charges a nominal fee of $110 for a refurbished desktop computer
and
$130 for a refurbed laptop. You are permitted to request one
computer
per
year.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:03 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

Melissa, have you contacted:
Computers for the Blind
214-340-6328

They are located in Garland, Texas and provide refurbished computers
with
NVDA for, I believe it is $127. A friend of mine in Houston got one,
and
the
computer guy at her church updated it from 7 to 10 for her. She has
been
very pleased with it.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf
Of
Melissa
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

I'm about ready to look into getting a newer if not a new computer.
It
would
mean putting off stuff I've been saving for ... but I need a working
computer to actually make moneyand well I've been putting off
getting
my
divorce for this long I'm thinking I can put it off a bit more, lol.

I was looking at amazon to get an idea of costs and saw some entries
for
a
"mini desktop computer. My thing is that I don't need something all
powerful
since I usually use my computer for word processing types of things
and
the
internet. I don't use my computer to listen to music or movies.
All I know is that I would want a faster processor, I'm thinking a
SSD
drive, bluetooth, wireless (not muy importante, and I can't think
of
anything else right now.

If I spend any money on something I want it to be on something that
will
last for a while, not for forever, and it be possible to do
maintenance
on
it or maybe upgrade it.

I greatly value y'all's opinions.

Excuse me if I am rambling, but trying to talk myself out of being
nuerotic.


Melissa


















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Re: a newer computer & discussing specs

Pamela Dominguez
 

I've seen so many computer desks that are these giant things; sometimes l-shaped and all. I didn't have room for anything like that in this crowded apartment. The one we were in when we got this was even smaller and more crowded. So, I found this thing that is called a Euro-cart. It has the top part, a keyboard shelf that slides in and out, a printer shelf that is underneath that can slide out, and the bottom shelf. To the left of the part that has all that is a place made to hold a tower, and above that is a shelf that looks like it's for software. I have my cable modem on that, and right now, a package of cds. When I was telling somebody about my computer table, that it was small, and that it's called a Euro-cart, he said: "Oh yes. In Europ, they have small things like that". Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Melissa
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 8:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

I miss the desk I had before my stroke when I still was with my idiot
ex boyfriend. It had a little shelf for my tower, a rollout shelf for
my keyboard and mouse and plenty of desktop space for my flat screen
monitor and the random crap I kept on my desk, lol.
I like my desk now. It is a corner desk with two shelves above the
main desk part, but I don't keep anything on there the fax machine
that is never used it there along with the cable modem. The bottom
part of the desk, which is off of the floor, has my tower, the mini
fan I have for it and the surge protector and cords on it.I can put my
feet up on it, but I tend to sit cross legged most of the time. I
think I need a more comfortable chair, but I don't have much room in
my bedroom for a bigger chair.

On 8/27/16, Pamela Dominguez <geodom@...> wrote:
I don't mind the size of my tower, because my computer table has a space
specifically made for a tower. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Melissa
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 8:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

Good grief that is small and here I have this giant tower. At least
monitors aren't 50lbs monsters any more.
On 8/27/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Sorry, I was thinking of the Intel Compute Stick,
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/compute-stick/intel-compute-stick.html
but there are quite a few other pocket sized PCs these days.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:45 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


Dell has a PC the size of a flash drive.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


tell me about it a freaking computer with nice specs the size of a VHS
tape, then again how many of the youngings know what a VHS tape is
nowadays? lol

On 8/27/16, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
It is a forever changing world that we live in. Somehow, it seems that
as
more time goes on, the faster the changes are.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf

Of
Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

It seems like that's always the way. You find somebody who Is good,
and
then they either move, or they get too busy with work and can't do it
anymore, or whatever. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Melissa
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 6:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

I have a tech who I could ask to help me, he helped me with this
computer
when I got it, but I'm not sure how much it would cost me to do the
whole
shebang so to speak.
I'm sad that the guy I had found years ago who had a home business
moved

to
freaking arizona. He was awesome.

On 8/27/16, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
I am glad to have that clarified. She got a laptop; I'd prefer a
desktop.

I
will keep them in mind, if the time comes for me to have to replace,
which, in all probability, it will.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:09 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


CFB charges a nominal fee of $110 for a refurbished desktop computer
and
$130 for a refurbed laptop. You are permitted to request one
computer
per
year.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:03 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

Melissa, have you contacted:
Computers for the Blind
214-340-6328

They are located in Garland, Texas and provide refurbished computers
with
NVDA for, I believe it is $127. A friend of mine in Houston got one,
and
the
computer guy at her church updated it from 7 to 10 for her. She has
been
very pleased with it.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf
Of
Melissa
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

I'm about ready to look into getting a newer if not a new computer.
It
would
mean putting off stuff I've been saving for ... but I need a working
computer to actually make moneyand well I've been putting off getting
my
divorce for this long I'm thinking I can put it off a bit more, lol.

I was looking at amazon to get an idea of costs and saw some entries
for
a
"mini desktop computer. My thing is that I don't need something all
powerful
since I usually use my computer for word processing types of things
and
the
internet. I don't use my computer to listen to music or movies.
All I know is that I would want a faster processor, I'm thinking a
SSD
drive, bluetooth, wireless (not muy importante, and I can't think of
anything else right now.

If I spend any money on something I want it to be on something that
will
last for a while, not for forever, and it be possible to do
maintenance
on
it or maybe upgrade it.

I greatly value y'all's opinions.

Excuse me if I am rambling, but trying to talk myself out of being
nuerotic.


Melissa


















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Re: a newer computer & discussing specs

 

I miss the desk I had before my stroke when I still was with my idiot
ex boyfriend. It had a little shelf for my tower, a rollout shelf for
my keyboard and mouse and plenty of desktop space for my flat screen
monitor and the random crap I kept on my desk, lol.
I like my desk now. It is a corner desk with two shelves above the
main desk part, but I don't keep anything on there the fax machine
that is never used it there along with the cable modem. The bottom
part of the desk, which is off of the floor, has my tower, the mini
fan I have for it and the surge protector and cords on it.I can put my
feet up on it, but I tend to sit cross legged most of the time. I
think I need a more comfortable chair, but I don't have much room in
my bedroom for a bigger chair.

On 8/27/16, Pamela Dominguez <geodom@...> wrote:
I don't mind the size of my tower, because my computer table has a space
specifically made for a tower. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Melissa
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 8:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

Good grief that is small and here I have this giant tower. At least
monitors aren't 50lbs monsters any more.
On 8/27/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Sorry, I was thinking of the Intel Compute Stick,
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/compute-stick/intel-compute-stick.html
but there are quite a few other pocket sized PCs these days.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:45 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


Dell has a PC the size of a flash drive.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


tell me about it a freaking computer with nice specs the size of a VHS
tape, then again how many of the youngings know what a VHS tape is
nowadays? lol

On 8/27/16, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
It is a forever changing world that we live in. Somehow, it seems that
as
more time goes on, the faster the changes are.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf

Of
Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

It seems like that's always the way. You find somebody who Is good,
and
then they either move, or they get too busy with work and can't do it
anymore, or whatever. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Melissa
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 6:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

I have a tech who I could ask to help me, he helped me with this
computer
when I got it, but I'm not sure how much it would cost me to do the
whole
shebang so to speak.
I'm sad that the guy I had found years ago who had a home business
moved

to
freaking arizona. He was awesome.

On 8/27/16, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
I am glad to have that clarified. She got a laptop; I'd prefer a
desktop.

I
will keep them in mind, if the time comes for me to have to replace,
which, in all probability, it will.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:09 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


CFB charges a nominal fee of $110 for a refurbished desktop computer
and
$130 for a refurbed laptop. You are permitted to request one
computer
per
year.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:03 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

Melissa, have you contacted:
Computers for the Blind
214-340-6328

They are located in Garland, Texas and provide refurbished computers
with
NVDA for, I believe it is $127. A friend of mine in Houston got one,
and
the
computer guy at her church updated it from 7 to 10 for her. She has
been
very pleased with it.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf
Of
Melissa
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

I'm about ready to look into getting a newer if not a new computer.
It
would
mean putting off stuff I've been saving for ... but I need a working
computer to actually make moneyand well I've been putting off getting
my
divorce for this long I'm thinking I can put it off a bit more, lol.

I was looking at amazon to get an idea of costs and saw some entries
for
a
"mini desktop computer. My thing is that I don't need something all
powerful
since I usually use my computer for word processing types of things
and
the
internet. I don't use my computer to listen to music or movies.
All I know is that I would want a faster processor, I'm thinking a
SSD
drive, bluetooth, wireless (not muy importante, and I can't think of
anything else right now.

If I spend any money on something I want it to be on something that
will
last for a while, not for forever, and it be possible to do
maintenance
on
it or maybe upgrade it.

I greatly value y'all's opinions.

Excuse me if I am rambling, but trying to talk myself out of being
nuerotic.


Melissa


















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Re: a newer computer & discussing specs

Pamela Dominguez
 

I don't mind the size of my tower, because my computer table has a space specifically made for a tower. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Melissa
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 8:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

Good grief that is small and here I have this giant tower. At least
monitors aren't 50lbs monsters any more.
On 8/27/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Sorry, I was thinking of the Intel Compute Stick,
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/compute-stick/intel-compute-stick.html
but there are quite a few other pocket sized PCs these days.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:45 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


Dell has a PC the size of a flash drive.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


tell me about it a freaking computer with nice specs the size of a VHS
tape, then again how many of the youngings know what a VHS tape is
nowadays? lol

On 8/27/16, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
It is a forever changing world that we live in. Somehow, it seems that
as
more time goes on, the faster the changes are.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf

Of
Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

It seems like that's always the way. You find somebody who Is good,
and
then they either move, or they get too busy with work and can't do it
anymore, or whatever. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Melissa
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 6:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

I have a tech who I could ask to help me, he helped me with this
computer
when I got it, but I'm not sure how much it would cost me to do the
whole
shebang so to speak.
I'm sad that the guy I had found years ago who had a home business moved

to
freaking arizona. He was awesome.

On 8/27/16, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
I am glad to have that clarified. She got a laptop; I'd prefer a
desktop.

I
will keep them in mind, if the time comes for me to have to replace,
which, in all probability, it will.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:09 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


CFB charges a nominal fee of $110 for a refurbished desktop computer
and
$130 for a refurbed laptop. You are permitted to request one computer
per
year.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:03 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

Melissa, have you contacted:
Computers for the Blind
214-340-6328

They are located in Garland, Texas and provide refurbished computers
with
NVDA for, I believe it is $127. A friend of mine in Houston got one,
and
the
computer guy at her church updated it from 7 to 10 for her. She has
been
very pleased with it.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf
Of
Melissa
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

I'm about ready to look into getting a newer if not a new computer. It
would
mean putting off stuff I've been saving for ... but I need a working
computer to actually make moneyand well I've been putting off getting
my
divorce for this long I'm thinking I can put it off a bit more, lol.

I was looking at amazon to get an idea of costs and saw some entries
for
a
"mini desktop computer. My thing is that I don't need something all
powerful
since I usually use my computer for word processing types of things
and
the
internet. I don't use my computer to listen to music or movies.
All I know is that I would want a faster processor, I'm thinking a SSD
drive, bluetooth, wireless (not muy importante, and I can't think of
anything else right now.

If I spend any money on something I want it to be on something that
will
last for a while, not for forever, and it be possible to do
maintenance
on
it or maybe upgrade it.

I greatly value y'all's opinions.

Excuse me if I am rambling, but trying to talk myself out of being
nuerotic.


Melissa


















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Re: a newer computer & discussing specs

 

Good grief that is small and here I have this giant tower. At least
monitors aren't 50lbs monsters any more.

On 8/27/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Sorry, I was thinking of the Intel Compute Stick,
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/compute-stick/intel-compute-stick.html
but there are quite a few other pocket sized PCs these days.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:45 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


Dell has a PC the size of a flash drive.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


tell me about it a freaking computer with nice specs the size of a VHS
tape, then again how many of the youngings know what a VHS tape is
nowadays? lol

On 8/27/16, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
It is a forever changing world that we live in. Somehow, it seems that
as
more time goes on, the faster the changes are.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf

Of
Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

It seems like that's always the way. You find somebody who Is good,
and
then they either move, or they get too busy with work and can't do it
anymore, or whatever. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Melissa
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 6:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

I have a tech who I could ask to help me, he helped me with this
computer
when I got it, but I'm not sure how much it would cost me to do the
whole
shebang so to speak.
I'm sad that the guy I had found years ago who had a home business moved

to
freaking arizona. He was awesome.

On 8/27/16, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
I am glad to have that clarified. She got a laptop; I'd prefer a
desktop.

I
will keep them in mind, if the time comes for me to have to replace,
which, in all probability, it will.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:09 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


CFB charges a nominal fee of $110 for a refurbished desktop computer
and
$130 for a refurbed laptop. You are permitted to request one computer
per
year.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:03 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

Melissa, have you contacted:
Computers for the Blind
214-340-6328

They are located in Garland, Texas and provide refurbished computers
with
NVDA for, I believe it is $127. A friend of mine in Houston got one,
and
the
computer guy at her church updated it from 7 to 10 for her. She has
been
very pleased with it.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf
Of
Melissa
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

I'm about ready to look into getting a newer if not a new computer. It
would
mean putting off stuff I've been saving for ... but I need a working
computer to actually make moneyand well I've been putting off getting
my
divorce for this long I'm thinking I can put it off a bit more, lol.

I was looking at amazon to get an idea of costs and saw some entries
for
a
"mini desktop computer. My thing is that I don't need something all
powerful
since I usually use my computer for word processing types of things
and
the
internet. I don't use my computer to listen to music or movies.
All I know is that I would want a faster processor, I'm thinking a SSD
drive, bluetooth, wireless (not muy importante, and I can't think of
anything else right now.

If I spend any money on something I want it to be on something that
will
last for a while, not for forever, and it be possible to do
maintenance
on
it or maybe upgrade it.

I greatly value y'all's opinions.

Excuse me if I am rambling, but trying to talk myself out of being
nuerotic.


Melissa


















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Re: a newer computer & discussing specs

Edmond Nazarian <gocloud84@...>
 

It's one of those that I could assemble it independently for a customer. I almost did not need help setting it up. I partitioned the SSD and applied Windows to it before starting to put thing together.
I'll be more than happy to make another for anyone how is interesting...:T

On 8/27/2016 4:48 PM, Carlos wrote:
Sorry, I was thinking of the Intel Compute Stick,
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/compute-stick/intel-compute-stick.html

but there are quite a few other pocket sized PCs these days.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:45 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


Dell has a PC the size of a flash drive.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa"
<@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


tell me about it a freaking computer with nice specs the size of a VHS
tape, then again how many of the youngings know what a VHS tape is
nowadays? lol

On 8/27/16, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
It is a forever changing world that we live in. Somehow, it seems
that as
more time goes on, the faster the changes are.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of
Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

It seems like that's always the way. You find somebody who Is good,
and
then they either move, or they get too busy with work and can't do it
anymore, or whatever. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Melissa
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 6:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

I have a tech who I could ask to help me, he helped me with this
computer
when I got it, but I'm not sure how much it would cost me to do the
whole
shebang so to speak.
I'm sad that the guy I had found years ago who had a home business
moved to
freaking arizona. He was awesome.

On 8/27/16, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
I am glad to have that clarified. She got a laptop; I'd prefer a
desktop.

I
will keep them in mind, if the time comes for me to have to replace,
which, in all probability, it will.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:09 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


CFB charges a nominal fee of $110 for a refurbished desktop
computer and
$130 for a refurbed laptop. You are permitted to request one computer
per
year.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:03 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

Melissa, have you contacted:
Computers for the Blind
214-340-6328

They are located in Garland, Texas and provide refurbished
computers with
NVDA for, I believe it is $127. A friend of mine in Houston got
one, and
the
computer guy at her church updated it from 7 to 10 for her. She has
been
very pleased with it.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf
Of
Melissa
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

I'm about ready to look into getting a newer if not a new computer. It
would
mean putting off stuff I've been saving for ... but I need a working
computer to actually make moneyand well I've been putting off
getting my
divorce for this long I'm thinking I can put it off a bit more, lol.

I was looking at amazon to get an idea of costs and saw some
entries for
a
"mini desktop computer. My thing is that I don't need something all
powerful
since I usually use my computer for word processing types of things
and
the
internet. I don't use my computer to listen to music or movies.
All I know is that I would want a faster processor, I'm thinking a SSD
drive, bluetooth, wireless (not muy importante, and I can't think of
anything else right now.

If I spend any money on something I want it to be on something that
will
last for a while, not for forever, and it be possible to do
maintenance
on
it or maybe upgrade it.

I greatly value y'all's opinions.

Excuse me if I am rambling, but trying to talk myself out of being
nuerotic.


Melissa


















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Re: a newer computer & discussing specs

Carlos
 

Sorry, I was thinking of the Intel Compute Stick,
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/compute-stick/intel-compute-stick.html
but there are quite a few other pocket sized PCs these days.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:45 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


Dell has a PC the size of a flash drive.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


tell me about it a freaking computer with nice specs the size of a VHS
tape, then again how many of the youngings know what a VHS tape is
nowadays? lol

On 8/27/16, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
It is a forever changing world that we live in. Somehow, it seems that as
more time goes on, the faster the changes are.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

It seems like that's always the way. You find somebody who Is good, and
then they either move, or they get too busy with work and can't do it
anymore, or whatever. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Melissa
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 6:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

I have a tech who I could ask to help me, he helped me with this computer
when I got it, but I'm not sure how much it would cost me to do the whole
shebang so to speak.
I'm sad that the guy I had found years ago who had a home business moved to
freaking arizona. He was awesome.

On 8/27/16, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
I am glad to have that clarified. She got a laptop; I'd prefer a desktop.

I
will keep them in mind, if the time comes for me to have to replace,
which, in all probability, it will.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:09 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


CFB charges a nominal fee of $110 for a refurbished desktop computer and
$130 for a refurbed laptop. You are permitted to request one computer
per
year.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:03 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

Melissa, have you contacted:
Computers for the Blind
214-340-6328

They are located in Garland, Texas and provide refurbished computers with
NVDA for, I believe it is $127. A friend of mine in Houston got one, and
the
computer guy at her church updated it from 7 to 10 for her. She has been
very pleased with it.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of
Melissa
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

I'm about ready to look into getting a newer if not a new computer. It
would
mean putting off stuff I've been saving for ... but I need a working
computer to actually make moneyand well I've been putting off getting my
divorce for this long I'm thinking I can put it off a bit more, lol.

I was looking at amazon to get an idea of costs and saw some entries for
a
"mini desktop computer. My thing is that I don't need something all
powerful
since I usually use my computer for word processing types of things and
the
internet. I don't use my computer to listen to music or movies.
All I know is that I would want a faster processor, I'm thinking a SSD
drive, bluetooth, wireless (not muy importante, and I can't think of
anything else right now.

If I spend any money on something I want it to be on something that will
last for a while, not for forever, and it be possible to do maintenance
on
it or maybe upgrade it.

I greatly value y'all's opinions.

Excuse me if I am rambling, but trying to talk myself out of being
nuerotic.


Melissa


















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Re: a newer computer & discussing specs

Pamela Dominguez
 

Oh, I hate when you have found a good doctor, and then you have to find another one because she is either moving or retiring, or something. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Melissa
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

I know that I didn't see him a lot, but the way I found out.... I had
sent him a text asking if he would be available to look at my computer
and he replied with "um, I'm in arizona now not san antonio" or
something like that. You'd think that maybe he'd send out some email
to the customers he had on file or something. lol

Ugh, this month I found out that the doctor I had been seeing for the
past 6 years is going to stop practising so I need to find another
doctor.Which stinks because she got my weird sense of humor so well
and was basically there to see me fresh from the hospital, through my
hip replacements, medical issues, and well so she knows everything
already.

On 8/27/16, Pamela Dominguez <geodom@...> wrote:
It seems like that's always the way. You find somebody who Is good, and
then they either move, or they get too busy with work and can't do it
anymore, or whatever. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Melissa
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 6:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

I have a tech who I could ask to help me, he helped me with this
computer when I got it, but I'm not sure how much it would cost me to
do the whole shebang so to speak.
I'm sad that the guy I had found years ago who had a home business
moved to freaking arizona. He was awesome.

On 8/27/16, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
I am glad to have that clarified. She got a laptop; I'd prefer a desktop.

I
will keep them in mind, if the time comes for me to have to replace,
which,
in all probability, it will.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of
Gerald Levy
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:09 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


CFB charges a nominal fee of $110 for a refurbished desktop computer and
$130 for a refurbed laptop. You are permitted to request one computer
per
year.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:03 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

Melissa, have you contacted:
Computers for the Blind
214-340-6328

They are located in Garland, Texas and provide refurbished computers with
NVDA for, I believe it is $127. A friend of mine in Houston got one, and
the
computer guy at her church updated it from 7 to 10 for her. She has been
very pleased with it.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of
Melissa
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

I'm about ready to look into getting a newer if not a new computer. It
would
mean putting off stuff I've been saving for ... but I need a working
computer to actually make moneyand well I've been putting off getting my
divorce for this long I'm thinking I can put it off a bit more, lol.

I was looking at amazon to get an idea of costs and saw some entries for
a
"mini desktop computer. My thing is that I don't need something all
powerful
since I usually use my computer for word processing types of things and
the
internet. I don't use my computer to listen to music or movies.
All I know is that I would want a faster processor, I'm thinking a SSD
drive, bluetooth, wireless (not muy importante, and I can't think of
anything else right now.

If I spend any money on something I want it to be on something that will
last for a while, not for forever, and it be possible to do maintenance
on
it or maybe upgrade it.

I greatly value y'all's opinions.

Excuse me if I am rambling, but trying to talk myself out of being
nuerotic.


Melissa


















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Re: restoring my computer from image back up questions

Edmond Nazarian <gocloud84@...>
 

What you ate so far? Lamb? LOL!

On 8/27/2016 4:44 PM, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
Last night I ate out with friends, had a good steak. My girlfriend asked if I'd like her to cut it, and I said I'd appreciate it. Smart girl; she did not cut it all, so I had some left for later, which was exactly the way I wanted it.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Melissa
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up questions

I say that sometimes too. Just now, after almost 10 years I think since I lost my sight, my dad is finally letting me cut up my own meat/food.
Yes, I know that souds silly, but whenever dinner was ready my plate was just there and he never called me until he had cut up the big pieces. I remember right after I came home from the hospital he had served steak and I was trying to cut it up and he was watching me. He got tired of seeing me struggle and just took it away from me and did it from then on. I can't help it if he wolfs down his dinner and sits and watches the others eat, lol.
These days no one eats at the table except for me now since my dad eats in his chair since my mom and sister don't get home till later in the evening .

On 8/27/16, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
I think it could be that there are some people who can't possibly
understand how in the world they'd do anything if they could not see
and also when seeing us, sometimes the way we approach things are
different from the way they do it. Therefore, they are perplexed,
sometimes overwhelmed, and sometimes do not react favorably.

We had a lady that came to the Center and played cards with our group,
landed on my table, or shall I say the same table as I. So a few weeks
later, a friend of hers asked why she hadn't come back, and she said,
"I went down there and played cards and got beat by a blind woman!"

I used to ride to church with a retired nurse. One time she said,
"Carolyn, I can't figure out what you can and can't do."

I said, "Roberta, don't feel bad; I can't either!"

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Melissa
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 6:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions

I think maybe he was meaning how sometimes people with site assume
blind people aren't that smart.
Personally the fact that you are blind and know so much about
computers floors me since I can't imagine it. Maybe it is because I
was born with sight and only lost it a few years ago so that my
thought processes are stuck in "find the visual route first" mode.
When I was walking my mom through getting my computer to boot from USB
I just wondered how the hell you did it.
On 8/27/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
I don't believe anyone thinks or was implying that anyone else is stupid.
People were simply offering alternatives which is the point of the list.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 6:24 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


Yes. People think we are stupid... This is unfortunate. At least
Melissa pointed she really do not want a cheap computer. Maybe 1
wanted to eat
$100 and send nothing then.

On 8/27/2016 3:06 PM, Melissa wrote:
Man, you guys really got busy in the time I couldn't get to my
computer. While I was playing catch up I had hit the DL for the
link Edmund posted and have been downloading it ... I hope it is
the right one for me. After catching up I feel bad for all of the
trouble y'all went through. Though I am hoping someone else can
also make use of what you came up with.
Makes me wish I had asked sooner to get help but it is that stupid
pride thing that pops up when it comes to asking for help with
something. I should know by now that it shouldn't matter with you
guys. (especially after seeing how most of you are to other
community members over the years)








On 8/27/16, Veronica Kirk <veronicaa.kirk@...> wrote:
Hi Melissa,

If you will e-mail me off list I can give you some information as
to where you can purchase a mini-desk computer for $100. This is
not from Computers for the Blind, although they also sell
computers for $100. My e-mail address is:

veronicaa.kirk@...

Veronica

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf

Of
Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions

This is true for retail keys. A retail key is not given to you
when you

buy
a machine with Windows 7 pre-installed. Same for Windows Vista.
Same for Windows XP. Yes things got easier when Windows 8 arrived,
so the key is

now
integrated in the BIOS. I won't change on it, just hope one can
activate their Windows!


On 8/26/2016 6:59 PM, Carlos wrote:
Then you should already know that COA stands for certificate of
authenticity and any machine which comes with Windows 7
preinstalled from a legitimate manufacturer will include one.
Further more, the product key on this sticker will always allow
you to activate a clean installation. This was changed starting
with Windows 8 where the product key is stored in the BIOS.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:49 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


Carlos. Why you are urging this please? Once cannot activate
such installations without proper certificate install.
It's my job here I am doing it at least once or twice in a week.

On 8/26/2016 6:45 PM, Carlos wrote:
If you were able to retrieve the product key from the COA key
sticker, we could probably arrange for a Windows 7 ISO image
you could use to perform a clean installation.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa"
<@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back
up questions


Okay, so I finally got a chance to run that prog and get my
service tag. I took the service tag they gave me and used it
on the dell site to get the media/iso so I could reinstall
windows 7. After having to re enable wibvisum to use it to
solve the captcha I got this
error:
Recovery image not available for your Service Tag.
Sorry, but a Dell Hosted Recovery Image is currently not
available for the Service Tag that you entered. Please enter
another Service Tag or contact Dell Technical Support for
further assistance.

I contacted support so I'm just waiting for them to tell me
"too bad so sad" ... rolling my eyes here, lol.
I'm starting a new email about computer specs or something to
take my mind off of this frustration.

Melissa
On 8/25/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Melissa, just have someone sighted look for the product key
on the COA key sticker. On desktops it is usually on the
side or the top of the case.
With laptops it is usually on the bottom.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 11:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back
up questions


That sounds complicated. I bought my computer from a seller
off of amazon and I'm guessing he was able to do a fresh
install, because I don't recall any dell stuff when I first
got my computer.
It just had windows 7 professional, 64 bit and I don't
remember any extra programs sides the basics. Maybe he just
uninstalled them who freaking knows.

This is so very frustrating because I had finally made the
decision (very long story there) to try and see if I could
do some freelance transcribing or editing and now ... oh gee
my computer ends up being a total ass hat.


Walking away from computer before I throw something.
TTFN
Melissa

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
wrote:
Yes unfortunately that's right but not always. It's
possible to fix the issues but it's not easy.
We are gambling...<Smile>

On 8/25/2016 7:52 PM, Carlos wrote:
Usually this means it is an OEM product key which
generally you cannot use to activate a retail copy of
Windows 7. In some cases, modifying ei.cfg will allow the
image to work with an OEM key, but I have read reports of
this not always working.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back up questions


Seams she have the product key. She just can't download
Windows using the key which is normal. That site do not
work with any key I tried.

On 8/25/2016 7:47 PM, Carlos wrote:
It won't do you any good unless you have a working
product key.
However, just about any machine which came with Windows
7 preinstalled from a manufacturer should have the
product key on a COA key sticker.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back up questions


Do not worry at all.
Windows 7 professional? Sorry 32 or 64 bit? Hope you
know. I will send you a download link.

On 8/25/2016 7:42 PM, Melissa wrote:
I used Active@ disk image to create my image files.

I want to download windows 7 professional, 64 bit.But,
the windows site is telling me to talk to the
manufacturer and that they can't help me with that. I
will have to get the service tag number, my computer
is a dell, and go through their site to try and get a
copy of windows 7 and since my computer is out of
warranty I might get charged for it, I don't know yet.
I'm not sure what version of office I have beside it
being 2007.

I have a bad headache right now so I'm going to try
and sleep now.
That, or I will be slow to reply because I'm never
good at getting to sleep when I want, lol.

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
About the password: most likely no. What imaging
software you used, however?
Still trying to understand what you want to download?
Windows
7 or
Office 2007? If windows 7, yes. Windows 7 download
still do not work with all keys. What edition of
Windows 7 do you want?
For Office 2007 also, what Office 2007 edition you have?
Probably
just
the Home and Student version?
Confirm these, and we'll try to help.

On 8/25/2016 7:28 PM, Melissa wrote:
For some odd reason I can't recall or put in right
the password that I had used to make my windows 7
image. I always use a variant of a few things when I
make passwords and I know I didn't put in a super
hard password for it. I'm guessing this is a no, but
is there a way to get the password from the image?
I do have an image that I took *right* after I
upgraded to windows 10.
However, the option to rollback to windows 7 is not
there at all.
I'm
guessing that I'm just SOL with that?
Since I want windows 7 I'm guessing that I will have
to do a clean install, which is probably a good
thing to do anyway.
The only issue I might have with that is I'm unable
to get a download of Office 07, even though I have
the right key. I use word and excel a lot and don't
use the other tools. I'm guessing I would have to
contact microsoft accessibility for that.
After trying to download the iso file from the
microsoft website,

I
entered in my serial number, and clicked on verify.
It tells
me:
Error
The product key you entered appears to be for
software pre-installed by the device manufacturer.
Please contact the device manufacturer for software
recovery options.

So does that mean I have to harass dell for a copy
of windows 7 for my old ass computer?? I don't even
think they offer support for my model , opti plex 745.
After searching their site it looks like I need to
hunt down a sightling to get the service tag number
from my tower before I can download their media
creation crap.
Plus, since my computer is way out of warranty there
might be a "fee" associated with that and getting
help for it.

All I want is a clean install of windows 7
professional
64 bit, without the crapware, that I had when I
bought my computer.
Do any of you fine people have a suggestion?









































Re: a newer computer & discussing specs

Carlos
 

Dell has a PC the size of a flash drive.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


tell me about it a freaking computer with nice specs the size of a VHS
tape, then again how many of the youngings know what a VHS tape is
nowadays? lol

On 8/27/16, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
It is a forever changing world that we live in. Somehow, it seems that as
more time goes on, the faster the changes are.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

It seems like that's always the way. You find somebody who Is good, and
then they either move, or they get too busy with work and can't do it
anymore, or whatever. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Melissa
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 6:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

I have a tech who I could ask to help me, he helped me with this computer
when I got it, but I'm not sure how much it would cost me to do the whole
shebang so to speak.
I'm sad that the guy I had found years ago who had a home business moved to
freaking arizona. He was awesome.

On 8/27/16, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
I am glad to have that clarified. She got a laptop; I'd prefer a desktop.

I
will keep them in mind, if the time comes for me to have to replace,
which, in all probability, it will.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:09 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


CFB charges a nominal fee of $110 for a refurbished desktop computer and
$130 for a refurbed laptop. You are permitted to request one computer
per
year.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:03 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

Melissa, have you contacted:
Computers for the Blind
214-340-6328

They are located in Garland, Texas and provide refurbished computers with
NVDA for, I believe it is $127. A friend of mine in Houston got one, and
the
computer guy at her church updated it from 7 to 10 for her. She has been
very pleased with it.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of
Melissa
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

I'm about ready to look into getting a newer if not a new computer. It
would
mean putting off stuff I've been saving for ... but I need a working
computer to actually make moneyand well I've been putting off getting my
divorce for this long I'm thinking I can put it off a bit more, lol.

I was looking at amazon to get an idea of costs and saw some entries for
a
"mini desktop computer. My thing is that I don't need something all
powerful
since I usually use my computer for word processing types of things and
the
internet. I don't use my computer to listen to music or movies.
All I know is that I would want a faster processor, I'm thinking a SSD
drive, bluetooth, wireless (not muy importante, and I can't think of
anything else right now.

If I spend any money on something I want it to be on something that will
last for a while, not for forever, and it be possible to do maintenance
on
it or maybe upgrade it.

I greatly value y'all's opinions.

Excuse me if I am rambling, but trying to talk myself out of being
nuerotic.


Melissa


















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Re: restoring my computer from image back up questions

Carolyn Arnold
 

Last night I ate out with friends, had a good steak. My girlfriend asked if I'd like her to cut it, and I said I'd appreciate it. Smart girl; she did not cut it all, so I had some left for later, which was exactly the way I wanted it.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Melissa
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up questions

I say that sometimes too. Just now, after almost 10 years I think since I lost my sight, my dad is finally letting me cut up my own meat/food.
Yes, I know that souds silly, but whenever dinner was ready my plate was just there and he never called me until he had cut up the big pieces. I remember right after I came home from the hospital he had served steak and I was trying to cut it up and he was watching me. He got tired of seeing me struggle and just took it away from me and did it from then on. I can't help it if he wolfs down his dinner and sits and watches the others eat, lol.
These days no one eats at the table except for me now since my dad eats in his chair since my mom and sister don't get home till later in the evening .

On 8/27/16, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
I think it could be that there are some people who can't possibly
understand how in the world they'd do anything if they could not see
and also when seeing us, sometimes the way we approach things are
different from the way they do it. Therefore, they are perplexed,
sometimes overwhelmed, and sometimes do not react favorably.

We had a lady that came to the Center and played cards with our group,
landed on my table, or shall I say the same table as I. So a few weeks
later, a friend of hers asked why she hadn't come back, and she said,
"I went down there and played cards and got beat by a blind woman!"

I used to ride to church with a retired nurse. One time she said,
"Carolyn, I can't figure out what you can and can't do."

I said, "Roberta, don't feel bad; I can't either!"

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Melissa
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 6:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions

I think maybe he was meaning how sometimes people with site assume
blind people aren't that smart.
Personally the fact that you are blind and know so much about
computers floors me since I can't imagine it. Maybe it is because I
was born with sight and only lost it a few years ago so that my
thought processes are stuck in "find the visual route first" mode.
When I was walking my mom through getting my computer to boot from USB
I just wondered how the hell you did it.
On 8/27/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
I don't believe anyone thinks or was implying that anyone else is stupid.
People were simply offering alternatives which is the point of the list.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 6:24 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


Yes. People think we are stupid... This is unfortunate. At least
Melissa pointed she really do not want a cheap computer. Maybe 1
wanted to eat
$100 and send nothing then.

On 8/27/2016 3:06 PM, Melissa wrote:
Man, you guys really got busy in the time I couldn't get to my
computer. While I was playing catch up I had hit the DL for the
link Edmund posted and have been downloading it ... I hope it is
the right one for me. After catching up I feel bad for all of the
trouble y'all went through. Though I am hoping someone else can
also make use of what you came up with.
Makes me wish I had asked sooner to get help but it is that stupid
pride thing that pops up when it comes to asking for help with
something. I should know by now that it shouldn't matter with you
guys. (especially after seeing how most of you are to other
community members over the years)








On 8/27/16, Veronica Kirk <veronicaa.kirk@...> wrote:
Hi Melissa,

If you will e-mail me off list I can give you some information as
to where you can purchase a mini-desk computer for $100. This is
not from Computers for the Blind, although they also sell
computers for $100. My e-mail address is:

veronicaa.kirk@...

Veronica

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf

Of
Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions

This is true for retail keys. A retail key is not given to you
when you

buy
a machine with Windows 7 pre-installed. Same for Windows Vista.
Same for Windows XP. Yes things got easier when Windows 8 arrived,
so the key is

now
integrated in the BIOS. I won't change on it, just hope one can
activate their Windows!


On 8/26/2016 6:59 PM, Carlos wrote:
Then you should already know that COA stands for certificate of
authenticity and any machine which comes with Windows 7
preinstalled from a legitimate manufacturer will include one.
Further more, the product key on this sticker will always allow
you to activate a clean installation. This was changed starting
with Windows 8 where the product key is stored in the BIOS.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:49 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


Carlos. Why you are urging this please? Once cannot activate
such installations without proper certificate install.
It's my job here I am doing it at least once or twice in a week.

On 8/26/2016 6:45 PM, Carlos wrote:
If you were able to retrieve the product key from the COA key
sticker, we could probably arrange for a Windows 7 ISO image
you could use to perform a clean installation.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa"
<@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back
up questions


Okay, so I finally got a chance to run that prog and get my
service tag. I took the service tag they gave me and used it
on the dell site to get the media/iso so I could reinstall
windows 7. After having to re enable wibvisum to use it to
solve the captcha I got this
error:
Recovery image not available for your Service Tag.
Sorry, but a Dell Hosted Recovery Image is currently not
available for the Service Tag that you entered. Please enter
another Service Tag or contact Dell Technical Support for
further assistance.

I contacted support so I'm just waiting for them to tell me
"too bad so sad" ... rolling my eyes here, lol.
I'm starting a new email about computer specs or something to
take my mind off of this frustration.

Melissa
On 8/25/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Melissa, just have someone sighted look for the product key
on the COA key sticker. On desktops it is usually on the
side or the top of the case.
With laptops it is usually on the bottom.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 11:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back
up questions


That sounds complicated. I bought my computer from a seller
off of amazon and I'm guessing he was able to do a fresh
install, because I don't recall any dell stuff when I first
got my computer.
It just had windows 7 professional, 64 bit and I don't
remember any extra programs sides the basics. Maybe he just
uninstalled them who freaking knows.

This is so very frustrating because I had finally made the
decision (very long story there) to try and see if I could
do some freelance transcribing or editing and now ... oh gee
my computer ends up being a total ass hat.


Walking away from computer before I throw something.
TTFN
Melissa

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
wrote:
Yes unfortunately that's right but not always. It's
possible to fix the issues but it's not easy.
We are gambling...<Smile>

On 8/25/2016 7:52 PM, Carlos wrote:
Usually this means it is an OEM product key which
generally you cannot use to activate a retail copy of
Windows 7. In some cases, modifying ei.cfg will allow the
image to work with an OEM key, but I have read reports of
this not always working.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back up questions


Seams she have the product key. She just can't download
Windows using the key which is normal. That site do not
work with any key I tried.

On 8/25/2016 7:47 PM, Carlos wrote:
It won't do you any good unless you have a working
product key.
However, just about any machine which came with Windows
7 preinstalled from a manufacturer should have the
product key on a COA key sticker.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back up questions


Do not worry at all.
Windows 7 professional? Sorry 32 or 64 bit? Hope you
know. I will send you a download link.

On 8/25/2016 7:42 PM, Melissa wrote:
I used Active@ disk image to create my image files.

I want to download windows 7 professional, 64 bit.But,
the windows site is telling me to talk to the
manufacturer and that they can't help me with that. I
will have to get the service tag number, my computer
is a dell, and go through their site to try and get a
copy of windows 7 and since my computer is out of
warranty I might get charged for it, I don't know yet.
I'm not sure what version of office I have beside it
being 2007.

I have a bad headache right now so I'm going to try
and sleep now.
That, or I will be slow to reply because I'm never
good at getting to sleep when I want, lol.

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
About the password: most likely no. What imaging
software you used, however?
Still trying to understand what you want to download?
Windows
7 or
Office 2007? If windows 7, yes. Windows 7 download
still do not work with all keys. What edition of
Windows 7 do you want?
For Office 2007 also, what Office 2007 edition you have?
Probably
just
the Home and Student version?
Confirm these, and we'll try to help.

On 8/25/2016 7:28 PM, Melissa wrote:
For some odd reason I can't recall or put in right
the password that I had used to make my windows 7
image. I always use a variant of a few things when I
make passwords and I know I didn't put in a super
hard password for it. I'm guessing this is a no, but
is there a way to get the password from the image?
I do have an image that I took *right* after I
upgraded to windows 10.
However, the option to rollback to windows 7 is not
there at all.
I'm
guessing that I'm just SOL with that?
Since I want windows 7 I'm guessing that I will have
to do a clean install, which is probably a good
thing to do anyway.
The only issue I might have with that is I'm unable
to get a download of Office 07, even though I have
the right key. I use word and excel a lot and don't
use the other tools. I'm guessing I would have to
contact microsoft accessibility for that.
After trying to download the iso file from the
microsoft website,

I
entered in my serial number, and clicked on verify.
It tells
me:
Error
The product key you entered appears to be for
software pre-installed by the device manufacturer.
Please contact the device manufacturer for software
recovery options.

So does that mean I have to harass dell for a copy
of windows 7 for my old ass computer?? I don't even
think they offer support for my model , opti plex 745.
After searching their site it looks like I need to
hunt down a sightling to get the service tag number
from my tower before I can download their media
creation crap.
Plus, since my computer is way out of warranty there
might be a "fee" associated with that and getting
help for it.

All I want is a clean install of windows 7
professional
64 bit, without the crapware, that I had when I
bought my computer.
Do any of you fine people have a suggestion?





































Re: a newer computer & discussing specs

 

tell me about it a freaking computer with nice specs the size of a VHS
tape, then again how many of the youngings know what a VHS tape is
nowadays? lol

On 8/27/16, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
It is a forever changing world that we live in. Somehow, it seems that as
more time goes on, the faster the changes are.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

It seems like that's always the way. You find somebody who Is good, and
then they either move, or they get too busy with work and can't do it
anymore, or whatever. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Melissa
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 6:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

I have a tech who I could ask to help me, he helped me with this computer
when I got it, but I'm not sure how much it would cost me to do the whole
shebang so to speak.
I'm sad that the guy I had found years ago who had a home business moved to
freaking arizona. He was awesome.

On 8/27/16, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
I am glad to have that clarified. She got a laptop; I'd prefer a desktop.

I
will keep them in mind, if the time comes for me to have to replace,
which, in all probability, it will.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:09 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs


CFB charges a nominal fee of $110 for a refurbished desktop computer and
$130 for a refurbed laptop. You are permitted to request one computer
per
year.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:03 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

Melissa, have you contacted:
Computers for the Blind
214-340-6328

They are located in Garland, Texas and provide refurbished computers with
NVDA for, I believe it is $127. A friend of mine in Houston got one, and
the
computer guy at her church updated it from 7 to 10 for her. She has been
very pleased with it.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of
Melissa
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] a newer computer & discussing specs

I'm about ready to look into getting a newer if not a new computer. It
would
mean putting off stuff I've been saving for ... but I need a working
computer to actually make moneyand well I've been putting off getting my
divorce for this long I'm thinking I can put it off a bit more, lol.

I was looking at amazon to get an idea of costs and saw some entries for
a
"mini desktop computer. My thing is that I don't need something all
powerful
since I usually use my computer for word processing types of things and
the
internet. I don't use my computer to listen to music or movies.
All I know is that I would want a faster processor, I'm thinking a SSD
drive, bluetooth, wireless (not muy importante, and I can't think of
anything else right now.

If I spend any money on something I want it to be on something that will
last for a while, not for forever, and it be possible to do maintenance
on
it or maybe upgrade it.

I greatly value y'all's opinions.

Excuse me if I am rambling, but trying to talk myself out of being
nuerotic.


Melissa


















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Re: restoring my computer from image back up questions

Carolyn Arnold
 

Pretty good.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up questions

For delivering breakfast to Carlos LOL!
BTW I use eat24.com instead.

On 8/27/2016 4:39 PM, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
What will 1-800-deliver get you?

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions

Just call 1-800-DELIVER. LOL
Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool. Go Dodgers!
----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos <mailto:carlos1106@...>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 3:38 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions

Technical aptitude is in part a knack just like anything else. If someone asked me to make breakfast, we would have a problem.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney
<mailto:@MJMarney> >
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> >
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 6:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


I think maybe he was meaning how sometimes people with site assume
blind people aren't that smart.
Personally the fact that you are blind and know so much about
computers floors me since I can't imagine it. Maybe it is because I
was born with sight and only lost it a few years ago so that my
thought processes are stuck in "find the visual route first" mode.
When I was walking my mom through getting my computer to boot from
USB I just wondered how the hell you did it.
On 8/27/16, Carlos <carlos1106@... <mailto:carlos1106@...> > wrote:
I don't believe anyone thinks or was implying that anyone else is stupid.
People were simply offering alternatives which is the point of the list.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io
<mailto:gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io> >
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> >
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 6:24 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


Yes. People think we are stupid... This is unfortunate. At least
Melissa pointed she really do not want a cheap computer. Maybe 1
wanted to eat
$100 and send nothing then.

On 8/27/2016 3:06 PM, Melissa wrote:
Man, you guys really got busy in the time I couldn't get to my
computer. While I was playing catch up I had hit the DL for the
link Edmund posted and have been downloading it ... I hope it is
the right one for me. After catching up I feel bad for all of the
trouble y'all went through. Though I am hoping someone else can
also make use of what you came up with.
Makes me wish I had asked sooner to get help but it is that stupid
pride thing that pops up when it comes to asking for help with
something. I should know by now that it shouldn't matter with you
guys. (especially after seeing how most of you are to other
community members over the years)








On 8/27/16, Veronica Kirk <veronicaa.kirk@... <mailto:veronicaa.kirk@...> > wrote:
Hi Melissa,

If you will e-mail me off list I can give you some information as
to where you can purchase a mini-desk computer for $100. This is
not from Computers for the Blind, although they also sell
computers for $100. My e-mail address is:

veronicaa.kirk@... <mailto:veronicaa.kirk@...>

Veronica

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf

Of
Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions

This is true for retail keys. A retail key is not given to you
when you

buy
a machine with Windows 7 pre-installed. Same for Windows Vista.
Same for Windows XP. Yes things got easier when Windows 8
arrived, so the key is

now
integrated in the BIOS. I won't change on it, just hope one can
activate their Windows!


On 8/26/2016 6:59 PM, Carlos wrote:
Then you should already know that COA stands for certificate of
authenticity and any machine which comes with Windows 7
preinstalled from a legitimate manufacturer will include one.
Further more, the product key on this sticker will always allow
you to activate a clean installation. This was changed starting
with Windows 8 where the product key is stored in the BIOS.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io
<mailto:gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> >
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:49 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


Carlos. Why you are urging this please? Once cannot activate
such installations without proper certificate install.
It's my job here I am doing it at least once or twice in a week.

On 8/26/2016 6:45 PM, Carlos wrote:
If you were able to retrieve the product key from the COA key
sticker, we could probably arrange for a Windows 7 ISO image
you could use to perform a clean installation.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa"
<@MJMarney
<mailto:@MJMarney> >
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back
up questions


Okay, so I finally got a chance to run that prog and get my
service tag. I took the service tag they gave me and used it
on the dell site to get the media/iso so I could reinstall
windows 7. After having to re enable wibvisum to use it to
solve the captcha I got this
error:
Recovery image not available for your Service Tag.
Sorry, but a Dell Hosted Recovery Image is currently not
available for the Service Tag that you entered. Please enter
another Service Tag or contact Dell Technical Support for further assistance.

I contacted support so I'm just waiting for them to tell me
"too bad so sad" ... rolling my eyes here, lol.
I'm starting a new email about computer specs or something to
take my mind off of this frustration.

Melissa
On 8/25/16, Carlos <carlos1106@... <mailto:carlos1106@...> > wrote:
Melissa, just have someone sighted look for the product key
on the COA key sticker. On desktops it is usually on the
side or the top of the case.
With laptops it is usually on the bottom.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney
<mailto:@MJMarney> >
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io
<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 11:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back up questions


That sounds complicated. I bought my computer from a seller
off of amazon and I'm guessing he was able to do a fresh
install, because I don't recall any dell stuff when I first
got my computer.
It just had windows 7 professional, 64 bit and I don't
remember any extra programs sides the basics. Maybe he just
uninstalled them who freaking knows.

This is so very frustrating because I had finally made the
decision (very long story there) to try and see if I could
do some freelance transcribing or editing and now ... oh
gee my computer ends up being a total ass hat.


Walking away from computer before I throw something.
TTFN
Melissa

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io
<mailto:gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io> >
wrote:
Yes unfortunately that's right but not always. It's
possible to fix the issues but it's not easy.
We are gambling...<Smile>

On 8/25/2016 7:52 PM, Carlos wrote:
Usually this means it is an OEM product key which
generally you cannot use to activate a retail copy of
Windows 7. In some cases, modifying ei.cfg will allow
the image to work with an OEM key, but I have read
reports of this not always working.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io
<mailto:gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io> >
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io
<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> >
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back up questions


Seams she have the product key. She just can't download
Windows using the key which is normal. That site do not
work with any key I tried.

On 8/25/2016 7:47 PM, Carlos wrote:
It won't do you any good unless you have a working
product key.
However, just about any machine which came with Windows
7 preinstalled from a manufacturer should have the
product key on a COA key sticker.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io
<mailto:gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io> >
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io
<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> >
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from
image back up questions


Do not worry at all.
Windows 7 professional? Sorry 32 or 64 bit? Hope you know.
I
will send you a download link.

On 8/25/2016 7:42 PM, Melissa wrote:
I used Active@ disk image to create my image files.

I want to download windows 7 professional, 64
bit.But, the windows site is telling me to talk to
the manufacturer and that they can't help me with
that. I will have to get the service tag number, my
computer is a dell, and go through their site to try
and get a copy of windows 7 and since my computer is
out of warranty I might get charged for it, I don't know yet.
I'm not sure what version of office I have beside it
being 2007.

I have a bad headache right now so I'm going to try
and sleep now.
That, or I will be slow to reply because I'm never
good at getting to sleep when I want, lol.

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io <mailto:gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io> > wrote:
About the password: most likely no. What imaging
software you used, however?
Still trying to understand what you want to download?
Windows
7 or
Office 2007? If windows 7, yes. Windows 7 download
still do not work with all keys. What edition of
Windows 7 do you want?
For Office 2007 also, what Office 2007 edition you have?
Probably
just
the Home and Student version?
Confirm these, and we'll try to help.

On 8/25/2016 7:28 PM, Melissa wrote:
For some odd reason I can't recall or put in right
the password that I had used to make my windows 7
image. I always use a variant of a few things when
I make passwords and I know I didn't put in a super
hard password for it. I'm guessing this is a no,
but is there a way to get the password from the image?
I do have an image that I took *right* after I
upgraded to windows 10.
However, the option to rollback to windows 7 is not
there at all.
I'm
guessing that I'm just SOL with that?
Since I want windows 7 I'm guessing that I will
have to do a clean install, which is probably a
good thing to do anyway.
The only issue I might have with that is I'm unable
to get a download of Office 07, even though I have
the right key. I use word and excel a lot and don't
use the other tools. I'm guessing I would have to
contact microsoft accessibility for that.
After trying to download the iso file from the
microsoft website,

I
entered in my serial number, and clicked on verify.
It tells
me:
Error
The product key you entered appears to be for
software pre-installed by the device manufacturer.
Please contact the device manufacturer for software recovery options.

So does that mean I have to harass dell for a copy
of windows 7 for my old ass computer?? I don't even
think they offer support for my model , opti plex 745.
After searching their site it looks like I need to
hunt down a sightling to get the service tag number
from my tower before I can download their media creation crap.
Plus, since my computer is way out of warranty
there might be a "fee" associated with that and
getting help for it.

All I want is a clean install of windows 7
professional
64 bit, without the crapware, that I had when I
bought my computer.
Do any of you fine people have a suggestion?







































Re: restoring my computer from image back up questions

Carolyn Arnold
 

My husband said that if we all were good at something, that a lot would not get done, because no one can do everything.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Melissa
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:38 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up questions

That is so true. I don't even try to cook anymore since my nose and hands are all messed up. I did a lot of my seasoning by look so... lol Which is also why I eat a lot of salad, yogurt, sandwiches, and other easy to make stuff. The only cooked meal I have is usually dinner which my dad cooks.


On 8/27/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Technical aptitude is in part a knack just like anything else. If
someone asked me to make breakfast, we would have a problem.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 6:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


I think maybe he was meaning how sometimes people with site assume
blind people aren't that smart.
Personally the fact that you are blind and know so much about
computers floors me since I can't imagine it. Maybe it is because I
was born with sight and only lost it a few years ago so that my
thought processes are stuck in "find the visual route first" mode.
When I was walking my mom through getting my computer to boot from
USB I just wondered how the hell you did it.
On 8/27/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
I don't believe anyone thinks or was implying that anyone else is
stupid.
People were simply offering alternatives which is the point of the list.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 6:24 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


Yes. People think we are stupid... This is unfortunate. At least
Melissa pointed she really do not want a cheap computer. Maybe 1
wanted to eat
$100 and send nothing then.

On 8/27/2016 3:06 PM, Melissa wrote:
Man, you guys really got busy in the time I couldn't get to my
computer. While I was playing catch up I had hit the DL for the
link Edmund posted and have been downloading it ... I hope it is
the right one for me. After catching up I feel bad for all of the
trouble y'all went through. Though I am hoping someone else can
also make use of what you came up with.
Makes me wish I had asked sooner to get help but it is that stupid
pride thing that pops up when it comes to asking for help with
something. I should know by now that it shouldn't matter with you
guys. (especially after seeing how most of you are to other
community members over the years)








On 8/27/16, Veronica Kirk <veronicaa.kirk@...> wrote:
Hi Melissa,

If you will e-mail me off list I can give you some information as
to where you can purchase a mini-desk computer for $100. This is
not from Computers for the Blind, although they also sell
computers for $100. My e-mail address is:

veronicaa.kirk@...

Veronica

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf

Of
Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions

This is true for retail keys. A retail key is not given to you
when you

buy
a machine with Windows 7 pre-installed. Same for Windows Vista.
Same for Windows XP. Yes things got easier when Windows 8
arrived, so the key is

now
integrated in the BIOS. I won't change on it, just hope one can
activate their Windows!


On 8/26/2016 6:59 PM, Carlos wrote:
Then you should already know that COA stands for certificate of
authenticity and any machine which comes with Windows 7
preinstalled from a legitimate manufacturer will include one.
Further more, the product key on this sticker will always allow
you to activate a clean installation. This was changed starting
with Windows 8 where the product key is stored in the BIOS.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:49 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


Carlos. Why you are urging this please? Once cannot activate
such installations without proper certificate install.
It's my job here I am doing it at least once or twice in a week.

On 8/26/2016 6:45 PM, Carlos wrote:
If you were able to retrieve the product key from the COA key
sticker, we could probably arrange for a Windows 7 ISO image
you could use to perform a clean installation.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa"
<@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back
up questions


Okay, so I finally got a chance to run that prog and get my
service tag. I took the service tag they gave me and used it
on the dell site to get the media/iso so I could reinstall
windows 7. After having to re enable wibvisum to use it to
solve the captcha I got this
error:
Recovery image not available for your Service Tag.
Sorry, but a Dell Hosted Recovery Image is currently not
available for the Service Tag that you entered. Please enter
another Service Tag or contact Dell Technical Support for
further assistance.

I contacted support so I'm just waiting for them to tell me
"too bad so sad" ... rolling my eyes here, lol.
I'm starting a new email about computer specs or something to
take my mind off of this frustration.

Melissa
On 8/25/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Melissa, just have someone sighted look for the product key
on the COA key sticker. On desktops it is usually on the
side or the top of the case.
With laptops it is usually on the bottom.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 11:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back up questions


That sounds complicated. I bought my computer from a seller
off of amazon and I'm guessing he was able to do a fresh
install, because I don't recall any dell stuff when I first
got my computer.
It just had windows 7 professional, 64 bit and I don't
remember any extra programs sides the basics. Maybe he just
uninstalled them who freaking knows.

This is so very frustrating because I had finally made the
decision (very long story there) to try and see if I could
do some freelance transcribing or editing and now ... oh
gee my computer ends up being a total ass hat.


Walking away from computer before I throw something.
TTFN
Melissa

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
wrote:
Yes unfortunately that's right but not always. It's
possible to fix the issues but it's not easy.
We are gambling...<Smile>

On 8/25/2016 7:52 PM, Carlos wrote:
Usually this means it is an OEM product key which
generally you cannot use to activate a retail copy of
Windows 7. In some cases, modifying ei.cfg will allow
the image to work with an OEM key, but I have read
reports of this not always working.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back up questions


Seams she have the product key. She just can't download
Windows using the key which is normal. That site do not
work with any key I tried.

On 8/25/2016 7:47 PM, Carlos wrote:
It won't do you any good unless you have a working
product key.
However, just about any machine which came with Windows
7 preinstalled from a manufacturer should have the
product key on a COA key sticker.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from
image back up questions


Do not worry at all.
Windows 7 professional? Sorry 32 or 64 bit? Hope you know.

I
will send you a download link.

On 8/25/2016 7:42 PM, Melissa wrote:
I used Active@ disk image to create my image files.

I want to download windows 7 professional, 64
bit.But, the windows site is telling me to talk to
the manufacturer and that they can't help me with
that. I will have to get the service tag number, my
computer is a dell, and go through their site to try
and get a copy of windows 7 and since my computer is
out of warranty I might get charged for it, I don't
know yet.
I'm not sure what version of office I have beside it
being 2007.

I have a bad headache right now so I'm going to try
and sleep now.
That, or I will be slow to reply because I'm never
good at getting to sleep when I want, lol.

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
About the password: most likely no. What imaging
software you used, however?
Still trying to understand what you want to download?
Windows
7 or
Office 2007? If windows 7, yes. Windows 7 download
still do not work with all keys. What edition of
Windows 7 do you want?
For Office 2007 also, what Office 2007 edition you have?
Probably
just
the Home and Student version?
Confirm these, and we'll try to help.

On 8/25/2016 7:28 PM, Melissa wrote:
For some odd reason I can't recall or put in right
the password that I had used to make my windows 7
image. I always use a variant of a few things when
I make passwords and I know I didn't put in a super
hard password for it. I'm guessing this is a no,
but is there a way to get the password from the
image?
I do have an image that I took *right* after I
upgraded to windows 10.
However, the option to rollback to windows 7 is not
there at all.
I'm
guessing that I'm just SOL with that?
Since I want windows 7 I'm guessing that I will
have to do a clean install, which is probably a
good thing to do anyway.
The only issue I might have with that is I'm unable
to get a download of Office 07, even though I have
the right key. I use word and excel a lot and don't
use the other tools. I'm guessing I would have to
contact microsoft accessibility for that.
After trying to download the iso file from the
microsoft website,

I
entered in my serial number, and clicked on verify.
It tells
me:
Error
The product key you entered appears to be for
software pre-installed by the device manufacturer.
Please contact the device manufacturer for software
recovery options.

So does that mean I have to harass dell for a copy
of windows 7 for my old ass computer?? I don't even
think they offer support for my model , opti plex 745.
After searching their site it looks like I need to
hunt down a sightling to get the service tag number
from my tower before I can download their media creation crap.
Plus, since my computer is way out of warranty
there might be a "fee" associated with that and
getting help for it.

All I want is a clean install of windows 7
professional
64 bit, without the crapware, that I had when I
bought my computer.
Do any of you fine people have a suggestion?



































Re: restoring my computer from image back up questions

 

I say that sometimes too. Just now, after almost 10 years I think
since I lost my sight, my dad is finally letting me cut up my own
meat/food.
Yes, I know that souds silly, but whenever dinner was ready my plate
was just there and he never called me until he had cut up the big
pieces. I remember right after I came home from the hospital he had
served steak and I was trying to cut it up and he was watching me. He
got tired of seeing me struggle and just took it away from me and did
it from then on. I can't help it if he wolfs down his dinner and sits
and watches the others eat, lol.
These days no one eats at the table except for me now since my dad
eats in his chair since my mom and sister don't get home till later in
the evening .

On 8/27/16, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
I think it could be that there are some people who can't possibly understand
how in the world they'd do anything if they could not see and also when
seeing us, sometimes the way we approach things are different from the way
they do it. Therefore, they are perplexed, sometimes overwhelmed, and
sometimes do not react favorably.

We had a lady that came to the Center and played cards with our group,
landed on my table, or shall I say the same table as I. So a few weeks
later, a friend of hers asked why she hadn't come back, and she said, "I
went down there and played cards and got beat by a blind woman!"

I used to ride to church with a retired nurse. One time she said, "Carolyn,
I can't figure out what you can and can't do."

I said, "Roberta, don't feel bad; I can't either!"

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Melissa
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 6:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up questions

I think maybe he was meaning how sometimes people with site assume blind
people aren't that smart.
Personally the fact that you are blind and know so much about computers
floors me since I can't imagine it. Maybe it is because I was born with
sight and only lost it a few years ago so that my thought processes are
stuck in "find the visual route first" mode.
When I was walking my mom through getting my computer to boot from USB I
just wondered how the hell you did it.
On 8/27/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
I don't believe anyone thinks or was implying that anyone else is stupid.
People were simply offering alternatives which is the point of the list.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 6:24 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


Yes. People think we are stupid... This is unfortunate. At least
Melissa pointed she really do not want a cheap computer. Maybe 1
wanted to eat
$100 and send nothing then.

On 8/27/2016 3:06 PM, Melissa wrote:
Man, you guys really got busy in the time I couldn't get to my
computer. While I was playing catch up I had hit the DL for the link
Edmund posted and have been downloading it ... I hope it is the
right one for me. After catching up I feel bad for all of the
trouble y'all went through. Though I am hoping someone else can also
make use of what you came up with.
Makes me wish I had asked sooner to get help but it is that stupid
pride thing that pops up when it comes to asking for help with
something. I should know by now that it shouldn't matter with you
guys. (especially after seeing how most of you are to other
community members over the years)








On 8/27/16, Veronica Kirk <veronicaa.kirk@...> wrote:
Hi Melissa,

If you will e-mail me off list I can give you some information as
to where you can purchase a mini-desk computer for $100. This is
not from Computers for the Blind, although they also sell computers
for $100. My e-mail address is:

veronicaa.kirk@...

Veronica

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf

Of
Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions

This is true for retail keys. A retail key is not given to you when
you

buy
a machine with Windows 7 pre-installed. Same for Windows Vista.
Same for Windows XP. Yes things got easier when Windows 8 arrived,
so the key is

now
integrated in the BIOS. I won't change on it, just hope one can
activate their Windows!


On 8/26/2016 6:59 PM, Carlos wrote:
Then you should already know that COA stands for certificate of
authenticity and any machine which comes with Windows 7
preinstalled from a legitimate manufacturer will include one.
Further more, the product key on this sticker will always allow
you to activate a clean installation. This was changed starting
with Windows 8 where the product key is stored in the BIOS.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:49 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


Carlos. Why you are urging this please? Once cannot activate such
installations without proper certificate install.
It's my job here I am doing it at least once or twice in a week.

On 8/26/2016 6:45 PM, Carlos wrote:
If you were able to retrieve the product key from the COA key
sticker, we could probably arrange for a Windows 7 ISO image you
could use to perform a clean installation.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa"
<@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back up
questions


Okay, so I finally got a chance to run that prog and get my
service tag. I took the service tag they gave me and used it on
the dell site to get the media/iso so I could reinstall windows
7. After having to re enable wibvisum to use it to solve the
captcha I got this
error:
Recovery image not available for your Service Tag.
Sorry, but a Dell Hosted Recovery Image is currently not
available for the Service Tag that you entered. Please enter
another Service Tag or contact Dell Technical Support for further
assistance.

I contacted support so I'm just waiting for them to tell me
"too bad so sad" ... rolling my eyes here, lol.
I'm starting a new email about computer specs or something to
take my mind off of this frustration.

Melissa
On 8/25/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Melissa, just have someone sighted look for the product key on
the COA key sticker. On desktops it is usually on the side or
the top of the case.
With laptops it is usually on the bottom.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 11:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image back
up questions


That sounds complicated. I bought my computer from a seller
off of amazon and I'm guessing he was able to do a fresh
install, because I don't recall any dell stuff when I first
got my computer.
It just had windows 7 professional, 64 bit and I don't
remember any extra programs sides the basics. Maybe he just
uninstalled them who freaking knows.

This is so very frustrating because I had finally made the
decision (very long story there) to try and see if I could
do some freelance transcribing or editing and now ... oh gee
my computer ends up being a total ass hat.


Walking away from computer before I throw something.
TTFN
Melissa

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
wrote:
Yes unfortunately that's right but not always. It's possible
to fix the issues but it's not easy.
We are gambling...<Smile>

On 8/25/2016 7:52 PM, Carlos wrote:
Usually this means it is an OEM product key which generally
you cannot use to activate a retail copy of Windows 7. In
some cases, modifying ei.cfg will allow the image to work
with an OEM key, but I have read reports of this not always
working.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back up questions


Seams she have the product key. She just can't download
Windows using the key which is normal. That site do not
work with any key I tried.

On 8/25/2016 7:47 PM, Carlos wrote:
It won't do you any good unless you have a working
product key.
However, just about any machine which came with Windows 7
preinstalled from a manufacturer should have the product
key on a COA key sticker.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Edmond Nazarian via
Groups.io"
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] restoring my computer from image
back up questions


Do not worry at all.
Windows 7 professional? Sorry 32 or 64 bit? Hope you
know. I will send you a download link.

On 8/25/2016 7:42 PM, Melissa wrote:
I used Active@ disk image to create my image files.

I want to download windows 7 professional, 64 bit.But,
the windows site is telling me to talk to the
manufacturer and that they can't help me with that. I
will have to get the service tag number, my computer is
a dell, and go through their site to try and get a copy
of windows 7 and since my computer is out of warranty I
might get charged for it, I don't know yet.
I'm not sure what version of office I have beside it
being 2007.

I have a bad headache right now so I'm going to try and
sleep now.
That, or I will be slow to reply because I'm never good
at getting to sleep when I want, lol.

On 8/25/16, Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
<gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
About the password: most likely no. What imaging
software you used, however?
Still trying to understand what you want to download?
Windows
7 or
Office 2007? If windows 7, yes. Windows 7 download
still do not work with all keys. What edition of
Windows 7 do you want?
For Office 2007 also, what Office 2007 edition you have?
Probably
just
the Home and Student version?
Confirm these, and we'll try to help.

On 8/25/2016 7:28 PM, Melissa wrote:
For some odd reason I can't recall or put in right
the password that I had used to make my windows 7
image. I always use a variant of a few things when I
make passwords and I know I didn't put in a super
hard password for it. I'm guessing this is a no, but
is there a way to get the password from the image?
I do have an image that I took *right* after I
upgraded to windows 10.
However, the option to rollback to windows 7 is not
there at all.
I'm
guessing that I'm just SOL with that?
Since I want windows 7 I'm guessing that I will have
to do a clean install, which is probably a good thing
to do anyway.
The only issue I might have with that is I'm unable
to get a download of Office 07, even though I have
the right key. I use word and excel a lot and don't
use the other tools. I'm guessing I would have to
contact microsoft accessibility for that.
After trying to download the iso file from the
microsoft website,

I
entered in my serial number, and clicked on verify.
It tells
me:
Error
The product key you entered appears to be for
software pre-installed by the device manufacturer.
Please contact the device manufacturer for software
recovery options.

So does that mean I have to harass dell for a copy of
windows 7 for my old ass computer?? I don't even
think they offer support for my model , opti plex 745.
After searching their site it looks like I need to
hunt down a sightling to get the service tag number
from my tower before I can download their media creation
crap.
Plus, since my computer is way out of warranty there
might be a "fee" associated with that and getting
help for it.

All I want is a clean install of windows 7
professional
64 bit, without the crapware, that I had when I
bought my computer.
Do any of you fine people have a suggestion?