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Re: okay, I messed up real good.

 

Yes, I know, but I was hoping to be able to get to the point where I would get an external hard drive. Things have just now been accelerated A bit.ūüė¨

Melissa
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On Aug 15, 2016, at 11:01 PM, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:

Also for future reference, saving an image on the same drive/partition which contains your operating system is not considered a good strategy.  Not only does it make it more difficult to restore the image, but if the partition or Windows becomes corrupted to the point where you cannot boot, you would lose the image.
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 11:54 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.

Why not get an external hard drive?  If you are backing up material on DVdS,  you can, and should, use a different means.  If you aren't backing up material you don't want to lose, it's almost certain you will lose some or all of it sooner or later.  DVDs and CDS, the kind that are burned on home equipment, are not reliable backup media.  If you purchase an external drive, you can use it in future for a much more reliable method so purchasing a drive can be of ongoing benefit.
 
I don't know what size drive you might want, but unless your money is very tight, you can afford a large drive for not too much money.  I haven't priced drives systematically and others can discuss cost and size questions if you want to pursue the matter.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 10:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.

Unfortunately, that might be challenging since the image file would have to
be split into smaller pieces to fit on to DVDs.  This is more difficult
after the image has already been created.  Active@ Disk Image can split the
image for you and even write it on to DVDs, but this has to be done at the
time the image is created.  It cannot be done after the fact.  If some other
software were used to split the image so that it would fit on to DVDs,
Active@ Disk Image might or might not be able to reconstruct the image from
such DVDs.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <melissa.j.hammitt@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


Thanks much,  I don't have any other hard drive. So I suppose burning it is
my only recourse since a partition won't  work. Melissa
Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 15, 2016, at 8:55 PM, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
>
> You don't have to burn the image to DVDs.  You can just copy it to another
> hard drive.  It can be another internal drive or an external drive.  As
> for booting into WinPE, I don't think I can tell you anything which will
> make the procedure much easier, but you can read all about WinPE and the
> methods for booting with it in the documentation here.
> http://opopanax.net/download/WinPE_Docs.zip
> The ReadMe file covers just about everything I've ever said about WinPE.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa" <melissa.j.hammitt@...>
> To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
> Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 9:33 PM
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.
>
>
>> It figures that it wouldn't be that easy--for me at least. I have the
>> image, but it is on a partition on my hard drive, the same one that
>> windows is installed on.
>> I'm guessing that I will have to burn it onto a cd/dvd in order to use
>> it. The instructions I looked up for booting into WinPE sound too
>> complicated to me so I might have to find someone who can do it all
>> for me because right now I'm feeling really freaking stupid and
>> frustrated all to hell.
>> I can't seem to remember how to do it, I dimly recall you explaining
>> it to someone but I can't remember what to use for the search on the
>> IO page since I failed to save the information.
>>
>> Lucky me I have backups of everything, but I can't use them. :P
>>> On 8/15/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
>>> For the sake of clarification.  The purpose of the mount image feature
>>> is so
>>> that you can retrieve specific files and folders from the image, not to
>>> restore the entire image.
>>>  ----- Original Message -----
>>>  From: Carlos
>>>  To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>>  Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 7:47 PM
>>>  Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.
>>>
>>>
>>>  It is not a pipe dream.  As Gene says, either image will restore your
>>> system to the exact state it was in when you created that image.  That
>>> is
>>> after all the point of images.  However, it is not enough to simply
>>> mount
>>> the image.  The entire drive/partition must be overwritten so you must
>>> boot
>>> into another environment like WinPE to restore the image.
>>>    ----- Original Message -----
>>>    From: Gene
>>>    To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>>    Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 7:21 PM
>>>    Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.
>>>
>>>
>>>    It will restore your computer to exactly how it was when you made the
>>> image.  If it worked properly then, it will work properly after you
>>> restore
>>> from the image.
>>>
>>>    and you will be able to revert to Windows 7 if you wish and if thirty
>>> days haven't past since you initially upgraded.
>>>
>>>    Gene
>>>    ----- Original Message -----
>>>
>>>    From: Melissa
>>>    Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 5:57 PM
>>>    To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>>    Subject: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.
>>>
>>>
>>>    I couldn't get my computer to work right with certain programs that
>>>    somehow needed my other account, which I had made an admin account,
>>> to
>>>    run them. I got fed up and went to reset windows and keep my data. I
>>>    was a complete dumbass and hit reset even though there was a warning
>>>    about how I would not be able to rollback to windows 7 if I did that.
>>>    So I have some issues, though I am only listing 3 of the main ones.
>>>
>>>    1. So, now my system sounds don't work at all. What I mean is the
>>>    asterisk sound, and the other sounds you hear like when navigating a
>>>    program or website or even when the UAC window pops up. The only
>>>    sounds I hear are the windows start up and down sounds and the
>>> default
>>>    windows notification sound. I went through sound settings, where you
>>>    can change themes etc, but I couldn't find the path to the old
>>> sounds.
>>>    I tried to google the answer myself, but couldn't find crap about it.
>>>    2. Since I reset I had to reinstall programs and one that won't
>>>    install is the latest version of iTunes, it gives me an error and I
>>>    had tried to install older versions of the program but no go. I
>>>    remember hearing something about 32 bit, but my computer is 64 bit
>>> and
>>>    I made sure to download that version.
>>>    3. I attempted to download MS Office 2007, which I have a key for,
>>> and
>>>    when I go to verify it says the key is either not valid or the
>>> program
>>>    it is for is not supported ... I went to the page to download 2007 so
>>>    I have no clue why it is doing that. I think I will try and call
>>>    microsoft accessibility about that or download the basic, non pay
>>>    editions of word and excel.
>>>
>>>    I guess what I am mainly whining about is I made a disk image with
>>>    Active@ disk image  of my computer right after I upgraded. Would that
>>>    image put everything back to how it was before I fucked everything
>>> up?
>>>    I know that is a [pipe dream but a girl can wish. When I went to run
>>>    active@ I chose mount image but itdidn't tell me anything so I
>>> figured
>>>    I needed a sighted person to do it. Do I or is there a step I am
>>>    missing to mount the image I have?
>>>    On a side note, I have an image of before I upgraded to 10, when I
>>>    still had 7, would that magically fix stuff back to before everything
>>>    screwed up? lol
>>>
>>>    This would all be a lot easier if I could fly someone like Carlos to
>>>    come fix my shit. I don't have anyone, that I know of, well versed in
>>>    computer stuff.
>>>
>>>    kk, I'm done ranting and crying. When my mom and sister come home
>>> they
>>>    will have no sympathy for me since they are computer dumb and would
>>>    have no idea of what I am saying.
>>>
>>>    god I wish I had alcohol or something in this house
>
>
>
>






Re: okay, I messed up real good.

Carlos
 

There is no reason to get hung up on the file system. Most external drives which are intended to be used on Windows are formatted as NTFS by default, but this detail is not really relevant since you can always reformat the drive to use any other file system if necessary. As for the type of connection, most modern external drives will have a USB 3 interface. You should always select USB 3 since it is backwards compatible with USB 2 and it is a good future investment even if you don't currently have access to USB 3 ports.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 12:49 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


I was looking at a similar price as you shown Carlos. I got confused when I ran into the choices for file types and connector types. NTSF,FAT32,USB, ANDUSB 3. I was hung up on all of the choices to sort my search.


Melissa
Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 15, 2016, at 10:41 PM, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:

If you want to save money, this WD 1 TB Passport portable drive is only $59 with free shipping.
https://www.amazon.com/Black-Passport-Ultra-Portable-External/dp/B00W8XXRPM
----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 11:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


Do you had a suggestion for an external hard drive? What size? I will have to look into getting one then and hope it doesn't cost a lot of money. I don't really use much space for my files, just books and maybe A few movies or TV shows.





Melissa
Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 15, 2016, at 10:00 PM, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:

Unfortunately, that might be challenging since the image file would have to be split into smaller pieces to fit on to DVDs. This is more difficult after the image has already been created. Active@ Disk Image can split the image for you and even write it on to DVDs, but this has to be done at the time the image is created. It cannot be done after the fact. If some other software were used to split the image so that it would fit on to DVDs, Active@ Disk Image might or might not be able to reconstruct the image from such DVDs.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


Thanks much, I don't have any other hard drive. So I suppose burning it is my only recourse since a partition won't work. Melissa
Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 15, 2016, at 8:55 PM, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:

You don't have to burn the image to DVDs. You can just copy it to another hard drive. It can be another internal drive or an external drive. As for booting into WinPE, I don't think I can tell you anything which will make the procedure much easier, but you can read all about WinPE and the methods for booting with it in the documentation here.
http://opopanax.net/download/WinPE_Docs.zip
The ReadMe file covers just about everything I've ever said about WinPE.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 9:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


It figures that it wouldn't be that easy--for me at least. I have the
image, but it is on a partition on my hard drive, the same one that
windows is installed on.
I'm guessing that I will have to burn it onto a cd/dvd in order to use
it. The instructions I looked up for booting into WinPE sound too
complicated to me so I might have to find someone who can do it all
for me because right now I'm feeling really freaking stupid and
frustrated all to hell.
I can't seem to remember how to do it, I dimly recall you explaining
it to someone but I can't remember what to use for the search on the
IO page since I failed to save the information.

Lucky me I have backups of everything, but I can't use them. :P
On 8/15/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
For the sake of clarification. The purpose of the mount image feature is so
that you can retrieve specific files and folders from the image, not to
restore the entire image.
----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 7:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


It is not a pipe dream. As Gene says, either image will restore your
system to the exact state it was in when you created that image. That is
after all the point of images. However, it is not enough to simply mount
the image. The entire drive/partition must be overwritten so you must boot
into another environment like WinPE to restore the image.
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 7:21 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


It will restore your computer to exactly how it was when you made the
image. If it worked properly then, it will work properly after you restore
from the image.

and you will be able to revert to Windows 7 if you wish and if thirty
days haven't past since you initially upgraded.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Melissa
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 5:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


I couldn't get my computer to work right with certain programs that
somehow needed my other account, which I had made an admin account, to
run them. I got fed up and went to reset windows and keep my data. I
was a complete dumbass and hit reset even though there was a warning
about how I would not be able to rollback to windows 7 if I did that.
So I have some issues, though I am only listing 3 of the main ones.

1. So, now my system sounds don't work at all. What I mean is the
asterisk sound, and the other sounds you hear like when navigating a
program or website or even when the UAC window pops up. The only
sounds I hear are the windows start up and down sounds and the default
windows notification sound. I went through sound settings, where you
can change themes etc, but I couldn't find the path to the old sounds.
I tried to google the answer myself, but couldn't find crap about it.
2. Since I reset I had to reinstall programs and one that won't
install is the latest version of iTunes, it gives me an error and I
had tried to install older versions of the program but no go. I
remember hearing something about 32 bit, but my computer is 64 bit and
I made sure to download that version.
3. I attempted to download MS Office 2007, which I have a key for, and
when I go to verify it says the key is either not valid or the program
it is for is not supported ... I went to the page to download 2007 so
I have no clue why it is doing that. I think I will try and call
microsoft accessibility about that or download the basic, non pay
editions of word and excel.

I guess what I am mainly whining about is I made a disk image with
Active@ disk image of my computer right after I upgraded. Would that
image put everything back to how it was before I fucked everything up?
I know that is a [pipe dream but a girl can wish. When I went to run
active@ I chose mount image but itdidn't tell me anything so I figured
I needed a sighted person to do it. Do I or is there a step I am
missing to mount the image I have?
On a side note, I have an image of before I upgraded to 10, when I
still had 7, would that magically fix stuff back to before everything
screwed up? lol

This would all be a lot easier if I could fly someone like Carlos to
come fix my shit. I don't have anyone, that I know of, well versed in
computer stuff.

kk, I'm done ranting and crying. When my mom and sister come home they
will have no sympathy for me since they are computer dumb and would
have no idea of what I am saying.

god I wish I had alcohol or something in this house





Re: okay, I messed up real good.

 

I was looking at a similar price as you shown Carlos. I got confused when I ran into the choices for file types and connector types. NTSF,FAT32,USB, ANDUSB 3. I was hung up on all of the choices to sort my search.


Melissa
Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 15, 2016, at 10:41 PM, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:

If you want to save money, this WD 1 TB Passport portable drive is only $59 with free shipping.
https://www.amazon.com/Black-Passport-Ultra-Portable-External/dp/B00W8XXRPM
----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 11:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


Do you had a suggestion for an external hard drive? What size? I will have to look into getting one then and hope it doesn't cost a lot of money. I don't really use much space for my files, just books and maybe A few movies or TV shows.





Melissa
Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 15, 2016, at 10:00 PM, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:

Unfortunately, that might be challenging since the image file would have to be split into smaller pieces to fit on to DVDs. This is more difficult after the image has already been created. Active@ Disk Image can split the image for you and even write it on to DVDs, but this has to be done at the time the image is created. It cannot be done after the fact. If some other software were used to split the image so that it would fit on to DVDs, Active@ Disk Image might or might not be able to reconstruct the image from such DVDs.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


Thanks much, I don't have any other hard drive. So I suppose burning it is my only recourse since a partition won't work. Melissa
Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 15, 2016, at 8:55 PM, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:

You don't have to burn the image to DVDs. You can just copy it to another hard drive. It can be another internal drive or an external drive. As for booting into WinPE, I don't think I can tell you anything which will make the procedure much easier, but you can read all about WinPE and the methods for booting with it in the documentation here.
http://opopanax.net/download/WinPE_Docs.zip
The ReadMe file covers just about everything I've ever said about WinPE.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 9:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


It figures that it wouldn't be that easy--for me at least. I have the
image, but it is on a partition on my hard drive, the same one that
windows is installed on.
I'm guessing that I will have to burn it onto a cd/dvd in order to use
it. The instructions I looked up for booting into WinPE sound too
complicated to me so I might have to find someone who can do it all
for me because right now I'm feeling really freaking stupid and
frustrated all to hell.
I can't seem to remember how to do it, I dimly recall you explaining
it to someone but I can't remember what to use for the search on the
IO page since I failed to save the information.

Lucky me I have backups of everything, but I can't use them. :P
On 8/15/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
For the sake of clarification. The purpose of the mount image feature is so
that you can retrieve specific files and folders from the image, not to
restore the entire image.
----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 7:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


It is not a pipe dream. As Gene says, either image will restore your
system to the exact state it was in when you created that image. That is
after all the point of images. However, it is not enough to simply mount
the image. The entire drive/partition must be overwritten so you must boot
into another environment like WinPE to restore the image.
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 7:21 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


It will restore your computer to exactly how it was when you made the
image. If it worked properly then, it will work properly after you restore
from the image.

and you will be able to revert to Windows 7 if you wish and if thirty
days haven't past since you initially upgraded.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Melissa
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 5:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


I couldn't get my computer to work right with certain programs that
somehow needed my other account, which I had made an admin account, to
run them. I got fed up and went to reset windows and keep my data. I
was a complete dumbass and hit reset even though there was a warning
about how I would not be able to rollback to windows 7 if I did that.
So I have some issues, though I am only listing 3 of the main ones.

1. So, now my system sounds don't work at all. What I mean is the
asterisk sound, and the other sounds you hear like when navigating a
program or website or even when the UAC window pops up. The only
sounds I hear are the windows start up and down sounds and the default
windows notification sound. I went through sound settings, where you
can change themes etc, but I couldn't find the path to the old sounds.
I tried to google the answer myself, but couldn't find crap about it.
2. Since I reset I had to reinstall programs and one that won't
install is the latest version of iTunes, it gives me an error and I
had tried to install older versions of the program but no go. I
remember hearing something about 32 bit, but my computer is 64 bit and
I made sure to download that version.
3. I attempted to download MS Office 2007, which I have a key for, and
when I go to verify it says the key is either not valid or the program
it is for is not supported ... I went to the page to download 2007 so
I have no clue why it is doing that. I think I will try and call
microsoft accessibility about that or download the basic, non pay
editions of word and excel.

I guess what I am mainly whining about is I made a disk image with
Active@ disk image of my computer right after I upgraded. Would that
image put everything back to how it was before I fucked everything up?
I know that is a [pipe dream but a girl can wish. When I went to run
active@ I chose mount image but itdidn't tell me anything so I figured
I needed a sighted person to do it. Do I or is there a step I am
missing to mount the image I have?
On a side note, I have an image of before I upgraded to 10, when I
still had 7, would that magically fix stuff back to before everything
screwed up? lol

This would all be a lot easier if I could fly someone like Carlos to
come fix my shit. I don't have anyone, that I know of, well versed in
computer stuff.

kk, I'm done ranting and crying. When my mom and sister come home they
will have no sympathy for me since they are computer dumb and would
have no idea of what I am saying.

god I wish I had alcohol or something in this house





Re: okay, I messed up real good.

Carlos
 

Also for future reference, saving an image on the same drive/partition which contains your operating system is not considered a good strategy.  Not only does it make it more difficult to restore the image, but if the partition or Windows becomes corrupted to the point where you cannot boot, you would lose the image.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 11:54 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.

Why not get an external hard drive?  If you are backing up material on DVdS,  you can, and should, use a different means.  If you aren't backing up material you don't want to lose, it's almost certain you will lose some or all of it sooner or later.  DVDs and CDS, the kind that are burned on home equipment, are not reliable backup media.  If you purchase an external drive, you can use it in future for a much more reliable method so purchasing a drive can be of ongoing benefit.
 
I don't know what size drive you might want, but unless your money is very tight, you can afford a large drive for not too much money.  I haven't priced drives systematically and others can discuss cost and size questions if you want to pursue the matter.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 10:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.

Unfortunately, that might be challenging since the image file would have to
be split into smaller pieces to fit on to DVDs.  This is more difficult
after the image has already been created.  Active@ Disk Image can split the
image for you and even write it on to DVDs, but this has to be done at the
time the image is created.  It cannot be done after the fact.  If some other
software were used to split the image so that it would fit on to DVDs,
Active@ Disk Image might or might not be able to reconstruct the image from
such DVDs.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <melissa.j.hammitt@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


Thanks much,  I don't have any other hard drive. So I suppose burning it is
my only recourse since a partition won't  work. Melissa
Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 15, 2016, at 8:55 PM, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
>
> You don't have to burn the image to DVDs.  You can just copy it to another
> hard drive.  It can be another internal drive or an external drive.  As
> for booting into WinPE, I don't think I can tell you anything which will
> make the procedure much easier, but you can read all about WinPE and the
> methods for booting with it in the documentation here.
> http://opopanax.net/download/WinPE_Docs.zip
> The ReadMe file covers just about everything I've ever said about WinPE.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa" <melissa.j.hammitt@...>
> To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
> Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 9:33 PM
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.
>
>
>> It figures that it wouldn't be that easy--for me at least. I have the
>> image, but it is on a partition on my hard drive, the same one that
>> windows is installed on.
>> I'm guessing that I will have to burn it onto a cd/dvd in order to use
>> it. The instructions I looked up for booting into WinPE sound too
>> complicated to me so I might have to find someone who can do it all
>> for me because right now I'm feeling really freaking stupid and
>> frustrated all to hell.
>> I can't seem to remember how to do it, I dimly recall you explaining
>> it to someone but I can't remember what to use for the search on the
>> IO page since I failed to save the information.
>>
>> Lucky me I have backups of everything, but I can't use them. :P
>>> On 8/15/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
>>> For the sake of clarification.  The purpose of the mount image feature
>>> is so
>>> that you can retrieve specific files and folders from the image, not to
>>> restore the entire image.
>>>  ----- Original Message -----
>>>  From: Carlos
>>>  To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>>  Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 7:47 PM
>>>  Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.
>>>
>>>
>>>  It is not a pipe dream.  As Gene says, either image will restore your
>>> system to the exact state it was in when you created that image.  That
>>> is
>>> after all the point of images.  However, it is not enough to simply
>>> mount
>>> the image.  The entire drive/partition must be overwritten so you must
>>> boot
>>> into another environment like WinPE to restore the image.
>>>    ----- Original Message -----
>>>    From: Gene
>>>    To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>>    Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 7:21 PM
>>>    Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.
>>>
>>>
>>>    It will restore your computer to exactly how it was when you made the
>>> image.  If it worked properly then, it will work properly after you
>>> restore
>>> from the image.
>>>
>>>    and you will be able to revert to Windows 7 if you wish and if thirty
>>> days haven't past since you initially upgraded.
>>>
>>>    Gene
>>>    ----- Original Message -----
>>>
>>>    From: Melissa
>>>    Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 5:57 PM
>>>    To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>>    Subject: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.
>>>
>>>
>>>    I couldn't get my computer to work right with certain programs that
>>>    somehow needed my other account, which I had made an admin account,
>>> to
>>>    run them. I got fed up and went to reset windows and keep my data. I
>>>    was a complete dumbass and hit reset even though there was a warning
>>>    about how I would not be able to rollback to windows 7 if I did that.
>>>    So I have some issues, though I am only listing 3 of the main ones.
>>>
>>>    1. So, now my system sounds don't work at all. What I mean is the
>>>    asterisk sound, and the other sounds you hear like when navigating a
>>>    program or website or even when the UAC window pops up. The only
>>>    sounds I hear are the windows start up and down sounds and the
>>> default
>>>    windows notification sound. I went through sound settings, where you
>>>    can change themes etc, but I couldn't find the path to the old
>>> sounds.
>>>    I tried to google the answer myself, but couldn't find crap about it.
>>>    2. Since I reset I had to reinstall programs and one that won't
>>>    install is the latest version of iTunes, it gives me an error and I
>>>    had tried to install older versions of the program but no go. I
>>>    remember hearing something about 32 bit, but my computer is 64 bit
>>> and
>>>    I made sure to download that version.
>>>    3. I attempted to download MS Office 2007, which I have a key for,
>>> and
>>>    when I go to verify it says the key is either not valid or the
>>> program
>>>    it is for is not supported ... I went to the page to download 2007 so
>>>    I have no clue why it is doing that. I think I will try and call
>>>    microsoft accessibility about that or download the basic, non pay
>>>    editions of word and excel.
>>>
>>>    I guess what I am mainly whining about is I made a disk image with
>>>    Active@ disk image  of my computer right after I upgraded. Would that
>>>    image put everything back to how it was before I fucked everything
>>> up?
>>>    I know that is a [pipe dream but a girl can wish. When I went to run
>>>    active@ I chose mount image but itdidn't tell me anything so I
>>> figured
>>>    I needed a sighted person to do it. Do I or is there a step I am
>>>    missing to mount the image I have?
>>>    On a side note, I have an image of before I upgraded to 10, when I
>>>    still had 7, would that magically fix stuff back to before everything
>>>    screwed up? lol
>>>
>>>    This would all be a lot easier if I could fly someone like Carlos to
>>>    come fix my shit. I don't have anyone, that I know of, well versed in
>>>    computer stuff.
>>>
>>>    kk, I'm done ranting and crying. When my mom and sister come home
>>> they
>>>    will have no sympathy for me since they are computer dumb and would
>>>    have no idea of what I am saying.
>>>
>>>    god I wish I had alcohol or something in this house
>
>
>
>






Re: okay, I messed up real good.

Gene
 

I see that you are already considering what I said.  That's good. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Melissa
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 10:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.

Do you had a suggestion for an external hard drive? What size? I will have to look into getting one then and hope it doesn't cost a lot of money. I don't really use much space for my files, just books and maybe A few movies or TV shows.





Melissa
Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 15, 2016, at 10:00 PM, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
>
> Unfortunately, that might be challenging since the image file would have to be split into smaller pieces to fit on to DVDs.  This is more difficult after the image has already been created.  Active@ Disk Image can split the image for you and even write it on to DVDs, but this has to be done at the time the image is created.  It cannot be done after the fact.  If some other software were used to split the image so that it would fit on to DVDs, Active@ Disk Image might or might not be able to reconstruct the image from such DVDs.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa" <melissa.j.hammitt@...>
> To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
> Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 10:48 PM
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.
>
>
> Thanks much,  I don't have any other hard drive. So I suppose burning it is my only recourse since a partition won't  work. Melissa
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Aug 15, 2016, at 8:55 PM, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
>>
>> You don't have to burn the image to DVDs.  You can just copy it to another hard drive.  It can be another internal drive or an external drive.  As for booting into WinPE, I don't think I can tell you anything which will make the procedure much easier, but you can read all about WinPE and the methods for booting with it in the documentation here.
>> http://opopanax.net/download/WinPE_Docs.zip
>> The ReadMe file covers just about everything I've ever said about WinPE.
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa" <melissa.j.hammitt@...>
>> To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
>> Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 9:33 PM
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.
>>
>>
>>> It figures that it wouldn't be that easy--for me at least. I have the
>>> image, but it is on a partition on my hard drive, the same one that
>>> windows is installed on.
>>> I'm guessing that I will have to burn it onto a cd/dvd in order to use
>>> it. The instructions I looked up for booting into WinPE sound too
>>> complicated to me so I might have to find someone who can do it all
>>> for me because right now I'm feeling really freaking stupid and
>>> frustrated all to hell.
>>> I can't seem to remember how to do it, I dimly recall you explaining
>>> it to someone but I can't remember what to use for the search on the
>>> IO page since I failed to save the information.
>>>
>>> Lucky me I have backups of everything, but I can't use them. :P
>>>> On 8/15/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
>>>> For the sake of clarification.  The purpose of the mount image feature is so
>>>> that you can retrieve specific files and folders from the image, not to
>>>> restore the entire image.
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>> From: Carlos
>>>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>>> Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 7:47 PM
>>>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> It is not a pipe dream.  As Gene says, either image will restore your
>>>> system to the exact state it was in when you created that image.  That is
>>>> after all the point of images.  However, it is not enough to simply mount
>>>> the image.  The entire drive/partition must be overwritten so you must boot
>>>> into another environment like WinPE to restore the image.
>>>>   ----- Original Message -----
>>>>   From: Gene
>>>>   To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>>>   Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 7:21 PM
>>>>   Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>   It will restore your computer to exactly how it was when you made the
>>>> image.  If it worked properly then, it will work properly after you restore
>>>> from the image.
>>>>
>>>>   and you will be able to revert to Windows 7 if you wish and if thirty
>>>> days haven't past since you initially upgraded.
>>>>
>>>>   Gene
>>>>   ----- Original Message -----
>>>>
>>>>   From: Melissa
>>>>   Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 5:57 PM
>>>>   To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>>>   Subject: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>   I couldn't get my computer to work right with certain programs that
>>>>   somehow needed my other account, which I had made an admin account, to
>>>>   run them. I got fed up and went to reset windows and keep my data. I
>>>>   was a complete dumbass and hit reset even though there was a warning
>>>>   about how I would not be able to rollback to windows 7 if I did that.
>>>>   So I have some issues, though I am only listing 3 of the main ones.
>>>>
>>>>   1. So, now my system sounds don't work at all. What I mean is the
>>>>   asterisk sound, and the other sounds you hear like when navigating a
>>>>   program or website or even when the UAC window pops up. The only
>>>>   sounds I hear are the windows start up and down sounds and the default
>>>>   windows notification sound. I went through sound settings, where you
>>>>   can change themes etc, but I couldn't find the path to the old sounds.
>>>>   I tried to google the answer myself, but couldn't find crap about it.
>>>>   2. Since I reset I had to reinstall programs and one that won't
>>>>   install is the latest version of iTunes, it gives me an error and I
>>>>   had tried to install older versions of the program but no go. I
>>>>   remember hearing something about 32 bit, but my computer is 64 bit and
>>>>   I made sure to download that version.
>>>>   3. I attempted to download MS Office 2007, which I have a key for, and
>>>>   when I go to verify it says the key is either not valid or the program
>>>>   it is for is not supported ... I went to the page to download 2007 so
>>>>   I have no clue why it is doing that. I think I will try and call
>>>>   microsoft accessibility about that or download the basic, non pay
>>>>   editions of word and excel.
>>>>
>>>>   I guess what I am mainly whining about is I made a disk image with
>>>>   Active@ disk image  of my computer right after I upgraded. Would that
>>>>   image put everything back to how it was before I fucked everything up?
>>>>   I know that is a [pipe dream but a girl can wish. When I went to run
>>>>   active@ I chose mount image but itdidn't tell me anything so I figured
>>>>   I needed a sighted person to do it. Do I or is there a step I am
>>>>   missing to mount the image I have?
>>>>   On a side note, I have an image of before I upgraded to 10, when I
>>>>   still had 7, would that magically fix stuff back to before everything
>>>>   screwed up? lol
>>>>
>>>>   This would all be a lot easier if I could fly someone like Carlos to
>>>>   come fix my shit. I don't have anyone, that I know of, well versed in
>>>>   computer stuff.
>>>>
>>>>   kk, I'm done ranting and crying. When my mom and sister come home they
>>>>   will have no sympathy for me since they are computer dumb and would
>>>>   have no idea of what I am saying.
>>>>
>>>>   god I wish I had alcohol or something in this house
>
>
>
>
>
>




Re: okay, I messed up real good.

Gene
 

Why not get an external hard drive?  If you are backing up material on DVdS,  you can, and should, use a different means.  If you aren't backing up material you don't want to lose, it's almost certain you will lose some or all of it sooner or later.  DVDs and CDS, the kind that are burned on home equipment, are not reliable backup media.  If you purchase an external drive, you can use it in future for a much more reliable method so purchasing a drive can be of ongoing benefit.
 
I don't know what size drive you might want, but unless your money is very tight, you can afford a large drive for not too much money.  I haven't priced drives systematically and others can discuss cost and size questions if you want to pursue the matter.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 10:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.

Unfortunately, that might be challenging since the image file would have to
be split into smaller pieces to fit on to DVDs.  This is more difficult
after the image has already been created.  Active@ Disk Image can split the
image for you and even write it on to DVDs, but this has to be done at the
time the image is created.  It cannot be done after the fact.  If some other
software were used to split the image so that it would fit on to DVDs,
Active@ Disk Image might or might not be able to reconstruct the image from
such DVDs.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <melissa.j.hammitt@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


Thanks much,  I don't have any other hard drive. So I suppose burning it is
my only recourse since a partition won't  work. Melissa
Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 15, 2016, at 8:55 PM, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
>
> You don't have to burn the image to DVDs.  You can just copy it to another
> hard drive.  It can be another internal drive or an external drive.  As
> for booting into WinPE, I don't think I can tell you anything which will
> make the procedure much easier, but you can read all about WinPE and the
> methods for booting with it in the documentation here.
> http://opopanax.net/download/WinPE_Docs.zip
> The ReadMe file covers just about everything I've ever said about WinPE.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa" <melissa.j.hammitt@...>
> To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
> Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 9:33 PM
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.
>
>
>> It figures that it wouldn't be that easy--for me at least. I have the
>> image, but it is on a partition on my hard drive, the same one that
>> windows is installed on.
>> I'm guessing that I will have to burn it onto a cd/dvd in order to use
>> it. The instructions I looked up for booting into WinPE sound too
>> complicated to me so I might have to find someone who can do it all
>> for me because right now I'm feeling really freaking stupid and
>> frustrated all to hell.
>> I can't seem to remember how to do it, I dimly recall you explaining
>> it to someone but I can't remember what to use for the search on the
>> IO page since I failed to save the information.
>>
>> Lucky me I have backups of everything, but I can't use them. :P
>>> On 8/15/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
>>> For the sake of clarification.  The purpose of the mount image feature
>>> is so
>>> that you can retrieve specific files and folders from the image, not to
>>> restore the entire image.
>>>  ----- Original Message -----
>>>  From: Carlos
>>>  To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>>  Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 7:47 PM
>>>  Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.
>>>
>>>
>>>  It is not a pipe dream.  As Gene says, either image will restore your
>>> system to the exact state it was in when you created that image.  That
>>> is
>>> after all the point of images.  However, it is not enough to simply
>>> mount
>>> the image.  The entire drive/partition must be overwritten so you must
>>> boot
>>> into another environment like WinPE to restore the image.
>>>    ----- Original Message -----
>>>    From: Gene
>>>    To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>>    Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 7:21 PM
>>>    Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.
>>>
>>>
>>>    It will restore your computer to exactly how it was when you made the
>>> image.  If it worked properly then, it will work properly after you
>>> restore
>>> from the image.
>>>
>>>    and you will be able to revert to Windows 7 if you wish and if thirty
>>> days haven't past since you initially upgraded.
>>>
>>>    Gene
>>>    ----- Original Message -----
>>>
>>>    From: Melissa
>>>    Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 5:57 PM
>>>    To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>>    Subject: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.
>>>
>>>
>>>    I couldn't get my computer to work right with certain programs that
>>>    somehow needed my other account, which I had made an admin account,
>>> to
>>>    run them. I got fed up and went to reset windows and keep my data. I
>>>    was a complete dumbass and hit reset even though there was a warning
>>>    about how I would not be able to rollback to windows 7 if I did that.
>>>    So I have some issues, though I am only listing 3 of the main ones.
>>>
>>>    1. So, now my system sounds don't work at all. What I mean is the
>>>    asterisk sound, and the other sounds you hear like when navigating a
>>>    program or website or even when the UAC window pops up. The only
>>>    sounds I hear are the windows start up and down sounds and the
>>> default
>>>    windows notification sound. I went through sound settings, where you
>>>    can change themes etc, but I couldn't find the path to the old
>>> sounds.
>>>    I tried to google the answer myself, but couldn't find crap about it.
>>>    2. Since I reset I had to reinstall programs and one that won't
>>>    install is the latest version of iTunes, it gives me an error and I
>>>    had tried to install older versions of the program but no go. I
>>>    remember hearing something about 32 bit, but my computer is 64 bit
>>> and
>>>    I made sure to download that version.
>>>    3. I attempted to download MS Office 2007, which I have a key for,
>>> and
>>>    when I go to verify it says the key is either not valid or the
>>> program
>>>    it is for is not supported ... I went to the page to download 2007 so
>>>    I have no clue why it is doing that. I think I will try and call
>>>    microsoft accessibility about that or download the basic, non pay
>>>    editions of word and excel.
>>>
>>>    I guess what I am mainly whining about is I made a disk image with
>>>    Active@ disk image  of my computer right after I upgraded. Would that
>>>    image put everything back to how it was before I fucked everything
>>> up?
>>>    I know that is a [pipe dream but a girl can wish. When I went to run
>>>    active@ I chose mount image but itdidn't tell me anything so I
>>> figured
>>>    I needed a sighted person to do it. Do I or is there a step I am
>>>    missing to mount the image I have?
>>>    On a side note, I have an image of before I upgraded to 10, when I
>>>    still had 7, would that magically fix stuff back to before everything
>>>    screwed up? lol
>>>
>>>    This would all be a lot easier if I could fly someone like Carlos to
>>>    come fix my shit. I don't have anyone, that I know of, well versed in
>>>    computer stuff.
>>>
>>>    kk, I'm done ranting and crying. When my mom and sister come home
>>> they
>>>    will have no sympathy for me since they are computer dumb and would
>>>    have no idea of what I am saying.
>>>
>>>    god I wish I had alcohol or something in this house
>
>
>
>






Re: okay, I messed up real good.

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi Melissa,
 
How much money are you willing to spend for a backup drive?  The 1 Carlos mentioned is good, but I recently saw a 2 TB My Passport for $65.00 as well, & I've seen 4 TB Seagates for as low as $120.00.  If we know what you're willing to spend we can help you find something within your budget.
Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 8:41 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.

If you want to save money, this WD 1 TB Passport portable drive is only $59
with free shipping.
https://www.amazon.com/Black-Passport-Ultra-Portable-External/dp/B00W8XXRPM
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <melissa.j.hammitt@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 11:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


Do you had a suggestion for an external hard drive? What size? I will have
to look into getting one then and hope it doesn't cost a lot of money. I
don't really use much space for my files, just books and maybe A few movies
or TV shows.





Melissa
Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 15, 2016, at 10:00 PM, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
>
> Unfortunately, that might be challenging since the image file would have
> to be split into smaller pieces to fit on to DVDs.  This is more difficult
> after the image has already been created.  Active@ Disk Image can split
> the image for you and even write it on to DVDs, but this has to be done at
> the time the image is created.  It cannot be done after the fact.  If some
> other software were used to split the image so that it would fit on to
> DVDs, Active@ Disk Image might or might not be able to reconstruct the
> image from such DVDs.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa" <melissa.j.hammitt@...>
> To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
> Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 10:48 PM
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.
>
>
> Thanks much,  I don't have any other hard drive. So I suppose burning it
> is my only recourse since a partition won't  work. Melissa
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Aug 15, 2016, at 8:55 PM, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
>>
>> You don't have to burn the image to DVDs.  You can just copy it to
>> another hard drive.  It can be another internal drive or an external
>> drive.  As for booting into WinPE, I don't think I can tell you anything
>> which will make the procedure much easier, but you can read all about
>> WinPE and the methods for booting with it in the documentation here.
>> http://opopanax.net/download/WinPE_Docs.zip
>> The ReadMe file covers just about everything I've ever said about WinPE.
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa"
>> <melissa.j.hammitt@...>
>> To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
>> Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 9:33 PM
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.
>>
>>
>>> It figures that it wouldn't be that easy--for me at least. I have the
>>> image, but it is on a partition on my hard drive, the same one that
>>> windows is installed on.
>>> I'm guessing that I will have to burn it onto a cd/dvd in order to use
>>> it. The instructions I looked up for booting into WinPE sound too
>>> complicated to me so I might have to find someone who can do it all
>>> for me because right now I'm feeling really freaking stupid and
>>> frustrated all to hell.
>>> I can't seem to remember how to do it, I dimly recall you explaining
>>> it to someone but I can't remember what to use for the search on the
>>> IO page since I failed to save the information.
>>>
>>> Lucky me I have backups of everything, but I can't use them. :P
>>>> On 8/15/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
>>>> For the sake of clarification.  The purpose of the mount image feature
>>>> is so
>>>> that you can retrieve specific files and folders from the image, not to
>>>> restore the entire image.
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>> From: Carlos
>>>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>>> Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 7:47 PM
>>>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> It is not a pipe dream.  As Gene says, either image will restore your
>>>> system to the exact state it was in when you created that image.  That
>>>> is
>>>> after all the point of images.  However, it is not enough to simply
>>>> mount
>>>> the image.  The entire drive/partition must be overwritten so you must
>>>> boot
>>>> into another environment like WinPE to restore the image.
>>>>   ----- Original Message -----
>>>>   From: Gene
>>>>   To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>>>   Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 7:21 PM
>>>>   Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>   It will restore your computer to exactly how it was when you made the
>>>> image.  If it worked properly then, it will work properly after you
>>>> restore
>>>> from the image.
>>>>
>>>>   and you will be able to revert to Windows 7 if you wish and if thirty
>>>> days haven't past since you initially upgraded.
>>>>
>>>>   Gene
>>>>   ----- Original Message -----
>>>>
>>>>   From: Melissa
>>>>   Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 5:57 PM
>>>>   To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>>>   Subject: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>   I couldn't get my computer to work right with certain programs that
>>>>   somehow needed my other account, which I had made an admin account,
>>>> to
>>>>   run them. I got fed up and went to reset windows and keep my data. I
>>>>   was a complete dumbass and hit reset even though there was a warning
>>>>   about how I would not be able to rollback to windows 7 if I did that.
>>>>   So I have some issues, though I am only listing 3 of the main ones.
>>>>
>>>>   1. So, now my system sounds don't work at all. What I mean is the
>>>>   asterisk sound, and the other sounds you hear like when navigating a
>>>>   program or website or even when the UAC window pops up. The only
>>>>   sounds I hear are the windows start up and down sounds and the
>>>> default
>>>>   windows notification sound. I went through sound settings, where you
>>>>   can change themes etc, but I couldn't find the path to the old
>>>> sounds.
>>>>   I tried to google the answer myself, but couldn't find crap about it.
>>>>   2. Since I reset I had to reinstall programs and one that won't
>>>>   install is the latest version of iTunes, it gives me an error and I
>>>>   had tried to install older versions of the program but no go. I
>>>>   remember hearing something about 32 bit, but my computer is 64 bit
>>>> and
>>>>   I made sure to download that version.
>>>>   3. I attempted to download MS Office 2007, which I have a key for,
>>>> and
>>>>   when I go to verify it says the key is either not valid or the
>>>> program
>>>>   it is for is not supported ... I went to the page to download 2007 so
>>>>   I have no clue why it is doing that. I think I will try and call
>>>>   microsoft accessibility about that or download the basic, non pay
>>>>   editions of word and excel.
>>>>
>>>>   I guess what I am mainly whining about is I made a disk image with
>>>>   Active@ disk image  of my computer right after I upgraded. Would that
>>>>   image put everything back to how it was before I fucked everything
>>>> up?
>>>>   I know that is a [pipe dream but a girl can wish. When I went to run
>>>>   active@ I chose mount image but itdidn't tell me anything so I
>>>> figured
>>>>   I needed a sighted person to do it. Do I or is there a step I am
>>>>   missing to mount the image I have?
>>>>   On a side note, I have an image of before I upgraded to 10, when I
>>>>   still had 7, would that magically fix stuff back to before everything
>>>>   screwed up? lol
>>>>
>>>>   This would all be a lot easier if I could fly someone like Carlos to
>>>>   come fix my shit. I don't have anyone, that I know of, well versed in
>>>>   computer stuff.
>>>>
>>>>   kk, I'm done ranting and crying. When my mom and sister come home
>>>> they
>>>>   will have no sympathy for me since they are computer dumb and would
>>>>   have no idea of what I am saying.
>>>>
>>>>   god I wish I had alcohol or something in this house
>
>
>
>
>
>






Re: okay, I messed up real good.

Carlos
 

If you want to save money, this WD 1 TB Passport portable drive is only $59 with free shipping.
https://www.amazon.com/Black-Passport-Ultra-Portable-External/dp/B00W8XXRPM

----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 11:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


Do you had a suggestion for an external hard drive? What size? I will have to look into getting one then and hope it doesn't cost a lot of money. I don't really use much space for my files, just books and maybe A few movies or TV shows.





Melissa
Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 15, 2016, at 10:00 PM, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:

Unfortunately, that might be challenging since the image file would have to be split into smaller pieces to fit on to DVDs. This is more difficult after the image has already been created. Active@ Disk Image can split the image for you and even write it on to DVDs, but this has to be done at the time the image is created. It cannot be done after the fact. If some other software were used to split the image so that it would fit on to DVDs, Active@ Disk Image might or might not be able to reconstruct the image from such DVDs.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


Thanks much, I don't have any other hard drive. So I suppose burning it is my only recourse since a partition won't work. Melissa
Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 15, 2016, at 8:55 PM, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:

You don't have to burn the image to DVDs. You can just copy it to another hard drive. It can be another internal drive or an external drive. As for booting into WinPE, I don't think I can tell you anything which will make the procedure much easier, but you can read all about WinPE and the methods for booting with it in the documentation here.
http://opopanax.net/download/WinPE_Docs.zip
The ReadMe file covers just about everything I've ever said about WinPE.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 9:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


It figures that it wouldn't be that easy--for me at least. I have the
image, but it is on a partition on my hard drive, the same one that
windows is installed on.
I'm guessing that I will have to burn it onto a cd/dvd in order to use
it. The instructions I looked up for booting into WinPE sound too
complicated to me so I might have to find someone who can do it all
for me because right now I'm feeling really freaking stupid and
frustrated all to hell.
I can't seem to remember how to do it, I dimly recall you explaining
it to someone but I can't remember what to use for the search on the
IO page since I failed to save the information.

Lucky me I have backups of everything, but I can't use them. :P
On 8/15/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
For the sake of clarification. The purpose of the mount image feature is so
that you can retrieve specific files and folders from the image, not to
restore the entire image.
----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 7:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


It is not a pipe dream. As Gene says, either image will restore your
system to the exact state it was in when you created that image. That is
after all the point of images. However, it is not enough to simply mount
the image. The entire drive/partition must be overwritten so you must boot
into another environment like WinPE to restore the image.
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 7:21 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


It will restore your computer to exactly how it was when you made the
image. If it worked properly then, it will work properly after you restore
from the image.

and you will be able to revert to Windows 7 if you wish and if thirty
days haven't past since you initially upgraded.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Melissa
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 5:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


I couldn't get my computer to work right with certain programs that
somehow needed my other account, which I had made an admin account, to
run them. I got fed up and went to reset windows and keep my data. I
was a complete dumbass and hit reset even though there was a warning
about how I would not be able to rollback to windows 7 if I did that.
So I have some issues, though I am only listing 3 of the main ones.

1. So, now my system sounds don't work at all. What I mean is the
asterisk sound, and the other sounds you hear like when navigating a
program or website or even when the UAC window pops up. The only
sounds I hear are the windows start up and down sounds and the default
windows notification sound. I went through sound settings, where you
can change themes etc, but I couldn't find the path to the old sounds.
I tried to google the answer myself, but couldn't find crap about it.
2. Since I reset I had to reinstall programs and one that won't
install is the latest version of iTunes, it gives me an error and I
had tried to install older versions of the program but no go. I
remember hearing something about 32 bit, but my computer is 64 bit and
I made sure to download that version.
3. I attempted to download MS Office 2007, which I have a key for, and
when I go to verify it says the key is either not valid or the program
it is for is not supported ... I went to the page to download 2007 so
I have no clue why it is doing that. I think I will try and call
microsoft accessibility about that or download the basic, non pay
editions of word and excel.

I guess what I am mainly whining about is I made a disk image with
Active@ disk image of my computer right after I upgraded. Would that
image put everything back to how it was before I fucked everything up?
I know that is a [pipe dream but a girl can wish. When I went to run
active@ I chose mount image but itdidn't tell me anything so I figured
I needed a sighted person to do it. Do I or is there a step I am
missing to mount the image I have?
On a side note, I have an image of before I upgraded to 10, when I
still had 7, would that magically fix stuff back to before everything
screwed up? lol

This would all be a lot easier if I could fly someone like Carlos to
come fix my shit. I don't have anyone, that I know of, well versed in
computer stuff.

kk, I'm done ranting and crying. When my mom and sister come home they
will have no sympathy for me since they are computer dumb and would
have no idea of what I am saying.

god I wish I had alcohol or something in this house





Re: okay, I messed up real good.

 

Do you had a suggestion for an external hard drive? What size? I will have to look into getting one then and hope it doesn't cost a lot of money. I don't really use much space for my files, just books and maybe A few movies or TV shows.





Melissa
Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 15, 2016, at 10:00 PM, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:

Unfortunately, that might be challenging since the image file would have to be split into smaller pieces to fit on to DVDs. This is more difficult after the image has already been created. Active@ Disk Image can split the image for you and even write it on to DVDs, but this has to be done at the time the image is created. It cannot be done after the fact. If some other software were used to split the image so that it would fit on to DVDs, Active@ Disk Image might or might not be able to reconstruct the image from such DVDs.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


Thanks much, I don't have any other hard drive. So I suppose burning it is my only recourse since a partition won't work. Melissa
Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 15, 2016, at 8:55 PM, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:

You don't have to burn the image to DVDs. You can just copy it to another hard drive. It can be another internal drive or an external drive. As for booting into WinPE, I don't think I can tell you anything which will make the procedure much easier, but you can read all about WinPE and the methods for booting with it in the documentation here.
http://opopanax.net/download/WinPE_Docs.zip
The ReadMe file covers just about everything I've ever said about WinPE.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 9:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


It figures that it wouldn't be that easy--for me at least. I have the
image, but it is on a partition on my hard drive, the same one that
windows is installed on.
I'm guessing that I will have to burn it onto a cd/dvd in order to use
it. The instructions I looked up for booting into WinPE sound too
complicated to me so I might have to find someone who can do it all
for me because right now I'm feeling really freaking stupid and
frustrated all to hell.
I can't seem to remember how to do it, I dimly recall you explaining
it to someone but I can't remember what to use for the search on the
IO page since I failed to save the information.

Lucky me I have backups of everything, but I can't use them. :P
On 8/15/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
For the sake of clarification. The purpose of the mount image feature is so
that you can retrieve specific files and folders from the image, not to
restore the entire image.
----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 7:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


It is not a pipe dream. As Gene says, either image will restore your
system to the exact state it was in when you created that image. That is
after all the point of images. However, it is not enough to simply mount
the image. The entire drive/partition must be overwritten so you must boot
into another environment like WinPE to restore the image.
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 7:21 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


It will restore your computer to exactly how it was when you made the
image. If it worked properly then, it will work properly after you restore
from the image.

and you will be able to revert to Windows 7 if you wish and if thirty
days haven't past since you initially upgraded.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Melissa
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 5:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


I couldn't get my computer to work right with certain programs that
somehow needed my other account, which I had made an admin account, to
run them. I got fed up and went to reset windows and keep my data. I
was a complete dumbass and hit reset even though there was a warning
about how I would not be able to rollback to windows 7 if I did that.
So I have some issues, though I am only listing 3 of the main ones.

1. So, now my system sounds don't work at all. What I mean is the
asterisk sound, and the other sounds you hear like when navigating a
program or website or even when the UAC window pops up. The only
sounds I hear are the windows start up and down sounds and the default
windows notification sound. I went through sound settings, where you
can change themes etc, but I couldn't find the path to the old sounds.
I tried to google the answer myself, but couldn't find crap about it.
2. Since I reset I had to reinstall programs and one that won't
install is the latest version of iTunes, it gives me an error and I
had tried to install older versions of the program but no go. I
remember hearing something about 32 bit, but my computer is 64 bit and
I made sure to download that version.
3. I attempted to download MS Office 2007, which I have a key for, and
when I go to verify it says the key is either not valid or the program
it is for is not supported ... I went to the page to download 2007 so
I have no clue why it is doing that. I think I will try and call
microsoft accessibility about that or download the basic, non pay
editions of word and excel.

I guess what I am mainly whining about is I made a disk image with
Active@ disk image of my computer right after I upgraded. Would that
image put everything back to how it was before I fucked everything up?
I know that is a [pipe dream but a girl can wish. When I went to run
active@ I chose mount image but itdidn't tell me anything so I figured
I needed a sighted person to do it. Do I or is there a step I am
missing to mount the image I have?
On a side note, I have an image of before I upgraded to 10, when I
still had 7, would that magically fix stuff back to before everything
screwed up? lol

This would all be a lot easier if I could fly someone like Carlos to
come fix my shit. I don't have anyone, that I know of, well versed in
computer stuff.

kk, I'm done ranting and crying. When my mom and sister come home they
will have no sympathy for me since they are computer dumb and would
have no idea of what I am saying.

god I wish I had alcohol or something in this house





Re: okay, I messed up real good.

Carlos
 

Unfortunately, that might be challenging since the image file would have to be split into smaller pieces to fit on to DVDs. This is more difficult after the image has already been created. Active@ Disk Image can split the image for you and even write it on to DVDs, but this has to be done at the time the image is created. It cannot be done after the fact. If some other software were used to split the image so that it would fit on to DVDs, Active@ Disk Image might or might not be able to reconstruct the image from such DVDs.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


Thanks much, I don't have any other hard drive. So I suppose burning it is my only recourse since a partition won't work. Melissa
Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 15, 2016, at 8:55 PM, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:

You don't have to burn the image to DVDs. You can just copy it to another hard drive. It can be another internal drive or an external drive. As for booting into WinPE, I don't think I can tell you anything which will make the procedure much easier, but you can read all about WinPE and the methods for booting with it in the documentation here.
http://opopanax.net/download/WinPE_Docs.zip
The ReadMe file covers just about everything I've ever said about WinPE.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 9:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


It figures that it wouldn't be that easy--for me at least. I have the
image, but it is on a partition on my hard drive, the same one that
windows is installed on.
I'm guessing that I will have to burn it onto a cd/dvd in order to use
it. The instructions I looked up for booting into WinPE sound too
complicated to me so I might have to find someone who can do it all
for me because right now I'm feeling really freaking stupid and
frustrated all to hell.
I can't seem to remember how to do it, I dimly recall you explaining
it to someone but I can't remember what to use for the search on the
IO page since I failed to save the information.

Lucky me I have backups of everything, but I can't use them. :P
On 8/15/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
For the sake of clarification. The purpose of the mount image feature is so
that you can retrieve specific files and folders from the image, not to
restore the entire image.
----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 7:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


It is not a pipe dream. As Gene says, either image will restore your
system to the exact state it was in when you created that image. That is
after all the point of images. However, it is not enough to simply mount
the image. The entire drive/partition must be overwritten so you must boot
into another environment like WinPE to restore the image.
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 7:21 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


It will restore your computer to exactly how it was when you made the
image. If it worked properly then, it will work properly after you restore
from the image.

and you will be able to revert to Windows 7 if you wish and if thirty
days haven't past since you initially upgraded.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Melissa
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 5:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


I couldn't get my computer to work right with certain programs that
somehow needed my other account, which I had made an admin account, to
run them. I got fed up and went to reset windows and keep my data. I
was a complete dumbass and hit reset even though there was a warning
about how I would not be able to rollback to windows 7 if I did that.
So I have some issues, though I am only listing 3 of the main ones.

1. So, now my system sounds don't work at all. What I mean is the
asterisk sound, and the other sounds you hear like when navigating a
program or website or even when the UAC window pops up. The only
sounds I hear are the windows start up and down sounds and the default
windows notification sound. I went through sound settings, where you
can change themes etc, but I couldn't find the path to the old sounds.
I tried to google the answer myself, but couldn't find crap about it.
2. Since I reset I had to reinstall programs and one that won't
install is the latest version of iTunes, it gives me an error and I
had tried to install older versions of the program but no go. I
remember hearing something about 32 bit, but my computer is 64 bit and
I made sure to download that version.
3. I attempted to download MS Office 2007, which I have a key for, and
when I go to verify it says the key is either not valid or the program
it is for is not supported ... I went to the page to download 2007 so
I have no clue why it is doing that. I think I will try and call
microsoft accessibility about that or download the basic, non pay
editions of word and excel.

I guess what I am mainly whining about is I made a disk image with
Active@ disk image of my computer right after I upgraded. Would that
image put everything back to how it was before I fucked everything up?
I know that is a [pipe dream but a girl can wish. When I went to run
active@ I chose mount image but itdidn't tell me anything so I figured
I needed a sighted person to do it. Do I or is there a step I am
missing to mount the image I have?
On a side note, I have an image of before I upgraded to 10, when I
still had 7, would that magically fix stuff back to before everything
screwed up? lol

This would all be a lot easier if I could fly someone like Carlos to
come fix my shit. I don't have anyone, that I know of, well versed in
computer stuff.

kk, I'm done ranting and crying. When my mom and sister come home they
will have no sympathy for me since they are computer dumb and would
have no idea of what I am saying.

god I wish I had alcohol or something in this house



Re: okay, I messed up real good.

 

Thanks much, I don't have any other hard drive. So I suppose burning it is my only recourse since a partition won't work. Melissa
Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 15, 2016, at 8:55 PM, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:

You don't have to burn the image to DVDs. You can just copy it to another hard drive. It can be another internal drive or an external drive. As for booting into WinPE, I don't think I can tell you anything which will make the procedure much easier, but you can read all about WinPE and the methods for booting with it in the documentation here.
http://opopanax.net/download/WinPE_Docs.zip
The ReadMe file covers just about everything I've ever said about WinPE.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 9:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


It figures that it wouldn't be that easy--for me at least. I have the
image, but it is on a partition on my hard drive, the same one that
windows is installed on.
I'm guessing that I will have to burn it onto a cd/dvd in order to use
it. The instructions I looked up for booting into WinPE sound too
complicated to me so I might have to find someone who can do it all
for me because right now I'm feeling really freaking stupid and
frustrated all to hell.
I can't seem to remember how to do it, I dimly recall you explaining
it to someone but I can't remember what to use for the search on the
IO page since I failed to save the information.

Lucky me I have backups of everything, but I can't use them. :P
On 8/15/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
For the sake of clarification. The purpose of the mount image feature is so
that you can retrieve specific files and folders from the image, not to
restore the entire image.
----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 7:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


It is not a pipe dream. As Gene says, either image will restore your
system to the exact state it was in when you created that image. That is
after all the point of images. However, it is not enough to simply mount
the image. The entire drive/partition must be overwritten so you must boot
into another environment like WinPE to restore the image.
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 7:21 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


It will restore your computer to exactly how it was when you made the
image. If it worked properly then, it will work properly after you restore
from the image.

and you will be able to revert to Windows 7 if you wish and if thirty
days haven't past since you initially upgraded.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Melissa
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 5:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


I couldn't get my computer to work right with certain programs that
somehow needed my other account, which I had made an admin account, to
run them. I got fed up and went to reset windows and keep my data. I
was a complete dumbass and hit reset even though there was a warning
about how I would not be able to rollback to windows 7 if I did that.
So I have some issues, though I am only listing 3 of the main ones.

1. So, now my system sounds don't work at all. What I mean is the
asterisk sound, and the other sounds you hear like when navigating a
program or website or even when the UAC window pops up. The only
sounds I hear are the windows start up and down sounds and the default
windows notification sound. I went through sound settings, where you
can change themes etc, but I couldn't find the path to the old sounds.
I tried to google the answer myself, but couldn't find crap about it.
2. Since I reset I had to reinstall programs and one that won't
install is the latest version of iTunes, it gives me an error and I
had tried to install older versions of the program but no go. I
remember hearing something about 32 bit, but my computer is 64 bit and
I made sure to download that version.
3. I attempted to download MS Office 2007, which I have a key for, and
when I go to verify it says the key is either not valid or the program
it is for is not supported ... I went to the page to download 2007 so
I have no clue why it is doing that. I think I will try and call
microsoft accessibility about that or download the basic, non pay
editions of word and excel.

I guess what I am mainly whining about is I made a disk image with
Active@ disk image of my computer right after I upgraded. Would that
image put everything back to how it was before I fucked everything up?
I know that is a [pipe dream but a girl can wish. When I went to run
active@ I chose mount image but itdidn't tell me anything so I figured
I needed a sighted person to do it. Do I or is there a step I am
missing to mount the image I have?
On a side note, I have an image of before I upgraded to 10, when I
still had 7, would that magically fix stuff back to before everything
screwed up? lol

This would all be a lot easier if I could fly someone like Carlos to
come fix my shit. I don't have anyone, that I know of, well versed in
computer stuff.

kk, I'm done ranting and crying. When my mom and sister come home they
will have no sympathy for me since they are computer dumb and would
have no idea of what I am saying.

god I wish I had alcohol or something in this house



Re: Duxbury 10.4 question

Flor Lynch
 

Hi,
I don’t have Duxbury installed, but did for a few years.
 
Your questions would probably best be addressed on the Duxbury users’ mailing list, to join which, send an email to:
 
 
Or, you can search the duxuser Freelists archive at freelists.org >.
 

Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 2:55 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Duxbury 10.4 question

As I received no responses after posting the below question to another list a couple of days ago, I am hopeful that I will get responses from this list.


Although I have read the docs, I can't seem to find how to modify an existing template.  I found how to create and or  delete a template but not how to modify a template.  The docs tell me that the "standard format" template is the beginning point for a newly created template, but I can't figure out where to go from there to make changes.  Help, please! 


Don Roberts


Re: okay, I messed up real good.

Carlos
 

You don't have to burn the image to DVDs. You can just copy it to another hard drive. It can be another internal drive or an external drive. As for booting into WinPE, I don't think I can tell you anything which will make the procedure much easier, but you can read all about WinPE and the methods for booting with it in the documentation here.
http://opopanax.net/download/WinPE_Docs.zip
The ReadMe file covers just about everything I've ever said about WinPE.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 9:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


It figures that it wouldn't be that easy--for me at least. I have the
image, but it is on a partition on my hard drive, the same one that
windows is installed on.
I'm guessing that I will have to burn it onto a cd/dvd in order to use
it. The instructions I looked up for booting into WinPE sound too
complicated to me so I might have to find someone who can do it all
for me because right now I'm feeling really freaking stupid and
frustrated all to hell.
I can't seem to remember how to do it, I dimly recall you explaining
it to someone but I can't remember what to use for the search on the
IO page since I failed to save the information.

Lucky me I have backups of everything, but I can't use them. :P
On 8/15/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
For the sake of clarification. The purpose of the mount image feature is so
that you can retrieve specific files and folders from the image, not to
restore the entire image.
----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 7:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


It is not a pipe dream. As Gene says, either image will restore your
system to the exact state it was in when you created that image. That is
after all the point of images. However, it is not enough to simply mount
the image. The entire drive/partition must be overwritten so you must boot
into another environment like WinPE to restore the image.
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 7:21 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


It will restore your computer to exactly how it was when you made the
image. If it worked properly then, it will work properly after you restore
from the image.

and you will be able to revert to Windows 7 if you wish and if thirty
days haven't past since you initially upgraded.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Melissa
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 5:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


I couldn't get my computer to work right with certain programs that
somehow needed my other account, which I had made an admin account, to
run them. I got fed up and went to reset windows and keep my data. I
was a complete dumbass and hit reset even though there was a warning
about how I would not be able to rollback to windows 7 if I did that.
So I have some issues, though I am only listing 3 of the main ones.

1. So, now my system sounds don't work at all. What I mean is the
asterisk sound, and the other sounds you hear like when navigating a
program or website or even when the UAC window pops up. The only
sounds I hear are the windows start up and down sounds and the default
windows notification sound. I went through sound settings, where you
can change themes etc, but I couldn't find the path to the old sounds.
I tried to google the answer myself, but couldn't find crap about it.
2. Since I reset I had to reinstall programs and one that won't
install is the latest version of iTunes, it gives me an error and I
had tried to install older versions of the program but no go. I
remember hearing something about 32 bit, but my computer is 64 bit and
I made sure to download that version.
3. I attempted to download MS Office 2007, which I have a key for, and
when I go to verify it says the key is either not valid or the program
it is for is not supported ... I went to the page to download 2007 so
I have no clue why it is doing that. I think I will try and call
microsoft accessibility about that or download the basic, non pay
editions of word and excel.

I guess what I am mainly whining about is I made a disk image with
Active@ disk image of my computer right after I upgraded. Would that
image put everything back to how it was before I fucked everything up?
I know that is a [pipe dream but a girl can wish. When I went to run
active@ I chose mount image but itdidn't tell me anything so I figured
I needed a sighted person to do it. Do I or is there a step I am
missing to mount the image I have?
On a side note, I have an image of before I upgraded to 10, when I
still had 7, would that magically fix stuff back to before everything
screwed up? lol

This would all be a lot easier if I could fly someone like Carlos to
come fix my shit. I don't have anyone, that I know of, well versed in
computer stuff.

kk, I'm done ranting and crying. When my mom and sister come home they
will have no sympathy for me since they are computer dumb and would
have no idea of what I am saying.

god I wish I had alcohol or something in this house





Duxbury 10.4 question

Donald L. Roberts
 

As I received no responses after posting the below question to another list a couple of days ago, I am hopeful that I will get responses from this list.


Although I have read the docs, I can't seem to find how to modify an existing template.  I found how to create and or  delete a template but not how to modify a template.  The docs tell me that the "standard format" template is the beginning point for a newly created template, but I can't figure out where to go from there to make changes.  Help, please! 


Don Roberts


Re: okay, I messed up real good.

 

It figures that it wouldn't be that easy--for me at least. I have the
image, but it is on a partition on my hard drive, the same one that
windows is installed on.
I'm guessing that I will have to burn it onto a cd/dvd in order to use
it. The instructions I looked up for booting into WinPE sound too
complicated to me so I might have to find someone who can do it all
for me because right now I'm feeling really freaking stupid and
frustrated all to hell.
I can't seem to remember how to do it, I dimly recall you explaining
it to someone but I can't remember what to use for the search on the
IO page since I failed to save the information.

Lucky me I have backups of everything, but I can't use them. :P

On 8/15/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
For the sake of clarification. The purpose of the mount image feature is so
that you can retrieve specific files and folders from the image, not to
restore the entire image.
----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 7:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


It is not a pipe dream. As Gene says, either image will restore your
system to the exact state it was in when you created that image. That is
after all the point of images. However, it is not enough to simply mount
the image. The entire drive/partition must be overwritten so you must boot
into another environment like WinPE to restore the image.
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 7:21 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


It will restore your computer to exactly how it was when you made the
image. If it worked properly then, it will work properly after you restore
from the image.

and you will be able to revert to Windows 7 if you wish and if thirty
days haven't past since you initially upgraded.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Melissa
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 5:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.


I couldn't get my computer to work right with certain programs that
somehow needed my other account, which I had made an admin account, to
run them. I got fed up and went to reset windows and keep my data. I
was a complete dumbass and hit reset even though there was a warning
about how I would not be able to rollback to windows 7 if I did that.
So I have some issues, though I am only listing 3 of the main ones.

1. So, now my system sounds don't work at all. What I mean is the
asterisk sound, and the other sounds you hear like when navigating a
program or website or even when the UAC window pops up. The only
sounds I hear are the windows start up and down sounds and the default
windows notification sound. I went through sound settings, where you
can change themes etc, but I couldn't find the path to the old sounds.
I tried to google the answer myself, but couldn't find crap about it.
2. Since I reset I had to reinstall programs and one that won't
install is the latest version of iTunes, it gives me an error and I
had tried to install older versions of the program but no go. I
remember hearing something about 32 bit, but my computer is 64 bit and
I made sure to download that version.
3. I attempted to download MS Office 2007, which I have a key for, and
when I go to verify it says the key is either not valid or the program
it is for is not supported ... I went to the page to download 2007 so
I have no clue why it is doing that. I think I will try and call
microsoft accessibility about that or download the basic, non pay
editions of word and excel.

I guess what I am mainly whining about is I made a disk image with
Active@ disk image of my computer right after I upgraded. Would that
image put everything back to how it was before I fucked everything up?
I know that is a [pipe dream but a girl can wish. When I went to run
active@ I chose mount image but itdidn't tell me anything so I figured
I needed a sighted person to do it. Do I or is there a step I am
missing to mount the image I have?
On a side note, I have an image of before I upgraded to 10, when I
still had 7, would that magically fix stuff back to before everything
screwed up? lol

This would all be a lot easier if I could fly someone like Carlos to
come fix my shit. I don't have anyone, that I know of, well versed in
computer stuff.

kk, I'm done ranting and crying. When my mom and sister come home they
will have no sympathy for me since they are computer dumb and would
have no idea of what I am saying.

god I wish I had alcohol or something in this house





test

Michael Amaro
 

this is a test


Re: okay, I messed up real good.

Carlos
 

ÔĽŅ
For the sake of clarification.  The purpose of the mount image feature is so that you can retrieve specific files and folders from the image, not to restore the entire image.

----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 7:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.

It is not a pipe dream.  As Gene says, either image will restore your system to the exact state it was in when you created that image.  That is after all the point of images.  However, it is not enough to simply mount the image.  The entire drive/partition must be overwritten so you must boot into another environment like WinPE to restore the image.
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 7:21 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.

It will restore your computer to exactly how it was when you made the image.  If it worked properly then, it will work properly after you restore from the image.
 
and you will be able to revert to Windows 7 if you wish and if thirty days haven't past since you initially upgraded.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Melissa
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 5:57 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.

I couldn't get my computer to work right with certain programs that
somehow needed my other account, which I had made an admin account, to
run them. I got fed up and went to reset windows and keep my data. I
was a complete dumbass and hit reset even though there was a warning
about how I would not be able to rollback to windows 7 if I did that.
So I have some issues, though I am only listing 3 of the main ones.

1. So, now my system sounds don't work at all. What I mean is the
asterisk sound, and the other sounds you hear like when navigating a
program or website or even when the UAC window pops up. The only
sounds I hear are the windows start up and down sounds and the default
windows notification sound. I went through sound settings, where you
can change themes etc, but I couldn't find the path to the old sounds.
I tried to google the answer myself, but couldn't find crap about it.
2. Since I reset I had to reinstall programs and one that won't
install is the latest version of iTunes, it gives me an error and I
had tried to install older versions of the program but no go. I
remember hearing something about 32 bit, but my computer is 64 bit and
I made sure to download that version.
3. I attempted to download MS Office 2007, which I have a key for, and
when I go to verify it says the key is either not valid or the program
it is for is not supported ... I went to the page to download 2007 so
I have no clue why it is doing that. I think I will try and call
microsoft accessibility about that or download the basic, non pay
editions of word and excel.

I guess what I am mainly whining about is I made a disk image with
Active@ disk image  of my computer right after I upgraded. Would that
image put everything back to how it was before I fucked everything up?
I know that is a [pipe dream but a girl can wish. When I went to run
active@ I chose mount image but itdidn't tell me anything so I figured
I needed a sighted person to do it. Do I or is there a step I am
missing to mount the image I have?
On a side note, I have an image of before I upgraded to 10, when I
still had 7, would that magically fix stuff back to before everything
screwed up? lol

This would all be a lot easier if I could fly someone like Carlos to
come fix my shit. I don't have anyone, that I know of, well versed in
computer stuff.

kk, I'm done ranting and crying. When my mom and sister come home they
will have no sympathy for me since they are computer dumb and would
have no idea of what I am saying.

god I wish I had alcohol or something in this house



Re: okay, I messed up real good.

Carlos
 

ÔĽŅ
It is not a pipe dream.  As Gene says, either image will restore your system to the exact state it was in when you created that image.  That is after all the point of images.  However, it is not enough to simply mount the image.  The entire drive/partition must be overwritten so you must boot into another environment like WinPE to restore the image.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 7:21 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.

It will restore your computer to exactly how it was when you made the image.  If it worked properly then, it will work properly after you restore from the image.
 
and you will be able to revert to Windows 7 if you wish and if thirty days haven't past since you initially upgraded.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Melissa
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 5:57 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.

I couldn't get my computer to work right with certain programs that
somehow needed my other account, which I had made an admin account, to
run them. I got fed up and went to reset windows and keep my data. I
was a complete dumbass and hit reset even though there was a warning
about how I would not be able to rollback to windows 7 if I did that.
So I have some issues, though I am only listing 3 of the main ones.

1. So, now my system sounds don't work at all. What I mean is the
asterisk sound, and the other sounds you hear like when navigating a
program or website or even when the UAC window pops up. The only
sounds I hear are the windows start up and down sounds and the default
windows notification sound. I went through sound settings, where you
can change themes etc, but I couldn't find the path to the old sounds.
I tried to google the answer myself, but couldn't find crap about it.
2. Since I reset I had to reinstall programs and one that won't
install is the latest version of iTunes, it gives me an error and I
had tried to install older versions of the program but no go. I
remember hearing something about 32 bit, but my computer is 64 bit and
I made sure to download that version.
3. I attempted to download MS Office 2007, which I have a key for, and
when I go to verify it says the key is either not valid or the program
it is for is not supported ... I went to the page to download 2007 so
I have no clue why it is doing that. I think I will try and call
microsoft accessibility about that or download the basic, non pay
editions of word and excel.

I guess what I am mainly whining about is I made a disk image with
Active@ disk image  of my computer right after I upgraded. Would that
image put everything back to how it was before I fucked everything up?
I know that is a [pipe dream but a girl can wish. When I went to run
active@ I chose mount image but itdidn't tell me anything so I figured
I needed a sighted person to do it. Do I or is there a step I am
missing to mount the image I have?
On a side note, I have an image of before I upgraded to 10, when I
still had 7, would that magically fix stuff back to before everything
screwed up? lol

This would all be a lot easier if I could fly someone like Carlos to
come fix my shit. I don't have anyone, that I know of, well versed in
computer stuff.

kk, I'm done ranting and crying. When my mom and sister come home they
will have no sympathy for me since they are computer dumb and would
have no idea of what I am saying.

god I wish I had alcohol or something in this house



Re: okay, I messed up real good.

Gene
 

It will restore your computer to exactly how it was when you made the image.  If it worked properly then, it will work properly after you restore from the image.
 
and you will be able to revert to Windows 7 if you wish and if thirty days haven't past since you initially upgraded.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Melissa
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 5:57 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] okay, I messed up real good.

I couldn't get my computer to work right with certain programs that
somehow needed my other account, which I had made an admin account, to
run them. I got fed up and went to reset windows and keep my data. I
was a complete dumbass and hit reset even though there was a warning
about how I would not be able to rollback to windows 7 if I did that.
So I have some issues, though I am only listing 3 of the main ones.

1. So, now my system sounds don't work at all. What I mean is the
asterisk sound, and the other sounds you hear like when navigating a
program or website or even when the UAC window pops up. The only
sounds I hear are the windows start up and down sounds and the default
windows notification sound. I went through sound settings, where you
can change themes etc, but I couldn't find the path to the old sounds.
I tried to google the answer myself, but couldn't find crap about it.
2. Since I reset I had to reinstall programs and one that won't
install is the latest version of iTunes, it gives me an error and I
had tried to install older versions of the program but no go. I
remember hearing something about 32 bit, but my computer is 64 bit and
I made sure to download that version.
3. I attempted to download MS Office 2007, which I have a key for, and
when I go to verify it says the key is either not valid or the program
it is for is not supported ... I went to the page to download 2007 so
I have no clue why it is doing that. I think I will try and call
microsoft accessibility about that or download the basic, non pay
editions of word and excel.

I guess what I am mainly whining about is I made a disk image with
Active@ disk image  of my computer right after I upgraded. Would that
image put everything back to how it was before I fucked everything up?
I know that is a [pipe dream but a girl can wish. When I went to run
active@ I chose mount image but itdidn't tell me anything so I figured
I needed a sighted person to do it. Do I or is there a step I am
missing to mount the image I have?
On a side note, I have an image of before I upgraded to 10, when I
still had 7, would that magically fix stuff back to before everything
screwed up? lol

This would all be a lot easier if I could fly someone like Carlos to
come fix my shit. I don't have anyone, that I know of, well versed in
computer stuff.

kk, I'm done ranting and crying. When my mom and sister come home they
will have no sympathy for me since they are computer dumb and would
have no idea of what I am saying.

god I wish I had alcohol or something in this house



Re: Please remind me A bout a command forNVDA

Quentin Christensen
 

Those NVDA+2, 3, 4 etc are toggles, so press NVDA+4 once to turn speak command keys on and next time you press it then command keys will be turned off.

If you really get stuck, you can revert to NVDA's factory default settings by pressing NVDA+control+r three times quickly.

Every time I think of that command, I can't help but think of Dorothy clicking her heels three times and saying "There's no place like home! There's no place like home!  There's no place like home!".  Ok, I'll leave you with that now! *grin*

Regards

Quentin.

On Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 8:36 AM, Melissa <melissa.j.hammitt@...> wrote:
Thanks y'all it was one of the NVDA + 1 2 3 4 keys. I had hit 4 I and
in my panic I hit 2 and 3, lol.
Now I just have to figure out how to fix my computer because I messed
it up good. wee....

On 8/14/16, Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:
> Hi Melissa,
>
> Another option than has been suggested:
> 1. NVDA, Control, + K, for Keyboard settings.
> 2. Tab to the, speak command keys, checkbox & uncheck this box.
> Take care.
> Mike
> Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Carlos
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 6:21 PM
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Please remind me A bout a command forNVDA
>
>
> I provided all three commands just in case since she said numbers were being
>
> spoken as well.
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Gene
>   To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>   Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 9:17 PM
>   Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Please remind me A bout a command forNVDA
>
>
>   it must be speak command keys.  I didn't know the command, though I knew
> one must exist.
>
>   I went into a lot of detail other than that command because what I've
> described may save many people problems in future.
>
>   Gene
>
>
>   From: Carlos
>   Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 8:06 PM
>   To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>   Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Please remind me A bout a command forNVDA
>
>
>   There are a couple of possibilities.
>   Toggle Input Help Mode NVDA+1
>   Speak Typed Characters NVDA+2
>   Speak Command Keys NVDA+4
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: "Melissa" <melissa.j.hammitt@...>
>   To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
>   Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 8:52 PM
>   Subject: [TechTalk] Please remind me A bout a command forNVDA
>
>
>   Somehow I accidentally hit a key  along with TheNVDA Key and turn the
>   verbosity down to basic. Basically, I hear every key I hit while I'm
> hitting
>   it. If I hit control it will say control, If I hit a number it will say
> the
>   number. I can't remember how to toggle it off And I can't seem to come up
>   with the right phrase to search for The command. Someone please remind
> me.
>   I'm having to re-do everything on my computer and this added bit of
>   annoyance is driving me more crazy then I am already feeling.
>
>   Melissa
>   Sent from my iPhone
>
>
>
>
>
>
>






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