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Re: carlos mpeg program

Carlos
 

I am not aware of any program called "talking mpeg".

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] carlos mpeg program

I got this can you explain what thetalking mpeg is then

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 9:49 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] carlos mpeg program

 

Ah I see.  You said "mpeg program" in the subject so I wasn't sure.  There are several imaging applications, but if you are referring to the free one I have been discussing with Sylvia, that would be Active@ Disk Image Lite and you can download it here from it's homepage.

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

From: James Hooper

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 11:43 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] carlos mpeg program

 

The program you use to back up or make an image.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 9:43 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] carlos mpeg program

 

Hi James,

 

I'm not sure to which program you are referring.  Could you elaborate?

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

From: James Hooper

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 11:04 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] carlos mpeg program

 

Can you send me a copy of this carlos thanks.


Re: Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Carlos
 


Gene is correct.  Unless you are comparing lower end consumer grade with higher end business grade machines, there is usually not much difference in the quality of the components.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 12:13 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

I doubt that generalization is correct.  It may be that an inexpensive consumer machine uses cheaper materials, but once you get past budget machines, that may not be true.  I haven't seen any advice from reputable advisors stating or advocating purchasing a business machine for better materials.  I would not accept this generalization without doing research.
 
Gene
-----
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 8:56 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

 
Also, a business grade computer is likely to be more robust and reliable than a consumer grade machine because it is generally built with higher grade components that are designed to withstand the rigors of more demanding operating conditions.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: Carlos
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 7:44 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive
 
Many manufacturers are still selling machines running Windows 7, but they are usually categorized as business grade machines.  I don't know if Dell is still selling consumer grade machines running Windows 7.  Although I believe they were still doing so as of last year.  However, from a purchasing point of view, the distinction is almost irrelevant.  The big difference is that a business grade machine will include the Professional edition of Windows 7.
----- Original Message -----
From: Sylvia
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 7:34 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive
 

I wasn’t aware that dell still sold windows7 computers. I might need to do some investigating.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 7:31 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

 

 

I can personally vouch for Computers for the Blind because I am very satisfied with the refurbished Dell desktop they sent me last year, which continues to function well for my purposes.  Another thing to consider is that it is probably easier to upgrade from XP to Windows 7 than from XP to Windows 10.  If you don’t feel comfortable buying a refurbished computer, you can still buy a new computer equipped with Windows 7, which will be supported until January 2020. Dell and other manufacturers  still sell them. 

 

Gerald

 

 

 

From: Gene

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 7:10 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

 

I would recommend against doing more than considering your opinion as tentative at this time.  While it may not be a good idea to buy a refurbished computer from an unknown source, I've heard good things about this organization. 

 

Of course, you are gambling but you are also gambling in replacing the hard drive on your current machine.  In general, heavily used computers are considered past their reliable lifetime once five years have passed since they were new.  Your machine is already older than that.  It may last many years longer or it may not but you are still gambling.

 

In addition, if you are going to buy a new computer or equivalent, manufacturer refurbished machines are a much better buy unless you find a good sale.  Dell, for example, sells manufacturer refurbished machines that are almost new and were returned for some reason, inspected, and brought up to factory specifications if necessary.  and many such machines are not returned because there is anything wrong with them.  The customer just didn't want the machine for some reason.  And manufacturer refurbished machines may actually be more likely to not have defects, because of the inspection they go through. 

 

Returning to the question of computers for the blind, if you get good reports about them, and the machine will meet your needs, is it better to gamble with 100 dollars, or spend perhaps between 350 or 400 dollars on a new machine?  I don't know if the computers from computers for the blind would meet your needs.  But I'm saying that your opinion appears to be an opinion not based on knowledge of such machines and rather a generalization which isn't necessarily valid.

 

Gene

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

From: Sylvia

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 5:56 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

 

Not to be argumentative but I probably wouldn't buy a refurbished pc. You never know how long it will last and if I did buy a new machine, Dell lets you pay in  installments.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 6:52 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

How many times you are talking about those computers? Do all blind people have to get refurbished computers? One can spend their money and get a new one. Even the original poster thought about getting a new one!
You darken my day.

On 9/12/2016 3:37 AM, Gerald Levy wrote:
>
> Unless you have an extended warranty from Dell, they won't give you
> the time of day, and it will be up to you to decide whether to replace
> your failing hard drive on your own.  Instead of replacing the bad
> hard drive, you might want to consider acquiring a refurbished
> computer from the Texas-based Computers for the Blind organization
> which makes refurbished Windows 7 desktops and laptops available to
> blind individuals upon request for the nominal fee of $110 or $140,
> respectively.  Because these computers come with JAWS 17 demo and NVDA
> already installed, as well as a bunch of other blind-friendly programs
> like Windows Live Mail and Jarte word processor, getting up and
> running again will be much easier than buying a new computer and
> installing everything from scratch.
>
> Gerald
>
>
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Sylvia
> Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:53 PM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive
>
> Hello, I have all of my data backed up on an external so this problem
> doesn't seem like a total disaster. This computer is about 6.5 years
> old so I might have to contact Dell to find out if the drive can be
> replaced at all. I'm not really looking forward to having to reinstall
> windows but if that's going to be my best option, I'm going to ask for
> help.
>
> On 9/11/16, Ann Parsons <akp@...> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> My immediate reaction is replace the hard drive ASAP so that you can
>> try to recover your data.  Now, if you're running XP, you may want to
>> use your failing HD as an excuse to get a new system. I don't know
>> the whole story so I can't say.
>>
>> Ann P.
>>
>> --
>> Ann K. Parsons
>> Portal Tutoring
>> ** New EMAIL:  akp@...
>> web site:  http://www.portaltutoring.info
>> Skype: Putertutor
>>
>> "All that is gold does not glitter,
>> Not all those who wander are lost."
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>
>






Re: Jonathan Moses podcast on apple Event

rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

😂

Sent from my iPhone 5S

On 12 Sep 2016, at 4:55 pm, Laz <laz@...> wrote:

LOL! Gotta love that new last name! check your subject line.

Laz

On 9/11/16, Matt <matt.from.florida@...> wrote:
Well this is his team of Analyst on the Apple event . I think some might
find it interesting! See link below.



http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/281867102-theblindsidepodcast-episode5.m4
a







Thanks,

Matt.from.florida@...






--
Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Players, Accessible phones,
Bluetooth devices, and accessories
http://www.talkingmp3players.com/
Email: laz@...
Phone: 727-498-0121
Skype: lazmesa
Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Talkingmp3players?_rdr




Re: Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Gene
 

I doubt that generalization is correct.  It may be that an inexpensive consumer machine uses cheaper materials, but once you get past budget machines, that may not be true.  I haven't seen any advice from reputable advisors stating or advocating purchasing a business machine for better materials.  I would not accept this generalization without doing research.
 
Gene
-----

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 8:56 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

 
Also, a business grade computer is likely to be more robust and reliable than a consumer grade machine because it is generally built with higher grade components that are designed to withstand the rigors of more demanding operating conditions.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: Carlos
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 7:44 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive
 
Many manufacturers are still selling machines running Windows 7, but they are usually categorized as business grade machines.  I don't know if Dell is still selling consumer grade machines running Windows 7.  Although I believe they were still doing so as of last year.  However, from a purchasing point of view, the distinction is almost irrelevant.  The big difference is that a business grade machine will include the Professional edition of Windows 7.
----- Original Message -----
From: Sylvia
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 7:34 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive
 

I wasn’t aware that dell still sold windows7 computers. I might need to do some investigating.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 7:31 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

 

 

I can personally vouch for Computers for the Blind because I am very satisfied with the refurbished Dell desktop they sent me last year, which continues to function well for my purposes.  Another thing to consider is that it is probably easier to upgrade from XP to Windows 7 than from XP to Windows 10.  If you don’t feel comfortable buying a refurbished computer, you can still buy a new computer equipped with Windows 7, which will be supported until January 2020. Dell and other manufacturers  still sell them. 

 

Gerald

 

 

 

From: Gene

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 7:10 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

 

I would recommend against doing more than considering your opinion as tentative at this time.  While it may not be a good idea to buy a refurbished computer from an unknown source, I've heard good things about this organization. 

 

Of course, you are gambling but you are also gambling in replacing the hard drive on your current machine.  In general, heavily used computers are considered past their reliable lifetime once five years have passed since they were new.  Your machine is already older than that.  It may last many years longer or it may not but you are still gambling.

 

In addition, if you are going to buy a new computer or equivalent, manufacturer refurbished machines are a much better buy unless you find a good sale.  Dell, for example, sells manufacturer refurbished machines that are almost new and were returned for some reason, inspected, and brought up to factory specifications if necessary.  and many such machines are not returned because there is anything wrong with them.  The customer just didn't want the machine for some reason.  And manufacturer refurbished machines may actually be more likely to not have defects, because of the inspection they go through. 

 

Returning to the question of computers for the blind, if you get good reports about them, and the machine will meet your needs, is it better to gamble with 100 dollars, or spend perhaps between 350 or 400 dollars on a new machine?  I don't know if the computers from computers for the blind would meet your needs.  But I'm saying that your opinion appears to be an opinion not based on knowledge of such machines and rather a generalization which isn't necessarily valid.

 

Gene

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

From: Sylvia

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 5:56 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

 

Not to be argumentative but I probably wouldn't buy a refurbished pc. You never know how long it will last and if I did buy a new machine, Dell lets you pay in  installments.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 6:52 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

How many times you are talking about those computers? Do all blind people have to get refurbished computers? One can spend their money and get a new one. Even the original poster thought about getting a new one!
You darken my day.

On 9/12/2016 3:37 AM, Gerald Levy wrote:
>
> Unless you have an extended warranty from Dell, they won't give you
> the time of day, and it will be up to you to decide whether to replace
> your failing hard drive on your own.  Instead of replacing the bad
> hard drive, you might want to consider acquiring a refurbished
> computer from the Texas-based Computers for the Blind organization
> which makes refurbished Windows 7 desktops and laptops available to
> blind individuals upon request for the nominal fee of $110 or $140,
> respectively.  Because these computers come with JAWS 17 demo and NVDA
> already installed, as well as a bunch of other blind-friendly programs
> like Windows Live Mail and Jarte word processor, getting up and
> running again will be much easier than buying a new computer and
> installing everything from scratch.
>
> Gerald
>
>
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Sylvia
> Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:53 PM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive
>
> Hello, I have all of my data backed up on an external so this problem
> doesn't seem like a total disaster. This computer is about 6.5 years
> old so I might have to contact Dell to find out if the drive can be
> replaced at all. I'm not really looking forward to having to reinstall
> windows but if that's going to be my best option, I'm going to ask for
> help.
>
> On 9/11/16, Ann Parsons <akp@...> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> My immediate reaction is replace the hard drive ASAP so that you can
>> try to recover your data.  Now, if you're running XP, you may want to
>> use your failing HD as an excuse to get a new system. I don't know
>> the whole story so I can't say.
>>
>> Ann P.
>>
>> --
>> Ann K. Parsons
>> Portal Tutoring
>> ** New EMAIL:  akp@...
>> web site:  http://www.portaltutoring.info
>> Skype: Putertutor
>>
>> "All that is gold does not glitter,
>> Not all those who wander are lost."
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>
>






Re: carlos mpeg program

james <j.hooper3272@...>
 

I got this can you explain what thetalking mpeg is then

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 9:49 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] carlos mpeg program

 

Ah I see.  You said "mpeg program" in the subject so I wasn't sure.  There are several imaging applications, but if you are referring to the free one I have been discussing with Sylvia, that would be Active@ Disk Image Lite and you can download it here from it's homepage.

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

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 11:43 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] carlos mpeg program

 

The program you use to back up or make an image.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 9:43 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] carlos mpeg program

 

Hi James,

 

I'm not sure to which program you are referring.  Could you elaborate?

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

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 11:04 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] carlos mpeg program

 

Can you send me a copy of this carlos thanks.


Re: Accessible disk imaging tool?

Carlos
 

To create a portable copy of Image for Windows, do the following:

1. From the "Start" menu under
TeraByte Unlimited/Image for Windows/V2,
choose
PE Builder Plugin Installer
and run it. Note if you cannot find this item, you will have to run the Image for Windows installer again and make sure that the
"PE Builder - PE plugin builder for BartPE, VistaPE, and Win7RescuePE"
component is checked.

2. From the "PE Builder Type" combo box choose
Any WinBuilder Project's Apps Folder

3. Tab and you should find an edit field which says, "Select the Apps sub-folder of the desired WinBuilder Project's". Use the button after this edit field to browse for a folder where you want to save the portable copy.

4. Enter your name and product key.

5. Enable the
Preserve key for writable media
checkbox.

6. Select the "OK" button. You will now have a portable version of Image for Windows in the folder you selected that you can copy anywhere and use while booted into WinPE.

----- Original Message -----
From: "ann" <tate886@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 11:54 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Accessible disk imaging tool?


hi Carlos,


If you can, written instructions would be nice to have around.


Thanks,

~Ann



On 9/12/2016 11:31 AM, Carlos wrote:
You basically have to create a portable copy of Image for Windows which you can run while booted into the PE. I see that David has already provided you with some tutorials, but if you would like written instructions let me know.
----- Original Message ----- From: "ann" <tate886@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 8:06 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Accessible disk imaging tool?


I love Carlos's Winpe images! but how would you use Image for Windows with the WinPE environment? I've only had experience using it by burning backups to disk since there was no talking pre-install in them there days. I assume you create an Image for Windows boot disk and run it using the WinPE setup or am I wrong?


~Ann




On 9/12/2016 7:03 AM, David Ferrin via Groups.io wrote:
I can verify for certain that using the win PE environment and image for windows it is absolutely accessible from start to finish.

Image for windows has been accessible for almost 9 years already that I have been using the program. Win PE makes it possible to restore from a backup on an external drive, which is a great time and money saver since there is no need to use DVDs any longer.

Thanks again Carlos for building the win PE environment.

-----Original Message----- From: ann
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 6:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Accessible disk imaging tool?

Hi folks,

I'm running Windows 10 64-bit, and using either the NVDA or the Jaws
screen readers. Does anyone know of some good disk imaging tools? I'd
like to make an image copy of my hard drive that I can also restore
without sighted assistance. When I used Windows XP, I used a program
called Image For Windows that allowed me to make the image from within
windows, but I don't know if the newer versions are still accessible or
if it works with Windows10 64-bit systems.

Thanks in advance for any advice,
~Ann




David Ferrin
df7782@yahoo.com






Re: Jonathan Moses podcast on apple Event

Laz
 

LOL! Gotta love that new last name! check your subject line.

Laz

On 9/11/16, Matt <matt.from.florida@gmail.com> wrote:
Well this is his team of Analyst on the Apple event . I think some might
find it interesting! See link below.



http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/281867102-theblindsidepodcast-episode5.m4
a







Thanks,

Matt.from.florida@gmail.com



--
Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Players, Accessible phones,
Bluetooth devices, and accessories
http://www.talkingmp3players.com/
Email: laz@talkingmp3players.com
Phone: 727-498-0121
Skype: lazmesa
Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Talkingmp3players?_rdr


Re: Accessible disk imaging tool?

ann
 

hi Carlos,


If you can, written instructions would be nice to have around.


Thanks,

~Ann

On 9/12/2016 11:31 AM, Carlos wrote:
You basically have to create a portable copy of Image for Windows which you can run while booted into the PE. I see that David has already provided you with some tutorials, but if you would like written instructions let me know.
----- Original Message ----- From: "ann" <tate886@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 8:06 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Accessible disk imaging tool?


I love Carlos's Winpe images! but how would you use Image for Windows with the WinPE environment? I've only had experience using it by burning backups to disk since there was no talking pre-install in them there days. I assume you create an Image for Windows boot disk and run it using the WinPE setup or am I wrong?


~Ann




On 9/12/2016 7:03 AM, David Ferrin via Groups.io wrote:
I can verify for certain that using the win PE environment and image for windows it is absolutely accessible from start to finish.

Image for windows has been accessible for almost 9 years already that I have been using the program. Win PE makes it possible to restore from a backup on an external drive, which is a great time and money saver since there is no need to use DVDs any longer.

Thanks again Carlos for building the win PE environment.

-----Original Message----- From: ann
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 6:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Accessible disk imaging tool?

Hi folks,

I'm running Windows 10 64-bit, and using either the NVDA or the Jaws
screen readers. Does anyone know of some good disk imaging tools? I'd
like to make an image copy of my hard drive that I can also restore
without sighted assistance. When I used Windows XP, I used a program
called Image For Windows that allowed me to make the image from within
windows, but I don't know if the newer versions are still accessible or
if it works with Windows10 64-bit systems.

Thanks in advance for any advice,
~Ann




David Ferrin
df7782@yahoo.com





Article: Google's DeepMind Creates Another Real-World Breakthrough In Synthetic Speech Generation #article

Carlos
 


Re: carlos mpeg program

Carlos
 

Ah I see.  You said "mpeg program" in the subject so I wasn't sure.  There are several imaging applications, but if you are referring to the free one I have been discussing with Sylvia, that would be Active@ Disk Image Lite and you can download it here from it's homepage.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] carlos mpeg program

The program you use to back up or make an image.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 9:43 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] carlos mpeg program

 

Hi James,

 

I'm not sure to which program you are referring.  Could you elaborate?

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

From: James Hooper

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 11:04 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] carlos mpeg program

 

Can you send me a copy of this carlos thanks.


Re: carlos mpeg program

james <j.hooper3272@...>
 

The program you use to back up or make an image.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 9:43 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] carlos mpeg program

 

Hi James,

 

I'm not sure to which program you are referring.  Could you elaborate?

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

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 11:04 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] carlos mpeg program

 

Can you send me a copy of this carlos thanks.


Re: carlos mpeg program

Carlos
 

Hi James,
 
I'm not sure to which program you are referring.  Could you elaborate?

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 11:04 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] carlos mpeg program

Can you send me a copy of this carlos thanks.


Re: Another question regarding system images

Carlos
 

Hi Sylvia,
 
Some imaging applications do have the capability to exclude specific files, but Active@ Disk Image Lite is free and has a limited feature set.  I'm not even sure if the paid version has this capability.  Also, even when an imaging application does have this feature, it is usually not a straight forward procedure since imaging is different than a typical file backup.  Standard backup software is more likely to include such a feature in a straight forward manner.  If you want to make the image smaller, you are better off just deleting large media or data files which you already have backed up somewhere else before creating the image.

----- Original Message -----
From: Sylvia
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 10:19 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Another question regarding system images

Hi Carlos, I was wondering if there is a way to choose the files that should be included in a system image. I’m asking because most of the files that are on my machine are included in my dropbox folder and I could always reupload those at a later time if needed so its probably not necessary to include those in an image. This would essentially decrease the size of the image and would take less time.

Thanks again for all your help.

 

 


Re: Accessible disk imaging tool?

Carlos
 

You basically have to create a portable copy of Image for Windows which you can run while booted into the PE. I see that David has already provided you with some tutorials, but if you would like written instructions let me know.

----- Original Message -----
From: "ann" <tate886@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 8:06 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Accessible disk imaging tool?


I love Carlos's Winpe images! but how would you use Image for Windows with the WinPE environment? I've only had experience using it by burning backups to disk since there was no talking pre-install in them there days. I assume you create an Image for Windows boot disk and run it using the WinPE setup or am I wrong?


~Ann




On 9/12/2016 7:03 AM, David Ferrin via Groups.io wrote:
I can verify for certain that using the win PE environment and image for windows it is absolutely accessible from start to finish.

Image for windows has been accessible for almost 9 years already that I have been using the program. Win PE makes it possible to restore from a backup on an external drive, which is a great time and money saver since there is no need to use DVDs any longer.

Thanks again Carlos for building the win PE environment.

-----Original Message----- From: ann
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 6:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Accessible disk imaging tool?

Hi folks,

I'm running Windows 10 64-bit, and using either the NVDA or the Jaws
screen readers. Does anyone know of some good disk imaging tools? I'd
like to make an image copy of my hard drive that I can also restore
without sighted assistance. When I used Windows XP, I used a program
called Image For Windows that allowed me to make the image from within
windows, but I don't know if the newer versions are still accessible or
if it works with Windows10 64-bit systems.

Thanks in advance for any advice,
~Ann




David Ferrin
df7782@yahoo.com



carlos mpeg program

james <j.hooper3272@...>
 

Can you send me a copy of this carlos thanks.


Mozilla Firefox question.

Carolyn Arnold
 

I loaded Firefox Saturday. Now, when I try to get into it, I get a message that reads “Problem loading page.” What is the problem, please? Another thing, I couldn’t get Google to work right in that I could not get to the place to enter a search – Windows 10, Office 2013, JAWS latest, and Mozilla Firefox.

 

Incidentally, right now, Outlook is doing all the right things, has since the download, so I thought all was going very well.

 

Thanks.

 

Best from,

 

Carolyn

 


Re: Accessible disk imaging tool?

David Ferrin <df7782@...>
 

http://jaws-users.com/audio/

Look under the Utilities heading for image for windows. I have done 6 tutorials and they are all up there for download.

-----Original Message-----
From: ann
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 8:06 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Accessible disk imaging tool?

I love Carlos's Winpe images! but how would you use Image for Windows
with the WinPE environment? I've only had experience using it by burning
backups to disk since there was no talking pre-install in them there
days. I assume you create an Image for Windows boot disk and run it
using the WinPE setup or am I wrong?


~Ann




On 9/12/2016 7:03 AM, David Ferrin via Groups.io wrote:
I can verify for certain that using the win PE environment and image for windows it is absolutely accessible from start to finish.

Image for windows has been accessible for almost 9 years already that I have been using the program. Win PE makes it possible to restore from a backup on an external drive, which is a great time and money saver since there is no need to use DVDs any longer.

Thanks again Carlos for building the win PE environment.

-----Original Message----- From: ann
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 6:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Accessible disk imaging tool?

Hi folks,

I'm running Windows 10 64-bit, and using either the NVDA or the Jaws
screen readers. Does anyone know of some good disk imaging tools? I'd
like to make an image copy of my hard drive that I can also restore
without sighted assistance. When I used Windows XP, I used a program
called Image For Windows that allowed me to make the image from within
windows, but I don't know if the newer versions are still accessible or
if it works with Windows10 64-bit systems.

Thanks in advance for any advice,
~Ann




David Ferrin
df7782@yahoo.com



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Matt
 

In this podcast he talks about the Apple event and the new iphone7 . He also tells why Apple took the headset jack away and it not the reason most think it is! See link to podcast below.

 

http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp4/cdn.twit.tv/video/tnss/tnss0070/tnss0070_h264m_1280x720_1872.mp4

 

 

 

Thanks,

Matt.from.florida@...

 


Another question regarding system images

Sylvia <sylvia0647@...>
 

Hi Carlos, I was wondering if there is a way to choose the files that should be included in a system image. I’m asking because most of the files that are on my machine are included in my dropbox folder and I could always reupload those at a later time if needed so its probably not necessary to include those in an image. This would essentially decrease the size of the image and would take less time.

Thanks again for all your help.

 

 


Re: Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Gerald Levy
 

 
Also, a business grade computer is likely to be more robust and reliable than a consumer grade machine because it is generally built with higher grade components that are designed to withstand the rigors of more demanding operating conditions.
 
Gerald
 
 
 

From: Carlos
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 7:44 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive
 
Many manufacturers are still selling machines running Windows 7, but they are usually categorized as business grade machines.  I don't know if Dell is still selling consumer grade machines running Windows 7.  Although I believe they were still doing so as of last year.  However, from a purchasing point of view, the distinction is almost irrelevant.  The big difference is that a business grade machine will include the Professional edition of Windows 7.
----- Original Message -----
From: Sylvia
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 7:34 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive
 

I wasn’t aware that dell still sold windows7 computers. I might need to do some investigating.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 7:31 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

 

 

I can personally vouch for Computers for the Blind because I am very satisfied with the refurbished Dell desktop they sent me last year, which continues to function well for my purposes.  Another thing to consider is that it is probably easier to upgrade from XP to Windows 7 than from XP to Windows 10.  If you don’t feel comfortable buying a refurbished computer, you can still buy a new computer equipped with Windows 7, which will be supported until January 2020. Dell and other manufacturers  still sell them. 

 

Gerald

 

 

 

From: Gene

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 7:10 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

 

I would recommend against doing more than considering your opinion as tentative at this time.  While it may not be a good idea to buy a refurbished computer from an unknown source, I've heard good things about this organization. 

 

Of course, you are gambling but you are also gambling in replacing the hard drive on your current machine.  In general, heavily used computers are considered past their reliable lifetime once five years have passed since they were new.  Your machine is already older than that.  It may last many years longer or it may not but you are still gambling.

 

In addition, if you are going to buy a new computer or equivalent, manufacturer refurbished machines are a much better buy unless you find a good sale.  Dell, for example, sells manufacturer refurbished machines that are almost new and were returned for some reason, inspected, and brought up to factory specifications if necessary.  and many such machines are not returned because there is anything wrong with them.  The customer just didn't want the machine for some reason.  And manufacturer refurbished machines may actually be more likely to not have defects, because of the inspection they go through. 

 

Returning to the question of computers for the blind, if you get good reports about them, and the machine will meet your needs, is it better to gamble with 100 dollars, or spend perhaps between 350 or 400 dollars on a new machine?  I don't know if the computers from computers for the blind would meet your needs.  But I'm saying that your opinion appears to be an opinion not based on knowledge of such machines and rather a generalization which isn't necessarily valid.

 

Gene

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

From: Sylvia

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 5:56 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

 

Not to be argumentative but I probably wouldn't buy a refurbished pc. You never know how long it will last and if I did buy a new machine, Dell lets you pay in  installments.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 6:52 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

How many times you are talking about those computers? Do all blind people have to get refurbished computers? One can spend their money and get a new one. Even the original poster thought about getting a new one!
You darken my day.

On 9/12/2016 3:37 AM, Gerald Levy wrote:
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> Unless you have an extended warranty from Dell, they won't give you
> the time of day, and it will be up to you to decide whether to replace
> your failing hard drive on your own.  Instead of replacing the bad
> hard drive, you might want to consider acquiring a refurbished
> computer from the Texas-based Computers for the Blind organization
> which makes refurbished Windows 7 desktops and laptops available to
> blind individuals upon request for the nominal fee of $110 or $140,
> respectively.  Because these computers come with JAWS 17 demo and NVDA
> already installed, as well as a bunch of other blind-friendly programs
> like Windows Live Mail and Jarte word processor, getting up and
> running again will be much easier than buying a new computer and
> installing everything from scratch.
>
> Gerald
>
>
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> -----Original Message----- From: Sylvia
> Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:53 PM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive
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> Hello, I have all of my data backed up on an external so this problem
> doesn't seem like a total disaster. This computer is about 6.5 years
> old so I might have to contact Dell to find out if the drive can be
> replaced at all. I'm not really looking forward to having to reinstall
> windows but if that's going to be my best option, I'm going to ask for
> help.
>
> On 9/11/16, Ann Parsons <akp@...> wrote:
>> Hi all,
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>> My immediate reaction is replace the hard drive ASAP so that you can
>> try to recover your data.  Now, if you're running XP, you may want to
>> use your failing HD as an excuse to get a new system. I don't know
>> the whole story so I can't say.
>>
>> Ann P.
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>> --
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>> Portal Tutoring
>> ** New EMAIL:  akp@...
>> web site:  http://www.portaltutoring.info
>> Skype: Putertutor
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>> "All that is gold does not glitter,
>> Not all those who wander are lost."
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