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Re: help with vip talking latest version

Mike B
 

Howdy Rex,
 
While the message is playing press the, * No *, button for, 8 to 10 seconds.  You can't permanently disable this feature, so whenever this message comes
up you'll have to do this.  Below is a download link for the thermostat's CD in audio & text.
 
https://www.dropbox.com/s/b4uci9o6zhhfbjg/VIP3000%20Audio%20%26%20Text%20Files%20From%20The%20CD.zip?dl=1
 
 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I didn't stop shaking hands because of, COVID-19, I stopped because noone can buy toilet paper!
But, good news!  Due to the hording of toilet paper the LA Times is temporarily changing it's name to:  The Daily Wipe!

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 9:32 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] help with vip talking latest version

I have the latest model of the VIP talking thermostat.  When I press the report button I get the message “your system has run the recommended number of hours call your service provider”.  With the older model there was a way to turn off this alert.  Could someone send me a copy of the manual or help me with turning this alert off?

 

Thanks for any help.

 

rexwisdom@...

 

 

No one is totally worthless; they can always be used as a bad example.

 

 


help with vip talking latest version

rex wisdom
 

I have the latest model of the VIP talking thermostat.  When I press the report button I get the message “your system has run the recommended number of hours call your service provider”.  With the older model there was a way to turn off this alert.  Could someone send me a copy of the manual or help me with turning this alert off?

 

Thanks for any help.

 

rexwisdom@...

 

 

No one is totally worthless; they can always be used as a bad example.

 

 


Re: deleting old installs of windows question

Loy <loyrg2845@...>
 

You said,> but what I think happens is that the old version of Windows
is backed up by copies being made of the files. Then the originals
are used or discarded in the upgrade.
Therefore there should not be remnants.
you said,. You
don't lose programs in an upgrade
You can loose programs during an upgrade from Win 7 to win 10.If there are programs that are installed on the win 7 that are not compatible with win 10, the upgrade does sometimes will delete them and sometimes the upgrade will warn you or ask you to delete them before proceeding with the upgrade

____________
When upgrading your Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10, the previous Windows operating system files are stored to a folder which is called Windows.old. The folder can be used to roll back Windows 10 to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 if there is an error after the upgrade. If it goes well, after installing Windows 10, you also can use this folder to go back to the old system during the first 30 days. If you continue to use the Windows 10, this folder will be removed automatically 30 days later.

If you are satisfied with Windows 10 and want to remove Windows 7 after installing Windows 10, then you can do as the following ways show:

Way 1: In this case, you can choose to delete the Windows.old folder directly to remove Windows 7. Open the system partition in Windows Explorer and find the folder to delete.




Way 2: Use Disk Cleanup to uninstall Windows 7 by deleting previous Windows installation. Do as the following says:

Step 1: Type disk cleanup in the search box of Windows 10 and launch it.

Step 2: When the application is launched, it goes to the drive by default in which your Windows installation is located. Click OK to scan the drive.




Step 3: In the popup window, click Clean up system files to continue.




Step 4: You need to wait for a while during the process of Windows scanning files. Then please scroll down the list and check Previous Windows installation(s) and click OK to delete the files.




When the steps are finished, you can successfully delete Windows 7.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 9:06 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] deleting old installs of windows question


The backup process isn't related to whether any remnants exist. I
would expect that although the old version of Windows is backed up,
that there are files used by Windows that are left or that copies of
are placed in the backup file and the originals left in place. You
don't lose programs in an upgrade and some of those programs may need
files such as dll files that the installation placed on the machine
and possibly in the Windows folder, I don't know. But someone with
sufficient technical knowledge will, I hope discuss this. Certainly,
as another example, the Windows 7 registry would have to be somehow
incorporated in Windows 10 because the programs that were installed
while Windows 7 was being used, would almost all have placed entries
in the registry that are necessary for the programs to run.

In short, while the old Windows is backed up, it isn't the case that
those old files are just removed by backing them up. If they were,
you wouldn't have an upgrade. You would have a completely clean
Windows 10 installation and you would have to reinstall all programs.

Someone with more technical knowledge can say if this statement is
correct, but what I think happens is that the old version of Windows
is backed up by copies being made of the files. Then the originals
are used or discarded in the upgrade.

Gene

On 3/28/20, Loy <loyrg2845@gmail.com> wrote:
With a proper windows 10 upgrade from windows, there should not be remnants

left. Windows put all the old Windows 7 files in the windows old file. If
there are programs on Windows that will not run under windows 10, windows
10 upgrade will delete them or ask you to remove them before upgrading.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:30 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] deleting old installs of windows question


That's different from what is being discussed. That is for reverting
to the version of Windows you had. This is a question about remnants
of the other version of Windows being left on the machine as an
unwanted part of the new Windows version.

Gene

On 3/28/20, Loy <loyrg2845@gmail.com> wrote:
When you upgrade Windows 10, files from the previous version is stored in

a

file called Windows old, in case you wish to go back to previous version

and

after a period of time those files are deleted by Windows.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 6:35 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] deleting old installs of windows question


My view is that if the upgrade is working well, don't worry about it.
If you are having problems, I doubt this kind of tinkering will help
and I doubt it can be reasonably done. How would you know what to
look for among all the possible remnants, if any?
Others may know something I don't, but it seems to me that if you are
satisfied, leave things alone. if not, you may have to have a clean
Windows 10. But you don't have to uninstall the upgrade and then
reinstall Windows. Others will, I hope, comment on this, but I
believe there is a reset option in Windows 10 that willl give you a
completely clean Windows 10 just by running the option.

Gene
On 3/28/20, Keith S <ks.steinbach03@gmail.com> wrote:
My computer originally came with windows 7 or 8, not sure which one.
I
took
the option to upgrade ton windows 10 and a friend did it for me.

I heard that an update of windows from an earlier version can still
have
traces of the old OS installed on it (broken files, files that direct
to
functions that are no longer there)

If this is true, where or how do I uninstall or remove these remnents?

Also, I saw on this list taht when you update jaws, the previous
version

is
still kept installed, incase you need to go back and use an older
version

if
the newer version of jaws is well, glitchy.

How would I go about removing the older versions?


Thanks

Keith












Re: talking radio?

jan howells <gale7978@...>
 

I went on Google. According to Google, Amazon is still selling it and it has 4 stars.


Re: HP preinstalled software question

Monte Single
 

Are there hp items active that you do not want?
If so;
1. open the run dialog with win key plus r,
2. type "msconfig"
3. select the start-up tab and enter.
4. you can use your arrows to move up and down through the list,
5. use the space bar to check or uncheck the items in the list.
Warning; be careful what you unselect. As some of the things in the list of programs are necessary to run your pc.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: March-28-20 4:41 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] HP preinstalled software question

But if this is a new machine, why bother? Will installing a clean version of Windows void the warranty and the return policy? If a new machine has something obviously wrong with it, I wouldn't try to repair or correct the problem. You wouldn't do so with products in general. Why not just return it for something else? Manufactured computers shouldn't have any such problems. The description, taking five minutes to load a web page is completely outside of any expected bahavior.

Gene

On 3/28/20, Rob Hudson <rob_hudson_3182@gmx.com> wrote:
Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
Preinstalled software wouldn't cause this problem. If it did, the
company would be bankrupt unless it did something about it.
To add to this, it certainly isn't helping you, either. Go ahead and
remove it.
There are all kinds of packages preinstalled on these things that you
don't really need, like McAfee and background maintenance services,
and photo packages. If at all possible I suggest doing a fresh, clean
install of w10 from a Microsoft provided iso. Wipe everything and
start clean. That's what I did with my new Dell a couple of weeks ago.




Re: talking radio?

David L Minton, Jr
 

Does anyone have a recording of this radio working? Before I spend the money I would like to hear what it sounds like in the voice on it. Thank you in advance.

On Mar 28, 2020, at 6:35 AM, Gerald Levy via Groups.Io <bwaylimited=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:


Amazon is currently selling the Sangean PR-D17 for $74.53, their lowest price ever:


https://www.amazon.com/Sangean-PR-D17-Portable-Specially-Designed/dp/B07T7CP63M



Gerald



On 3/28/2020 4:07 AM, Fanus wrote:
Look at the Sangean pr-17, it is amazing.
Regards
Fanus


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Billy Inglis
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 9:29 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] talking radio?

hi guys, Looking for a talking radio from Amazon if possible.







Re: an android phone home button problem

lance allison
 

I am not sure on a phone that cheap I guess. but when you hold down the home button and you hear a noise and then it doesn't you don't have to wait for it to speak but you just say turn off TalkBack make a call turn on Bluetooth things like that and it work on your average phones I know that does but I have never heard of that one so I'm not sure. but go into both TalkBack settings and text to speech settings and check all your options and then go into Google assistant and make sure you have your user interface setup to what sounds comfortable or usable for you and then try that it's very customizable so you have to make sure you've got everything turned on and off right sorry


On Sat, Mar 28, 2020, 8:48 PM Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@...> wrote:
Olusegun, thank you for writing.

I hoped the idea you mentioned would work but it didn't.

I have made some calls by moving to Google Assistant. When it opens, I can make a call.

The trouble is that I never am sure that Assistant opens. I get no indication that it opened.

I should have said that I unlock the screen before trying "the magic words."

My phone is by ZTE, called a Blade Force. I was told by some that my phone is terrible, and that it would be best not use a phone which operates on CDMA.

Is there a setting to make? Indeed, is it a useless phone, and that I lost $69, the cost of the phone?

I am sorry if I dumped too much on you and the list.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.  <ukekearuaro@...>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020 5:37 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] an android phone home button problem

>
>
> Joe, can't you just say the "WAKE UP" phrase, "Ok Google or Hey Google,"
> listen for the beep and then issue your instructions to GoogleAssistant? 
>
> Sincerely,
> Olusegun
> Denver, Colorado 
>
>
>
>




Re: an android phone home button problem

Joe Giovanelli
 

Olusegun, thank you for writing.

I hoped the idea you mentioned would work but it didn't.

I have made some calls by moving to Google Assistant. When it opens, I can make a call.

The trouble is that I never am sure that Assistant opens. I get no indication that it opened.

I should have said that I unlock the screen before trying "the magic words."

My phone is by ZTE, called a Blade Force. I was told by some that my phone is terrible, and that it would be best not use a phone which operates on CDMA.

Is there a setting to make? Indeed, is it a useless phone, and that I lost $69, the cost of the phone?

I am sorry if I dumped too much on you and the list.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc. <ukekearuaro@valtdnet.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020 5:37 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] an android phone home button problem



Joe, can't you just say the "WAKE UP" phrase, "Ok Google or Hey Google,"
listen for the beep and then issue your instructions to GoogleAssistant?

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado




Re: deleting old installs of windows question

Gene
 

The backup process isn't related to whether any remnants exist. I
would expect that although the old version of Windows is backed up,
that there are files used by Windows that are left or that copies of
are placed in the backup file and the originals left in place. You
don't lose programs in an upgrade and some of those programs may need
files such as dll files that the installation placed on the machine
and possibly in the Windows folder, I don't know. But someone with
sufficient technical knowledge will, I hope discuss this. Certainly,
as another example, the Windows 7 registry would have to be somehow
incorporated in Windows 10 because the programs that were installed
while Windows 7 was being used, would almost all have placed entries
in the registry that are necessary for the programs to run.

In short, while the old Windows is backed up, it isn't the case that
those old files are just removed by backing them up. If they were,
you wouldn't have an upgrade. You would have a completely clean
Windows 10 installation and you would have to reinstall all programs.

Someone with more technical knowledge can say if this statement is
correct, but what I think happens is that the old version of Windows
is backed up by copies being made of the files. Then the originals
are used or discarded in the upgrade.

Gene

On 3/28/20, Loy <loyrg2845@gmail.com> wrote:
With a proper windows 10 upgrade from windows, there should not be remnants

left. Windows put all the old Windows 7 files in the windows old file. If
there are programs on Windows that will not run under windows 10, windows
10 upgrade will delete them or ask you to remove them before upgrading.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:30 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] deleting old installs of windows question


That's different from what is being discussed. That is for reverting
to the version of Windows you had. This is a question about remnants
of the other version of Windows being left on the machine as an
unwanted part of the new Windows version.

Gene

On 3/28/20, Loy <loyrg2845@gmail.com> wrote:
When you upgrade Windows 10, files from the previous version is stored in

a

file called Windows old, in case you wish to go back to previous version

and

after a period of time those files are deleted by Windows.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 6:35 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] deleting old installs of windows question


My view is that if the upgrade is working well, don't worry about it.
If you are having problems, I doubt this kind of tinkering will help
and I doubt it can be reasonably done. How would you know what to
look for among all the possible remnants, if any?
Others may know something I don't, but it seems to me that if you are
satisfied, leave things alone. if not, you may have to have a clean
Windows 10. But you don't have to uninstall the upgrade and then
reinstall Windows. Others will, I hope, comment on this, but I
believe there is a reset option in Windows 10 that willl give you a
completely clean Windows 10 just by running the option.

Gene
On 3/28/20, Keith S <ks.steinbach03@gmail.com> wrote:
My computer originally came with windows 7 or 8, not sure which one.
I
took
the option to upgrade ton windows 10 and a friend did it for me.

I heard that an update of windows from an earlier version can still
have
traces of the old OS installed on it (broken files, files that direct
to
functions that are no longer there)

If this is true, where or how do I uninstall or remove these remnents?

Also, I saw on this list taht when you update jaws, the previous
version

is
still kept installed, incase you need to go back and use an older
version

if
the newer version of jaws is well, glitchy.

How would I go about removing the older versions?


Thanks

Keith












Re: deleting old installs of windows question

Loy <loyrg2845@...>
 

With a proper windows 10 upgrade from windows, there should not be remnants left. Windows put all the old Windows 7 files in the windows old file. If there are programs on Windows that will not run under windows 10, windows 10 upgrade will delete them or ask you to remove them before upgrading.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:30 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] deleting old installs of windows question


That's different from what is being discussed. That is for reverting
to the version of Windows you had. This is a question about remnants
of the other version of Windows being left on the machine as an
unwanted part of the new Windows version.

Gene

On 3/28/20, Loy <loyrg2845@gmail.com> wrote:
When you upgrade Windows 10, files from the previous version is stored in a

file called Windows old, in case you wish to go back to previous version and

after a period of time those files are deleted by Windows.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 6:35 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] deleting old installs of windows question


My view is that if the upgrade is working well, don't worry about it.
If you are having problems, I doubt this kind of tinkering will help
and I doubt it can be reasonably done. How would you know what to
look for among all the possible remnants, if any?
Others may know something I don't, but it seems to me that if you are
satisfied, leave things alone. if not, you may have to have a clean
Windows 10. But you don't have to uninstall the upgrade and then
reinstall Windows. Others will, I hope, comment on this, but I
believe there is a reset option in Windows 10 that willl give you a
completely clean Windows 10 just by running the option.

Gene
On 3/28/20, Keith S <ks.steinbach03@gmail.com> wrote:
My computer originally came with windows 7 or 8, not sure which one. I
took
the option to upgrade ton windows 10 and a friend did it for me.

I heard that an update of windows from an earlier version can still have
traces of the old OS installed on it (broken files, files that direct to
functions that are no longer there)

If this is true, where or how do I uninstall or remove these remnents?

Also, I saw on this list taht when you update jaws, the previous version

is
still kept installed, incase you need to go back and use an older version

if
the newer version of jaws is well, glitchy.

How would I go about removing the older versions?


Thanks

Keith








Re: Wifi problem

Allen West
 

Thanks Mike,

I'll give it a try.

Allen

On 3/28/20, Allen West via Groups.Io <alwest0324=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
That is what I was thinking. Do you know of a way to recover them?
Thanks

Allen

On 3/28/20, Kerryn Gunness via Groups.Io <k_gunness=yahoo.ca@groups.io>
wrote:
it sounds like the wi fy drivers are missing

----- Original Message -----
From: "Allen West" <alwest0324@gmail.com>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 10:46 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Wifi problem


Hi All,

Recently, we started working from home and assisting our clients over
the phone. Yesterday, I was asked to help someone connect to the
Internet. This has always been a piece of cake until yesterday. I had
her go to Settings, then Network and Internet. I have always found
Wifi to be right after Status. On her computer both Wifi and Airplane
mode are missing from the list.

If anyone has seen this before and found a work around, can you help us.

Thanks

Allen








Re: Another sorce for audio books

Allen West
 

Mary,

Thanks for this. I used to get music and books from emusic.com until
their site became inaccessible. I have not tried them in three years.

Allen

On 3/28/20, Mary Smith <ms0120@mailbox.org> wrote:
Hello, another good source for audiobooks is a site called Downpour.com.
This site is similar to audible but their membership is a bit cheaper.
You can buy credits for $12.99. The nice thing about this site is that
books are available in mp3 format.


The address for this service is:


www.downpour.com





On 2020-03-28 2:57 p.m., Sharon Hooley wrote:
I took a look at Chirpbooks, how there's no subscription service. I
understand there are great deals right now, but when it's over, I highly
recommend subscribing to Audible, if you haven't already, which gives you
credits for many books that would otherwise cost much more. I have a Gold
membership that's around $15 a month, giving me one credit each. Using it
has saved me a lot of money. For example, I could have bought The Word of
Promise dramatized Bible for around $65 from another website, but was able
to download it with one credit, that is, around $15! I believe you can
save even more by getting a year's subscription over $100 for unlimited
access, if not more credits. And I think that many of the books are not
available on BAARD or Bookshare. I agree, though, it's a good idea to
look at these libraries first.

Hth,

Is it hard to communicate, even with hearing aids? Visit
www.CochlearAmericas.com

On Mar 27, 2020, at 12:14 PM, Loy <loyrg2845@gmail.com> wrote:


I just discovered a source for audio books that I had never heard off
before. With all the shelter in place I thought others might need a
source for more books. It is chirp.com They offer audio books at a big
discount. I just purchased a book retail $24.95 for $1.99.






Re: deleting old installs of windows question

Gene
 

That's different from what is being discussed. That is for reverting
to the version of Windows you had. This is a question about remnants
of the other version of Windows being left on the machine as an
unwanted part of the new Windows version.

Gene

On 3/28/20, Loy <loyrg2845@gmail.com> wrote:
When you upgrade Windows 10, files from the previous version is stored in a

file called Windows old, in case you wish to go back to previous version and

after a period of time those files are deleted by Windows.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 6:35 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] deleting old installs of windows question


My view is that if the upgrade is working well, don't worry about it.
If you are having problems, I doubt this kind of tinkering will help
and I doubt it can be reasonably done. How would you know what to
look for among all the possible remnants, if any?
Others may know something I don't, but it seems to me that if you are
satisfied, leave things alone. if not, you may have to have a clean
Windows 10. But you don't have to uninstall the upgrade and then
reinstall Windows. Others will, I hope, comment on this, but I
believe there is a reset option in Windows 10 that willl give you a
completely clean Windows 10 just by running the option.

Gene
On 3/28/20, Keith S <ks.steinbach03@gmail.com> wrote:
My computer originally came with windows 7 or 8, not sure which one. I
took
the option to upgrade ton windows 10 and a friend did it for me.

I heard that an update of windows from an earlier version can still have
traces of the old OS installed on it (broken files, files that direct to
functions that are no longer there)

If this is true, where or how do I uninstall or remove these remnents?

Also, I saw on this list taht when you update jaws, the previous version

is
still kept installed, incase you need to go back and use an older version

if
the newer version of jaws is well, glitchy.

How would I go about removing the older versions?


Thanks

Keith








Re: deleting old installs of windows question

Loy <loyrg2845@...>
 

When you upgrade Windows 10, files from the previous version is stored in a file called Windows old, in case you wish to go back to previous version and after a period of time those files are deleted by Windows.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 6:35 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] deleting old installs of windows question


My view is that if the upgrade is working well, don't worry about it.
If you are having problems, I doubt this kind of tinkering will help
and I doubt it can be reasonably done. How would you know what to
look for among all the possible remnants, if any?
Others may know something I don't, but it seems to me that if you are
satisfied, leave things alone. if not, you may have to have a clean
Windows 10. But you don't have to uninstall the upgrade and then
reinstall Windows. Others will, I hope, comment on this, but I
believe there is a reset option in Windows 10 that willl give you a
completely clean Windows 10 just by running the option.

Gene
On 3/28/20, Keith S <ks.steinbach03@gmail.com> wrote:
My computer originally came with windows 7 or 8, not sure which one. I took
the option to upgrade ton windows 10 and a friend did it for me.

I heard that an update of windows from an earlier version can still have
traces of the old OS installed on it (broken files, files that direct to
functions that are no longer there)

If this is true, where or how do I uninstall or remove these remnents?

Also, I saw on this list taht when you update jaws, the previous version is
still kept installed, incase you need to go back and use an older version if
the newer version of jaws is well, glitchy.

How would I go about removing the older versions?


Thanks

Keith




Re: Another sorce for audio books

Mary Smith
 

Hello, another good source for audiobooks is a site called Downpour.com. This site is similar to audible but their membership is a bit cheaper. You can buy credits for $12.99. The nice thing about this site is that books are available in mp3 format.


The address for this service is:


www.downpour.com

On 2020-03-28 2:57 p.m., Sharon Hooley wrote:
I took a look at Chirpbooks, how there's no subscription service. I understand there are great deals right now, but when it's over, I highly recommend subscribing to Audible, if you haven't already, which gives you credits for many books that would otherwise cost much more. I have a Gold membership that's around $15 a month, giving me one credit each. Using it has saved me a lot of money. For example, I could have bought The Word of Promise dramatized Bible for around $65 from another website, but was able to download it with one credit, that is, around $15! I believe you can save even more by getting a year's subscription over $100 for unlimited access, if not more credits. And I think that many of the books are not available on BAARD or Bookshare. I agree, though, it's a good idea to look at these libraries first.

Hth,

Is it hard to communicate, even with hearing aids? Visit
www.CochlearAmericas.com

On Mar 27, 2020, at 12:14 PM, Loy <loyrg2845@gmail.com> wrote:


I just discovered a source for audio books that I had never heard off before. With all the shelter in place I thought others might need a source for more books. It is chirp.com They offer audio books at a big discount. I just purchased a book retail $24.95 for $1.99.


Re: HP preinstalled software question

Gene
 

But if this is a new machine, why bother? Will installing a clean
version of Windows void the warranty and the return policy? If a new
machine has something obviously wrong with it, I wouldn't try to
repair or correct the problem. You wouldn't do so with products in
general. Why not just return it for something else? Manufactured
computers shouldn't have any such problems. The description, taking
five minutes to load a web page is completely outside of any expected
bahavior.

Gene

On 3/28/20, Rob Hudson <rob_hudson_3182@gmx.com> wrote:
Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
Preinstalled software wouldn't cause this problem. If it did, the
company would be bankrupt unless it did something about it.
To add to this, it certainly isn't helping you, either. Go ahead and remove
it.
There are all kinds of packages preinstalled on these things that you don't
really need, like McAfee and background maintenance services, and photo
packages. If at all possible I suggest doing a fresh, clean install of w10
from a Microsoft provided iso. Wipe everything and start clean. That's what
I did with my new Dell a couple of weeks ago.




Re: deleting old installs of windows question

Gene
 

My view is that if the upgrade is working well, don't worry about it.
If you are having problems, I doubt this kind of tinkering will help
and I doubt it can be reasonably done. How would you know what to
look for among all the possible remnants, if any?
Others may know something I don't, but it seems to me that if you are
satisfied, leave things alone. if not, you may have to have a clean
Windows 10. But you don't have to uninstall the upgrade and then
reinstall Windows. Others will, I hope, comment on this, but I
believe there is a reset option in Windows 10 that willl give you a
completely clean Windows 10 just by running the option.

Gene

On 3/28/20, Keith S <ks.steinbach03@gmail.com> wrote:
My computer originally came with windows 7 or 8, not sure which one. I took
the option to upgrade ton windows 10 and a friend did it for me.

I heard that an update of windows from an earlier version can still have
traces of the old OS installed on it (broken files, files that direct to
functions that are no longer there)

If this is true, where or how do I uninstall or remove these remnents?

Also, I saw on this list taht when you update jaws, the previous version is
still kept installed, incase you need to go back and use an older version if
the newer version of jaws is well, glitchy.

How would I go about removing the older versions?


Thanks

Keith




Re: an android phone home button problem

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Joe, can't you just say the "WAKE UP" phrase, "Ok Google or Hey Google,"
listen for the beep and then issue your instructions to GoogleAssistant?

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Wifi problem

Mike B
 


Try going into Control panel / Device manager and find the wireless card in there and check the driver status.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I didn't stop shaking hands because of, COVID-19, I stopped because noone can buy toilet paper!
But, good news!  Due to the hording of toilet paper the LA Times is temporarily changing it's name to:  The Daily Wipe!

----- Original Message -----
From: Allen West
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:06 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Wifi problem

That is what I was thinking. Do you know of a way to recover them?
Thanks

Allen

On 3/28/20, Kerryn Gunness via Groups.Io <k_gunness@...> wrote:
> it sounds like the wi fy drivers are missing
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Allen West" <alwest0324@...>
> To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
> Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 10:46 AM
> Subject: [TechTalk] Wifi problem
>
>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> Recently, we started working from home and assisting our clients over
>> the phone. Yesterday, I was asked to help someone connect to the
>> Internet. This has always been a piece of cake until yesterday. I had
>> her go to Settings, then Network and Internet. I have always found
>> Wifi to be right after Status. On her computer both Wifi and Airplane
>> mode are missing from the list.
>>
>> If anyone has seen this before and found a work around, can you help us.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Allen
>>
>>
>>
>
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>
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>



an android phone home button problem

Joe Giovanelli
 

Good afternoon,

I have an Android phone and am relatively new to the smart phone world.

I was told that if Google Assistant is set up and Talkback is running that I could press Home for a couple of seconds. After releasing it, I could ask Assistant to make a call. It doesn't happen.

I'm wondering if it is pilot error or if there is something which must be set correctly in order for this feature to work. Perhaps my information was wrong and that it does not work.

I'd appreciate it anyone has a clue about this.

Thank you very much.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY

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