Re: touching the registry was Re: safe mode

Brenda <bjnite@...>

Yep, I realize you said without a goodwindows manual. Even if I had one, my husband and I weren't proficient/confident to apply the info safely.

In the dos days I had good reading vision with special glasses so I was not as timid. But even then I found a way to delete everything on the computer instead of one file.

I will leave serious stuff like registry changes to the more experienced, and knowledgable folks.


On 5/25/2017 10:14 AM, Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) wrote:
Remember my qualification--without a good Windows manual. In the DOS days I didn't mind getting under the hood. I tweaked a program or two with some cookbook instructions, even followed some listings in mags to create some small but useful programs. I remember a book called DOS Power Tools. If you bought it, you got a slew of small utility programs to try. Collections of patches were available from what was then known as Computerized books for the Blind--CBFB. But if there's a good Windows how-to book, I haven't seen it.
-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Brenda
Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:04 AM
Subject: touching the registry was Re: safe mode
Interesting Ted about not touching the registry.
When I was investigating which screen reader to purchase, I got the
windows blue screen of death. The Jaws tech said to change something in
the registry. The Window-Eyes tech told me how to update the video card.
Like you, I knew better than to touch the registry in Windows 7 and
chose Window-eyes. I think now Jaws does something automatically to
make screen settings go to Windows basic, or perhaps the video card
update I did for Window-eyes made the difference, but no issues with Jaws.
Just glad you confirmed myfeeling of not touching the registry.
On 5/25/2017 9:12 AM, Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) wrote:
The headset alternative sounds a wee bit safer. We're not in DOS anymore, and I wouldn't touch the registry without a good Windows manual, and, as far as I know, none exist. Where have you gone, Peter Norton?


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2017 8:30 AM
Subject: Re: safe mode

So you are suggesting hacking the registry to get speech in safe mode? This
is very risky business. How is this accomplished? Please provide explicit,
step-by-step instructions.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jonas Voll
Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2017 8:12 AM
Subject: Re: safe mode

To get sound or audio in safe mode use a registry entry or a USB head set,
to turn on audio!

Jonas Voll
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blind and visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation,
education and research.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of James
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:08 PM
Subject: Re: safe mode

Unless something has drasticly changed between windows 7 and 10, no
screenreader will work in safe mode. This is because without extensive
modification, Windows does not load audio drivers in safe mode. So while the
screenreader may load, you very likely won't get anything out of it.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: May-24-17 5:43 PM
Subject: Re: safe mode

Window Eyes will work in safe mode.

On 5/24/2017 4:38 PM, William Vandervest wrote:
does anybody know if jaws or any other screen reader will work in
win10 safe mode?

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