Sounds like a
lot of good advice for folks out there.
talking installer for Windows 10, not sure if there is one
out there labeled that but my understanding is the latest
Wind 10 release offers talk from Narrator almost instantly.
What I hear is when booting from an optical drive, or more
common these days a flash drive, after the first automatic
boot, one can press win key plus ctrl key and enter to get
speech from narrator to complete the install. I have not
used this yet but am planning on trying this weekend when I
set my new Intel NUC7i5bnh barebones kit up. Just need to
install the SSD and memory first. I’m curious to find this
of all, you cannot format the system drive on any Windows
computer while you are running a Windows session.
is not just a question of formatting a system drive in
order to remove an installation of Windows from a system
drive. You also need to delete the existing partition as
well, especially if you intend installing a new version of
Windows on the same drive.
if you wish to use the existing drive as a data drive, I
would suggest deleting the old partition, creating a new
partition and, of course, formatting the new partition.
you need to recondition the system drive for a computer
running Windows, you will probably need to remove the
system drive from the particular computer, place it into a
caddy, connect the caddy to another computer, then, if it
is a computer running Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or
10, you will need to use the Partition Manager, to
delete/remove the old partition.
should wait until the computer running Windows you are
going to use, is at the Desktop, before switching on the
USB caddy device containing the hard drive on which you
wish to delete to partition.
would strongly recommend not connecting the drive directly
to another computer's motherboard and then starting that
computer. It is possible that elements from the version of
Windows on the drive from the other computer, might affect
the Windows installed on the host computer. This might
also be true, if you turn on the USB caddy device before
turning on the Host computer.
you are intending to install Windows 7, you can use the
talking install program to do that. As far as I know,
there is not a talking installation method for
installing Windows 8 or 8.1. There may be a talking
install for Windows 10 but, I haven't come across one as
yet , despite performing many internet searches.
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Saturday, August 12, 2017 2:57 AM
Erasing a computer's data
What’s the simplest way to erase or at
the very least format a computer, an old XP machine?
Might I simply type format c: from the
All the best, Brian