moderated Re: Accessible System Backup Image software, (WAS) the latest update to jaws 2020 giving me a fit
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That recovery disk would be the same thing as Win PE.
That is basically what microsoft provides in Win PE.
But the talking one has NVDA instead of Narrator and extra tools that are not Microsoft tools.
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From: James Bentley
Sent: Friday, May 08, 2020 12:55 PM
Subject: Re: Accessible System Backup Image software, (WAS) the latest update to jaws 2020 giving me a fit
There is an option in the Image for Windows menus to create an IFW recovery boot disk.
Yes, this recovery disk includes Narrator which can be activated by typing Control+Windows+enter. And, this allows a blind person to do the restore of a previously created backup image.
I made this disk on a thumb drive a long time ago. I do not remember the steps and I remember it gave me a lot of trouble before I kind of accidently got it done. If the directions are not clear to you, maybe someone can offer assistance. But, if you buy IFW, you will have Narrator available on the recovery disk.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
On Behalf Of Richard Turner
I, for one, would appreciate a bsic tutorial from installing the software to doing a system backup, which I gather automatically includes Narrator for restoring, is that correct?
"There's a nap for that." - an anonymous cat in a window in Portland, Oregon.
No, it was quick and painless. I have unchecked the components I know I wont need. If there’s a need for such a tutorial,. I am more than happy to help
That was quick. It took me forever to learn just enough to backup and recover my laptops.
As you become more acquainted with the complexities of IFW, maybe you will share what you have discovered.
Did you have any problems with the multitude of questions ask during installation?
I actually like IFW and I gained understanding of the software just some minutes after starting to use it, so I can try and record a solution.
Greetings to Cihan Yazici and list,
I sure wish that I had the skill and ability to create a tutorial or pod cast to assist others with using Image for Windows. However, I do not.
IFW is extremely complicated for me. Everything from installation of the software to its use under many varying circumstances make creating a useful tutorial or podcast beyond my communication and current PC skills. I have tried to share as many tips as possible and Hopefully, there are others who can share additional information so that new users of IFW or other backup options can learn how to do image backups of their computers.
I have reviewed the program you suggested.
I had difficulty using it because its interface and settings are so many.
I wonder if our friends using this program can prepare a narration for us?
I think it would be nice if they told us the important settings for us at least.
love to all of you.
With Image for Windows Version 3… some of the check boxes in settings are checked by default and some are not. Routing the Jaws cursor to the PC will cause Jaws to anounce the status of check boxes. Note, in some places in the menus, you get a plus sign to let you know that something got added instead of a check box.
With the exceptions below, I recommend that you use the default settings if you are just trying to back up your Primary/C drive.
I always check the accessible check box. I also check the completion alarm so I know when the job is finished. There will be a few other check boxes and settings that are easy to understand and checking them is optional. But, I wouldn’t change any setting unless I was certain that I know exactly what I am doing.
I also check both the verification and the byte per byte verification. IFW will remember these settings if you answer yes to the prompt that ask if you want to save the settings.
IFW is an extremely complicated and powerful software suite and I never make additional changes and it has always worked for me. My backups are verified. And, around 6 times now, I have restored backups.
Once, I restored a backup that was created back when I was using Jaws Version 12 just to see if it would work. It did. It was strange to look at files and emails and an OS. that were over 5 years old.
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As you know, the check boxes on the items to which you are referring, , are not spoken by Jaws when you use the SPACE BAR, to either check or uncheck the items. By default, all the check boxes are unchecked. Once you have highlighted an item and tapped the SPACE BAR, to check it, route the JAWS cursor to the PC cursor, then, use the Read Current Line command and JAWS will announce whether the item is checked or not.