Assuming that you are using a newer version of Image For
Windows, does IFW still incorporate the Narrator Screen reader on its recovery
My version of Image for Windows is around 6years old.
My version of IFW itself will make you a recovery disk that includes the
Microsoft screen reader, Narrator. So a blind person can use
speech during a recovery.
However, one would still have to memorize the steps to get
their particular PC to boot off of that bootable USB recovery
disk. It is also possible to get a sighted person to make a one time
change in the boot sequence in the BIOS so the computer will always boot from
any USB device that may be inserted during PC start up.
I have needed to make several emergency recovery’s over the
years because Windows was too corrupted to even boot. One time I
restored my complete system on to a brand new drive with no problems.
IFW never let me down.
I paid around $40.00, around 6 years ago for my copy.
The do have a 30 day trial version.
I just wonder if Narrator still comes with
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
On Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2021 6:05
Subject: Re: create a system
I use Image for
Windows, produced by Terabyte. You get a 30 day trial, then you need to
purchase a license, to go on using the program. I do not think the purchase
price is that expensive, probably about 50 dollars,
As far as I know,
there are 2 versions of a Talking Windoes Preinstall Environment (TWPE). One
produced by Brian Smart for Windows 7 and another by someone by the name of
Carlos, sorry I do not know his last name, for Windows 10. Once you boot
into either TWPE, hopefully You should be able to run Macrium
Reflect Free, to restore a previously created image to your system
drive, using NVDA to speak the prompts and menues.
I use Brian Smart's Windows 7 TWPE and the Image for
Windows restore utility, to restore images. I use this TWPE because, I
find that it boots faster, an it definitely shuts down the computer correctly,
when you have finished restoring an image or, when you have finished using the
TWPE for any other reason.
When I have used Carlos's TWPE, I have found that when you
shut down the computer, it occasionally hangs, and you need to press and hold
the power button, until the system switches off.
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Sent: Wednesday, April
14, 2021 3:54 AM
Subject: Re: create a
Will it run within Win PE?
On 4/13/2021 5:04 PM, Brian Vogel
On Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 07:58 PM, Alan Lemly
I did need a bit of sighted help to
Which is true of the vast majority of
backup/restore software because the restore process takes place without
Windows itself actually being running, meaning there is no screen reader
Most of my sighted clients have no idea how to
do a restore even if they wanted to, but several have been very, very
thankful indeed that they had a backup that they'd taken on a regular
cycle when they had storage failure (whether HDD or SSD) but had to have
me do the actual restore. It sure as heck beats losing all the data
one acquires over years on most computer systems!
Brian - Windows
10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042
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