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Sending attachments Outlook 2016

Laura Richardson
 

Hello,

 

I would like to send an email and attach a file from my documents …… I’m using Jaws 18 and Outlook 2016.

 

Would somebody please tell me how to do this? …… Thank you for any help.

 

Laura

 


Re: Copying content information from an internet site

CJ &AA MAY
 

This method works but be warned that when you paste it into another
document, all the web formatting will be there.
Alison

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Palmer Loux
Sent: 05 February 2019 13:03
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Copying content information from an internet site

Thanks Mike!
On Feb 2, 2019, at 7:20 AM, Mike Rogers <harpman9@gmail.com> wrote:

I'm not great at using any aspect of the computer, but just copied a long
page from a site. I hit the home key to get to the beginning of the first
line. Then use shift, down arrow to copy each line, then control C to copy.
Using latest Jaws and winddows 10.

********************************

www.harmonicaworkshops.com



On Fri, 1 Feb 2019 15:08:47 -0500
"Palmer Loux" <plmrlx@gmail.com> wrote:

Good morning friends,

Is there an easy fool proof way to copy content information from an
internet site? I realize that web sites behave differently. So if
there is more than one way to do that I would be interested.

Stay warm out there

Palmer from Philly






--
Palmer from CBVI


Re: mark as read

 

Michael,

          After enabling Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts you can also select all unread conversations in one fell swoop with *+u  (which is really a 3-key press SHIFT+8+U, since I don't know of any keyboards where the asterisk is a lowercase character).  Then you can use the previously mentioned keyboard shortcut to mark them all as read.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

         ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


Re: mark as read

 

Do you have Gmail keyboard shortcuts enabled?

If so, after you've selected all the messages/conversations you wish to mark as read, you can then hit SHIFT+i to mark them all as read.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

         ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


mark as read

Michael Munn
 

Dear Fellow Jaws users, This is Michael. I have a question here about using Gmail Web page with Jaws Screen Reader. Currently I have 86 emails cluttered in my Inbox and I want to read all of them with a press of button. Are there a command to do this? iPhone have this ability in their mail app. 
All comments are greatly appreciate it.
Best Regards 
Michael Munn 

Michael Munn
Member: Virginia Association of Blind students
 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia   www.nfbv.org
Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students
National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland www.nfbmd.org
Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind



Re: Outlook sound question

Marty Hutchings
 

Donna, Are you able to hear any other sounds apart from JAWS from your computer?
It may be that the Windows Mixer volume is down for Windows system sounds.


Love in Christ
Marty
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Ephesians 6:12, 13

-----Original Message-----
From: Wideman, Donna J
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 2:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Outlook sound question

Hello all,
I have been trying to set sounds on my work outlook account without success. I have verified all of the options within the outlook app and set all of the sound preferences from the control panel/sounds.
I cannot get the reminder for calendar to make a sound as well as it does not pop up in the forefront when an appointment is due.
As well, I do not get a sound when a new email arrives.
I am using Jaws 2018 with windows 10.
Does anyone have any ideas?
Thanks
Donna


Re: Outlook sound question

Van Lant, Robin
 

Likewise, go to the Mail tab of the Options dialog and be sure that the "Play a sound" when new messages arrive option is checked. It sounds to me like you are looking in JAWS for these settings, but they are Outlook settings.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david
Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 2:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook sound question

Turn reminder sounds on or off

1. Choose the File tab.
alt+f=file,
2. Choose Options.
t=options,
3. Choose Advanced.
a=advance,
4. Under Reminders, select or clear the Play reminders sound check box. If you choose to play a reminder sound, you can either use the default sound file
or choose Browse using the tab-key to select sound file that you want to play.

hope this helps.

The impossible is the untried, Never under estimate the power of a dream.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Wideman, Donna J
Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 3:34 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Outlook sound question

Hello all,
I have been trying to set sounds on my work outlook account without success. I have verified all of the options within the outlook app and set all of the sound preferences from the control panel/sounds.
I cannot get the reminder for calendar to make a sound as well as it does not pop up in the forefront when an appointment is due.
As well, I do not get a sound when a new email arrives.
I am using Jaws 2018 with windows 10.
Does anyone have any ideas?
Thanks
Donna

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 11:59 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS reading a foreign language

It could also be because whoever typed out whatever it is you're trying to read did so with the word processor settings to that foreign language.


Cristóbal

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gaylen Kapperman
Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 7:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS reading a foreign language

The English content has been tagged for the foreign language and JAWS has an option for detecting languages. If you turn language detect off, JAWS will read the English as English and not as a foreign language.
Gaylen Kapperman


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of turab chimthanawala
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 4:06 AM
To: jfw
Subject: JAWS reading a foreign language

Hi all,
I use Jaws 2018 on a Windows 10 machine and Office 13.
In a couple of word documents, which are in clear English, Jaws reads the contents in a foreign language.
The problem persists even if I copy the same to a new document.
Any idea why this is happening?
Also any work around to get rid of the same? (apart from routing through notepad) Thanking you Best Turab











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Re: Outlook sound question

david
 

Turn reminder sounds on or off

1. Choose the File tab.
alt+f=file,
2. Choose Options.
t=options,
3. Choose Advanced.
a=advance,
4. Under Reminders, select or clear the Play reminders sound check box. If you choose to play a reminder sound, you can either use the default sound file
or choose Browse using the tab-key to select sound file that you want to play.

hope this helps.

The impossible is the untried, Never under estimate the power of a dream.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Wideman, Donna J
Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 3:34 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Outlook sound question

Hello all,
I have been trying to set sounds on my work outlook account without success. I have verified all of the options within the outlook app and set all of the sound preferences from the control panel/sounds.
I cannot get the reminder for calendar to make a sound as well as it does not pop up in the forefront when an appointment is due.
As well, I do not get a sound when a new email arrives.
I am using Jaws 2018 with windows 10.
Does anyone have any ideas?
Thanks
Donna

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 11:59 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS reading a foreign language

It could also be because whoever typed out whatever it is you're trying to read did so with the word processor settings to that foreign language.


Cristóbal

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gaylen Kapperman
Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 7:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS reading a foreign language

The English content has been tagged for the foreign language and JAWS has an option for detecting languages. If you turn language detect off, JAWS will read the English as English and not as a foreign language.
Gaylen Kapperman


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of turab chimthanawala
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 4:06 AM
To: jfw
Subject: JAWS reading a foreign language

Hi all,
I use Jaws 2018 on a Windows 10 machine and Office 13.
In a couple of word documents, which are in clear English, Jaws reads the contents in a foreign language.
The problem persists even if I copy the same to a new document.
Any idea why this is happening?
Also any work around to get rid of the same? (apart from routing through notepad) Thanking you Best Turab











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Re: Outlook sound question

david
 

Hello; what you could try is, create a sound rule, which will play a sound when you receive messages,

******

1, open outlook;

2,, Press the applications key, now press the letters S&l,
this will allow you to create new rule,
so, tab press enter on,
create new rule button,
3, now your into step 1 of creating the new rule for sound,
press the en-key on your computer,
now press up arrow until you hear;
Apply rule on messages I receive
now you need to go to next button, alt+n,


4, now your on step 2, this is the conditions,
you don't make change here, just simply press alt+n=nexxt,
you will see the following screen;
Microsoft Outlook
This rule will be applied to every message you receive. Is this correct?
Yes No
you obviously need to choose yes,


5, your now into step 3 applying actions,
press the end-key,
up-arrow until you hear;
play a sound, press spacebar to check this item,
tab once, down arrow, and press enter to go into the browse to find a sound,
now it gets farely tricky, you need to tab until you get to the sshell folder view, which will show a list of sounds,
select your sound,
press enter,
alt+n=next button,
now you will see/hear that your choice of sound has been selected,

tab go to finish button, you will hear your sound and a ok button, press enter.
your sound rule has been created.
now you should hear sounds ok.

let me know if this helps.

The impossible is the untried, Never under estimate the power of a dream.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Wideman, Donna J
Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 3:34 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Outlook sound question

Hello all,
I have been trying to set sounds on my work outlook account without success. I have verified all of the options within the outlook app and set all of the sound preferences from the control panel/sounds.
I cannot get the reminder for calendar to make a sound as well as it does not pop up in the forefront when an appointment is due.
As well, I do not get a sound when a new email arrives.
I am using Jaws 2018 with windows 10.
Does anyone have any ideas?
Thanks
Donna

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 11:59 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS reading a foreign language

It could also be because whoever typed out whatever it is you're trying to read did so with the word processor settings to that foreign language.


Cristóbal

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gaylen Kapperman
Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 7:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS reading a foreign language

The English content has been tagged for the foreign language and JAWS has an option for detecting languages. If you turn language detect off, JAWS will read the English as English and not as a foreign language.
Gaylen Kapperman


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of turab chimthanawala
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 4:06 AM
To: jfw
Subject: JAWS reading a foreign language

Hi all,
I use Jaws 2018 on a Windows 10 machine and Office 13.
In a couple of word documents, which are in clear English, Jaws reads the contents in a foreign language.
The problem persists even if I copy the same to a new document.
Any idea why this is happening?
Also any work around to get rid of the same? (apart from routing through notepad) Thanking you Best Turab











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Outlook sound question

Wideman, Donna J
 

Hello all,
I have been trying to set sounds on my work outlook account without success. I have verified all of the options within the outlook app and set all of the sound preferences from the control panel/sounds.
I cannot get the reminder for calendar to make a sound as well as it does not pop up in the forefront when an appointment is due.
As well, I do not get a sound when a new email arrives.
I am using Jaws 2018 with windows 10.
Does anyone have any ideas?
Thanks
Donna

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 11:59 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS reading a foreign language

It could also be because whoever typed out whatever it is you're trying to read did so with the word processor settings to that foreign language.


Cristóbal

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gaylen Kapperman
Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 7:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS reading a foreign language

The English content has been tagged for the foreign language and JAWS has an option for detecting languages. If you turn language detect off, JAWS will read the English as English and not as a foreign language.
Gaylen Kapperman


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of turab chimthanawala
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 4:06 AM
To: jfw
Subject: JAWS reading a foreign language

Hi all,
I use Jaws 2018 on a Windows 10 machine and Office 13.
In a couple of word documents, which are in clear English, Jaws reads the contents in a foreign language.
The problem persists even if I copy the same to a new document.
Any idea why this is happening?
Also any work around to get rid of the same? (apart from routing through notepad) Thanking you Best Turab











________________________________

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Re: JAWS reading a foreign language

Cristóbal
 

It could also be because whoever typed out whatever it is you're trying to read did so with the word processor settings to that foreign language.


Cristóbal

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gaylen Kapperman
Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 7:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS reading a foreign language

The English content has been tagged for the foreign language and JAWS has an option for detecting languages. If you turn language detect off, JAWS will read the English as English and not as a foreign language.
Gaylen Kapperman


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of turab chimthanawala
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 4:06 AM
To: jfw
Subject: JAWS reading a foreign language

Hi all,
I use Jaws 2018 on a Windows 10 machine and Office 13.
In a couple of word documents, which are in clear English, Jaws reads the contents in a foreign language.
The problem persists even if I copy the same to a new document.
Any idea why this is happening?
Also any work around to get rid of the same? (apart from routing through notepad) Thanking you Best Turab


Re: JAWS reading a foreign language

Gaylen Kapperman
 

The English content has been tagged for the foreign language and JAWS has an option for detecting languages. If you turn language detect off, JAWS will read the English as English and not as a foreign language.
Gaylen Kapperman

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of turab chimthanawala
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 4:06 AM
To: jfw
Subject: JAWS reading a foreign language

Hi all,
I use Jaws 2018 on a Windows 10 machine and Office 13.
In a couple of word documents, which are in clear English, Jaws reads the contents in a foreign language.
The problem persists even if I copy the same to a new document.
Any idea why this is happening?
Also any work around to get rid of the same? (apart from routing through notepad) Thanking you Best Turab


Re: Processor speed

Chris Hill
 

Hello.


I didn't know about the side-effect of disabling search indexing.  I used to always disable it on older systems, but I haven't bothered in a while.  If I have to use search, my chances of actually finding the item are probably pretty slim anyway.


You may have a point on the write caching.  I'll have to give that one a try.



On 2/5/2019 03:19, Steve Nutt wrote:

Hi Chris,

 

I have indeed disabled Prefetch and Superfetch.

 

I saw another article on TomsHardware about it, but I disagree with them on one point.  They say disable search indexing.  If you do that, you have to manually press the submit search button and it’s tedious, so I re-enabled that, but Superfetch and Prefetch are gone from my systems.

 

I also recommend right clicking the SSD, going to Properties and disabling write caching, since this again, takes up more RAM than necessary.  This is on the Policies tab.  Caching is pretty much pointless on an SSD.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: 04 February 2019 15:25
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Processor speed

 

Here is an article on it:

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-superfetch-prefetch-ssd

 

They claim that windows will do this automatically if you install an ssd.  I've installed three ssd's and windows 10 doesn't seem to do it automatically.  It might be different with a new install of windows, but if you are putting your old operating system onto your new ssd, you should probably at least check to make sure prefetch and superfetch are disabled.

 

 

On 2/4/2019 08:23, Steve Nutt wrote:

Hi,

 

I don’t believe it does.  Where do you go to turn those off?

 

Thanks.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: 04 February 2019 13:18
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Processor speed

 

Ideally, superfetch and prefetch should be turned off in the registry after the operating system is moved to a ssd, I don't believe Macrium Reflect  will do that for you., if it does that would save some steps.

 

On 2/4/2019 03:02, Steve Nutt wrote:

Hi,

 

No need to monkey with the registry, just use Macrium Reflect which is free, and image the drive.  I put an SSD into my old laptop the other day, and the speed is amazing.

 

All the best

 

Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: 04 February 2019 00:41
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Processor speed

 

Actually, if the person doing the swapping knows what they are about, the windows, programs and all the data can be easily copied.  All one need do is to change a couple of registry settings so windows treats the ssd properly once the new drive is installed.  You make good points on the ease of dismantling the machine.  If I was him, I wouldn't even bother with best buy, find a local place that works on stuff and has a good reputation, you're more likely to get someone who will do the job right and put in the necessary time.

 

 

On 2/3/2019 17:15, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:

That is a fairly generic 1Tb 2.5 inch laptop hard drive with 32Mb of Cache and 5,400 RPM (revolutions per minute).

I can see that after a little over 3 years this is not going to be the fastest, as I said before and now that it is confirmed you have a regular hard drive, you would get the most speed boost out of replacing this with a solid state drive. You would have to see how much space of this you use, but you would most likely want a 512Gb SSD, it is half the size of your current drive, but as far as what you get for your buck this is pretty much where the sweet spot is now. If you go to 240Gb you may run into space issues and you only save maybe $30 or $40, but if you want a 1Tb SSD (same size as what you have now) you’ll pay double of what a 512Gb costs, prices are constantly coming down and in a couple of years you’ll probably be able to buy a 1Tb for the same price as a 512Gb now, but that won’t do you any good. Of course you can just put up with longer boot times and loading times of applications and keep it the way it is. You would have to check anyways if this laptop you have can even be easily opened up, some of these convertible tablets/laptop thingies are sealed and changing components is not easily possible. Then of course there is the consideration whether it is worth putting $100 or $150 into it, I assume you can’t switch the drives out yourself and I have no idea what a place like Best Buy would charge for that. Keep in mind that you want to make sure you have a good backup of all your data and that whatever applications you have are available for a fresh install either by download or that you have the installers on a USB stick. If you change drives you start out with a fresh install of Windows which if you are comfortable with it you can do yourself with Narrator, then you have to install Jaws or NVDA (whatever you use) and after that install things like Chrome and/or Firefox, Office, iTunes or whatever applications you use. Depending on how much user data you have on your current hard drive you could copy it to an external hard drive first. You can get a 1Tb external drive in the States probably for $50 or $60 so not such a big expense and it is something you then have and can continue to use.

 

As for David’s comments on RAM, whether you buy a laptop or other computer, they do come with whatever RAM is supported by your CPU. You could not put DDR 4 RAM into your laptop which I am quite sure has and can only take DDR 3 RAM. If you have a custom system built you want to of course make sure you get the best RAM possible for your processor and motherboard at the time, beyond that RAM speed is not really a big issue and how much cache a hard drive has is also a lot less important than whether you have a hard drive or SSD.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael Munn
Sent: Sunday, February 3, 2019 1:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Processor speed

 

Here is the information about the drive of this laptop:

 HGST HTS541010A7E630

 

I got this from the disc and Drive section of the device manager.

Thanks 

best regards 

Michael munn 

 

Michael Munn

Member: Virginia Association of Blind students

 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia   www.nfbv.org

Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students

National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland www.nfbmd.org

Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind

 

 

 

On Sun, Feb 3, 2019 at 3:44 PM David Ingram <dingram269@...> wrote:

along the lines of talking about the processer speed, it also should be noted about the size of the hard drive cache, also you can't forget that the faster the processer speed the ram speed might have something to do with the speed as well.  as an example the faster processers of today need the faster ram like ddr4 ram if i'm not mistaken.

-----Original Message-----
From: Feliciano G
Sent: Feb 2, 2019 5:15 PM
To: "main@jfw.groups.io"
Subject: Re: Processor speed

Hi Michael, 

the start up speed is due to the type of hard drive that you have. There are hard drives with lower revolutions per minute and higher  revolutions per minute and then there are solid state drives which are quicker. There are settings that can be adjusted to change how your windows machine loads.

 

Regards,

Feliciano

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On Feb 2, 2019, at 2:53 PM, Chris Hill <hillco@...> wrote:

Well, don't give up.  If the slow machine doesn't have one (most likely) you should consider having a solid state drive (ssd) installed.  Your boot speed will go up a lot.  You can often get away with a much smaller drive if you aren't using all of what you have.  I went from a 1tb drive on my old laptop to a 512gb ssd.  At that time, 1tb was more than i wanted to spend.  It helped a lot.  I eventually took that drive and put it in my wife's machine and gave up on my 8-year-old laptop, it was way slower than what you have.

 

Good luck.

 

CH

 

On 2/2/2019 16:49, Michael Munn wrote:

Thanks all. Yes the start up time really drive's me crazy. I used two different computers, one of them is faster then the other. I just want to know the information of the speed.

Thanks for answering my question.

Best regards

Michael Munn 

 

Michael Munn

Member: Virginia Association of Blind students

 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia   www.nfbv.org

Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students

National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland www.nfbmd.org

Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind

 

 

 

On Sat, Feb 2, 2019 at 3:37 PM Jason White via Groups.Io <jason=jasonjgw.net@groups.io> wrote:

If applications are running more slowly than you would like, it would be best to find out why before investing in any new hardware.

 

If I recall correctly, Performance Monitor will show you how much your CPU, memory and storage are being used over time. Some of the same information is in Task Manager as well.

 

On 2/2/19 2:06 PM, Michael Munn wrote:

Thanks so much for the detail. i really appreciate it.

I got this laptop in DECEMBER of 2015. It's the current generation at that point. 

 

I just want to know about the information of the laptop that I'm currently using. 

Thanks again. 

Best regards 

Michael Munn 

 

Michael Munn

Member: Virginia Association of Blind students

 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia   www.nfbv.org

Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students

National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland www.nfbmd.org

Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind

 

 

 

On Sat, Feb 2, 2019 at 1:13 PM Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...> wrote:

And if you are gaming over the internet and you are on a 6 Mbps ADSL connection a super-fast computer with the latest processor and 32Gb of RAM won’t do you much good. Computers are a system and they are made up of various components and they all play a roll. To again use my car example from the previous email, the high-end Mercedes or BMW which can go 160 or 180 miles an hour won’t do you much good if you are taking the Road to Hanna on Maui. For those who don’t know of it, it’s a 2-lane highway which over a distance of just over 64 miles has approximately 620 curves many of them hairpin turns and you can rarely go faster than 30 miles an hour. In this case that highway would be equivalent to your internet connection speed. I can take my 7-year old laptop on my 275 Mbps fiber connection and download things a lot faster than somebody with the latest 9th generation I7 system on a much slower connection.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Saturday, February 2, 2019 10:02 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Processor speed

 

all depends on what you are doing. If you're into gaming on line real-time over the internet, then you need one heck of a lot more speed and memory. So it really depends. You're better off than if you still had an Apple II+ with 64k RAM and a 6052 processor.

 

What I'm saying is that this is a very open-ended question, and your answers will vary. For now, you have plenty, and actually more memory than I have, but then I'm a senior citizen.

 

Dave
Oregonite, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2019 09:56

Subject: Processor speed

 

Hi all, this is Michael. 

Today I checked the processor of my HP laptop and here is the information I get for the processor:

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz   2.20 GHz

Installed memory (RAM): 8.00 GB

System type: 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor 

Is 2.2 GHZ enough? and how fast can it run? 

All comment and answers are greatly appreciate it.

best regards 

Michael Munn 


Re: Copying content information from an internet site

Palmer Loux
 

Thanks Mike!

On Feb 2, 2019, at 7:20 AM, Mike Rogers <harpman9@gmail.com> wrote:

I'm not great at using any aspect of the computer, but just copied a long page from a site. I hit the home key to get to the beginning of the first line. Then use shift, down arrow to copy each line, then control C to copy. Using latest Jaws and winddows 10.

********************************

www.harmonicaworkshops.com



On Fri, 1 Feb 2019 15:08:47 -0500
"Palmer Loux" <plmrlx@gmail.com> wrote:

Good morning friends,

Is there an easy fool proof way to copy content information from an internet
site? I realize that web sites behave differently. So if there is more than
one way to do that I would be interested.

Stay warm out there

Palmer from Philly





--
Palmer from CBVI


JAWS reading a foreign language

turab chimthanawala
 

Hi all,
I use Jaws 2018 on a Windows 10 machine and Office 13.
In a couple of word documents, which are in clear English, Jaws reads
the contents in a foreign language.
The problem persists even if I copy the same to a new document.
Any idea why this is happening?
Also any work around to get rid of the same? (apart from routing
through notepad)
Thanking you
Best
Turab


Re: Processor speed

Steve Nutt
 

Hi Chris,

 

I have indeed disabled Prefetch and Superfetch.

 

I saw another article on TomsHardware about it, but I disagree with them on one point.  They say disable search indexing.  If you do that, you have to manually press the submit search button and it’s tedious, so I re-enabled that, but Superfetch and Prefetch are gone from my systems.

 

I also recommend right clicking the SSD, going to Properties and disabling write caching, since this again, takes up more RAM than necessary.  This is on the Policies tab.  Caching is pretty much pointless on an SSD.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: 04 February 2019 15:25
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Processor speed

 

Here is an article on it:

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-superfetch-prefetch-ssd

 

They claim that windows will do this automatically if you install an ssd.  I've installed three ssd's and windows 10 doesn't seem to do it automatically.  It might be different with a new install of windows, but if you are putting your old operating system onto your new ssd, you should probably at least check to make sure prefetch and superfetch are disabled.

 

 

On 2/4/2019 08:23, Steve Nutt wrote:

Hi,

 

I don’t believe it does.  Where do you go to turn those off?

 

Thanks.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: 04 February 2019 13:18
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Processor speed

 

Ideally, superfetch and prefetch should be turned off in the registry after the operating system is moved to a ssd, I don't believe Macrium Reflect  will do that for you., if it does that would save some steps.

 

On 2/4/2019 03:02, Steve Nutt wrote:

Hi,

 

No need to monkey with the registry, just use Macrium Reflect which is free, and image the drive.  I put an SSD into my old laptop the other day, and the speed is amazing.

 

All the best

 

Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: 04 February 2019 00:41
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Processor speed

 

Actually, if the person doing the swapping knows what they are about, the windows, programs and all the data can be easily copied.  All one need do is to change a couple of registry settings so windows treats the ssd properly once the new drive is installed.  You make good points on the ease of dismantling the machine.  If I was him, I wouldn't even bother with best buy, find a local place that works on stuff and has a good reputation, you're more likely to get someone who will do the job right and put in the necessary time.

 

 

On 2/3/2019 17:15, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:

That is a fairly generic 1Tb 2.5 inch laptop hard drive with 32Mb of Cache and 5,400 RPM (revolutions per minute).

I can see that after a little over 3 years this is not going to be the fastest, as I said before and now that it is confirmed you have a regular hard drive, you would get the most speed boost out of replacing this with a solid state drive. You would have to see how much space of this you use, but you would most likely want a 512Gb SSD, it is half the size of your current drive, but as far as what you get for your buck this is pretty much where the sweet spot is now. If you go to 240Gb you may run into space issues and you only save maybe $30 or $40, but if you want a 1Tb SSD (same size as what you have now) you’ll pay double of what a 512Gb costs, prices are constantly coming down and in a couple of years you’ll probably be able to buy a 1Tb for the same price as a 512Gb now, but that won’t do you any good. Of course you can just put up with longer boot times and loading times of applications and keep it the way it is. You would have to check anyways if this laptop you have can even be easily opened up, some of these convertible tablets/laptop thingies are sealed and changing components is not easily possible. Then of course there is the consideration whether it is worth putting $100 or $150 into it, I assume you can’t switch the drives out yourself and I have no idea what a place like Best Buy would charge for that. Keep in mind that you want to make sure you have a good backup of all your data and that whatever applications you have are available for a fresh install either by download or that you have the installers on a USB stick. If you change drives you start out with a fresh install of Windows which if you are comfortable with it you can do yourself with Narrator, then you have to install Jaws or NVDA (whatever you use) and after that install things like Chrome and/or Firefox, Office, iTunes or whatever applications you use. Depending on how much user data you have on your current hard drive you could copy it to an external hard drive first. You can get a 1Tb external drive in the States probably for $50 or $60 so not such a big expense and it is something you then have and can continue to use.

 

As for David’s comments on RAM, whether you buy a laptop or other computer, they do come with whatever RAM is supported by your CPU. You could not put DDR 4 RAM into your laptop which I am quite sure has and can only take DDR 3 RAM. If you have a custom system built you want to of course make sure you get the best RAM possible for your processor and motherboard at the time, beyond that RAM speed is not really a big issue and how much cache a hard drive has is also a lot less important than whether you have a hard drive or SSD.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael Munn
Sent: Sunday, February 3, 2019 1:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Processor speed

 

Here is the information about the drive of this laptop:

 HGST HTS541010A7E630

 

I got this from the disc and Drive section of the device manager.

Thanks 

best regards 

Michael munn 

 

Michael Munn

Member: Virginia Association of Blind students

 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia   www.nfbv.org

Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students

National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland www.nfbmd.org

Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind

 

 

 

On Sun, Feb 3, 2019 at 3:44 PM David Ingram <dingram269@...> wrote:

along the lines of talking about the processer speed, it also should be noted about the size of the hard drive cache, also you can't forget that the faster the processer speed the ram speed might have something to do with the speed as well.  as an example the faster processers of today need the faster ram like ddr4 ram if i'm not mistaken.

-----Original Message-----
From: Feliciano G
Sent: Feb 2, 2019 5:15 PM
To: "main@jfw.groups.io"
Subject: Re: Processor speed

Hi Michael, 

the start up speed is due to the type of hard drive that you have. There are hard drives with lower revolutions per minute and higher  revolutions per minute and then there are solid state drives which are quicker. There are settings that can be adjusted to change how your windows machine loads.

 

Regards,

Feliciano

For tech tips and updates, LIKE www.facebook.com/theblindman12v


On Feb 2, 2019, at 2:53 PM, Chris Hill <hillco@...> wrote:

Well, don't give up.  If the slow machine doesn't have one (most likely) you should consider having a solid state drive (ssd) installed.  Your boot speed will go up a lot.  You can often get away with a much smaller drive if you aren't using all of what you have.  I went from a 1tb drive on my old laptop to a 512gb ssd.  At that time, 1tb was more than i wanted to spend.  It helped a lot.  I eventually took that drive and put it in my wife's machine and gave up on my 8-year-old laptop, it was way slower than what you have.

 

Good luck.

 

CH

 

On 2/2/2019 16:49, Michael Munn wrote:

Thanks all. Yes the start up time really drive's me crazy. I used two different computers, one of them is faster then the other. I just want to know the information of the speed.

Thanks for answering my question.

Best regards

Michael Munn 

 

Michael Munn

Member: Virginia Association of Blind students

 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia   www.nfbv.org

Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students

National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland www.nfbmd.org

Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind

 

 

 

On Sat, Feb 2, 2019 at 3:37 PM Jason White via Groups.Io <jason=jasonjgw.net@groups.io> wrote:

If applications are running more slowly than you would like, it would be best to find out why before investing in any new hardware.

 

If I recall correctly, Performance Monitor will show you how much your CPU, memory and storage are being used over time. Some of the same information is in Task Manager as well.

 

On 2/2/19 2:06 PM, Michael Munn wrote:

Thanks so much for the detail. i really appreciate it.

I got this laptop in DECEMBER of 2015. It's the current generation at that point. 

 

I just want to know about the information of the laptop that I'm currently using. 

Thanks again. 

Best regards 

Michael Munn 

 

Michael Munn

Member: Virginia Association of Blind students

 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia   www.nfbv.org

Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students

National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland www.nfbmd.org

Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind

 

 

 

On Sat, Feb 2, 2019 at 1:13 PM Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...> wrote:

And if you are gaming over the internet and you are on a 6 Mbps ADSL connection a super-fast computer with the latest processor and 32Gb of RAM won’t do you much good. Computers are a system and they are made up of various components and they all play a roll. To again use my car example from the previous email, the high-end Mercedes or BMW which can go 160 or 180 miles an hour won’t do you much good if you are taking the Road to Hanna on Maui. For those who don’t know of it, it’s a 2-lane highway which over a distance of just over 64 miles has approximately 620 curves many of them hairpin turns and you can rarely go faster than 30 miles an hour. In this case that highway would be equivalent to your internet connection speed. I can take my 7-year old laptop on my 275 Mbps fiber connection and download things a lot faster than somebody with the latest 9th generation I7 system on a much slower connection.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Saturday, February 2, 2019 10:02 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Processor speed

 

all depends on what you are doing. If you're into gaming on line real-time over the internet, then you need one heck of a lot more speed and memory. So it really depends. You're better off than if you still had an Apple II+ with 64k RAM and a 6052 processor.

 

What I'm saying is that this is a very open-ended question, and your answers will vary. For now, you have plenty, and actually more memory than I have, but then I'm a senior citizen.

 

Dave
Oregonite, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2019 09:56

Subject: Processor speed

 

Hi all, this is Michael. 

Today I checked the processor of my HP laptop and here is the information I get for the processor:

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz   2.20 GHz

Installed memory (RAM): 8.00 GB

System type: 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor 

Is 2.2 GHZ enough? and how fast can it run? 

All comment and answers are greatly appreciate it.

best regards 

Michael Munn 


Re: Processor speed

Joseph Norton
 

Hi:

 

I bet you’re right.

 

If you’re moving the entire contents, everything will be set the same way.

 

Whether there is a way to have Windows look again at hardware or not, I have no idea.

 

When I’ve installed the ssd’s on my systems, I’ve always done a clean install, so I may not have run into this issue.

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Chris Hill
Sent: Monday, February 4, 2019 10:25 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Processor speed

 

Here is an article on it:

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-superfetch-prefetch-ssd

 

They claim that windows will do this automatically if you install an ssd.  I've installed three ssd's and windows 10 doesn't seem to do it automatically.  It might be different with a new install of windows, but if you are putting your old operating system onto your new ssd, you should probably at least check to make sure prefetch and superfetch are disabled.

 

 

On 2/4/2019 08:23, Steve Nutt wrote:

Hi,

 

I don’t believe it does.  Where do you go to turn those off?

 

Thanks.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: 04 February 2019 13:18
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Processor speed

 

Ideally, superfetch and prefetch should be turned off in the registry after the operating system is moved to a ssd, I don't believe Macrium Reflect  will do that for you., if it does that would save some steps.

 

On 2/4/2019 03:02, Steve Nutt wrote:

Hi,

 

No need to monkey with the registry, just use Macrium Reflect which is free, and image the drive.  I put an SSD into my old laptop the other day, and the speed is amazing.

 

All the best

 

Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: 04 February 2019 00:41
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Processor speed

 

Actually, if the person doing the swapping knows what they are about, the windows, programs and all the data can be easily copied.  All one need do is to change a couple of registry settings so windows treats the ssd properly once the new drive is installed.  You make good points on the ease of dismantling the machine.  If I was him, I wouldn't even bother with best buy, find a local place that works on stuff and has a good reputation, you're more likely to get someone who will do the job right and put in the necessary time.

 

 

On 2/3/2019 17:15, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:

That is a fairly generic 1Tb 2.5 inch laptop hard drive with 32Mb of Cache and 5,400 RPM (revolutions per minute).

I can see that after a little over 3 years this is not going to be the fastest, as I said before and now that it is confirmed you have a regular hard drive, you would get the most speed boost out of replacing this with a solid state drive. You would have to see how much space of this you use, but you would most likely want a 512Gb SSD, it is half the size of your current drive, but as far as what you get for your buck this is pretty much where the sweet spot is now. If you go to 240Gb you may run into space issues and you only save maybe $30 or $40, but if you want a 1Tb SSD (same size as what you have now) you’ll pay double of what a 512Gb costs, prices are constantly coming down and in a couple of years you’ll probably be able to buy a 1Tb for the same price as a 512Gb now, but that won’t do you any good. Of course you can just put up with longer boot times and loading times of applications and keep it the way it is. You would have to check anyways if this laptop you have can even be easily opened up, some of these convertible tablets/laptop thingies are sealed and changing components is not easily possible. Then of course there is the consideration whether it is worth putting $100 or $150 into it, I assume you can’t switch the drives out yourself and I have no idea what a place like Best Buy would charge for that. Keep in mind that you want to make sure you have a good backup of all your data and that whatever applications you have are available for a fresh install either by download or that you have the installers on a USB stick. If you change drives you start out with a fresh install of Windows which if you are comfortable with it you can do yourself with Narrator, then you have to install Jaws or NVDA (whatever you use) and after that install things like Chrome and/or Firefox, Office, iTunes or whatever applications you use. Depending on how much user data you have on your current hard drive you could copy it to an external hard drive first. You can get a 1Tb external drive in the States probably for $50 or $60 so not such a big expense and it is something you then have and can continue to use.

 

As for David’s comments on RAM, whether you buy a laptop or other computer, they do come with whatever RAM is supported by your CPU. You could not put DDR 4 RAM into your laptop which I am quite sure has and can only take DDR 3 RAM. If you have a custom system built you want to of course make sure you get the best RAM possible for your processor and motherboard at the time, beyond that RAM speed is not really a big issue and how much cache a hard drive has is also a lot less important than whether you have a hard drive or SSD.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael Munn
Sent: Sunday, February 3, 2019 1:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Processor speed

 

Here is the information about the drive of this laptop:

 HGST HTS541010A7E630

 

I got this from the disc and Drive section of the device manager.

Thanks 

best regards 

Michael munn 

 

Michael Munn

Member: Virginia Association of Blind students

 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia   www.nfbv.org

Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students

National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland www.nfbmd.org

Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind

 

 

 

On Sun, Feb 3, 2019 at 3:44 PM David Ingram <dingram269@...> wrote:

along the lines of talking about the processer speed, it also should be noted about the size of the hard drive cache, also you can't forget that the faster the processer speed the ram speed might have something to do with the speed as well.  as an example the faster processers of today need the faster ram like ddr4 ram if i'm not mistaken.

-----Original Message-----
From: Feliciano G
Sent: Feb 2, 2019 5:15 PM
To: "main@jfw.groups.io"
Subject: Re: Processor speed

Hi Michael, 

the start up speed is due to the type of hard drive that you have. There are hard drives with lower revolutions per minute and higher  revolutions per minute and then there are solid state drives which are quicker. There are settings that can be adjusted to change how your windows machine loads.

 

Regards,

Feliciano

For tech tips and updates, LIKE www.facebook.com/theblindman12v


On Feb 2, 2019, at 2:53 PM, Chris Hill <hillco@...> wrote:

Well, don't give up.  If the slow machine doesn't have one (most likely) you should consider having a solid state drive (ssd) installed.  Your boot speed will go up a lot.  You can often get away with a much smaller drive if you aren't using all of what you have.  I went from a 1tb drive on my old laptop to a 512gb ssd.  At that time, 1tb was more than i wanted to spend.  It helped a lot.  I eventually took that drive and put it in my wife's machine and gave up on my 8-year-old laptop, it was way slower than what you have.

 

Good luck.

 

CH

 

On 2/2/2019 16:49, Michael Munn wrote:

Thanks all. Yes the start up time really drive's me crazy. I used two different computers, one of them is faster then the other. I just want to know the information of the speed.

Thanks for answering my question.

Best regards

Michael Munn 

 

Michael Munn

Member: Virginia Association of Blind students

 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia   www.nfbv.org

Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students

National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland www.nfbmd.org

Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind

 

 

 

On Sat, Feb 2, 2019 at 3:37 PM Jason White via Groups.Io <jason=jasonjgw.net@groups.io> wrote:

If applications are running more slowly than you would like, it would be best to find out why before investing in any new hardware.

 

If I recall correctly, Performance Monitor will show you how much your CPU, memory and storage are being used over time. Some of the same information is in Task Manager as well.

 

On 2/2/19 2:06 PM, Michael Munn wrote:

Thanks so much for the detail. i really appreciate it.

I got this laptop in DECEMBER of 2015. It's the current generation at that point. 

 

I just want to know about the information of the laptop that I'm currently using. 

Thanks again. 

Best regards 

Michael Munn 

 

Michael Munn

Member: Virginia Association of Blind students

 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia   www.nfbv.org

Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students

National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland www.nfbmd.org

Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind

 

 

 

On Sat, Feb 2, 2019 at 1:13 PM Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...> wrote:

And if you are gaming over the internet and you are on a 6 Mbps ADSL connection a super-fast computer with the latest processor and 32Gb of RAM won’t do you much good. Computers are a system and they are made up of various components and they all play a roll. To again use my car example from the previous email, the high-end Mercedes or BMW which can go 160 or 180 miles an hour won’t do you much good if you are taking the Road to Hanna on Maui. For those who don’t know of it, it’s a 2-lane highway which over a distance of just over 64 miles has approximately 620 curves many of them hairpin turns and you can rarely go faster than 30 miles an hour. In this case that highway would be equivalent to your internet connection speed. I can take my 7-year old laptop on my 275 Mbps fiber connection and download things a lot faster than somebody with the latest 9th generation I7 system on a much slower connection.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Saturday, February 2, 2019 10:02 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Processor speed

 

all depends on what you are doing. If you're into gaming on line real-time over the internet, then you need one heck of a lot more speed and memory. So it really depends. You're better off than if you still had an Apple II+ with 64k RAM and a 6052 processor.

 

What I'm saying is that this is a very open-ended question, and your answers will vary. For now, you have plenty, and actually more memory than I have, but then I'm a senior citizen.

 

Dave
Oregonite, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2019 09:56

Subject: Processor speed

 

Hi all, this is Michael. 

Today I checked the processor of my HP laptop and here is the information I get for the processor:

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz   2.20 GHz

Installed memory (RAM): 8.00 GB

System type: 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor 

Is 2.2 GHZ enough? and how fast can it run? 

All comment and answers are greatly appreciate it.

best regards 

Michael Munn 

 


Re: Processor speed

Chris Hill
 

Here is an article on it:

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-superfetch-prefetch-ssd


They claim that windows will do this automatically if you install an ssd.  I've installed three ssd's and windows 10 doesn't seem to do it automatically.  It might be different with a new install of windows, but if you are putting your old operating system onto your new ssd, you should probably at least check to make sure prefetch and superfetch are disabled.



On 2/4/2019 08:23, Steve Nutt wrote:

Hi,

 

I don’t believe it does.  Where do you go to turn those off?

 

Thanks.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: 04 February 2019 13:18
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Processor speed

 

Ideally, superfetch and prefetch should be turned off in the registry after the operating system is moved to a ssd, I don't believe Macrium Reflect  will do that for you., if it does that would save some steps.

 

On 2/4/2019 03:02, Steve Nutt wrote:

Hi,

 

No need to monkey with the registry, just use Macrium Reflect which is free, and image the drive.  I put an SSD into my old laptop the other day, and the speed is amazing.

 

All the best

 

Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: 04 February 2019 00:41
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Processor speed

 

Actually, if the person doing the swapping knows what they are about, the windows, programs and all the data can be easily copied.  All one need do is to change a couple of registry settings so windows treats the ssd properly once the new drive is installed.  You make good points on the ease of dismantling the machine.  If I was him, I wouldn't even bother with best buy, find a local place that works on stuff and has a good reputation, you're more likely to get someone who will do the job right and put in the necessary time.

 

 

On 2/3/2019 17:15, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:

That is a fairly generic 1Tb 2.5 inch laptop hard drive with 32Mb of Cache and 5,400 RPM (revolutions per minute).

I can see that after a little over 3 years this is not going to be the fastest, as I said before and now that it is confirmed you have a regular hard drive, you would get the most speed boost out of replacing this with a solid state drive. You would have to see how much space of this you use, but you would most likely want a 512Gb SSD, it is half the size of your current drive, but as far as what you get for your buck this is pretty much where the sweet spot is now. If you go to 240Gb you may run into space issues and you only save maybe $30 or $40, but if you want a 1Tb SSD (same size as what you have now) you’ll pay double of what a 512Gb costs, prices are constantly coming down and in a couple of years you’ll probably be able to buy a 1Tb for the same price as a 512Gb now, but that won’t do you any good. Of course you can just put up with longer boot times and loading times of applications and keep it the way it is. You would have to check anyways if this laptop you have can even be easily opened up, some of these convertible tablets/laptop thingies are sealed and changing components is not easily possible. Then of course there is the consideration whether it is worth putting $100 or $150 into it, I assume you can’t switch the drives out yourself and I have no idea what a place like Best Buy would charge for that. Keep in mind that you want to make sure you have a good backup of all your data and that whatever applications you have are available for a fresh install either by download or that you have the installers on a USB stick. If you change drives you start out with a fresh install of Windows which if you are comfortable with it you can do yourself with Narrator, then you have to install Jaws or NVDA (whatever you use) and after that install things like Chrome and/or Firefox, Office, iTunes or whatever applications you use. Depending on how much user data you have on your current hard drive you could copy it to an external hard drive first. You can get a 1Tb external drive in the States probably for $50 or $60 so not such a big expense and it is something you then have and can continue to use.

 

As for David’s comments on RAM, whether you buy a laptop or other computer, they do come with whatever RAM is supported by your CPU. You could not put DDR 4 RAM into your laptop which I am quite sure has and can only take DDR 3 RAM. If you have a custom system built you want to of course make sure you get the best RAM possible for your processor and motherboard at the time, beyond that RAM speed is not really a big issue and how much cache a hard drive has is also a lot less important than whether you have a hard drive or SSD.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael Munn
Sent: Sunday, February 3, 2019 1:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Processor speed

 

Here is the information about the drive of this laptop:

 HGST HTS541010A7E630

 

I got this from the disc and Drive section of the device manager.

Thanks 

best regards 

Michael munn 

 

Michael Munn

Member: Virginia Association of Blind students

 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia   www.nfbv.org

Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students

National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland www.nfbmd.org

Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind

 

 

 

On Sun, Feb 3, 2019 at 3:44 PM David Ingram <dingram269@...> wrote:

along the lines of talking about the processer speed, it also should be noted about the size of the hard drive cache, also you can't forget that the faster the processer speed the ram speed might have something to do with the speed as well.  as an example the faster processers of today need the faster ram like ddr4 ram if i'm not mistaken.

-----Original Message-----
From: Feliciano G
Sent: Feb 2, 2019 5:15 PM
To: "main@jfw.groups.io"
Subject: Re: Processor speed

Hi Michael, 

the start up speed is due to the type of hard drive that you have. There are hard drives with lower revolutions per minute and higher  revolutions per minute and then there are solid state drives which are quicker. There are settings that can be adjusted to change how your windows machine loads.

 

Regards,

Feliciano

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On Feb 2, 2019, at 2:53 PM, Chris Hill <hillco@...> wrote:

Well, don't give up.  If the slow machine doesn't have one (most likely) you should consider having a solid state drive (ssd) installed.  Your boot speed will go up a lot.  You can often get away with a much smaller drive if you aren't using all of what you have.  I went from a 1tb drive on my old laptop to a 512gb ssd.  At that time, 1tb was more than i wanted to spend.  It helped a lot.  I eventually took that drive and put it in my wife's machine and gave up on my 8-year-old laptop, it was way slower than what you have.

 

Good luck.

 

CH

 

On 2/2/2019 16:49, Michael Munn wrote:

Thanks all. Yes the start up time really drive's me crazy. I used two different computers, one of them is faster then the other. I just want to know the information of the speed.

Thanks for answering my question.

Best regards

Michael Munn 

 

Michael Munn

Member: Virginia Association of Blind students

 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia   www.nfbv.org

Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students

National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland www.nfbmd.org

Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind

 

 

 

On Sat, Feb 2, 2019 at 3:37 PM Jason White via Groups.Io <jason=jasonjgw.net@groups.io> wrote:

If applications are running more slowly than you would like, it would be best to find out why before investing in any new hardware.

 

If I recall correctly, Performance Monitor will show you how much your CPU, memory and storage are being used over time. Some of the same information is in Task Manager as well.

 

On 2/2/19 2:06 PM, Michael Munn wrote:

Thanks so much for the detail. i really appreciate it.

I got this laptop in DECEMBER of 2015. It's the current generation at that point. 

 

I just want to know about the information of the laptop that I'm currently using. 

Thanks again. 

Best regards 

Michael Munn 

 

Michael Munn

Member: Virginia Association of Blind students

 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia   www.nfbv.org

Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students

National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland www.nfbmd.org

Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind

 

 

 

On Sat, Feb 2, 2019 at 1:13 PM Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...> wrote:

And if you are gaming over the internet and you are on a 6 Mbps ADSL connection a super-fast computer with the latest processor and 32Gb of RAM won’t do you much good. Computers are a system and they are made up of various components and they all play a roll. To again use my car example from the previous email, the high-end Mercedes or BMW which can go 160 or 180 miles an hour won’t do you much good if you are taking the Road to Hanna on Maui. For those who don’t know of it, it’s a 2-lane highway which over a distance of just over 64 miles has approximately 620 curves many of them hairpin turns and you can rarely go faster than 30 miles an hour. In this case that highway would be equivalent to your internet connection speed. I can take my 7-year old laptop on my 275 Mbps fiber connection and download things a lot faster than somebody with the latest 9th generation I7 system on a much slower connection.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Saturday, February 2, 2019 10:02 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Processor speed

 

all depends on what you are doing. If you're into gaming on line real-time over the internet, then you need one heck of a lot more speed and memory. So it really depends. You're better off than if you still had an Apple II+ with 64k RAM and a 6052 processor.

 

What I'm saying is that this is a very open-ended question, and your answers will vary. For now, you have plenty, and actually more memory than I have, but then I'm a senior citizen.

 

Dave
Oregonite, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2019 09:56

Subject: Processor speed

 

Hi all, this is Michael. 

Today I checked the processor of my HP laptop and here is the information I get for the processor:

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz   2.20 GHz

Installed memory (RAM): 8.00 GB

System type: 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor 

Is 2.2 GHZ enough? and how fast can it run? 

All comment and answers are greatly appreciate it.

best regards 

Michael Munn 


Re: Processor speed

 

On Mon, Feb 4, 2019 at 08:28 AM, Joseph Norton wrote:
Fast startup is similar to hibernation, but, when it is enabled, the state of Windows kernel is saved in the hibernation file, not in ram.
Indeed.  It's OS hibernation only rather than OS and User State hibernation, which is what full regular hibernation entails.

If you have an SSD, Fast Startup is pretty much useless in improving boot speed perceptibly anyway.   If you have an HDD, I agree entirely with what Mr. Nutt said in that eventually corruption in the hiberfile causes significant issues that can be truly bizarre.  Two of the most difficult issues I ever had to solve were the direct result of corruption in the hiberfile, and it took a very long time to figure out the root cause.

As a matter of course, when I'm setting up any Windows 10 system, disabling Fast Startup is a part of my setup protocol.  The gains from it are minimal, even with an HDD, compared to the heartache I've seen it cause.  I'd rather have a slower system boot time, where I know the OS is being loaded completely from scratch, than deal with the occasional serious issues I've seen Fast Startup create.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

         ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


Re: Processor speed

Steve Nutt
 

Hi,

 

I don’t believe it does.  Where do you go to turn those off?

 

Thanks.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: 04 February 2019 13:18
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Processor speed

 

Ideally, superfetch and prefetch should be turned off in the registry after the operating system is moved to a ssd, I don't believe Macrium Reflect  will do that for you., if it does that would save some steps.

 

On 2/4/2019 03:02, Steve Nutt wrote:

Hi,

 

No need to monkey with the registry, just use Macrium Reflect which is free, and image the drive.  I put an SSD into my old laptop the other day, and the speed is amazing.

 

All the best

 

Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: 04 February 2019 00:41
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Processor speed

 

Actually, if the person doing the swapping knows what they are about, the windows, programs and all the data can be easily copied.  All one need do is to change a couple of registry settings so windows treats the ssd properly once the new drive is installed.  You make good points on the ease of dismantling the machine.  If I was him, I wouldn't even bother with best buy, find a local place that works on stuff and has a good reputation, you're more likely to get someone who will do the job right and put in the necessary time.

 

 

On 2/3/2019 17:15, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:

That is a fairly generic 1Tb 2.5 inch laptop hard drive with 32Mb of Cache and 5,400 RPM (revolutions per minute).

I can see that after a little over 3 years this is not going to be the fastest, as I said before and now that it is confirmed you have a regular hard drive, you would get the most speed boost out of replacing this with a solid state drive. You would have to see how much space of this you use, but you would most likely want a 512Gb SSD, it is half the size of your current drive, but as far as what you get for your buck this is pretty much where the sweet spot is now. If you go to 240Gb you may run into space issues and you only save maybe $30 or $40, but if you want a 1Tb SSD (same size as what you have now) you’ll pay double of what a 512Gb costs, prices are constantly coming down and in a couple of years you’ll probably be able to buy a 1Tb for the same price as a 512Gb now, but that won’t do you any good. Of course you can just put up with longer boot times and loading times of applications and keep it the way it is. You would have to check anyways if this laptop you have can even be easily opened up, some of these convertible tablets/laptop thingies are sealed and changing components is not easily possible. Then of course there is the consideration whether it is worth putting $100 or $150 into it, I assume you can’t switch the drives out yourself and I have no idea what a place like Best Buy would charge for that. Keep in mind that you want to make sure you have a good backup of all your data and that whatever applications you have are available for a fresh install either by download or that you have the installers on a USB stick. If you change drives you start out with a fresh install of Windows which if you are comfortable with it you can do yourself with Narrator, then you have to install Jaws or NVDA (whatever you use) and after that install things like Chrome and/or Firefox, Office, iTunes or whatever applications you use. Depending on how much user data you have on your current hard drive you could copy it to an external hard drive first. You can get a 1Tb external drive in the States probably for $50 or $60 so not such a big expense and it is something you then have and can continue to use.

 

As for David’s comments on RAM, whether you buy a laptop or other computer, they do come with whatever RAM is supported by your CPU. You could not put DDR 4 RAM into your laptop which I am quite sure has and can only take DDR 3 RAM. If you have a custom system built you want to of course make sure you get the best RAM possible for your processor and motherboard at the time, beyond that RAM speed is not really a big issue and how much cache a hard drive has is also a lot less important than whether you have a hard drive or SSD.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael Munn
Sent: Sunday, February 3, 2019 1:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Processor speed

 

Here is the information about the drive of this laptop:

 HGST HTS541010A7E630

 

I got this from the disc and Drive section of the device manager.

Thanks 

best regards 

Michael munn 

 

Michael Munn

Member: Virginia Association of Blind students

 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia   www.nfbv.org

Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students

National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland www.nfbmd.org

Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind

 

 

 

On Sun, Feb 3, 2019 at 3:44 PM David Ingram <dingram269@...> wrote:

along the lines of talking about the processer speed, it also should be noted about the size of the hard drive cache, also you can't forget that the faster the processer speed the ram speed might have something to do with the speed as well.  as an example the faster processers of today need the faster ram like ddr4 ram if i'm not mistaken.

-----Original Message-----
From: Feliciano G
Sent: Feb 2, 2019 5:15 PM
To: "main@jfw.groups.io"
Subject: Re: Processor speed

Hi Michael, 

the start up speed is due to the type of hard drive that you have. There are hard drives with lower revolutions per minute and higher  revolutions per minute and then there are solid state drives which are quicker. There are settings that can be adjusted to change how your windows machine loads.

 

Regards,

Feliciano

For tech tips and updates, LIKE www.facebook.com/theblindman12v


On Feb 2, 2019, at 2:53 PM, Chris Hill <hillco@...> wrote:

Well, don't give up.  If the slow machine doesn't have one (most likely) you should consider having a solid state drive (ssd) installed.  Your boot speed will go up a lot.  You can often get away with a much smaller drive if you aren't using all of what you have.  I went from a 1tb drive on my old laptop to a 512gb ssd.  At that time, 1tb was more than i wanted to spend.  It helped a lot.  I eventually took that drive and put it in my wife's machine and gave up on my 8-year-old laptop, it was way slower than what you have.

 

Good luck.

 

CH

 

On 2/2/2019 16:49, Michael Munn wrote:

Thanks all. Yes the start up time really drive's me crazy. I used two different computers, one of them is faster then the other. I just want to know the information of the speed.

Thanks for answering my question.

Best regards

Michael Munn 

 

Michael Munn

Member: Virginia Association of Blind students

 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia   www.nfbv.org

Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students

National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland www.nfbmd.org

Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind

 

 

 

On Sat, Feb 2, 2019 at 3:37 PM Jason White via Groups.Io <jason=jasonjgw.net@groups.io> wrote:

If applications are running more slowly than you would like, it would be best to find out why before investing in any new hardware.

 

If I recall correctly, Performance Monitor will show you how much your CPU, memory and storage are being used over time. Some of the same information is in Task Manager as well.

 

On 2/2/19 2:06 PM, Michael Munn wrote:

Thanks so much for the detail. i really appreciate it.

I got this laptop in DECEMBER of 2015. It's the current generation at that point. 

 

I just want to know about the information of the laptop that I'm currently using. 

Thanks again. 

Best regards 

Michael Munn 

 

Michael Munn

Member: Virginia Association of Blind students

 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia   www.nfbv.org

Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students

National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland www.nfbmd.org

Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind

 

 

 

On Sat, Feb 2, 2019 at 1:13 PM Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...> wrote:

And if you are gaming over the internet and you are on a 6 Mbps ADSL connection a super-fast computer with the latest processor and 32Gb of RAM won’t do you much good. Computers are a system and they are made up of various components and they all play a roll. To again use my car example from the previous email, the high-end Mercedes or BMW which can go 160 or 180 miles an hour won’t do you much good if you are taking the Road to Hanna on Maui. For those who don’t know of it, it’s a 2-lane highway which over a distance of just over 64 miles has approximately 620 curves many of them hairpin turns and you can rarely go faster than 30 miles an hour. In this case that highway would be equivalent to your internet connection speed. I can take my 7-year old laptop on my 275 Mbps fiber connection and download things a lot faster than somebody with the latest 9th generation I7 system on a much slower connection.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Saturday, February 2, 2019 10:02 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Processor speed

 

all depends on what you are doing. If you're into gaming on line real-time over the internet, then you need one heck of a lot more speed and memory. So it really depends. You're better off than if you still had an Apple II+ with 64k RAM and a 6052 processor.

 

What I'm saying is that this is a very open-ended question, and your answers will vary. For now, you have plenty, and actually more memory than I have, but then I'm a senior citizen.

 

Dave
Oregonite, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2019 09:56

Subject: Processor speed

 

Hi all, this is Michael. 

Today I checked the processor of my HP laptop and here is the information I get for the processor:

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz   2.20 GHz

Installed memory (RAM): 8.00 GB

System type: 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor 

Is 2.2 GHZ enough? and how fast can it run? 

All comment and answers are greatly appreciate it.

best regards 

Michael Munn