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moderated Re: Windows update changing function keys

Cornelius
 

This also happen in my Lenovo laptop and a few Lenovo laptops that I played with while helping someone to install Windows 10. I suspect the update which are listed as "firmware update" will restore the BIOS settings to default, which means you'll have to go into BIOS and set back the FN key function.
If you install the BIOS update through the lenovo vantage utility, it will also do the same, resetting your BIOS settings to its original default. It is always recommended to load default config after a BIOS update, but in this case, well it will just cause a little inconvenient to usto go back and set the FN key function. For my case I just use the Be My Eyes app and contact Microsoft support which, they are very helpful as long as you can position your camera according to instructions.

-----Original Message-----
From: Soronel Haetir
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:04 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows update changing function keys

Unfortunately I've experienced several times where a bios update
overrides customizations.

You're right that it shouldn't but "shouldn't" and "doesn't" are not
the same thing.


On 4/20/21, Chris via groups.io <chrismedley=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:
Even a firmware update should not change any settings


From: Randy Barnett
Sent: 20 April 2021 19:38
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows update changing function keys

The the new unified firmware interface Windows can actually make changes to
the bios and even updated as Brian said. if you using legacy bios windows
can't interact with it.
Randy Barnett

On Apr 19, 2021, at 11:52 AM, Chris via groups.io
<chrismedley=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

I have an acer, and I never heard or come across such an issue, and I
wouldn’t have thaught an windows update would change any bios settings in
itself

Maybe the cmos battery is at fault here, rather than windows



From: Marianne Denning
Sent: 19 April 2021 19:10
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Windows update changing function keys

I have an Acer running Windows 10 and the latest version of JAWS. The last 2
Windows updates have changed my function keys back to their original
settings. This means I have to add the function key to make typical commands
work. Has anyone else had a similar problem? I have to bring up my computer
and go into the BIOS and get sighted assistance to put the function keys
back the way I want them. This is extremely frustrating.









--
Soronel Haetir
soronel.haetir@gmail.com


moderated Re: Accessibility of a website called typingtest.com

Taylor Durrett
 

OK, cool. Thank you. I don’t have to pay for that? I do remember from a really long time ago a program called Talking Typer that you had to buy and install on your computer.

On Apr 20, 2021, at 6:52 PM, Jim Fettgather <jimfettgather@gmail.com> wrote:

Please consider trying the online Talking Typer program from APH, fully accessible from any web browser.
Very screen reader friendly.
https://typer.aphtech.org/

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Taylor Durrett
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 5:39 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Accessibility of a website called typingtest.com

Hello. I’m working on a job application as a transcriptionist, and they want to know my words per minute. I know I am a good and fast Taiper, but I don’t know my exact words per minute, so they recommend using the site called typing test.com. Has anyone Heard of or usedHeard of or used this site successfully with JAWS? I get on the website and click on how long I want my test to be and all that, and then I hit start test, but then I don’t know what to type or where to type it, or there’s no audio instructions or anything else, I don’t see a timer at Cetera. Does anyone know if this is accessible or what other typing test type websites I could use that are more blind friendly.











moderated Re: Accessibility of a website called typingtest.com

Jim Fettgather
 

Please consider trying the online Talking Typer program from APH, fully accessible from any web browser.
Very screen reader friendly.
https://typer.aphtech.org/

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Taylor Durrett
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 5:39 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Accessibility of a website called typingtest.com

Hello. I’m working on a job application as a transcriptionist, and they want to know my words per minute. I know I am a good and fast Taiper, but I don’t know my exact words per minute, so they recommend using the site called typing test.com. Has anyone Heard of or usedHeard of or used this site successfully with JAWS? I get on the website and click on how long I want my test to be and all that, and then I hit start test, but then I don’t know what to type or where to type it, or there’s no audio instructions or anything else, I don’t see a timer at Cetera. Does anyone know if this is accessible or what other typing test type websites I could use that are more blind friendly.


moderated Accessibility of a website called typingtest.com

Taylor Durrett
 

Hello. I’m working on a job application as a transcriptionist, and they want to know my words per minute. I know I am a good and fast Taiper, but I don’t know my exact words per minute, so they recommend using the site called typing test.com. Has anyone Heard of or usedHeard of or used this site successfully with JAWS? I get on the website and click on how long I want my test to be and all that, and then I hit start test, but then I don’t know what to type or where to type it, or there’s no audio instructions or anything else, I don’t see a timer at Cetera. Does anyone know if this is accessible or what other typing test type websites I could use that are more blind friendly.


moderated Re: Slack and JAWS?

James Homuth
 

That’s a thing I’ve noticed with 2021, and it’s not just with Slack—I get it in Discord as well. My trick is to alt tab away from the window and then back.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ekstrand, Pamela A. -ND
Sent: April 20, 2021 6:38 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Slack and JAWS?

 

Yes, I use it daily in my job as well.  If you arrow around the screen, I think there are a lot of unnecessary buttons, etc. that get read, but maybe I could customize JAWS to work better with it.

 

I don’t know if you will have this issue, but sometimes if I try to navigate to the edit box where you type in a message using the “E” key, it actually types the “E” at the start of my message instead of finding the edit field.  So I have gotten in the habit of listening for that and erasing it once I am in the edit field.

 

Good luck,

Pam

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abraham Sweiss via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Cc: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Slack and JAWS?

 

It is accessible.

I use it on a daily basis.

You may wanna do a search for slack shortcut keys to at least become a little familiar with it.

 

 

Thanks,abraham 

 

On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:34 PM, James Homuth <james@...> wrote:



Hey folks,

 

I have a job interview coming up, but they use Slack as their platform of choice. It’s a text interview, which explains probably why MS Teams is out. How useable/accessible is Slack with JAWS? Anything I need to know before going in? If it helps, I’m on latest version. Thanks in advance.


moderated Re: Slack and JAWS?

Taylor Durrett
 

Yes it’s accessible. The only thing I seem to have trouble with is opening links that gets sent through there. At least I’ve had trouble doing that with my iPhone. Does anyone know how to do that, open links in Slack?


On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:22 PM, Abraham Sweiss <abrahamsweiss8@...> wrote:


It is accessible.
I use it on a daily basis.
You may wanna do a search for slack shortcut keys to at least become a little familiar with it.


Thanks,abraham 

On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:34 PM, James Homuth <james@...> wrote:



Hey folks,

 

I have a job interview coming up, but they use Slack as their platform of choice. It’s a text interview, which explains probably why MS Teams is out. How useable/accessible is Slack with JAWS? Anything I need to know before going in? If it helps, I’m on latest version. Thanks in advance.


moderated Re: Slack and JAWS?

Ekstrand, Pamela A. -ND
 

Yes, I use it daily in my job as well.  If you arrow around the screen, I think there are a lot of unnecessary buttons, etc. that get read, but maybe I could customize JAWS to work better with it.

 

I don’t know if you will have this issue, but sometimes if I try to navigate to the edit box where you type in a message using the “E” key, it actually types the “E” at the start of my message instead of finding the edit field.  So I have gotten in the habit of listening for that and erasing it once I am in the edit field.

 

Good luck,

Pam

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abraham Sweiss via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Cc: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Slack and JAWS?

 

It is accessible.

I use it on a daily basis.

You may wanna do a search for slack shortcut keys to at least become a little familiar with it.

 

 

Thanks,abraham 



On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:34 PM, James Homuth <james@...> wrote:



Hey folks,

 

I have a job interview coming up, but they use Slack as their platform of choice. It’s a text interview, which explains probably why MS Teams is out. How useable/accessible is Slack with JAWS? Anything I need to know before going in? If it helps, I’m on latest version. Thanks in advance.


moderated Re: Slack and JAWS?

Abraham Sweiss
 

It is accessible.
I use it on a daily basis.
You may wanna do a search for slack shortcut keys to at least become a little familiar with it.


Thanks,abraham 

On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:34 PM, James Homuth <james@...> wrote:



Hey folks,

 

I have a job interview coming up, but they use Slack as their platform of choice. It’s a text interview, which explains probably why MS Teams is out. How useable/accessible is Slack with JAWS? Anything I need to know before going in? If it helps, I’m on latest version. Thanks in advance.


moderated Slack and JAWS?

James Homuth
 

Hey folks,

 

I have a job interview coming up, but they use Slack as their platform of choice. It’s a text interview, which explains probably why MS Teams is out. How useable/accessible is Slack with JAWS? Anything I need to know before going in? If it helps, I’m on latest version. Thanks in advance.


moderated Re: Windows update changing function keys

 

On Tue, Apr 20, 2021 at 04:04 PM, Soronel Haetir wrote:
Unfortunately I've experienced several times where a bios update overrides customizations.
-
I have not, yet.  I have no doubt this can and does happen, though it's rare from what I have even heard mentioned.

It's just something to be aware of.  
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Re: Windows update changing function keys

Soronel Haetir
 

Unfortunately I've experienced several times where a bios update
overrides customizations.

You're right that it shouldn't but "shouldn't" and "doesn't" are not
the same thing.

On 4/20/21, Chris via groups.io <chrismedley=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:
Even a firmware update should not change any settings


From: Randy Barnett
Sent: 20 April 2021 19:38
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows update changing function keys

The the new unified firmware interface Windows can actually make changes to
the bios and even updated as Brian said. if you using legacy bios windows
can't interact with it.
Randy Barnett

On Apr 19, 2021, at 11:52 AM, Chris via groups.io
<chrismedley=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

I have an acer, and I never heard or come across such an issue, and I
wouldn’t have thaught an windows update would change any bios settings in
itself

Maybe the cmos battery is at fault here, rather than windows



From: Marianne Denning
Sent: 19 April 2021 19:10
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Windows update changing function keys

I have an Acer running Windows 10 and the latest version of JAWS. The last 2
Windows updates have changed my function keys back to their original
settings. This means I have to add the function key to make typical commands
work. Has anyone else had a similar problem? I have to bring up my computer
and go into the BIOS and get sighted assistance to put the function keys
back the way I want them. This is extremely frustrating.








--
Soronel Haetir
soronel.haetir@gmail.com


moderated Re: Windows update changing function keys

Chris
 

Even a firmware update should not change any settings

 

 

From: Randy Barnett
Sent: 20 April 2021 19:38
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows update changing function keys

 

The the new unified firmware interface Windows can actually make changes to the bios and even updated as Brian said. if you using legacy bios windows can't interact with it.

Randy Barnett


On Apr 19, 2021, at 11:52 AM, Chris via groups.io <chrismedley@...> wrote:



I have an acer, and I never heard or come across such an issue, and I wouldn’t have thaught an windows update would change any bios settings in itself

 

Maybe the cmos battery is at fault here, rather than windows

 

 

 

From: Marianne Denning
Sent: 19 April 2021 19:10
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Windows update changing function keys

 

I have an Acer running Windows 10 and the latest version of JAWS. The last 2 Windows updates have changed my function keys back to their original settings. This means I have to add the function key to make typical commands work. Has anyone else had a similar problem? I have to bring up my computer and go into the BIOS and get sighted assistance to put the function keys back the way I want them. This is extremely frustrating.

 

 


moderated Re: Windows update changing function keys

Randy Barnett <blindmansbluff09@...>
 

The the new unified firmware interface Windows can actually make changes to the bios and even updated as Brian said. if you using legacy bios windows can't interact with it.

Randy Barnett

On Apr 19, 2021, at 11:52 AM, Chris via groups.io <chrismedley@...> wrote:



I have an acer, and I never heard or come across such an issue, and I wouldn’t have thaught an windows update would change any bios settings in itself

 

Maybe the cmos battery is at fault here, rather than windows

 

 

 

From: Marianne Denning
Sent: 19 April 2021 19:10
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Windows update changing function keys

 

I have an Acer running Windows 10 and the latest version of JAWS. The last 2 Windows updates have changed my function keys back to their original settings. This means I have to add the function key to make typical commands work. Has anyone else had a similar problem? I have to bring up my computer and go into the BIOS and get sighted assistance to put the function keys back the way I want them. This is extremely frustrating.

 


moderated Re: PowerPoint

Michael Munn
 

Yes You can    insert pictures from Powerpoint directly. To  do that, do the following steps. 
1. open PowerPoint and find a blank presentation. 
2.  Press Ault+N to  bring up the  insert menu. 
3. Press O to activate Online Pictures. 
4. Once you pressed O, you can type in the image you want. 
This is the quickest way to obtain images without going to IE or Chrome. 
I hope this helps
best regards 
michael Munn 

JAWS Certified, 2019

Member: Georgia Association of Blind Students National Federation of the Blind of Georgia  

www.nfbga.org


Member: National association of Blind Students National Federation of the Blind 

www.nfb.org

  Student of: Hadley Institute of the Blind 

www.hadley.edu



On Tue, Apr 20, 2021 at 1:38 PM Marianne Denning <marianne@...> wrote:

I used to put pictures from the Internet into my PP presentations using IE. Since IE is no longer supported is there another way to put pictures into the presentation?


moderated PowerPoint

Marianne Denning
 

I used to put pictures from the Internet into my PP presentations using IE. Since IE is no longer supported is there another way to put pictures into the presentation?


moderated Re: if you were getting a new HP EliteDesk 800 series computer.

Hank William Merchant
 

 
 
Hello back Sieghard,
 
Just curious, what kind of a price is a fellow looking at say for a HP EliteDesk 800 series with a g5 processor with say 16gb of ram and a 500gb ssd harddrive? Any help you can maybe give me on this would be greatly appreciated! Much thanks in advance.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kindest regards,
 
Hank
 
 

From: Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:34 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: if you were getting a new computer.
 

And for 98% of people even your computer is over-spect. As Brian pointed out, most users get buy with something quite basic and therre is little reason why most people should spend more than $800 or $1,000 on a computer. I personally am very fond of very small form factor Mini PC's for my retail store, I especially like the HP EliteDesk 800 series, I think current is maybe the G4 or G5. These are about 7 inches square and a couple inches thick, they can take I think up to 32 Gb of RAM where 8 or 16 is more than enough for most and they can take a couple of SSD's if you think you need more than one. Again, I think money is better spend on a computer with a 512 Gb SSD and if you want reliable storage invest in a 2or 4 disk NAS like a Synology 218+ or, this is the one I have for my business, a 918+. Put in whichever size drive you need, there is little point in having 12 Tb of storage if all you ever need is 2 or 3 Tb. Don't buy a cruise ship if all you need is a canoe.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Juan Hernandez
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2021 7:34 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: if you were getting a new computer.

 

Well said!

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2021 7:14 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: if you were getting a new computer.

 

Hi,

I concur with Brian and others who pointed out that it is important to think about purposes of getting a new computer and choose specs based on them. I myself have settled on a ThinkPad for the next laptop due to the reputation of its keyboard, as I sought a writer’s machine with decent specs (not the top of the line).

If I read Jim’s initial request correctly, he wants a machine for music production and related tasks. For these, I think a decent Intel I5 or I7 would suffice (four to six cores), or a cheaper alternative being a mid-range AMD Ryzen (3 or 5 should be enough). Apart from RAM (8 to 16 GB should be enough for music production needs), what’s more important for music professionals is the quality of the sound card (internal sound cards may work, but if one wants to get into heavy music production, add-on cards (PCI Express) or mixers are preferred, and you must factor that when purchasing this particular system).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2021 6:59 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: if you were getting a new computer.

 

On Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 09:39 AM, Steve Matzura wrote:

What on earth do you plan on doing with this thing?

-
This is the first and primary question anyone planning to purchase a computer should be asking.  I have seen far too many of my clients who were sold grossly overspecced systems for what they intend to do with them.  You match your tool to your task(s) and give yourself a bit of growing room.

From my business webpage:  "Unless you have very demanding computing needs it's unlikely you need or want a computer with every available bell and whistle."

People, even screen reader users, who are doing little more than web browsing, emailing, and using various typical office suite programs do not need a machine that's tricked out to the degree that it would work for multi-player realtime online gamers or professionals who use 3D modeling or animation software.  And unused processing power and/or memory is just a dead asset and waste of money.

I haven't seen even an intense business user need more than 16GB of RAM, and very few home users will ever benefit from that much, though if they've got it this will give most of them plenty of breathing room in the RAM department.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Re: Cannot find my new external hard disk

Dave Durber
 


Gezim:
 
You should ask your friend what they did to solve the problem just in case it happens again.
 
Dave
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2021 10:39 PM
Subject: Re: Cannot find my new external hard disk

Hello all,

 

I feel obliged to inform you that a sighted friend of mine fixed the issue for me, I think by doing something under Disk Management.

 

I sincerely thank you all for all your efforts to help me!

 

With all best wishes,

Gezim

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: e diel, 11 prill 2021 23:43
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Cannot find my new external hard disk

 

Brian:

 

Every hard drive I have purchased which is to be used as an internal drive, I have had to Ppartition and format, which, touch wood, I have not had to do, with any external USB storage device.

 

Dave

 

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

From: Brian Vogel

Sent: Sunday, April 11, 2021 3:14 AM

Subject: Re: Cannot find my new external hard disk

 

On Sat, Apr 10, 2021 at 10:05 PM, Richard Turner wrote:

I have not heard of a disk being sold without formatting since 3.5 inch diskettes

-
You young whippersnapper!   What about 5.25" floppy diskettes?  What about 8" floppy diskettes!

[By the way, you still can get internal drives that are uninitiaized.  But that's a different kettle of fish than any removable media.]
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

There are many who labor under the gross misapprehension that the Constitution is a cage and a laundry-list rather than a framework upon which great things have been and still will be built. Many things that are entirely Constitutional are not "in the Constitution," but are allowed under it.

            ~Brian Vogel


moderated Re: New computer fun

Dave Durber
 

Marty:
 
What you did to solve your problem, would have been the steps I was going to suggest you do.
 
Dave
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2021 11:50 PM
Subject: Re: New computer fun

Dave,  Yes, the folder name is the same.  I did solve my problem.  Here is how i did it.  I opened Winamp and tried to open a play list from the Music folder on the D drive.  The song names did populate the Winamp play list editor, but nothing would play.  I then opened a new playlist and hit L to add songs.  I then saved this play list which did play fine.  I then opened the play list that I just created with Notepad and looked at the file path for each song.  I also opened one of my original play lists in Notpad and compaired the file paths.  I noticed that in the new play list, the file path started with \Music\ where the file path in the original playlist started with \Users\Marty\Music\.  I then deleted \Users\Marty\ from one of the songs and replaced the first \.  I then opened this play list in Winamp and what do you know?  The only song that would play was the one that I changed the file path.  I then opened all of my play list files in Notepad, selected \Users\Marty\, hit Control H for Replace and replaced the selected text with \ and chose Replace all and hit OK.  This fixed my problem.  I don't quite understand just how it did, but all is working now.


Thanks

Love in Christ

Marty

On 4/16/2021 11:16 AM, Dave Durber wrote:
Marty:
 
Does the name of the folder in which you keep your audio files and play lists on the D drive, have the same name as it did when it was located on the c drive?
 
Dave
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:59 AM
Subject: New computer fun

Hello everyone.  I have made the change from Windows 7 to a brand new Windows 10 machine with lots of bells and  whisels.  I have transferred all of my files to the D drive, which before, they were in the C drive.  Now for the fun part.  How do I get my playlists to play in Winamp?  I am running the most recent JAWS update.  The music files and the play list .M3U files are together in the same folder thatt they were on my old computer.  The Winamp program, however is on the C drive.  Is this my problem?

I have lots of other questions like how to get my contacts into Outlook 2016 or Windows Mail, but that is another thread.  Thanks in advanced for any hents.

Love in Christ

Marty

The Gospel is freely accessible to all.


moderated Re: if you were getting a new computer.

 

And for 98% of people even your computer is over-spect. As Brian pointed out, most users get buy with something quite basic and therre is little reason why most people should spend more than $800 or $1,000 on a computer. I personally am very fond of very small form factor Mini PC's for my retail store, I especially like the HP EliteDesk 800 series, I think current is maybe the G4 or G5. These are about 7 inches square and a couple inches thick, they can take I think up to 32 Gb of RAM where 8 or 16 is more than enough for most and they can take a couple of SSD's if you think you need more than one. Again, I think money is better spend on a computer with a 512 Gb SSD and if you want reliable storage invest in a 2or 4 disk NAS like a Synology 218+ or, this is the one I have for my business, a 918+. Put in whichever size drive you need, there is little point in having 12 Tb of storage if all you ever need is 2 or 3 Tb. Don't buy a cruise ship if all you need is a canoe.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Juan Hernandez
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2021 7:34 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: if you were getting a new computer.

 

Well said!

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2021 7:14 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: if you were getting a new computer.

 

Hi,

I concur with Brian and others who pointed out that it is important to think about purposes of getting a new computer and choose specs based on them. I myself have settled on a ThinkPad for the next laptop due to the reputation of its keyboard, as I sought a writer’s machine with decent specs (not the top of the line).

If I read Jim’s initial request correctly, he wants a machine for music production and related tasks. For these, I think a decent Intel I5 or I7 would suffice (four to six cores), or a cheaper alternative being a mid-range AMD Ryzen (3 or 5 should be enough). Apart from RAM (8 to 16 GB should be enough for music production needs), what’s more important for music professionals is the quality of the sound card (internal sound cards may work, but if one wants to get into heavy music production, add-on cards (PCI Express) or mixers are preferred, and you must factor that when purchasing this particular system).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2021 6:59 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: if you were getting a new computer.

 

On Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 09:39 AM, Steve Matzura wrote:

What on earth do you plan on doing with this thing?

-
This is the first and primary question anyone planning to purchase a computer should be asking.  I have seen far too many of my clients who were sold grossly overspecced systems for what they intend to do with them.  You match your tool to your task(s) and give yourself a bit of growing room.

From my business webpage:  "Unless you have very demanding computing needs it's unlikely you need or want a computer with every available bell and whistle."

People, even screen reader users, who are doing little more than web browsing, emailing, and using various typical office suite programs do not need a machine that's tricked out to the degree that it would work for multi-player realtime online gamers or professionals who use 3D modeling or animation software.  And unused processing power and/or memory is just a dead asset and waste of money.

I haven't seen even an intense business user need more than 16GB of RAM, and very few home users will ever benefit from that much, though if they've got it this will give most of them plenty of breathing room in the RAM department.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Re: Cannot find my new external hard disk

Randy Barnett <blindmansbluff09@...>
 

my post the very first response to this question was to do exactly what is friend did.  go to diss manager look for the drive and assign a drive letter, initialize or format as needed. That's what was required to fix his issue. strange how much flack I got for that statement… LOL :-)

Randy Barnett

On Apr 19, 2021, at 2:51 PM, Alan Lemly <walemly@...> wrote:



Gezim,

 

That’s great that your new external hard disk is now being recognized and working as expected. Considering the wealth of responses that were provided to your post, it would be nice if in the future you get more resolution details from whoever helps you so you could share them with the list.

 

Alan Lemly

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gezim Rexha
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2021 4:40 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Cannot find my new external hard disk

 

Hello all,

 

I feel obliged to inform you that a sighted friend of mine fixed the issue for me, I think by doing something under Disk Management.

 

I sincerely thank you all for all your efforts to help me!

 

With all best wishes,

Gezim

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: e diel, 11 prill 2021 23:43
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Cannot find my new external hard disk

 

Brian:

 

Every hard drive I have purchased which is to be used as an internal drive, I have had to Ppartition and format, which, touch wood, I have not had to do, with any external USB storage device.

 

Dave

 

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

Sent: Sunday, April 11, 2021 3:14 AM

Subject: Re: Cannot find my new external hard disk

 

On Sat, Apr 10, 2021 at 10:05 PM, Richard Turner wrote:

I have not heard of a disk being sold without formatting since 3.5 inch diskettes

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You young whippersnapper!   What about 5.25" floppy diskettes?  What about 8" floppy diskettes!

[By the way, you still can get internal drives that are uninitiaized.  But that's a different kettle of fish than any removable media.]
 
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