Date   

moderated JAWS and Outlook on Windows 10

Loreal Lavigna
 

So I’m noticing that I’m having issues with Outlook on Windows 10.  Outlook continually and periodically keeps crashing for no apparent reason.  Is this an MS Outlook issue or has anyone else noticed this specifically with Windows 10?  I had some issues like this with Windows 7, but it seems like this is happening more frequently with Windows 10.

 

Thanks!

 

Loreal

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


moderated Re: JAWS and Windows 10 notification area/actions area shortcuts

David Griffith
 

Try bringing up the context menu with the application key on each action.

David Griffith

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Soronel Haetir
Sent: 18 September 2019 09:33
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Windows 10 notification area/actions area shortcuts

 

The one I have problems with is actually triggering items in Action

Center. I have reason to belive the at least some of the labels are

clickable but enter activates the clear list button instead.

 

On 9/17/19, Loreal Lavigna <loreallavigna@...> wrote:

> Thanks I really appreciate it!  I’m relearning things with Windows 10 since

> I haven’t used it in about 18months, not since I was working for a company

> who used it exclusively.  I’ve been a Windows 7 PC for most of my

> personal/professional use from 2013 through 2019, until I wound up having to

> upgrade to Windows 10 as Windows 7 is being phased out and completely

> unsupported as of January 2020.

> From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Griffith

> Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:22 AM

> To: main@jfw.groups.io

> Subject: Re: JAWS and Windows 10 notification area/actions area shortcuts

> To access the Action area press windows key plus A.

> To access the system tray/ notification area press Windows plus B.

> To expand the notification area  press space on the notification cheveron

> button after pressing windows B.

> David Griffith

> Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986>  for Windows

> 10

> From: Loreal Lavigna <mailto:loreallavigna@...>

> Sent: 17 September 2019 05:17

> To: jfw@groups.io <mailto:jfw@groups.io>

> Subject: JAWS and Windows 10 notification area/actions area shortcuts

> Wondering if there are any shortcuts in order using a windows 10 laptop?  I

> have all updates installed.  Any help will be greatly appreciated!!!

> Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986>  for Windows

> 10

>

 

 

--

Soronel Haetir

soronel.haetir@...

 

 

 


moderated Re: JAWS and Windows 10 notification area/actions area shortcuts

Loreal Lavigna
 

I’ve noticed some of the same to be honest with you.  I’m still reading and trying to figure things out, so if I happen to come across anything I’ll certainly pass it along!

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Soronel Haetir
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 4:33 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Windows 10 notification area/actions area shortcuts

 

The one I have problems with is actually triggering items in Action

Center. I have reason to belive the at least some of the labels are

clickable but enter activates the clear list button instead.

 

On 9/17/19, Loreal Lavigna <loreallavigna@...> wrote:

> Thanks I really appreciate it!  I’m relearning things with Windows 10 since

> I haven’t used it in about 18months, not since I was working for a company

> who used it exclusively.  I’ve been a Windows 7 PC for most of my

> personal/professional use from 2013 through 2019, until I wound up having to

> upgrade to Windows 10 as Windows 7 is being phased out and completely

> unsupported as of January 2020.

> From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Griffith

> Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:22 AM

> To: main@jfw.groups.io

> Subject: Re: JAWS and Windows 10 notification area/actions area shortcuts

> To access the Action area press windows key plus A.

> To access the system tray/ notification area press Windows plus B.

> To expand the notification area  press space on the notification cheveron

> button after pressing windows B.

> David Griffith

> Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986>  for Windows

> 10

> From: Loreal Lavigna <mailto:loreallavigna@...>

> Sent: 17 September 2019 05:17

> To: jfw@groups.io <mailto:jfw@groups.io>

> Subject: JAWS and Windows 10 notification area/actions area shortcuts

> Wondering if there are any shortcuts in order using a windows 10 laptop?  I

> have all updates installed.  Any help will be greatly appreciated!!!

> Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986>  for Windows

> 10

>

 

 

--

Soronel Haetir

soronel.haetir@...

 

 

 


moderated Re: JAWS and Windows 10 notification area/actions area shortcuts

Soronel Haetir
 

The one I have problems with is actually triggering items in Action
Center. I have reason to belive the at least some of the labels are
clickable but enter activates the clear list button instead.

On 9/17/19, Loreal Lavigna <loreallavigna@...> wrote:
Thanks I really appreciate it! I’m relearning things with Windows 10 since
I haven’t used it in about 18months, not since I was working for a company
who used it exclusively. I’ve been a Windows 7 PC for most of my
personal/professional use from 2013 through 2019, until I wound up having to
upgrade to Windows 10 as Windows 7 is being phased out and completely
unsupported as of January 2020.



From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:22 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Windows 10 notification area/actions area shortcuts



To access the Action area press windows key plus A.

To access the system tray/ notification area press Windows plus B.

To expand the notification area press space on the notification cheveron
button after pressing windows B.

David Griffith



Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for Windows
10



From: Loreal Lavigna <mailto:loreallavigna@...>
Sent: 17 September 2019 05:17
To: jfw@groups.io <mailto:jfw@groups.io>
Subject: JAWS and Windows 10 notification area/actions area shortcuts



Wondering if there are any shortcuts in order using a windows 10 laptop? I
have all updates installed. Any help will be greatly appreciated!!!



Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for Windows
10










--
Soronel Haetir
soronel.haetir@...


moderated Re: Laptop updating

Glenn / Lenny
 

Maybe they don't have any of the 8GB available in that type.
Or if you only want 16GB, just order 4 of the 4GB ones.

Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mario" <mrb620@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:43 PM
Subject: Re: Laptop updating


nope, the processor can support up to 32 GB and the motherboard has 4
slots.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Glenn / Lenny [mailto:glennervin@...]
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 6:44 PM
Subject: Laptop updating
It could be that 8GB is the computer's capacity.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mario" <mrb620@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:42 PM
Subject: Re: Laptop updating


when the scan results with recommended modules but none have the
capacity that is wanted, is there a way to specify or see higher
capacity modules? for example, the results show 2 2 GB and 2 4 GB
modules but you want at least 2 single 8 GB modules to purchase as a
replacement for the 2 4 GB modules in the PC.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Mike B [mailto:mb69mach1@...]
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 6:08 PM
Subject: Laptop updating
As far as RAM goes, I would go with Crucial. You can go to,
www.crucial.com <http://www.crucial.com>
and run a Crucial scan of your computer. This scan will tell you what
your motherboard maximum amount is, also tell you how many slots you
have and give you the recommended RAM specifically for your motherboard.
For the SSD, I've never used a Crucial SSD, but I've always used the
Samsung brand and have had nothing but good luck with it. I'm sure
there other excellent choices, but this is only my 2¢ worth.

Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool. Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is
that somebody screwed up.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Rick Mladek <mailto:hmladek@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Sent:* Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:32 PM
*Subject:* Re: Laptop updating

Thank you.

I’ll let you know how it goes. Any referrals on the ram sticks and sd HD?

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
<main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>> *On Behalf Of *Glenn /
Lenny
*Sent:* Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:18 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Laptop updating

Hi Rick,

I have changed many laptop HDs and RAM sticks.

Usually there are two separate covers for these on the underside of the
laptop, but sometimes there is just one cover.

It will have screws to remove, and you will have to feel for the screws
and then the patterns of seams to figure out which is which.

The RAM cover is usually smaller

The RAM will have wire on the sides of the RAM that hold in the RAM
stick or sticks.

You typically squeeze the sides of the RAM to lift it out.

Forget the idea of a wrist strap, as that is for sighted folk who
may not rest their arm on the chassis while doing the work. The
wrist strap is to discharge static from your body, but I believe
that it would not be possible to non-visually do this without
touching the chassis.

Make note of the notch in the RAM stick along the contacts, as there
is a bump that it lines up with in the slot that can be felt.

The HD will pull away from where it slides in, there is usually a
cover to unscrew from that before sliding it out.

HTH.

You may want to feel the parts you are putting in carefully, so you
can compare them for orientation in the motherboard.

HTH.

Glenn

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

*From:*Rick Mladek <mailto:hmladek@...>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:07 PM

*Subject:*Laptop updating

Good afternoon all,

With the talk regarding windows 7 and 10, I recently noticed my
laptop is windows 7, as well. I will update this to windows 10 and
although being a Dell XPS 15Z model, it is as slow as a herd of
turtles comparing to my desktop which has a SD HD. I’ll be putting
in a SD HD, upgrading the ram from 4 to 8 and therefore, my
question...

When I take the SD HD and have it as main and then use the older
7200 HD as a back-up drive, is this more difficult and I should have
a computer store do the work or is is all this work able to be done?
I will have unprofessional sighted assistance and have worked on and
built tower systems but with the laptop and the smaller size, is
this more than I should attempt?

Also, I would be attempting to do all the shuffling of information
from the old hard drive to the new SD with the latest version/update
of Jaws 2019.

Thanks for all comments,

Rick











.





moderated Re: Laptop updating

Mario
 

nope, the processor can support up to 32 GB and the motherboard has 4 slots.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Glenn / Lenny [mailto:glennervin@...]
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 6:44 PM
Subject: Laptop updating
It could be that 8GB is the computer's capacity.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mario" <mrb620@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:42 PM
Subject: Re: Laptop updating


when the scan results with recommended modules but none have the
capacity that is wanted, is there a way to specify or see higher
capacity modules? for example, the results show 2 2 GB and 2 4 GB
modules but you want at least 2 single 8 GB modules to purchase as a
replacement for the 2 4 GB modules in the PC.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Mike B [mailto:mb69mach1@...]
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 6:08 PM
Subject: Laptop updating
As far as RAM goes, I would go with Crucial. You can go to,
www.crucial.com <http://www.crucial.com>
and run a Crucial scan of your computer. This scan will tell you what
your motherboard maximum amount is, also tell you how many slots you
have and give you the recommended RAM specifically for your motherboard.
For the SSD, I've never used a Crucial SSD, but I've always used the
Samsung brand and have had nothing but good luck with it. I'm sure
there other excellent choices, but this is only my 2¢ worth.

Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool. Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is
that somebody screwed up.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Rick Mladek <mailto:hmladek@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Sent:* Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:32 PM
*Subject:* Re: Laptop updating

Thank you.

I’ll let you know how it goes. Any referrals on the ram sticks and sd HD?

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
<main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>> *On Behalf Of *Glenn /
Lenny
*Sent:* Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:18 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Laptop updating

Hi Rick,

I have changed many laptop HDs and RAM sticks.

Usually there are two separate covers for these on the underside of the
laptop, but sometimes there is just one cover.

It will have screws to remove, and you will have to feel for the screws
and then the patterns of seams to figure out which is which.

The RAM cover is usually smaller

The RAM will have wire on the sides of the RAM that hold in the RAM
stick or sticks.

    You typically squeeze the sides of the RAM to lift it out.

    Forget the idea of a wrist strap, as that is for sighted folk who
    may not rest their arm on the chassis while doing the work. The
    wrist strap is to discharge static from your body, but I believe
    that it would not be possible to non-visually do this without
    touching the chassis.

    Make note of the notch in the RAM stick along the contacts, as there
    is a bump that it lines up with in the slot that can be felt.

    The HD will pull away from where it slides in, there is usually a
    cover to unscrew from that before sliding it out.

    HTH.

    You may want to feel the parts you are putting in carefully, so you
    can compare them for orientation in the motherboard.

    HTH.

    Glenn

    ----- Original Message -----

    *From:*Rick Mladek <mailto:hmladek@...>

    *To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

    *Sent:*Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:07 PM

    *Subject:*Laptop updating

    Good afternoon all,

    With the talk regarding windows 7 and 10, I recently noticed my
    laptop is windows 7, as well. I will update this to windows 10 and
    although being a Dell XPS 15Z model, it is as slow as a herd of
    turtles comparing to my desktop which has a SD HD. I’ll be putting
    in a SD HD, upgrading the ram from 4 to 8 and therefore, my
question...

    When I take the SD HD and have it as main and then use the older
    7200 HD as a back-up drive, is this more difficult and I should have
    a computer store do the work or is is all this work able to be done?
    I will have unprofessional sighted assistance and have worked on and
    built tower systems but with the laptop and the smaller size, is
    this more than I should attempt?

    Also, I would be attempting to do all the shuffling of information
    from the old hard drive to the new SD with the latest version/update
    of Jaws 2019.

    Thanks for all comments,

    Rick











.


moderated Re: Laptop updating

Mike B
 


Hi Mario,
 
I've never run into the problem you're pointing out, but I believe the website has a more options selection also.  The best way to find out is to experiment by running a scan to see what results you come up with.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:44 PM
Subject: Re: Laptop updating

It could be that 8GB is the computer's capacity.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mario" <mrb620@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:42 PM
Subject: Re: Laptop updating


> when the scan results with recommended modules but none have the
> capacity that is wanted, is there a way to specify or see higher
> capacity modules? for example, the results show 2 2 GB and 2 4 GB
> modules but you want at least 2 single 8 GB modules to purchase as a
> replacement for the 2 4 GB modules in the PC.
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> From: Mike B [mailto:mb69mach1@...]
> To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
> Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 6:08 PM
> Subject: Laptop updating
> As far as RAM goes, I would go with Crucial. You can go to,
> www.crucial.com <http://www.crucial.com>
> and run a Crucial scan of your computer. This scan will tell you what
> your motherboard maximum amount is, also tell you how many slots you
> have and give you the recommended RAM specifically for your motherboard.
> For the SSD, I've never used a Crucial SSD, but I've always used the
> Samsung brand and have had nothing but good luck with it. I'm sure
> there other excellent choices, but this is only my 2¢ worth.
>
> Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool. Go dodgers!
> I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is
> that somebody screwed up.
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Rick Mladek <mailto:hmladek@...>
> *To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:32 PM
> *Subject:* Re: Laptop updating
>
> Thank you.
>
> I’ll let you know how it goes. Any referrals on the ram sticks and sd HD?
>
> *From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
> <main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>> *On Behalf Of *Glenn /
> Lenny
> *Sent:* Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:18 PM
> *To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
> *Subject:* Re: Laptop updating
>
> Hi Rick,
>
> I have changed many laptop HDs and RAM sticks.
>
> Usually there are two separate covers for these on the underside of the
> laptop, but sometimes there is just one cover.
>
> It will have screws to remove, and you will have to feel for the screws
> and then the patterns of seams to figure out which is which.
>
> The RAM cover is usually smaller
>
> The RAM will have wire on the sides of the RAM that hold in the RAM
> stick or sticks.
>
>     You typically squeeze the sides of the RAM to lift it out.
>
>     Forget the idea of a wrist strap, as that is for sighted folk who
>     may not rest their arm on the chassis while doing the work. The
>     wrist strap is to discharge static from your body, but I believe
>     that it would not be possible to non-visually do this without
>     touching the chassis.
>
>     Make note of the notch in the RAM stick along the contacts, as there
>     is a bump that it lines up with in the slot that can be felt.
>
>     The HD will pull away from where it slides in, there is usually a
>     cover to unscrew from that before sliding it out.
>
>     HTH.
>
>     You may want to feel the parts you are putting in carefully, so you
>     can compare them for orientation in the motherboard.
>
>     HTH.
>
>     Glenn
>
>     ----- Original Message -----
>
>     *From:*Rick Mladek <mailto:hmladek@...>
>
>     *To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
>
>     *Sent:*Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:07 PM
>
>     *Subject:*Laptop updating
>
>     Good afternoon all,
>
>     With the talk regarding windows 7 and 10, I recently noticed my
>     laptop is windows 7, as well. I will update this to windows 10 and
>     although being a Dell XPS 15Z model, it is as slow as a herd of
>     turtles comparing to my desktop which has a SD HD. I’ll be putting
>     in a SD HD, upgrading the ram from 4 to 8 and therefore, my
> question...
>
>     When I take the SD HD and have it as main and then use the older
>     7200 HD as a back-up drive, is this more difficult and I should have
>     a computer store do the work or is is all this work able to be done?
>     I will have unprofessional sighted assistance and have worked on and
>     built tower systems but with the laptop and the smaller size, is
>     this more than I should attempt?
>
>     Also, I would be attempting to do all the shuffling of information
>     from the old hard drive to the new SD with the latest version/update
>     of Jaws 2019.
>
>     Thanks for all comments,
>
>     Rick
>
>
>
>
>
>
>




moderated Re: Laptop updating

Glenn / Lenny
 

It could be that 8GB is the computer's capacity.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mario" <mrb620@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:42 PM
Subject: Re: Laptop updating


when the scan results with recommended modules but none have the
capacity that is wanted, is there a way to specify or see higher
capacity modules? for example, the results show 2 2 GB and 2 4 GB
modules but you want at least 2 single 8 GB modules to purchase as a
replacement for the 2 4 GB modules in the PC.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Mike B [mailto:mb69mach1@...]
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 6:08 PM
Subject: Laptop updating
As far as RAM goes, I would go with Crucial. You can go to,
www.crucial.com <http://www.crucial.com>
and run a Crucial scan of your computer. This scan will tell you what
your motherboard maximum amount is, also tell you how many slots you
have and give you the recommended RAM specifically for your motherboard.
For the SSD, I've never used a Crucial SSD, but I've always used the
Samsung brand and have had nothing but good luck with it. I'm sure
there other excellent choices, but this is only my 2¢ worth.

Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool. Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is
that somebody screwed up.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Rick Mladek <mailto:hmladek@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Sent:* Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:32 PM
*Subject:* Re: Laptop updating

Thank you.

I’ll let you know how it goes. Any referrals on the ram sticks and sd HD?

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
<main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>> *On Behalf Of *Glenn /
Lenny
*Sent:* Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:18 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Laptop updating

Hi Rick,

I have changed many laptop HDs and RAM sticks.

Usually there are two separate covers for these on the underside of the
laptop, but sometimes there is just one cover.

It will have screws to remove, and you will have to feel for the screws
and then the patterns of seams to figure out which is which.

The RAM cover is usually smaller

The RAM will have wire on the sides of the RAM that hold in the RAM
stick or sticks.

You typically squeeze the sides of the RAM to lift it out.

Forget the idea of a wrist strap, as that is for sighted folk who
may not rest their arm on the chassis while doing the work. The
wrist strap is to discharge static from your body, but I believe
that it would not be possible to non-visually do this without
touching the chassis.

Make note of the notch in the RAM stick along the contacts, as there
is a bump that it lines up with in the slot that can be felt.

The HD will pull away from where it slides in, there is usually a
cover to unscrew from that before sliding it out.

HTH.

You may want to feel the parts you are putting in carefully, so you
can compare them for orientation in the motherboard.

HTH.

Glenn

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

*From:*Rick Mladek <mailto:hmladek@...>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:07 PM

*Subject:*Laptop updating

Good afternoon all,

With the talk regarding windows 7 and 10, I recently noticed my
laptop is windows 7, as well. I will update this to windows 10 and
although being a Dell XPS 15Z model, it is as slow as a herd of
turtles comparing to my desktop which has a SD HD. I’ll be putting
in a SD HD, upgrading the ram from 4 to 8 and therefore, my
question...

When I take the SD HD and have it as main and then use the older
7200 HD as a back-up drive, is this more difficult and I should have
a computer store do the work or is is all this work able to be done?
I will have unprofessional sighted assistance and have worked on and
built tower systems but with the laptop and the smaller size, is
this more than I should attempt?

Also, I would be attempting to do all the shuffling of information
from the old hard drive to the new SD with the latest version/update
of Jaws 2019.

Thanks for all comments,

Rick






moderated Re: Laptop updating

Mario
 

when the scan results with recommended modules but none have the
capacity that is wanted, is there a way to specify or see higher
capacity modules? for example, the results show 2 2 GB and 2 4 GB
modules but you want at least 2 single 8 GB modules to purchase as a
replacement for the 2 4 GB modules in the PC.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Mike B [mailto:mb69mach1@...]
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 6:08 PM
Subject: Laptop updating
As far as RAM goes, I would go with Crucial.  You can go to,
www.crucial.com <http://www.crucial.com>
and run a Crucial scan of your computer.  This scan will tell you what
your motherboard maximum amount is, also tell you how many slots you
have and give you the recommended RAM specifically for your motherboard.
For the SSD, I've never used a Crucial SSD, but I've always used the
Samsung brand and have had nothing but good luck with it.  I'm sure
there other excellent choices, but this is only my 2¢ worth.

Take care. Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is
that somebody screwed up.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Rick Mladek <mailto:hmladek@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Sent:* Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:32 PM
*Subject:* Re: Laptop updating

Thank you.

I’ll let you know how it goes. Any referrals on the ram sticks and sd HD?

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
<main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>> *On Behalf Of *Glenn /
Lenny
*Sent:* Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:18 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Laptop updating

Hi Rick,

I have changed many laptop HDs and RAM sticks.

Usually there are two separate covers for these on the underside of the
laptop, but sometimes there is just one cover.

It will have screws to remove, and you will have to feel for the screws
and then the patterns of seams to figure out which is which.

The RAM cover is usually smaller

The RAM will have wire on the sides of the RAM that hold in the RAM
stick or sticks.

You typically squeeze the sides of the RAM to lift it out.

Forget the idea of a wrist strap, as that is for sighted folk who
may not rest their arm on the chassis while doing the work.  The
wrist strap is to discharge static from your body, but I believe
that it would not be possible to non-visually do this without
touching the chassis.

Make note of the notch in the RAM stick along the contacts, as there
is a bump that it lines up with in the slot that can be felt.

The HD will pull away from where it slides in, there is usually a
cover to unscrew from that before sliding it out.

HTH.

You may want to feel the parts you are putting in carefully, so you
can compare them for orientation in the motherboard.

HTH.

Glenn

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

*From:*Rick Mladek <mailto:hmladek@...>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:07 PM

*Subject:*Laptop updating

Good afternoon all,

With the talk regarding windows 7 and 10, I recently noticed my
laptop is windows 7, as well. I will update this to windows 10 and
although being a Dell XPS 15Z model, it is as slow as a herd of
turtles comparing to my desktop which has a SD HD. I’ll be putting
in a SD HD, upgrading the ram from 4 to 8 and therefore, my question...

When I take the SD HD and have it as main and then use the older
7200 HD as a back-up drive, is this more difficult and I should have
a computer store do the work or is is all this work able to be done?
I will have unprofessional sighted assistance and have worked on and
built tower systems but with the laptop and the smaller size, is
this more than I should attempt?

Also, I would be attempting to do all the shuffling of information
from the old hard drive to the new SD with the latest version/update
of Jaws 2019.

Thanks for all comments,

Rick


moderated Re: Laptop updating

Mario
 

Samsung makes and tests their own SSD', so the quality is there.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Mike B [mailto:mb69mach1@...]
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 6:08 PM
Subject: Laptop updating
As far as RAM goes, I would go with Crucial.  You can go to,
www.crucial.com <http://www.crucial.com>
and run a Crucial scan of your computer.  This scan will tell you what
your motherboard maximum amount is, also tell you how many slots you
have and give you the recommended RAM specifically for your motherboard.
For the SSD, I've never used a Crucial SSD, but I've always used the
Samsung brand and have had nothing but good luck with it.  I'm sure
there other excellent choices, but this is only my 2¢ worth.

Take care. Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is
that somebody screwed up.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Rick Mladek <mailto:hmladek@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Sent:* Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:32 PM
*Subject:* Re: Laptop updating

Thank you.

I’ll let you know how it goes. Any referrals on the ram sticks and sd HD?

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
<main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>> *On Behalf Of *Glenn /
Lenny
*Sent:* Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:18 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Laptop updating

Hi Rick,

I have changed many laptop HDs and RAM sticks.

Usually there are two separate covers for these on the underside of the
laptop, but sometimes there is just one cover.

It will have screws to remove, and you will have to feel for the screws
and then the patterns of seams to figure out which is which.

The RAM cover is usually smaller

The RAM will have wire on the sides of the RAM that hold in the RAM
stick or sticks.

You typically squeeze the sides of the RAM to lift it out.

Forget the idea of a wrist strap, as that is for sighted folk who
may not rest their arm on the chassis while doing the work.  The
wrist strap is to discharge static from your body, but I believe
that it would not be possible to non-visually do this without
touching the chassis.

Make note of the notch in the RAM stick along the contacts, as there
is a bump that it lines up with in the slot that can be felt.

The HD will pull away from where it slides in, there is usually a
cover to unscrew from that before sliding it out.

HTH.

You may want to feel the parts you are putting in carefully, so you
can compare them for orientation in the motherboard.

HTH.

Glenn

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

*From:*Rick Mladek <mailto:hmladek@...>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:07 PM

*Subject:*Laptop updating

Good afternoon all,

With the talk regarding windows 7 and 10, I recently noticed my
laptop is windows 7, as well. I will update this to windows 10 and
although being a Dell XPS 15Z model, it is as slow as a herd of
turtles comparing to my desktop which has a SD HD. I’ll be putting
in a SD HD, upgrading the ram from 4 to 8 and therefore, my question...

When I take the SD HD and have it as main and then use the older
7200 HD as a back-up drive, is this more difficult and I should have
a computer store do the work or is is all this work able to be done?
I will have unprofessional sighted assistance and have worked on and
built tower systems but with the laptop and the smaller size, is
this more than I should attempt?

Also, I would be attempting to do all the shuffling of information
from the old hard drive to the new SD with the latest version/update
of Jaws 2019.

Thanks for all comments,

Rick


moderated Re: Laptop updating

Glenn / Lenny
 


In terms of RAM, and if it's available for a machine, I like ECC RAM.
Error Correcting Code, because data corruption often happens and this can save from data loss.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:15 PM
Subject: Re: Laptop updating

I too prefer Samsung but I have used a Crucial SSD and it was fine. In everyday use it was fast but the Samsung was faster in file transfers and testing. If your laptop has a M2 NVME port use it! you can get transfer rates over 2 terabytes per second! My Samgsung 960 Pro read at 2.5TBs and wrote at 2.3TBs. Win 10 loads in less than 10 seconds!

On 9/17/2019 3:08 PM, Mike B wrote:

As far as RAM goes, I would go with Crucial.  You can go to,
 
 
and run a Crucial scan of your computer.  This scan will tell you what your motherboard maximum amount is, also tell you how many slots you have and give you the recommended RAM specifically for your motherboard.
 
For the SSD, I've never used a Crucial SSD, but I've always used the Samsung brand and have had nothing but good luck with it.  I'm sure there other excellent choices, but this is only my 2¢ worth.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:32 PM
Subject: Re: Laptop updating

Thank you.

I’ll let you know how it goes. Any referrals on the ram sticks and sd HD?

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Laptop updating

Hi Rick,

I have changed many laptop HDs and RAM sticks.

Usually there are two separate covers for these on the underside of the laptop, but sometimes there is just one cover.

It will have screws to remove, and you will have to feel for the screws and then the patterns of seams to figure out which is which.

The RAM cover is usually smaller

The RAM will have wire on the sides of the RAM that hold in the RAM stick or sticks.

You typically squeeze the sides of the RAM to lift it out.

Forget the idea of a wrist strap, as that is for sighted folk who may not rest their arm on the chassis while doing the work.  The wrist strap is to discharge static from your body, but I believe that it would not be possible to non-visually do this without touching the chassis.

Make note of the notch in the RAM stick along the contacts, as there is a bump that it lines up with in the slot that can be felt.

The HD will pull away from where it slides in, there is usually a cover to unscrew from that before sliding it out.

HTH.

You may want to feel the parts you are putting in carefully, so you can compare them for orientation in the motherboard.

HTH.

Glenn

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

From: Rick Mladek

Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:07 PM

Subject: Laptop updating

Good afternoon all,

With the talk regarding windows 7 and 10, I recently noticed my laptop is windows 7, as well. I will update this to windows 10 and although being a Dell XPS 15Z model, it is as slow as a herd of turtles comparing to my desktop which has a SD HD. I’ll be putting in a SD HD, upgrading the ram from 4 to 8 and therefore, my question...

When I take the SD HD and have it as main and then use the older 7200 HD as a back-up drive, is this more difficult and I should have a computer store do the work or is is all this work able to be done? I will have unprofessional sighted assistance and have worked on and built tower systems but with the laptop and the smaller size, is this more than I should attempt?

Also, I would be attempting to do all the shuffling of information from the old hard drive to the new SD with the latest version/update of Jaws 2019.

Thanks for all comments,

Rick


moderated Re: Laptop updating

Randy Barnett
 

I too prefer Samsung but I have used a Crucial SSD and it was fine. In everyday use it was fast but the Samsung was faster in file transfers and testing. If your laptop has a M2 NVME port use it! you can get transfer rates over 2 terabytes per second! My Samgsung 960 Pro read at 2.5TBs and wrote at 2.3TBs. Win 10 loads in less than 10 seconds!

On 9/17/2019 3:08 PM, Mike B wrote:

As far as RAM goes, I would go with Crucial.  You can go to,
 
 
and run a Crucial scan of your computer.  This scan will tell you what your motherboard maximum amount is, also tell you how many slots you have and give you the recommended RAM specifically for your motherboard.
 
For the SSD, I've never used a Crucial SSD, but I've always used the Samsung brand and have had nothing but good luck with it.  I'm sure there other excellent choices, but this is only my 2¢ worth.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:32 PM
Subject: Re: Laptop updating

Thank you.

 

I’ll let you know how it goes. Any referrals on the ram sticks and sd HD?

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Laptop updating

 

Hi Rick,

I have changed many laptop HDs and RAM sticks.

Usually there are two separate covers for these on the underside of the laptop, but sometimes there is just one cover.

It will have screws to remove, and you will have to feel for the screws and then the patterns of seams to figure out which is which.

The RAM cover is usually smaller

The RAM will have wire on the sides of the RAM that hold in the RAM stick or sticks.

You typically squeeze the sides of the RAM to lift it out.

Forget the idea of a wrist strap, as that is for sighted folk who may not rest their arm on the chassis while doing the work.  The wrist strap is to discharge static from your body, but I believe that it would not be possible to non-visually do this without touching the chassis.

Make note of the notch in the RAM stick along the contacts, as there is a bump that it lines up with in the slot that can be felt.

The HD will pull away from where it slides in, there is usually a cover to unscrew from that before sliding it out.

HTH.

You may want to feel the parts you are putting in carefully, so you can compare them for orientation in the motherboard.

HTH.

 

Glenn

 

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

From: Rick Mladek

Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:07 PM

Subject: Laptop updating

 

Good afternoon all,

 

With the talk regarding windows 7 and 10, I recently noticed my laptop is windows 7, as well. I will update this to windows 10 and although being a Dell XPS 15Z model, it is as slow as a herd of turtles comparing to my desktop which has a SD HD. I’ll be putting in a SD HD, upgrading the ram from 4 to 8 and therefore, my question...

 

When I take the SD HD and have it as main and then use the older 7200 HD as a back-up drive, is this more difficult and I should have a computer store do the work or is is all this work able to be done? I will have unprofessional sighted assistance and have worked on and built tower systems but with the laptop and the smaller size, is this more than I should attempt?

 

Also, I would be attempting to do all the shuffling of information from the old hard drive to the new SD with the latest version/update of Jaws 2019.

 

Thanks for all comments,

 

Rick


moderated Re: Laptop updating

Rick Mladek
 

Yes, I also bet Dell would know since purchased from them... or would hope so lol...

 

Thanks all...

 

Rick

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:38 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Laptop updating

 

I have bought it at:

Crucial Memory has a buying guide that ensures that you get the right kind for your computer.

There may be others that do this as well.

Glenn

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

Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:32 PM

Subject: Re: Laptop updating

 

Thank you.

 

I’ll let you know how it goes. Any referrals on the ram sticks and sd HD?

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Laptop updating

 

Hi Rick,

I have changed many laptop HDs and RAM sticks.

Usually there are two separate covers for these on the underside of the laptop, but sometimes there is just one cover.

It will have screws to remove, and you will have to feel for the screws and then the patterns of seams to figure out which is which.

The RAM cover is usually smaller

The RAM will have wire on the sides of the RAM that hold in the RAM stick or sticks.

You typically squeeze the sides of the RAM to lift it out.

Forget the idea of a wrist strap, as that is for sighted folk who may not rest their arm on the chassis while doing the work.  The wrist strap is to discharge static from your body, but I believe that it would not be possible to non-visually do this without touching the chassis.

Make note of the notch in the RAM stick along the contacts, as there is a bump that it lines up with in the slot that can be felt.

The HD will pull away from where it slides in, there is usually a cover to unscrew from that before sliding it out.

HTH.

You may want to feel the parts you are putting in carefully, so you can compare them for orientation in the motherboard.

HTH.

 

Glenn

 

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

Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:07 PM

Subject: Laptop updating

 

Good afternoon all,

 

With the talk regarding windows 7 and 10, I recently noticed my laptop is windows 7, as well. I will update this to windows 10 and although being a Dell XPS 15Z model, it is as slow as a herd of turtles comparing to my desktop which has a SD HD. I’ll be putting in a SD HD, upgrading the ram from 4 to 8 and therefore, my question...

 

When I take the SD HD and have it as main and then use the older 7200 HD as a back-up drive, is this more difficult and I should have a computer store do the work or is is all this work able to be done? I will have unprofessional sighted assistance and have worked on and built tower systems but with the laptop and the smaller size, is this more than I should attempt?

 

Also, I would be attempting to do all the shuffling of information from the old hard drive to the new SD with the latest version/update of Jaws 2019.

 

Thanks for all comments,

 

Rick


moderated Re: Laptop updating

Mike B
 


As far as RAM goes, I would go with Crucial.  You can go to,
 
 
and run a Crucial scan of your computer.  This scan will tell you what your motherboard maximum amount is, also tell you how many slots you have and give you the recommended RAM specifically for your motherboard.
 
For the SSD, I've never used a Crucial SSD, but I've always used the Samsung brand and have had nothing but good luck with it.  I'm sure there other excellent choices, but this is only my 2¢ worth.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:32 PM
Subject: Re: Laptop updating

Thank you.

 

I’ll let you know how it goes. Any referrals on the ram sticks and sd HD?

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Laptop updating

 

Hi Rick,

I have changed many laptop HDs and RAM sticks.

Usually there are two separate covers for these on the underside of the laptop, but sometimes there is just one cover.

It will have screws to remove, and you will have to feel for the screws and then the patterns of seams to figure out which is which.

The RAM cover is usually smaller

The RAM will have wire on the sides of the RAM that hold in the RAM stick or sticks.

You typically squeeze the sides of the RAM to lift it out.

Forget the idea of a wrist strap, as that is for sighted folk who may not rest their arm on the chassis while doing the work.  The wrist strap is to discharge static from your body, but I believe that it would not be possible to non-visually do this without touching the chassis.

Make note of the notch in the RAM stick along the contacts, as there is a bump that it lines up with in the slot that can be felt.

The HD will pull away from where it slides in, there is usually a cover to unscrew from that before sliding it out.

HTH.

You may want to feel the parts you are putting in carefully, so you can compare them for orientation in the motherboard.

HTH.

 

Glenn

 

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

From: Rick Mladek

Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:07 PM

Subject: Laptop updating

 

Good afternoon all,

 

With the talk regarding windows 7 and 10, I recently noticed my laptop is windows 7, as well. I will update this to windows 10 and although being a Dell XPS 15Z model, it is as slow as a herd of turtles comparing to my desktop which has a SD HD. I’ll be putting in a SD HD, upgrading the ram from 4 to 8 and therefore, my question...

 

When I take the SD HD and have it as main and then use the older 7200 HD as a back-up drive, is this more difficult and I should have a computer store do the work or is is all this work able to be done? I will have unprofessional sighted assistance and have worked on and built tower systems but with the laptop and the smaller size, is this more than I should attempt?

 

Also, I would be attempting to do all the shuffling of information from the old hard drive to the new SD with the latest version/update of Jaws 2019.

 

Thanks for all comments,

 

Rick


moderated Re: Laptop updating

 

On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 05:38 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
Crucial Memory has a buying guide
Better yet is using their system scanner.   I have yet to ever have it give me the wrong recommendation after having interrogated the hardware on any system.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

Many of the insights of the saint stem from his experience as a sinner.

         ~ Eric Hoffer


moderated Re: Laptop updating

Glenn / Lenny
 


I have bought it at:
Crucial Memory has a buying guide that ensures that you get the right kind for your computer.
There may be others that do this as well.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:32 PM
Subject: Re: Laptop updating

Thank you.

 

I’ll let you know how it goes. Any referrals on the ram sticks and sd HD?

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Laptop updating

 

Hi Rick,

I have changed many laptop HDs and RAM sticks.

Usually there are two separate covers for these on the underside of the laptop, but sometimes there is just one cover.

It will have screws to remove, and you will have to feel for the screws and then the patterns of seams to figure out which is which.

The RAM cover is usually smaller

The RAM will have wire on the sides of the RAM that hold in the RAM stick or sticks.

You typically squeeze the sides of the RAM to lift it out.

Forget the idea of a wrist strap, as that is for sighted folk who may not rest their arm on the chassis while doing the work.  The wrist strap is to discharge static from your body, but I believe that it would not be possible to non-visually do this without touching the chassis.

Make note of the notch in the RAM stick along the contacts, as there is a bump that it lines up with in the slot that can be felt.

The HD will pull away from where it slides in, there is usually a cover to unscrew from that before sliding it out.

HTH.

You may want to feel the parts you are putting in carefully, so you can compare them for orientation in the motherboard.

HTH.

 

Glenn

 

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

From: Rick Mladek

Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:07 PM

Subject: Laptop updating

 

Good afternoon all,

 

With the talk regarding windows 7 and 10, I recently noticed my laptop is windows 7, as well. I will update this to windows 10 and although being a Dell XPS 15Z model, it is as slow as a herd of turtles comparing to my desktop which has a SD HD. I’ll be putting in a SD HD, upgrading the ram from 4 to 8 and therefore, my question...

 

When I take the SD HD and have it as main and then use the older 7200 HD as a back-up drive, is this more difficult and I should have a computer store do the work or is is all this work able to be done? I will have unprofessional sighted assistance and have worked on and built tower systems but with the laptop and the smaller size, is this more than I should attempt?

 

Also, I would be attempting to do all the shuffling of information from the old hard drive to the new SD with the latest version/update of Jaws 2019.

 

Thanks for all comments,

 

Rick


moderated Re: Laptop updating

Rick Mladek
 

Thank you.

 

I’ll let you know how it goes. Any referrals on the ram sticks and sd HD?

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Laptop updating

 

Hi Rick,

I have changed many laptop HDs and RAM sticks.

Usually there are two separate covers for these on the underside of the laptop, but sometimes there is just one cover.

It will have screws to remove, and you will have to feel for the screws and then the patterns of seams to figure out which is which.

The RAM cover is usually smaller

The RAM will have wire on the sides of the RAM that hold in the RAM stick or sticks.

You typically squeeze the sides of the RAM to lift it out.

Forget the idea of a wrist strap, as that is for sighted folk who may not rest their arm on the chassis while doing the work.  The wrist strap is to discharge static from your body, but I believe that it would not be possible to non-visually do this without touching the chassis.

Make note of the notch in the RAM stick along the contacts, as there is a bump that it lines up with in the slot that can be felt.

The HD will pull away from where it slides in, there is usually a cover to unscrew from that before sliding it out.

HTH.

You may want to feel the parts you are putting in carefully, so you can compare them for orientation in the motherboard.

HTH.

 

Glenn

 

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

Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:07 PM

Subject: Laptop updating

 

Good afternoon all,

 

With the talk regarding windows 7 and 10, I recently noticed my laptop is windows 7, as well. I will update this to windows 10 and although being a Dell XPS 15Z model, it is as slow as a herd of turtles comparing to my desktop which has a SD HD. I’ll be putting in a SD HD, upgrading the ram from 4 to 8 and therefore, my question...

 

When I take the SD HD and have it as main and then use the older 7200 HD as a back-up drive, is this more difficult and I should have a computer store do the work or is is all this work able to be done? I will have unprofessional sighted assistance and have worked on and built tower systems but with the laptop and the smaller size, is this more than I should attempt?

 

Also, I would be attempting to do all the shuffling of information from the old hard drive to the new SD with the latest version/update of Jaws 2019.

 

Thanks for all comments,

 

Rick


moderated Re: Laptop updating

Glenn / Lenny
 


Rick,
Also, be sure to unplug the power, take out the battery, and tap the power button a few times to discharge any static current before proceeding.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:07 PM
Subject: Laptop updating

Good afternoon all,

 

With the talk regarding windows 7 and 10, I recently noticed my laptop is windows 7, as well. I will update this to windows 10 and although being a Dell XPS 15Z model, it is as slow as a herd of turtles comparing to my desktop which has a SD HD. I’ll be putting in a SD HD, upgrading the ram from 4 to 8 and therefore, my question...

 

When I take the SD HD and have it as main and then use the older 7200 HD as a back-up drive, is this more difficult and I should have a computer store do the work or is is all this work able to be done? I will have unprofessional sighted assistance and have worked on and built tower systems but with the laptop and the smaller size, is this more than I should attempt?

 

Also, I would be attempting to do all the shuffling of information from the old hard drive to the new SD with the latest version/update of Jaws 2019.

 

Thanks for all comments,

 

Rick


moderated Re: Laptop updating

Randy Barnett
 

It depends on the laptop. some are very easy to get to the RAM and HD bays some are almost impossible. Based on my experience with dell laptops though you should be able to do this yourself. There should be a screw or two holding a panel in place on the bottom of the laptop. One for the HD bays and one for the RAM. Sometimes you can get to both under one panel. it varies from laptop to laptop.

Just put in the new SSD and leave the old HD disconnected while you install win 10 then connect it and you will have access to everything on it and can delete all the old windows directories.

On 9/17/2019 1:07 PM, Rick Mladek wrote:

Good afternoon all,

 

With the talk regarding windows 7 and 10, I recently noticed my laptop is windows 7, as well. I will update this to windows 10 and although being a Dell XPS 15Z model, it is as slow as a herd of turtles comparing to my desktop which has a SD HD. I’ll be putting in a SD HD, upgrading the ram from 4 to 8 and therefore, my question...

 

When I take the SD HD and have it as main and then use the older 7200 HD as a back-up drive, is this more difficult and I should have a computer store do the work or is is all this work able to be done? I will have unprofessional sighted assistance and have worked on and built tower systems but with the laptop and the smaller size, is this more than I should attempt?

 

Also, I would be attempting to do all the shuffling of information from the old hard drive to the new SD with the latest version/update of Jaws 2019.

 

Thanks for all comments,

 

Rick


moderated Re: Laptop updating

Glenn / Lenny
 


Hi Rick,
I have changed many laptop HDs and RAM sticks.
Usually there are two separate covers for these on the underside of the laptop, but sometimes there is just one cover.
It will have screws to remove, and you will have to feel for the screws and then the patterns of seams to figure out which is which.
The RAM cover is usually smaller
The RAM will have wire on the sides of the RAM that hold in the RAM stick or sticks.

You typically squeeze the sides of the RAM to lift it out.
Forget the idea of a wrist strap, as that is for sighted folk who may not rest their arm on the chassis while doing the work.  The wrist strap is to discharge static from your body, but I believe that it would not be possible to non-visually do this without touching the chassis.
Make note of the notch in the RAM stick along the contacts, as there is a bump that it lines up with in the slot that can be felt.
The HD will pull away from where it slides in, there is usually a cover to unscrew from that before sliding it out.
HTH.
You may want to feel the parts you are putting in carefully, so you can compare them for orientation in the motherboard.
HTH.
 
Glenn
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:07 PM
Subject: Laptop updating

Good afternoon all,

 

With the talk regarding windows 7 and 10, I recently noticed my laptop is windows 7, as well. I will update this to windows 10 and although being a Dell XPS 15Z model, it is as slow as a herd of turtles comparing to my desktop which has a SD HD. I’ll be putting in a SD HD, upgrading the ram from 4 to 8 and therefore, my question...

 

When I take the SD HD and have it as main and then use the older 7200 HD as a back-up drive, is this more difficult and I should have a computer store do the work or is is all this work able to be done? I will have unprofessional sighted assistance and have worked on and built tower systems but with the laptop and the smaller size, is this more than I should attempt?

 

Also, I would be attempting to do all the shuffling of information from the old hard drive to the new SD with the latest version/update of Jaws 2019.

 

Thanks for all comments,

 

Rick