locked Re: Making Portable NVDA


Chris Mullins
 

Hi

Windows feature updates require manual invocation, they do not normally happen automatically and if the machine manages to get to the log-in screen, one of the shortcuts I mentioned previously should get Narrator speaking.

 

Cheers

Chris   

 

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From: Howard Traxler
Sent: 29 October 2021 20:33
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Making Portable NVDA

 

Yup, I know that windows will update itself as soon as I connect to the

internet; but the first thing is to get it up and talking.

 

 

On 10/29/2021 2:01 PM, Chris Mullins wrote:

>                 Hi

> If you haven’t used the computer in 6 years, Windows 10 will be

> totally out of date.  You can start Narrator with a shortcut key

> combination as soon as Windows is active.  The key combination is

> Control+Windows+Enter as of now but it may have been just

> Windows+Enter on the version you have.

> Cheers

> Chris

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

> Windows

> *From: *Howard Traxler <mailto:htraxler7@...>

> *Sent: *29 October 2021 19:42

> *To: *nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>

> *Subject: *Re: [nvda] Making Portable NVDA

> Thanks John.  That sure did work.  Tried it on my main machine and it

> works fine.

> Now the big problem is:

> I have another machine, a windows 10 computer that I bought about six

> years ago but never got it running; because I forgot the logon

> password.  I'm hoping that I can get it as far as asking for the

> password, then make it talk.  Gonna try this thumb drive or/and try

> narrator.

> If you have other ideas, please suggest.  I have found, downloaded, and

> set up a boot CD with a program that is supposed to let me take away the

> password.  But I need to make the machine talk or get a sighty to read

> the screen.  Well, maybe soon.

> Thanks again.

> Howard

> On 10/29/2021 12:57 PM, John Isige wrote:

> > You can't. Well, you can if you already have access to the machine and

> > install some third party software on it and make a script on your USB

> > drive, but that doesn't solve your problem. The easiest thing, I think,

> > would be to name your drive with a number, so in the volume label you'd

> > type something like 1nvda or whatever. Then to run it, you'd do the

> > following.

> >

> >

> > 1. insert drive into computer, wait for the noise that tells you it was

> > recognized.

> >

> >

> > 2. Hit windows-e to get into file explorer.

> >

> >

> > 3. Hit 1 to get to your drive.

> >

> >

> > 4. Hit enter to get into your drive.

> >

> >

> > At this point, you want to set up the contents of the drive so you have

> > a numbered file, like 1.bat. Have that file run NVDA. So when you're in

> > that drive, hit 1 and hit enter again, and you should have NVDA running.

> > So for example, suppose on your machine, the drive is e:. You make a

> > portable copy of NVDA at e:\nvda. Label e: as 1nvda or whatever, then go

> > into the drive. Make a file called 1.bat with text like so.

> >

> >

> > #echo off

> >

> > cd \nvda

> >

> > nvda

> >

> >

> > Then, slap the drive into a new machine, hit win-e, 1, enter, 1, enter.

> > NVDA should run.

> >

> >

> > On 10/29/2021 12:40 PM, Howard Traxler wrote:

> >> I have been successful at making a portable copy of NVDA on a USB

> >> thumb drive.  I can navigatte to it on my main computer, then shut

> >> down the running NVDA, just hit the enter key and the portable copy

> >> starts.  I'd like to plug this thumb drive into a machine that has no

> >> screen reader and have it start automatically.  Can someone tell me

> >> how to make this happen?

> >>

> >> Thank you.

> >>

> >> Howard

> >>

> >>

> >>

> >>

> >>

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

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