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Re: Windows 10 infoormation

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One think I have noticed with Windows 10 is that 8 gigs of memory really does make it less sluggish. also a solid state disc for the operating system also makes it boot faster and do operations like search more quickly.
These things have always been so on other windows versions though. I have not had it long enough to know if it suffers from the slowdown with time issue on previous versions though keeping up optimisation of the drives on those seems to head this off at the pass so to speak.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Nicholas Stevens" <nicolas.stevens@telkomsa.net>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 8:14 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 infoormation


Hi,
Thanks for your reply.
I'll definitely check i out. See link of possible computer I was thinking of. Let me know what you think of it.
http://www.dionwired.co.za/dell-dell-intel-core-i3-notebook-00738054.html

Regards
Nicholas.
From: Jenine Stanley
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 6:25 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 infoormation


I’m in the process of making the switch to Windows 10 on my work machine and, trying it on one of our home machines, I have to say I’m impressed with how responsive it seems and how different it’s not, from Windows 7 that is.


I do have to do some digging to find things that have been renamed or placed in odd locations but if you’ve used Windows 8 in any form, the locations are similar. I may have even converted my husband who is a devout Windows 8.1 pro user.

Jenine Stanley
dragonwalker64@gmail.com






On Aug 14, 2016, at 12:16 PM, Cearbhall O'Meadhra <cearbhall.omeadhra@blbc.ie> wrote:


Hi Nicholas,

I amusing Windows 10 without any problems using NVDA 2016.2.1 and JAWS 17. I
don't use Openbook but I found an article on the web that I think should
encourage you to go ahead and use Openbook 8:
https://groups.io/g/blindtech/topic/openbook_on_windows_10_does/788771?p=,,,
20,0,0,0:RecentPostDate,,,20,2,0,788771

Would this be any help?

All the best,

Cearbhall

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-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nicholas
Stevens
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 3:49 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Windows 10 infoormation

Hi all,
Hope somebody can maybe assist me with some Windows 10 inforrmation.
I'm considering maybe buying a computer which is running Windows 10 to
repllace this computer which is old and giving me plenty of problems. Is it
very easy to use Windows 10 or is it a huge adjustment? I have previously
worked on a pc rnning Windows 8.
My mane questions for thee moment are:
1. I use Openbook 8.0 for scanning and reading documents. Would I be able to
run it on Windows 10 or would I have to purchase another copy?
2. Is there a certain amount of memory that I should get when upgrading to
Windows 10 or doesn't it make a differencce. I'm aware that I have to run
NVDA as Jaws doesn't support Windows 10 unless upgrading to the latest Jaws.
If anybody has any other advice and tips for me I would really apreciate it.
I llook forward too your responses.
Regards
Nicholas


Re: Windows 10 infoormation

Brian's Mail list account BY <bglists@...>
 

I would say that usually things that ran on 8 run on 10, don't use the Edge browser, use Firefox, Don't use the mail app, use tbird or the hack of outlook express or if you are getting office try to get 2013 not 2016 and try Outlook for mail.

Narrator is better on 10, and can to some extent make Edge useable, but to me at least it seems sluggish though it does have better navigation than anything else I've tried, it certainly does not perform as well as nvda with programs not made by Microsoft.

This is the anniversary edition I have been playing with. I actually like the alphabet organised start menu option over the mess before and the ability to do voice searches can be interesting though not of much real use other than the wow factor at first.

What else? Well most of it is just window dressing and to me the security settings even at minimum get in the way all too often for my taste. Somebody needs to hack it ..:-)
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Nicholas Stevens" <nicolas.stevens@telkomsa.net>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 3:49 PM
Subject: [nvda] Windows 10 infoormation


Hi all,
Hope somebody can maybe assist me with some Windows 10 inforrmation.
I'm considering maybe buying a computer which is running Windows 10 to repllace this computer which is old and giving me plenty of problems. Is it very easy to use Windows 10 or is it a huge adjustment? I have previously worked on a pc rnning Windows 8.
My mane questions for thee moment are:
1. I use Openbook 8.0 for scanning and reading documents. Would I be able to run it on Windows 10 or would I have to purchase another copy?
2. Is there a certain amount of memory that I should get when upgrading to Windows 10 or doesn't it make a differencce. I'm aware that I have to run NVDA as Jaws doesn't support Windows 10 unless upgrading to the latest Jaws.
If anybody has any other advice and tips for me I would really apreciate it.
I llook forward too your responses.
Regards
Nicholas



Re: Windows 10 infoormation

Heaven Botma <heaven@...>
 

Hi

You can't go wrong with Dell.

Personally I prefer Dell, Toshiba or Asus. Acer is also good, but stay away
from Linovo and even further away from HP, because those tend to give the
most problems. I have had more students asking my advice about the last
mentioned brands than anything else.

Just try to get a laptop with a numpad if possible.

Every person is entitled to their own opinion and it is not necessary to go
for the most expensive machine, just the most reliable which you know you
can afford. If an R4 500 machine does a wonderful job, it is not necessary
to buy something for 4 times more expensive because of the specs.

It may just be a good idea to run Classic Shall on Windows 10 so that it
behaves like Windows 7. However, I find that Windows 10 is the most
responsive thus far and it is quick when receiving commands.

Regards




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-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of David
Tanner
Sent: Monday, 15 August 2016 4:01 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 infoormation

For open book go to the freedom scientific webpage and downloaded the latest
update to open book 9 so that it will work with windows 10.

David Tanner

From my iPhone 6 S

On Aug 14, 2016, at 4:11 PM, Lino Morales <linomorales001@gmail.com>
wrote:

As far as memory you need 2 GB to run 10. I'd go 5 to 8 if I was you. If
you have ran WIN 8 which you have I don't think it should be that big of an
adjustment. Shoot I whent from using XP to WIN 10 last year. Kerzweil 1000,
Open book etc. should work great with WIN 10.


On 8/14/2016 10:49 AM, Nicholas Stevens wrote:
Hi all,
Hope somebody can maybe assist me with some Windows 10 inforrmation.
I'm considering maybe buying a computer which is running Windows 10 to
repllace this computer which is old and giving me plenty of problems. Is it
very easy to use Windows 10 or is it a huge adjustment? I have previously
worked on a pc rnning Windows 8.
My mane questions for thee moment are:
1. I use Openbook 8.0 for scanning and reading documents. Would I be able
to run it on Windows 10 or would I have to purchase another copy?
2. Is there a certain amount of memory that I should get when upgrading
to Windows 10 or doesn't it make a differencce. I'm aware that I have to run
NVDA as Jaws doesn't support Windows 10 unless upgrading to the latest Jaws.
If anybody has any other advice and tips for me I would really apreciate
it.
I llook forward too your responses.
Regards
Nicholas



Re: Windows 10 infoormation

Heaven Botma <heaven@...>
 

Hi Nicholas

I am not sure of Open Book.

We use Windows 10 at the College as you know, and my laptop runs Windows 10
without a problem on 4 GB RAM. It is a 64 Bit system so 4 GB is
recommended.




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-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nicholas
Stevens
Sent: Sunday, 14 August 2016 4:49 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Windows 10 infoormation

Hi all,
Hope somebody can maybe assist me with some Windows 10 inforrmation.
I'm considering maybe buying a computer which is running Windows 10 to
repllace this computer which is old and giving me plenty of problems. Is it
very easy to use Windows 10 or is it a huge adjustment? I have previously
worked on a pc rnning Windows 8.
My mane questions for thee moment are:
1. I use Openbook 8.0 for scanning and reading documents. Would I be able to
run it on Windows 10 or would I have to purchase another copy?
2. Is there a certain amount of memory that I should get when upgrading to
Windows 10 or doesn't it make a differencce. I'm aware that I have to run
NVDA as Jaws doesn't support Windows 10 unless upgrading to the latest Jaws.
If anybody has any other advice and tips for me I would really apreciate it.
I llook forward too your responses.
Regards
Nicholas


Re: Speech recognition and deaf-blind

Jack Zimmerman <jackzip65@...>
 

Hello John and List! I had tried using the free IOS version of that program, at one time but really wasn't very imressed with it at all. Either that or just don't know how to talk right! A possibility! When I looked that was the only one they had. Perhaps the paid ver_not would be better. I am also a deaf blind person! Completely braille reliant! So something like this would be a boon to me also but It would need to be some type of mobile application for when I'm oot and aboot!
My best to All!!

Jack and Becky
Sent from our iPod touch

On Aug 14, 2016, at 4:09 PM, John J. Boyer <john.boyer@abilitiessoft.org> wrote:

Is anyone using Dragon Naturaly speaking or another speech recognition
program. It has been suggested that with such a program people who
aren't good typists could talk to me.

Thanks,

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Location: Madison, Wisconsin USA
Mission: To develop softwares and provide STEM services for people with
disabilities which are available at no cost.




Re: windows 10 question

Quentin Christensen
 

Firstly, if you have previously had Windows 10 on that PC, then you can install it at any time afterwards, unless you change something major like the motherboard or CPU.

Otherwise, the free upgrade offer is still available for anyone using assistive technology.  You need to go to the following page to do it, but my understanding is that it works the same as the upgrade process previously has worked: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade

In terms of AT itself.  NVDA works well with Windows 10.  The current version is 2016.2.1 which you can get from: http://www.nvaccess.org/download/

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at 1:55 PM, Lino Morales <linomorales001@...> wrote:

Howdy Marv. Glad you are getting better sir. Yes for now you still get WIN 910 if you use a screen reader etc.


On 8/14/2016 11:54 PM, marvin kotler wrote:
Good evening group.  Is windows 10 still free for the disabled? I have been real sick the last few weeks, tried to get a book and did something in control panel and lost windows ten.  I am supposedly now using windows seven; screen readers like jaws or nvda do not work anymore.  Can I get windows ten back? Any help would be appreciated.
Marv




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Re: windows 10 question

Lino Morales
 

Howdy Marv. Glad you are getting better sir. Yes for now you still get WIN 910 if you use a screen reader etc.


On 8/14/2016 11:54 PM, marvin kotler wrote:
Good evening group.  Is windows 10 still free for the disabled? I have been real sick the last few weeks, tried to get a book and did something in control panel and lost windows ten.  I am supposedly now using windows seven; screen readers like jaws or nvda do not work anymore.  Can I get windows ten back? Any help would be appreciated.
Marv


windows 10 question

marvin kotler
 

Good evening group.  Is windows 10 still free for the disabled? I have been real sick the last few weeks, tried to get a book and did something in control panel and lost windows ten.  I am supposedly now using windows seven; screen readers like jaws or nvda do not work anymore.  Can I get windows ten back? Any help would be appreciated.
Marv


Re: Windows 10 infoormation

David Tanner
 

For open book go to the freedom scientific webpage and downloaded the latest update to open book 9 so that it will work with windows 10.

David Tanner

From my iPhone 6 S

On Aug 14, 2016, at 4:11 PM, Lino Morales <linomorales001@gmail.com> wrote:

As far as memory you need 2 GB to run 10. I'd go 5 to 8 if I was you. If you have ran WIN 8 which you have I don't think it should be that big of an adjustment. Shoot I whent from using XP to WIN 10 last year. Kerzweil 1000, Open book etc. should work great with WIN 10.


On 8/14/2016 10:49 AM, Nicholas Stevens wrote:
Hi all,
Hope somebody can maybe assist me with some Windows 10 inforrmation.
I'm considering maybe buying a computer which is running Windows 10 to repllace this computer which is old and giving me plenty of problems. Is it very easy to use Windows 10 or is it a huge adjustment? I have previously worked on a pc rnning Windows 8.
My mane questions for thee moment are:
1. I use Openbook 8.0 for scanning and reading documents. Would I be able to run it on Windows 10 or would I have to purchase another copy?
2. Is there a certain amount of memory that I should get when upgrading to Windows 10 or doesn't it make a differencce. I'm aware that I have to run NVDA as Jaws doesn't support Windows 10 unless upgrading to the latest Jaws.
If anybody has any other advice and tips for me I would really apreciate it.
I llook forward too your responses.
Regards
Nicholas



Re: Cannot open excel file from file folder on desktop

Chris Mullins
 

Works OK on my machine.  Assuming the filetype has ben associated with Excel, what happens when you just press enter on the problem file?

 

Cheers

Chris

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cearbhall O'Meadhra
Sent: 14 August 2016 23:28
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Cannot open excel file from file folder on desktop

 

Hi,

 

Has anyone else experienced this problem? I am using Windows 10, Excel 2016 with NVDA 2016.2.1

 

I cannot open my excel spread sheets from a folder in “my Documents”. When I right click on the Excel file name (file with a .xlsx extension), and use “open with Microsoft excel”, Excel opens but with a blank screen and no sign of the file contents. Likewise, when I try to open the file from within Excel, I get a list of recent files but I cannot search for an existing file.

 

 

Any solutions?

 

 

All the best,

 

Cearbhall

 

m +353 (0)833323487 Ph: _353 (0)1-2864623 e: cearbhall.omeadhra@...

 

 

 

 


Re: Speech recognition and deaf-blind

 

John,

            One of my earliest clients, though not deaf-blind, was legally blind with a significant speech atypicality secondary to cerebral palsy.  That was about 4 years ago now, and we used Dragon Naturally Speaking.  I was absolutely floored at how well it recognized his speech without any use of the training scripts at all.  We did eventually do some, but even doing those is fairly short work with an assistant feeding you the lines into your ear.  This is, perhaps, a half an hour or so of time if you go through all of them, and after that the recognition levels are just incredibly good.

            It looks like Nuance doesn't actually do true trial versions anymore, but they offer a 30-day money back guarantee on any of the versions of Dragon Naturally Speaking.  If you know you'd like to try it and have the time to put in the work to trying to get to know the software those 30-days should be enough for a go/no-go decision.
--
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Re: Windows 10 infoormation

Gene
 

I didn't keep your message because I wasn't going to respond to it.  But it should be responded to, I believe after further reflection. 
 
First, I wasn't writing as a moderator.  So your comment is completely uncalled for.  Second, I very seldom moderate the list because people generally follow list rules so, again, your comment is completely without basis.  Since I almost never moderate, you have almost no information about how I moderate.  Is that how you disagree with people?  Insult them? 
 
I responded to your message not to respond to you for the most part.  But it is important that list members realize that I keep a strict separation between my role as moderator and my role as list member.  I would have written exactly what I wrote in my previous messages if I were not a moderator.  I was writing as a member. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 5:13 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 infoormation

If I have an opinion that differs from someone elses, and if I think another opinion is bad advice, I have every right to express it in a civil manner.  And indeed, I may be helping people by doing so 
 
Just because someone expresses an opinion doesn't mean that it can't or shouldn't be challenged.  Your argument implies that all opinions are equal and that there is no reason to challenge an opinion you disagree with.  I'll let list members decide if they believe mine or the original opinion is better.  I won't argue the question.  Some people may decide neither is better. 
 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 4:50 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 infoormation

Geeno hate to say it dude, but here it go. Opinions are ass holes. Everyone has them including you. Its just advice. Now let us proceed with other list delemas shall we? Gracias.


On 8/14/2016 5:36 PM, Gene wrote:
I don't think it is good procedure to give general advice such as to get the best computer you can afford.  Would you tell someone to get the most expensive car or stereo or television they can afford?  A lot of people don't need anything more than a computer in the moderate price range.  They don't need machines designed for power users or gamers.  In addition, some people may not care if they have an SSD or not.  I don't.  My computer is plenty fast for my needs and desires. 
 
Get the best you can afford is as bad general advice for computers as for anything else you are contemplating purchasing. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 4:14 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 infoormation

you will not have really any problem using and running windows10,   try
and get the best computer you can afford if you can get one with an ssd
do that this will speed things up loads.   good luck.

On 14/08/2016 15:49, Nicholas Stevens wrote:
> Hi all,
> Hope somebody can maybe assist me with some Windows 10 inforrmation.
> I'm considering maybe buying a computer which is running Windows 10 to
> repllace this computer which is old and giving me plenty of problems. Is
> it very easy to use Windows 10 or is it a huge adjustment? I have
> previously worked on a pc rnning Windows 8.
> My mane questions for thee moment are:
> 1. I use Openbook 8.0 for scanning and reading documents. Would I be
> able to run it on Windows 10 or would I have to purchase another copy?
> 2. Is there a certain amount of memory that I should get when upgrading
> to Windows 10 or doesn't it make a differencce. I'm aware that I have to
> run NVDA as Jaws doesn't support Windows 10 unless upgrading to the
> latest Jaws.
> If anybody has any other advice and tips for me I would really apreciate
> it.
> I llook forward too your responses.
> Regards
> Nicholas
>
>
>
>




Re: Cannot open excel file from file folder on desktop

Cearbhall O'Meadhra
 

Hi,

 

Has anyone else experienced this problem? I am using Windows 10, Excel 2016 with NVDA 2016.2.1

 

I cannot open my excel spread sheets from a folder in “my Documents”. When I right click on the Excel file name (file with a .xlsx extension), and use “open with Microsoft excel”, Excel opens but with a blank screen and no sign of the file contents. Likewise, when I try to open the file from within Excel, I get a list of recent files but I cannot search for an existing file.

 

 

Any solutions?

 

 

All the best,

 

Cearbhall

 

m +353 (0)833323487 Ph: _353 (0)1-2864623 e: cearbhall.omeadhra@...

 

 

 


Re: Speech recognition and deaf-blind

Rob
 

John J. Boyer <john.boyer@abilitiessoft.org> wrote:
Is anyone using Dragon Naturaly speaking or another speech recognition
program. It has been suggested that with such a program people who
aren't good typists could talk to me.
I thought about that. However, a lot of these desktop recognition programs require you to "train" them to recognize your voice.
What I would suggest is trying some of the dictation software on a smartphone. What program you use depends on which platform you have--Android or Ios.
Unfortunately, I haven't gotten much beyond this possibility, myself. I think it would work though, if you are a little patient.


Re: Windows 10 infoormation

Lino Morales
 

Fair enough. Somedays I wish Joseph was mod again.


On 8/14/2016 6:13 PM, Gene wrote:
If I have an opinion that differs from someone elses, and if I think another opinion is bad advice, I have every right to express it in a civil manner.  And indeed, I may be helping people by doing so 
 
Just because someone expresses an opinion doesn't mean that it can't or shouldn't be challenged.  Your argument implies that all opinions are equal and that there is no reason to challenge an opinion you disagree with.  I'll let list members decide if they believe mine or the original opinion is better.  I won't argue the question.  Some people may decide neither is better. 
 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 4:50 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 infoormation

Geeno hate to say it dude, but here it go. Opinions are ass holes. Everyone has them including you. Its just advice. Now let us proceed with other list delemas shall we? Gracias.


On 8/14/2016 5:36 PM, Gene wrote:
I don't think it is good procedure to give general advice such as to get the best computer you can afford.  Would you tell someone to get the most expensive car or stereo or television they can afford?  A lot of people don't need anything more than a computer in the moderate price range.  They don't need machines designed for power users or gamers.  In addition, some people may not care if they have an SSD or not.  I don't.  My computer is plenty fast for my needs and desires. 
 
Get the best you can afford is as bad general advice for computers as for anything else you are contemplating purchasing. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 4:14 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 infoormation

you will not have really any problem using and running windows10,   try
and get the best computer you can afford if you can get one with an ssd
do that this will speed things up loads.   good luck.

On 14/08/2016 15:49, Nicholas Stevens wrote:
> Hi all,
> Hope somebody can maybe assist me with some Windows 10 inforrmation.
> I'm considering maybe buying a computer which is running Windows 10 to
> repllace this computer which is old and giving me plenty of problems. Is
> it very easy to use Windows 10 or is it a huge adjustment? I have
> previously worked on a pc rnning Windows 8.
> My mane questions for thee moment are:
> 1. I use Openbook 8.0 for scanning and reading documents. Would I be
> able to run it on Windows 10 or would I have to purchase another copy?
> 2. Is there a certain amount of memory that I should get when upgrading
> to Windows 10 or doesn't it make a differencce. I'm aware that I have to
> run NVDA as Jaws doesn't support Windows 10 unless upgrading to the
> latest Jaws.
> If anybody has any other advice and tips for me I would really apreciate
> it.
> I llook forward too your responses.
> Regards
> Nicholas
>
>
>
>





Re: Windows 10 infoormation

Gene
 

If I have an opinion that differs from someone elses, and if I think another opinion is bad advice, I have every right to express it in a civil manner.  And indeed, I may be helping people by doing so 
 
Just because someone expresses an opinion doesn't mean that it can't or shouldn't be challenged.  Your argument implies that all opinions are equal and that there is no reason to challenge an opinion you disagree with.  I'll let list members decide if they believe mine or the original opinion is better.  I won't argue the question.  Some people may decide neither is better. 
 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 4:50 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 infoormation

Geeno hate to say it dude, but here it go. Opinions are ass holes. Everyone has them including you. Its just advice. Now let us proceed with other list delemas shall we? Gracias.


On 8/14/2016 5:36 PM, Gene wrote:
I don't think it is good procedure to give general advice such as to get the best computer you can afford.  Would you tell someone to get the most expensive car or stereo or television they can afford?  A lot of people don't need anything more than a computer in the moderate price range.  They don't need machines designed for power users or gamers.  In addition, some people may not care if they have an SSD or not.  I don't.  My computer is plenty fast for my needs and desires. 
 
Get the best you can afford is as bad general advice for computers as for anything else you are contemplating purchasing. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 4:14 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 infoormation

you will not have really any problem using and running windows10,   try
and get the best computer you can afford if you can get one with an ssd
do that this will speed things up loads.   good luck.

On 14/08/2016 15:49, Nicholas Stevens wrote:
> Hi all,
> Hope somebody can maybe assist me with some Windows 10 inforrmation.
> I'm considering maybe buying a computer which is running Windows 10 to
> repllace this computer which is old and giving me plenty of problems. Is
> it very easy to use Windows 10 or is it a huge adjustment? I have
> previously worked on a pc rnning Windows 8.
> My mane questions for thee moment are:
> 1. I use Openbook 8.0 for scanning and reading documents. Would I be
> able to run it on Windows 10 or would I have to purchase another copy?
> 2. Is there a certain amount of memory that I should get when upgrading
> to Windows 10 or doesn't it make a differencce. I'm aware that I have to
> run NVDA as Jaws doesn't support Windows 10 unless upgrading to the
> latest Jaws.
> If anybody has any other advice and tips for me I would really apreciate
> it.
> I llook forward too your responses.
> Regards
> Nicholas
>
>
>
>




Re: Windows 10 infoormation

Chris Mullins
 

That spec is fine, very similar to my computer in fact but yours has a larger HD and 1Gb more memory than mine.  I upgraded mine from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and I’m very pleased with how it performs.

 

Cheers

Chris 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nicholas Stevens
Sent: 14 August 2016 20:14
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 infoormation

 

Hi,

Thanks for your reply.

I'll definitely check i out. See link of possible computer I was thinking of. Let me know what you think of it.

Regards

Nicholas.

Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 6:25 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 infoormation

 

I’m in the process of making the switch to Windows 10 on my work machine and, trying it on one of our home machines, I have to say I’m impressed with how responsive it seems and how different it’s not, from Windows 7 that is. 

 

I do have to do some digging to find things that have been renamed or placed in odd locations but if you’ve used Windows 8 in any form, the locations are similar. I may have even converted my husband who is a devout Windows 8.1 pro user. 

Jenine Stanley

 

 

 

On Aug 14, 2016, at 12:16 PM, Cearbhall O'Meadhra <cearbhall.omeadhra@...> wrote:

 

Hi Nicholas,

I amusing Windows 10 without any problems using NVDA 2016.2.1 and JAWS 17. I
don't use Openbook but I found an article on the web that I think should
encourage you to go ahead and use Openbook 8:
https://groups.io/g/blindtech/topic/openbook_on_windows_10_does/788771?p=,,,
20,0,0,0:RecentPostDate,,,20,2,0,788771

Would this be any help?

All the best,

Cearbhall

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Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 3:49 PM
To: 
nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Windows 10 infoormation

Hi all,
Hope somebody can maybe assist me with some Windows 10 inforrmation.
I'm considering maybe buying a computer which is running Windows 10 to
repllace this computer which is old and giving me plenty of problems. Is it
very easy to use Windows 10 or is it a huge adjustment? I have previously
worked on a pc rnning Windows 8.
My mane questions for thee moment are:
1. I use Openbook 8.0 for scanning and reading documents. Would I be able to
run it on Windows 10 or would I have to purchase another copy?
2. Is there a certain amount of memory that I should get when upgrading to
Windows 10 or doesn't it make a differencce. I'm aware that I have to run
NVDA as Jaws doesn't support Windows 10 unless upgrading to the latest Jaws.
If anybody has any other advice and tips for me I would really apreciate it.
I llook forward too your responses.
Regards
Nicholas 







 

 


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Re: thank you so much nvda developers

Quentin Christensen
 

Thank you Zoe & everyone.  We do really appreciate your positive experiences and testimonials, and I will ensure these get to Mick and Jamie!

(and no, I'm a different Quentin C to the one who runs the Playroom!)

Regards

Quentin.

On Thu, Aug 11, 2016 at 12:52 AM, Zoe Fiogkos <fiogkos@...> wrote:
Hey everybody, I just wanted to say thank you to the NVDA team. Last night
my laptop updated to the new version of windows 10 and this morning I went
into the settings to change things and check what the anniversary update had
done to my settings.  I admit I went in with another screen reader and was
quickly frustrated in understanding what was on, off, etc. I switched to
NVDA and within 5 minutes I was done. Using NVDA made the experience
pleasant and quick. Also I want to mention that I have not been able to get
the other screen reader to read in another language. However using NVDA and
a vocalizer expressive voice I have bought I am able to successfully use
NVDA to read in my native tongue.  So I just wanted to thank the NVDA team
for making my windows experience so pleasant. Thank you from the bottom of
my heart and keep up the good work.
Regards
Zoe


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Re: Windows 10 infoormation

Lino Morales
 

Geeno hate to say it dude, but here it go. Opinions are ass holes. Everyone has them including you. Its just advice. Now let us proceed with other list delemas shall we? Gracias.


On 8/14/2016 5:36 PM, Gene wrote:
I don't think it is good procedure to give general advice such as to get the best computer you can afford.  Would you tell someone to get the most expensive car or stereo or television they can afford?  A lot of people don't need anything more than a computer in the moderate price range.  They don't need machines designed for power users or gamers.  In addition, some people may not care if they have an SSD or not.  I don't.  My computer is plenty fast for my needs and desires. 
 
Get the best you can afford is as bad general advice for computers as for anything else you are contemplating purchasing. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 4:14 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 infoormation

you will not have really any problem using and running windows10,   try
and get the best computer you can afford if you can get one with an ssd
do that this will speed things up loads.   good luck.

On 14/08/2016 15:49, Nicholas Stevens wrote:
> Hi all,
> Hope somebody can maybe assist me with some Windows 10 inforrmation.
> I'm considering maybe buying a computer which is running Windows 10 to
> repllace this computer which is old and giving me plenty of problems. Is
> it very easy to use Windows 10 or is it a huge adjustment? I have
> previously worked on a pc rnning Windows 8.
> My mane questions for thee moment are:
> 1. I use Openbook 8.0 for scanning and reading documents. Would I be
> able to run it on Windows 10 or would I have to purchase another copy?
> 2. Is there a certain amount of memory that I should get when upgrading
> to Windows 10 or doesn't it make a differencce. I'm aware that I have to
> run NVDA as Jaws doesn't support Windows 10 unless upgrading to the
> latest Jaws.
> If anybody has any other advice and tips for me I would really apreciate
> it.
> I llook forward too your responses.
> Regards
> Nicholas
>
>
>
>




Re: Windows 10 infoormation

Gene
 

I don't think it is good procedure to give general advice such as to get the best computer you can afford.  Would you tell someone to get the most expensive car or stereo or television they can afford?  A lot of people don't need anything more than a computer in the moderate price range.  They don't need machines designed for power users or gamers.  In addition, some people may not care if they have an SSD or not.  I don't.  My computer is plenty fast for my needs and desires. 
 
Get the best you can afford is as bad general advice for computers as for anything else you are contemplating purchasing. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 4:14 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 infoormation

you will not have really any problem using and running windows10,   try
and get the best computer you can afford if you can get one with an ssd
do that this will speed things up loads.   good luck.

On 14/08/2016 15:49, Nicholas Stevens wrote:
> Hi all,
> Hope somebody can maybe assist me with some Windows 10 inforrmation.
> I'm considering maybe buying a computer which is running Windows 10 to
> repllace this computer which is old and giving me plenty of problems. Is
> it very easy to use Windows 10 or is it a huge adjustment? I have
> previously worked on a pc rnning Windows 8.
> My mane questions for thee moment are:
> 1. I use Openbook 8.0 for scanning and reading documents. Would I be
> able to run it on Windows 10 or would I have to purchase another copy?
> 2. Is there a certain amount of memory that I should get when upgrading
> to Windows 10 or doesn't it make a differencce. I'm aware that I have to
> run NVDA as Jaws doesn't support Windows 10 unless upgrading to the
> latest Jaws.
> If anybody has any other advice and tips for me I would really apreciate
> it.
> I llook forward too your responses.
> Regards
> Nicholas
>
>
>
>