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Re: Reinstalling Windows 10

 

Well you can try a reset, to be honest though it may be time to just take your box to a shop and ask them to reformat it for you.
I still am a firm believer that a box should run the system it was designed for for best performance.
So if you ran xp on it it should run that or 7 well you get the picture.
I'd actually be wandering if you either have a virus or something or simply that your hardwre has issues and it may do.

On 16/12/2016 7:33 a.m., Douglas Lawlor wrote:
Hello Brian,
I would do this if I could, but I cannot use the system at all in it's current state. It is taking minutes for NVDA to respond to a command which should normally take milliseconds. I just don't know what to do here. I've got no sited assistance to help me which makes this problem that much more frustrating.

Doug


Douglas Lawlor
Email: @douglawlor


On Dec 15, 2016, at 1:29 PM, Brian Vogel <@britechguy> wrote:

Doug,

Have you considered using the Reset function under the Update & Security Settings, Recovery Pane? It wipes the existing Win10 installation and completely reinstalls the operating system but you can choose whether to keep your files (or at least the vast majority of them) or to start with an entirely clean slate. I never resort to an actual clean reinstallation of Windows 10 from external media until and unless a Reset has not solved the problem.
--
Brian

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.

~ Samuel Butler, 1835-1902






Re: How to burn a disk in Windows 10

 

Well to be honest cd drives are one of those types that don't have external drivers, they do have drivers but windows usually handles them.
The modern devices most of them that need drivers have them in their software or windows have basic ones for them.
In some cases the inteligent devices some ms hardware does this but logitech will do it to at least thats what I know of, will register in windows, then once the basics are round will either contain the basic drivers as part of their bios and then those will upgrade, or will log on to their various websites, dial home and then install themselves into your system.

On 16/12/2016 12:16 p.m., Gene wrote:
What program did you use? What happened? At this point, we don't know if the problem is that the cd drive doesn't have the proper driver and isn't functioning or that you tried to use a program that didn't work or that you used incorrectly.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Arnþór Helgason
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2016 4:41 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] How to burn a disk in Windows 10


Maybe this question has already been answared.


When I wanted to burn a cd disk with my cd-burner it doesn't seem to
work with Windows 10. What is the most accessible method to create a
music cd?


Thanks,


Arnthor Helgason



Re: changing the function key

 

Just tell the people to read out things and tell what happens when you toggle them.
Its how I handled my uncle's del units, tweaking all their settings to optomise them.

On 16/12/2016 12:23 p.m., Robert Kingett wrote:
I have a System Model HP 15 Notebook PC so I will do some digging.
None of the CNA's and stuff are tech savy like I am so freak out when I
want them to read stuff on the screen to me, such as BIOS. I will keep
looking though!


.


Re: changing the function key

 

No not really you will need someone to go and change things for you, its one reason that I spend the cash on the toshiba, sadly they are dropping out of the home market so I will have to buy business units but oh well I am running a business entry level machine now.

On 16/12/2016 8:04 a.m., Robert Kingett wrote:
Hi all, I had a quick question. On my HP laptop the function keys are
defaulted to their media options, so if I want to hit shift F10, I have
to hit FN shift F10. Is there anyway I can change this without going
into the BIOS? I have no sighted person here to assist me with the BIOS
so is there a work around?


.


Re: NVDA 2016.4 released #nvdasr

 

Hi all,

If you are using Windows 10, I strongly recommend upgrading to 2016.4. Thank you Quentin and other NV Access staff, fellow users and developers for making this possible and providing us (the community) with something to celebrate as we close NVDA’s tenth anniversary celebrations.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2016 5:26 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA 2016.4 released #nvdasr

 

Hi everyone,

 

NVDA 2016.4 Now Available

NV Access is pleased to announce that version 2016.4 of NVDA, the free screen reader for Microsoft Windows, has now been released.

Highlights of this release include improved support for Microsoft Edge; browse mode in the Windows 10 Mail app; and significant improvements to NVDA’s dialogs.

See the full release announcement and download link for #nvdasr 2016.4 at: http://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2016-4-now-available/

 

Kind regards

 

Quentin.

 

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Re: changing the function key

Gene
 

What do these problems have to do with the function key?  If you are describing some sort of connection, it isn't clear what it is.  All that the function key problem should do is make it necessary to hold the function key when you don't want it to be active.  It reverses the way the function key usually works.  In other words, it is now off when held instead of on.  But this has no connection I can see with any problems you are describing such as running Narrator or NVDA.  You may have other problems. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2016 7:09 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] changing the function key

I would love to do this, but when I get passed the sign on screen nothing happens. NVDA attempts to load. Sometimes the try tone is heard and sometimes not. Narrator will not run when Windows+enter is pressed. 
It looks like I am going to be out of work until I can get this fixed. 

Doug


Douglas Lawlor


On Dec 15, 2016, at 6:26 PM, Melissa Jean <Melissa.J.Hammitt@...> wrote:

I do not know if this will work for you, but it worked for me. I just wanted to remap one of my keys to take the place of the application key that was not on my keyboard. I also used it to turn my calf a key into a shift key so I didn't have to make that mistake ever again.
https://sharpkeys.codeplex.com/
It was really easy to figure out. Hopefully that would help.

Melissa
Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 15, 2016, at 5:23 PM, Robert Kingett <kingettr@...> wrote:

I have a System Model    HP 15 Notebook PC so I will do some digging. None of the CNA's and stuff are tech savy like I am so freak out when I want them to read stuff on the screen to me, such as BIOS. I will keep looking though!




NVDA 2016.4 released #nvdasr

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi everyone,

NVDA 2016.4 Now Available

NV Access is pleased to announce that version 2016.4 of NVDA, the free screen reader for Microsoft Windows, has now been released.

Highlights of this release include improved support for Microsoft Edge; browse mode in the Windows 10 Mail app; and significant improvements to NVDA’s dialogs.

See the full release announcement and download link for #nvdasr 2016.4 at: http://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2016-4-now-available/


Kind regards


Quentin.


--
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Training Material Developer
Basic Training for NVDA & Microsoft Word with NVDA E-Books now available: http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

Direct: +61 413 904 383
www.nvaccess.org 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess 


Re: changing the function key

Doug Lawlor
 

I would love to do this, but when I get passed the sign on screen nothing happens. NVDA attempts to load. Sometimes the try tone is heard and sometimes not. Narrator will not run when Windows+enter is pressed. 
It looks like I am going to be out of work until I can get this fixed. 

Doug


Douglas Lawlor


On Dec 15, 2016, at 6:26 PM, Melissa Jean <Melissa.J.Hammitt@...> wrote:

I do not know if this will work for you, but it worked for me. I just wanted to remap one of my keys to take the place of the application key that was not on my keyboard. I also used it to turn my calf a key into a shift key so I didn't have to make that mistake ever again.
https://sharpkeys.codeplex.com/
It was really easy to figure out. Hopefully that would help.

Melissa
Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 15, 2016, at 5:23 PM, Robert Kingett <kingettr@...> wrote:

I have a System Model    HP 15 Notebook PC so I will do some digging. None of the CNA's and stuff are tech savy like I am so freak out when I want them to read stuff on the screen to me, such as BIOS. I will keep looking though!




Re: How to burn a disk in Windows 10

Shaun Oliver
 

I was considering being facetious and suggesting that burning a disk was eady. one only need put a cigarette lighter to it and watching it burn.

however, Gene's advice is sound.

insure you have the correct device drivers installed first and that the app you're using is able to interact correctly with your device.



On 16/12/2016 09:46, Gene wrote:
What program did you use?  What happened?  At this point, we don't know if the problem is that the cd drive doesn't have the proper driver and isn't functioning or that you tried to use a program that didn't work or that you used incorrectly. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2016 4:41 PM
Subject: [nvda] How to burn a disk in Windows 10

Maybe this question has already been answared.


When I wanted to burn a cd disk with my cd-burner it doesn't seem to
work with Windows 10. What is the most accessible method to create a
music cd?


Thanks,


Arnthor Helgason



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Re: changing the function key

 

I do not know if this will work for you, but it worked for me. I just wanted to remap one of my keys to take the place of the application key that was not on my keyboard. I also used it to turn my calf a key into a shift key so I didn't have to make that mistake ever again.
https://sharpkeys.codeplex.com/
It was really easy to figure out. Hopefully that would help.

Melissa
Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 15, 2016, at 5:23 PM, Robert Kingett <kingettr@...> wrote:

I have a System Model    HP 15 Notebook PC so I will do some digging. None of the CNA's and stuff are tech savy like I am so freak out when I want them to read stuff on the screen to me, such as BIOS. I will keep looking though!




Re: changing the function key

 

I have a System Model HP 15 Notebook PC so I will do some digging. None of the CNA's and stuff are tech savy like I am so freak out when I want them to read stuff on the screen to me, such as BIOS. I will keep looking though!


Re: How to burn a disk in Windows 10

Gene
 

What program did you use?  What happened?  At this point, we don't know if the problem is that the cd drive doesn't have the proper driver and isn't functioning or that you tried to use a program that didn't work or that you used incorrectly. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2016 4:41 PM
Subject: [nvda] How to burn a disk in Windows 10

Maybe this question has already been answared.


When I wanted to burn a cd disk with my cd-burner it doesn't seem to
work with Windows 10. What is the most accessible method to create a
music cd?


Thanks,


Arnthor Helgason



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Vináttusendiherra/Friendship Ambassador
Formaður/chairman
Kínversk-íslenska menningarfélagsins
Icelandic Chinese Cultural Society
Tjarnarbóli 14,
170 Seltjarnarnesi.
Sími | Phone: +354 5611703
Farsími | Mobile: +354 8973766
arnthor.helgason@...
arnthor.helgason@...
kim@...

http://kim.is
http://arnthorhelgason.blog.is
http://hljod.blog.is




Re: How to burn a disk in Windows 10

Albert Ruel
 

Someone recommended AnyBurn to me and I've used it successfully. I've not been able to burn DAISY books with it though, so they become MP3 books instead.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Arnþór Helgason
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2016 2:42 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] How to burn a disk in Windows 10

Maybe this question has already been answared.


When I wanted to burn a cd disk with my cd-burner it doesn't seem to work with Windows 10. What is the most accessible method to create a music cd?


Thanks,


Arnthor Helgason



--
---

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Vináttusendiherra/Friendship Ambassador
Formaður/chairman
Kínversk-íslenska menningarfélagsins
Icelandic Chinese Cultural Society
Tjarnarbóli 14,
170 Seltjarnarnesi.
Sími | Phone: +354 5611703
Farsími | Mobile: +354 8973766
arnthor.helgason@...
arnthor.helgason@...
kim@...

http://kim.is
http://arnthorhelgason.blog.is
http://hljod.blog.is


How to burn a disk in Windows 10

Arnþór Helgason
 

Maybe this question has already been answared.


When I wanted to burn a cd disk with my cd-burner it doesn't seem to work with Windows 10. What is the most accessible method to create a music cd?


Thanks,


Arnthor Helgason



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Vináttusendiherra/Friendship Ambassador
Formaður/chairman
Kínversk-íslenska menningarfélagsins
Icelandic Chinese Cultural Society
Tjarnarbóli 14,
170 Seltjarnarnesi.
Sími | Phone: +354 5611703
Farsími | Mobile: +354 8973766
arnthor.helgason@...
arnthor.helgason@...
kim@...

http://kim.is
http://arnthorhelgason.blog.is
http://hljod.blog.is


Re: changing the function key

Gene
 

I should add that I'm not advocating for or against using this as a permanent solution.  But if you only want to use it as a temporary solution, it may work until you get the setting changed.  If you don't want to take a chance on problems when booting or rebooting, you may want to remove the tape before rebooting or shutting down or using sleep or stand by.  I don't know if any problems might result if the key is left taped down.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2016 4:02 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] changing the function key

As I understand it, the problem you describe won't occur.  When the fn key is down, it is equivalent to it being up under traditional operation.  I haven't heard that the effect of this change is limited to specific keys.  Indeed, I heard someone say, on another list, that they couldn't use alt f4 under this change because f4 was being treated as a function key combination.  As far as restart is concerned, I have no idea if there will be any effect. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2016 3:31 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] changing the function key

Also the problem with taping the key down, is that for any other keys that use Fn+key combinations, they will always act as if the key was down.  it also might not register properly when the machine restarts.  It sounds like it would be worth getting sighted help to get into the bios and change this setting once and for all.  At least, once it's done you can just use the PC normally again.

On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 7:12 AM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

Robert,

          I know of no way to change this on HP hardware without going into either UEFI or BIOS (depending on the age of the machine).  This feature is known as Action Keys.  My laptop had this enabled and I promptly disabled via the BIOS settings under UEFI.  Under UEFI it's in the BIOS settings, System Configuration settings and is enabled if you have to hit Fn in order for the function key to act like a function key, not perform the function shown on its icon.

          There are some brands that have a way to do this via the user interface.  I can't find any for HP.  Here's a link to their support page giving details on how to turn it off via BIOS for machines from the straight BIOS era.  It's virtually identical under UEFI once you know where to look, which I mentioned above.
--
Brian

 Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.

         ~ Samuel Butler, 1835-1902

    





--
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Training Material Developer
Basic Training for NVDA & Microsoft Word with NVDA E-Books now available: http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

Direct: +61 413 904 383
www.nvaccess.org 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess 


Re: changing the function key

Gene
 

As I understand it, the problem you describe won't occur.  When the fn key is down, it is equivalent to it being up under traditional operation.  I haven't heard that the effect of this change is limited to specific keys.  Indeed, I heard someone say, on another list, that they couldn't use alt f4 under this change because f4 was being treated as a function key combination.  As far as restart is concerned, I have no idea if there will be any effect. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2016 3:31 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] changing the function key

Also the problem with taping the key down, is that for any other keys that use Fn+key combinations, they will always act as if the key was down.  it also might not register properly when the machine restarts.  It sounds like it would be worth getting sighted help to get into the bios and change this setting once and for all.  At least, once it's done you can just use the PC normally again.

On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 7:12 AM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

Robert,

          I know of no way to change this on HP hardware without going into either UEFI or BIOS (depending on the age of the machine).  This feature is known as Action Keys.  My laptop had this enabled and I promptly disabled via the BIOS settings under UEFI.  Under UEFI it's in the BIOS settings, System Configuration settings and is enabled if you have to hit Fn in order for the function key to act like a function key, not perform the function shown on its icon.

          There are some brands that have a way to do this via the user interface.  I can't find any for HP.  Here's a link to their support page giving details on how to turn it off via BIOS for machines from the straight BIOS era.  It's virtually identical under UEFI once you know where to look, which I mentioned above.
--
Brian

 Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.

         ~ Samuel Butler, 1835-1902

    





--
Quentin Christensen
Training Material Developer
Basic Training for NVDA & Microsoft Word with NVDA E-Books now available: http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

Direct: +61 413 904 383
www.nvaccess.org 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess 


Re: changing the function key

Quentin Christensen
 

Also the problem with taping the key down, is that for any other keys that use Fn+key combinations, they will always act as if the key was down.  it also might not register properly when the machine restarts.  It sounds like it would be worth getting sighted help to get into the bios and change this setting once and for all.  At least, once it's done you can just use the PC normally again.

On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 7:12 AM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

Robert,

          I know of no way to change this on HP hardware without going into either UEFI or BIOS (depending on the age of the machine).  This feature is known as Action Keys.  My laptop had this enabled and I promptly disabled via the BIOS settings under UEFI.  Under UEFI it's in the BIOS settings, System Configuration settings and is enabled if you have to hit Fn in order for the function key to act like a function key, not perform the function shown on its icon.

          There are some brands that have a way to do this via the user interface.  I can't find any for HP.  Here's a link to their support page giving details on how to turn it off via BIOS for machines from the straight BIOS era.  It's virtually identical under UEFI once you know where to look, which I mentioned above.
--
Brian

 Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.

         ~ Samuel Butler, 1835-1902

    





--
Quentin Christensen
Training Material Developer
Basic Training for NVDA & Microsoft Word with NVDA E-Books now available: http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

Direct: +61 413 904 383
www.nvaccess.org 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess 


Re: changing the function key

 

Robert,

          I know of no way to change this on HP hardware without going into either UEFI or BIOS (depending on the age of the machine).  This feature is known as Action Keys.  My laptop had this enabled and I promptly disabled via the BIOS settings under UEFI.  Under UEFI it's in the BIOS settings, System Configuration settings and is enabled if you have to hit Fn in order for the function key to act like a function key, not perform the function shown on its icon.

          There are some brands that have a way to do this via the user interface.  I can't find any for HP.  Here's a link to their support page giving details on how to turn it off via BIOS for machines from the straight BIOS era.  It's virtually identical under UEFI once you know where to look, which I mentioned above.
--
Brian

 Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.

         ~ Samuel Butler, 1835-1902

    



Re: Reinstalling Windows 10

Chris
 

 

Use narrator instead of nvda until you reset it

Or whatever you need to do

 

 


Re: New member

adrijana prokopenko <adrijana.prokopenko@...>
 

if anyone would like to contact me, please do this privately. seems
like this is a high traffic group and i am not so techy.

On 12/15/16, Nevzat Adil <@Nev> wrote:
Welcome to the NVDA family dear Adrijana.

On 12/15/16, adrijana prokopenko <adrijana.prokopenko@...> wrote:
Just joined here so thought to say hi. My name is Adrijana and I am a
blind lady of 37. I live in Macedonia and ework as a teacher. It would
be cool to make cool friends here and discuss NVDA stuff. If anyone
can help me get my elekwence voice back and save it successfully, you
can email me at:
adrijana.prokopenko@...