locked Tips on using windows10


Ibrahim Ajayi
 

I'm just about to upgrade my laptop computer to windows10 from windows7, and I have no knowledge about this operating system windows10.
So, my questions are these: how is the layout of the operating system. Is it like that of windows7 or XP. what about the desktop, how is it laid out. Then the user section where you have the folders like documents pictures music control panel and all that: how are they laid out. Then, are there any new features in this operating system that are not found in windows7? then what about the start menu: how isit laid out. How does one launch a program.
I am asking all these because I am a layman, as far as windows10 is concerned.
Hope to get some help as always.
Kind regards.
Ibrahim.


Monte Single
 

I cannot answser all your questions.

First, there are some differences, yes.

They are really not that significant.

The desktop is much the same, my computer is called
“this pc”.

The start menu is changed some.

If you want to searchfor something, press the windows or start key and  enter your search.

Arrow down through the results and enter on  your choice.

There are some more  windows shortcut keys, like “windows key plus I” for settings.

Just jump right in,  it’s alright.

There is a group for win 10 it is called winaccess;

To join;  go to;

 

Winaccess+subscribe@...

 

Cheers,

 

Monto

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ibrahim Ajayi
Sent: August 2, 2021 5:44 AM
To: nvda@groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Tips on using windows10

 

I'm just about to upgrade my laptop computer to windows10 from windows7, and I have no knowledge about this operating system windows10.
So, my questions are these: how is the layout of the operating system. Is it like that of windows7 or XP. what about the desktop, how is it laid out. Then the user section where you have the folders like documents pictures music control panel and all that: how are they laid out. Then, are there any new features in this operating system that are not found in windows7? then what about the start menu: how isit laid out. How does one launch a program.
I am asking all these because I am a layman, as far as windows10 is concerned.
Hope to get some help as always.
Kind regards.
Ibrahim.


Chris Mullins
 

Hi Ibrahim

I don’t think you will have any problems with Windows 10, it is very similar to Windows 7.  The Desktop is justthe the same, there is a slight difference to the way you access the start menu and many of the Control Panel features have been incorporated into a Settings App, although the Control Panel is still around for some features.  At the User level each has Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Pictures and Videos folders amongst others and programs are launched in the same ways as they ever were.  I have forgotten what was in Windows 7, so I can’t say much about what is new in Windows 10 but it does have built-in Mail, Calendar  and ToDo Apps which I can’t recall being in Windows 7.

 

I upgraded from 7 to 10 about 3 years ago, I liked Windows 7 and I like Windows 10 just as much.

 

Cheers

Chris

 

         

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Ibrahim Ajayi
Sent: 02 August 2021 12:44
To: nvda@groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Tips on using windows10

 

I'm just about to upgrade my laptop computer to windows10 from windows7, and I have no knowledge about this operating system windows10.
So, my questions are these: how is the layout of the operating system. Is it like that of windows7 or XP. what about the desktop, how is it laid out. Then the user section where you have the folders like documents pictures music control panel and all that: how are they laid out. Then, are there any new features in this operating system that are not found in windows7? then what about the start menu: how isit laid out. How does one launch a program.
I am asking all these because I am a layman, as far as windows10 is concerned.
Hope to get some help as always.
Kind regards.
Ibrahim.

 


 

Ibrahim,

I would very strongly suggest that you join the Windows Access with Screen Readers Group (formerly the Windows 10 for Screen Reader Users Group, recently renamed in anticipation of the debut of Windows 11):

Windows Access with Screen Readers (Formerly: Windows 10 for Screen Reader Users Group)

Group Archive: https://winaccess.groups.io/g/winaccess/topics

Subscribe: winaccess+subscribe@winaccess.groups.io

Post: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io  

Unsubscribe: winaccess+unsubscribe@winaccess.groups.io  

Group Owner: winaccess+owner@winaccess.groups.io  

Help: winaccess+help@winaccess.groups.io  

--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

         ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

 


tim
 

If you ran xp then win7 windows 10 is no problem.

The only big difference is you now have support. There is 2 places for settings, the control panel and settings windows.

you do the same because its windows.

On 8/2/2021 7:44 AM, Ibrahim Ajayi wrote:

I'm just about to upgrade my laptop computer to windows10 from windows7, and I have no knowledge about this operating system windows10.
So, my questions are these: how is the layout of the operating system. Is it like that of windows7 or XP. what about the desktop, how is it laid out. Then the user section where you have the folders like documents pictures music control panel and all that: how are they laid out. Then, are there any new features in this operating system that are not found in windows7? then what about the start menu: how isit laid out. How does one launch a program.
I am asking all these because I am a layman, as far as windows10 is concerned.
Hope to get some help as always.
Kind regards.
Ibrahim.


hurrikennyandopo ...
 

Hi


The following page from off my website might help.

These were some of the things I changed on my windows 10 computer.


The link to this page is http://www.accessibilitycentral.net/nvda%20tutorials%20for%20windows%2010.html

Jump down by a few heading until you get to the tutorials as the earlier stuff is where to get nvda etc.


Gene nz


On 2/08/2021 11:44 pm, Ibrahim Ajayi wrote:

I'm just about to upgrade my laptop computer to windows10 from windows7, and I have no knowledge about this operating system windows10.
So, my questions are these: how is the layout of the operating system. Is it like that of windows7 or XP. what about the desktop, how is it laid out. Then the user section where you have the folders like documents pictures music control panel and all that: how are they laid out. Then, are there any new features in this operating system that are not found in windows7? then what about the start menu: how isit laid out. How does one launch a program.
I am asking all these because I am a layman, as far as windows10 is concerned.
Hope to get some help as always.
Kind regards.
Ibrahim.


Arlene
 

Is it like that for all windows ten computers?  I know for my computer it’s this pc.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Monte Single
Sent: August 2, 2021 4:56 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Tips on using windows10

 

I cannot answser all your questions.

First, there are some differences, yes.

They are really not that significant.

The desktop is much the same, my computer is called
“this pc”.

The start menu is changed some.

If you want to searchfor something, press the windows or start key and  enter your search.

Arrow down through the results and enter on  your choice.

There are some more  windows shortcut keys, like “windows key plus I” for settings.

Just jump right in,  it’s alright.

There is a group for win 10 it is called winaccess;

To join;  go to;

 

Winaccess+subscribe@...

 

Cheers,

 

Monto

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ibrahim Ajayi
Sent: August 2, 2021 5:44 AM
To: nvda@groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Tips on using windows10

 

I'm just about to upgrade my laptop computer to windows10 from windows7, and I have no knowledge about this operating system windows10.
So, my questions are these: how is the layout of the operating system. Is it like that of windows7 or XP. what about the desktop, how is it laid out. Then the user section where you have the folders like documents pictures music control panel and all that: how are they laid out. Then, are there any new features in this operating system that are not found in windows7? then what about the start menu: how isit laid out. How does one launch a program.
I am asking all these because I am a layman, as far as windows10 is concerned.
Hope to get some help as always.
Kind regards.
Ibrahim.

 


Rosemarie Chavarria
 

It's "this pc" on my computer too.



On 8/2/2021 7:56 PM, Arlene wrote:

Is it like that for all windows ten computers?  I know for my computer it’s this pc.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Monte Single
Sent: August 2, 2021 4:56 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Tips on using windows10

 

I cannot answser all your questions.

First, there are some differences, yes.

They are really not that significant.

The desktop is much the same, my computer is called
“this pc”.

The start menu is changed some.

If you want to searchfor something, press the windows or start key and  enter your search.

Arrow down through the results and enter on  your choice.

There are some more  windows shortcut keys, like “windows key plus I” for settings.

Just jump right in,  it’s alright.

There is a group for win 10 it is called winaccess;

To join;  go to;

 

Winaccess+subscribe@...

 

Cheers,

 

Monto

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ibrahim Ajayi
Sent: August 2, 2021 5:44 AM
To: nvda@groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Tips on using windows10

 

I'm just about to upgrade my laptop computer to windows10 from windows7, and I have no knowledge about this operating system windows10.
So, my questions are these: how is the layout of the operating system. Is it like that of windows7 or XP. what about the desktop, how is it laid out. Then the user section where you have the folders like documents pictures music control panel and all that: how are they laid out. Then, are there any new features in this operating system that are not found in windows7? then what about the start menu: how isit laid out. How does one launch a program.
I am asking all these because I am a layman, as far as windows10 is concerned.
Hope to get some help as always.
Kind regards.
Ibrahim.

 


 

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I believe that what, at one time, was My Computer has been This PC since at least Windows 8.  It's been a long time since the My Computer days and there's never been anything except This PC as its replacement since.

I would like to draw this topic to its close, as well.  It's about Windows 10, not NVDA, so it belongs either on the purpose-dedicated group, Windows Access for Screen Reader Users, or the Chat Subgroup.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

         ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

 


Arlene
 

I guess its like that for all windows ten computers.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: August 2, 2021 8:17 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Tips on using windows10

 

It's "this pc" on my computer too.

 

 

On 8/2/2021 7:56 PM, Arlene wrote:

Is it like that for all windows ten computers?  I know for my computer it’s this pc.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Monte Single
Sent: August 2, 2021 4:56 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Tips on using windows10

 

I cannot answser all your questions.

First, there are some differences, yes.

They are really not that significant.

The desktop is much the same, my computer is called
“this pc”.

The start menu is changed some.

If you want to searchfor something, press the windows or start key and  enter your search.

Arrow down through the results and enter on  your choice.

There are some more  windows shortcut keys, like “windows key plus I” for settings.

Just jump right in,  it’s alright.

There is a group for win 10 it is called winaccess;

To join;  go to;

 

Winaccess+subscribe@...

 

Cheers,

 

Monto

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ibrahim Ajayi
Sent: August 2, 2021 5:44 AM
To: nvda@groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Tips on using windows10

 

I'm just about to upgrade my laptop computer to windows10 from windows7, and I have no knowledge about this operating system windows10.
So, my questions are these: how is the layout of the operating system. Is it like that of windows7 or XP. what about the desktop, how is it laid out. Then the user section where you have the folders like documents pictures music control panel and all that: how are they laid out. Then, are there any new features in this operating system that are not found in windows7? then what about the start menu: how isit laid out. How does one launch a program.
I am asking all these because I am a layman, as far as windows10 is concerned.
Hope to get some help as always.
Kind regards.
Ibrahim.

 

 


 

Well technically the icons can be reenamed with f2.

So this pc / computer as it was on xp is still my computer.

Network is however network, and recycle bin is still recycle bin though I have thought about renaming it trash can to comemmerate the old mac lc1.


However, because you can name all the icons you can still have my computer if only in desktop name only.

And at least you don't have an enterprise windows.

For whatever reason all generic branding is being or has been removed so all windows names and things are being replaced with generics.

That doesn't mean you can't name them to whatever you want.



On 3/08/2021 3:31 pm, Brian Vogel wrote:
Ladies and Gentlemen,

I believe that what, at one time, was My Computer has been This PC since at least Windows 8.  It's been a long time since the My Computer days and there's never been anything except This PC as its replacement since.

I would like to draw this topic to its close, as well.  It's about Windows 10, not NVDA, so it belongs either on the purpose-dedicated group, Windows Access for Screen Reader Users, or the Chat Subgroup.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

         ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

 


Ibrahim Ajayi
 

Hi good people:
I've just successfully upgraded my laptop computer to windows10.
But the system still appears very difficult for me to understand and navigate.
I attempted to install some downloaded programs includdddinnng NVDA,
but each time I attempted, windows defender prevened th installation.
I attempted to install the apps, but windows defender prevented the
installation. I was prompted to restart my computer, aaaaandwhen I did
aaaall the downloaded programs I atteempted tto install, all
disappeeeaaarred.
On the other hand, I cannot open the flash drive where I have these
programs backed up. I cannot find the computer icon or my computer on
the desktop.
So, my questions are: how can I open the fllaaasssssssh
drrrivvvveeee,,,, aaaaaand ssseeeeccccoonnnndlyyyyy,,,,
hhhoooooow ccaaaan I prevent windows defender from preventing
mmmmmeeeee frrrromm installing the apps. or how can I remove windows
defender.
Hope my questions are very well understoodddddd.... I am currenly
using narrator to access the computer.
I'm sorry about the bad typing of this mail. I am typing it on my
phone, using a bluetooth keyboard. I just don't uunnnnndeeersttand
wwwhyyy ssssooome letterrs appear many times and some get missing.
Thanking you in advance for your help.
Ibrahim.

On 8/2/21, hurrikennyandopo ... <hurrikennyandopo@hotmail.com> wrote:
Hi


The following page from off my website might help.

These were some of the things I changed on my windows 10 computer.


The link to this page is
http://www.accessibilitycentral.net/nvda%20tutorials%20for%20windows%2010.html

<http://www.accessibilitycentral.net/nvda%20tutorials%20for%20windows%2010.html>

Jump down by a few heading until you get to the tutorials as the earlier
stuff is where to get nvda etc.


Gene nz


On 2/08/2021 11:44 pm, Ibrahim Ajayi wrote:

I'm just about to upgrade my laptop computer to windows10 from
windows7, and I have no knowledge about this operating system windows10.
So, my questions are these: how is the layout of the operating system.
Is it like that of windows7 or XP. what about the desktop, how is it
laid out. Then the user section where you have the folders like
documents pictures music control panel and all that: how are they laid
out. Then, are there any new features in this operating system that
are not found in windows7? then what about the start menu: how isit
laid out. How does one launch a program.
I am asking all these because I am a layman, as far as windows10 is
concerned.
Hope to get some help as always.
Kind regards.
Ibrahim.






Chris Mullins
 

Hi

“My Computer” does not feature in Windows 10, to open “File Explorer” in it’s Windows 10 e1quivalent, press Windows+e.

 

Cheers

Chris

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Ibrahim Ajayi
Sent: 06 August 2021 15:00
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Tips on using windows10

 

Hi good people:

I've just successfully upgraded my laptop computer to windows10.

But the system still appears very difficult for me to understand and navigate.

I attempted to install some downloaded programs includdddinnng NVDA,

but each time I attempted, windows defender prevened th installation.

I attempted to install the apps, but windows defender prevented the

installation. I was prompted to restart my computer, aaaaandwhen I did

aaaall the downloaded programs I atteempted tto install, all

disappeeeaaarred.

On the other hand, I cannot open the flash drive where I have these

programs backed up. I cannot find the computer icon or my computer on

the desktop.

So, my questions are: how can I open the fllaaasssssssh

drrrivvvveeee,,,,   aaaaaand ssseeeeccccoonnnndlyyyyy,,,,

hhhoooooow ccaaaan   I prevent windows defender from preventing

mmmmmeeeee frrrromm  installing the apps. or how can I remove windows

defender.

Hope my questions are very well understoodddddd.... I am currenly

using narrator to access the computer.

I'm sorry about the bad typing of this mail. I am typing it on my

phone, using a bluetooth keyboard. I just don't uunnnnndeeersttand

wwwhyyy ssssooome letterrs appear many times and some get missing.

Thanking you in advance for your help.

Ibrahim.

 

On 8/2/21, hurrikennyandopo ... <hurrikennyandopo@...> wrote:

> Hi

> The following page from off my website might help.

> These were some of the things I changed on my windows 10 computer.

> The link to this page is

> http://www.accessibilitycentral.net/nvda%20tutorials%20for%20windows%2010.html

> <http://www.accessibilitycentral.net/nvda%20tutorials%20for%20windows%2010.html>

> Jump down by a few heading until you get to the tutorials as the earlier

> stuff is where to get nvda etc.

> Gene nz

> On 2/08/2021 11:44 pm, Ibrahim Ajayi wrote:

>> 

>> I'm just about to upgrade my laptop computer to windows10 from

>> windows7, and I have no knowledge about this operating system windows10.

>> So, my questions are these: how is the layout of the operating system.

>> Is it like that of windows7 or XP. what about the desktop, how is it

>> laid out. Then the user section where you have the folders like

>> documents pictures music control panel and all that: how are they laid

>> out. Then, are there any new features in this operating system that

>> are not found in windows7? then what about the start menu: how isit

>> laid out. How does one launch a program.

>> I am asking all these because I am a layman, as far as windows10 is

>> concerned.

>> Hope to get some help as always.

>> Kind regards.

>> Ibrahim.

>> 

>> 

>

 

 

 

 

 


 

Ladies and Gentlemen, after this message this topic is being locked.  Questions about how to use Windows 10 are not NVDA related, nor are the answers even screen reader specific.

If you wish to have this conversation among only other members of this group who wish to engage in off-topic questions, that is the purpose of the Chat Subgroup.  Most of the traffic there is actually very similar to this in that it's technical questions about how to use other software.

There is also a dedicated, and very active group now called Windows Access for Screen Reader Users that was up until recently the Windows 10 for Screen Reader Users group.  It has been retitled in anticipation of Windows 11, as at that point both Windows 10 and 11 related questions will be fair game there.

Here are the addresses related to the Chat Subgroup and the Windows Access for Screen Reader Users Group.

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Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

         ~Martin Luther King, Jr.