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  1. Re: ZOOM AND SOUND INCOMPATIBILITIES, for those interested for the next round of testing.

    If your mic does not work at all with Zoom, likely it is because you upgraded to Windows 10 (in which case you would also most likely have problems with Skype too).

    I will put the fix below–it DID work–but my mic ended up making me sound as if I was at the bottom of the sea with a lot of white noise. So I ended up buying a really nice Logitech h390 noise-cancelling headset, which plugs into my USB port and has great sound quality and no noise.

    (You might be luckier, so DO test your mic again after the fix! I have a crappy cheap Dell laptop and the sound controller is built in.)

    FIX:

    Go to your Control Panel and find the Device Manager
    Near the bottom of the page you will find “Sound, video and game controllers”
    Double click to open up the properties box
    Select “Realtek High Definition Audio” (or whatever audio controller you have)
    Click on “Update Driver”
    Select “search automatically for driver software”
    Wait for your drivers to update.

    That’s it.

    The nice part about the Logitech 390 headset/mic that I bought: It has laser drivers *built in to the headset*. So your computer doesn’t get changed at all and your mic is not dependent on the computer.

    That’s it. Sorry for all the Geek talk. But I’m putting this out there just in case someone is tearing their hair out. 🙂

  2. I got through everything Holly. It appears that there are no available slots for testing. Is that correct?

    Can’t wait to try this out.

    • Slots filled up very quickly. I’ll be doing the next set of paper tests as quickly as I can after I recover from the next biopsy/surgery, which is next Tuesday. I figure I’ll need a week to recover, and a week to get caught back up.

  3. I have been able to sign up with Zoom. I see that all the time slots are full, but I am available if you need an alternative. Just let me know.

    • It’ll be a few weeks, but once I’ve had time to re-design the problem pages and rebuild the portions of the site that used them or linked to them, I’ll set up Round 2. I’ll be able to do part of that while I’m recovering from surgery.

  4. I was going to sign up … but it’s full 🙂 Might be better since my only option would be later in the evenings. Good luck to all!

  5. I can use the Zoom software on my PC but like the gentleman before me I am in a different time zone and I have all sorts of trouble remembering them as can be attested to by my two daughters living in the UK.

    • I’ve added the time zone converter to the bottom of this post. There’s one slot still open, I’m going to add the time zone converter to the new site.

      ‘This is a big deal. Thank you and the other folks with this issue for pointing it out.

      • That would be great – if you have a link with the time that can be added to a calendar that seems the most reliable way I have found of making sure the time translates acurately to what you are doing – as from experience of converters take a lot of time to work out and I still miss 50% of the times – I am just getting your times worked out but other areas of the States I am lost with 4-6 hours behind is the best I work from and that wastes a lot of my time waiting around.

  6. Ohhhhh, how I want to sign up! Unfortunately, I have not yet mastered the art of predicting the weather with 100% accuracy so I don’t know if I’d be home to do this or not. So, wistfully not signing up. 🙁 I hope it all works perfectly for everyone though!

  7. If there were evening slots I would be available to help. I’m a middle school teacher and will be in classes all morning.
    Good luck! I hope everything runs perfectly!

  8. I had no problem signing up for Zoom. I like the ease with which it seems to work. As for times, my week is scheduled waiting for appointments. As soon as I find a suitable time, I will sign up for the conference.

  9. I can use the Zoom stuff – but I haven’t picked a time – I just can’t work out what the times are in the UK -your usual Q and A is about 6pm and I don’t want to mess you around by missing the time due to a miscalculation on my part. If you need more help email me and I will try what I can. Best Wishes MC

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