I lost all my data when the HD died so I'm getting the opportunity to start over & I want to do everything right this time. I don't understand technical stuff, so may I ask that you use lots of details...I'm not stupid...I just don't know a lot about computer stuff. Thanks!
1. Since there's no recovery disk like in the older versions should I make one? I ask this because, before the defective HD finally died, there were several times I'd get a screen asking for "recovery media". I've never made such a thing even though I've been a PC user since the good old days of Windows XP, (when recovery disks came WITH the computer)...what's the right disk to use to save the OS?
2. I'm the only user of my laptop & I want to make sure I can access everything. I don't know what I did wrong when I installed all my Programs, Games, Music, Photos, etc., before the HD died; but I was actually "denied access" to my own stuff!!! What's the correct way to use my laptop AND be able to open everything without getting that frustrating, "access denied" message box? I tried to follow the instructions from MS about "sharing options" but they were WAY too technical for me...I only use my laptop for playing games, email, watching & listening to streaming media & researching topics that interest me. I don't need the ultra-paranoid security settings that Windows thinks is necessary. Please tell me the simple way to be able to "share" my stuff with ME!
I can't wait to start using my new laptop again, as I had to go back to using my old laptop that runs Vista Home Premium. It's slower than molasses...so much so that I haven't been able to watch any online stuff or play games because the audio & video are ridiculously out of sync, plus it's past the 60%-full point, & even an older user like me knows that makes for sluggishness. Anyway, thank you in advance for your help. I really appreciate it.
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