1) I have a a few external hard drives that I haven't checked on in over a year due to problems with my current laptop Because I haven't check on them, should I connect my hard drives to my damaged laptop before I connect them to my new laptop, or does this matter. I worried that because I'm connecting my new laptop to my hard drives that haven't been used in over a year, my data could become corrupted or something.
2) When buying a new laptop, does it matter WHERE you install programs onto it. What I mean is does it matter if you install programs on a new laptop in a public area (library for example), in an apartment complex, or in your own home? Currently, I'm living on campus at my University and will be buying a new laptop. Will it matter if I install programs using the internet in my dorm room? My university has this thing where you need to install this file on your laptop to gain access onto the internet. I worry about this.