New computer

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Windows is shutting me down. Today almost every MS program on my lap top refused to work. I can no longer send email and I couldn't use the internet.

So, backing up all my files to transfer to a new computer.

What files am I forgetting???

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  1. Your emails?
  2. Your browser bookmarks?

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Yup, got all of those done.

And I fixed my email so I'm good for a few more days anyway! This was a problem with my ISP. Every few years they flip a switch somewhere and this happens. There is a setting in the email that I either turn on or off And the program works again for another few years.

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Asus Vivobook or if you want high end... N550 Smiling

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Did you backup all your documents? If you are using Chrome and your signed into google then your bookmarks are in the cloud anyway. Some bad programs save their files in the C:\My Document or C:\Users Directory, but as HIDDEN files, so you may want to check those out. Others sometimes save their data in the C:\Program Files\ although specs say they shouldn't. Stuff like Quicken and Quickbooks sometimes do that.

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I got that message - do you want to save hidden files? Yeesh! I thought I had cleared everything up and then there's all this other stuff!

I know I backed up junk I don't need, stuff that will get reloaded with a new system.

Big problem now is having to run 2 email programs until I get the new computer which could be months from now if I don't start looking.

It seems all the new computers don't store anything locally. All the mail programs are cloud based which I don't want.

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Just download Windows Essentials when you get your system. Then you can use Windows Mail on your computer. Was your old laptop XP?  Has to be a reason why it stopped working. OLD MS OFFICE?  I know they aren't supporting it either anymore.  Shouldn't take you that long to find a computer Smiling

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