Also, I have a PC that is doing okay at the moment, and I have an external hard drive backed up. If I needed to put that hard drive into a new PC, can my computer tech do that without me losing programs?
I've heard there is a fix, and a cable to transfer data, but that I would lose all my programs... surely this can't be true? What do you do about that? I've got thousands of dollars worth of programs on my computer and can't imagine Microsoft would screw us that bad that you can't transfer your whole computer over... only your files... but then again... who knows.
So if you can help, or answer my questions, I'd appreciate it.