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New Windows 8 Install Need Help (Duplitor)

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by allheart55 (Cindy E), Dec 5, 2016.

  1. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    allheart55 (Cindy E) Administrator Administrator

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    Computer Brand or Motherboard:
    ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD
    CPU:
    AMD Phenom II X6 1090T-Thuban 3.2GHz
    Memory:
    Crucial-DDR3 SDRAM 1333-8GB
    Hard Drive:
    WD Caviar Black SE HDD 640 GB - WD Caviar Black SE HDD 500 GB
    Graphics Card:
    Sapphire Radeon HD-7870 2GB
    Power Supply:
    CORSAIR CMPSU-750W
    This thread is for Duplitor.

    I do not know how to open a new Thread or if this subject was already attended to. This is the reason for my contact.

    Unfortunately, I had to re-install everything after my computer failed and need some advice:

    I loaded Windows 8 and will upgrade to 8.1 as soon as possible.

    I installed “Firefox” and “AVG antivirus”

    The previous time I ended up with a lot of unwanted stuff and would like to know if you could assist me. I don’t know what else I need, but I use my computer for e-mails, Video’s, Photo’s, and Admin. What other programs would you suggest??? Pdf reader, Jpeg, VLC, Java, Format factory, ea.

    NB: Secondly, while re-installing Windows 8, I unfortunately “Format” my external Hard drive and have no excess to all my back-up files. (Plus- minus 500 Gig of Word, Excel, Photo’s, Video’s, ea.) I immediately unplug the Hard-drive, but need to recover all or as many as possible of those files.

    Could you plse assist me with the best add-ons and needed programs for a smooth running and functional computer.

    Any assistance would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
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  2. Tony D

    Tony D Administrator Administrator

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    For PDF Reader, Adobe Reader is popular.
    Yes to VLC
    If you can live without Java, don't install it. It gets hacked a lot.

    You'll need special software to recover those files. Alternately you can take it to a place that recovers files. It'll be costly, probably starting around 600 USD.

    There are some applications listed in our Recommended Software thread at http://computerhelpforums.com/threads/chf-recommended-software.48136/.
    Look in the File Recovery section.
     
  3. Duplitor

    Duplitor

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    Hi everybody,

    Sorry, I've been out of town, but thanks for all your great attention. I really appreciate it.
    Regarding the recovery, I'll try Recuva. Hope to recover some, but firstly need to get my Comper up and running first.
    If you've got any experiance regarding Recuva, will appreciate your remarks.
    Thanks again and it's great to know people that really cares.
     
  4. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    allheart55 (Cindy E) Administrator Administrator

    Joined:
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    Location:
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    Operating System:
    Windows 10
    Computer Brand or Motherboard:
    ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD
    CPU:
    AMD Phenom II X6 1090T-Thuban 3.2GHz
    Memory:
    Crucial-DDR3 SDRAM 1333-8GB
    Hard Drive:
    WD Caviar Black SE HDD 640 GB - WD Caviar Black SE HDD 500 GB
    Graphics Card:
    Sapphire Radeon HD-7870 2GB
    Power Supply:
    CORSAIR CMPSU-750W
    Recuva is very simple to use.
    Just follow the instructions and make sure that you have some type of external media to put any recovered items on.
    A flash drive or a portable hard drive will work well.
     
  5. Duplitor

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    That's Greats. Thanks again.
     

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