Hi I'm very new to the pc tech world, but I'm trying so please forgive any "stupid" questions I ask. I need help bad and I really need to start asking if I want to learn anything. So, here I am. Tons of questions:
1/ I bought a new laptop hp pavillion with windows 8. I set it up and have all kinds of security issues. These apps on here are invasive and undesired. My firewall has so many predefined rules, most of which I do not understand. I disabled all rules (for now) and blocked all incoming and outbound traffic. There were a lot of rules set to allow remote access which is what I am trying to protect myself against.
I made a backup USB from the control panel> recovery options. I also made a cd backup using trend micro antivirus> settings> tune up.
I tried to create a restore point today using control panel recovery options and I received an error message stating ' you have no disk available to create restore point, please connect an external hard drive.'
Also I should mention that when I made a recovery disk last night and tried using it to refresh system, the disk was rejected as being a bad disk.
I want to revert to windows 7 or clean up and secure windows 8.
In bios my boot settings have a lot of options. This is not exact but close; network boot! Unusable? / bootmanager/ ueif with ipv4 ipv6/ legacy / secure boot.... I just shutdown and rebooted using f2 to get to bios but was taken to HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEIF. Options are system info/ Start-up test/ run-in test/ System tune up/ hard disk test/ memory test/ bios management/ error log/ language... I really just want to have a clean, non intrusive system. I know I need a lot of advice, help, preferably a new techie best friend, lol. On a serious note I will be grateful for any assistance. It's been more than a year since I have (at least not noticeably) been without pc troubles. Thanks so much...
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