You can pull the hard drive on old computer and install it into a working one, of similar specs...if you aren't tech savvy, get a friend who is computer hardware literate to help you! You know they say time heals all wounds, well it hasn't for me. Every day that goes by without my daughter Renny, who died in 2003, has become bittersweet. Life without her hurts like HELL but it's also one day closer to being with her in Heaven. It isn't the beginning or the end that counts, it's what you do at your worst...and I am much stronger a person for that tragedy.