phillpower2 -thanks. Just before starting up this PC I went to refresh the Lenovo (the same pattern as yours, which gave me a list of apps that would be deleted altho can be installed later but I was shocked to see how many there were including a wireless driver update that I downloaded but never appeared in Device Manager for some reason. .
Anyway there's one app I am now using to transfer many, many of my VHS tapes (taking weeks possibly) to external drive that I won't be able to download if the laptop remains inoperable - unless I can use the PC to transfer it over. The PC itself is not good enough to use for the video quality. Of course a number of apps are useless without internet access but many are not.
Quite frankly to go thru all that refresh on the tiny possibility of it doing any good precludes me doing it at the moment. I'll leave that attempt till a more appropriate time and when I am refreshed from not spending so much time on it.
So to all my responders I thank you for your generous advice, suggestions and your time on my regard. Very much appreciated.
Edited by Plutox, 28 August 2016 - 04:30 PM.