work with someone you know and trust . . .
dont just copy them to the new computer
make sure you have all that you need - backed up on a flash drive or other device.
and dont give up your old computer right away - to ensure that you have copied all that is important that is on it.
and also be sure and share data with those trusted people - (such as children or grandchildren) who will want to benefit from your data - even when you are no longer with us.
What Security software is everyone comfortable with using?
@Smyth MJ / @SmythAndrewMichael1 - Not sure if you're one and the same - welcome back. I'm by no means expert in the use of computers and their software / hardware but I would have thought that the use of an external hard drive or a good capacity memory stick to store everything would be a good first step. I would then go through each folder / file / app. on the hard drive, one by one, and decide which ones to transfer to the new computer and which not to. When you have all the files / folders / apps you need on your computer you can then get to work. Don't forget to back up your work as you go along. Good luck with your computer.
John L. Kennedy.
We happen to use AVG. My dad has Norton and my mom has McAfee. My dad is the only one with a paid version, but that is so he can manage my grandmother's computer which also has Norton. I've asked my brother and brother-in-law (both computer tech guys) about them and they say, just use whichever free version you are comfortable with, but set it up as quickly as possible after turning your computer on for the first time by downloading from the main site (or use whatever comes pre-installed on your computer.)
@SmythAndrewMichael1 - my suggestion would be to connect your back-up device referred to above (flash drive or external hard drive), open up "File Explorer" and "drag and drop" the relevant folders / files from the back-up device into your computer's hard drive. You could also copy the whole folder from your back-up to your computer, then delete the files you don't want (from your computer, not from your back-up.) Depending on how many files / folders you want to copy, it could take a while. I hope this has been helpful.