Cant remember the name, but the shop in the Target parking lot by Carl's Jr has helped out with several different computer issues over the years. Sometimes, staff there has been, um, well, they seem less than enthused, but other times have been fine. Think of the gruff auto mechanic that knows his business but understands his machines better than relating to people.
It all depends on what you use your computer for. If it is just word processing, email and browsing the web, you can pretty much take all your applications off except for your browser (Microsoft, Firefox, Chrome,, etc), your antivirus (Norton, Avast, etc), your email client (outlook, thunderbird, etc) and your operating system (windows, IOS,, etc), productivity suite (Office, open office, etc)
The main thing you will probably want to save are all of your documents (word files, email, pictures, etc) You really should be doing that regularly anyway in a backup. External hard drives are cheap and work well for that.
Every couple of years, I completely wipe my drive and reinstall the OS from scratch. I then load/download all the relevant programs that I run regularly. It's a pain, but it keeps things somewhat clean
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