My computer keeps telling me in won't support anything less than internet explorer 9, I have Windows 7 64 bit but it says to put in a cd because it cant just update. All I do on this thing is Google stuff for school, read the news and check out ebay. Nothing big. The cd's are expensive. Do I really have to get them?
I think you're talking about Microsoft Works, which no one in their right mind uses. It sounds like you're fairly new to this.
Microsoft Office Home & Student is not very expensive. You can share it with 3 people, the CD Key is good for 3 computers.
thats 40$ if you share 3 ways.
You're going to need this program to work with documents that other people send you. If you want, you can download libreoffice instead, which is free, but less popular.
You'll want to delete "Microsoft Works" from the programs & features application in your control panel.
I also recommend you install the following with your new computer:
This should get you started to be able to open & work with your computer in "basic" manner like you want.