Charmers! Ok I know I messed up big time so I will erase was I did and try again this weekend!But wait... there's more! Late last night I found the Users Guide for your laptop, and I see that it has a "Novo" button like my Lenovo model. This tiny button is on the right side edge, near the front (next to a speaker jack). It is small so you don't press it by accident... it can actually be difficult to press. With the laptop powered off, press this Novo button instead of your normal power button... it should start up to a simple screen allowing you to access your BIOS settings or your Boot Menu. The Boot Menu should let you boot on a Linux DVD or USB stick (since we also know now that you probably have a DVD drive too). The Novo button may also let you disable Fast Boot, which is a good idea too.
At work on my phone, but can attach the Users Guide later tonight if needed.
In the meantime I will use open office. I have to set up a cis reference spreadsheet for a new business I am starting. Forgot how to do database files also, so Im using excel until I figure things out.
Thanks for all the positive feedback. Be back at it on Saturday. Ta Ta