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You can easily restore the START button so your Notebook will look like older Windows.CLICK HERE
and download/install the START MENU 8. After installed, you will see the START button at lower left like Windows Vista or XP.
Now regarding MS Office, click START->All Programs. If you see Microsoft Office here, try to run Word or Excel. If it does not ask to upgrade/purchase, then your notebook has Office and ready to use.
If it asks for upgrade/purchase license key, MS Office only loaded and needs license to use them. You can contact Microsoft or use the link provided.
2) For your email, you can CLICK HERE
to download and install Windows Live Mail. Then open Windows Live Mail and setup email for Century Link. It should work properly.
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