UPDATE: So far, everything's looking good wrt file recovery, thank god. Hopefully there won't be any conflicts between my old computer's files and this one - there's several programs that I think are kind of impossible to find or pay for (heh... heh) that I hope work in their original state on win10 :V
long story short: my hard drive, on the brink of death, kept blue screening my computer, so i went to get a new one, and in the process of trying to reinstall windows, discovered that my mobo was so old i had to replace it, which led to a cascade of having to buy parts to replace 10 year old shit that's incompatible with the new parts.
...with the exception of my 7(?) year old GPU, which I'll hopefully replace soon cause i feel weird having it now that i have stuff that's... not old...
but yeah, i was running modern games and programs on 8gigs of ddr3 ram, 2 gigs a stick, and an amd athlon 2 processor. my hard drive had coffee and cat vomit on it, somehow, and my SATA cables were shorter than a NES Classic's controller cables
anyways i'm using my old motherboard and ram to cosplay Neil Breen so that's something
Hopefully I'll be able to recover my image folder, i had lots of WIPs in there! music folder too... fingers crossed