It would help to know what "it" is ... as in "Now it
just wants wot copy them all."
My current alter-ego is that of a photographer - I can easily make 1K exposures in less than a couple of hours so transfering image data to a computer is something with which I am quite familar.
If you want to simply copy JPG and movies, I would simply decline the assistance of any pop-ups that appear when a USB thumbdrive is inserted and then use something as simple as Windows Explorer.
For photos/movies on camera, I would remove the memory media and use a card reader attached to the computer. This is usually faster, easier on camera batteries, and safer (long explaination of that last, just trust me on that one).
I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "adjusting my photos" - I'm assuming you mean to edit them .... changing exposure, white balance, contrast, saturation, and other features of the photo. If so, there are many options, some of the free. Some you can look at (there are others that I've not listed here)
- Picasa -I believe this is a google product, so be warned
- gimp - free, community supported Photoshop look-alike, quite good, but you have to have a little "computer-eze" on the ball to get it up and running
- Aperture - Not free. I understand not as well implemented as Adobe Lightroom.
- Adobe Lightroom - Not free, but quite good and a my current favorite. It is multi-featured and well implemented. In addition to editing photos, it is also something of a digital asset management software (DAM).
- The industry gold standard is Adobe Photoshop and quite pricey.