NotePad & WordPad are basically text programs that comes with Windows, there's a lot of uses for it but I mainly use it for letters or making reminder notes.what is word pad ?
WordPad is the one that saves pics, NotePad is only for text.
If you have Windows 7 this is how you get to it, might be the same for XP.
Click on the "start" button in the lower left of the desk top, then "All Programs", then the "Accessories" folder. Then you'll see NotePad & WordPad. WordPad is better and has more features.
Once you get it opened up try to copy & paste a few things from a thread, find one with a pic or two.
1-Open WordPad and open the thread you want to try to save, you have to copy and paste the text and pic(s) separately (don't know how else to do it), hold the left mouse button down and drag it across the text to highlight it, then right click and in the new window left click on "copy".
Oh if there is text before and after a pic, you most likely will have to do the first part of the text, then the pic, then the next part of the text. So you'll be doing multiple copy & paste for one posting.
2-Then go to WordPad and in the upper left is a thing that looks like a clipboard with "Paste" under it, left click or double click the clipboard thing and the text should be added.
3-For pic(s) right click on the pic and choose "copy", then do the clipboard thing.
4-When your done just click the X in the upper right and it will ask you to "save" or "don't save", click "save" and then it will ask where you want it saved on your pc.