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    • Thank you for your response.  I would love to upgrade to Win 11 Pro on the old machine first.  However, my existing hardware will not support Win 11.  I know it’s going to be tricky to try to replace the C: drive on the new machine with my current 2T NVMe SSD C: drive.  I am trying to anticipate problems as I work on a step by step plan to do so.  That was the reason for my posting and I am grateful to everyone who has provided a comment.

    • Thanks for your thoughts.  BTW the “old” C: drive is a 2T MVMe SSD

    • Thank you for taking the time to provide an extensive and thoughtful reply.  At 75 I think I can also claim the moniker “oldguy” but your reply leaves me in the dust as to computer expertise.

      First, both the old and the new machines are Dell custom build products so I’m assuming I will not have hardware compatibility issues.  The new machine should have the latest drivers and I regularly check for and install updated drivers for all of the devices controlled by my old computer.

      Second, I had not been aware that I could not transfer my OEM Win 10 Pro from my old machine to my new machine.  I am grateful to those replying to my post who have enlightened me.  However, in my ignorance, for my new machine, I ordered the smallest C: drive I could and the lowest OS (Win 11 Home) that Dell would provide with the new machine.  My thought was that I have better/larger drives in my old machine that I can easily (except for the C: drive) move to the new machine.  In a reply to two others who responded to my post I explained how I now intend to swap out the new C: drive with my current 2T SSD C: drive and install a retail version of Win 10 before upgrading to Win 11.

      Next, thank you for the software recommendation for checking the running hours for my platter drives.  I will be sure to add the software to my system maintenance tools and check the platter drives I intend to move.  For the record, I have redundant back-up copies of my data drives (as well as my OS).  My data drives are subject to nightly incremental back-ups and weekly dated full backups.  I am judicious in pruning the multiple copies of the full backups.  These backups are maintained both internally and on external USB platter drives.

      As to MS Office, I have local legacy copies of Word and Excel on my C: drive and even now there are issues  – the first time I open either I get a message that some missing file needs to be loaded.  The file is found and loaded and the programs do load, but I suspect I may have even more trouble with a new machine and OS.  I am not a big fan of cloud based software (I know it is the future but I still don’t like it)  However, I have been forced to move to a Microsoft Office 360 subscription (as well as Quicken’s cloud based version), so even if I can never get my local legacy versions to work I can still access and use my legacy files with Microsoft’s cloud based software, although once the format is updated I know I can never go back.

      Finally, I responded to another person who replied to my post and he questioned why I wanted to move from Win 10 to Win 11.  As I replied to him, Win 11 can’t be worse than Win 10 (I hope) and the upgrade on a laptop I have was free so I expect the same for the desktop.  Therefore, why not move to Microsoft’s latest OS.

      Thanks again for your thoughtful reply.

    • Thanks to the two people who have told me that an OEM license cannot be transferred.  I was not aware of this restriction.  A check of my current operating system does show it is OEM.  I just checked with Dell and to change my order to upgrade to Win Pro from Win Home would require cancelling the current order that is expected to be delivered next week and re-ordering with the new OS.  I’m afraid of the delay this would cause as I am limping along with my current machine as it is.  I now plan on buying a retail version of Win 10 Pro.  I still want to swap out my current 2T SSD C: drive with the smaller C: drive that will come with my new system.  To accomplish what I want I think I will need to boot up the new system with its existing OEM OS, create a boot disk and change the boot sequence to check the DVD drive first, Shut down the new system and swap out the C: drives, then boot the new system from the DVD and then install the retail purchased Win 10 Pro.  I’m not sure all of my other installed programs will then work, which I will deal with one at a time as I start using them, but is there anything about my plan to swap the C: drives that sounds like it won’t work?

    • Thank you for replying to my posting. I have a laptop that was running Win 10 Pro that was capable of accepting the upgrade. The upgrade was free. My thinking is that unless there are capabilities lost or excessive problems with Win 11 that can never be fixed with updates, why not accept the free upgrade. Even though Win 10 will continue to be supported I’m sure Win 11 will be supported even longer.

    • in reply to: Quicken Personal Finance Option #2350398

      I wish I could also go back but the one step update service, when it was working, was a real timesaver for me.

    • in reply to: Freeware Spotlight – Immunet 7 #2339439

      I am running the latest version of 64 bit WIN10 Pro on a machine with an Intel Core
      i7-7700 CPU @ 3.60 Ghz. I was interested in the review of Immunet 7, especially the
      idea that it would not interfere with other installed anti-virus software. I
      therefore installed it to give it a try. I found that the program did not play
      nicely in the background. My experience was that it was a CPU hog grabbing up to
      80+% of my CPU and slowing down work I was trying to do. I have therefore
      uninstalled it and will continue to rely on good practices and Malwarebytes. Has
      anyone else experienced this problem or did I not configure the software properly?

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