Coming to Win 10 pro from win 7 pro Via New Computer


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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro x64 - 21H1 Build 19043.1237
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    Coming to Win 10 pro from win 7 pro Via New Computer


    Hi folks.
    Obviously this is my first post so feel free to point in the direction of where I should be or any other things that may be objectionable.

    I'm going to buy a new system rather then up grade or clean install my existing system with Win 10 at this time. I need it to much as it is essential part of my life style. My computer has become everything from office tasks to Media center for Sling TV along with occasional gaming which I don't do not do now and other sources of entertainment on the web. I will use it it till I figure Windows 10 out.

    I'm 75 and my existing newest Win 7 system is now 7 years old and feeling it's age just like me. My computers run for about 12 hours a day on average. I had stopped updating long ago due to constant problems and no longer feel comfortable considering the lack of updates. Although I have not had any issues ever.

    The system specs I have entered are for the number one system on my wish list and fits my budget. You can select from choices of the main components till you hit your budget Limit, full stop.

    It is no doubt, at least i hope it is, Way more then I need, that's the point of a new system. I have no idea how long I will need a computer but at the very least until I forget how to turn it on or why I did if I mange to start it..

    It's pretty much the computer I always wanted but never bought and my time to get it is getting short. It will be my every day computer. In addition this will be my last computer, but hey ya never know.

    In as much I have not been paying attention to the changing technology, I would appreciate opinions and thoughts on the system I am considering.
    Stan
      My Computer


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    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi, I won't comment on the specs - but you might find this helpful.

    When considering the purchase, plan ahead and check you have suitable external storage for disk imaging. E.g. Macrium Reflect (free) - not Backup & Restore (Win 7)

    Unlike Win 7, Win 10's specification is a moving target, and MS can mess up things quite significantly as the add/remove/change features.

    Having a suitable recent disk image of all O/S partitions is therefore strongly recommended- as it is in any case. You should start creating your first disk image early on --- before extensive configuration and installing programs. Then update your disk images (e.g. using differential imaging) periodically as you configure and install. That way, with System Restore - which you need to enable to use it- you have a good chance of easy recovery should things go wrong.

    Plan ahead- keep personal data off C: as far as possible so it is not affected by O/S maintenance.

    Start Menu: you may find you don't like the limited Win 10 start menu. Open Shell (free) can give you a start menu with the best of Win 7/XP features with full drag 'n drop support- apps as well- and many use it here.

    It can be made to look like the Win 7 start menu. (And you can use both that and Win 10's).

    Updates: can be a real pain. Win 10 has major upgrades typically annually, and a minor one each 6 months, with updates between typically monthly.

    These need additional control- best to hang back and be cautious and defensive.

    Win 10 Pro includes the Group Policy Editor: use that to set updates to Notify so they are not downloaded unless you say so, other than around end of service life for each major build.
    Last edited by dalchina; 21 Apr 2021 at 05:42.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 12
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro x64 - 21H1 Build 19043.1237
    Thread Starter
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    dalchina said:
    Hi, I won't comment on the specs - but you might find this helpful.

    When considering the purchase, plan ahead and check you have suitable external storage for disk imaging. E.g. Macrium Reflect (free) - not Backup & Restore (Win 7)

    Unlike Win 7, Win 10's specification is a moving target, and MS can mess up things quite significantly as the add/remove/change features.

    Having a suitable recent disk image of all O/S partitions is therefore strongly recommended- as it is in any case. You should start creating your first disk image early on --- before extensive configuration and installing programs. Then update your disk images (e.g. using differential imaging) periodically as you configure and install. That way, with System Restore - which you need to enable to use it- you have a good chance of easy recovery should things go wrong.

    Plan ahead- keep personal data off C: as far as possible so it is not affected by O/S maintenance.

    Start Menu: you may find you don't like the limited Win 10 start menu. Open Shell (free) can give you a start menu with the best of Win 7/XP features with full drag 'n drop support- apps as well- and many use it here.

    It can be made to look like the Win 7 start menu. (And you can use both that and Win 10's).

    Updates: can be a real pain. Win 10 has major upgrades typically annually, and a minor one each 6 months, with updates between typically monthly.

    These need additional control- best to hang back and be cautious and defensive.

    Win 10 Pro includes the Group Policy Editor: use that to set updates to Notify so they are not downloaded unless you say so, other than around end of service life for each major build.
    Thanks for the reply. Yeah probably not the best place to ask that question.

    I appreciate your advice and will heed your words. Thank you.

    I
      My Computer


 

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