upgrading to Windows 10 soon! advice? thoughts?

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    Windows 11 Pro (x64)(v21H2)(Build 22000.778)
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       #31

    A shortcut to Device Manager is always on my desktop... ^_^

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    OK! new hardware installed, software installed and up to date..
    files copied over..
    so I am good to go...
    Thx everyone that gave some advice...
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  2. Posts : 151
    Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit
       #32

    Melchior said:
    So my Stimulus check finally came in so I decided to upgrade my PC...
    new Motherboard, RAM, CPU, and a NVMe stick..!
    Here is my shopping/wish list... from Amazon .com
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/w...1GDT6VL00S3H7/

    And that means upgrading to a fresh install of Windows 10 from Windows 7 (Win7 FOREVER!! lol :P )
    reinstalling everything and copying all my files over to the NVMe stick.....

    is my post even in the right sub-forum?
    Yeah, Win7 was the best. Best looks.

    I wish to use Win7 looks with Win10.
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    Windows 11 Pro (x64)(v21H2)(Build 22000.778)
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       #33

    I am having one issue so far... a random lockup... different from when I was using my old/last hardware..
    the screen goes black/blank and then the monitor goes on standby...
    keyboard/mouse is none responsive.. and it takes a hard reboot to clear it up...

    idk if its a BIOS, driver, Windows, or hardware issue...

    I would post this in its own topic but not sure where to put it.. since its not technically a BSOD....

    and I am having another issue wheres the "Power & Sleep" settings for Screen wheres I set it to 20 minutes timeout time...
    and the monitor does not go to sleep at that set timeout...
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  4. Posts : 151
    Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit
       #34

    your machine clearly misses Windows 7.
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    Windows 11 Pro (x64)(v21H2)(Build 22000.778)
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       #35

    Sweetsweetcorn said:
    your machine clearly misses Windows 7.
    lol maybe.. idk... whats causing my two issues..
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  6. Posts : 151
    Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit
       #36

    Melchior said:
    lol maybe.. idk... whats causing my two issues..
    I would 100% install Windows 7 on my computer, if it werent for security concerns (Win 7 is being (has been?) dropped by MS).

    Even if it's not dropped yet, an OS two releases "old" is probably not as safe as the latest, which is Win 10.
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #37

    A little side note. The key you bought is perfectly legal but it's Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM CD-KEY and not a Retail key. All that means is the key is now locked to the hardware it's installed on according to the MS EULA. Lots of people ignore that and move the key to other machines but it's not a legal thing to do.
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    Windows 11 Pro (x64)(v21H2)(Build 22000.778)
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       #38

    Sweetsweetcorn said:
    I would 100% install Windows 7 on my computer, if it werent for security concerns (Win 7 is being (has been?) dropped by MS).

    Even if it's not dropped yet, an OS two releases "old" is probably not as safe as the latest, which is Win 10.
    I would have installed Win7, BUT there is no driver support for this new hardware in Win7.


    Ztruker said:
    A little side note. The key you bought is perfectly legal but it's Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM CD-KEY and not a Retail key. All that means is the key is now locked to the hardware it's installed on according to the MS EULA. Lots of people ignore that and move the key to other machines but it's not a legal thing to do.
    The key I bought from the 3rd party site worked just fine so far... it fully activated without issues..
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  9. Posts : 151
    Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit
       #39

    Melchior said:
    I would have installed Win7, BUT there is no driver support for this new hardware in Win7
    Is it so hard to find 2020 hardware that can run Windows 7?

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    Ztruker said:
    A little side note. The key you bought is perfectly legal but it's Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM CD-KEY and not a Retail key. All that means is the key is now locked to the hardware it's installed on according to the MS EULA. Lots of people ignore that and move the key to other machines but it's not a legal thing to do.
    poin dexter.
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    Windows 11 Pro
       #40

    Ztruker said:
    A little side note. The key you bought is perfectly legal but it's Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM CD-KEY and not a Retail key. All that means is the key is now locked to the hardware it's installed on according to the MS EULA. Lots of people ignore that and move the key to other machines but it's not a legal thing to do.
    You also forgot that it violates MS terms and conditions to use the OEM CD-KEY on a computer that you intend to keep for personal use, and, therefore, just as illegal to use that way. Although "illegal" is kind of a grey area because I don't think any actual law would be broken - only Microsoft's terms and conditions of use.
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