Is there a list of To Do's before building a new system

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    Eaglepi said:
    Thanks for your reply, as I said in my OP I save all my docs to a seperate drive and then copy that drive to 2 other drives. It isn't my docs I am concerned about. It's obvious I asked this question wrong but don't know how to ask it in any other way???

    When someone builds a new system they have to make sure they do certain things before the build with their current system, other than saved data I'm looking for a to do list of other things I might miss if not thinking about it. Hope this makes my question a lot clear.... sorry I wasn't clear in my OP
    as cereberus mention. When building a new system.
    Backup of personal data. You have that
    Boot/install media as win10 install usb. You had that.
    Drivers for your new motherboard as network drivers, chipset, graphic drivers as cereberus wrote. Have you downloaded that for your new system?
    install/product keys for your software. I guess you have that?
    More than that is not really needed for the install it self.. The rest of software as Firefox/chrome or what you using can be solved after you have your new system up and running.
    When your system is installed, and you have made all tweaks as desktop theme, background, software.. Make a disk image of your system drive.. then you have a clean backup.

    I have built to many systems and i don't do more then i have already mention in this and the before post.
    The key thing i do is a image of the old system drive, just in case i have forgot something.. that way i can open that drive and retrieve it.
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    cereberus said:
    The best way to move forward is YOU produce a to do list and ask us if you are missing anything important.
    I like this suggestion.

    So Eaglepi.. tell us what you have made for list so far, and we can tell you if you missed something... Grate suggestion cereberus
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    Backup your browser profiles and if using Outhouse (outlook) for email save your signatures if you use them and any offline ost/pst files. I make sure to export any saved sessions from putty and have them backed up. Record all of your software keys and re-register software like Adobe since you need to release the license before you can activate it again. Do you have software that lets you save workspace profiles might want to save them. Software with project settings or custom scripting might want to save that.

    Basically just go through your workflow and save anything that you customized if it lets you.
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    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit

    Eaglepi said:
    I'm about to build a new computer system in the next few months and I was wondering if there is a To Do list that someone has made to use as a guideline before I start.

    I plan to create a UBS bootable USB of my latest Win 10 that Brink made the tutorial on.

    I'm trying to make my own list of what I should do before starting the new build but was wondering if others here have compiled a list of things to do.
    I'm just about to replace the 11 year old motherboard in my PC and do a clean install of Windows 11. I've enclosed my update plan which you can adapt.
    PC Upgrade Plan.docx
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Eaglepi said:
    Thanks for your reply, once again I am not asking for how to build, I'm asking what to do before I turn my computer off to start the build. Things I might forget etc?
    Do an estimate of how long you will need for your build. Then triple thst estimate. Give that estimate to your wife.
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