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12 minutes ago, NewTricks said:

their tutorial video says it DOES handle Windows 7

Most likely an outdated video.

The only software I use is the following. Although I have a subscription to the pro version. The home version is enough for you.

This does assume when removed from the computer and put in an enclosure the old drive is accessible. If not all bets are off.

https://www.fpnet.fr/?page=abpresentation&lang=en

 

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I purchased the program a while ago, but find that I really just don't work this way myself. Once I decide to reinstall Windows or have a new system I install everything by scratch including programs.

I'll manually keep some settings in files and exports but otherwise for me it's NEW NEW NEW

 

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@AdvancedSetup I can see that point of view and if I had your experience would go that route myself. There's two days of calm before that storm, my Dell Inspirion arrives March 23. Then I guess we'll how it all works out. There's value in a clean slate, and adding what you want/need versus removing things on second thought. 

Dell is completely rigorous about their orders and verification. Early this morning I spend time "verifying" because the email address from which I made my order and the email address on file with my financial institution were different. OMG. After approval, I called the card issuer to find out exactly whose policy it was. She'd never heard of anything like it before. 

If I am completely objective, I can say these things: 

1. I changed my primary email as a result of that stupid multilingual spam and that was good.

2. Dell is pretty serious about every single aspect of their sales and customer credentials, which is a winner. 

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11 minutes ago, NewTricks said:

@AdvancedSetup I can see that point of view and if I had your experience would go that route myself. There's two days of calm before that storm, my Dell Inspirion arrives March 23. Then I guess we'll how it all works out. There's value in a clean slate, and adding what you want/need versus removing things on second thought.

Fully understand @NewTricks

I have 30 years supporting Windows. So grabbing certain registry settings or special file exports, saves, etc. is learned over time.

Techsmith SnagIt has an annoying method of saving their custom settings that does not fully transfer over to a new computer when following their directions. I export some registry settings, edit them to remove old stuff, then use on the new computer before installing.

Same with a few key folders for certain applications.

Tools like the above can be a God send for most

 

 

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1 minute ago, AdvancedSetup said:

grabbing certain registry settings or special file exports, saves, etc. is learned over time.

Yes, fortunately the clock has started ticking. In another decade I'll know a bit more. 

 

2 minutes ago, AdvancedSetup said:

Techsmith SnagIt has an annoying method of saving their custom settings that does not fully transfer over to a new computer when following their directions.

That seems to be true for a lot of things these days-emphasis on the FULLY part. I'm a what you see is what you get person and believe what I read and take it literally. Naturally that's not realistic, so I'm disappointed a lot. But learning to adjust my expectations.

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@Porthos true and found this out on a chat I did before I confirmed my purchase without the Dell Migrate for $49. That's a key issue. Since @AdvancedSetup has told me that green lights only indicate power, not function, I am in the dark and this is an adventure. 

The clicking noise we talked about in a PM is NOT related to the computer, since I heard it when everything was off. So the question is now, can I get a clue from the PC with any faint noise, besides the fan, that there is life? 

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Wow! thank you. Yes I trust you, and yes I would want that. The problem is what kind of connector would I need for the hard drive? DON'T tell me yet. 

I've already envisioned taking this apart, extracting the hard drive and completely demolishing it. I'm handy with tools and need to get a Torx screwdriver set anyway. 

One additional thought: I've used 2 of 3 MB premium installations already, so putting it on the new system would finish me off. At least I have that without another purchase. 

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