Upgrading from Win 10 to Win 11 questions


DJG

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My quandary is I need to replace my motherboard and CPU. The new one is Win 11 safe. When I install the new setup with my Win 10 system the OS will complain.

Will I be able to upgrade the OS from 10 to 11 while retaining all my original settings and apps using some downloadable version of Win 11? My Win10 version is Windows 10 Pro x64 22H2 19045.4123.

Any suggestions or insights are greatly appreciated.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64 23H2 22631.3527
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    Intel iT-14700F 5270MHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-F Gaming WiFi
    Memory
    32GB - 2x G Skill F5-6400J3239G16
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS Phoenix AMD Radeon RX550
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA329Q
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 PRO 512GB
    4x Samsung 870 EVO 4TB @ RAID 10
    PSU
    Corsair HX-850i
    Case
    Fractal Design - Define 7 XL
    Cooling
    Thermalright Phantom Spirit 120 SE CPU Air Cooler, 4x Noctua NF-A12x25 Case Fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Ergo Trackball

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
    Hard Drives
    Model Hitachi HTS727575A9E364
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Mobile Workstation
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In the case of MB change, you probably will lose activation in 10. I suggest you get the 10 license activated before moving on to 11. You could run into an issue. It will all depend on if the 10 machine activated with a 7 or 8 license (MS doesn't accept those anymore for 10)or if you purchased a 10 license for the machine. It also depends on if the digital license is tied to your MS account. If it's the latter, hopefully the troubleshooter will activate 10 after the change, but as screwy as MS has been handling activation for some who used old licenses, I wouldn't guarantee it..

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3593
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Solidigm m.2 +256gb ssd+512 gb usb m.2 sata
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
Well, I decided to put the new MB in a new chassis, this time air cooled, as the new CPU speed is just fine for my current needs and I'm getting way too old for really complicated hobbies :-) I'll use my current water cooled system setup as guide for the new one.

Thank you for your insights!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64 23H2 22631.3527
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    Intel iT-14700F 5270MHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-F Gaming WiFi
    Memory
    32GB - 2x G Skill F5-6400J3239G16
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS Phoenix AMD Radeon RX550
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA329Q
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 PRO 512GB
    4x Samsung 870 EVO 4TB @ RAID 10
    PSU
    Corsair HX-850i
    Case
    Fractal Design - Define 7 XL
    Cooling
    Thermalright Phantom Spirit 120 SE CPU Air Cooler, 4x Noctua NF-A12x25 Case Fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Ergo Trackball
@DJG

As mentioned above... the main issue will be activation, due to the new motherboard.
After the hardware upgrade, get Win 10 activated... first.

Then... just do an In-Place Upgrade from Win 10 to Win 11...





Here is the short version of the In-place upgrade tutorial...

DISABLE non-Microsoft:
a) antivirus software
b) firewall software
c) drive encryption software


Make a full OS backup with a program like Macrium Reflect or AOMEI Backupper Standard
Making a backup is optional, but always a smart move.
Macrium Reflect
AOMEI Backupper Standard (free)


Get the Windows 11 ISO (Option #2), and save it to your desktop...


Right click the ISO image and choose: MOUNT
Open File Explorer and you will see a new drive letter. It will "look" like a DVD optical drive.
Double click the new drive letter to open it.
Find setup.exe and double click it to start the in-place upgrade.

Choose the Keep personal files and apps option.

After it's all done... to UNmount the ISO image, right click the new drive letter and choose: EJECT.

The ONLY thing you will lose is some of your personalizations.
Your drivers, programs and data will be intact.



=================================================================================



When you're ON Windows 11... make sure to check Device Manager for any possible driver issues.


And... here's some things that may be useful....









And... last but not least... Welcome to ElevenForum. :-)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3593 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?
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@DJG


Well... are you on Windows 11 now? :-)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3593 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?
  • Like
Reactions: DJG
@DJG

As mentioned above... the main issue will be activation, due to the new motherboard.
After the hardware upgrade, get Win 10 activated... first.

Then... just do an In-Place Upgrade from Win 10 to Win 11...





Here is the short version of the In-place upgrade tutorial...

DISABLE non-Microsoft:
a) antivirus software
b) firewall software
c) drive encryption software


Make a full OS backup with a program like Macrium Reflect or AOMEI Backupper Standard
Making a backup is optional, but always a smart move.
Macrium Reflect
AOMEI Backupper Standard (free)


Get the Windows 11 ISO (Option #2), and save it to your desktop...


Right click the ISO image and choose: MOUNT
Open File Explorer and you will see a new drive letter. It will "look" like a DVD optical drive.
Double click the new drive letter to open it.
Find setup.exe and double click it to start the in-place upgrade.

Choose the Keep personal files and apps option.

After it's all done... to UNmount the ISO image, right click the new drive letter and choose: EJECT.

The ONLY thing you will lose is some of your personalizations.
Your drivers, programs and data will be intact.



=================================================================================



When you're ON Windows 11... make sure to check Device Manager for any possible driver issues.


And... here's some things that may be useful....









And... last but not least... Welcome to ElevenForum. :-)
Wow, thank you so much! I'll be using a lot of this once I get the hardware all sorted out.

I'll get back once I get the process done, however it turns out. Still, every time I think Eleven I can't help seeing Eleven from Stranger Things ...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64 23H2 22631.3527
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    Intel iT-14700F 5270MHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-F Gaming WiFi
    Memory
    32GB - 2x G Skill F5-6400J3239G16
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS Phoenix AMD Radeon RX550
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA329Q
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 PRO 512GB
    4x Samsung 870 EVO 4TB @ RAID 10
    PSU
    Corsair HX-850i
    Case
    Fractal Design - Define 7 XL
    Cooling
    Thermalright Phantom Spirit 120 SE CPU Air Cooler, 4x Noctua NF-A12x25 Case Fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Ergo Trackball

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64 23H2 22631.3527
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    Intel iT-14700F 5270MHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-F Gaming WiFi
    Memory
    32GB - 2x G Skill F5-6400J3239G16
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS Phoenix AMD Radeon RX550
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA329Q
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 PRO 512GB
    4x Samsung 870 EVO 4TB @ RAID 10
    PSU
    Corsair HX-850i
    Case
    Fractal Design - Define 7 XL
    Cooling
    Thermalright Phantom Spirit 120 SE CPU Air Cooler, 4x Noctua NF-A12x25 Case Fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Ergo Trackball
Well I gave you ten cookies... just for filling out your specs... properly. ^^
You'd be surprised how few people do that.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3593 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?
  • Like
Reactions: DJG
Well I gave you ten cookies... just for filling out your specs... properly. ^^
You'd be surprised how few people do that.
Thanks! No wonder I thought I was getting full! I'll be doing a total revamp of those specs in a couple of weeks.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64 23H2 22631.3527
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    Intel iT-14700F 5270MHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-F Gaming WiFi
    Memory
    32GB - 2x G Skill F5-6400J3239G16
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS Phoenix AMD Radeon RX550
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA329Q
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 PRO 512GB
    4x Samsung 870 EVO 4TB @ RAID 10
    PSU
    Corsair HX-850i
    Case
    Fractal Design - Define 7 XL
    Cooling
    Thermalright Phantom Spirit 120 SE CPU Air Cooler, 4x Noctua NF-A12x25 Case Fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Ergo Trackball
Thanks! No wonder I thought I was getting full! I'll be doing a total revamp of those specs in a couple of weeks.



Make sure you go through the "Quickie Eleven Forum Setup Guide for new Members" link up above.
There are quite a few things that are different than they were on Ten Forums. :-)

Same staff as on Ten Forums... but different forum software.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3593 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?
  • Like
Reactions: DJG
I did notice Brink's name ... and here's my AIDA OSD

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64 23H2 22631.3527
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    Intel iT-14700F 5270MHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-F Gaming WiFi
    Memory
    32GB - 2x G Skill F5-6400J3239G16
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS Phoenix AMD Radeon RX550
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA329Q
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 PRO 512GB
    4x Samsung 870 EVO 4TB @ RAID 10
    PSU
    Corsair HX-850i
    Case
    Fractal Design - Define 7 XL
    Cooling
    Thermalright Phantom Spirit 120 SE CPU Air Cooler, 4x Noctua NF-A12x25 Case Fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Ergo Trackball

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3593 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64 23H2 22631.3527
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    Intel iT-14700F 5270MHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-F Gaming WiFi
    Memory
    32GB - 2x G Skill F5-6400J3239G16
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS Phoenix AMD Radeon RX550
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA329Q
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 PRO 512GB
    4x Samsung 870 EVO 4TB @ RAID 10
    PSU
    Corsair HX-850i
    Case
    Fractal Design - Define 7 XL
    Cooling
    Thermalright Phantom Spirit 120 SE CPU Air Cooler, 4x Noctua NF-A12x25 Case Fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Ergo Trackball
Well, I have great news and not so great news. The new chassis with the new air-cooled CPU and motherboard is up and running beautifully. And loading my old system's WIndows10 from a backup came up and has been working great without needing re-activation. I'm happily puzzled.

First boot Windows had a few messages about getting some things properly set up and wham, login screen then happily logged in! The only thing I had to do myself was download and install the Ethernet driver. Probably because it was a newer ROG Strix MB which my old one was, Windows was good to go except for that one driver.

Unfortunately, upgrading it to Win 11 using the retail Win Pro on the USB drive, it went on for a while but in the end when finally logging in it said it couldn't upgrade successfully because some booting problem. Could Kaspersky do that? I think it's probably my lack of recovery environment, fails like the security update does :-) .

Any ideas will be welcome :D
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64 23H2 22631.3527
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    Intel iT-14700F 5270MHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-F Gaming WiFi
    Memory
    32GB - 2x G Skill F5-6400J3239G16
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS Phoenix AMD Radeon RX550
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA329Q
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 PRO 512GB
    4x Samsung 870 EVO 4TB @ RAID 10
    PSU
    Corsair HX-850i
    Case
    Fractal Design - Define 7 XL
    Cooling
    Thermalright Phantom Spirit 120 SE CPU Air Cooler, 4x Noctua NF-A12x25 Case Fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Ergo Trackball
Unfortunately, upgrading it to Win 11 using the retail Win Pro on the USB drive, it went on for a while but in the end when finally logging in it said it couldn't upgrade successfully because some booting problem.


Try this instead....

Do an In-Place Upgrade to get from Windows 10 to Windows 11. It's the same as a normal In-Place Upgrade on Windows 10... but we'll use the Win 11 ISO image....


Use Option #2... use a freshly downloaded ISO image (not the USB stick).


Use the full tutorial linked above. When it gets to the Updates part... tell it "not right now".



Also... tell it to "Keep Programs and Data".
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3593 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?
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I use Paragon Hard Disk Mgr for my backups, works great. Isn't the Win 11 ISO the same as the one they have in a USB? I pretty much did that except Kaspersky was on.

I'll try killing Kaspersky and see what happens. Thanks!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64 23H2 22631.3527
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    Intel iT-14700F 5270MHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-F Gaming WiFi
    Memory
    32GB - 2x G Skill F5-6400J3239G16
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS Phoenix AMD Radeon RX550
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA329Q
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 PRO 512GB
    4x Samsung 870 EVO 4TB @ RAID 10
    PSU
    Corsair HX-850i
    Case
    Fractal Design - Define 7 XL
    Cooling
    Thermalright Phantom Spirit 120 SE CPU Air Cooler, 4x Noctua NF-A12x25 Case Fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Ergo Trackball
I use Paragon Hard Disk Mgr for my backups, works great. Isn't the Win 11 ISO the same as the one they have in a USB? I pretty much did that except Kaspersky was on.

I'll try killing Kaspersky and see what happens. Thanks!


Depends on when you made the USB stick.
Even if you just made it today... the ISO's may be different. MS sleight of hand, doncha know. :-)

I would still use the bare ISO image. (I seem to remember that the bare ISO image was the latest version).
That's the way I did it, and it worked fine.

The reason I asked about MR was that it has a "Fix boot problems" tool on it's bootable media.
But that's for fixing Windows that won't boot. Not for fixing failed upgrade due to some mysterious boot issue. :-)


P.S. I don't have a recovery partition either. And it worked for me.



Use the full tutorial linked above. When it gets to the Updates part... tell it "not right now".


If you have it set the "check for updates" ... it may be failing because some update is failing.

Also... tell it to "Keep Programs and Data".


Make sure to DISABLE non-Microsoft:
a) antivirus software
b) firewall software
c) drive encryption software


I'm assuming you're on a GPT disk and running the BIOS in UEFI mode.
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3593 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?
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Are you still on the X99 board, or on a new motherboard?
If you're on a different motherboard than in your specs... we need to know which motherboard.
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3593 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?
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- I didn't make the USB, the USB is the Microsoft USB with the resale Win 11 Pro, bought from Newegg.
- X99 MB is no longer, I'm in the new ROG STRIX Z690-F GAMING WIFI. The X99 Win 10 backup worked great on it with no activation necessary, weird.
- I'm on an NVME disk running the BIOS in UEFI mode.
- Kaspersky was disabled.
- I did tell it to do the updates, maybe that was the mistake. I'll try again without them.

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64 23H2 22631.3527
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    Intel iT-14700F 5270MHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-F Gaming WiFi
    Memory
    32GB - 2x G Skill F5-6400J3239G16
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS Phoenix AMD Radeon RX550
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA329Q
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 PRO 512GB
    4x Samsung 870 EVO 4TB @ RAID 10
    PSU
    Corsair HX-850i
    Case
    Fractal Design - Define 7 XL
    Cooling
    Thermalright Phantom Spirit 120 SE CPU Air Cooler, 4x Noctua NF-A12x25 Case Fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Ergo Trackball

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