Windows 10 update to W 11


One further message. If I were to try to attach the specs of the laptop, I doubt if there's enough room to attach the entire "Speccy". So, tell me what specs you need? It's a Dell, Intel, 8 GB. I use it 99% offline, no printer connection. Just online for updates.
Didn't this show how many recovery partitions?
It shows 3, but they are numbered 4,5,6. Does that mean there are 6 total? Where are #s 1,2,3?
I don't have the slightest idea of what this all has to do with upgrading?
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    AMD K19 12 core
    Motherboard
    HP 8906
    Memory
    2TB HDD + 238 SSD
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon
    Sound Card
    Realtrek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sceptre
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    WDC WS20EZ..... & KBG50ZNV.....
    Cooling
    ? has a fan!
    Keyboard
    Lenovo
    Mouse
    onn optical
    Internet Speed
    15
    Browser
    default Firefox back up Edge/instead of chrome
    Antivirus
    ESET
Can't I just upgrade on the laptop by clicking Install and follow the prompts? Knowing that I have my personal files on flash drives?
Why should I have to use a 3rd party back up? Isn't using flash drives the same? Just as using the cloud redundant?
For these questions just keep in mind that there usually is at least two ways to accomplish the same goal, not all work for all people so go with what gets the results you want. As for the Upgrade I've not lost files when doing from within the previous version while it was running.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
I think I understand. You are saying it might or might not be a problem.
But isn't there a way to know for sure? Since this is based upon the upgrade being offered direct via Windows update? My thinking is that it should be no problem because of that. But yes, we know that Microsoft don't always do what we think.
Another opinion, please.
I guess when I ask for a yes or no. It should get a response from someone that has already done it this way. And when done that way, did it require all that extra work or did it upgrade with Foxit and LibreOffice still on the laptop/PC.
I have been working on computers since the DOS days, back in the 80's. I have been helping family and friends from that time forward to now. Most systems have had no issue with the upgrade, but I have encountered more than one that has had an issue. Therefore, my answer is as I stated in my first post. And yes, I am someone who has done it this way!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Professional
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microcenter B677
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-9400
    Motherboard
    ASRock H310CM-HDV/M.2
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Intel Kaby Lake - High Definition Audio / cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech) [A0]
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Model: GSM59F1
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1080
    Case
    Lian Li 205M
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky AV
OK TO ALL: Within the next few days, I will make this attempt to upgrade. If I have a problem I will be back. And if it's successful, I will also be back.
I do want to thank each and every one that has helped. I know y'all have good intentions. I try to keep that in mind. I just wish I had taken the time when younger to try to be a guru. <with small grin>
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    AMD K19 12 core
    Motherboard
    HP 8906
    Memory
    2TB HDD + 238 SSD
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon
    Sound Card
    Realtrek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sceptre
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    WDC WS20EZ..... & KBG50ZNV.....
    Cooling
    ? has a fan!
    Keyboard
    Lenovo
    Mouse
    onn optical
    Internet Speed
    15
    Browser
    default Firefox back up Edge/instead of chrome
    Antivirus
    ESET
OK TO ALL: Within the next few days, I will make this attempt to upgrade. If I have a problem I will be back. And if it's successful, I will also be back.
I do want to thank each and every one that has helped. I know y'all have good intentions. I try to keep that in mind. I just wish I had taken the time when younger to try to be a guru. <with small grin>
As they say, timing is everything. I got my first computer in '92, MS-DOS with Win3.1, retired [with full benefits] 2 years later and week later was offered a part-time job in a computer store/shop and started building computers full-time a month after that. I had not yet reached 55 so also have been at it for awhile, not quite as much as @Sir George.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
I did have a PC with W 3.1. And not enough power to get email. I had to use a simple email server that I could only use text on. After a few months of that, received an offer from my sister to buy a new one. Don't even remember what W, maybe 95?
And at that same time, work brought in W 95, but no Internet, just Intranet. But that was all I used. Never did understand all the mumbo jumbo with DOS, etc.
I even blew up the whole system at work. I tried playing with the monitor's pixels. Tried to input too large a number and the whole system at work went down. They never did punish me, just let me keep doing stupid things. They never had any training, so we were all left alone to mess up.
Others did similar things.
So all my years with PCs have been just the normal things we all do at home.
I've heard it said that the Internet/WWW, is now so large that there is no one person that knows it all. That we may never have that kind of smarts/knowledge.
Again, thanks to all.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    AMD K19 12 core
    Motherboard
    HP 8906
    Memory
    2TB HDD + 238 SSD
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon
    Sound Card
    Realtrek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sceptre
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    WDC WS20EZ..... & KBG50ZNV.....
    Cooling
    ? has a fan!
    Keyboard
    Lenovo
    Mouse
    onn optical
    Internet Speed
    15
    Browser
    default Firefox back up Edge/instead of chrome
    Antivirus
    ESET
If it's of any value, at one time I upgraded main PC from W7 to W8 an 8.1 to W10 and to w11 thru about 5 major upgrades of HW and 4 generation of processors and heavens knows how many disks, lost the count some time ago and never had any major issues or lost any major SW except couple of games that wouldn't run and still won't.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W10 and Insider Dev.+ Linux Mint
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home brewed
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 7900x
    Motherboard
    ASROCK b650 PRO RS
    Memory
    2x8GB Kingston 6000MHz, Cl 32 @ 6200MHz Cl30
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte Rx 6600XT Gaming OC 8G Pro
    Sound Card
    MB, Realtek Ac1220p
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    Kingston KC3000. 1TBSamsung 970 evo Plus 500GB, Crucial P1 NVMe 1TB, Lexar NVMe 2 TB, Silicon Power M.2 SATA 500GB
    PSU
    Seasonic 750W
    Case
    Custom Raidmax
    Cooling
    Arctic Liquid Freezer III 360mm
    Internet Speed
    20/19 mbps
@PennsyNut


Just the first page of SPECCY, like this....

SPECCY - JUL 2023.png


This will tell us most of what we need to know. :-)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3447 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦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?
CountMike: That sounds familiar. When I lost something like that, I was dismayed and wondered why PC's had to be so darn complicated. This having more than one way to do something is hard to grasp by a lay person.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    AMD K19 12 core
    Motherboard
    HP 8906
    Memory
    2TB HDD + 238 SSD
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon
    Sound Card
    Realtrek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sceptre
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    WDC WS20EZ..... & KBG50ZNV.....
    Cooling
    ? has a fan!
    Keyboard
    Lenovo
    Mouse
    onn optical
    Internet Speed
    15
    Browser
    default Firefox back up Edge/instead of chrome
    Antivirus
    ESET
Goht: I'll keep that in mind for now. As I said, I'll try the upgrade as simple as I know how. So that, if I mess it up, I can blame it on myself. Speccy can wait. I'm not brushing you off, I'm just getting to the point of trying the upgrade first. Don't take this as not listening to you.
I have read each and every message. But will have to bite the bullet and try. That's what I call "gaining experience".
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    AMD K19 12 core
    Motherboard
    HP 8906
    Memory
    2TB HDD + 238 SSD
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon
    Sound Card
    Realtrek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sceptre
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    WDC WS20EZ..... & KBG50ZNV.....
    Cooling
    ? has a fan!
    Keyboard
    Lenovo
    Mouse
    onn optical
    Internet Speed
    15
    Browser
    default Firefox back up Edge/instead of chrome
    Antivirus
    ESET
TIP: If you want to light up someone's Notification Bell (top right of screen), either quote them with the quote button or add an @ symbol in front of their account name, like this... @PennsyNut
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3447 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦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?
CountMike: That sounds familiar. When I lost something like that, I was dismayed and wondered why PC's had to be so darn complicated. This having more than one way to do something is hard to grasp by a lay person.
Lol, I'm not a computer or software scientist either but was at it long time now, before DOS.
Windows are quite flexible even with different hardware, things which a I gave little chance of succeeding. For instance,a friend of mine asked me to install W10 on a disk from an ancient Intel Core 2 PC that didn't even meet W10 standards and refused to install. Low and behold it booted and worked after few restarts although I installed it on then latest AMD Ryzen.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W10 and Insider Dev.+ Linux Mint
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home brewed
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 7900x
    Motherboard
    ASROCK b650 PRO RS
    Memory
    2x8GB Kingston 6000MHz, Cl 32 @ 6200MHz Cl30
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte Rx 6600XT Gaming OC 8G Pro
    Sound Card
    MB, Realtek Ac1220p
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    Kingston KC3000. 1TBSamsung 970 evo Plus 500GB, Crucial P1 NVMe 1TB, Lexar NVMe 2 TB, Silicon Power M.2 SATA 500GB
    PSU
    Seasonic 750W
    Case
    Custom Raidmax
    Cooling
    Arctic Liquid Freezer III 360mm
    Internet Speed
    20/19 mbps
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