NerdFest 2020 began in earnest early this afternoon, once one “Uncle” Dave Brackmann finally arrived at the palatial command center to embark on all sorts of nerddom. And while a variety of nerdy tasks were undertaken, the focus of this update will be my upgrade to Windows 10.
As I eluded to, we are half way there, and what that means is we have successfully upgraded one of the two Windows 7 machines that I have to upgrade. The original plan was to install new system drives into both machines and do a fresh install of Win10 onto them, but I got to thinking – “I‘m upgrading my secondary machine. I have a backup of it. Why not try an upgrade in place? What could possibly go wrong?”
The short answer to that question, of course, is everything. But thankfully, no such problems presented themselves and, after approximately an hour or so, I was rewarded (?) with a machine running Windows 10. The only thing that ended up being “wrong” afterwards, in fact, was I still had a fresh, still in its box 1 TB hard drive. So now I have some decisions to make as to what its disposition is going to be.
Now as far as my primary machine is concerned, it currently runs with a 500 GB SSD, and seeing as I purposely purchased a new SSD that is double the size of the original (that’s 1 TB for you mathematically challenged nerds out there), it seems to me that I have little choice but to do a fresh install on that machine using the new drive. I figured I might be able to talk myself into an in-place upgrade on that machine as well, but it appears the current SSD is about 70% or so consumed so I think I’m gonna bite the proverbial bullet and do a fresh install.
But, that’s for another day…