building computers since the 286 and being an IT consultant
with MCSE and CCNA qualifications for over 10 years, I would
be reluctant to mess around with any flavour of RAID!
certainly wouldn’t like to try an in place upgrade. I would
be making a couple of backups of the data and doing a fresh
instal of the OS then restoring the data having rebuilt the
installs are a PITA though. The OS is the easy bit. It’s the
apps and settings and other hardware that becomes the
could also try building a totally new PC, leaving the old
one as a “server”, accessing your data over your network.
Then build a new RAID in the new PC, before copying your
like to get value for money and my retiring PC was built
around 2011. Still works and I may yet drag it out of
retirement for another project!
luck if/when you upgrade.
I paid loads for my Win 7 Ult x64bit many
years ago and having tried the free embryo Win 10 on other
computers I hated it but of course it got much better… (re
auto updates for example)
A pal upgraded straight away and it messed
up his RAID (which I’d organised when I built his computer).
Fortunately I fixed this by suggesting he downloaded the
latest version of Intel RST.
As this is my business computer with both
hardware and software RAID I’m still a little reticent but I
think it should be OK by now because I’ve since upgraded lots
of machines… so… I may take the plunge soon.
If it all falls apart it will be a good
excuse to retire!
Win 11 is a no-go on my motherboard.
I understand that by changing dpi in the
properties of the EXE file in for example an Adobe program
it’s possible in the later versions of Win10 to open say
PhotoShop in standard HD rather than UHD.
In the meantime if I drag say Outlook or
PhotoShop across to my old 1920 monitor its fine. Two 28 inch
monitors do take up a lot of room.
Funny thing but the new HP display came
with an A5 booklet in 35 languages plus English. All printed
in pale grey on grey paper in microscopic font. I could only
just read this with a magnifying glass. It said it would meet
all FCC specs if installed using the instructions. No
instructions included however but it did say in brackets you
have to use a screened connector lead and not to operate near
to a receiver or a transmitter..
My Andrus SDR is operated over my network
so is 80 feet away which should be ample.
73 Allan G3PIY