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  1. Use Edge if you want, but also install Firefox and Opera (best chrome clone imo). It's nothing wrong with having more programs installed. The same about video players, music players and other tools - do not limit yourself to only one program. I assume that you have modern computer, not some old Pentium4 with 80GB HDD, so use it as much as you can.
  2. Just boot your Windows installation on new hardware and you'll be fine. No reinstall is required. The only problem may be with activation depends on windows type (box, oem etc) but that was explained in many topics here.
  3. Personally I never made upgrade from 7 to 10, only 8.1 to 10. And of course that if you have problem with system, you should not trying to upgrade until you fix main problems.
  4. I see it on your screenshot. Read carefully. You already has this option disabled.
  5. I made few upgrades from 8.1 to 10 without any issues. It will be nice to know what specific problems you experienced. Upgrade and clean install are not that different.
  6. I assume that you're some kind of clean freak. My advice is to change your habits. Do not compare computer virtual mess to mess on your physical desktop. It's like being maniac of creating too many subdirectories for files (opposite to your problem, but exists). This is computer - virtual folders do not flow out of your computer, your disk does not physically grow etc. Want to have clean system? Do not use standard shortcut to explorer. Create own directory on C drive and make shortcut to it on desktop. And use only that folder.
  7. I assume that you want upgrade, so: - check if windows update works - if not - check services needed to win update (windows update, background intelligent transfer service, windows firewall) - use update troubleshooter tool (you can find it on Microsoft website using Google) Now, uninstall av software (not just disable, because it still works). Then copy everything from usb to hdd (create your own, separate folder directly on C drive) - just to be sure. Run setup.exe from hard drive.
  8. Power consumption is not important - 10 watts more for better refresh takes 1kWh cost after 100 hours. And 1kWh cost 12 cents in US (+/-) (I checked it using Google). So you need to use your monitor 104 days (8 hours a day) to pay one dollar more (if monitor needs 10W more). But of course after 100 years you pay 350$ more for 10W.
  9. You may have problem with one situation - when you try to install Windows on new drive. Windows trying to use the same bootloader instead creating new one, so if it finds one drive in system that contains bootloader - it uses that one. If you have no system on any drive (and no bootable partitions / bootloaders) and you want to install new system, you'll be fine even with other drives plugged in. Unplugging other drivers is something like insurance policy - if it's not a big problem, it takes only few seconds to unplug drives and you'll be sure that you don't must to check everything.
  10. Really? Similar topics explains that Windows uses memory if it's possible. For improve system speed and many other things. Don't worry - if any of your programs will need more ram, Windows release this memory for you. You bought memory not for good looking, but for use. So be happy that your system uses it. But if "help" means "do something, I want to have always free memory", then you should just disable all services and functions that can use your memory - like SysMain, prefetch, Windows Update, Windows Defender, search indexer etc.
  11. Repair Windows or reinstall or anything like that is not necessary - especially when OP only replace processor. Accidentally resetting BIOS settings is what happend (95%). Some BIOS-es gives option like "load default settings" in case something was changed in hardware. If OP do not skip that but choose that option - the only he should do is to proper re-configure BIOS.
  12. Go to bios and choose proper boot method. UEFI or legacy, depends on how your installation was made. Select "UEFI only" at first then try. If you want to choose boot order in case UEFI+Legacy mode, use "Windows Boot Loader" as priority drive, not just drive where your system is located (because UEFI+Legacy boot in bios will show you your devices both - as possible to boot in Legacy or UEFI mode, and you probably selected Legacy mode device). Sorry for not so great explanation, but I hope you'll change it proper.
  13. Zip, rar etc. are archives. Do not run anything from inside. Unpack all files first then run exe or browse for drivers.
  14. Any reason for reinstalling system?