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Data Migration Steps:

1. Dell-Win7-Data-Copy(-and-Backup)

2. Desktop-Documents-Pictures Data-Move

3. SeaMonkey-Bookmarks Data-Move

4. Thunderbird-Mail-Folders Data-Move

5. Microsoft-Edge-Settings

6. Firefox-Settings

7. Other-Software-Installs

8. Icon-settings (desktop, taskbar)

9. Printer-setup



In the 2020-to-2021 time frame, I was migrating data files from an old Dell Windows 7 desktop computer to a newer HP Windows 10 desktop computer.

Besides the appeal of upgrading to a computer with more up-to-date hardware components, I was mainly motivated (and forced) to migrate to Windows 10 (Wikipedia link) because Microsoft was stopping support of Windows 7 (Wikipedia link) in January 2020.

    Another strong motivator:
    Various important software apps, such as web browsers and TurboTax software, needed to be updated and they were no longer going to be available for Windows 7.

So, around the year 2020, I finally started migrating from that old Windows 7 computer to a Windows 10 computer.

The computer specs of the Dell-Win7 and HP-Win10 desktop computers are presented on a separate computer-specs web page.

This computer-to-computer migration was a rather slow migration consisting of several steps:

  1. Initial setup of the HP Windows 10 computer (in 2020 March)

    --- by following initial Microsoft prompts and then eliminating the horrible 'Metro' interface, removing 'bloatware', and going through various Microsoft system settings.

    I also installed various apps, in particular:

    A description of the initial setup of the HP-Win10 computer is on another page of this site.

    Note that in the initial setup of the HP-Win10 computer, I setup the initial 'Admin' user --- and then I setup a separate userid (say 'marlo') whose data files were to be migrated.

    The 'Admin' user had permissions to do software installs. The 'marlo' user did not have such permissions. This was to reduce the likelihood of the 'marlo' user installing dangerous software on the HP-Win10 computer.

  2. Installed TurboTax 2020 and migrated 2019 (and previous) TurboTax data files to the HP 'Slimline' computer (in 2020 March)

    --- and then used TurboTax (Wikipedia link) to do 2020 federal & state taxes.

    A description of the installation of TurboTax 2020 (and 2019 and 2018 and 2017) is on other pages of this site.

  3. Migrated other data files (of user 'marlo')

    • Seamonkey bookmarks
    • Thunderbird email folders
    • various personal files such as documents & photos

    in 2021 June.

    This page is meant to describe this 3rd step of the process of migrating from a Dell-Win7 computer to an HP-Win10 computer.

    The links above this introduction are meant to take me/you to descriptions of the data-migration steps as I recorded them in my notes. (The links above are to sections below, on this page.)

    Note that most of the data migration steps were performed without a wired or wireless Ethernet connection on the HP-Win10 computer --- until I was ready to receive email into the 'prepared' Thunderbird mail-client application.

    I did not want Microsoft-updates or Thunderbird-mail-receipts to occur until I had essentially all the data migrated to the HP-Win10 computer

These notes can serve to help me remember how I performed the migration --- especially the migration of the Thunderbird mail files.

Enough of this introduction. A description of the data migration steps follows.

(2021 Jun 27)

In order to migrate the files from the Dell-Win7 computer to the HP-Win10 computer, I made a copy of the Dell 'C:\Users\marlo' folder to an external USB disk drive --- a Western Digital 1 Terabyte drive.

The following steps describe that process.

  • At about 7:20 PM, I plugged the WD-1TB drive into the Dell computer, then powered the computer up and logged in as 'marlo'.

  • I checked the 'Safely Remove Hardware' icon at the bottom-right of the screen and saw the WD-1TB drive was mounted as 'Elements SE 25FE' - and assigned to the 'I:' drive.

  • I opened a 'Computer' window and opened to the 'C:' drive files-display --- positioned into the 'Users' folder --- to show the 'marlo' folder.

    The 'marlo' folder contained about 13 GB of files.

  • I opened a 2nd 'Computer' window, in which to operate on the 'I:' drive - the external USB drive (to do a 'bulk-copy' of the 'marlo' folder).

    I right-clicked on the 'I:' drive hard-drive icon/name and chose 'Properties'.

    The 'General' panel showed:

    • File system: NTFS
    • Used space: 279 MB
    • Free space: 931 GB

    A checkbutton at the bottom of the 'General' panel was labelled:

      'Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in additon to file properties'

    It was checked. This sounds like it may make the bulk-copy go slowly, so I unchecked it.

    Then I opened the 'I:' drive to show the top-level of files on the I-drive. (There was one file 'WD Discovery.exe' on this new drive. I left that file there.)

  • At about 7:53 PM, to start the bulk-copy to the I-drive:

    • In one 'Computer' window, I right-clicked the 'marlo' folder on the C-drive and selected 'Copy'.

    • In the other 'Computer' window, I right-clicked on that I-drive window and chose 'Paste'.

  • A copy-progress window started up showing 'about 30 minutes remaining'.

    The 'Details' of the copy-progress window showed the copy was proceeding starting at about 10MB/second - and went down to about 3 MB/second, less than a quarter of the way through the copy (according to the progress bar).

    The 'Time remaining' changed to 'about 1 hour'.

    I got a 'File in Use' popup for the 'NTUSER.DAT' file - in use by 'System'.

    Of the 3 options presented ('Try again' or 'Skip' or 'Cancel'), I chose 'Skip'.

    Also in-use (and skipped) were:

    • ntuser.dat.LOG1
    • ntuser.dat.LOG2
    • UserClass.dat
    • UserClass.dat.LOG1
    • UserClass.dat.LOG2

    After these 6 'File in Use' popups, I got a 'File Access Denied' popup on the file 'Adobe CMap Fnt11.lst' (34.7KB) (Date modified 11/3/2011)

    Of the 3 options presented ('Continue (as Admin)' or 'Skip' or 'Cancel'), I chose 'Skip'.

  • At about 8:24 PM, the copy finished (right after the Adobe-Skip). So the copy took about 30 minutes.

  • I right-clicked on the 'marlo' folder on the WD-1TB external USB drive and selected 'Properties' which showed:

    • Size: 13.1 GB (14,160,,280,658 bytes)
    • Size on disk: 13.3 GB (14,289,506,304 bytes)
    • Contains: 53,838 files, 5,322 folders
  • I made a folder named


    on the WD-1TB drive.

    Then I moved the 'marlo' folder into that folder --- via right-click 'Cut' on the 'marlo' folder and right-click 'Paste' on the new Backup folder.

  • To disconnect the WD-1TB drive, I tried to use the bottom 'eject device' icon titled

      'Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media'

    but I got a popup message that a program was using the drive.

    I closed the 'Computer' window showing the C-drive files (my only apparent running program) but I got the same 'in use' message.

    I could not determine what program to close/stop, so I 'Shutdown' the Dell computer. Then I removed (unplugged) the WD-1TB external USB drive.

After this copy, I noted that the Thunderbird mail files were located in the folder path:


Thus ended the copy/backup of the 'marlo' folder that contained the user files that I needed to migrate to the HP-Win10 desktop computer.

    In addition to the Western Digital external drive, I had a 'solid-state' external USB drive --- an HP 'SSD P600' 250GB drive.

    I made another copy of the 'marlo' folder on that SSD drive using almost exactly the same steps as above --- even to the point of putting the 'marlo' folder in a folder named:


Desktop-Documents-Pictures Data-Move
(2021 Jun 28)

I powered up the HP-Win10 computer and logged in as user 'marlo' (not 'Admin'?).

I attached the WD-1TB external USB drive to the HP-Win10 computer. The 'Elements SE' drive was assigned to drive 'F:'.

Before copying entire contents of 'Desktop' and 'Documents' and 'Pictures' folders into the corresponding folders of userid 'marlo' on the HP-Win10 computer, I picked out some individual files --- for example, to see if 'Desktop' files showed up on the desktop of the HP-Win10 computer.

  • In a file-navigation window positioned at the F-drive, I navigated to the 'Desktop' folder of the 'marlo' folder - in folder

  • I opened another file-navigation window using 'ThisPC' and went to

  • I dragged a '.jpg' file from the F-drive 'Desktop' folder to the C-drive 'Desktop' folder.

    An icon for the '.jpg' file appeared on the left side of the HP-Win10 desktop (between Thunderbird and TurboTax icons).

    I dragged the jpg-file icon to the right side of the desktop.

    (I was organizing the desktop with icons for 'applications' - like Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, and TurboTax - on the LEFT side of the desktop --- AND icons for 'data files' on the RIGHT side of the desktop.)

  • I dragged a '.docx' file from the F-drive 'Desktop' folder to the C-drive 'Desktop' folder.

    It appeared on the left of the desktop. I dragged it to the right.

  • I dragged a folder-file from the F-drive 'Desktop' folder to the C-drive 'Desktop' folder.

    It appeared on the left of the desktop. I dragged it to the right.

    At this point it looked like all the types of 'Desktop' files from the old Dell-Win7 computer would successfully show up on the desktop of the HP-Win10 computer --- so I decided to 'bulk-copy' the 'Desktop' folder --- and the 'Documents' and 'Pictures' folders too.

  • I 'bulk-copied' all files and folders in the 'Desktop' folder of the F-drive to the 'Desktop' folder of the C-drive --- by using highlight-and-right-click-Copy on the F-drive --- and right-click-Paste on the C-drive.

  • Similarly, I copied F-Documents files to the C-Documents folder.

  • Similarly, I copied F-Pictures files-and-folders to the C-Pictures folder.

  • Similarly, I copied 2 F-Contacts files to the C-Contacts folder.

  • Similarly, I copied an F-Videos file to the C-Videos folder.

  • Nothing needed to be copied to C-drive 'Downloads', 'Favorites', 'Links', 'Music', 'Saved Games', and 'Searches' folders.

This concluded the migration of the 'miscellaneous' files.

I now need to migrate

  • SeaMonkey (web browser) bookmarks --- and see if they showed up in SeaMonkey when that 'app' was started up on the HP-Win10 computer.

SeaMonkey-Bookmarks Data-Move
(2021 Jun 28)
  • While logged into the HP-Win10 computer as user 'marlo', I started up SeaMonkey (version 2.53.1) and used the toolbar path 'Bookmarks > Manage Bookmarks' to bring up a window titled 'Library'.

  • The 'Library' window had a toolbar accross the top with options:

      File   Edit   View   Tools   Window   Help

    I used the path
    'Tools > Restore > Choose File'
    to bring up a file selector GUI.

    I navigated, on the external F-drive, to

      F:\MarloDellComputer_Backup_2021jun27\marlo\ AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\SeaMonkey\ Profiles\rlxbo42b.default\bookmarkbackups\

    and from 10 backup files, I chose the most recent one:

    and clicked the 'Open' button.
  • The bookmarks were imported in a fraction of a second and about 38 folders showwed up in the folder-list on the left of the 'Library' window.

  • Done. Great. Looked good. Was good.

At this point, I was pretty much done with the SeaMonkey migration.

BUT, it would be a good thing go through the 'Preferences' settings in the newer SeaMonkey (version 2.53.1) --- to see how those settings compare to the SeaMonkey settings on some of my other computers.

    A quite detailed description of SeaMonkey 'Preferences' is on a separate web page that describes the settings for SeaMonkey 2.49.2 (2018 Feb release) that was installed on an Acer desktop computer running the Ubuntu-MATE 18.04 (2018 April) operating system.

Thunderbird-Mail-Folders Data-Move
(2021 Jun 29)

I refreshed my memory (from various notes) about the location of the 'marlo' mail files

On the external F-drive, the mail files-and-folders were under

    F:\MarloDellComputer_Backup_2021jun27\marlo\ AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\

with files-and-folders under that folder, such as

  • folder: Crash Reports
  • folder: Pending Pings
  • folder: Profiles
  • file: installs.ini
  • file: profiles.ini

And under the 'Profiles' folder were 2 folders:

  • [8-chars].default-release
  • [8-chars].default

The thousands of user mail files were under a 'Mail' folder in the 'jlexklvl.default' folder on the F-drive.

I thought I might have to startup the Thunderbird 'app' (version 68.6.0) and setup a POP mail user account for 'marlo' --- which would create a new '[8-char].default' folder in the 'Profile' folder.

I thought I might have to copy the 'jlexklvl.default' folder files into the '[8-char].default' folder --- somehow.

But, after some web searching, I tried something simpler than that and it worked.

I simply renamed the current 'Thunderbird' folder on the HP-Win10 C-drive and copied the 'Thunderbird' folder from the external F-drive into its place.

All of the user 'marlo' profile settings and mail files from 10-year-old Thunderbird verion 8.0 proved to be accessible in the much newer Thunderbird version 68.6.0.

The details of the Thunderbird mail migration follow.

  • I powered up the HP-Win10 computer, logged in (as 'marlo'), and plugged in the WD-1TB external USB drive.

  • I checked the size of the folder on that external drive, at


    The 'Thunderbird' folder contained about 7 GB of files.

  • I opened another file-navigator window and located (on the C-drive of the HP-Win10 computer) the Roaming 'Thunderbird' folder --- and renamed it to 'Thunderbird_origOLD'.

  • Then I did a copy-paste of the entire 'Thunderbird' folder from the WD-1TB drive to the HP-Win10 'Roaming' folder. (The 7GB-copy took about 3 minutes.)

  • Then I started up Thunderbird on the HP-Win10 computer.

    The mail folders (from the Dell-Win7 computer) showed up on the left of the Thunderbird mail processing window --- in marlo's POP mail account --- that had a Thunderbird account name of a form like ''.

  • At this point, I decided to do a lot of cleanup and re-organizing of the mail folders. Some of the tasks were:

    • emptied the 'Trash' folder, under the POP mail account heading

    • removed very-old 2012, 2013, 2014 'Archives' folders

    • removed a folder named 'nmp..' folder containing old stuff

    • removed some subfolders of the 'Local Folder', such as

      • 'OutlookExpressImport_to2011nov27'
        (old Outlook mail imported onto the Dell-Win7 computer in 2011)

      • 'AA_ProbableSpam_filteredByMailProvider'

      • 'Deleted_Items'

      • 'Drafts' (an empty 'Local Folder' subfolder)

      • 'Outbox' (an empty 'Local Folder' subfolder)

      • emptied the 'Trash' subfolder of 'Local Folder'

    • I made 'Sent_2004' to 'Sent_2018' subfolders of 'Local Folder' and moved old sent-mail from the huge 'Sent' folder to these subfolders

    • I made 'Received_2006' to 'Received_2018' subfolders of 'Local Folder' and moved old received-mail from the huge 'Inbox' folder to these subfolders

At this point, I was pretty much done with the Thunderbird mail migration.

BUT, it would be a good thing go through the 'Account Settings' in the newer Thunderbird version 68.6.0 --- to see how those 'migrated' settings compare to the setting in the old Thunderbird 8.0 on the old Dell-Win7 computer.

Notes on the 'Account Settings' of Thunderbird 8.0 on the old Dell-Win7 computer are in a separate Thunderbird-Dell-Win7-Account-Settings web page.

    Another (more detailed) description of Thunderbird 'Account Settings' is on a separate web page that describes the settings for Thunderbird 60.9.0 that was installed on an Acer desktop computer running the Ubuntu-MATE 18.04 (2018 April) operating system.

    In addition to Thunderbird 'Account Settings', there is a set of Thunderbird 'Global Preferences' windows and panels. Some of those windows and panels are accessed by buttons on the 'Account Settings' panels.

    A fairly detailed description of Thunderbird 'Global Preferences' options is on a separate web page that shows example Thunderbird 'Global Preferences' for Thunderbird 60.9.0 that was installed on an Acer desktop computer running the Ubuntu-MATE 18.04 (2018 April) operating system.

After I completed some settings of web browsers (Microsoft Edge, Firefox) as described below (on 2021 Jun 30), I powered down the HP-Win10 computer and connected an ethernet cable from the wired-ethernet connector on the computer to an ethernet wall socket where the computer was located.

When I powered up the HP-Win10 computer and started up Thunderbird, about 57 emails were received from the mail-provider server. These were emails that were sent between 25 and 30 Jun 2021.

This demonstrated that I could receive mail into this new migrated (and 'cleaned up') set of Thunderbird mail folders. Good! A major part of this data migration was accomplished.

(2021 Jun 30)

I accessed the Microsoft Edge settings (version 42.17134.1098.0, c2018 Microsoft) by using the CRYPTIC '...' icon on the right of the top icons-bar.

  • I changed 'Open Microsoft Edge with'
    from 'Start page'
    to 'A specific page or pages'
    and entered ''

  • I changed 'Open new tabs with'
    from 'Top sites and suggested content'
    to 'A blank page'

  • I changed 'Show the favorites bar'
    from OFF to ON

  • At 'Clear Browsing history', I added

    • Download history
    • Form data
    • Passwords
    • Media licenses
    • Website permissions

    to the items already there:

    • Browsing history
    • Cookies and saved website data
    • Cached data and files
    • Tabs I've set aside or recently closed
  • I changed 'Always clear this when I close the browser'
    from OFF to ON

  • I left 'Device sync settings' at OFF.

In 'Advanced Settings':

  • I left 'Block pop-ups' at ON

  • I left 'Use Adobe Flash Player' at ON

  • I changed 'Open Sites in apps'
    from ON to OFF

  • I left 'Ask me what to do with each download' at ON

  • I changed 'Save passwords'
    from ON to OFF

  • I changed 'Save form entries'
    from ON to OFF

  • I changed 'Send Do Not Track requests'
    from OFF to ON

  • I changed 'Have Cortana assist me in Microsoft Edge'
    from ON to OFF

  • I TRIED to provide a different search engine at
    'Change search engine from Bing to'
    BUT it won't let me change?? Shows no other options.

  • I changed 'Show search and site suggestions as I type'
    from ON to OFF

  • I changed 'Show search history'
    from ON to OFF (May change this back?)

  • I changed 'Show sites I frequently visit in Top sites'
    from ON to OFF

  • I changed 'Cookies'
    from 'Don't block cookies'
    to 'Block only third party cookies'

  • I changed 'Let site save protected media licenses on my device'
    from ON to OFF (Change back?)

  • I changed 'Use page prediction to speed up browsing, improve reading, and make my overall experience better'
    from ON to OFF

  • I left 'Help protect me from malicious sites and downloads with Windows Defender Smart Screen' at ON

NOTE that most of these settings that were changed 'from ON to OFF' would require a lot of unwanted processing and/or subject the user to possible exposure of personal identifier information to 3rd parties.


(2021 Jun 30)

I accessed Firefox (version 74.0) 'Options' by using the CRYPTIC 'stack-of-3-lines' icon on the right of the top icons-bar.

Five categories were shown in a selection menu on the left of the 'Options' panel.

  • General
  • Home
  • Search
  • Privacy & Security
  • Sync

In the 'General' category:

  • I changed 'Always check if Firefox is your default browser'
    from ON to OFF

  • I changed 'Ctl+Tab cycles through tabs in recently used order'
    from ON to OFF

  • I changed 'Open links in tabs nstead of new windows'
    from ON to OFF

  • I changed 'Automatically install updates (recommended)'
    to 'Check for updates but let you choose to install them'

In the 'Home' category:

  • I changed 'Home page and new windows'
    from 'Firefox Home (Default)'
    to 'Custom URLs ...' and entered

  • I changed 'New tabs'
    from 'Firefox Home (Default)'
    to 'Blank page'

  • In 'Choose what content you want on your Firefox Home screen',
    I turned OFF:

    • 'Highlights' - which is a slelection of sites that you have saved or visited

    • 'Snippets' - updates from Mozilla and Firefox

    • 'Top Sites' - the sites you visit most

In the 'Search' category:

  • I changed 'Default Search Engine'
    from 'Google'
    to 'DuckDuckGo'

  • I changed 'Provide search suggestions'
    from ON to OFF

In the 'Privacy & Security' category:

  • I changed 'Tracking Protection'
    from 'Standard'
    to 'Strict'

  • I changed 'Send websites a Do Not Track signal'
    from 'Only when Firefox is set to block known trackers'
    to 'Always'

  • I changed 'Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed'
    from OFF to ON

  • I changed 'Ask to save logins and passwords for websites'
    from ON to OFF (I assumed this would result in don't save. Wrong?)

  • I changed 'History - Firefox will'
    from 'Remember history'
    to 'Use custom settings for history'

  • In custom history settings:

    I changed 'Remember search and form history'
    from ON to OFF

    I changed 'Clear history when Firefox closes'
    from OFF to ON
    (Turned on 'Site Preference' and 'Offline Website data'??)

  • In 'Address Bar' section:

    'When using the address bar, suggest' options:

    I changed 'Browsing history' from ON to OFF

    I changed 'Bookmarks' from ON to OFF

    I changed 'Open tabs' from ON to OFF

  • In 'Permissions' section:

    For 'Location', I changed
    'Block new requests to access your location'
    from OFF to ON

    For 'Camera', I changed
    'Block new requests asking to access your camera'
    from OFF to ON

    For 'Microphone', I changed
    'Block new requests asking to access your microphone'
    from OFF to ON

    For 'Notifications', I changed
    'Block new requests asking to allow notifications'
    from OFF to ON

    I changed 'Autoplay'
    from 'Block Audio'
    to 'Block Audio and Video'

    For 'Virtual Reality', I changed
    'Block new requests asking to access your virtual reality devices'
    from OFF to ON

    I left 'Block pop-up windows' at ON

    I left 'Warn you when websites try to install add-ons' at ON

    I changed 'Prevent accessiblty services from accessing your browser'
    from OFF to ON

  • In 'Firefox Data Collection and Use' section:

    I changed
    'Allow Firefox to make personalized extension recommendations'
    from ON to OFF

    I changed
    'Allow Firefox to send technical and interaction data to Mozilla'
    from ON to OFF

    I changed
    'Allow Firefox to install and run studies'
    from ON to OFF

    I left
    'Allow Firefox to send backlogged crash reports on your behalf'
    at OFF

  • In 'Security - Deceptive Content and Dangerous Software Protection' section:

    I left 'Block dangerous and deceptive content' at ON

    I left 'Block dangerous downloads' at ON

    I left 'Warn you about unwanted and uncommon software' at ON

  • In 'Certificates' section:

    In a list at 'When a server requests your personal certificate'
    I left 'Ask you every time' selected,
    instead of 'Select one automatically'.

In the 'Sync' category:

  • I did not sign up for syncing --- for example, to Firefox on Apple iOS or Google Android.


(2021 Jul 01)

I installed the following handy, free software from developer sites.

I installed the following by running the 'setup.exe' files as user 'Admin' rather than user 'marlo'.

  • Audacity (audio editor)

    I checked that Audacity could record from a microphone plugged into a 3.5mm connector on the HP-Win10 computer.

    I needed to use Win10 'Settings > Privacy > Microphone' to set 'Allow apps to access your microphone' to ON.

    It seems the Realtek audio software needs access.

    I turned OFF a few apps that had microphone access ON - like 'Camera' and 'Microsoft Edge'.

  • Irfanview (image displayer and editor)
    It is faster than a Microsoft app like 'Paint' --- and has better image-information options.

  • VLC (media player)

  • Foxit Reader (a PDF reader)

    I used Foxit prompts to make Foxit the default PDF reader - instead of the Win10 default, Microsoft Edge.

  • FreeFileSync (from

    I may use this to setup file backups --- similar to the way I use 'rsync' on Linux machines.

Note that a way to see most installed apps (and to uninstall) is to use the Win10 Settings path:

  Settings > Apps > Apps & features

Also see:

  Settings > Apps > Default Apps

Icon-settings (desktop, taskbar)
(2021 Jul 01)
  • I added a wired-Ethernet shortcut icon to the HP-Win10 desktop.

    I used the Win10 Settings path:
      Settings > Network & Internet > Ethernet > Change adapter options'

    That opened a window showing:
      Control Panel > Network & Internet > Network Connections

    I right-clicked the (wired) 'Ethernet' icon and selected 'Create Shortcut'.

  • I added 'TaskManager' to the taskbar (bottom of screen) --- via a 'Pin to taskbar' option the the Win10 'Start' menu.

    I wanted a TaskManager icon on the desktop, but I did not find an obvious way to make that icon.

  • 'Final' desktop icons:

    On the LEFT of the desktop, I ended up with the following icons:

    At top-left:
    'Recycle Bin', 'C drive', 'Ethernet-shortcut'

    At middle-left: 'LibreOffice', Firefox 74.0', 'Epson scan'

    At bottom-left: 'Calculator', 'TurboTax2019', 'TurboTax2020', 'SeaMonkey 2.53.1', 'Thunderbird 68.6.0'

  • 'Final' taskbar icons:

    On the taskbar, to the right of the 'Start' menu icon, I ended up with the following icons:

    'FileExplorer', 'ThisPC', 'TaskManager', 'Calculator', 'SeaMonkey', Thunderbird'

On the RIGHT of the desktop, there were about 45 desktop icons --- for

  • 17 image icons ('.jpg' files)
  • 8 folder icons
  • 14 MS-document icons ('.docx' files)
  • 1 PDF-document icon
  • 1 HTML file icon
  • 4 '.mht' file icons

(2021 Jul 01)

The following was done with a wired-Ethernet connection.

  • After installing the 'other-apps' above, I turned on the 'Epson Workforce 545' printer that I had attached to the HP-Win10 computer by a USB connector.

  • I got a popup that there was a firmware update.

  • I chose to install the update. (Had to use the 'Admin' userid-password?)

  • The firmware update completed successfully in about 10 minutes.

  • A test printout of a document worked.

END of Data-Migration-Steps Notes.


These 'Data Migration Notes' may be used to help me perform such data migration tasks in the future.

Furthermore, the 'Web-browser Settings Notes' and 'Thunderbird-Mail Settings Notes' may help me keep those settings set properly 'through thick and thin'.

These 'Data Migration Notes' may be used to help me if/when I have to migrate from a Windows 10 computer to a Windows 11 computer.

One could bring this web page up in a web browser on any Windows 10 (or Windows 11) computer, and check 'settings' on that computer by comparing to the notes on this page.

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