It’s been over a week since I started trying to upgrade the old laptop (Dell M2800). I have been unusually patient, and it hasn’t aggravated me the way something like this normally would. It helps that it’s not the main computer, of course! But… I’ve given up trying on my own. I messaged H Power Computing aka Digital Solutions, the computer fix-it place I took this same laptop to in 2017, on Saturday to bring it in today. And I did bring it in after work. They said better to just do a clean Windows 10 install from scratch and wipe the drive clean. So…. it’s on. I hope to hear from them when they’re done in 3-10 days they said.