Well, that was fun.
After installing a new SSD and loading the backup drive image onto it, it would not boot, no matter what. I searched the Internet and the best information I could find was to reset Windows. Pretty much start from scratch.
I have NEVER had a backup work for me. And we’re talking since the 90s.
But, I sort of wanted to do a clean install. I’ve been getting the “system busy doing nothing” a lot. So, I’m reinstalling anyway. Fortunately, I tend to keep my actual data as copies (not in encoded backups) in several locations. So, overall, I’m good.
Now, I’m going to run to Winco to get some chocolate cake (it’s my birthday) and some kimchi (gonna try pickling eggs in it).