Thanks peeps, again. My computer have just crashed again with a Blue screen of death, win32kfull.sys. Not that it is very blue these days.
It will be a while before I do anything, need to put some more money into the bank been spending a fair bit over the last few months. so that will give me time to sort things out.
time machine is amazing, I have seen it in action and make Macrium reflect look useless and yet it is a pretty useful bit of kit.
The monitor I have is pretty good, but then it did cost me £300 so it should be, yes I know there are monitors that cost a lot more. if I went for a Mac, I would like to use it as a second monitor, but Macs uses thunderbolt, so I am not sure if it would be possible.
As you said Macs hardware is more standardised and that is why the OS is more reliable, I know some of my hardware is getting on, my sopund card for a start and maybe I could remove it and just use the built-in sound, my Scanner is ancient, but it does what I need and for the amount of time I use it, I really do not want to pay out for a new one.
My niggle is that I have software on my computer that I have paid a fair bit for and I would lose the use of them unless the providers give me a discount on MAc versions.
Not that I have the time now as i am going out to put a card reader into my brothers computer, but when I get back I may do a clean install and not bother with software to stop stuff I do not like, apart from the start menu, I am still getting rid of that.
Desktop machine Ryzen powered with windows 10 , reluctantly.