My guess would be a bad hard disk.
OP, it's a new drive... Install it in your system alone and install windows as a new install to test the drive. If it's wonky, it's the new drive. If it's fine, it's the copy.
I used the built in tools to remove or add things to my start menu that I liked. I change the Control Panel to be like windows 7. I moved the start menu to the left and modified it's layout.
So, no, no third party apps.
Not that it should matter... All of the Linux added items are "third...
I didn't like the UI either, so I just changed it to look mostly like windows 10.
I mean, isn't customization the cornerstone of Linux? We should welcome the same options in Windows and not act like windows cannot be modified to our liking.
I am Canadian and I buy from B&H Photo fairly often. Even the conversion and shipping are less than here.
They said, this is the Canada Computers in Gatineau. There has to be 5 or more 4090s there. Like I said, everything BUT 3080's and I didn't see an Arc770, but there was a 750 there.
I use Linux on everything except my main PC's that the kids want to play games on. Fortnite is their game of the day, and it does not work in a VM! Crazy world out there. I always wondered if there were other Epic games that had the issue as well, as it's an issue with their anti-cheat software
It would usually try and save to documents, at least windows 10 used to. I have found that windows 11 tries to save it to whatever the last location I saved something was. For example, the last thing I saved with notepad was my hosts file. So when I just tried Save As for you, it tried to save...
Ubuntu has always been an alternative. It was what people said when windows 10 came out and now I hear the same thing for windows 11. If people wanted to use Ubuntu so badly they just would. It's been ready for primetime for ages now. It's been ready for years, don't wait for EOL windows 10 if...
My local store has tons of 30 and 40 series cards in all denominations, except 3080s. Lots of AMD cards as well, including the 6xxx and 7xxx series, such as the new XTX cards. Even had some Intel cards there and I live in Canada of all places ;)