"any new build that I do will now have a minimum of a 240/256GB SSD (dependant on what is the best price at the time) or a similar size partition on an appropriate capacity HDD."
That's no problem. The drive that I'll be storing Windows on is 1Tb. I'll move files from the D Drive of the partition onto another HDD and enlarge the C Drive partition to 300Gb to give it plenty of room.
"to get the best out of a 64-bit OS 8GB of RAM is recommended"
I bought the new RAM in April 2018. Since I have 2 more ports for RAM and since it's okay to just buy 2 more sticks of the same twin RAM, I'll go that route if necessary. I only store .avi files on my pc and I have a mostly .doc files stored in My Documents. I go on line for email, Twitter, and sometimes watch YouTube videos, nothing intensive like gaming. I can't do much of what I want to do online anymore because XP is no longer compatible with a lot of it.
"Being in the UK your link does not work for me but fwiw best that I could do was here I suspect for $79.00 that you will be getting a digital download, is that correct."
The page doesn't say that it's a digital download but neither does it say that it's not, nor does it say that it's a DVD. It says that it's OEM, that it has a license and it shows a picture of a disk case. It also says Additional Requirements: DVD-ROM. I never thought it would be anything but a DVD so it just goes to show how much I'm outdated as well. The Windows DVD that you gave me the link for says "Windows 10 OEM is a full version of the operating system not an upgrade. The OEM operating system is not supported by Microsoft." Does this mean that I can't get updates from Microsoft?
Tip well taken.