I realized, after my first 'reopening' I had forgotten my email addy, but then all is blue when I added that!
I also did a "disk repair" before remounting, and High Sierra has a whole different layout with the key word being "very fast" compared to my old Maverick.
I tried a pic upload, which didn't take due to securuties, so I'll try 2 other pics.
we are now only needing the serial number guys, no activation number, so a lot of new things with these new OS's!
more torments later!