All set up. Laptop now clean-installed again with Windows 10 1709 (from the same USB stick created by MS’ Media Creation Tool as before) using the same settings as before (see post #5).
There IS a difference but should (hopefully) have no effect on results. This time I have also copied over 2 portable tools - ScreenshotCaptor 126.96.36.199 and ScreenToGif 2.2 - to the same test laptop.
ScreenshotCaptor is so I can capture screenshots without any delay caused by using MS’s Paint app that I used in previous test. ScreenToGif is so I can record moving from GlassWire’s main window to any info popup. I’ve run both so I can configure them and have deleted my test captures.
I’ve exited ScreenToGif but ScreenCaptor is still running, ready to capture screenshots of the full desktop whenever I press the laptop’s PrtScr button. I’ve set it to capture full-screen screenshots and save them immediately to the %user% desktop without displaying them (so there is as little delay as possible between subsequent screenshots).
I have an alarm set for midnight. When it sounds I will run GlassWire for the first time (on this particular Win 10 install) and, at the same time, attach an ethernet cable to the test laptop for its network (hence internet) connection, i.e. same as before.
Let me know if there’s something I haven’t thought of.
Hope this helps…