November 27, 2017 at 12:24 am #13809
I have recently re-installed W7 onto a PC I have just upgraded – after installation I got a message basically suggesting that I should upgrade to W10 as the mobo and CPU (?) would provide better security under W10. Downloaded the MC Tool and did the business – PC seems to be running just fine.
I remember the last time I did a backup copy of a W10 installation I screwed it up and was unable to restore it when required.
Can anyone suggest how I undertake this, this time – so that if anything goes wrong I can re-install from a disk copy / image??
Would a disk image do the trick?
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November 27, 2017 at 7:54 am #13812
Dave RiceModerator@ricedgForumite Points: 907
I’ve been using ToDO Backup (free)
You can create an emergency USB / CD / ISO based on WinPE or Linux to boot from.00November 27, 2017 at 8:20 am #13815
johnbarryParticipant@johnbarryForumite Points: 1,131
I use WD True Image Free (if you have a WD HDD) or Paragon Backup & Recovery (free)
However, I backup to antoher partition discs aren’t big enough or life time gauranteed (after shrinking C:) I re create a backup after Windows has updated.
I also backup to USB drives if you don’t want to shrink. That is as long as your rig can see USBs on boot (dos) recovery mode.
Only last night I screwed up C: and booted from the true image (disc) and recovered C: from the backup, back to normal.
- This reply was modified 8 months, 3 weeks ago by johnbarry.
John00November 27, 2017 at 9:46 am #13820
Alan WoodParticipant@alanrwoodForumite Points: 269
I use Macrium Reflect Free version to produce a disk image of the drive on which Windows is installed together with any small system drive that is shown on the drive map.00November 27, 2017 at 11:57 am #13824
BorisModerator@borisForumite Points: 413
I’ve been using ToDO Backup (free) You can create an emergency USB / CD / ISO based on WinPE or Linux to boot from.
+1 for TODO, used it successfully on about a dozen machines so far where friends have screwed up their PCs – luckily I’d previously done them a TODO image after installation/upgrade.
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