I woke up really early and started on my project before you made your post. I used Acronis because it is a DVD that you boot from to do backup/rescue/restore. But I'm thinking positive - I won't need it. But I will check out your s/w recommendation on next go round.
I've had no issues, it is doing the windows updates right now.
You say I don't have to do Insider version - I've been wanting to check it out since I heard about it. But if you had about 3 hours I could write a small novel telling you the horror stories of the hardware issues and software issues I've had with my laptop and desktop. I haven't owned a laptop in probably 10 years. Just didn't care if I had one or not. But a few months ago Microcenter ( Terrific Computer Hardware and Software retailer here in town) had a great sale on several laptops when Windows 10 pre-installed laptops were coming into the store.
I got a great deal on a Dell that had Windows 10 home on it. It has an Intel I-5 (can't remember the chip number, but I know it's the faster I-5) 8GB memory, 64bit, all the bells and whistles for $400. And it's a very good thing I bought that laptop because my custom built desktop crapped out. Bad Motherboard. This is my first and last ASUS. Their support is awful and it took forever to get an RMA. Finally got MOBO back and right after getting Windows 10 installed and most of my programs, the WD Black quit on me. That took 2 months to resolve cuz at first, once they decided the drive was bad, they sent me a replacement - the WD Blue. Dunno if you're familiar with that latest WD HDD line, but the Black is far superior to the Blue. It took over a month to convince them that the BLUE was not the same as the BLACK. I had a supervisor on the phone telling me the specs were the same. Enough whining....... There were about 4 other issues I dealt with since September 2015. Soooooo, just haven't had time to research the insider versions, and whether I'm eligible since I'm the Admin for MS VLSC program for the company.
I will check it out before I do the repair update on the desktop. If your current insider version is NOT available on the website yet, does that mean once you're in the program, they send you info with a link to d/l the latest version?
So the insider version currently on the web - is it a later version than what I d/l from Tech Bench?
Thanks for the advice and the referral to your friend if I have probs.