1.    07 Sep 2015 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1 Professional (i.e., Windows 10), build 9600

    How do I ensure a full backup prior to installation

    I want to do a full backup of my drive "C" in the event I have to recover. I'm running Windows 7 Home now. I have a number of apps on it from both Microsoft and Adobe, and I can't afford to loose them if the upgrade to Windows 10 goes bad. Are these the correct steps:
    • Create a system image
    • Create a system repair disk
    • Copy all data file I can find from other hard disks (drives D, E, etc.)

    Is this all I need to do to have a high level of confidence in the update?

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  2.    07 Sep 2015 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 610

    This is exactly what I have done. Yes, I would say your list is complete.

    If you want to be really, really sure, you might want to try playing your backup back on a different machine so that you know, that it is really working. I have not done that before my upgrade.
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  3.    07 Sep 2015 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1 Professional (i.e., Windows 10), build 9600

    Thanks, Joergi !!
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