1.    26 Jul 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 360
    Windows 10

    Best way Imaging HDD to a Virtual Drive


    I have a Win 8.1 and I do not want to upgrade to Win 10, first concernes are about the lak of all Drivers (Sound, LAN,WLAN,BT).
    Before the Free Upgrade ends I thought to do a Image of my Win 8.1 Partition, upgrade it and see how it goes.
    Now, my HDD is 1TB, there are several user Partitions that I do not want to have a "Copy".

    What is the Best way (and simplest/Direct) to Image my System Partition?
    Will it be Bootable?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    26 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 8,700
    Windows 10 Pro

    If your intention is just to test Windows 10, see how it works on your hardware and if it finds all drivers, you don't have to install Windows 10: you can simply download a pre-installed Windows 10 on a virtual hard disk, add it to your Windows 8.1 boot menu and that's it.

    If happy with it, you will then have time to install Windows 10 normally by upgrading your Windows 8.1 until Friday night.

    Free upgrade countdown:


    See the tutorial on our sister site Eight Forums: Windows 10 - Test Try with No Risk, No Install

    Video in the above mentioned tutorial shows the whole easy process. Video was also posted here on Ten Forums in our video thread:

    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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