Windows 10: Image Backup - Win 10

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  1. Posts : 4,333
    Win 10 Pro x64
       03 Oct 2014 #1

    Image Backup - Win 10


    I may be the first one to do it, or maybe not. But just a reminder to everyone (who did hard installation on SSDs and HDDs). All of us here have just clean installed the Win 10 Tech Preview. If it's running okay now, before you go any further messing it up and before bugs started attacking our Win 10 installation, create your image backup now.

    I am currently doing mine now using the Windows native backup utility Control Panel >>> File History (same as Win 8). And don't forget the rescue disk too. I will check if the win 8 rescue disk will work (if you already have one).

    System Image - Create in Windows 8


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    Cheers!
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  2.    03 Oct 2014 #2

    I've created and restored a W10 image using Macrium Reflect, but will do one using the native imaging program as well. Thanks for the reminder! One can't have too many image backups IMHO.
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  3. Posts : 4,333
    Win 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       03 Oct 2014 #3

    I've also tested the Macrium Image Restoration using the same Macrium Rescue disc for Win 8. Now, I am working now on my ultimate backup... a CLONE. I am going to keep a cloned copy on 80GB HDD.

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  4.    03 Oct 2014 #4

    I don't really need an image bacup since I don't really install any special software on Beta installs.

    But one thing I noticed when I finally got an OEM system of Windows 8.1 is the Windows utility will not back up the special partitions. You can use wbadmin.exe to include things like the Recovery Image partiton, but my Dell has a 40 MB OEM partiton which it will not touch... I have needed to take special precautions to back it up.
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  5. Posts : 4,333
    Win 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       03 Oct 2014 #5

    Saltgrass said: View Post
    I don't really need an image bacup since I don't really install any special software on Beta installs.

    But one thing I noticed when I finally got an OEM system of Windows 8.1 is the Windows utility will not back up the special partitions. You can use wbadmin.exe to include things like the Recovery Image partiton, but my Dell has a 40 MB OEM partiton which it will not touch... I have needed to take special precautions to back it up.
    It's not about preserving what you have installed but rather saving the time to do a complete re-install and avoid the ever annoying Microsoft account setup when bugs present themselves or Microsoft pushed a destructive update. Up to you.
    I've installed W10 TP like a primary OS on my PC. I will be using it in place of my main Win 7 OS which is intact and safe on a separate SSD.

    Cheers!
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  6.    03 Oct 2014 #6

    Hi

    Good Idea, I have it all setup with 80% of my software installed, I should do it now while it's all working great.
    By the way I installed and ran Malwarebytes and picked up all kinds of stuff, so it's probably a good idea to do that first.

    I haven't even looked at the native security stuff yet.

    Mike
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  7. Posts : 4,333
    Win 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       03 Oct 2014 #7

    MikeHawthorne said: View Post
    Hi

    Good Idea, I have it all setup with 80% of my software installed, I should do it now while it's all working great.
    By the way I installed and ran Malwarebytes and picked up all kinds of stuff, so it's probably a good idea to do that first.

    I haven't even looked at the native security stuff yet.

    Mike
    Yeah Mike, I've ran both Superantispyware and Malwarebytes before back-up.

    Thanks!
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       04 Oct 2014 #8

    It's not about preserving what you have installed but rather saving the time to do a complete re-install and avoid the ever annoying Microsoft account setup when bugs present themselves or Microsoft pushed a destructive update. Up to you.
    FYI, you don't have to set up with a MS Account. Instead of putting the MS Account, click create new account then click on using local account.
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  9. Posts : 4,333
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       04 Oct 2014 #9

    topgundcp said: View Post
    FYI, you don't have to set up with a MS Account. Instead of putting the MS Account, click create new account then click on using local account.

    It doesn't matter. MS Account or Local Account, these extra annoying steps can be avoided with image restoration and that is the only point I am trying to make. Thank you for clarification.
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  10.    04 Oct 2014 #10

    Hi there
    Still using ACRONIS for my backups - works fine.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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