Windows 10: Previous backup Disk images with Win 7 , Keep?

  1.    14 Dec 2015 #1

    Previous backup Disk images with Win 7 , Keep?


    Now that my computers are updated to Windows 10 , are the old back up disk images with win7 of any use ? Can they even be used to revert back to Win 7 ? Should I just delete them and make new disk image with win 10. Tks
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  2.    14 Dec 2015 #2

    Hi,

    Can they even be used to revert back to Win 7 ?
    That depends on how they were made. Windows 7 backup or Macrium Reflect image etc...

    Should I just delete them and make new disk image with win 10.
    Up to you but having an image of the current installation is a must IMHO.

    Cheers,
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    14 Dec 2015 #3

    sportflyer said: View Post
    Now that my computers are updated to Windows 10 , are the old back up disk images with win7 of any use ? Can they even be used to revert back to Win 7 ? Should I just delete them and make new disk image with win 10. Tks
    If you are 100% sure you're staying with Windows 10 then why keep your Windows 7 images. If you created the Windows 7 images using Microsoft's image creation tool then you can create a new one in Windows 10 that will overwrite the old image. You can use the old image to revert back to Windows 7 if needed. Restoring an image overwrites the drive you backed up so it doesn't matter which Windows is on there.
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  4.    14 Dec 2015 #4

    I made the disk images with Macrium Reflect. I think I will just keep the latest win 7 images made prior to win10 update for the time being. I will also make win10 image for each of the upgraded computers as well. So far I am quite happy with win10 . I will delete the Win7 images after a month or so .
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  5.    15 Dec 2015 #5

    As a follow up : I created the Macrium Win PE Recovery image iso and wanted to burn it to my DVD burner when I discovered than after the Win 10 upgrade , windows did not detect my DVD drive so I temporarily saved the ISO in the computer .

    Since I don't use DVD or CD in the computers very often , I did not check for this in my other computers. True enough , all computers with win 10 upgrade did not have DVD drive shown either in Win Explorer or in Device manager. I was frustrated and after a search I found that the easiest way to get the Optical drives recognized is to uninstall the IDE ATA/Atapi drivers for Ch0 and Ch1 then reboot the computer . That did the trick.
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  6.    15 Dec 2015 #6

    Hi,

    Can't say I had any problem with the DVD drive not being recognized on W10 but in the mean time you could burn the ISO file to a USB thumb drive (or other external media) using something like Rufus.
    Make sure it's bootable.

    Alternatively, you can also add Macrium's Rescue to the boot menu of W10 if you don't mind a slower boot time at start up.

    Ciao,
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    15 Dec 2015 #7

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,

    Can't say I had any problem with the DVD drive not being recognized on W10 but in the mean time you could burn the ISO file to a USB thumb drive (or other external media) using something like Rufus.
    Make sure it's bootable.

    Alternatively, you can also add Macrium's Rescue to the boot menu of W10 if you don't mind a slower boot time at start up.

    Ciao,
    After I got the DVD to be recognised, I burned the iso to DVD. I think I will also make a bootable thumb drive as backup. Tks
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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