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  1. Joined : Apr 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview (14971)
       08 Jun 2015 #11

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Probably no official documentation yet, but going from 8, to 8.1, then to 10 builds all Modern Store apps were carried over. Win32 desktop apps don't.
    I'm sorry, but this is just wrong. Win32 desktop apps ARE carried over just fine, whether from Win 7 or Win 8.x. I KNOW this, because I have done it several times since the Preview Program began. What made you think Win32 apps weren't carried over?
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  2. Joined : Jun 2015
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       08 Jun 2015 #12

    Thanks sgage - appreciate the info and quick response. Arizona
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  3. Joined : Apr 2014
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       08 Jun 2015 #13

    Arizona said: View Post
    Thanks sgage - appreciate the info and quick response. Arizona
    You're welcome! All that said, though, I really would make a thorough backup before launching the update. In fact, a full System Image would be a good idea, in case you discover that you really don't care for Windows 10 after all, and want to restore your system to exactly where it was. That's what I always do...
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  4. Joined : Jun 2015
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       08 Jun 2015 #14

    Never heard of a 'System Image' though by the name I can tell what it is. I have my laptop set to
    do auto backups at least once a week. Would that cover it in case this W10 download heads South?

    What is a System Image? Is it hard to do? Are we getting off track from this forum? Suppose it still all
    has to do with the W10 download issues as I would imagine the majority of users that will get
    involved in loading up W10 aren't that computer savvy, like me.
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  5. Joined : Apr 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview (14971)
       08 Jun 2015 #15

    Arizona said: View Post
    Never heard of a 'System Image' though by the name I can tell what it is. I have my laptop set to
    do auto backups at least once a week. Would that cover it in case this W10 download heads South?

    What is a System Image? Is it hard to do? Are we getting off track from this forum? Suppose it still all
    has to do with the W10 download issues as I would imagine the majority of users that will get
    involved in loading up W10 aren't that computer savvy, like me.
    I would recommend heading over to the sevenforums.com, and posting a query there about what is a System Image and how to make one. Suffice it to say, if you have a system image stored on an external drive, you can totally restore your system from that image, apps, data, configuration, tweaks, and all. But it is a different thread, I think.
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  6. Joined : Jun 2015
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    Posts : 9
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
       08 Jun 2015 #16

    OK, Thanks. I found 'Systems Image' on a Windows 7 site - I'll get it figured out before July 29th. Thanks.
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  7. Joined : Apr 2014
    Posts : 599
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview (14971)
       08 Jun 2015 #17

    Arizona said: View Post
    OK, Thanks. I found 'Systems Image' on a Windows 7 site - I'll get it figured out before July 29th. Thanks.
    Great! Yes, you have some time to do your homework. But making a System Image is something you ought to know how to do, and great big external drives are not expensive at all, and you can back up everything, and often. I'm an inveterate tester of OS'es, but I don't worry about it at all, beccause I know I can completely restore my system at any time.

    Good luck, and have fun!
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  8. Joined : Jun 2015
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    Posts : 9
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
       09 Jun 2015 #18

    Since we were talking earlier about doing a System Image before W10 gets downloaded, I've
    found my older Toshiba 500GB external hard drive. Is 500GB of storage enough to do a complete
    System Image?

    This is just a home computer with normal doc files and probably compared to a lot
    of users, not that many photos, no videos. Should I keep this 500G Toshiba - I think some people
    are buying 2-4TB's of hard drive storage - that's alot of storage that probably only sees 10% useage
    for the regular home use laptops. On my C drive, I have 598GB 'free' of 673GB available space.

    What's your opinion. Thanks.
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  9.    09 Jun 2015 #19

    Arizona said: View Post
    I'm not a computer whiz so bear with me on this one.

    After Windows 10 is downloaded into my HP Pavilion dv7 laptop currently running Windows 7 SP-1, will all of my pictures, files, desktop icons, etc. that are stored on this computer be transferred 'into' the Windows 10 OS, or will I lose them after the OS download?
    It only affect windows system files.
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  10. Joined : Apr 2014
    Posts : 599
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview (14971)
       09 Jun 2015 #20

    Arizona said: View Post
    Since we were talking earlier about doing a System Image before W10 gets downloaded, I've
    found my older Toshiba 500GB external hard drive. Is 500GB of storage enough to do a complete
    System Image?

    This is just a home computer with normal doc files and probably compared to a lot
    of users, not that many photos, no videos. Should I keep this 500G Toshiba - I think some people
    are buying 2-4TB's of hard drive storage - that's alot of storage that probably only sees 10% useage
    for the regular home use laptops. On my C drive, I have 598GB 'free' of 673GB available space.

    What's your opinion. Thanks.
    Your old Toshiba ought to be fine. But HUGE external drives are available for not much money. I have a 1 TB drive that I use for nothing but backups. The more drive space, the more backups you can keep on hand, should you need to fall back.
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