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  1.    10 Aug 2015 #11
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by bluegreen1 View Post
    I apologize for not getting back to this sooner - we've been dealing with some orthopedic issues.

    Thank you for the advice about installing Win 7 Pro in order to get the Pro version of Windows 10 when I accept the upgrade. (I do have the retail version of Windows 7 Pro that I installed on my previous machine.)

    But I would like to make a backup of the Windows 8.1 that came on my 9-week old Samsung - I have never made a backup copy of an OS before. Any advice on how to go about that? Thank you!
    Check this out,.. used by many here:
    Macrium Reflect Free
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    10 Aug 2015 #12
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    New Orleans Northshore
    Posts : 212
    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Check this out,.. used by many here:
    Macrium Reflect Free
    Get a USB external hard drive to store you Disk Image on. Yes what you want to do with MR is create a disk image. Should you want to restore you computer you would restore this image to your hard drive and your right back where you were when you created the Image. You will also need a 4 or 8 GB USB Thumb Drive you will create the bootable restore media to this USB. Once you create this bootable restore media test insure that it will boot and load MR in PE environment.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    10 Aug 2015 #13
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 17,183
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281

    Quote Originally Posted by bluegreen1 View Post
    I apologize for not getting back to this sooner - we've been dealing with some orthopedic issues.

    Thank you for the advice about installing Win 7 Pro in order to get the Pro version of Windows 10 when I accept the upgrade. (I do have the retail version of Windows 7 Pro that I installed on my previous machine.)

    But I would like to make a backup of the Windows 8.1 that came on my 9-week old Samsung - I have never made a backup copy of an OS before. Any advice on how to go about that? Thank you!
    Go to Macrium Reflect's site Macrium Reflect Free
    and download the free version. Then go to the Tutorials in TenForums and look for instructions on how to use it to make an image of your OS.

    Another option would be to dual boot Windows 8.1 with Windows 10. Again, go to the tutorial section of TenForums and look for Dual Boot Windows 7 or 8.1 and 10.

    Hope this helps.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 
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