1. Joined : May 2015
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    Win 10 preview 10074
       30 Jun 2015 #1

    Am I wasting my time creating image and recovery disk with Macrium


    If I'm going to be reinstalling Win 10 in a couple of weeks (as it appears I can't just roll my Win10 Preview into a Win10 RTM version), is there any point in running the Macrium backup utility, imaging the disk, and crating a Macrium rescue disk?
    I assume that nothing (except my actual file data - documents, pictures, etc.) will be useable once I do a clean install.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,541
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       30 Jun 2015 #2

    CountryBumkin said: View Post
    If I'm going to be reinstalling Win 10 in a couple of weeks (as it appears I can't just roll my Win10 Preview into a Win10 RTM version), is there any point in running the Macrium backup utility, imaging the disk, and crating a Macrium rescue disk?
    I assume that nothing (except my actual file data - documents, pictures, etc.) will be useable once I do a clean install.
    From what I understand, is if you upgraded from 7 or 8 to to windows 10 preview you can roll it into rtm version. Once the home or pro version is upgraded to the rtm, there will be an option to leave the insider program and then it will stay as a rtm version and it should stay activated.
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  3.    01 Jul 2015 #3

    Hi there

    There's NO SUCH THING AS TOO MANY BACKUPS. So long as you store your OS in its own partition or on a small SSD a backup image takes minimal space and you never know when you need it.

    I'm currently in trying to resolve a problem have gone back to BUILD 9926 to try and track an error. !!!

    Get a 2 TB external portable USB drive (costs almost nothing) and store your backup images on it. If you haven't used an image for a LONG while then you can delete it.

    Restoring an image only takes a few minutes - even on a SLOW HDD it shouldn't take more than about 30 mins.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 133
    Win 10 preview 10074
       01 Jul 2015 #4

    groze said: View Post
    From what I understand, is if you upgraded from 7 or 8 to to windows 10 preview you can roll it into rtm version. Once the home or pro version is upgraded to the rtm, there will be an option to leave the insider program and then it will stay as a rtm version and it should stay activated.
    I did a clean install of Win10 preview 10130. I upgraded from Win7 - and I have the Win7 install key, but from what I've read on this site, I will need to reinstall Win7 first before I can to go to the Win10 RTM version.

    So, if I make an image and Macrium recovery disk, I don't think they will be of any use (unless the files put on the recovery disk are the same for Win10 preview and Win10 RTM).
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  5.    01 Jul 2015 #5

    Hi there

    Provided you took an image of your W7 image BEFORE you did the upgrade then a restore will be just fine -- you won't have to re-install W7 again.

    I would always take a backup BEFORE doing any upgrades or even software installs.

    A restore of W7 will simply set your machine back EXACTLY to the time you created the image -- Windows won't know that it's been restored =

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,541
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       01 Jul 2015 #6

    What Jimbo45 said in post #5
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  7. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 133
    Win 10 preview 10074
       01 Jul 2015 #7

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    Provided you took an image of your W7 image BEFORE you did the upgrade then a restore will be just fine -- you won't have to re-install W7 again.

    I would always take a backup BEFORE doing any upgrades or even software installs.

    A restore of W7 will simply set your machine back EXACTLY to the time you created the image -- Windows won't know that it's been restored =

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I didn't
    I'll know better next time.
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