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  1. Joined : Nov 2013
    Toronto
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    Win 10 Pro x64
       18 Feb 2015 #1

    VIDEO: Upgrading W7 to W10 9926 (and rolled back to W7)


    For those who are thinking about upgrading from Win 7 to Win 10, here's how I did it.

    I upgraded WIn 7 to Win 10 and then I rolled it back to Win 7 again.
    Warning: 16mins video from start to finish (you can fast forward at will). Total upgrade and rollback time is about an hour.
    (I also encountered a grub issue but easily fixed it at the beginning of the video).
    If you have questions, just reply to this post.

    (BTW, sorry for the double subtitiles. )


    Cheers!



    (Background music composed by me. Because Youtube blocks copyrighted music. )

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  2. Joined : Sep 2014
    UK
    Posts : 88
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       19 Feb 2015 #2

    When I pressed play it said "An error occurred, please try again later".
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  3. Joined : Feb 2015
    Posts : 197
    Windows 10 Pro
       20 Feb 2015 #3

    What hard drive enclosure are you using for your SSD? Have a link from Newegg?
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  4. Joined : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,288
    Win 10 Pro x64
       20 Feb 2015 #4

    Slugger said: View Post
    What hard drive enclosure are you using for your SSD? Have a link from Newegg?
    They don't have it at Newegg.com but they have it at Newegg.ca

    Vantec NexStar SE MRK-510ST 2.5" to 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD/HDD Converter/Adapter/Bracket, Exact 3.5" HDD dimension & SATA III ready (Supports 7, 9.5, 12.5, 15mm height SSD/HDD) - Newegg.ca

    But it's on sale at Bestbuy.com

    Vantec Thermal Technologies MRK510ST - Best Buy
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    Texas
    Posts : 7,530
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       21 Feb 2015 #5

    Nice vid, thanks for sharing.
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  6. Joined : Nov 2013
    Houston
    Posts : 1,394
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       21 Feb 2015 #6

    Pretty cool,
    For your music issue this helps allot,
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0oLoJq1yHs
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  7. Joined : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,288
    Win 10 Pro x64
       22 Feb 2015 #7

    ThrashZone said: View Post
    Pretty cool,
    For your music issue this helps allot,
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0oLoJq1yHs

    Thanks for the link. Will have a look.
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  8.    23 Feb 2015 #8

    Slugger said: View Post
    What hard drive enclosure are you using for your SSD? Have a link from Newegg?
    Hi there

    Actually you don't need to fit an SSD enclosure at all -- the device is small, has no moving parts so just plonk it anywhere where it won't get too hot and connect via standard SATA connections. I've connected 4 like that - no enclosures needed -- I'm still using some spinners on the box but if you want to block out those ugly gaping holes where you removed the standard HDD's just fit the plastic bits back again. (assuming a tower or "semi tower" type of desktop).

    BTW I'm one who HATES other people's music when watching Youtube or other videos --I know that people find it incredible that others have different tastes in music -- but it's not only that --in the days of high compresstion rates (mp3@128 for example) and hideous bud earphones people have become oblivious to how BAD highly compressed music sounds through decent high end and expensive amplification equipment and speakers !!!! (A general remark --not against you personally !!!).

    Note also for SSD if you use MBR you can get rid of GRUB errors (I assumed you either had Linux or dual booted before) simply get into a command prompt and do FIXMBR.

    An easier way also of copying OS to a new SSD is to use a USB2/3==>SATA adapter, and BEFORE opening up the computer connect the SSD to the USB port and then either clone the partition or create a backup image and restore it to the SSD via many of the imaging programs out there (Acronis, Macrium etc). Then fit your SSD and boot from it. !!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  9. Joined : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,288
    Win 10 Pro x64
       23 Feb 2015 #9

    @jimbo45 , the SSD enclosure is just for easy drive swapping without opening up the CPU case. I have screwless drive bays for both 2.5 and 3.5 hd bays. But that SSD drive on the video is on the 3.5 bay that's why I am using an adapter enclosure. But you are right, SSD can sit anywhere. You just have to open up your CPU case.







    I do have USB dock and SATA duplicator. But those screwless drive trays are for easy disconnection of other hard drives when I am messing around with an OS on one drive just like what I did on the video.







    You are right, the grub issue was probably from one of the experiments I did with Linux. But FIXMBR doesn't always work for me. I found the Macrium method works 100% of the time.
    Last edited by badrobot; 23 Feb 2015 at 07:20.
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  10.    23 Feb 2015 #10

    Hi there

    For testing also I think you'll find an SSD with a SATA==>USB3 connector works as fast as Native SATA connection !! (especially on a laptop) so for testing with SSD's you don't even need to mess about with cases as I mentioned. Just set your BIOS to boot from the external USB device.

    BTW if you only have ONE USB3 port a USB3 powered hub works fine too. !!!!

    Most SSD'S are 2.5 inch anyway. If you really need the 3.5 inch enclosures then OK but all my SSD's are 2.5 inch versions.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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