1.    23 Dec 2015 #1

    installing windows 10 backup and restore later


    Hi
    cant convince my wife to move to windows 10..... yet

    if I make an acronis true image back up of her system now, then upgrade vidta to windows 7, then upgrade to windows 10, let it activate, then make another acronis true image backup.....then restore the vista backup.

    will I then at some future date, possibly even after the ' free' windows 10 peruod expires, restore the windows 10 from the image I have ?

    sounds bit complicated, but if I leave it too long the free windows 10 upgrade will end..

    any comments please
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  2.    23 Dec 2015 #2
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    if I make an acronis true image back up of her system now, then upgrade vidta to windows 7, then upgrade to windows 10, let it activate, then make another acronis true image backup.....then restore the vista backup.
    1. Backup Vista
    2. Upgrade Vista->Windows 7 -> Windows 10. Get activated.
    3. Backup Windows 10.
    4. Clean Install Windows 10. Make sure still activated
    5. Backup a fresh copy of Windows 10
    6. Restore Vista
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  3.    23 Dec 2015 #3

    thank you

    i hoped that would work
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  4.    23 Dec 2015 #4
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    Only thing I might suggest to add to Topgun's post, which is correct, is to make a DVD and/or thumb drive of the ISO, before step 5.. I'm assuming we're talking 10586. Tech Bench will get you the WIM version of the ISO, which is what you want.
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  5.    23 Dec 2015 #5

    1. Backup Vista
    2. Upgrade Vista->Windows 7 -> Windows 10. Get activated.
    3. Backup Windows 10.
    4. Clean Install Windows 10. Make sure still activated
    5. Backup a fresh copy of Windows 10
    6. Restore


    To perform step 4 i will need to have downloaded an iso and create a dvd or usb to boot from.....so will not this ISO be ok and the one you mention ?
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  6.    23 Dec 2015 #6

    Once Windows 10 is activated, backing up would not require an iso as you can install it from a Macrium USB boot - unless you want to download the ISO - in which case backing up Windows 10 after activation is unnecesary as all you want is digital activation..
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  7.    23 Dec 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by reddwarf4ever View Post
    1. Backup Vista
    2. Upgrade Vista->Windows 7 -> Windows 10. Get activated.
    3. Backup Windows 10.
    4. Clean Install Windows 10. Make sure still activated
    5. Backup a fresh copy of Windows 10
    6. Restore


    To perform step 4 i will need to have downloaded an iso and create a dvd or usb to boot from.....so will not this ISO be ok and the one you mention ?
    Yes, the WIM version of the ISO is what you want. It will allow any future DISM repair work, if necessary. You can clean install from it, upgrade-in-place from it, repair from it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Once Windows 10 is activated, backing up would not require an iso as you can install it from a Macrium USB boot - unless you want to download the ISO - in which case backing up Windows 10 after activation is unnecesary as all you want is digital activation..
    Superfly, I use Macrium (full) and I'm not familiar with an option to install an ISO from a Macrium PE boot. Can you explain, please?
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  8.    23 Dec 2015 #8

    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    Yes, the WIM version of the ISO is what you want. It will allow any future DISM repair work, if necessary. You can clean install from it, upgrade-in-place from it, repair from it.

    Superfly, I use Macrium (full) and I'm not familiar with an option to install an ISO from a Macrium PE boot. Can you explain, please?
    Create rescue media and restore backup?
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  9.    23 Dec 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Create rescue media and restore backup?
    OK, it was the word "install" that threw me! I was looking all over Macrium for some kind of "install" option. Restore I have used many (too many) times! Thanks, Tomcat.... Merry Christmas

    and Happy New Year!
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  10.    23 Dec 2015 #10

    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    OK, it was the word "install" that threw me! I was looking all over Macrium for some kind of "install" option. Restore I have used many (too many) times! Thanks, Tomcat.... Merry Christmas

    and Happy New Year!
    LOL... Merry Xmas to you and yours
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