Windows 10: Windows 10 and system restore


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    Windows 8.1 64 bit with Win 7 Classic Shell
       03 Jan 2016 #1

    Windows 10 and system restore


    Would like to know if it's possible to do a system restore setting with my 8.1 and then try the Win 10 update. If not happy with the update, is it possible to restore to the restore point before the update. I'm pretty certain nothing is this easy but I have to ask. Steve
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    windows 10 Home threshold2
       03 Jan 2016 #2

    Steve Davis said: View Post
    Would like to know if it's possible to do a system restore setting with my 8.1 and then try the Win 10 update. If not happy with the update, is it possible to restore to the restore point before the update. I'm pretty certain nothing is this easy but I have to ask. Steve
    System restore won't work because the moment you install a new OS, all previous restore points are nullified and back to zero.
    Preferably, you would want to burn your Win 8.1 iso to a bootable DVD or USB. You can then use that to reinstall Win 8.1 anytime you want.
    If that is not possible, then a system image backup as suggested to you is your second choice.

    If you upgrade to Win 10 from your Win 8.1 system, you have 30 days to "play" with it.
    If you like it, continue.
    If you don't, you have the option to "Go back to Win 8.1" within that 30 days period.
    Last edited by davidhk; 03 Jan 2016 at 21:37.
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       03 Jan 2016 #3

    No, that is not possible. You need to do an image backup of Windows 8.1 to an external hard drive using Macrium Reflect Free.
    Then upgrade to Windows 10. If problems or you don't like it, try the rollback that is built into to Windows 10. If it doesn't work right which happens more often than it should, then simply restore the image backup and you are right back to Windows 8.1, exactly as it was when you created the backup.

    If you don't have one, you can buy a 1TB external hard drive for $49.
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  4.    05 Jan 2016 #4

    No, because it will be reset. Run a disk imager.
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