Windows 10: How to backup Windows 10 upgrade

  1.    23 May 2016 #1

    How to backup Windows 10 upgrade


    I purchased windows 8.1 and got free upgrade to Windows 10. Now my question is if I want to reinstall my OS then I only have Win 8.1 disk with me, what should I do ?. Is there any way to backup the Windows 10 upgrade or else I will have to spend long hours downloading the Win 10 upgrade all over again ?
    Or If I have purchased a Windows 10 for a different system , can I use that disk in any way ?
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  2. Posts : 23,634
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       23 May 2016 #2

    Hello Roshant, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Since you upgraded to Windows 10, you could use the method in the tutorial below to create a Windows 10 ISO file.

    ESD to ISO - Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 ESD File

    Afterwards, you could create a Windows 10 installation USB from the ISO file.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    23 May 2016 #3

    And if you don't have the upgrade files still on your computer, you can download the Windows 10 ISO file from Microsoft and create a Windows 10 USB flash drive or DVD from that.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...-download.html
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  4. Posts : 5,151
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.483
       23 May 2016 #4

    Better yet, do an image backup to an external hard drive. No reinstall required, just restore the image and you're done, 20 minutes or so start to finish.
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  5.    23 May 2016 #5

    You just need to image backup windows 10 in your usb drive or other devices . When needed, you can restore your whole system.
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