Windows 10: Important Step In Preparing for Win10 on Main Machine

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  1. Posts : 14,908
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
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       25 Apr 2015 #11

    Gary said: View Post
    Thanks Cliff
    You're welcome. The only problem is, with 10TP, the commands work on some peoples systems, and others not, on this build but not on the next,, it's not very persistant. if it doesn't work from an Admin Command Prompt, you have to do it hte hard way and use your install media and point the commands to use that for comparing good files with corrupted ones.
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       25 Apr 2015 #12

    Cliff S said: View Post
    I back up monthly to second internal or before big changes, and I just have my laptop(shown in specs)which is now only if I have to help someone out at their house or in case of DCF(Desktop Catastrophic Failure) and my Lenovo H530 desktop(specs can be seen at Eight Forums) only has a couple of documents(nothing really important, I still like paper and use OneDrive for them too) and some ripped music, so I all I really need are my monthly's and 1 good image on an external(which I just redid today).

    I basically wrote the post for the many, too many actually, people that come to the forums that don't have any system images and think File history is going to be enough(NOT). How many people come to the forums with problems that could be solved by an image? BSOD, driver failures, bad patches...etc. When it comes time to upgrade they need to know to, and what to, image(everything), because after it starts and something unexpected happens(junior trips over power cord) there is no going back.

    Yeah,I find the File History unreliable, too. One time it can't read the image I created with it. It was a disaster.
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       26 Apr 2015 #13

    The one(only?) thing I like about file history is, when/if I delete something from my system disk(SSD) I will still have a copy if I leave enough GB's room in file history and not too much time has past, that it get's over written. But really my main backup is OneDrive so I can access it on any computer when signed in as guest.
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  4.    26 Apr 2015 #14

    I make images all the time on 8 different disks (not all on the same system) with 3 different programs - Macrium, AOMEI and the Wbadmin command. But I am not yet preparing for Windows 10 - maybe in a year from now. I let you guys debug it. Or maybe never for most of my systems - if it ain't broke, don't fix it. I'll just keep one virtual copy around so that I can keep up-to-date and talk to you guys intelligently - if that is possible, LOL.
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       26 Apr 2015 #15

    Macrium is Awesome. I cloned my Windows 7 Disk in 49 minutes. The last time I did that it took a couple of hours and had to be an external destination drive. Thanks again Cliff !
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       27 Apr 2015 #16

    Gary said: View Post
    Macrium is Awesome. I cloned my Windows 7 Disk in 49 minutes. The last time I did that it took a couple of hours and had to be an external destination drive. Thanks again Cliff !
    You are welcome Gary. Just remember to use it before any major changes or Windows updates(except Defenders of course), and every thing will be good.
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  7.    27 Apr 2015 #17

    Gary said: View Post
    Macrium is Awesome. I cloned my Windows 7 Disk in 49 minutes. The last time I did that it took a couple of hours and had to be an external destination drive. Thanks again Cliff !
    What version, 5 or 6? Been using Macrium paid ver for a long time now - pity their price to go to ver 6 is on the steep side. Still cheap if you need its restore, though!!
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    Win 10 Pro x64
       27 Apr 2015 #18

    Macrium, MiniTool Partition Wizard and SuperAntiSpyware are some of the standard 3rd party programs I install in my PCs.
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  9.    29 Apr 2015 #19

    linw said: View Post
    What version, 5 or 6? Been using Macrium paid ver for a long time now - pity their price to go to ver 6 is on the steep side. Still cheap if you need its restore, though!!
    Free version is quite enough for home use. It's best to use the latest one though, with all those UEFI thingies etc. There are updates almost every month.
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    Dual boot - Win 10 Pro & Win 10 Insider (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       29 Apr 2015 #20

    linw said: View Post
    What version, 5 or 6? Been using Macrium paid ver for a long time now - pity their price to go to ver 6 is on the steep side. Still cheap if you need its restore, though!!
    Ver 6.0 build 567 $69.95. I got a single license for $55 and change cause I found one of those Macrium Promo Codes 20% off lying around "out there". It has saved my butt over and over. Can't imagine testing win10 without that tool! Got paid version cause I like the PE environment, very handy.
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