1.    01 Jun 2015 #1
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    any way of going back to win 7 if 10 doesn't work for me


    Joined forum to find out about how easy it would be to go back to win 7 if...when I tried win 10 and it didn't work out as expected. Those of you who have used it seem to be keen on it. Will keep an open mind about it - but would like to know if there's any way of going back to win 7 if it doesn't work for me!?!?
    Last edited by Brink; 01 Jun 2015 at 21:23. Reason: moved to new thread
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  2.    01 Jun 2015 #2
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    You take an image of your C: drive first. That is the best way of reverting to the original. Imaging should be part of a regular backup regime, anyway.
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  3.    01 Jun 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by linw View Post
    You take an image of your C: drive first. That is the best way of reverting to the original. Imaging should be part of a regular backup regime, anyway.
    Many thanks linw - am always learning something new
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  4.    01 Jun 2015 #4
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    You're welcome. If you don't have an imaging program you might like to try these free ones.
    EaseUS Todo Backup and Aomei Backupper.
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  5.    01 Jun 2015 #5
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    See if these help:

    Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Help Forums

    You should also create OEM recovery discs if you haven't already. The PC mfr web site or manual has the information on how to do that - each mfr has a different process. There is usually an item for the process in your start menu.
    And backup your personal data.
    - imaging will create that backup if you include the locations. It's often easier to do a copy of the files and then you have ready access to them. You can do both
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  6.    01 Jun 2015 #6
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    Aomei, EaseUS and Macrium all allow individual files to be extracted form the image so that is handy as well.
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  7.    02 Jun 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by linw View Post
    Aomei, EaseUS and Macrium all allow individual files to be extracted form the image so that is handy as well.
    I agree with one caveat. A back should not be 'local' to the machine. Offline or even offsite.

    The copy of your personal data can be a 'working' copy - but a backup ..... well, you get it
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  8.    02 Jun 2015 #8
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    win10 has its own support to restore win 7 backup, so you can use normal win 7 backup option to do it - ofc, its long goner if you delete any partitions
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