Windows 10: Best way Imaging HDD to a Virtual Drive

  1.    26 Jul 2016 #1

    Best way Imaging HDD to a Virtual Drive


    Hi,

    I have a Win 8.1 and I do not want to upgrade to Win 10, first concernes are about the lak of all Drivers (Sound, LAN,WLAN,BT).
    Before the Free Upgrade ends I thought to do a Image of my Win 8.1 Partition, upgrade it and see how it goes.
    Now, my HDD is 1TB, there are several user Partitions that I do not want to have a "Copy".

    Question:
    What is the Best way (and simplest/Direct) to Image my System Partition?
    Will it be Bootable?
    Thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 12,120
    Windows 10 Pro
       26 Jul 2016 #2

    If your intention is just to test Windows 10, see how it works on your hardware and if it finds all drivers, you don't have to install Windows 10: you can simply download a pre-installed Windows 10 on a virtual hard disk, add it to your Windows 8.1 boot menu and that's it.

    If happy with it, you will then have time to install Windows 10 normally by upgrading your Windows 8.1 until Friday night.

    Free upgrade countdown:

    [ug][/ug]

    See the tutorial on our sister site Eight Forums: Windows 10 - Test Try with No Risk, No Install

    Video in the above mentioned tutorial shows the whole easy process. Video was also posted here on Ten Forums in our video thread:

    Kari said: View Post
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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