One main benefit of backup is "time".
It will take around a day (deep scan) to recover data from corrupted hdd while it only takes minutes to copy from backups.
It will take from an hour up to an entire day reinstalling windows but only 15mins or so with an image backup like nothing happened.
Well it looks like I've got it working in VirtualBox. Removing all trace of 3D acceleration seems to have done the trick. Still stuck on 1024x768 but at least it's progress. Now to do an image. Hope MR is OK.
I set up System Restore immediately on installation....then remove the last flight...that's it.....Have never had to reinstall
Perhaps because use only for the benefit of M$....have three other computers if I wish to experiment with the O/S all Build 1607.
Most of the problems are caused according to posts on this forum include clean install, iso, directory changes, AVs, vm,s, backups not working etc.....some perhaps due to clashing with previous flights.
So I am enjoying my nothing....well not quite.....have system restore.
Found a way to create ISO from UUP upgrade files, thanks to a tip from @SIW2. It looks that ESD to ISO era is gone although it might work for some users in rare cases, but I myself see that as a method from the past; why go there when a download half the size of ESD download gives the same result, a fully working genuine Windows 10 ISO image.
Am working with an automated tool (launch, select a folder, ISO will be created) at the moment, tutorial including the tool will be posted later today
For me everything*is going good, after clean-installing 14986 on its dedicated SSD, and upgrading from there.
The issue I was having on 14986, with the HUGE Device Manager (and all the other) windows, at the 125% custom scaling level I always use on both my monitors, has*been resolved, as can be seen in the screenshot, and I am very happy about*this! Everything is crisp and crystal clear again!
I am also starting to like the Photos App! I can easily Crop and Edit and Rotate a screenshot now so I think I will stop using the old Paint. It's the first time I use*it, I don't know if this was possible in the previous builds (talking about the Photo App).
PS: I am typing this from Edge, I don't know who puts these asterisks in my post, I am not doing this.
Finally installed via flight upgrade through WU--after turning off UUP in the registry...! With UUP enabled I could not even install from an esd-made ISO...! Sailed right through the first attempt with UUP tuned off.
Anyone able to view advanced settings in Edge?*Edge shuts down when I try that.