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Windows 7: Have question about using Windows 7 image restore/backup utility

06 Apr 2015   #1
ShahabAd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Have question about using Windows 7 image restore/backup utility

I want to upgrade from windows 7 professional to windows 7 ultimate and I want to know if I can use windows image restore in windows 7 built in utility to restore my computer if I didn't like windows 7 ultimate. I want to know if I can restore my computer back to windows 7 professional if I didn't like the features in windows 7 ultimate. And can I restore it using the windows image backup feature in windows 7? Please help me if anyone has any ideas about this, thank you.


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06 Apr 2015   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I'd certainly think you could do that. That's what it's for.

But:

Windows Backup and Restore isn't foolproof and may not work in any given instance.

It's a bit cranky---you have to know how to operate it and that isn't always clear.

Lastly--if you like Professional, I don't see why you wouldn't like Ultimate. They differ only in a few features. If you don't like the additional features, ignore them. Likewise, if you have no use for the additional features, why bother upgrading?
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06 Apr 2015   #3
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I agree - Windows inbuilt imaging should be fine. I use it all the time but I also use the more flexible (free) Macrium Reflect. I'd suggest you have a Macrium image just in case. Make sure you have the Macrium Rescue pe.
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