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Windows 7: Will a Win 7 back up be readable on another machine, just in case?

16 Aug 2015   #11
chuckiechan

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

The issue is that if I back up before I do Win 10 as a clean install, then I try to retrieve "users" (my doc's, etc.), it will not work because Windows sees my back up as coming from a different machine.

I didn't expect the image to work, but I did expect to get Users off my old HDD and on to the new one.


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16 Aug 2015   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Personally, I like doing just a straight copy and paste of files for backups. This way you don't have to worry about compatibility since you'll just be copying them back.
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16 Aug 2015   #13
chuckiechan

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I think that is the best advice.

I'm going to mark this a "Solved".

Thanks to all for you input!
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16 Aug 2015   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Glad we could help.
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