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Windows 7: Windows 10 update questions

26 Jul 2015   #1
winkawak

windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 
Windows 10 update questions

Checking for windows update and windows 10 showed up. I was wondering if i installed windows 10 does that mean all my data in my hard drives(2mechanical and 1 ssd) will be gone? if so how can i back up in a way so i dont have to reinstall all my program and games?


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26 Jul 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
On a good day the update should integrate the existing drives/ files... into win-10
On a bad day no telling I believe in murphy's law = if it can go wrong it will

Any exterior drives I would disconnect to be safe.
I'll assume the ssd is the qualifying os to be upgraded so it needs to be connected obviously but use a reliable system image to back it up in case you change your mind and want to roll back to 7.
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27 Jul 2015   #3
winkawak

windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 

what is system image exactly? and do you have a recommend software?
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27 Jul 2015   #4
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by winkawak View Post
what is system image exactly? and do you have a recommend software?
Recommended software would be Macrium Reflect Free Edition. There's a tutorial on it on this web site.

Imaging with free Macrium

It makes a "system image" file that you can later "restore" to a hard drive, also using Macrium.

You can think of a system image as an exact replica of one or more partitions on your hard drive---typically the C partition. You choose which partitions. The system image file includes EVERYTHING on that partition--Windows, licensing information, installed programs, pictures of your cat, and whatever else is on it. The system image file isn't of much use UNTIL it is formally restored, which is done by booting from a rescue disk made from within Macrium. If the rescue disk won't boot, you can't restore and are dead in the water. When that one file is successfully restored, you will then have a fully bootable hard drive in the same state as of the time you made the system image--yesterday, last week, last month, or whenever you made it.

Success rate high, but not infallible. You need to know what you will do if it fails.
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27 Jul 2015   #5
winkawak

windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by winkawak View Post
what is system image exactly? and do you have a recommend software?
Recommended software would be Macrium Reflect Free Edition. There's a tutorial on it on this web site.

Imaging with free Macrium

It makes a "system image" file that you can later "restore" to a hard drive, also using Macrium.

You can think of a system image as an exact replica of one or more partitions on your hard drive---typically the C partition. You choose which partitions. The system image file includes EVERYTHING on that partition--Windows, licensing information, installed programs, pictures of your cat, and whatever else is on it. The system image file isn't of much use UNTIL it is formally restored, which is done by booting from a rescue disk made from within Macrium. If the rescue disk won't boot, you can't restore and are dead in the water. When that one file is successfully restored, you will then have a fully bootable hard drive in the same state as of the time you made the system image--yesterday, last week, last month, or whenever you made it.

Success rate high, but not infallible. You need to know what you will do if it fails.
i have programs in my mechanicals drives too, nothing need to be done with them? it will automatically work when i update my os ssd to windows 10? btw i dont see windows 10 update anymore in my windows update.
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27 Jul 2015   #6
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by winkawak View Post
i have programs in my mechanicals drives too, nothing need to be done with them? it will automatically work when i update my os ssd to windows 10? btw i dont see windows 10 update anymore in my windows update.

If you want to restore whatever is on the mechanical drives, you'd have to make images of them and later restore them.

Macrium doesn't work "automatically". You operate it manually.

If you want to restore Windows, you would have to restore any partition that contains any Windows file. On some PCs, that would be C only. On other PCs, it would be C and System Reserved. I have no idea of how you have partitioned your drives or the details of your Windows configuration, so I can't say what partitions you personally would need to image to restore Windows.

I have not heard of any issues regarding Macrium and Windows 10. If you want to be able to restore a Windows 10 installation, you would need to make images of the appropriate Windows 10 partitions, just as you would with Windows 7 or 8.
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30 Jul 2015   #7
winkawak

windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 

so 1 reserved a windows 10 copy yesterday and got an taskbar icon telling me wait for notification. Today however the icon is gone, any ideas?
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30 Jul 2015   #8
ignatzatsonic

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As far as I know, you don't have to rely on that reservation process or notification icon. You should be able to just download the Windows 10 ISO, put it on a bootable DVD or USB stick, and install from that.

For more details, go to the Windows 10 forum.
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30 Jul 2015   #9
winkawak

windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
As far as I know, you don't have to rely on that reservation process or notification icon. You should be able to just download the Windows 10 ISO, put it on a bootable DVD or USB stick, and install from that.

For more details, go to the Windows 10 forum.
where can i get the windows 10 iso?
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30 Jul 2015   #10
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by winkawak View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
As far as I know, you don't have to rely on that reservation process or notification icon. You should be able to just download the Windows 10 ISO, put it on a bootable DVD or USB stick, and install from that.

For more details, go to the Windows 10 forum.
where can i get the windows 10 iso?
As I said, consult the Windows 10 forum.

This might help:

Windows 10
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