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Windows 7: Options possible for Win 7 as a back up....?

30 Nov 2018   #1
Arcadian

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Options possible for Win 7 as a back up....?

Several months ago I upgraded from Win 7 to Ultimate and all OK, however it's slowed down quite a lot lately and wondering what the best options are as I'll always need it as a back up to Win 10 in case of any problems.

As I've just finished a "Fresh Start" update to Win 10 which has seen a big improvement, is there anything similar available these days to get back to the original Win 7 specs which still has the product key as Ultimate isn't necessary any more ?


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30 Nov 2018   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

A clean install normally makes everything faster the idea is do a clean install the create an image so you can reimage at anytime very quickly
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30 Nov 2018   #3
Arcadian

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
A clean install normally makes everything faster the idea is do a clean install the create an image so you can reimage at anytime very quickly
Thanks sounds ideal but never done it before. Have you got a link to a clean install, and presumably image and reimage means repeating the process every so often when it slows down again....?
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30 Nov 2018   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Repair Install

Clean Install Windows 7

Free drive imaging program Aomei Backupper Standard Edition:
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30 Nov 2018   #5
Arcadian

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Repair Install

Clean Install Windows 7

Free drive imaging program Aomei Backupper Standard Edition:
Best Free Backup Software for Windows 10, Windows 8.1/8, Windows 7, Vista, XP


Giveaway of Pro version for O&O DiskImage 11 - more features than Aomei Backupper Standard, but a little more complicated to use:

O&O diskImage 11 Pro is still available on free giveaway
register here
Registrieren Sie sich hier fur Ihre kostenlose Vollversion von O&O DiskImage 11
They send an email, click the link in that email, and they send your license
Download the program in ENGLISH :
Download Archive

Great never knew any of this many thanks !!
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01 Dec 2018   #6
Arcadian

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Not famiiar with all the preparatory stages for all this but knew that saving all my work files onto a USB would be essential. Is there anything else that needs to be saved beforehand as well ?
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01 Dec 2018   #7
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
Is there anything else that needs to be saved beforehand
Activation, just in case you need it.
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 Options possible for Win 7 as a back up....?




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