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Anyone risked Windows 7 upgrade without backing up?


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#1 n01paranoid

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 07:31 AM

I've had the Windows 7 upgrade discs lying around for nearly 2 years but I've always been put off upgrading because of the hassle in having to back up. Is there any way round this to make upgrading as pain free as possible? I'm not an expert so not too much tech talk please.

Thanks alot :thumbup2:


PS - currently have Vista premium

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#2 Allan

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 07:45 AM

I can't imagine performing any significant software change without having a reliable backup. You're simply asking for trouble. In fact, I don't understand anyone who doesn't create system backups on a regular basis. It makes no sense to me.

The best method is to use disk imaging software such as Acronis True Image (not free) or Macrium Reflect (free) and save the image on a second hard drive (internal or external). I do this on a weekly basis.

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 10:07 AM

All of your files and programs stay intact when you do the upgrade. But, it's always good to have a backup.. you never know what can happen.

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 01:01 PM

Thanks for the replies. Reluctantly I think I'll stick with Vista :(

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 01:05 PM

Vista is just fine. I run system with XP, Vista and W7 and am happy with all of them. It's just an operating system, nothing more.

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 01:34 PM

If your pc has the hardware to run it, and it hasn't given you any trouble stick with it. As Allen said it is just an operating system, just a tool. I love Vista, as well as Windows 7.. If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to ask.




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