Hello all, I started this new topic because I'll bet most do not back up the exact way I do, so I couldn't find anything on the web that will address my question. Tell me if I'm wrong.
I "back up" all my HDD's using an extrenal caddy. So if I do that regularly I have a relatively recent clone (exact copy) of my entire computer no matter what's in it or how its configured. Like so many others I loved XP and am mad because M$soft discontinued XP support (Thanks for nothing Gates). Nevertheless to be on the safe side, even though I kept (and still use) my XP on one of my 4 computers, I bought a Windows 8.1 computer and made almost everything work and look like XP. Now of course, along comes M$soft again and wants everyone to get Windows 10 one way or another. So naturally I have the (get Win 10) icon on 8.1 computer but I really don't know if I should upgrade when 10 becomes available in a few days. But if I do upgrade to 10, and if I don't like it (because I really don't know what else M$oft will change or leave out), or even if I do like it after all, WOULD I BE ABLE TO REMOVE THE WIN 10 UPGRADE HDD AND REPLACE IT WITH MY 8.1 CLONE which I will have saved? In other words will anything in the computer bios change so as to make booting up that 8.1 clone impossible?
Again, all I want to know is can I plug my 8.1 HDD clone instead of using the Win 10 upgrade in the same computer. Will that work? Anyone know?