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how can we stop microsoft from changeing your harddrive


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#1 lewis12398

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 08:47 AM

   It seems to me that if you go online microsoft is going to try to read your harddrive wheather it is microsoft or some other OS. how can we keep what we keep what we have until we have a good look at windows10



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#2 Rocky Bennett

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 09:12 AM

Inside my computer I have little wires that connect things to each other. I can actually disconnect a hard drive anytime I want.


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Posted 26 July 2015 - 09:32 AM

Have you heard of...backing up...cloning your current O/S to another hard drive...or simply using an additional hard drive or partition...for dual/multi-booting?

 

Google will provide you with much information on each of those areas.

 

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 01:19 PM

Exactly, Louis is absolutely correct. Make a system image before going into untested waters.


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Posted 26 July 2015 - 01:22 PM

Rocky Bennett:"Make a system image before going into untested waters"


VERY wise advice, and apply it to all and any untested waters, not just those relating to windows upgrades. For extra safety make two system images, just in case of the very unlikely event of the external storage device on which one of them is held somehow is damaged, then you have a second copy of the system image on a second external device. Also consider making some system images with windows' internal tool, and then some with third party tools (macrium for example).

Edited by rp88, 26 July 2015 - 01:24 PM.

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 02:58 PM

lewis, they can't force you to accept Windows 10.  The advice above about backing up/cloning/imaging is all true, but if you never accept 'Get Windows 10', then it won't be a problem.  So if you want Windows 10, do what you were just advised to do, backup/image/clone your hard drive first.  I also prefer to make a separate partition just as hamluis advised, and only 'Custom Install' (one of the options you're given at installation) to that separate partition (100 GB or more, Win10 needs a lot of space to do its new stuff, like Hyper-V).

 

In fact, here's what I plan to do over the next year IF I get more than the one Win10:

 

1.  Clone all my hard drives (important to do anyway, just as rp88 told you);

2.  Clone the clone to another internal hard drive, or do that as Step #1 using Plugable;

3.  Replace the internal hard drive with the clone, and THEN partition and install Win10.

 

This way, the original hard drive remains protected.  If and when I decide against Win10, I just reinsert the original drive.  Because, uninstall of Win10 is only possible until the first update.  After the update, the uninstall won't work anymore, as the uninstall only 'looks at' the original installation files.  So reinserting the original drive will be my only option, at which point I'd need to wipe the clone (reformat the entire drive, not just the Win10 partition).


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Posted 26 July 2015 - 05:32 PM

In preparing for this transition to Windows X, can you make a clone for backup of all computers to one large xHD? Such as, using DriveImageXML?






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