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#1 OldPhil

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 05:14 PM

My lap top has been up and running just fine for five years now, though all is good I am considering hit doing a factory reload.

 

After the reload can the back up I made be applied to the new build easily, hoping so!!!!!


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 08:58 PM

If I understand your plan, I think the backup will very likely over-write the reload.


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Posted 27 January 2018 - 08:37 AM

What I really wanted to do is to do a factory reset to freshen things up, then use Decrapifier to rid it of all the factory junk, then apply the backup but that will not work.  l if I had taken some time to think about it all the junk that Decrapifier removed would be right back staring at me.  I was trying to do the reload hoping to avoid the reinstall of five years worth of up dates.  Now if I could reload then Decrapify the back up  before applying that would be great but I doubt the possibility of that working.


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Posted 02 February 2018 - 11:01 AM

Roland after thinking a bit and before jumping in I decided on two different plans. The tower has no recovery partition so that I did an image, the laptop just a back up. So I am good for now, will renew each once a month. I have little worry about data, I save everything of importance to either sticks or CD's. All I have any concern about is programs and settings, anything missed during the month such as updates/patches can be reapplied.  This was done on the wiped 320g drive in the Roswill that I split in two.

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 09:45 AM

Excellent, OldPhil, just keep on making backups from time to time on external media  :)


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Posted 05 February 2018 - 10:09 AM

I pull everything I want to save, so I had little worry in that respect.  A while back I was exploring rebuilding the tower with a recovery partition.  I found the info on doing that but it entailed having to get all the lost updates, I figured that was far worse then going the route I did!

 

Thanks for your input!

 

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