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#1 ocean77

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 04:28 AM

On the new version that was just released this week for Windows 10 when doing the install is it best to back-up our files or are we safe? Has anyone done the update yet and if yes what do you think?

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 05:22 AM

Back up. Install failed twice for me.I was up and running again because of my back up.I will give it one more go and if it fails again its clean install time.



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Posted 03 May 2018 - 08:57 AM

no issues here on my 1 laptop



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Posted 03 May 2018 - 09:44 AM

I would never allow an major OS upgrade to happen until I did a complete disk image using imaging software. It's only prudent.



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Posted 03 May 2018 - 10:11 AM

You should always have backups - even when not doing OS upgrades. Your data is never safe if you do not have backups.



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Posted 03 May 2018 - 10:23 AM

I would never allow an major OS upgrade to happen until I did a complete disk image using imaging software. It's only prudent.

 

Seconded.  I did a full system image backup last week after having heard that the initial cohort for update to Version 1803 was to be formed on Monday, April 30th.  (and did this on all machines and should redo it on the one that hasn't yet updated since there's enough new data that I would prefer there be no chance of losing).

 

I haven't had any issue with the three of my five machines that have applied the feature update, but there are never any guarantees with complex updates regardless of whether they're OS updates or not.


Brian  AKA  Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134 

     . . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it.  The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.

    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


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Posted 03 May 2018 - 06:02 PM

To do a full Image Backup do I need another Harddrive or can I use a Flash Drive? Or can I save it somewhere else?



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Posted 03 May 2018 - 06:08 PM

No one can give you an answer to that question without knowing how much space you've actually used on your computer, in total, and what size you have for the USB drive.

 

If you've got a 256GB flash drive then there are a very large number of systems that might fit on it for backup purposes, particularly if the intent is to have a short term backup image "in case of emergency."   If you've got a 64GB drive, probably not.

 

I always use an external HDD because my backups need to have very good "shelf reliability" and I like to keep several full backups for a given machine when I can.


Brian  AKA  Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134 

     . . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it.  The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.

    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


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Posted 03 May 2018 - 06:27 PM

Thanks so much for the info. I forgot I do have an external HDD, but it does have a few files on it. What do you think use the external HDD?



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Posted 03 May 2018 - 06:31 PM

Again, we're back to what is the answer to the question:  Is the space available on the HDD larger than the space taken up by your system (with a bit of slack for compression, but not all that much)?

 

If you have a machine with a 2TB drive, and 1.25 TB of that is used, and a 500 GB external HDD then you can't use that external drive as your backup drive.

 

You always have to look at the space used by the source system in light of the space available on the backup target drive.


Brian  AKA  Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134 

     . . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it.  The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.

    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


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Posted 03 May 2018 - 07:11 PM

ocean77, you are familiar with disk imaging software like Macrium Free, Aomei Backupper, or Easeus Todo Backup Free, correct? Imaging your disk would put one image file on the external if formatted NTFS which it should be.



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Posted 04 May 2018 - 10:23 AM

I take it back it did have one issue with my upgrade.

 

after it updated my mute button light stopped working had to reload the audio driver to fix it.  but no other issues.



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Posted 04 May 2018 - 05:56 PM

I'm not familiar with Disk Imaging.



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Posted 05 May 2018 - 02:36 PM

Well it took about two hours from start to finish, but everything is good. Thanks a lot for all the help everyone.






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