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    Backup needed prior to Win 10 install?

    I have two Win 7 machines that should eventually be upgraded to Win 10. In all cases, Microsoft tells us to "backup" our machines before upgrading. I've always assumed that this means the following:


    1. An system image copy to an external drive
    2. A system repair disk
    3. All data files (in my case, on separate hard drives) backed up to the external drive


    Objective: have all my programs installed on my system drive (a SSD) installed and working on the new Win 10 system.

    Is this what I need to do, or is there more? "Backup" can have many meanings ...
    Last edited by websquad; 2015-09-03 at 13:11. Reason: Added objective!

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    W.S.,

    If you are using MSes Backup solution that's about it. However, if you are using a third party Imaging program, IMHO Recommended, make sure you make and TEST the CD/DVD/USB recovery boot media. HTH
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    It's a good idea to make sure you've got your email backed up if you are using an email client like Outlook or Windows Live Mail or Thunderbird. Sometimes it is located in an unexpected location.

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