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Re: Windows 10

Postby Mark H » Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:41 pm

Getting ready for taxes, and wife wants her lappy. So, bought a new drive, with the intention of restoring 8.1 to that, and swapping drives to save the Windows 10 install. Booted to Acronis recovery disk, selected the NEW drive as the target, and it restored to the internal drive :mb_headache:: :mb_grumpy:: Next time dummy, swap or disconnect drives FIRST....
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Karlsweldt » Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:07 pm

"3-card Monte" got you, eh? :lol: Yeah.. been there, did that!
Acronis True Image is a great program for drive cloning. Not too costly.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby evasive » Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:59 pm

I think ALL of us regulars at some point in time have goofed up majorly in the same or similar fashion. I know I have been restoring from tape more than once :oops:
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Mark H » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:59 am

I believe it's an Acronis 2015 issue. I KNOW I selected the new drive (Hitachi internal, WD external). Intentionally bought a different brand so I wouldn't confuse them.
Oh well, live and learn...........
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Mark H » Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:14 pm

Yet another update....
After NVidia did an update, I thought I would try to update the coprocessor driver again. This time I had Windows search the "C" drive again, and it actually updated! What updated, was the NVidia nForce System Management Controller. I never thought something this old would run Windows 10. Pretty peppy too. Can't play any graphics intensive games, but I'm not a gamer.......
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Mark H » Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:03 pm

Getting ready to test on my touch, convertible tablet. Will use build 10041 (the latest), after full backup completes, swap drives (I DO learn from my mistakes :roll: ), restore the backup to the new drive, and go "Upgrade" on the Win 10 install. Really want to test with touch.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Karlsweldt » Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:17 pm

When swapping drives, a clean full reinstall of the OS is mandated. If swapping drives with an active OS, it will go belly-up when finding different chipsets and features! Even with two identical systems, a chance the OS will self-destruct if finding different CPU types! But clone the hard drive to a larger size, no revenge.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Mark H » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:18 am

Karl, what I'm doing is making an image of the existing drive, removing it for safety, replacing it with a new unused drive, and restoring the image to that. This saves the original, and also validates the image I made.

Tried last night to upgrade 8.1 using a portable DVD drive (tablet has no DVD drive), and kept getting read errors during the install. Bought an 8GB flash drive, put the Windows 10 ISO on that using Rufus, and upgrade seems to be progressing just fine. More later.....
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Mark H » Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:09 am

Upgrade install was successful, using the tablet to post this. By far the easiest upgrade and fresh install I've done yet (did a fresh install on an old Compaq). Outside of a few mouse clicks, it is automatic, but a little time consuming.

Still can't believe the memory management in win 10
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Karlsweldt » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:12 pm

Congrats, job well done! :mb_2thumbsup::
But that is a tablet, not a regular PC. Likely more toward a half gig of memory may be taken by the OS on a PC.
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