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System Backup of Windows 10 after upgrade from Windows 7

Posted on 2016-09-26
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Hi

Does anyone know how to do a system back for a windows 10PC that was upgrade from Windows 7? I assume it will take the same key when one is rebuilding the machine.

Also if I do a system restore from the normal partition will it restore the original Windows 7 or Windows 10?

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You can make a system image via the control panel, Backup and Restore (Windows 7), then Create a System Image.

Personally though I'd recommend Paragon's backup and recovery tools, it is much easier to use and you have more features. If you are using it privately you can use the free version.

You can also do a fresh installation of Windows 10 by downloading the newest iso from the m$ site. You won't need a key during the installation (just click on "I don't have a key" and the installation will continue, and once the OS is up and running, and you have an internet connection, it will activate automatically, as the system has already been registered with the m$ servers when you originally upgraded to Windows 10).

If you to a factory restore, you will be back at Windows 7 as when you bough the PC.
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HI

//Windows 10 by downloading the newest iso from the m$ site. //

Where is this? If you can kindly give me the exact link it will be useful.

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The linki above (from Jason) doesn't start a download; but if you click on "Download Tool Now" to download the media creation tool; you can then run that tool and create an ISO (you can burn a DVD from that) or a bootable USB Flash drive.

Either can be used to do a clean install of Windows 10 if you need to do so in the future.   Be sure you know which version is installed on the upgraded system (Home or Pro); as that's what you'll need to install if you ever do a clean install ... otherwise you will need to purchase a key.
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