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Re: Windows 10 for musicians SOS article

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:47 am
by ezza
ef37a wrote:The Post Ghost has struck again!
I was sure I asked if the factory recovery partition on my HP laptop would allow a return to W7 at any time if I went ahead and installed the free W10?

Dave.

The Windows 10 installer will back up your Win 7 install and revert back to it (with all your settings and programs intact) whether you have a recovery partition or not.

Re: Windows 10 for musicians SOS article

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:56 am
by ef37a
ezza wrote:
ef37a wrote:The Post Ghost has struck again!
I was sure I asked if the factory recovery partition on my HP laptop would allow a return to W7 at any time if I went ahead and installed the free W10?

Dave.

The Windows 10 installer will back up your Win 7 install and revert back to it (with all your settings and programs intact) whether you have a recovery partition or not.

Really? Not the impressive I have got. So, I have ABSOLUTLY NOTHING TO FEAR INSTALLING W10 ON THIS LAPPY?

Dave.

Re: Windows 10 for musicians SOS article

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:00 pm
by alexis
ef37a wrote:
ezza wrote:
ef37a wrote:The Post Ghost has struck again!
I was sure I asked if the factory recovery partition on my HP laptop would allow a return to W7 at any time if I went ahead and installed the free W10?

Dave.

The Windows 10 installer will back up your Win 7 install and revert back to it (with all your settings and programs intact) whether you have a recovery partition or not.

Really? Not the impressive I have got. So, I have ABSOLUTLY NOTHING TO FEAR INSTALLING W10 ON THIS LAPPY?

Dave.

Image first!

Re: Windows 10 for musicians SOS article

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:09 pm
by The Elf
alexis wrote:
ef37a wrote:
ezza wrote:
ef37a wrote:The Post Ghost has struck again!
I was sure I asked if the factory recovery partition on my HP laptop would allow a return to W7 at any time if I went ahead and installed the free W10?

Dave.

The Windows 10 installer will back up your Win 7 install and revert back to it (with all your settings and programs intact) whether you have a recovery partition or not.

Really? Not the impressive I have got. So, I have ABSOLUTLY NOTHING TO FEAR INSTALLING W10 ON THIS LAPPY?

Dave.

Image first!
+99!

Re: Windows 10 for musicians SOS article

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:10 pm
by ezza
After the upgrade your old Win 7 install is backed up in a folder on your C drive. You can revert back to it if you don't want to stay on Win 10. (I think it's an option if you boot into the advanced options with F8 on start-up).

However, I have not done it myself so I can't vouch for how well it works. As ever, in these situations, Google is your friend!

Re: Windows 10 for musicians SOS article

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:13 pm
by ezza
Or, indeed... and better still... image you drive and restore from that.

Re: Windows 10 for musicians SOS article

PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:34 am
by t_track
Logged in after many years of just browsing this forum to +1.
Most definitely IMAGE FIRST.

Tony

Re: Windows 10 for musicians SOS article

PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:23 am
by ramthelinefeed
ef37a wrote:

Really? Not the impressive I have got. So, I have ABSOLUTLY NOTHING TO FEAR INSTALLING W10 ON THIS LAPPY?

Dave.

Nothing to fear except fear itself... :angel:

Re: Windows 10 for musicians SOS article

PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:37 am
by The Elf
feline1 wrote:
ef37a wrote:

Really? Not the impressive I have got. So, I have ABSOLUTLY NOTHING TO FEAR INSTALLING W10 ON THIS LAPPY?

Dave.

Nothing to fear except fear itself... :angel:
...and tigers, obviously... :D

Re: Windows 10 for musicians SOS article

PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:49 am
by ef37a
The Elf wrote:
feline1 wrote:
ef37a wrote:

Really? Not the impressive I have got. So, I have ABSOLUTLY NOTHING TO FEAR INSTALLING W10 ON THIS LAPPY?

Dave.

Nothing to fear except fear itself... :angel:
...and tigers, obviously... :D

Well, thank you for those well reasoned, well presented replies!

Dave.

Re: Windows 10 for musicians SOS article

PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:34 pm
by zenguitar
The Elf wrote:
feline1 wrote:
ef37a wrote:

Really? Not the impressive I have got. So, I have ABSOLUTLY NOTHING TO FEAR INSTALLING W10 ON THIS LAPPY?

Dave.

Nothing to fear except fear itself... :angel:
...and tigers, obviously... :D
... sharks too :D

Andy :beamup:

Re: Windows 10 for musicians SOS article

PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:16 pm
by alexis
Dear Mods/Masters of the Universe :) ... wondering if a link to Robin Vincent's excellent article (referenced in the OP) might be well-placed as a sticky at least for a while?

Re: Windows 10 for musicians SOS article

PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:32 pm
by zenguitar
As the first post contains the link, easier to make this thread sticky.

Andy :beamup:

Re: Windows 10 for musicians SOS article

PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:59 pm
by Wonks
Everyone's forgetting large hairy spiders that are running towards you...

Re: Windows 10 for musicians SOS article

PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:03 pm
by OneWorld
The Elf wrote:
feline1 wrote:
ef37a wrote:

Really? Not the impressive I have got. So, I have ABSOLUTLY NOTHING TO FEAR INSTALLING W10 ON THIS LAPPY?

Dave.

Nothing to fear except fear itself... :angel:
...and tigers, obviously... :D

Is this why Apple names its OSs after big cats, to imbue us with fear!