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How I performed a bullet proof Upgrade install

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    How I performed a bullet proof Upgrade install

    1st create a two partition hard drive layout in Windows 7.

    In windows 7 download a freebie utility "Easus todo backup" of course un tick all the b.s. install options

    In windows 7 Use Easus to do the following Create a full byte by byte copy on the separate partition along with installing Microsoft ASR and Using Easus to create a boot able PE disk.

    Once done you can test the integrity of your backup prior to an 8 upgrade install.

    Once the integrity checks are finished choose the upgrade installation of 8 have fun with it.

    It's a simple procedure to restoring 7 by booting from the Easus PE disk and restoring the created image roughly 25min depending on the speed of your PC And reverting back to the 0day backup of your 7 installation "programs and all" .

    While I had 8 installed I created a byte by byte of that as well and cloned it to another testbeds hard drive using the dissimilar hardware feature in Easus giving me a fully functional upgrade installation on a separate testbed machine.

    Further Details:
    This is a great method for testing hardware compatibility as drivers will need to be reinstalled on the testbed machine giving one a real time compatibility acid test. So far I've managed to get hardware working that according to the Seven 64bit compatibility database is incompatible. So for the purposes of testing hardware compatibility it's a nice option.
    Last edited by gdm40; 18 Sep 2011 at 16:07. Reason: Further details

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How I performed a bullet proof Upgrade install
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