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Windows 8.1 upgrade

  1. #31


    Mission, TX
    Posts : 96
    windows 8 Pro

    Windows 8.1 upgrade


    Peter2
    If I could ask a question on Imaging please. Just purchased a 1T usb external hard drive usb 3.0
    I have Brink's notes on doing creating a image of the system and hoping to use it. Also on the free
    software would it treat say drive H if that is the usb port being used for the external and allow creating
    images and also to do a restore from that drive with the specified image file?
    Plan to try and create and restore after the month end closes and other tasks are completed.
    Larry

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  2. #32


    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    I'm almost ready for a clean install from disc. I'll move definately to 8.1 RTM !

    Installed and working like a charm ! Good move !

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  3. #33


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    I'm almost ready for a clean install from disc. I'll move definately to 8.1 RTM !

    Installed and working like a charm ! Good move !

    Welcome to 8.1 Vlad!

    It's a good release compared to 8.0.

    We're on the same (software) boat.
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  4. #34


    Mission, TX
    Posts : 96
    windows 8 Pro


    Peter2
    If I could ask a question on Imaging please. Just purchased a 1T usb external hard drive usb 3.0
    I have Brink's notes on doing creating a image of the system and hoping to use it. Also on the free
    software would it treat say drive H if that is the usb port being used for the external and allow creating
    images and also to do a restore from that drive with the specified image file?
    Plan to try and create and restore after the month end closes and other tasks are completed.
    Larry

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter2 View Post
    Do you image? If so, try to label and keep each version of Windows you have running.
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  5. #35


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    Ifchisholm


    I will give you the best I can but remember everyone does it differently. Some use increments, schedules etc..
    I am basic as when I have a problem I just recover from my external drive and I am as I was before the trouble. If you have passwords and banking stuff in the pc try to put it all on 2 separate flash drives - 2 so if one fails the other works. It is only a suggestion and has nothing to do with recovery and image.

    I install the program I will use such as Macrium. First, create the rescue disc. I think it is under 'other tasks' + use Linux.
    If your external drive is 3.0 it will only have 3.0 speed if your pc has it, otherwise it will still work but at 2.0 speed which I have.
    Remember this is not hard but a matter of practice. Go to Google YouTube and watch a few done.
    The rest is up to you and straight forward.
    I would have to do this by memory but first(close the program) go to "computer" in your pc and see what drive letter your external drive is next to the C:.
    Remember it and now in the program, click on "image all local drives on this computer". Next you are trying to find the drive you want to be backed up or your source drive. Tic it. Then tic the destination drive that is in in your external drive. You are still in the program.
    It may ask you to create a new folder which is ok as there is more than one way to image your system. I always include a date.
    Once you have the drive you want imaged and also your destination where you want it to go, continue with next.
    Don't worry about advanced as the default is what you want. The image should take about 14 minutes or so depending on the size of your drive.
    When done, click to verify the image also in 'other tasks'. After another 12 minutes, the verification should say done. Close the program. In your pc go to Computer and see if the image is there in Your Book or whatever the name is.

    Don't use the program to recover; use the rescue disc.
    Insert the disc while tapping F12. When the right boot is set(in the blue box) like cd/dvd(top or bottom one you used) hit enter then when Macrium appears hit enter again. Wait. When it is done scrolling, open computer. If you do not see your external drive, click rescan again. When you see your image after clicking computer click on it and follow the prompts remembering you are trying to 'bring' the image from the external drive to the computer. It will wipe out all the old data and reinstall your pc as it was when you imaged it.
    If you get stuck, get back to us and we will try to help you more.
    Copy and paste these directions to Word so you can refer to them on another pc while doing this. If you have no home group use a flash drive to transport them to another pc.
    Peter It gets easy after you do it few times.
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  6. #36


    Mission, TX
    Posts : 96
    windows 8 Pro


    Peter2 thank you for the note and advice. My drive should be here in a couple of hours. Larry
    Quote Originally Posted by Peter2 View Post
    I will give you the best I can but remember everyone does it differently. Some use increments, schedules etc..
    I am basic as when I have a problem I just recover from my external drive and I am as I was before the trouble. If you have passwords and banking stuff in the pc try to put it all on 2 separate flash drives - 2 so if one fails the other works. It is only a suggestion and has nothing to do with recovery and image.

    I install the program I will use such as Macrium. First, create the rescue disc. I think it is under 'other tasks' + use Linux.
    If your external drive is 3.0 it will only have 3.0 speed if your pc has it, otherwise it will still work but at 2.0 speed which I have.
    Remember this is not hard but a matter of practice. Go to Google YouTube and watch a few done.
    The rest is up to you and straight forward.
    I would have to do this by memory but first(close the program) go to "computer" in your pc and see what drive letter your external drive is next to the C:.
    Remember it and now in the program, click on "image all local drives on this computer". Next you are trying to find the drive you want to be backed up or your source drive. Tic it. Then tic the destination drive that is in in your external drive. You are still in the program.
    It may ask you to create a new folder which is ok as there is more than one way to image your system. I always include a date.
    Once you have the drive you want imaged and also your destination where you want it to go, continue with next.
    Don't worry about advanced as the default is what you want. The image should take about 14 minutes or so depending on the size of your drive.
    When done, click to verify the image also in 'other tasks'. After another 12 minutes, the verification should say done. Close the program. In your pc go to Computer and see if the image is there in Your Book or whatever the name is.

    Don't use the program to recover; use the rescue disc.
    Insert the disc while tapping F12. When the right boot is set(in the blue box) like cd/dvd(top or bottom one you used) hit enter then when Macrium appears hit enter again. Wait. When it is done scrolling, open computer. If you do not see your external drive, click rescan again. When you see your image after clicking computer click on it and follow the prompts remembering you are trying to 'bring' the image from the external drive to the computer. It will wipe out all the old data and reinstall your pc as it was when you imaged it.
    If you get stuck, get back to us and we will try to help you more.
    Copy and paste these directions to Word so you can refer to them on another pc while doing this. If you have no home group use a flash drive to transport them to another pc.
    Peter It gets easy after you do it few times.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #37


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    Quote Originally Posted by lfchisholm View Post
    Peter2
    If I could ask a question on Imaging please. Just purchased a 1T usb external hard drive usb 3.0
    I have Brink's notes on doing creating a image of the system and hoping to use it. Also on the free
    software would it treat say drive H if that is the usb port being used for the external and allow creating
    images and also to do a restore from that drive with the specified image file?
    Plan to try and create and restore after the month end closes and other tasks are completed.
    Larry

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter2 View Post
    Do you image? If so, try to label and keep each version of Windows you have running.
    >>To know which drive letter is used, look in Computer next to C: and you will see the image or at least your image folder you create to image to.
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  8. #38


    Mission, TX
    Posts : 96
    windows 8 Pro

    Windows 8.1 upgrade


    Hi Peter2 just created the rescue cd and chose the Linux however I got a bad signature error in red after selecting cddvdw from the boot sequence .
    I will work on it. also will use windowspe to create rescue option.
    Not to worry as the saying goes.
    Larry Again thanks for all the support
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  9. #39


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    Quote Originally Posted by lfchisholm View Post
    Hi Peter2 just created the rescue cd and chose the Linux however I got a bad signature error in red after selecting cddvdw from the boot sequence .
    I will work on it. also will use windowspe to create rescue option.
    Not to worry as the saying goes.
    Larry Again thanks for all the support
    >>I just want to understand the steps you have taken so I can help.
    Creating the Linux disc was good and put it aside in a safe place.
    I think you meant Bartpe but just use the Linux disc for now.
    About boot order; you should be working on a backup before you get into the boot order.
    Go back in my notes and see if you can create an image that goes from the pc to the external drive. Remember once done you can look in "Computer" to see it.

    We can work on boot order after you have done and image.

    The boot order is for recovery where you tap F12 with the disc in and select the place you put the disc like cd/dvd -if your pc has two cd bays you need to select the top or bottom one you have the disc in. But do the image first.
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  10. #40


    Mission, TX
    Posts : 96
    windows 8 Pro

    Windows 8.1 upgrade


    Peter2; I have a hp 23in all in one which came with 8 basic. I had bought 8 pro so I used that key to add features.
    1 cd/dvd burner 1T hard drive. added the external drive and it is :G right now. have usb 3.0 On the software's site they recommend windowsPE and also just downloaded a iso of it as they said it takes a long time to download as it has to download image software with it.
    In your notes one of the first things is the rescue cd so I am working on trying that. I printed the notes out from word and in big letters.
    Ok I will work on the image. I have browsed the program and got to setting up a folder on the G drive but didn't enter it correctly but will try again. and early in the morning I will let you know how things went.
    Larry
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