Windows 10 Cmd Upgrading To Windows 10? My Expertise
Have you obtained that discover from Microsoft: “Windows 7 has reached its End-of-Life… ” or one thing comparable?
That prompted me to reluctantly upgrade my HP Elite desktop from Home windows 7 to Windows 10.
You might find my expertise amusing.
While we’re admonished to “Please Back up ALL of your information before continuing.’, not only do I just do that, utilizing a program like Acronis True Image, however I also do one other thing: I purchase a replacement HDD or SDD, and clone the original mass storage gadget before upgrading.
In different words, I clone my HDD, then improve the cloned disk, saving the pristine authentic as the ultimate backup.
I had previously upgraded my computer from a 1Tb HDD (Toshiba) to a 1Tb SDD (SanDisk Plus). Utilizing my BYTECC cloning machine, the process was simple, no issues. Went easy as glass.
Then after I went to make use of my cloning machine to clone that 1 Tb SanDisk Plus SDD to another 1Tb HDD, I obtained the error message, “Supply is larger than Target.”
Unfazed, I tried a pristine-out-of-the-box 1Tb WD drive. Got the identical error message.
İnvolved that my duplicator was on the fritz, I bought another SanDisk Plus 1Tb and inserted it in my duplicator.
Alas, bought the same error message.
So I went back in my HP Elite archives, discovered a previously cloned HDD Win 7 disk for my P Elite from final April and efficiently cloned it onto that fresh SanDisk.
The cloned disk installed and labored without any issues.
The upgrade from Win 7 to Win 10 was accomplished successfully.
My HP Elite desktop is now at Win 10 and all’s well with the world!
But now, I even have an older version of my desktop.
Nicely, maybe that’s not a problem: I have a secure storage of all put in applications, and also all of my work: I use an exterior WD MyCloud storage machine on my LAN. Any lacking purposes, I can simply re-install.
Theoretically, the ‘original’ HP Elite SDD solely has copies of downloaded stuff (in its “Download file”), and nothing of any real consequence on the desktop or in local memory.
But there’s nonetheless that niggling fear that one way or the other, someplace, there’s something on that original SDD that I just would possibly need.
What to do?
I have a KingWin EZ-Join system that connects a SATA disk to my pc’s USB port.
Maybe that may very well be used to have a look at after which copy over files and such which might be on that unique SDD Win 7 set up to the HP Elite’s present Win 10.
Hooking up the SanDisk SDD to the EZ-Join, after which hooking the EZ-Connect to the computer,!Viola! I can see the entire information on the SanDisk!
Then it was a straightforward factor to look and poke and prod to find whatever I wanted to switch to the brand new installation!