Switching to Windows 10 to be well prepared, this will cause data loss. Luckily enough steps to protect themselves.
Many changes and added features make Windows 10 attractive. Are you one of the circle of those who are considering the move anew OS, read on: The article gives tips to create a backup before installing. Thanks duplicates of your files the loss of important documents or videos, should something go wrong with the system setup.Who is going on here without a plan, destroyed before all the data; but also with a correct approach remains a residual risk. ULTIMATE TECH NEWS describes how to arrive at an optimal backup – including data to which you do not think otherwise.
- 1 Windows 10: This data, you should back
- 2 Programs
- 3 Personal files
- 4 Identify hidden files
- 5 Disable Software
- 6 Browser bookmarks
- 7 Install Windows on old system
- 8 Decryption files
- 9 Program settings, power plans
- 10 WLAN key, serial numbers
- 11 Contents of the Hosts file
- 12 Backup makes sense in any case
- 13 Test-scale copies short
- 14 Ceased: Easy Transfer is no longer on board
- 15 VIDEO
Windows 10: This data, you should back
Without your programs you are in a fix: These data should be among the first to find their way to a backup medium. Basically it does not back up programs by copying their files on the C partition. This registry entries are ignored – and the back Played software would not run under Windows 10. The truth is the procedure to bring applications in the form of installation files in security. The are in .exe or .ism format. Sometimes, there are corresponding files in a ZIP or RAR archive. Via re-installation send your programs back on. Tip: If you have the necessary setup files your software stops, search the ULTIMATE TECH NEWS download are aafterwards and download them. Download The favorite tools again, is also useful when you present the appropriate files. On ULTIMATE TECH NEWS get namely always the latest versions – which provides combined with Windows 10 for a speed boost.
Are often irreplaceable personal files, including letters, holiday photos or video recordings are. Go such content as part of the Windows-10-change lost, chances are very poor in recovery. This is also in the art of formatting reasons. If you format a partition, overrides Windows it since Vista (unlike XP) with meaningless data – what a reconstruction makes mostly destroyed Walk in and you’re wondering which files is indispensable. Call on the folder and copy the contents then to an external USB storage. Useful for Search Together, the libraries: The reservoir for photos, music or videos are available in Windows 7 and 8 (.1) – bundling thematically matching content regardless of the actual location. Via File Manager To access it: He starts by Windows key and E . To search the Downloads folder for important, is also recommended. Most here appear undeleted setup files.
Windows knows several so-called attributes that affect the handling of your files. For adoption Some users attribute h: The letter stands for “hidden” (hidden). By double-clicking, Alt-click on a file to open its properties. Who is a check mark in the Hidden option sets, displays the item – a protection against prying eyes so. One often forgets hidden files, so they do not find their way into backup. To prevent this, by making invisible content visible again.The path leads through the folder options that via Windows key and R and the command control folders open. On the tab view , select Show hidden files, folders and drives . After clicks on Apply and OK the settings window disappears and all items appear. Per Linux live CD like Ubuntu you back up hidden files the way also; start such systems without installing DVD and scissors not to attribute h-files.
There is no direct back up, but that disabling programs is recommended, should not go unmentioned. Many programs ask for an activation: The checks via the Internet server of the manufacturer, whether the entered serial number equivalent to a legal license. The action is directed against potential pirates. Some programs call for reactivation after a Windows 10 upgrade; after a Windows re installation falls generally reactivation of – even the operating system itself. Depending on the program, there is the option to disable the application elsewhere. By decoupling a tool from the PC according to, after the system switchover flawless re-activation is ensured. While Windows and Office, for example not allow disabling, provides iTunes quite such a feature: It highlights the interconnection of PC and Apple device on. From the menu account the entry the authorize this computer . If the option Account is not ready, expand the menu bar via the Alt key or permanently with Ctrl and B . Since the number of connectable PCs with an Apple device or an Apple ID is limited, you should click on the option called before every Windows installation.
Not only is the setup file of your browser is important, allowing you to reinstall the program.Of importance are also your bookmarks: The list of your favorite Web sites back up with little effort. In Firefox, press Ctrl , Shift and B , click on Import and Backup , and click on the entry Secure . The generated JSON file you play back later, by instead importing and securing succession Restore and select File click. Note should be installed that before and after the Windows installation the same version of Firefox. Sometimes it comes with version differences create problems when played back. Chrome users access the page chrome: // bookmarks / on, select Organize , and then click Bookmarks to HTML file export (to back) or bookmarks from HTML file import (to restore) ,
Install Windows on old system
Just get something garbage in buying: Engaging not upgrade to Windows 10, but will install it fresh, avoided during setup on formatting and / or delete the Windows 7 – / – 8 (.1) -System partition. That would be under Drive options (advanced) after booting from the installation media available. By installing simply on the hard disk space of its predecessor Windows 10, create the folder Windows.old . You can find it under Windows 10 usually on the C partition. The directory contains the old Windows, allowing a back copy of data in case you forgot it.
Whether encryption software for the mail traffic or own files: Often come out passwords (or alternatively) files for use with which you gain access to the protected content. The decryption serving files are used in both the so-called symmetric and asymmetric encryption are used. In order to secure, for example decryption keys from Windows’ EFS protection function, press the Windows key and R and tap cert mgr .msc a. After clicking on OK double clicks follow on own certificates , certificates . Right-click on an item in the right pane opens a context menu where you all duties and export select. To play back such a backup later, select cert mgr window again own certificates and certificates , click on the right mouse button on an empty space in the right pane, click All Tasks and Import and double-click the backup file.
Program settings, power plans
Look for menu items, which back up and play the settings of your programs. Most produce equipped with safety features programs files that include their configuration, more rarely, they end up in an Internet store. Worth a look for transmitting behavior of your software is CloneApp . Secure also power plans Windows! The also belong to the program settings and rules, after how many minutes the screen dims or when the standby mode is used.Unfortunately, Windows provides up to version 10 no possibility of making such a backup via GUI. This works only on the command line. The exported data assumes Windows 10 without any problems. Start the tool first by the Start menu by cmd looking and Ctrl , Shift and Enterkey. A possible warning the user accounts control confirm with Yes . Enter the command powercfg list in order to view your power plans, including associated GUILD numbers. Click with the right mouse button anywhere on the command window, then highlight Select. Now select the GUID number of the savings plan, you want to back up. Per Enter copy the number to the clipboard. Then enter power cfg -export Pfad.pow GUID in order to create a backup file.They replace Pfad.pow about by the location of the desktop, usually C: \ Users \ username \ Desktop , and a file name including the extension .pow . Hires GUID set the cached number by right-clicking and pasting a. The complete command could therefore powercfg -export C: \ Users \ tester \ Desktop \ Backup.pow 3703a64d-1b48-4668-ae1c-e8c1cca1481a loud. Can be used as an alternative, a file path to the USB drive, you do not want to manually ship the file on the storage medium. To play back the file in Windows 10, open the command line as described; it follows the command powercfg -import Pfad.pow . Here you replace Pfad.powby the location of your backups in the POW format. You quickly copy to the clipboard by clicking the file in Explorer while holding down the Shift key with the right mouse button andCopy as path select. The content you add via right-click and Paste into a command window.
WLAN key, serial numbers
Put yourself in the web interface of your router and sift in your passkey for WLAN. You could save in a text file. That is not absolutely necessary but because the passkey for internet connection, align even after reinstalling of Windows easily via router setup page in experience. You call this by typing its IP address into the browser address bar. Who does not know the number, it is determined via the command line: Start it via Windows key and R and the command cmd and tap ipconfig one. The router IP can be found behind the default gateway . Who has the router password is no longer in my head and want to avoid a reset of the device, read its (already entered) WLAN key made with Windows standard tools: this, open the Start menu or the Run dialog, look for ncpa.cpl and press Enter. Click with the right mouse button on your wireless connection and status . This is followed by clicks on wireless features , safety and character display . Related to wireless keys are serial numbers: The place your purchase programs later released. In Info menus that after clicking on a ? symbol are visible, show various applications of their license keys. Comfortable determine the numbers Magical Jelly Bean Key finder . The tool places them on request in a TXT file, open the all word processing programs. How do you get your Windows 7 or -8 (.1) code without additional software for safety’s sake in experience, reveals a counselor .
Contents of the Hosts file
Use the Hosts file allows Windows to block the call unwanted websites. Call the file to the Editor with administrator privileges, it is possible to edit the Hosts file and write addresses of the Internet sites that no longer want to appear in the future. To access the Hosts file, you start the editor; for pure back up the call with standard privileges, who satisfies the Windows key and R and the command notepad succeed. After you press Ctrl and O, enter the path % system root% \ system32 \ drivers \ etc \ hosts a. Save the file via Ctrl -and- S -Tastelessness on your USB backup media. At 10 continues to use the list of blocked sites in Windows, open the new text file, select the contents with Ctrl and A and copy it using Ctrl and C to the clipboard.Then open the Start menu, look for Notepad and press Ctrl , Shift , and Enter . If a warning window User Account Control Open, still falls a click on Yes to. Highlight the entire text of the Windows 10-hosts file and add those of a backup, this Ctrl and V press. To store, press Ctrland S.
Backup makes sense in any case
Similarly his predecessors allows Windows 10, instead of to upgrade by reinstalling via upgrade. It is a kind of operating system conversion: The setup routine transforms the old into the new Windows. Remain personal files received, as made by you settings.Even programs survive this procedure – provided they are compatible. 7 / 8.1 to upgrade from Windows 10, you may not start the win-10 installation media to PC: Rather, you push the process from the current old system out of. Click to the appropriate installation file of Windows 10 DVD or the -Setup sticks. For a new installation, including formatting the system partition is one, usually disappear all data. While a backup is mandatory before a new installation, it is also advisable before you upgrade: In theory can always go wrong.
Test-scale copies short
Have you successfully created copies of your data resources, a Windows installation, nothing stands in your way, right? Wrong! Ensure best yet that the copied contents are intact. It is enough to disconnect the external storage medium from the PC and again – or to another device – insert. Try to open a file by double-clicking. Now, if no error message appears, no data corruption should be present. The occurs sporadically when one forgets, via the Windows system tray icon to safely remove the USB memory (bottom right of the screen). Although the safe removal of external mass storage devices is usually unnecessary; when it comes to important data, the extra time investment but does no harm.
Ceased: Easy Transfer is no longer on board
One shortcoming in Windows 10 is that the tool Easy Transfer is not included. In earlier versions of Windows that was different: Easy Transfer stand here ready and launched via Windows key and R and the command migwiz . Also in the Windows 10 Pr-build 10260, which probably corresponds to the final version, Easy Transfer no longer appears. Using the tools transmitted user personal files and settings to another PC – or to a new operating system when only the Windows switches. Other security features exist in Windows 8 successor.