Windows 10: Does the ISO W10 Disk create the W7 recovery image?

Discus and support Does the ISO W10 Disk create the W7 recovery image? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I created ISO disks for both my 32 bit and 64 bit systems at the MS download site. If I use the ISO disk instead of the Windows Update method, does the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by caveman88, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. caveman88 Win User

    Does the ISO W10 Disk create the W7 recovery image?


    I created ISO disks for both my 32 bit and 64 bit systems at the MS download site. If I use the ISO disk instead of the Windows Update method, does the install still create the W7 image in case I want to go back to W7 after installing W10?

    Also, do I boot from the disk or do I go into the ISO disk and click on Setup?

    Thanks,
    Z

    :)
     
    caveman88, Sep 12, 2015
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  2. Upgrade and downgrade rights

    One of my concerns is that on W7, the MS routine to create a recovery disk has "stopped working" (it never worked). There's no explanation, just the promise to notify me when the problem is resolved. This is not a huge problem at present, since the Dell-supplied
    reinstallation disk would get W7 re-installed and then I can restore the system to the correct state via the most recent system image. But, the Dell disk installs W7, not W10, so it seems that it is crucial that I actually be able to create the W10 recovery
    disk with the MS program. It is possible that whatever the problem with the recovery-creating program have been fixed in W10: for example if you know what the issue is with W7 and Dell, and that it has been addressed under W10, then that would give me more
    confidence.

    The link on downloading W10 ISO files doesn't seem to talk about the expiration of the free upgrade. I don't imagine that MS is simply going to take down the program file that is download, I would expect that the program itself will be aware of whether the
    deadline has passed. Supposing, after a disasterous crash, that I re-install W7, and assume that I previously download the appropriate installer for W10 Pro, why would it allow me to reinstall W10 after the free-upgrade deadline has passed? How can the program
    distinguish between "hasn't ever upgraded to W10" and "has upgraded to W10 before the deadline"?
     
    DavidOdden, Sep 12, 2015
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  3. I created a W10 recovery iso disc for my W10 laptop, can I use that same disc to upgrade my W7 desktop to Windows 10?

    *Original Title: Using a W10 iso disc

    I created a W10 recovery iso disc for my W10 laptop, can I use that same disc to upgrade my W7 desktop or do I have to go through the games of upgrading the computer?

    Don
     
    DonaldBueltmann, Sep 12, 2015
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  4. fulo Win User

    Does the ISO W10 Disk create the W7 recovery image?

    It did for me from 7 Pro to 10 Pro. I clicked on setup on the ISO

    HTH
     
  5. Joergi Win User
    Two things:

    The upgrade to Windows 10 never creates a system image. What it does create is a folder called Windows.old with downgrade data. This is independant of the upgrading method you use. Whether you use the upgrade app or the ISO image - a Windows.old folder will be created either way. However, sometimes this downgrade just fails - in the worst case you then have to reinstall Windows 7 from DVD. It is a brilliant idea to manually create a system image of Windows 7 before you start upgrading!

    For the upgrade, make sure that you start it from inside your running Windows 7 installation. Do not start it by booting from a Windows 10 disc, which you maybe have created out of the ISO. If you upgrade by booting from the disc, your Windows 10 will not activate.
     
    Joergi, Sep 12, 2015
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  6. Also, there is a thread on this forum, and numerous reports, that the Roll Back feature does not always work -- and you can bet that when you needed it the most, as in when Win10 was a bad upgrade, it would NOT work.

    You should seriously consider making an image of your install and saving that to an external drive BEFORE you attempt the upgrade. That way, you will be sure to be able to restore your original working system.
     
    Mark Phelps, Sep 12, 2015
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  7. caveman88 Win User
    Thanks for the responses. I actually did the 32 bit upgrade from Windows Update. Then W10 did a few system updates to get me up to date.

    I will either use the ISO disk or wait for the November(?) upgrade before I do the last PC.

    Z
     
    caveman88, Apr 4, 2018
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