welcome to performing a Microsoft Windows 10 insulation
and the previous episodes. We introduced the Windows 10 operating system and a few of its key features.
We also discovered the case for performing upgrades from previous versions. Windows and this episode will plan the Windows 10 installation.
Thanks for taking this course.
Most important requirement for installing Windows 10 or any operating system, for that matter, is to protect the existing user and application data. We must maintain usable in productive system for ourselves and for end users are very first step is the plan for protecting that existing data.
Windows 78 and 10 included
have ah, these critical file locations that should be checked and protected.
The default location for your typical installation is C.
However, you need to confirm that the data is all stored these locations and identify other important information like processor architecture, home Dr values, that kind of thing
that will demonstrate a method that will use to evaluate the computer. We plan the upgrade.
Let's start by going accessories and in command prop right clicking and running as administrator.
We're gonna respond to the prom
and use this command Rendall to run the commands that we pass
now. Notice we have a number of commands listed here. We have a number of eco commands that will give us the locations that we want to back up.
And then a W. M I. C. Command that's gonna list the programs that are installed on the computer. And then system info will tell us everything else operating system,
type of CPU that's installed other information about windows.
So we're going to copy this and paste it into the command window.
The results we return or helpful again. We have the locations that we need to back up.
We know the applications that are installed on the computer here. In this case, one. We only used Google for demonstration purposes.
And when the CIS Info command it is completed, it will return
the values that we're looking for
and we can see here. We know when those seven professional and service pack one
very important for us.
We know that we have a 64 bit machine here,
one processor and may be helpful for licensing in that kind of thing.
Memory available where the page file is other information about the computer very helpful for us,
but low. We have a number of hot fixes listed here,
and lastly, we have our network adapters.
So this details collecting our command window, we can use it for analysis.
Now, we use a two pronged approach to protect the data on the computer. First, we're gonna take image or whole dis backup of the computer
when those 78 and 10 has
decent disc imaging process.
Ah, Cronus and some other professional third party products.
A very good job as well.
Picked the version that suits you best and best available for you
to make that whole disk image.
And then, in addition to that, will take a found backup
of those critical user files we talked about. You could do this by dragging and dropping using copy utilities. Using some other service is the way you copy this data and selected is fine.
Having the individual file backups may be helpful if you need to recover.
Listen, I know it's tempting just to sit back and skip this whole backup process. You know, save yourself some time because you think in a in place process is safe.
I have to admit you have installer. Does a good job protecting files and program configurations. And
Tex, I know. And maybe the technicians, you know, said that
they've never even experienced a problem. But I gotta tell you, you don't want to be the exception software. Really? A software
some air in command or hardware problem could cause the installed a fail and possibly your data to be lost.
Now, if you have no backup well, you know, it's just time to look for a new job.
So again, do that whole dis back up.
Get your file base backup of the critical files before you start the upgrade.
Spend that extra time be in a position to quickly recover from a failed
And again, one more time. Let me take the time to offer this public service announcement.
Your computers should be backed up regularly.
I recommend 321 method.
And what I mean by that is keep a current backup somewhere off site
somewhere away from you and the site, and then keep two local backup copies somewhere. You have three in total.
Don't forget, you know they sink. Service is like one dr dot box Dropbox. You know, Google has one and all the others. Aaron Backup service is they just copy changes to files that might not be helpful
and when you need to restore and you need consistent, clear, static backups.
Lastly, tasked your backups. Test him on a regular basis.
Be sure that they're gonna work when you need them.
Let's review the features we presented in this episode
and preparing for upgrading or installing Windows 10.
You must protect critical user files and programs in order to restore the original system in case you have a failure.
Safest approaches to back up the entire computer separately.
Backup individual user files immediately before the insulation
insulation program is designed to protect existing user files and those system files. But don't bet your career on this. Make your own backups.
Thanks for completing part. One of this episode, in Part two will finish the preparations for installation