Solved Macrium Recovery Disk

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Hi Guys. If I make a Macrium Reflect backup of Windows 10, and then upgrade to Windows 11 with the option of going back to Win 10 if needed. Should I make my Macrium recovery disk on usb before I upgrade to Win 11, afterwards or does it not matter? thanks
 

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Should I make my Macrium recovery disk on usb before I upgrade to Win 11, afterwards or does it not matter?
It shouldn't matter, but if you make it now (and test that you can boot from it) you'll be ready for anything.
 

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    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


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Provided you have the storage, always a good idea to make multiple backups - and the first should be before you actually start anything that you've planned for your system.

Because then

you'll be ready for anything.
 

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It shouldn't matter, but if you make it now (and test that you can boot from it) you'll be ready for anything.
Agreed - main thing is to make sure you are on latest update of Reflect (for version you use). I always create a iso after any Reflect update (even if not totally necessary), so I can revert to an earlier version if a restore bug was detected in new version - a rare event (and even then the bugs are for very obscure issues).
 

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It shouldn't matter, but if you make it now (and test that you can boot from it) you'll be ready for anything.
Thanks, I wasn't sure if there may have been some files that would only work with certain operating systems.
 

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Provided you have the storage, always a good idea to make multiple backups - and the first should be before you actually start anything that you've planned for your system.

Because then
Thanks good advice, I wasn't sure if there may have been some files that would only work with win 10 that would stop it working with win 11.

Rod
 

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Agreed - main thing is to make sure you are on latest update of Reflect (for version you use). I always create a iso after any Reflect update (even if not totally necessary), so I can revert to an earlier version if a restore bug was detected in new version - a rare event (and even then the bugs are for very obscure issues).
Thank you, I guess it can easily be overlooked after on update. I will remember that.
 

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