Fresh install

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    razzta01 New Member

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    Hi, I am the prowd owner of a sp3. I would like to try windows10 on a virtual machine for testing purposes.
    If afterwords I find it suits my needs I would think about installing it in my sp3.
    My question is: how can I get an original copy for testing it, since I am the owner of a valid 8.1 key?
    Rgds.
    P.s. also, anyone can suggest a tested method he used for backing up the whole sp3 disk prior to win10 upgrade/fresh install?
    Rgds.
     
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    For Image/Backup use Macrium Reflect and Create their bootable USB recovery media. I used a 2GB USB stick for that but it only used 232MB on mine. It says size may vary somewhat. Id think a 500MB USB or larger would be safe.
     
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    Thanks a lot...I will try those links first.
    Rgds.
     
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    Just an fyi that your 8.1 key will not work on Windows 10.
     

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