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      • #2307390 Reply

        I am retired , I used to do light computer repair as a hobby , I now use the computer mostly as a composer on finale and doing my finances with open office . So not much changes often . I backup the system about every 2 months and the data every 2 weeks . The software that does the system notifies me of updates . Could the update interfere with the backup I’m keeping or should I update .   Any other type of software no question I update What is your opinion?

        Bob from Montreal

      • #2307398 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        We need to know what backup software you are using before we can comment.

        Where do you backup? We recommend a local USB hard disk.

        What is the computer brand/model and Windows version?

        cheers, Paul

        • #2307434 Reply

          I am using Macrium Reflect free version and backing up to a hard drive that is in an external case . My computer is a refurbished windows 10 pro version 1909. What I thought of doing is just getting an update just before doing my next backup every two months. But I’m sure more then one person has thought of this issue

      • #2307482 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        What I thought of doing is just getting an update just before doing my next backup every two months.

        Maybe, do your backup BEFORE you update, then you know how long it’s been reliable.


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      • #2307487 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        Refer to my link here for more info regarding Macrium Reflect Free updating.

        Macrium Reflect Free – patch how often?

        Windows 10 Pro x64 v1909 and Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 (RIP)
      • #2307553 Reply

        Ok, from what I read I should be ok as it makes sense a backup software wouldn’t stop working because it updated as that would be a marketing disaster . Thanks to the people who replied

        Regards Bob from Montreal

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