So…I’ve been limping along with a network issue I’ve had for quite some time (details are here in the forums) on my Windows 10 Pro custom build.
Details don’t matter too much, but I was able to get network connectivity through Docker so I was able to perform my tasks okayish.
However last week Docker stopped getting bridged Ethernet (guests can’t access the internet at all).
I tried a lot of things to try to resolve it but honestly I give up and I just want to get everything working again.
*SO* … I was trying to figure out what I’d need to backup to potentially restore. I’m concerned that a regular backup / restore might restore the issue back into the new copy of Windows (not sure if this is potentially a registry thing or whatever).
So my thought was:
- regular Windows backup
- wipe my SSD / clean reinstall Windows from ISO
- fire up a Hyper-V VM
- restore the backup to the VM
This should now allow me to access any data files or whatever I might have forgotten about (I do manually backup a series of things with a .bat script—like save game files and such). And any potential corruption should be locked away on the VM.
Has anyone done something similar?
Does anyone have any other suggestions to try instead?
Thanks in advance!