Re: Yeah but...
@alphaa10, I will admit Win admin is only a small sidebar from my real job programming IBM midrange servers but I'm talking about System Save/Restore. But very possible a Win 10 upgrade makes a restore impossible.
But even with just data backup, you use your Win 7 disk to reinstall, then restore your data/programs. You don't go without computer for days and lose $10K in biz. If she couldn't get $700 in credit from Best Buy she wasn't much of biz person anyway.
Watch Judge Judy, if nothing else. Mitigation of damages is required by a plaintiff in any lawsuit. MS could have reimbursed her $700 for computer, plus someone to help her get new one setup, instead of her sticking head in sand and asking for $10K in loss biz. Like I said, she had lienient judge.
For analogy, say you and your roommate have 1 year lease. Roommate bails after 2 months. You can't wait 10 months and suue him for all that rent. You have to make effort to get new roommate in timely fashion. This is same thing.
Besides, if she has no way to recover anything, how vulnerable is she to ransomware? You can't operate like that in this day and age.